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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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American Indian Histories and Cultures (TexShare)

Provider: Adam Matthew, a Sage company
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Descriptions: The wide range of digitized material included in this collection documents interactions between Native Americans and Europeans, from their earliest contacts through the Civil War era and up to the Civil Rights Movement. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s Edward E. Ayer Collection. Coverage ranges from the 1600's to the mid-20th century and records the repercussions of changing governance and U.S. government policy on Native American peoples. Cross-searchable with American West, from the same provider.
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American Periodicals 1740-1940

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: Contains digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1900, derived from the American Periodicals Series microform collection. Actually includes more than 1,100 periodicals between colonial times and the advent of American involvement in World War II. Titles range from America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal.
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American West (TexShare)

Provider: Adam Matthew, a Sage company
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Descriptions: This digital archive from the Everett D. Graff Collection at Chicago's Newberry Library includes original manuscripts and personal journals, maps, photographs, ephemeral material, rare books and other rare print resources that document the Westward expansion of the United States and the lives of those who experienced it. Contains materials on Canada and Mexico as well. This database is cross-searchable with American Indian Histories and Cultures, also on our list, from the same provider.
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ARTStor

Provider: ARTStor
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Descriptions: ARTStor contains roughly half a million images of architecture, paintings, sculpture, photography, decorative arts and design, as well as images from other forms of 'visual culture.' This database documents the art of many cultures and eras.
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ClinicalKey

Provider: Elsevier
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Descriptions: Clinical Key provides access to: approximately 600 Elsevier medical journals (154 of which are unique to Clinical Key), 1,000+ medical reference books, more than 17,000 medical and surgical videos, 300+ Procedures Consult videos and articles, over 2.2 million images, Gold Standard drug monographs, and 50+ Clinics of North America. From the publishers: “Clinical Key is a clinical insight engine that addresses the key [information] requirements of physicians, medical librarians and health professionals. It is comprehensive, trustworthy and fast. Clinical Key draws answers from Elsevier’s vast online portfolio covering every medical and surgical specialty.”
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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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Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: This highly searchable database contains over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of "early encounters" with the humans, flora and fauna of North America, from approximately 1,400 explorers, missionaries and settlers new to the "New World." Many images of native peoples, plants and animals are also included.
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Early English Books Online

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: "Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War..." Historians of science and medicine may find useful material 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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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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F1000 Posters

Provider: F1000
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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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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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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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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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Historical New York Times

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: The New York Times, 1851-2009.
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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: This is an illustrated resource for all ages, with instructive information on hobbies from astronomy to collecting antiques, and on crafts from needlework to wreath-making.
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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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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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Kids Search (TexShare)

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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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Literature Resource Center

Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: A literature reference database suite designed for all levels of researchers, Literature Resource Center provides biographical, bibliographical and critical content. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
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MAS Ultra- School Edition (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Contains full text for more than 500 popular magazines, including The Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Science News, and Scientific American. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is available for biographies and primary source documents. Also included are pamphlets, reference books , an image collection, maps, and expanded full-text backfiles (to 1975) for key magazines.
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MasterFile Premier (TexShare)

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This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.

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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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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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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, a table of drug trade and generic names, 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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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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Military and Government Collection (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and includes cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 academic journals and other periodicals. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles. The series, Background Notes on Countries of the World is here in full text, from 2004-2011. Congressional Digest and CQ Weekly Report are indexed here, but without full text.
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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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New England Journal of Medicine

Provider: Massachusetts Medical Society
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Descriptions: Even for the layman, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) needs no introduction, as this general medical journal's articles and their authors are often referenced or quoted in the news media. Full-text access is to the full range of issues, from the journal's inception in 1812 (as the New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery) to the present. Browse, search, or search for articles within a clinical specialty. Access to the years 1812-1989 was purchased in 2011 thanks to the support of the Brown Foundation, the John P. McGovern Foundation and Friends of The TMC Library.  
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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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OMMBID (Online Metabolic & Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease)

Provider: McGraw-Hill
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Descriptions: Scriver’s OMMBID,updated several times a year, provides online access to the leading genetic information from renowned international experts. The site now features a researchers' blog, podcasts, the ability to limit searches to images and tables, creation of personal storage and bookmarking.
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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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Salud en Espanol (TexShare)

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Descriptions: This is an interface designed for the consumer of Spanish-language health care information, with convenient access to the same health and medical information found in the Consumer Health Complete database.
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ScienceDirect Open-Access Journals

Provider: Elsevier
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Descriptions: From this point in ScienceDirect, the user can explore a complete list of open-access journals published by Elsevier, and in the same drop-down menu, a list of subscription journals containing open-access articles.
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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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Student Research Center Interface (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Student Research Center is an interface for young researchers. Students can search by keyword or topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by resource type: magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.  Search results can be filtered according to three age groups, ranging from elementary to 12th grade level.
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VisualDx

Provider: Logical Images, Inc.
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Descriptions: VisualDx is a web-based clinical decision support tool used to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. TMC Library’s VisualDx subscription includes mobile access. The VisualDx app is available on iPhone, iPad, and Android. VisualDx App Instructions

  1. Go to the Visual Dx home page and click on "Activate FREE Mobile Access" to set up your personal user name and password.
  2. Once you have a username and password, download the free VisualDx Mobile app on your mobile device from the Apple App Store or from Google Play.
  3. Launch the VisualDx app from your device and sign in using the username and password you created.
Please try VisualDx and let us know what you think.
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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 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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