Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi
Location: Second Floor Temporary Classroom
This class focuses on using PubMed tags (filters) to narrow and add specificity to one’s PubMed searches.
Contents: brief records, full text, links to full text, textbooks
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
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.
Keywords: clinical decision-making, differential diagnosis, medical students, physicians
Provider: The TMC Library
Contents: archive, Bibliographic Records, dissertations
Access Level: Free, Open Access, Partially Open
Descriptions: Digital Commons@The Texas Medical Center is the institutional repository of works produced by TMC faculty, researchers and students. This open-access digital library contains preprints, postprints, data sets, conference proceedings, working papers, teaching materials, dissertations and more. In cases where full text is not immediately available, the expected release date is noted below the record's download icon.
Keywords: medicine, nursing, scholarly publishing
Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Contents: full text, images, index, protocols
Access Level: Free, Open Access
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.
Keywords: diagnosis, parasitic diseases, parasitology, pathogenesis, physicians, public health
Provider: David Wishart/University of Alberta, CA
Contents: full text, open-source
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: A bio- and chemical informatics resource that combines detailed drug (chemical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical) data with comprehensive drug targeting (sequence, structure, and pathway) information. The database contains nearly 4300 drug entries, including FDA-approved small molecule drugs, FDA-approved biotech (protein/peptide) drugs, "nutraceuticals" and experimental drugs. Contains more than 6,800 drug entries with almost 4,300 non-redundant protein sequences linked. Each entry, or DrugCard, contains more than 80 data fields, half of which are devoted to drug/chemical data and the other half to drug target/protein data. Downloads and information on rights, acknowledgement and usage are available here.
Keywords: bioinformatics, biomedical research, biotechnology, chemical compounds, chemical structure, drug metabolism, drugs, peptides, pharmacology, proteins, scientists, sequencing