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1000 Genomes

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Descriptions: 1000 Genomes: a deep catalog of human genetic variation "...is the first project to sequence the genomes of a large number of people, to provide a comprehensive resource on human genetic variation... The goal of the 1000 Genomes Project is to find most genetic variants that have frequencies of at least 1% in the populations studied." 1000 Genomes is an international endeavor, with participants from institutes, government and universities all over the world. "DNA from the samples will be available for researchers to follow up with more detailed studies of variation in particular regions. The cell lines will allow researches to study cellular phenotypes such as gene expression, epigenetic patterns, and drug response. The extensive genotype data available on the samples, and the trio samples for some of the populations, will allow researchers to map regions of the genome computationally that affect the cellular phenotypes, and to study the heritability of these phenotypes."
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AARP Country Profiles

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Descriptions: The Country Profiles section of the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) International website offers statistics on life expectancy and per capita healthcare expenditure worldwide.
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AGRICOLA

Provider: National Agricultural Library (NAL)
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Descriptions: AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL), and is a primary public source of global agricultural information. Covers all formats and periods, including printed works dating to the 15th century. Records describe resources for agriculture and its allied disciplines: animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, even earth and environmental sciences. AGRICOLA does not contain the full text of the materials cited, but thousands of its records are linked to full text.  Click Help for information on Requesting Materials. AGRICOLA is organized into two bibliographic data sets. The NAL OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) contains citations to materials in the Library's collection, and some for items not held by NAL. The Article Citation Database includes many citations with abstracts, to articles (see Journals Indexed in AGRICOLA), book chapters, reports and reprints. Each data set can be searched separately, or the two can be searched together.

ALFRED: The Allele Frequency Database

Provider: Kenneth K. Kidd, Yale University / US National Science Foundation
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Descriptions: "ALFRED's focus is on allele frequencies in diverse anthropologically defined populations. It is not a compendium of human DNA polymorphisms but of frequencies of selected polymorphisms with an emphasis on those that have been studied in multiple populations. All of the data in ALFRED are considered to be in the public domain and available for use in research and teaching."
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Allen Brain Atlas

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Descriptions: "A growing collection of online public resources integrating extensive gene expression and neuroanatomical data, complete with a novel suite of search and viewing tools." Images and gene expression data are available for the mouse brain and spinal cord, and human and non-human primate brains. Excellent video tutorials  provide training in the use of the atlases and the Brain Explorer 2 software.
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Altmetrics

Provider: Altmetrics
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Descriptions: Altmetrics is interested in formulating a new kind of impact factor for developments in science, based in part on capturing and factoring in the scientific community's more rapidly available reactions to new papers and research as they are expressed in social media. At the organization's website, read its manifesto, follow links to investigate tools designed to gather data from online sources, and explore important papers that have sparked and furthered this movement. Provides links to websites and software like Crowdometer, PLOS Impact Explorer, ScienceCard, and ReaderMeter.
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American Association of Poison Control Centers

Provider: American Association of Poison Control Centers
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Descriptions: This body's primary mission is to educate, accredit and inform its membership- 56 poison control centers throughout the United States and two in Canada- to advance public health care in the regions of all the state poison control centers. For the consumer it provides alerts and general prevention information for parents, babysitters, children and health care providers. It contains information on how to request information from the National Poison Data System, a link to the organization's past annual reports, which are published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, press releases, and a map of poison control center locations.  You can reach your local poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222.
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arXiv

Provider: Cornell University Library
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Descriptions: This digital repository provides open access to e-prints in physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. Started in August 1991, arXiv.org (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) is a highly-automated electronic archive and distribution server for research papers. Users can retrieve papers from arXiv either via the web interface, or by sending commands to the system via e-mail. Authors can use a web form to submit their papers and can also update their submissions if they choose, though previous versions remain available. Users can register to automatically receive an email listing of newly submitted papers in areas of interest to them.
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BestBETS: Best Evidence Topics

Provider: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
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Descriptions: BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature. BETs take into account the shortcomings of much current evidence, allowing physicians to make the best of what there is. Although BETs initially had an emergency medicine focus, there are a significant number of BETs covering cardiothoracics, nursing, primary care and paediatrics.
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BioMart Bio Portal

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Descriptions: The BioMart project provides free software and data services to the international scientific community in order to foster scientific collaboration and facilitate the scientific discovery process. The project adheres to the open source philosophy of promoting collaboration and code reuse. The majority of the contributed databases are of plant or human genomics-oriented data. Under Community, view the linked database list with descriptions and contributor names. Databases originate from the UK, USA, France, Spain, China and other countries. There are three separate portal websites-- the central "Bio" portal, a cancer portal, and one for mouse data.  Unfortunately, no link back to BioMart is provided once the user accesses one of the other portals.
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BioMed Central

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Descriptions: BioMed Central is a Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) publisher of more than 250 peer-reviewed open access journals. The journals here cover many specialty areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and include broad interest titles as well.  All original research articles published by BioMed Central are freely accessible online upon publication. Other content in a minority of the journals is subscription-based. Articles labelled Open Access are immediately and permanently available online. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium is permitted, provided the article is properly cited. See BioMed Central's open access charter. Search BioMed Central by journal, or browse by article.
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BioMed Experts

Provider: Elsevier
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Descriptions: BioMed Experts is a professional networking platform that allows scientists and researchers around the world to establish new contacts, share data and collaborate. Profiles in BME are generated by extracting and assigning the biomedical concepts from an article to the authors and co-authors of the published article.  Unpublished professionals can also join, but no personal profile will be provided to them. One can still build a contact list from the list of 450,000 registered members. Free registration is required.
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BioMedSearch.com

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Descriptions: BioMedSearch combines Medline/PubMed citations with data from other sources- dissertations, theses, practice guidelines-  with the aim of creating the most comprehensive biomedical literature search available. Free registration gives the user access to advanced account features: saved searches, alerts, saving documents to portfolios, commentary and sharing of documents with other registered users. Registration is unnecessary for searching without advanced features. This search engine also provides grouped subject clusters and sub-clusters for refinement of results, and detailed syntax instructions and record field abbreviations for use in Advanced search mode. Browser plug-ins are supplied for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
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BLAST (NCBI)

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Descriptions: The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. BLAST can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.
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Canary Database: Animals as Sentinels…

Provider: Yale University School of Medicine/USGS
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Descriptions: The Canary Database represents the selection, curation, and indexing of thousands of scientific studies from MEDLINE, CAB Abstracts, and Agricola on the evidence of animals' function as "early warning" sentinels of human health hazards. Contains bibliographic records from MEDLINE and other databases. Includes studies of wildlife, companion and livestock animals, drawing together records of animal exposure or health effects that may also be considered relevant to human health.
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Cancer Portals- American Society of Clinical Oncology

Provider: ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
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Descriptions: The Cancer Portals are a resource for physicians to help them keep current on the latest findings in various areas of cancer research through scientific abstracts, videos, links and other materials.
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CAS Source Index

Provider: American Chemical Society
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Descriptions: The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is an online resource intended to support researchers and librarians who need accurate bibliographic information. Use this free tool to quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications. Search by Title, Abbreviation, CODEN, ISBN, or ISSN. Note that there is a limit of 50 answers per search, so make the search as specific as possible.
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Cases Database

Provider: BioMed Central
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Descriptions: The Cases Database is a sophisticated search interface for all case reports from 252 journals published by in BioMed Central. A continuously-updated, open-access resource with search limits similar to those available in PubMed. Free registration gives the user additional features: downloading, saving cases and searches to one's personal profile, and an alerts service.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Provider: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
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Descriptions: The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from all three branches of the federal government. It contains descriptive records for historical and current publications, and provides direct links to those available online.   All records generated since July 1976 are included, and the CGP is updated daily. Eventually the catalog will include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s, making it the central point for locating both new and historical Government publications. Until then, for publications issued before 1976, a printed Monthly Catalog of U. S. Government Publications, should be consulted. This publication, CGP's predecessor, is available at any Federal Depository Library. To locate the depository nearest you, use GPO's Locate Libraries service at: http://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/public.jsp .   The CGP provides Basic, Advanced, and Expert search options. Searches can be narrowed to specific collections or formats, such as maps, Congressional, or Internet publications. Search results or selected records can be e-mailed.
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CDC Wonder

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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Descriptions: CDC WONDER -- Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research -- is a menu-driven system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public. It provides access to a wide array of public health information. Public-use data sets about mortality , cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, natality, census data and many other topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed in dynamically calculated statistics, charts and maps. The data is compatible with desktop applications such as word processors, spreadsheet programs, or statistical and geographic analysis packages. File formats include plain text (ASCII), web pages (HTML), and spreadsheet files (Tab Separated Values).
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Cell Press Free Archive

