Featured Resource: JoVE – a video methods e-journal


With remote teaching and learning becoming more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may want to take note of e-resources such as the video journal, JoVE.

JoVE, the “Journal of Visualized Experiments” is a novel resource accessible via Penn Libraries. This video journal advances research and education by filming, producing, and publishing videos of scientific experiments.

JoVE creates scientific videos for two unique resources: JoVE Video Journal and JoVE Science Education Library:

  • Video Journal – JoVE publishes the leading peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed video methods journal. Articles consist of high-quality video demonstrations and detailed text protocols which facilitate scientific reproducibility and productivity. The scope of the journal includes novel techniques, innovative applications of existing techniques, and gold standard protocols in the physical and life sciences.
  • Science Education – Educators and students can use this video collection to better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level.

Our Subscription

Penn Libraries subscribes to select segments of JoVE.  Full access is available to the following segments:

  • Neuroscience
  • Bioengineering
  • Developmental Biology
  • Immunology and Infection
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Science Education: Basic Biology
  • Science Education: Advanced Biology

The segments listed above include the following video journals:

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics
  • Immunity & Infection
  • Neuroscience
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry (Bonus access until 2022)
  • Cancer Research (Bonus access until 2022)

Science Education Basic Biology:

  • General Laboratory Techniques
  • Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Biology I: Yeast, Drosophila  AND C. Elegans
  • Biology II: Mouse, Zebrafish and Chick
  • Lab Animal Research

Science Education Advanced Biology:

  • Neuroscience (Bonus access until 2022)

Beyond our subscribed sections, you have access to specific “open access” videos in other subject sections.

In addition to browsing the subscribed sections, we suggest you use the search box to find videos. Those accessible to Penn will include a solid blue or green dot in the results display.

Access JoVE by searching for the title in the Franklin Catalog or directly at:

Interested in publishing in JoVE? Access their “publishing process” website.

For more information, please contact Melanie Cedrone at

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