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Allen Brain Atlas

Provider: Allen Institute for Brain Science
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Note: The TMC Library does not provide particular support for this application.
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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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Nursing and Allied Health Source – ProQuest

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: This mostly full-text database containing full text or indexing for about 850 journals provides scholarly articles, dissertations, training videos, cultural awareness materials, evidence-based practice content and more, supporting students of nursing and the allied health professions, including physical therapy, radiography, dietetics, dental hygiene and the clinical laboratory sciences. Features include "Study Paths" (resource collections for RN or LPN students-- reach these via the Browse button); MMWR reports on public health statistics and issues; and practice guidelines.
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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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RefWorks

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool that enables users to organize and create a personal database online, format bibliographies and manuscripts, and import references from a variety of databases using the already-created Import Filters. Users can establish links to RSS feeds and import data from those feeds directly. RefWorks automatically creates author, descriptor and periodical indexes when importing data. It can be used across multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Unix. Individual sign-up is required. For RefWorks tutorials in video and print-only formats, click here. If you are prompted for a Group Code while using RefWorks, you can find it in your original sign-up email from RefWorks; otherwise, please contact us for that information. RefWorks is available in mobile format; see "RefMobile". NOTE: You are welcome to retain access to your RefWorks account indefinitely after graduation or departure from your TMC academic institution!
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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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Scopus

Provider: Elsevier
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Descriptions: The SCOPUS database contains millions of records from 10,150 life and health sciences publications (including all journals contained in Medline and EmBase) and includes most other sciences and humanities-- coverage of 20,450 journal titles. SCOPUS also indexes the proceedings of 750 conferences.  Searching also pullsl in relevant Web resources, organized under a separate tab. Another tab separates patent results from patent offices in the US and worldwide. SCOPUS provides a Journal Analyzer tool that graphs journals, singly or for comparison, from 1996 to present, showing total citations, number of articles published, total cites divided by number of articles, and the percentage of non-cited articles. Affiliation searching is also provided. A free login for authorized users provides additional advantages: a customizable personal profile for saving citation lists and tracking authors; a publication alert service; and direct export to RefWorks. For SCOPUS's tutorials, click here.  NOTE: Scopus may not support Safari and will cease to support IE7 in September 2014. From the website: "In order for our users to continue benefitting from Scopus’ new features and functionalities, we recommend that you upgrade your browser to IE 8 or higher or use Google Chrome or Firefox browsers."
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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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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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Texas Medical Association / Texas Medicine Magazine

Provider: Texas Medical Association
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Descriptions: The Texas Medical Association provides publications here (including its membership journal, Texas Medicine) and presents timely information on public health, medico-legal issues, medical economics, science, medical education, and legislative affairs affecting Texas physicians and their patients. CME activity is also available at this site.
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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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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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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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