Provider: Elsevier
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Descriptions: The recent archive of Cell Press's collection of nearly thirty journals consists of content 12 months old or older, dating back as early as 1995. Each month, as new issues are published, year-old months are added to the free archive. Access to these journal issues is available on both ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com) and Cell Press (www.cellpress.com) platforms. At Cell Press, choose "Select Journal" under the Cell Press logo at top left.
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Cell, the: An Image Libary

Provider: American Society for Cell Biology
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Descriptions: Supported by an award from National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and NIH, this is a peer-reviewed repository of thousands of often stunning microscopic images of cell types, processes and components. Most are free to use or under Creative Commons license by the authors, rather than restricted by publisher copyright. Free sign-in gives the user the ability to save images in a folder. Broader features like multiple public and private folders, sharing and annotation are in development. Many videos are also posted. Researchers are urged to contribute from their own work and experiments. For more information on the intent and the many current as well as future features of the database, read more at Leica Science Lab.
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Center for Biological Sequence Analysis

Provider: Technical University of Denmark
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Descriptions: The Center does basic research in the fields of bioinformatics and systems biology. A multidisciplinary group of scientists works in ten specialist research areas (see the CBS Map) and is one of the largest such groups in European academia. Datasets, software, a publications list, and hundreds of links to other related data repositories are included here. Also includes a set of links to courses and lectures.
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Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Provider: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, National Institute for Health Research, UK
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Descriptions: This organization produces DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects) and provides content to the Cochrane Library. A search at this site (updated daily) draws evidence-based healthcare information from DARE, the National Health Service's Economic Evaluation Database (EED), and the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) database. CRD provides systematic reviews, economic evaluations and health technology assessments. Also of interest, link from here to the PROSPERO database, an international database of prospective registration of systematic reviews.
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CHEMM: Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management

Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: CHEMM enables first responders and other healthcare providers and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving accidental or terrorist chemical releases. CHEMM is downloadable, in order to be available when the Internet is inaccessible. It provides evidence-based information and guidance on a wide variety of topics, including quick chemical identification, acute patient care guidelines, and initial event activities. The Intelligent Syndromes Tool combines and measures  answers to quick questions about a patient's symptoms input by a responder, in order to determine the probable chemical agent involved; links posted above the probable causes lead to a full record with recommended procedures.
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ChemSpider: Search and share chemistry

Provider: Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
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Descriptions: ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 29 million structures from hundreds of data sources. Search by systematic or trade name, registry number, etc. Numerous features and applications are to be found here in addition to the main database: a publications list and educational information, RSS and mobile apps among them.
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CIRRIE – Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange

Provider: School of Public Health and Health Professions, SUNY at Buffalo
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Descriptions: CIRRIE provides two main resources: Database of International Rehabilitation Research, and International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation. The Database contains over 100,000 citations of international rehabilitation research published between 1990 and the present and includes citations drawn from about 4,700 journals. Searches can be conducted in Spanish and French as well as English. Search by title, author, subject or journal. Quick Search mode also provides a direct link to the comparable U.S. database, REHABDATA. Search results include links to free full text where available. Of particular interest is a monograph series, The Rehabilitation Provider's Guide to Cultures of the Foreign-Born.
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ClinicalTrials.gov

Provider: U.S. National Institutes of Health
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Descriptions: ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Currently lists approximately 153,000 studies/trials, with locations in all 50 states and 184 countries.
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Cochrane Summaries

Provider: Cochrane Collaboration
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Descriptions: Cochrane Reviews study clinical trials in healthcare. These papers clarify the effects of medical treatments used for the care of patients. They are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. Each review considers a clearly designed question; for example: Do antibiotics reduce the symptoms of a sore throat? The next step is to locate for all the research on that topic. The quality of the studies is then compared to stringent guidelines. The resulting data is collated and used to establish if there is decisive proof that a treatment works or does not work. In addition, all reviews are updated regularly, to ensure that your decisions are based on the most up-to-date and reliable information. Search, or browse by topic
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Common Chemistry

Provider: American Chemical Society
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Descriptions: Common Chemistry contains CAS Registry Number®, chemical names, molecular formulas, and structures or sequences for about 8,000 chemicals of general public interest. All are substances that have been cited 1,000 or more times in the CAS databases. Includes substances from aspirin to all the elements of the Periodic Table. While not a comprehensive CAS Registry Number look-up service, Common Chemistry provides a means to quickly find names or CAS Registry Numbers for chemicals of general interest.
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Compilation of Presidential Documents

Provider: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
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Descriptions: The Compilation of Presidential Documents is a collection of the Weekly and Daily Compilations of Presidential Documents, which consist of materials released by the White House Press Secretary, including speeches, news conferences, weekly addresses, executive orders, statements, nominations, proclamations, informal remarks and more. Contains documents from 1993- present.
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Complementary and Alternative Therapies (Medline Plus)

Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This section of Medline Plus includes sections on acupuncture, alternative medicine, herbal medicine, cancer alternative therapies, chiropractic, and dietary supplements. These sections include latest news, topic overviews, links to associations and organizations, interactive tutorials, and clinical trials. A Spanish language version is also available.
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ConsultGeriRN.org

Provider: Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing,is the evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, at New York University's College of Nursing. Endorsed by the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN), The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA), and others. New York University College of Nursing
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Descriptions: This is a rich collection of evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing resources provided by The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. ConsultGeriRN is endorsed by several organizations, including National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN),  and The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA). Practice guidelines, assessment tools, a Best Practices series from NYU College of Nursing called "Try This", recommended competencies,  continuing education resources, and links to nursing organizations are some of the materials available here to supplement learning and practice. Free registration required for CE activities.
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dbGaP- Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes

Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Descriptions: In dbGaP, NCBI archives and distributes the results of studies investigating the interaction of genotype and phenotype. Genome-wide association studies, medical sequencing, molecular diagnostic assays, and associations between genotype and non-clinical traits are covered. dbGaP contains both open- and controlled-access data. Non-sensitive data are released on a broad scale, but sensitive data sets involving personal health information are not publicly accessible. Search by study or disease, or use Advanced Search.
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DBGET search

Provider: Kyoto University Bioinformatics Center
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Descriptions: DBGET is an integrated database retrieval system for accessing a web of molecular biology databases within GenomeNet and KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes.)
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Dietary Supplement Label Database

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) enables one to look up full label information and search for text within labels for all dietary supplements. Search by brand name, active ingredients or manufacturer. The information available may include adverse effects, mechanism of action and FDA warnings and recalls. Records for on- and off-market supplements are included. The aim is to provide label information for all supplements on the market, so that DSLD will serve as a resource for longitudinal studies on the trends in dietary supplement product availability and formulation in the U.S. as well as for the demographics of their use.
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Digital Commons@The Texas Medical Center

Provider: The TMC Library
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Descriptions: Digital Commons@The Texas Medical Center is the institutional repository of works produced by TMC faculty, researchers and students. This open-access digital library contains preprints, postprints, data sets, conference proceedings, working papers, teaching materials, dissertations and more. In cases where full text is not immediately available, the expected release date is noted below the record's download icon.
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Directory of Health Organizations (DIRLINE)

Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: A useful directory of government and private organizations, from the federal to the local level, that support research on and/or provide assistance to individuals and special populations; also includes links to disaster resources. Search by keyword or organization name, with the ability to limit to ZIP code, or by states, for disaster organiNzations.
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Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Provider: OAPEN Foundation
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Descriptions: A portal and index to mostly scholarly online books in a wide range of disciplines, available under Creative Commons licensing.
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Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Provider: Lund University Libraries, Sweden
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Descriptions: DOAJ lists open access and "hybrid" (partly open access) quality-controlled scholarly journals covering a broad range of disciplines. More than 5,000 journals from 2,000 publishers, in 50 different languages, had been included by the end of 2010. With sponsorship from the Swedish Library Association, an effort is under way to ensure the long-term preservation of open-access online journal content.
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DPDx – Laboratory Identification of Parasites of Public Health Concern

Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Descriptions: Sections of this CDC resource, developed and maintained by CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM), include: Parasites and Parasitic Diseases/Parasites and Health; Diagnostic Procedures; Diagnostic Assistance; a section on training materials and announcements; and the Parasite Image Library. Includes information of interest to consumers as well as health professionals. Most images and material are in the public domain; to re-use, simply cite the source. A few images do require permissions to re-publish. Researchers may also contribute images to the database by contacting the DPDx team- see About DPDx for information. Includes instructions for specimen collection and shipping to CDC, under Diagnostic Procedures.
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Drug Information Portal

