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American Hospital Directory

Provider: American Hospital Association
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Descriptions: Single-user access to the American Hospital Directory's complete content is now available to TMC Academic users. Please contact a staff member (Ask Us) for log-in instructions. Users can still click "Free Hospital Information" to view location, number of beds, types of services offered, Medicare patient charges and utilization numbers. State and national hospital statistics are also freely available.
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Biology Image Library

Provider: BioMed Central
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Descriptions: The Biology Image Library allows free access to view image thumbnails and annotations, but only a subscription (which The TMC Library does not provide) enables  the viewing and use of full-sized images not in the public domain. The scientific community is invited to contribute images of significance and high visual quality that are accompanied by descriptive annotation. Certain benefits apply- check under About thAdd Newe Library/How to Contribute.
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Biznar: Deep Web Business Search

Provider: Deep Web Technologies
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Descriptions: Biznar is a free, federated search of approximately 300 authoritative sources. Each search is done simultaneously, in real time.  Before results are presented to the user, duplicate results are eliminated, and the list is edited according to relevance.
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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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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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ChemID Plus

Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: A search system that provides access to structure and nomenclature authority files used for the identification of chemical substances cited in National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases, including the TOXNET system; also provides structure searching and direct links to many biomedical resources at NLM and on the Internet for chemicals. The database contains over 390,000 chemical records, of which most include chemical structures, and is searchable by registry number, name, molecular formula, locator code, structure, and physical and toxicological properties.
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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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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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Diagnosaurus

Provider: McGraw-Hill
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Descriptions: This is a differential diagnosis tool within AccessMedicine. Drawing on the texts from the main database, it draws in material on over a thousand diseases and disorders to assist the student or physician in formulating correct diagnoses.
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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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Enhanced Business Search Interface (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: The Enhanced Business Search Interface is simply a unique interface of Business Source Complete that provides an easier browse and search of countries, companies and industries; results may then be used as limiters for a search.
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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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Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Updated annually, this very basic resource contains about 25,000 records, briefly covering general topics and biographies, some with images. A good starting point for young users' assignments.
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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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Gold Book (IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology)

Provider: IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)
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Descriptions: One of a series of Colour Books for chemical nomenclature, terminology, symbols and units. Search the Compendium by text or structure, use an alphabetical index, ring index, math/physics terms index, and more. Interactive graphics (link maps) show how term entries are interrelated and allow navigation through a complex web of connections. References to the literature are included, and are also links. "In the most recent version, the Gold Book is accompanied by a suite of software tools that enable the users to simply add links to the Gold Book to their online materials, especially HTML. These tools are based on tools that are used internally in production of the Gold Book. The software tools are placed separately onSourceForge which allows for easier collaboration on the software."
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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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Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)

Provider: Ovid
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Descriptions: HAPI provides access to information on measurement instruments (questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projecting techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psycho-social sciences, organizational behavioral science and library and information science. Use HAPI to identify measures needed for research studies, grant proposals, client/patient assessment, class papers and projects, theses and dissertations, and program evaluation. For a brief guide to searching any Ovid database, access the full list of available databases by clicking "Change Databases," and click the "i" (information) logo next to its title.
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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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Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

Provider: Thomson Reuters
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Descriptions: The JCR gathers statistical data for the purpose of evaluating and comparing scholarly and technical journals, using citation data drawn from over 7,500 journals. Originally a part of the Science Citation Index, the Journal Citation Reports were also a great innovation that came to be considered the single impartial, authoritative measure of a journal's quality and influence. In recent years, there have been serious challenges to this view, and some alternative systems of journal evaluation have been introduced that have aimed to correct the problem of bias in the data on which this still very influential analysis system for journals was founded. Annual editions of JCR from 2000 to approximately the most recently-previous year are accessible online. Journal Citation Reports rates journals on the basis of: most frequently-citedby discipline; highest-impact in a field; and largest in a field.
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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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Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Produced by the Buros Institute, MMY/TIP is a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Contains complete information and reviews on all English-language standardized tests of educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, and psychology. Contains information essential to the evaluation and procurement of tests: publisher contact information and pricing, intended population, elements scored, and time required to administer. Mobile access to Mental Measurements Yearbook is available here. In addition, spoken entries are now available for download as mp3 files. This database is combined with Tests in Print. The two are searched on their own via this link, and are also set to be searched by default in tandem with the CINAHL 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Serials Directory, The

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Provides bibliographic information and current pricing structures for popular serials; lists over 184,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from nearly 83,500 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses. Historical data is provided for an additional 20,000 titles; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classification numbers are listed for each entry.
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Tests in Print

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known  English-language, commercially available . TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). Mobile access to Tests in Print is available here. This database is combined with Mental Measurements Yearbook. The two are searched on their own via this link, and are also set to be searched by default in tandem with the CINAHL 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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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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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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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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