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This guide brings together in one place many scientific and legal resources available to ASU students including databases, indexes, and full text electronic journals.


ASU Library One Search
To see a complete list of materials available in the library related to biotechnology, search the catalog for Biotechnology, Genetically Modified Foods -- Law and Legislation, or Transgenic Plants.

Biology and Biotechnology of Environmental Stress Tolerance in Plants:  Volume 1 (Aryadeep Roychoudhury ed., 2023)
Volume 1 focuses exclusively on the diverse secondary metabolites that play a major role in the adaptation of plants to the environment and in overcoming stress conditions as well as their implications in enhancing tolerance mechanisms. The chapters in this section review and integrate the currently available information on the protective role rendered by a wide array of antioxidative secondary metabolites and their regulation during diverse environmental stress.

Biology and Biotechnology of Environmental Stress Tolerance in Plants:  Volume 2 (Aryadeep Roychoudhury ed., 2023)
Volume 2 throws light on the different inorganic trace elements, including metal nanoparticles, that help to deal with various environmental stresses. While these elements at high level create considerable phytotoxicity and halt metabolic and enzymatic activity, they also promote growth and development in limited quantity, so that they have significant potential in revamping plant morphology and physiology under stressed conditions. Hence, optimum concentration management of these elements can help to mitigate world hunger and contribute toward sustainable agriculture and food security under challenging environments.

Biology and Biotechnology of Environmental Stress Tolerance in Plants:  Volume 3 (Aryadeep Roychoudhury ed., 2023)
Volume 3 focuses on the agronomic and biochemical approaches as well as biotechnological and high-throughput technologies, including the prospects of genetic engineering, epigenetics and the latest CRISPR/Cas technology, in generating stress-tolerant plants. The volume provides a clear road map for the implementation of techniques for improving abiotic stress tolerance in plants for better sustenance.

Biotechnology and Its Applications:  Using Cells to Change the World (W. T. Godbey, 2021)
This title introduces students to the world of biotechnology. Sections cover basic science, introduce cells, explain how they behave, what they are made of, demonstrate the biotechnological application of scientific principles in the laboratory, and present biotechnologies in the real world.

Genomics and Environmental Regulation:  Science, Ethics, and Law (Richard R. Sharp et al., 2008)
This title explores how discoveries within the field of genomics and toxicology are affecting regulatory agendas across the globe. It addresses the legal framework for these discoveries, as well policy applications, and bioethical and philosophical concerns.

Intellectual Property and Genetically Modified Organisms:  A Convergence in Laws (Charles Lawson ed., 2015)
This work addresses global issues arising from debates over intellectual property and genetically modified organisms.

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops (Pardeep Singh ed., 2021)
This title contains both theoretical and empirical evidence of a broad range of aspects of GM crop policies throughout the world.

Translational Biotechnology:  A Journey from Laboratory to Clinics (Yasha Hasija ed., 2021)
Presents an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to biotechnology to help readers bridge the gaps between fundamental and functional research. The book provides state-of-the-art and integrative views of translational biotechnology by covering topics from basic concepts to novel methodologies.

News and Current Awareness

Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law password required)

  • Biotechnology and the Law
    This resource, intended for practicing lawyers, is designed to help identify the legal issues and processes that must be faced in building, marketing, and protecting a biotech business.
  • Pharmaceutical Patent Law
    This resource provides the legal, scientific, and technical information needed to help obtain, defend, and challenge patents in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Lexis+ (Lexis+ password required)

Westlaw (Westlaw password required)

  • Journal of Health & Biomedical Law
    Contains selected documents that have appeared in the Journal of Health & Biomedical Law.
  • Biotech Business
    Provides detailed information on biotechnology products and companies.
  • Biotech News Daily
    Newsletter covering research and developments in pharmaceutical industries.
  • Biotechnology & the Law
    Treatise providing comprehensive information to help legal practitioners understand the use issues involved in patenting biotechnological inventions.

Bio.News is a resource of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and related organizations. Bio.News publishes articles and opinion pieces on a variety of topics related to biotechnology.

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) publishes articles and opinion pieces in areas like:  artificial intelligence, bioprocessing, cancer, drug discovery, genome editing, infectious diseases, OMICs, and translational medicine.

Journal Articles

Biological Sciences
Articles, reports, books, and proceedings on topics such as bioengineering, biotechnology, human genome research, and neurosciences.

BioMed Central
Articles within over 250 open-access biomedical, medicine, health, and biotechnology related online journals.

Google Scholar
Allows searching of multidisciplinary scholarly literature including articles, papers, theses, books, abstracts, and technical reports from a wide variety of resources such as journals, repositories, and the web. Many results are open source.

Articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books on scientific, medical, and technical topics.

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and web sources with tools to track, analyze, and visualize research. Scopus provides access to a broad portfolio of peer-reviewed content from around the world.