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This site provides the public, healthcare professionals and researchers with a convenient gateway to current and accurate drug information from the National Library of Medicine, as well as links to drug information from the FDA and CDC, PubMed and MedlinePlus.
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DrugBank: Open Data Drug & Drug Target Database

Provider: David Wishart/University of Alberta, CA
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Descriptions: A bio- and chemical informatics resource that combines detailed drug (chemical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical) data with comprehensive drug targeting (sequence, structure, and pathway) information. The database contains nearly 4300 drug entries, including FDA-approved small molecule drugs, FDA-approved biotech (protein/peptide) drugs, "nutraceuticals" and experimental drugs. Contains more than 6,800 drug entries with almost 4,300 non-redundant protein sequences linked. Each entry, or  DrugCard, contains more than 80 data fields, half of which are devoted to drug/chemical data and the other half to drug target/protein data. Downloads and information on rights, acknowledgement and usage are available here.
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Effective Health Care Program – AHRQ

Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
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Descriptions: First funded by Congress in 2005, the Effective Health Care Program funds and synthesizes the findings of teams of researchers and clinicians across North America, to identify ways to improve the quality of health care through evidence-based decision-making. Research summaries are available for consumers (many with Spanish translations), clinicians and policy-makers. Also for patients, short videos on treatment options, helpful comparative charts on the effectiveness of different treatments for various conditions. Many resources in various formats are provided. The Program invites comments and topic research/review suggestions, and data deposit by medical professionals. Links are provided to plug-ins for viewing video content.
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Environmental Health and Toxicology

Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is a very functional portal page to U.S. Government agencies' websites dealing with drugs and chemicals, environmental health and hazards, emergency response, and toxicology resources. Direct links to ToxNet and related databases are provided, and information resource filters for public, research and other professional uses can be activated before entering a search, via "Especially For" and other choices in the left sidebar. A collaboration of DHHS, NCBI and the National Library of Medicine.
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ETHXWeb Database- Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University

Provider: Georgetown University
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Descriptions: Georgetown University's Bioethics Research Library provides an index yielding citations and links to journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics. The library’s databases on bioethics literature, organizations, and syllabi are accessible here and contain many links to free full-text materials. Other sources of full-text documents include the digital archives of the Presidential Bioethics Commissions, the Office for Human Research Protections, and the Genetics and Ethics Digital Collections.
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European Patent Office (Espacenet) Patent Search

Provider: European Patent Office
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Descriptions: This European Patent Office (EPO) database actually covers records of patents worldwide, drawing its information also from WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization.) Unlike most patent databases, this one is very user-friendly, offering searches without the use of field tags. Search by keyword, author or organization; publication, application, priority or reference number; or search by EPO classification, which is based on the International Patent Classification system. The advanced search offers inclusive searching or limiting to WIPO or EPO databases, and entry of up to ten specifics, including keyword. Relevant help information is offered in each screen. The Patent Information Tour offers short visual tutorials, and patent abstracts can be translated into many languages using a drop-down menu.
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Eye Pathologist, The

Provider: Duke University Medical Center
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Descriptions: This web-based instructional database is the product of a felicitous partnership between two professors, a pathologist and an ophthalmologist, at Duke University Medical Center. Designed as a teaching and reference tool for health professionals, from first-year medical students to ophthalmic pathologists, The Eye Pathologist presents more than 5,000 diseases affecting the eye and related tissues, is illustrated with several thousand high-quality images, and also includes dynamic links to a glossary of over 6,000 definitions. Overview pages on all diseases are accessible without registration, but to see all pages and take full advantage of the program's features, free registration is required. The developers encourage user feedback via a form available from the program's menu.  Note: Mac users may need to use FireFox browser with this database.
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EyeRounds.org

Provider: University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
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Descriptions: This University of Iowa site contains a wealth of resources for the student of ophthalmology. It includes tutorials, case reports, an atlas and a video atlas, an extensive section on competencies, and links to videos of many surgical procedures. The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences has been ranked one of the top eye hospitals by U.S. News , and as one of the Best Overall, Best Clinical and Best Residency Programs by Ophthalmology Times.
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F1000 Posters

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Descriptions: F1000Posters is an open-access repository of posters and slides in biology and medicine. Most are the normally ephemeral products of conference presentations, representing preliminary, unpublished research. F1000 gives this valuable and unique work a permanent home and makes it a resource for all. This provides a mutual benefit for authors and the scientific community, affording an opportunity to share findings and thus further develop ideas and research. More than 5,000 posters have been deposited here as of 2013, in a wide range of biological and medical fields and specialties. Also includes a list of upcoming conferences.
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F1000Research

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Descriptions: F1000Research is an open online journal based on an alternative model of scientific publishing and peer review. Peer review is open, attributed, and done post-publication, once a work has been submitted to internal review and posted. F1000 strongly encourages publication of accompanying datasets under liberal Creative Commons licensing terms. Citations contain information on the stage of refereeing and approval of references. Many Texas Medical Center faculty members are also on the distinguished international editorial staff at F1000.
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FDA Drugs: for Consumers

Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: Consumers and patients can educate themselves about drugs here via number of resources. There are sections for information regarding women's health, children, minorities, the academic environment (students and health educators), patients and patient advocates, seniors, and even animal health. Medication guides for many drugs can be downloaded. Links to other FDA sites are also provided-- drug safety and recall information, disease outbreaks, ordering free print publications, and more. Consumer updates and more articles are available in Spanish, and it appears that information in more languages may be on the way.
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FDA Drugs: Information for Healthcare Professionals

Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: Use the prominent links to navigate to various sections of FDA Drugs: Drug Recalls, Drug Shortages, Drug Safety Communications, Medication Errors, and more. Drug Info Rounds contains instructive videos for practicing pharmacists. MedWatch is the safety and adverse event reporting mechanism, and one can sign up for email or RSS feed of MedWatch updates.  This site is somewhat complex, linking to a wealth of information and many different sections within FDA Drugs, but is easy to navigate via the "breadcrumbs" posted at the top, showing the user the path already taken. Tabs along the top lead to sections devoted to other areas of regulation under the FDA's purview, such as cosmetics, food, radiation-emitting products and medical devices.
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FDA Maude Database

Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: MAUDE stands for Manufacturer And User Device Experience. Each year, the FDA receives several hundred thousand medical device reports (MDRs) of suspected device-associated deaths, serious injuries and malfunctions. The FDA uses MDRs to monitor device performance, detect potential device-related safety issues, and contribute to benefit-risk assessments of these products. The MAUDE database houses MDRs submitted to the FDA by mandatory reporters 1 (manufacturers, importers and device user facilities) and voluntary reporters such as health care professionals, patients and consumers. Some information dates back as far as 1991. Updates are posted weekly. Zip file format of Maude data is available for downloading.
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FDA Poisonous Plant Database

Provider: Frederick Fry, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: This database provides references to mostly historical (pre- 2007) abstracts in the scientific literature, primarily studies and reports, on the toxic properties and effects of poisonous plants. This database indexes only materials in the public domain.
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FDsys

Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
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Descriptions: FDsys is the new Government Printing Office (GPO) site, incorporating all information from the old GPO site and upgrading it with features-- like the single search box for searching all content. This is also the first-hand location for access to Congressional bills, hearings, reports, other miscellaneous documents from Congress, the Congressional Record, and Presidential documents.
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Federal Register

Provider: National Archives and Records Administration
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Descriptions: Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Frequently requested materials from the Federal Register include grant information and Relative Value Units (RVU), also known as the Unique Physician Fee Schedule.
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FedStats

Provider: FedStats.gov
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Descriptions: FedStats is a portal to virtually all the statistics gathered by U.S. Government agencies and bureaus. For some of these, compiling statistics is their main mission; for others, the activity supports their other work. Searches can be done by state or by topic under general subject categories-- agriculture, crime, demographics, education, energy and environment, health, labor, commerce and economics. A full list of agencies is provided, with information on the kinds of statistics they produce. International data of various kinds is also accessible here, some of it comparative.
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FlyBase: A Database of Drosophila Genes and Genomes

Provider: National Institutes of Health
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Descriptions: A visually beautiful, rich and well-organized home for Drosophila researchers, with forums, tools, links to other important sites (including Interactive Fly), high-quality images, a genome browser, and many more helpful tools and features. New FlyBase users can check under the News and link out to the explanatory article, FlyBase 101: the Basics of Navigating FlyBase. The FlyBase project is carried out by a consortium of Drosophila researchers and computer scientists from Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Indiana University and the University of New Mexico, and is funded by grants from NIH, British Medical Research Council, National Science Foundation, and Indiana University
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Frontiers

