SpringerProtocols (1980-2012) has been purchased by JISC Collections and made available free to UK HE:
“Used primarily in the life sciences, protocols provide individual sets of instructions to allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories.
SpringerProtocols contains more than 28,000 protocols, most of which come from the classic book series Methods in Molecular Biology. Each protocol is a chapter of a book, and each book is a collection of protocols on a given research topic. The topic may be broad or narrow, traditional or cutting-edge. The protocols are derived from primary content as follows:
6 book series namely;
• Methods in Molecular Biology (907 volumes)
• Methods in Biotechnology (24 volumes)
• Methods in Molecular Medicine (140 volumes)
• Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology (11 volumes)
• Neuromethods (70 volumes)
8 Springer Protocols Handbooks titles
Plus 21 additional books outside of any series.
The database contains 1,181 book titles in total.
Each protocol is templated into four sections—Introduction, Materials, Methods, Notes—so that information will always be exactly where you expect to find it.”
You can access it via the Springer Protocols site, and it will shortly become available via the Library catalogue and web pages.
Please note that 2013 content is not included – we would have to subscribe in order to access it.