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AAOS – Your Orthopaedic Connection

Provider: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Description: AAOS provides clear information for the public here on orthopedic injuries, syndromes and diseases affecting each skeletal area. Some of the information is available in Spanish. Also provided: a news feature and a glossary of orthopedic terms.
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AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)

Provider: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
Description: The Health section of AARP's website provides very user-friendly coverage of health care issues like Medicare and other insurance, health care reform, drug costs, and how to talk to one's physician. It contains tools for checking drug interactions, a pill identifier, information on diseases, conditions, signs and symptoms, caregiving, brain health (including brain games) and more.
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AARP International

Provider: AARP
Description: The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) International website offers some interesting resources, including an "Aging Everywhere" interactive world map and country profiles that both link to brief overviews of life expectancy, health care expenditure and other indicators that influence the aging picture. A Resource Library contains links to United Nations and OECD reports,AARP's own policy documents, news items and monthly publications. The resource library is a searchable combined version of AgeSource Worldwide and AgeStats Worldwide.
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About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products

Provider: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centers
Description: This information resource, presented by our Integrative Medicine Service, provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and more... This site provides objective information for oncologists and healthcare professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems.
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ABX Guide (Antibiotics Guide)

Provider: Johns Hopkins University
Description: Browse this website by diagnosis, drug, pathogen, management and vaccine categories. Free registration required. This site is meant for medical professionals. Also contains links to other Johns Hopkins resources- their Division of Infectious Diseases, Center for Global Health, HIV Guide and more.
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Academia.edu

Provider: anthropology, astronomy, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, faculty, free, international, astrophysics, Web tools
Description: Find out who's researching what." This is an international social networking site for university-based scholars and researchers. Look people up by institution, department, research interest or name; read posted papers; see what others are reading; follow, and see whose work colleagues are following. Free registration required for participation, though much can be viewed without joining.
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Action Bioscience

Provider: American Institute of Biological Sciences
Description: This website covers a host of topics in the life sciences. It "...provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in science, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with original lessons and resources to enhance bioscience teaching." Updated links are provided at the end of each article to guide the reader toward greater learning or involvement in the issue at hand. Some articles are also provided in Spanish translation.
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AEGiS (AIDS Education Global Information System)

Provider: AEGiS
Description: Funded in large part by several foundations and the National Library of Medicine, AEGiS is a portal to a wide spectrum of information about HIV and AIDS. News items (such as information about new treatments and trials) are posted daily. Links to organizations and societies, conferences, law resources, fact sheets, professional medical advice, etc. are provided here.
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AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)

Provider: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Description: AHIMA is a professional organization advocating standards for the confidentiality and security of the patient medical record or personal health record, health information exchange, and the integrity of information practices. The organization's position statements on these and other matters pertaining to health information management and records management are available to read here. AHIMA also provides links to educational and career resources for those considering careers in health information management and for those already in the field.
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AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Provider: AHRQ
Description: AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.
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AIDSinfo

Provider: DHHS/National Institutes of Health
Description: AIDS information for the practitioner is arranged in tabbed pages for practice guidelines, AIDS drug information, a clinical trials list, vaccine information, and coinfections and other accompanying health conditions. There is also a page of miscellaneous additional information, which includes links for young students writing papers about AIDS and a glossary of terms.
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AIDSMeds.com

Provider: Smart + Strong
Description: AIDSMeds.com provides news, treatment and side effects information, fact sheets, and many other resources, including links to blogs and forums, conference schedules, a health services directory searchable by ZIP code, and the ezine, POZ: Health, Life & HIV.
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Alliance for Aging Research

Provider: Alliance for Aging Research
Description: The Alliance for Aging Research, a private non-profit, is an advocacy organization dedicated to supporting research on aging through various means-- forming coalitions among related organizations, lobbying, fund-raising and providing information to seniors on common diseases and conditions of aging and on matters of policy. The website contains many useful resources for consumers, including articles, podcasts, links and a blog.
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Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI)

Provider: Alliance for Nursing Informatics
Description: The Alliance for Nursing Informatics is a coalition of more than 20 nursing informatics groups in the United States. Paraphrasing some of this organization's stated areas of concern: 'providing a mechanism for transforming care; developing resources, guidelines and standards for nursing informatics practice; education, scope of practice, research, certification, public policy, terminology, best practice guidelines; mentoring, advocacy, networking and career services.' A linked list of member organizations and a page of linked news and events are provided, along with information on the TIGER Initiative, which "...seeks to better prepare practicing nurses and nursing students to use technology and informatics to improve the delivery of patient care."
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AllNurses.com

