Introducing JoVE: Science Education

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (or JoVE): Science Education collection is the library's most recent electronic resource acquisition. According to JoVE's website the Science Education collection is a "video database dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations." The Science Education collection is currently divided into three sections: General Laboratory Techniques, Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Model Organisms I: yeast, Drosophila, and C. elegans.

During fall semester Dr. Frankie Rose made significant use of the trial access to the Science Education collection to introduce his research students to new laboratory techniques. Rose says, "The videos cover that material in a succinct and complete manner, and I think the students actually learn it better than when I show them one-on-one.  These videos are extremely helpful and time saving when it comes to learning basic molecular biology lab techniques."

Since 2006, JoVE has filmed and made available hundreds of medical and scientific laboratory experiments for study by other researchers. Science Education is the first collection created specifically for the needs of undergraduate students.