In July 2018 the Springer Protocols platform was permanently closed and all content migrated to the new Springer Nature Experiments platform. Springer Nature Experiments is a database of more than 55,000 reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences with about 3,000 protocols added annually. Included are protocols from Humana’s book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a vast number of Laboratory Handbooks, such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals. Please note that the actual protocols content is hosted on SpringerLink for integrated search with Springer journals and eBooks. Springer Nature Experiments itself does not host any full-text content.
Springer Nature Experiments contains three collections, the libraries at Lund University have access to all of them:
Springer Protocols - All 15 subject collections. Springer Protocols are ebooks and can be downloaded either by chapter (PDF) or as a complete book in PDF or EPUB format.
Nature Protocols - From volume 1 (1) 2006 to present. Nature Protocols are journals and can only be downloaded by article (PDF).
Nature Methods - From volume 1 (1) 2004 to present. Nature Methods are journals and can only be downloaded by article (PDF).
Information about downloading Springer Protocols on SpringerLink
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Exceptions: The full book download is NOT available for ebooks with over 100 chapters, Major Reference Works and some of the major book series (e.g. LNCS).
|Name||Springer Nature Experiments|
|Subjects included||Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Cancer Research, Cell Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Imaging/Radiology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Plant Science, Protein Science.|
|Type of resource||Platform with articles, chapters and ebooks in fulltext|
|Fulltext format||HTML, PDF, EPUB (ebooks only)|
|Accessibility||Via IP address|
|Login authentication required||No, not on LU-campus. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to login via LU's Central Authentication Service (CAS) with a Student Account or LUCAT-ID.|
|Number of concurrent users||Multiple concurrent access (multiple people reading at the same time)|
|Must be borrowed||No|
|Number of days for download||- -|
|Download and read offline||Yes, the PDF- and EPUB-files can be downloaded. Springer support any device by automatically adjusting the site-setup that is optimal for the screensize of the device that is used.|
|Download to a portable device||Yes|
|Copying||Authorized users (registered students and staff) at Lund University may download and print individual items solely for educational, personal, scientific, or research purposes. By individual item is meant one (1) article or chapter but not a complete book unless specifically stated.|
|Printing||Authorized users (registered students and staff) at Lund University may download and print individual items solely for educational, personal, scientific, or research purposes. By individual item is meant one (1) article or chapter but not a complete book unless specifically stated.|
|Text to speech||Yes/No, the PDF-files are compatible with text-to-speech software but the HTML-files are not.|
|Export formats||Formats for Springer Protocols. RIS: Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero. ENW: EndNote. BIB: BibTeX, JabRef, Mendeley.|
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