Research protocols available online

Do you use Wiley’s Current Protocols for your research? If so, please take a look at a new online product purchased by Steenbock Library, Cold Spring Harbor Protocols.Produced by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, CSH Protocols is “a definitive, interactive source of new and classic research techniques. The database is fully searchable by keyword and subject, and it has many novel features—such as discussion forums and personal folders—made possible by online publication. Its coverage includes cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging.”

To use CSH Protocols go to (You can also find it through the Library’s’ E-Resource Gateway.)

Steenbock librarians are very interested in your evaluation of this Protocol product. Please send feedback to your Liaison Librarian

If you prefer to use Wiley’s protocols, Steenbock also has up-to-date print subscriptions to 5 Current Protocols titles. Subscription prices for the online version of these, however, are extremely high. The CSH subscription costs the library less than 10% of the cost of the online version of the 5 products from Wiley.

If you find you need access to the Wiley Current Protocols, you have two options:

1. The following titles are available at Steenbock:

  • Current protocols in cell biology
  • Current protocols in cytometry
  • Current protocols in molecular biology
  • Current protocols in nucleic acid chemistry
  • Current protocols in protein science

Request them in person at the Steenbock Reserves Desk. You may then photocopy or scan the protocol you need.

2. You may also use Library Express to request a scanned copy of any Wiley protocol. Library Express staff will scan the print product for you, but you must provide a citation for the particular protocol you need. To identify available protocols available by this route, please visit and scan the Table of Contents of the relevant title. Then log in to Library Express ( and place a “book chapter” request.