Provider: Frontiers
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Descriptions: Frontiers was launched in 2007 by scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of  Technology in a grassroots initiative.  Frontiers is an open-access, scholarly, primarily scientific publisher, producing 26 community-driven journals with growing impact factors, and with more than 25,000 high-impact researchers on its editorial boards. Frontiers is notable for a democratic system of peer review, the details of which can be examined under the "About" section. Authors with accepted articles who demonstrably cannot bear the cost of publication can apply to the Frontiers Research Foundation for a grant to waive some or all author fees. Waivers are dependent on the World Bank economic status of the author's country. Many video lectures are posted in a keyword-searchable, subject-browse interface. Read abstracts of about 180 downloadable e-books, which can be purchased for a negligible fee. The Frontiers Community part of the site is home to an image bank, an international conference/events schedule, a blogging platform with numerous active blogs, and a jobs board. Authors, editors and reviewers come from prestigious institutions worldwide, many of them from the Texas Medical Center. To participate in the networking components, Frontiers Research Network and Frontiers Community, complete the free online registration form. Maintain contact and receive alerts via almost any social networking tool or via RSS feed. Many TMC researchers participate.
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Gene Ontology

Provider: Gene Ontology Project
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Descriptions: "The Gene Ontology project is a major bioinformatics initiative with the aim of standardizing the representation of gene and gene product attributes across species and databases. The project provides a controlled vocabulary of terms for describing gene product characteristics and gene product annotation data from GO Consortium members, as well as tools to access and process this data."  The Ontologies describe three aspects of molecular biology- biological processes, cellular components, and molecular functions. Gene Ontology's collected tools list includes hundreds from all over the world: specialized browsers, search engines, statistical analysis and visualization tools, and many other kinds. This project began as a collaboration between three model organism databases, FlyBase (Drosophila), the Saccharomyces Genome Database  and the Mouse Genome Database  in 1998. Since then, the GO Consortium has grown to include many other databases, including several of the world's major repositories for plant, animal and microbial genomes. See the GO Consortium page for a full list of member organizations.
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Genetics Home Reference: Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions. Includes condition, gene, and chromosome summaries, the Help Me Understand Genetics Handbook (with basic explanations of how genes work, genetic testing, and the Human Genome Project) and a glossary of genetic and medical terms.
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Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Provider: Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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Descriptions: The objective of this Swiss foundation is to provide health education and research programs to be applied by developing countries and countries in economic transition, and to foster collaborations between entities from public and private sectors to that end. The Foundation is a WHO (World Health Organization) Collaborating Center in Education and Research in Human Reproduction, and it publishes the open-access journal, Reproductive Health. In addition to a linked publications list arranged by medical specialty, this site provides a remarkably detailed section of links to information on the full spectrum of practices in traditional and alternative medicine .
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GigaDB

Provider: GigaScience and BGI
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Descriptions: GigaDB is an open repository of datasets that support the research published in the open access BioMed Central bioinformatics journal, GigaScience. GigaDB provides a place from which to download supporting data and tools associated with papers published in GigaScience, thus facilitating the reproducibility of research. DataCite DOIs are assigned to these accompanying datasets, an identification device which serves to facilitate tracking and discoverability, and to provide additional credit to the authors who make their data publicly available.
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Global Ethics Observatory

Provider: UNESCO
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Descriptions: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) provides a very spare search page of six databases on ethics worldwide: who's who, institutions, teaching programs, legislation and guidelines, codes of conduct, and ethics resources. In each section the search can be narrowed according to several categories of criteria, each with a drop-down menu. The site also features an interactive map for searching by geographic location.
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Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

Provider: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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Descriptions: GHDx is a catalog of the world's health and demographic data. Use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health. The provider, the IHME, is an educational and research public health organization, and provides fellowships at the bachelor's and graduate levels. IHME publishes the BioMed Central journal, Population Health Metrics, and various open-access reports. There are many interesting resources here. Users should visit the Data Visualizations page and see other items listed under the "Tools" tab.
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Google Scholar

Provider: Google.com
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Descriptions: Sources of information in many diverse disciplines are retrievable with Google Scholar. A search can return citations to articles, theses, books, patents, abstracts and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and the Web itself. Scholar ranks your search results according to the full text of each document, its place of publication, its author, and the frequency/currency of its citation by others. Choose this link if you are registered with The TMC Library as an Academic (Educational) user, to access available full text by clicking the "Find It" button. Even with an individual, independent Google Scholar registration one can set persistent preferences, among them the convenient option to display The TMC Library's holdings at title level (and/or those of other libraries.) In either case, the "Advanced Scholar Search" page allows restriction of your search results to a particular date range, subject area, author or journal. This link is the one to choose if you are not a registered TMC Library E-Resources user and if you are not a member of a TMC academic institution.
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GoPubMed

Provider: Transinsight
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Descriptions: GoPubMed is an innovative, powerful search tool that combines the MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and GO (Gene Ontology) terminologies to optimize the effectiveness of queries to PubMed- for everyone, but for molecular biologists in particular. Searching elicits results presented very quickly (maximum display: the most recent 1,000 citations), along with a sidebar presenting the full results in categorized, hierarchical groups of terms that help the user to focus in further- the producers of this search engine refer to it as a "knowledge-based semantic search." There are many more features to this search tool than can be described here.
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GQuery: Global Cross-database NCBI Search

Provider: National Center for Bioinformatics Information (NCBI)
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Descriptions: Integrated, text-based search and retrieval system used at the National Center for Biotechnology Information for its major databases: PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, and others. GQuery integrates the scientific literature, DNA and protein sequence databases, 3D protein structure and protein domain data, population study datasets, expression data, assemblies of complete genomes, and taxonomic information into a tightly interlinked system.
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GreenFILE (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: GreenFILE contains records covering the human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green buildings, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Indexing and abstracts of more than 538,000 records, and full text of approximately 5,800 open-access publications.
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Grey Literature Report

Provider: New York Academy of Medicine
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Descriptions: The Grey Literature Report provides links to publications, primarily reports and surveys, generated by government departments and agencies as well as non-governmental organizations worldwide. These publications cover timely and important issues in healthcare, health policy and public health. "The Report encompasses un-indexed materials that are not produced by commercial publishers and are unavailable through normal, commercial distribution channels."
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Guide to Grammar and Style

Provider: Jack Lynch, PhD., Rutgers University
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Descriptions: A free guide to English-language rules, style and usage-- a condensed version of  The English Language: a User's Guide, kindly provided by its author.
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HealthCare.gov

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
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Descriptions: This is the U.S. government location that helps you put the Affordable Care Act into practice. Here you can shop the health insurance marketplace, find the plan that best fits your situation, and enroll for coverage. Information provided is available in English and Spanish, with some resources available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Creole and Polish. Find plans for individuals and families, and plans for small businesses. Read about your rights and protections. Fill out information that the site will use to guide you toward the benefits you're qualified for. Get your questions answered using the Search box. Open enrollment will begin annually in October. In the first enrollment period that started Oct. 1, 2013, the open enrollment period does not end until March 31, 2014.
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HighWire Press: Free Online Full-Text Articles

Provider: HighWire Press and Publishers
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Descriptions: HighWire Press is the online platform provider to a number of publishers of peer-reviewed scientific journals. By its own report, as of October 2013, HighWire assists in the online publication of 2,269,483 free full-text articles and 7,131,685 total articles. There are 36 sites with free trial periods, 84 completely free sites and 278 sites with free back issues. Click this record's title link to see the list of journals showing specific date ranges of open-access content available in each. Embargo periods vary.
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IMAIOS: e-Anatomy, e-Cases, e-Courses

Provider: IMAIOS
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Descriptions: This French company provides very good interactive online anatomy and imaging modules and case examples, some of which are freely available. Notably, a multi-unit online course on MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) physics is fully open-access. Intended for radiology residents, radiologists, MRI techs, medical physicists and students, its content includes interactive animations, experiments and quizzes designed to add fun while learning MRI physics. For individuals, a modest annual subscription fee affords full access to all materials. Mobile and iPad applications are available.
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Index – Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office. US Army.

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: Multi-part, searchable bibliography, or list, of items in the Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office, US Army; contains material dated from the 1400's through 1950, covering the history of medicine, history of science, and clinical research. The Index-Catalogue contains records for journal articles, books, dissertations, pamphlets, and reports.