Provider: AllNurses.com, Inc.
Description: This is a Web resource for nurses and nursing students. Free registration required for complete access. Includes discussion forums for nursing specialties, news, free articles from state nursing organizations, and links to some international nursing forums.
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ALTBIB – Bibliography on Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing

Provider: National Library of Medcine
Description: The intent of this bibliography is to assist in identifying methods and procedures helpful in supporting the development, testing, application and validation of alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and toxicology testing.
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Alzforum (Alzheimer Research Forum)

Provider: Alzheimer Research Forum
Description: This site contains and links to a huge number of resources for the Alzheimer researcher. Features include: a live discussion forum; citations to the latest papers (linking to PubMed); an international listing of institutes and laboratories; separate links for news on drugs, conferences and research; clinics information for the consumer; and more items too numerous to list here. It also provides links to the AlzSWAN Knowledge Base (see separate website listing) and its tutorials, and a collection of special seminars, on-line journal club discussions, recorded talks and other presentations that describe a variety of scientific hypotheses about the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.
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Alzheimer’s Association

Provider: Alzheimer's Association
Description: From the website: The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s. Our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
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AMA DoctorFinder

Provider: American Medical Association (AMA)
Description: A physician search site provided by the American Medical Association. Search either by surname and state, or by specialty, state and city.
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AMA Physician Resources: Management of Public Health Emergencies

Provider: American Medical Association (AMA)
Description: The American Medical Association presents documents, resources and links for physicians and health care professionals on coping with disaster. It provides solid background information on government heirarchy and procedures, Quick Reference Guides for immediate medical response to various kinds of natural and manmade disasters, a section on meeting mental health needs of victims and responders, links to several kinds of relevant organizations, and information on disaster response training programs.
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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Provider: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Description: From the website: Between 7 and 12 Million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders at any given time. The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders. The AACAP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1953. It is a membership based organization, composed of over 7,400 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and pride themselves on giving direction to and responding quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families.
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American Academy of Neurology

Provider: American Academy of Neurology
Description: The American Academy of Neurology website provides a wealth of resources for the professional: an online community, CME opportunities, news, links on legislation affecting neurology, practice guidelines, position statements, podcasts, and sections devoted to neurologic specialties. Medical students, residents and fellows get special attention. Medical and PhD students who do not want a subscription to the Academy's journal can still register for free access to certain features of the website. Some resources, podcasts, for instance, are available only to AAN members. A section for patients and caregivers promotes greater understanding of neurology, and provides information on diseases and disorders, as well as links to further information.
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American Association for Cancer Research- Survivors and Advocates Page

Provider: American Association for Cancer Research
Description: This section of AACR's website presents "...an extensive list of cancer support and advocacy organizations, government and research institutions, and useful websites. Find organized lists of groups dedicated to specific types of cancer."
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American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Facts

Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Description: The AAMC posts online some of the useful data it gathers on US medical education-- enrollment, matriculation and residency applicants by school, specialty and gender. Links are provided for purchase of its other indispensable data compilations. "Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions."
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American FactFinder

Provider: U.S. Census Bureau
Description: Contains population, economic, housing and geographic data based on the latest Decennial Census. Includes interactive maps, downloadable summaries, reports and useful links to related information.
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American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

Provider: AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)
Description: "Holistic nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being - the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment." AHNA's site includes CME, accreditation and certification information; guidelines for research proposals and poster presentations; information on AHNA's annual conference; a small article library; and many more resources for those considering membership and entering the practice of holistic nursing.
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American Hospital Association

Provider: American Hospital Association
Description: The American Hospital Association conducts an annual survey of hospitals in the United States. While the website does not include all the data found in the current edition of AHA Hospital Statistics, the Fast Facts section contains a representative sample. Includes current and historical data on utilization, personnel, revenue, expenses, managed care contracts, community health indicators, physician models, and more. The website also includes access to online versions of many AHA studies and reports and online hospital directories.
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American Indian Health

Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health
Description: This website is designed as an "information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians." The website provides links to information on health topics, statistical information and health programs and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Also includes links to tribal government websites and information on traditions and practices of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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American Lung Association

Provider: American Lung Association
Description: Provides consumer information on pulmonary diseases and conditions, clinical trials, smoking cessation, current research activities, statistics and more.
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American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

Provider: AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association)
Description: This organization "...is dedicated to promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy." