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AccessEmergencyMedicine

Provider: McGraw-Hill
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Descriptions: Textbooks, procedural videos and animations, CORD cases, orthopedic and examination videos, drug monographs, calculators, decision rules, CME opportunities and more make up this comprehensive emergency medicine resource. Establish a "MyAccess" account while logged in to your TMC Library e-Resource Access account in order to use the Self-Assessment, Clerkship and Cases features.  MyAccess will also allow you to receive alerts and save content for future reference. Mobile access is available to those with a MyAccess account and features device-responsive design. (Click here for instructions.)
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AccessMedicine

Provider: McGraw-Hill
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Descriptions: AccessMedicine is an integrated database, updated daily, that draws on the more than 60 essential clinical and academic medical texts included, as well as a drug index, a differential diagnostic tool (called "Diagnosaurus") and an extensive library of images and videos. Also provided is a large selection of .pdf patient handouts. Note: The Self-Assessment and Cases features in AccessMedicine are accessible once you establish a personal login, which you  must first do while logged in to your TMC Library remote access account.  Once you have a personal "MyAccess" account, you will be able to use AccessMedicine from any location, whether you are logged in to your TMC Library account or not. To access Mobile view log in with your MyAccess username and password. (See Mobile Instructions under Help at top right of the AccessMedicine home page.) Mobile devices supported: iPhone/iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and Android.
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AccessSurgery

Provider: McGraw-Hill
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Descriptions: An integrated database of surgical texts and other resources, written and visual, that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers from trusted sources. Organized around the ACGME's (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) mandate for a core curriculum, AccessSurgery delivers content in context. This is a tool for the student, the educator, and the practitioner.  Note: The Cases, Clerkship and Self-Assessment areas are fully accessible only after you have established an individual "MyAccess" account at the database site. This will also give you the ability to create alerts, save content for future reference, and set up your mobile access.  Instructions for mobile access are located here. Patient education .pdf's are also provided in AccessSurgery.
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Books@Ovid

Provider: Ovid
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Descriptions: This browse-able, searchable database of electronic books includes a collection of nursing volumes from Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins and the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. All displayed titles are accessible in full text.
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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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CINAHL Plus with Full Text (1937-present)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the standard, essential comprehensive index to nursing and allied health articles, containing cover-to-cover current full text of more than 400 of the top journals it indexes. It also includes some e-books and short monographs, as well as providing more than half a million historical full-text articles dating back to 1937. CINAHL uses a controlled subject vocabulary for better search results. Evidence-based Care Sheets, Quick Lessons, and Continuing Education Units augment the student experience. A tutorial for Advanced Search in CINAHL  is available here.  Click here for mobile access.
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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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EBL (E-Book Library)

Provider: EBL
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Descriptions: A very small collection of texts purchased by TMC Library. The site allows 3 simultaneous users per title.
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EBook Collection – EBSCOHost (EBooks on EBSCOHost)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: An expanding collection with more than 100,000 titles in trade, reference, science, technology, medicine and literature. Some content is out of copyright, free with subscription; some is licensed by the Texas State Library for TexShare; and some is provided by the University of Texas at Austin.
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ebrary

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: A collection of medical and life science e-books. Link to a quick guide and a training video from the ebrary home page. To make full use of ebrary, create a personal account. Go to ebrary's Help documentation for detailed information on setting up a personal account and on the features registration makes available. These include highlighting and annotation, creating a virtual bookshelf, linking out to other resources, copy and paste, printing up to 60 pages per session, sharing, and using RefWorks with this resource. Ebrary was added to the collection with funds donated by The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library.
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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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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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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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Home Improvement Reference Center (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: This is a well-illustrated how-to resource for home projects, from plumbing and electrical work to renovation to gardening and decoration. Guides to the tools, materials, skills and project planning needed for project execution are included.
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IEEE Xplore (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Provider: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
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Descriptions: IEEE Xplore contains full-text access to the technical literature of electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Includes full text documents from IEEE's journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) publications from 1988, with select content going back to 1952. The content comprises more than: 160 journals, 1,200 conference proceedings, 3,800 technical standards, 1,000 eBooks and 300 educational courses. Updated monthly.
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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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LearningExpress Library (TexShare)

Provider: LearningExpress LLC
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Descriptions: LearningExpress Library is a suite of diverse resources for catching up on skills, exploring career options, or preparing for high school equivalency and college entrance exams. Sections that might be of interest include the Computer Skills Center where there are tutorials on various Microsoft Office programs, and the Adult Learning Center, which contains tutorials that aid in preparing one for US citizenship (Spanish version available) and aids to better writing and reading skills that may be of help to non-native speakers learning English. Free individual registration is required to access the course material.
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MD Consult Resources

Provider: The TMC Library
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Descriptions: The original database is being discontinued by the publisher, and was not renewed for 2014. Instead, the funds were applied in acquiring as many of the MD Consult resources as possible individually. This is a link to a Research Guide prepared in order to to help you re-orient and become familiar with new pathways to the medical texts and journals that were previously available in MD Consult. The Research Guide is freely available, but access to the licensed resources requires an academic user log-in.  
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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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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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Scientific American Medicine (TexShare- Stat!Ref)

Provider: WebMD & The American College of Physicians via STAT!Ref
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Descriptions: Scientific American Medicine is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based guide to clinical decision-making, covering 11 subspecialties of internal medicine and other key topics. Chapters on Clinical Essentials, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Immunology/Allergy, Infectious Disease, Interdisciplinary Medicine, Metabolism, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology and Women's Health. Includes CME opportunities.
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SpringerOpen

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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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SpringerProtocols

Provider: Springer Science & Business Media LLC
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Descriptions: SpringerProtocols is said to be the most comprehensive and trustworthy online database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences. From the book series Methods in Molecular Biology and numerous other sources, this collection offers researchers access to decades of step-by-step protocols for use in the lab. With an emphasis on clarity, each protocol is organized in an easily-reproduced, recipe style. All protocols have been written by experts in the field, and are reviewed first by editors distinguished in the relevant specific subject areas, and then by Springer's own editorial staff. Contains some open-access protocols. Mobile version of website available.
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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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Wiley Online Library

Provider: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Descriptions: This is the interface for hundreds of Wiley e-journals and e-books, including  Current Protocols . NOTE: The TMC Library subscribes to the Current Protocols in... Immunology; Molecular Biology; NeurologyProtein Science; and Stem Cell Biology.
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