Index to Chiropractic Literature

Provider: International Chiropractors' Association
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Descriptions: Produced by members of the Chiropractic Library Consortium (CLIBCON) the Index to Chiropractic Literature provides cover-to-cover indexing of peer-reviewed literature from chiropractic publishers (see Journals Indexed.) A small number of non-peer-reviewed chiropractic publications are also selectively indexed. The ICL website also includes links to other chiropractic resources- American and international organizations, libraries, colleges, chiropractic clinical practice guidelines, and the Chiropractic Subject Headings.
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IntegromeDB

Provider: Researchers at University of California, San Diego
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Descriptions: Created by four university colleagues, IntegromeDB brings together literally hundreds of resources to provide an integrated database of genomic, proteomic, transcriptive, genetic and functional data. Featured in the database are gene function, orthology, gene expression, pathways, protein interactions, mutations and SNPs, disease relationships, and related drugs and compounds. Those not yet familiar with IntegromeDB may want to read the group's open-access article, IntegromeDB: an integrated system and biological search engine.
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InteliHealth

Provider: Aetna/Harvard Medical School
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Descriptions: The Aetna InteliHealth site provides articles and illustrated resources on condition-specific drug issues, diseases, general health, and dental health. Also includes explanations of many medical and dental procedures. An editorial faculty from Harvard Medical School ensures the accuracy and relevance of the information presented.
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Interactive Fly

Provider: Society for Developmental Biology
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Descriptions: "A cyberspace guide to Drosophila development and metazoan evolution." This database won a Scientific American Sci-Tech Web Award (2002) and has also been featured in the Internet Scout Report. Sections: Biochemical Pathways, Organs, cis-Decoder, Labs and References, and more. Includes a gene index with extensive information on each gene, and a section on tissue and organ development.
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ION (Index to Organism Names)

Provider: Thomson Reuters
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Descriptions: ION is an index for taxonomic and biodiversity researchers. Taxonomic data and references are compiled from other databases proprietary to Thomson: Zoological Record, Biosis Previews and Biological Abstracts. The organism's place in the hierarchy is shown, along with an assigned unique identification number. Recent references to articles indexed in Thomson databases are included, along with links to recommended web resources like Encyclopedia of Life, Biology Browser and NCBI. This database does not contain common names for organisms, but in many cases names identifiable to the layman are displayed in a mouse-over feature in the taxonomic list. The free Thomson database, Biology Browser is recommended for a less scholarly investigation.
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J-STAGE

Provider: J-STAGE
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Descriptions: This is a portal to approximately 1,650 open-access journals and 130 proceedings provided by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. Many of the journals are in English; others contain articles in English, or provide English abstracts. Material may be used for personal or academic purposes in accordance with international copyright laws.
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Just Free Books

Provider: Just Free Books
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Descriptions: This is a search interface that covers about 700 websites to locate free online books by title, author or keyword. A useful tab marked "Conversion" links the user to sources of applications that reformat text file types for use with other e-readers. Some books are still available in text formats like .pdf, html and plain text. Search for a book by genre
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KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomics)

Provider: Kanehisa Laboratories, Japan
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Descriptions: KEGG is a resource purposed to facilitate understanding of the functions and utilities of the biological system--  cells, organisms and ultimately the ecosystem--  based on genomic and molecular-level information. It is a computer representation of the biological system, consisting of the molecular building blocks-- genes, proteins and chemical substances, integrated with molecular wiring diagrams of interaction, reaction and relational networks. Extensive data is available to view; ftp downloading requires a subscription. KEGG was developed in collaboration with the Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University and the Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo.
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LactMed (Drugs and Lactation Database)

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: Residing within TOXNET,  this is a peer-reviewed reference tool to help patients and healthcare professionals answer questions about drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed, whether prescription, over-the-counter or illicit. Information is focused on the possible effects for lactating mothers and breastfed infants and includes links to related and/or alternate drugs. These detailed articles include references, chemical structure and registry numbers, and drug classification.
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Let’s Ask 4, or, The New Health Care Law and You

Provider: Institute of Medicine/National Academies
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Descriptions: A project team from Emory University wrote this discussion paper and created the consumer guide it links to-- a guide to getting insured under the Affordable Care Act --  The New Health Care Law and You. Published online on the Institute of Medicine's website, the guide helps people answer four essential questions about the implementation of  "ObamaCare":

  • 1. What are my choices for health insurance?
  • 2. How do I get it?
  • 3. How do I use it?
  • 4. How much will it cost me?
This Guide, though written in Summer 2013,  is a good starting point, providing an easy way to determine one's current status under the new law, on which to then explore options and decide on a course of action.
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MedlinePlus

Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for the layman, offering free and authoritative current health and medical information. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in everyday language. Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on drugs (by generic or brand name) or supplements, learn the meanings of medical terms, or view medical videos and illustrations. Includes links to the latest medical research on numerous topics and information on clinical trials; and interactive tutorials on diseases, diagnostic tests, preventive medicine and surgeries. Also available here are anatomy videos in English and Spanish, from the A.D.A.M. medical encyclopedia and other sources. QuickTime player is required for some videos.
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Medscape Reference

Provider: WebMD LLC
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Descriptions: This is one component of the Medscape site, and the only section not requiring a (free) registration to view. Medscape Reference contains comprehensive information on drugs and herbals, drug interactions, diseases and conditions, medical procedures and anatomy. It contains practice guidelines and a physician finder tool (Health Directory.) It also offers dozens of calculators pertaining to tests, diagnostic criteria and more, arranged by medical specialty. The clinical information here is contributed by top physicians and pharmacists from leading academic medical centers in the United States and worldwide. Baylor College of Medicine is an academic partner of Medscape, along with several other distinguished medical schools and institutions. With free registration completed, all Medscape sections can be used, and with all major mobile devices. Registration also affords access to an extensive CME section.  
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Mendeley

Provider: Mendeley Ltd.
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Descriptions: Mendeley is an open-access reference management tool. Use drag-and-drop to add references to your list, or add via web import. Easily create bibliographies and insert citations into papers by adding a plug-in for your word processing program. Includes an integral pdf viewer that allows highlighting and annotation. Organize with list-sorting and by adding folders. Mendeley also provides for creation of one's own research profile and for setting up private and public groups for collaboration and sharing, with additional useful features for keeping everything clear and organized. A crowd-sourced catalog of citations provided in public groups can be viewed by subject area and individual citations may be downloaded to one's account. A subscription version of Mendeley provides expanded storage for groups and individuals, and technical support, space and flexible collaboration features for "Team" implementations.
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Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals

Provider: Merck
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Descriptions: The content of The Merck Manuals is made available free, in enhanced online versions. The Merck Manual Online is updated periodically with new information, and contains photographs, images, and audio and video material not included in the print versions. This is a standard medical text with very comprehensive information. Browse the Manual by medical specialty or symptoms, or use the index. Contains clinical calculators, conversion tables, drug information, normal laboratory values, useful links to other sites, and a glossary of the abbreviations used in the Manual. Mobile version must be purchased.
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Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers

Provider: Merck
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Descriptions: This manual is a valuable medical resource for the layman, explaining medical conditions from every aspect, with introductions giving background information on the biology of body systems and organs, and providing supporting anatomical and 3-D visual aids. Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are defined. The Drugs section, with information on pharmacokinetics, drug interaction and adverse reactions, herbal supplements and over-the-counter drugs. The Special Subjects area contains information on medical decision-making, limb prosthetics, common imaging tests, travel health, women's health, alternative and complementary medicines, and more.
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Merck Veterinary Manual

Provider: Merck
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Descriptions: A general reference text for veterinary professionals, containing information arranged primarily by body system with some information on specific species. This manual contains a section on laboratory animals and exotic species. Some images, audio and video files are included, along with quick references and lists of useful outside links.
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MerckMedicus

Provider: Merck
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Descriptions: From the mission statement: "MerckMedicus is an advertising-free medical portal designed specifically for U.S. healthcare providers. MerckMedicus provides breaking medical news, a wide variety of scientific learning resources, and cutting-edge diagnostic tools...  Merck launched MerckMedicus in 2001 as part of its century-long commitment to providing unbiased health information as a public service to consumers and health care professionals..." Free registration is required for access to the resources provided here, which include: full text content from books and journals (Springer journals, recent JAMA articles, and "latest updates" from The Lancet), patient handouts, news, a PDR drug database, an image/media library, and audio files.
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MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, consisting of sets of descriptors in a hierarchical structure to permit searching with increasing levels of specificity. This thesaurus is used by NLM for indexing articles from the world's leading biomedical journals for the MEDLINE/PubMed® database. It is also used for LocatorPlus, the NLM-produced catalog of books, documents, and audiovisuals acquired by the National Library of Medicine. Each bibliographic record is associated with a set of MeSH terms describing the item's content. MeSH vocabulary can be used in search queries to find items on a desired topic in any NLM database.
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MSDSXchange.com (Material Safety Data Sheets)

