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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Provider: Gale/UT System Digital Library
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Descriptions: This is a large collection (approx. 150 titles) of Reference e-Books that can be searched simultaneously as a database, or singly. GVRL offers access to a wide spectrum of disciplines in multi-volume encyclopedias and other reference books, each focusing on an overview or an aspect of arts and humanities, medicine, social and "hard" sciences. These are works published by Gale and other well-known publishers, for instance Wiley, Cambridge University Press and MacMillan. A Merriam-Webster dictionary is also provided.
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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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Kids Search (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: As one would expect, this is a search engine and interface designed for children. Search by topic, sub-topic, or keyword. Databases Kids Search draws from include TOPICsearch, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, and Primary Search.
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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) and 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. Mobile Access: All MedlinePlus content is now available in both English and Spanish versions, at  http://m.medlineplus.gov and http://m.medlineplus.gov/espanol .
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Middle Search Plus

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Contains full text for nearly 140 popular magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. Also contains primary source documents (Essential Documents in American History), reference books (Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage Dictionary), the Encyclopedia of Animals, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.
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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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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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Nursing Reference Center

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: A comprehensive point-of-care resource for nursing, Nursing Reference Center draws in part from Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses; AHFS Drug Information Essentials; Diseases and Disorders: a Nursing Therapeutics Manual; Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary; and Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications. Nursing Reference Center includes "Quick Lessons" and "Evidence-based Care Sheets" on diseases and disorders; practice guidelines; patient education sheets, some available in Spanish; CE units; news; research instruments; and information on legal cases. Nursing Reference Center provides direct access to full text articles found in CINAHL. First-time users are encouraged to "take the tour" on the database's home page (FlashPlayer required) to learn more.
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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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Professional Development Collection (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Designed for professional educators, this database provides a specialized collection of nearly 550 education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 other titles that include reports and conference proceedings. In addition to the full text content, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals. Titles offered include: Booklist, Curriculum Administrator, Education, Education Digest, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Learning Disabilities, and School Library Journal.
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Sage Research Methods Online

Provider: Sage Publications
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Descriptions: SAGE Research Methods Online was created to aid scientists, faculty members and students in the process of setting up and completing a research project, from formulating the fundamental question, to choosing appropriate research and analysis methodologies and design elements, to the presentation and dissemination of results. Geared primarily to those working in the social and health sciences, SAGE Research Methods Online combines a wide range of SAGE content-- books, journals, references (including the 'Little Green" and "Little Blue" books series) case studies, and video resources. Explore methods and concepts, gain in-depth understanding of particular methods, identify new methods, conduct research, and communicate your findings with the help of this resource. The user can also create and share personal methods lists.
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Stat!Ref (TexSelect)

Provider: Teton Data Systems
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Descriptions: Stat!Ref is a cross-searchable reference database of core full-text medical, pharmacology and nursing books, drug information from AHFS, evidence-based resources from ACP, and tools like ICD 9 and 10, Calculators, Stedman's and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. This subscription for educational institutions, provided via the Texas State Library, includes the latest editions of more than eighty standard texts and other respected medical and nursing titles. Stat!Ref also provides a customizable Evidence Alerts feed. Create a My STAT!Ref “Preferences” account to receive these alerts at selectable regular intervals. To do this,

  • Access STAT!Ref
  • Go to “Preferences” (located just under the search box)
  • Sign up for preferences
  • Select disciplines and a time interval.
Stat!Ref provides Mobile Access for IPhone, IPad,Blackberry and Android. See http://www.statref.com/products/srMobile.html for details. You can activate mobile access via your "Preferences" account. Once in your individual account, click "Temporary Log-in Account," and follow directions. Please note that for security reasons, your mobile access must be renewed every 90 days. Once your account is established, you will not need to log in with TMC Library to use mobile Stat!Ref. For a video tutorial on setting up mobile access, see this link . NOTE RE. ICD-10:  The Library has a separate subscription to the ICD-10 draft Clinical Modification and Procedure Coding System documents. Stat!Ref could not integrate our individual subscriptions into the larger database platform accessed by all participating libraries statewide, so these two items are best located by using the e-books tab of the A-Z list (just input "icd 10" and these titles will come to the top) or by searching the library catalog for ICD-10. We hope that in mid-2014 the ICD-10 resources will be included in the statewide subscription.
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