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Library Resources for Biology & Ecology

About Protocols and Methods

Description of experimental procedures are extensive in scientific literature. The methods sections of published original research articles are usually brief and may not provide enough information for a researcher to replicate the experiment. Protocols and methods describe experimental procedures in detail. A protocol is most commonly a predefined procedural method in the design and implementation of an experiment. Research methods may be published separately (in method focused journals, books, or dissertations) or included as a supplement to a published article. A good protocol can save you countless hours in the lab with proven methodologies as a starting point for your research.

Protocols and Methods Resources