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Help with JoVE: General Lab Techniques

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The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes experimental methods in video format.

UML students and faculty have access to JoVE General Lab Techniques and JoVE Bioengineering.

To get to the JoVE landing page start at the library homepage and click Databases from menu at the left, then click the letter "J" in the A-Z.

General Lab Techniques

Shows how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments. Covers research methods and experimental techniques from both the physical and life sciences.


  • Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Immunology and Infection
  • Medicine, Bioengineering
  • Engineering, Chemistry
  • Behavior
  • Environment
  • Biochemistry
  • Cancer Research
  • Genetics.

JoVE also publishes Science Education collections in fundamental concepts in

  •  biology
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • psychology
  • laboratory safety
  • cell culturing
  • care of Drosophila flies.

Example of a General Lab Video

If you cannot access the above video, you can watch it here