Provider: OHSAH (Occupational Health & Safety Agency for Healthcare in BC)
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Descriptions: This MSDS resource contains approximately a million material safety data sheets  from chemical manufacturers and distributors. Search by brand, manufacturer or chemical.
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National Cancer Institute

Provider: National Cancer Institute
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Descriptions: A comprehensive layman's website for cancer information. Cancer Topics searches link the user to PubMed with pre-set search limits and retrieve literature citations on major cancer topics; search results can be further refined using PubMed's search options and limits. Tabbed categories lead the user to other resources, including information on clinical trials, research, recent news releases, survival statistics, and dictionaries of oncology terms and drug information.
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Provider: National Institutes of Health/NCCAM
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Descriptions: For the consumer, NCCAM's website has a great deal of information: Topics A-Z, Herbs at a Glance (a collection of fact sheets which can now be downloaded as a book), safety information, information on how to find a practitioner of alternative and complementary medicine, and more.  There are also a News section and a Research Results section, both of which may be of interest to consumers. There is a fairly extensive list of free videos on (for the most part) health topics that pertain to aging in some way, or to diseases. For the health professional or researcher, there is good information on grants and funding, including NCCAM's priorities for research, as well as a blog about NCCAM research initiatives, and a Continuing Education Series of online lectures.
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Provider: U.S. Department of Justice
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Descriptions: Contains summaries of over 189,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research. NCJRS resources are available to the general public.
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National Guideline Clearinghouse

Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Descriptions: National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents, updated weekly. User-friendly features of the site include: summaries available for download to hand-held devices; a guideline comparison utility for the end user; guideline syntheses prepared by NGC staff; an expert commentary feature from the editorial board; and an annotated bibliography of resources about guidelines- their development, methodology, structure, evaluation and implementation.
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National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)

Provider: National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)/CDC
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Descriptions: The NIOSH site is primarily a source of statistics and data gathered from the agency's research and surveillance on workplace safety and hazardous exposure. Under Other Data Resources are data on investigations, hazards, safety products, metrics and tests. The Publications area has many useful reports with links to authoritative outside  sources. A downloadable Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards and a downloadable NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods are also under Publications. From this site, the user can also link to the search box for NIOSHTIC-2,  a bibliographic database of approximately 51,000 articles, grant reports and other documents, the research for which was supported, wholly or in part, by NIOSH.
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National Library of Medicine: Databases, Resources and APIs

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is NLM's portal to its approximately 300 research resources, from genetics to the history of medicine, from datasets to mobile apps.  Browse the list with all descriptive information, or search by subject term, type of data or tool, or by terms related to the content or intended audience.
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National Security Archive

Provider: George Washington University/National Security Archive
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Descriptions: The National Security Archive is an independent, non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), serving the public and facilitating investigative journalism. A tax-exempt public charity, the Archive receives no U.S. government funding, but is supported by publication royalties and donations from foundations and individuals.
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NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. NCBI provides a large number of resources for scientific research, including software and many databases.
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NCBI Bookshelf

Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Descriptions: Collaborating with authors and publishers, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) adapts biomedical books for the web. They may either be accessed via direct search or via "Books" links in PubMed abstracts. There are more than 1,400 open-access titles in the Bookshelf. Browse by date, title, subject, publisher and document type. Among the titles are guides to using NCBI databases and sites, Surgeon General reports, and information from various agencies.
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NCMIR – National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research

Provider: National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research/University of California San Diego
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Descriptions: NCMIR develops technologies to facilitate understanding of biological systems from the gross anatomical to the molecular scale and makes those technologies available to biomedical researchers. NCMIR provides expertise, infrastructure, technological development, and an environment in which new information about the 3D ultrastructure of tissues, cells, and macromolecular complexes can be easily obtained and analyzed.
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NDB: Nucleic Acid Database

Provider: The Nucleic Acids Database Research Project/Rutgers University
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Descriptions: A portal for 3-D structural information about nucleic acids, the NDB contains information about experimentally-determined nucleic acids and complex assemblies. Search by annotations relating to sequence, structure and function; download, analyze, and learn about nucleic acids.
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Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL)

Provider: Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah/North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)
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Descriptions: A discipline-specific, open-access repository of digital materials (images, video, lectures, articles and animations), to be used for educational and research purposes by health care professionals, educators, patients, and students. Features include a patient-specific portal, an ophthalmology curriculum outline, a list of outside resources, and a guide to contributing materials to the site. Many articles from Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology are available here. Initial funding was provided by the National Library of Medicine. Materials may be used with proper attribution, under a Creative Commons license. This resource is still very much in development, but contains much useful material.
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Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC)

Provider: NITRC,
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Descriptions: Originally funded by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NITRC facilitates finding and comparing neuroimaging resources for functional and structural neuroimaging analyses—tools that were once hidden in a researcher's laboratory and well-known resources. NITRC collects and points to standardized information about tools, making the task of finding and comparing them easier. This site can help researchers find the right functional or structural neuroimaging tool or resource and serve as an aid in deciding whether it will be helpful to them. 
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NeuroMorpho.org

Provider: George Mason University
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Descriptions: This is a curated repository of neuron images contributed by dozens of laboratories worldwide. NeuroMorpho.Org is the largest collection to date of publicly-accessible 3-D neuronal reconstructions and associated metadata. It contains a Neuron Atlas (a spatial distribution visualization tool.) Neurons from about 20 species are represented. Browse by species, brain region, cell type or source; search by keyword, metadata or morphometry.
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Neuroscience Information Framework

Provider: National Institutes of Health
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Descriptions: The Neuroscience Information Framework is a dynamic inventory of web-based neuroscience resources: data, materials, and tools. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment. The NIF project is designed to serve the biomedical research community. The more participation from the community, the better the NIF... Collaborating institutions working on the current version of NIF include University of California, San Diego, California Institute of Technology, George Mason University, Yale University Medical College, and Washington University.
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neurosynth.org

Provider: Tal Yarkoni, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
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Descriptions: NeuroSynth is an image library and platform for large-scale, automated synthesis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data extracted from published articles. "It's a website wrapped around a set of open-source Python and JavaScript packages. Neurosynth lets the user run crude but useful analyses of fMRI data."
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NewspaperCat

Provider: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Descriptions: NewspaperCat (Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers) is an index of online digitized historical content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean. Link to this interesting digital content via title, city, language or keyword. Voted a Best Free Reference Web Site by the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association in 2012.
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NextBio Basic

Provider: NextBio
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Descriptions: NextBio Basic is a free web application for searching biomedical and genetic information. It provides access to a 'curated, correlated database' of public data into which NextBio integrates Medline literature, clinical trial information, and news. Its semantic framework is based on gene, tissue, disease and compound ontologies. Registered users (registration for this basic version is free) can personalize their experience, communicate, collaborate and share data with the rest of the NextBio community. For the registered user, a single search for a gene yields quick results arranged by category: an overview of the gene; a list of tissues in which the gene is expressed; diseases and compounds relating to the gene; a list of the top associated researchers and authors; literature, associated clinical trials, and more.
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NICE Pathways

Provider: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK)
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Descriptions: This online tool from the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence gives fast, easy access by topic to the full range of guidance from NICE, including quality standards, technology appraisals, clinical and public health guidance and implementation tools.
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NIH Data Sharing Repositories

Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is a portal with a sortable list of 45 NIH and outside entities' data repositories and data-sharing facilitation sites that offer open-source software. Links to submission and download policies and instructions are provided for each. Research areas include: genomics of the nematode, drosophila, zebrafish and rat; sequencing data; peptides and proteins; pathogens and vectors; the NCI cancer imaging repository; neuroscience, rare diseases, Parkinson's, autism, and more.
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NLM Gallery of Mobile App’s and Sites

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is the hub for launching or installing the mobile websites and applications of about twenty National Library of Medicine databases, including ToxNet, Drug Information Portal, PubMed, DailyMed, MedlinePlus, and Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM).
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OMIM – Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man

Provider: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Descriptions: OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. It is updated daily, and the entries contain copious links to other genetics resources. Registration required for ftp downloading on the part of nonprofit entities; commercial use/use by a commercial entity requires a license.
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OpenThesis

Provider: OpenThesis.org
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Descriptions: OpenThesis is primarily an international repository of free abstracts of theses, dissertations and other academic documents, enhanced by search, organization and collaboration tools. It also provides e-publishing and conventional publishing services for modest prices, including print-on-demand.
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Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations

Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: The Orange Book provides updated information on prescription, over-the-counter and discontinued FDA-approved drug products. It can be searched and consulted online, or the annual edition and monthly cumulative supplements can be downloaded in .pdf format. The Electronic Orange Book provides daily updates of new generic drug approvals. Search by active ingredient, proprietary name, patent, application number or application holder. If a newly-approved drug product is not turned up in the search, use the search box at top right of the page to find results from the Orange Book's monthly supplements and other FDA sources.
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Orphanet: the Portal for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs

Provider: Orphanet and funding organizations
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Descriptions: Orphanet is a portal to regularly-updated information on rare diseases, disorders and syndromes and related "orphan" drug, clinical research and trial, genetic and diagnostic information and includes an encyclopedia and other resources for patients. Orphanet was originally begun and funded in 1997 by the French Ministry of Health and INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale.) Funding and information-gathering are accomplished and sponsored by various relevant, authoritative European and national organizations.
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Oxford Open

Provider: Oxford University Press
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Descriptions: Oxford University Press now publishes seventeen open-access journals covering various disciplines. Many open-access articles can also be found within the Oxford Journals subscription collection. Under Oxford's optional open-access publishing model, author(s) can choose to pay a fee to make their work freely available upon publication in most Oxford journals.
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PDQ® – NCI’s Comprehensive Cancer Database

Provider: National Cancer Institute
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Descriptions: The PDQ (Physician Data Query) database contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine; a registry of thousands of open clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, genetic counseling professionals, and organizations that provide cancer care. Also included are a dictionary of cancer terms, statistics on survival, and a drug dictionary.
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PDR.net

Provider: PDR Network, LLC
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Descriptions: This online version of the Physician's Desk Reference offers concise drug summary monographs and FDA Drug Communications of warnings, recalls, and approvals. A free mobile version for medical professionals can be downloaded for Android, iPhone, iPod and other devices.
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PEDro – Physiotherapy Evidence Database

Provider: The George Institute for Global Health, NSW, Australia
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Descriptions: PEDro is a free database of over 25,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, abstract and link to the full text, if available. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. These quality ratings are used to guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain adequate information to guide clinical practice. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health.
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Plants Database

Provider: Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)
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Descriptions: "The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references."
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PLOS – Public Library of Science

Provider: PLOS
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Descriptions: In 2003, a nonprofit scientific and medical publishing venture was launched that provides scientists and physicians with high-quality, high-profile journals in which to publish their most important work. Under the open access model, authors bear the cost of publication and PLoS journal articles are immediately available online, with no charge for access on the reader's part, and no restrictions on subsequent redistribution or use, except that that the author and work must be cited as specified under the conditions of the work's Creative Commons Attribution License. PLOS publishes a suite of journals accessible here, and also presents an interesting and wide selection of  "Collections" of published articles grouped by topic.
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PQDT Open

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: ProQuest provides the service of a searchable repository of freely available full-text dissertations and theses here. These are documents the authors have decided to publish under the Open Access model. Covers many disciplines.
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PracticeUpdate

Provider: Elsevier
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Descriptions: PracticeUpdate incorporates the former OncologyStat! with other modules on Primary Care, Eye Care, Cardiology, Dermatology and Urology. This resource requires free registration and the creation of a brief user profile, which enables emailed content feeds tailored to the user's own interests. There is an editorial board for each discipline. Features for which one can opt in or out by discipline include conference coverage, editors' picks, CME alerts and breaking news. For more information on this resource, read its About information.
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Protein Data Bank: An Information Portal to Biological Macromolecular Structures

Provider: RCSB (Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics)
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Descriptions:  "The RCSB (Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics) is dedicated to improving our understanding of the function of biological systems through the study of the 3-D structure of biological macromolecules. RCSB members work cooperatively and equally through joint grants and subsequently provide free public resources and publications to assist others and further the fields of bioinformatics and biology."  Protein Data Bank (PDB) curates and annotates data according to agreed-upon standards and is a member of the ww (world wide) PDB. Use this database to perform simple and advanced searches based on sequence, structure and function annotations, and to visualize, download, and analyze molecules. The database is primarily for researchers, but the site also includes an entire section (PDB101) of information quite accessible enough for educational purposes. Check out the "Molecule of the Month" feature. The extensive archive contains information about experimentally-determined structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies.  As with many scientific databases, a personal log-in affords access to more features. The database is managed by Rutgers and University of California San Diego.
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Proteopedia: Life in 3-D

Provider: Weizmann Institute of Science
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Descriptions: Proteopedia is a free, collaborative (wiki) 3-D encyclopedia of proteins and other molecules. The images can be reduced and restored by component with a toggle, or caused to rotate from any starting angle. Contains an introduction to structural biology and features sections on biomolecules, enzymes, metabolism, gene expression/replication, diseases, immune system, and methods of determining and analyzing structure and sequence. Contains a table of contents and a detailed structure index
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PubChem

Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules and is a component of NIH's Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative. It includes substance information, compound structures, and bioactivity data in three primary databases: PCSubstance, PCCompound and PCBioAssay. PCSubstance contains more than 12 million records; PCCompound contains more than 7 million unique structures; and PCBioAssay contains more than 200 bioassays.
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PubMed

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: PubMed is a bibliographic database providing abstracts to articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences; it is the Index Medicus and provides access to articles in the Index to Dental Literature and the International Nursing Index. PubMed is a service of the US National Library of Medicine. Includes millions of citations from health and life sciences journals from the present back to the 1950s. PubMed, when accessed by registered Academic users via a TMC Library link, brings the user full text of thousands of articles in subscribed journals. For all who access it, PubMed also links to thousands of open-access articles, either directly via publisher sites or via its PubMed Central repository.
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PubMed Central

Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
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Descriptions: PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection. Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed, and is managed, by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

PubMed Clinical Queries

Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: A specialized PubMed search interface that affords easier, more focused access to clinical studies, systematic reviews and medical genetics information.
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PubMed Health

Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Descriptions: PubMed Health, covering 2003 to the present, provides summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews in one place. There is also information for consumers and clinicians based on those reviews. A search on PubMed Health runs simultaneously in PubMed. A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews. This search includes articles from before 2003. Information partners selected by PubMed Health to contribute clinical effectiveness information are:

  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
  • The Cochrane Collaboration (CC)
  • German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines program (NICE)
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (NIHR HTA)
  • Oregon Health and Science University's Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs' Evidence-based Synthesis Program from the Veterans Health Administration R&D (VA ESP)
England's Behind the Headlines service is from the National Health Service (NHS Choices). Also contains information from the A.D.A.M. Illustrated Medical Encyclopedia and Micromedex Consumer Medication Information.
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Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)

Provider: University of Southhampton, UK
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Descriptions: "The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world. Open access to research maximises research access and thereby also research impact, making research more productive and effective."
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RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER)

Provider: National Institutes of Health
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Descriptions: NIH's Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) facilitates access to information on NIH-funded research activities, including NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. NIH RePORTER allows users to search a repository of both intra- and extra-mural NIH-funded research projects dating back 25 years, and to access the resulting publications and patents. RePORTER also provides access to data on research funded by other government agencies, including the CDC, the AHRQ, and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.  RePORTER replaced the CRISP database in 2009.
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SJR- SCImago Journal and Country Rank

Provider: SCImago
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Descriptions: Based on data indexed in SCOPUS, SJR graphs a number of metrics on scientific publications and publishing. Some unique aspects of the journal analysis include: proportion of cited to uncited/citable to uncitable articles; percentage of a journal's articles that are indicative of research resulting from international collaboration; ranking of countries and regions of the world according to publication output and citation; and an interactive map feature that generates graphic co-citation networks among disciplines, by country and time period. The opening page of SCImago sums it up: "Rank - Analyze - Compare - Visualize."
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SpringerOpen

Provider: Springer
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Descriptions: Springer hosts a collection of more than 120 peer-reviewed, open access journals and more than 20 open access ebooks, covering the science, technology and medicine (STM) fields.  OA journals and ebooks provide authors the opportunity to retain copyright, while making their research available to the worldwide scientific community.
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STAR (Software Tools for Academics and Researchers)

Provider: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Descriptions: The STAR program team designs software exploring core scientific research concepts, innovative and intuitive teaching tools for classroom use, helping to close the gap between scientific research and the classroom. So far, STAR units include: STARBiochem, a protein visualization tool (structural biology); STARBiogene, a set of genomic visual and analytic tools; STARGenetics (analysis of genetic traits); STARHydro (hydrology visualization); STARMolSim (molecular dynamics simulations); and STARHPC (parallel programming education.)
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Structural Biology Knowledgebase

Provider: Nature.com and PSI (Protein Structure Initiative)
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Descriptions: The Structural Biology Knowledgebase (SBKB) is the product of a collaboration between the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG.) The site offers an easy way of keeping up to date on the latest developments from the PSI, and more generally, in the fields of structural genomics and structural biology. Some areas of this site require a free registration involving affirmation of a statement declaring that one's purpose is strictly non-commercial and that one is an academic.
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Structure (NCBI)

Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
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Descriptions: The NCBI Structure Group, a part of the Computational Biology Branch of NCBI, developed this suite of four free molecular and protein databases, each of which is itself made up of several others, and all of which can be searched individually. Macromolecular Structures, Conserved Domains, Small Molecules, and Biological Systems are the four main resources here- tools designed to facilitate discovery of sequence, function and structure associations. The tab labeled "Discover" does a good job of explaining how to use the Structure databases and how to access various facets of information on a molecule or protein from any point in NCBI's many resources.
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SUMSearch 2

Provider: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita
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Descriptions: SUMSearch 2 simultaneously searches free Web resources: PubMed, DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects) and National Guideline Clearinghouse for evidence-based healthcare information. It groups results by category: original studies, systematic reviews, and guidelines. Entries from the blog ClinDx are displayed, along with the New England Journal of Medicine's Image Challenge, CME cases, and Physician's First Watch medical news. Recent articles from ACP Journal Club are also displayed.
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Symbolab: Scientific Equation Search

Provider: EqsQuest
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Descriptions: Click the specialized virtual keyboard with various symbol sets to type in various types of mathematical problems and search the web for results. Links to textbooks, forums, encyclopedic entries and lecture excerpts, as well as related search listings, help to illuminate problems in statistics, linear, quadratic and differential equations, etc.. A chemistry component is promised for the future.
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Systematic Review Data Repository

Provider: AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
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Descriptions: In an effort to reduce the burden of conducting systematic reviews, the Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) at Tufts Medical Center, with support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), developed a collaborative, web-based repository of systematic review data. This resource serves as both an archive and data extraction tool and is shared among organizations and individuals producing systematic reviews worldwide, enabling the creation of a central database of systematic review data which may be critiqued, updated, and augmented on an ongoing basis. This database is made freely accessible to facilitate evidence reviews, which in turn can improve and facilitate healthcare policy-making. To contribute comments or data, register for a free personal account.
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Texas Poison Center Network

Provider: Texas Poison Center Network
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Descriptions: Texas legislators established the  TPCN to set up a network of six regional poison centers to provide emergency treatment information to Texas citizens for poisonings and toxic exposures. This site provides prevention and first aid information, fact sheets and materials for educational programs, information on poisonous plants and animals, and a useful selection of links to other relevant sites, including ASPCA's pet poisoning/prevention information. Publications are free to download, print or order. The general information brochure can be downloaded or printed here, in English and eleven other languages. A Recalls section links to lists of recalls of consumer products, pesticides, vehicles, foods and medicines.
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TOXNET

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: TOXNET is a cross-searchable cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases and related areas. Search all databases from the center search box, or choose a database to search. This portal is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program, Division of Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine. Databases include, but are not limited to:

  • ChemIDplus (database of 370,000 chemicals with synonyms and structure data)
  • HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank)
  • TOXLINE (Toxicology Literature Online)
  • CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System)
  • DART (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database)
  • GENETOX (Genetic Toxicology Data Bank) and CPDB (comparative toxogenomics)
  • IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System- dose-response assessment)
  • ITER (International Toxicity Estimates for Risk)
  • LactMed (drugs and lactation information)
  • TRI (Toxics Release Inventory)
  • Haz-Map (occupational health)
  • Household Products (potential effects of chemicals in common household products)
  • TOXMAP (Geographic form of the TRI database)

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Database (TCM)

Provider: Bioinformatics and Drug Design Group, National University of Singapore
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Descriptions: This database of traditional Chinese medicine includes the formulae and instructions for preparing treatments, and detailed breakdowns of chemical compounds and their molecular characteristics, with links to PubChem entries included for some. Search, or browse under one of three tabs: formula, herb or compound. Many entries are incomplete.
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Trip – Find Evidence Fast

Provider: TRIP
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Descriptions: Trip is a search engine for quickly locating documentation on evidence-based practice. It draws from many sources: systematic reviews; evidence-based synopses;, practice guidelines from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia and other countries; primary research articles from major medical journals; e-textbooks; and decision aids for patients as well as other patient-oriented information. By establishing identity via a free log-in, the user can add CME credit for materials read. Sort search results by level of quality, by date or by relevance.
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U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets

Provider: U.S. Department of State
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Descriptions: Previously called Background Notes, this is an updating collection of essential information on the countries of the world: their history, economies, geography, population, government, religions, relations with the U.S., human rights reports, travel and passport information, and more. Links provided to more information from other government agencies and departments, embassies etc..  
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Provider: U. S. Department of Commerce
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Descriptions: Provides full text of registered patents and trademarks, including search aids, a browse-able collection of recent patents, and special notices.
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Unapproved Drugs- FDA Drugs

Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: This is the FDA Drugs page dealing with unapproved drugs that are marketed in the United States. In the Enforcement Actions section, search by drug classification, company or private label distributor name.  Guidance documentation, including a tutorial on how to bring unapproved drugs into the approval process, also included here.
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UniProt

Provider: UniProt Consortium
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Descriptions: "The mission of UniProt is to provide the scientific community with a comprehensive, high-quality and freely accessible resource of protein sequence and functional information."  Available material consists of: UniProtKB, a two-section protein knowledge-base consisting of SwissProt and TrEMBL; UniRef (sequence clusters;) UniParc (a sequence archive for tracking sequences and identifiers) and the supporting data (literature citations, taxonomy, keywords, nomenclature, guidelines and indexes.) A user manual and primer on annotation are provided as well. UniProt is distributed free under a Creative Commons attribution license. Updates are frequent and updated releases must be downloaded from the website. Much of UniProt's funding is provided by the NIH.
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Whole Brain Atlas

Provider: Harvard Medical School
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Descriptions: This atlas is a neuroimaging educational tool, showing trans-axial, saggital and coronal views of the brain in cross-sectional MRI, CT and nuclear imaging techniques, with side-by-side navigation. Image series are provided for the normal brain and for its disease states: cardiovascular, neoplastic, degenerative and inflammatory/infectious. In disease states, clicking a link reading "clinical" will bring the user to a page of text explaining the case being viewed. The "Top 100 Brain Structures" feature is a study tool allowing the user to view structures individually, or to view a group of brain structures marked with pointers, labelled or unlabelled. The site is co-sponsored by the Departments of Radiology and Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, its Countway Library of Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology.
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Wiley Open Access

Provider: John Wiley & Son, Inc.
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Descriptions: This is the platform for the nearly 30 open-access journals published by Wiley, in a variety of scientific fields, from psychology to microbial science to nutrition.
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WISER: Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: WISER is a first-response system designed to assist in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides substance identification support, human health information, and containment/suppression advice.  Available as a free download, standalone application for PCs and hand-held devices, or access the web version, when available. Features a Chemical Reactivity utility, in which a group of substances can be entered for a particular circumstance, and the user can see, at an overview or a detailed level, the reactions and hazards that would ensue. Also includes a protective distance-mapping feature from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook.
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WolframAlpha: Computational Knowledge Engine

Provider: Wolfram Alpha, LLC
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Descriptions: WolframAlpha is a computational database/search engine that interprets natural language queries, returning dynamic answers. Although still in development, it currently "...contains 10+ trillion pieces of data, 50,000+ types of algorithms and models, and linguistic capabilities for 1000+ domains." Enter a food item, and the engine generates a page of its nutritional, caloric, vitamin, mineral and physical properties. Input any integer for information about its forms, qualities and expressions. Explore a surname or given name-- view, among other data, its trend in popularity from the 1890's to the present. Input a disease name, and generate a series of graphs illustrating prevalence, average age of onset, sex distribution, medical coverage and more. Use the disease name as a cause of death, and mortality statistics are presented. Apps are now available to download for use with iPhone, iPad and Android.
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WorldCat

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Descriptions: This is the web-based version of WorldCat, a catalog of holdings from libraries worldwide. Search for items in library collections around the country and the world. Input your ZIP code to find items locally. Register for a free account in order to create and save lists and bibliographies or write reviews.
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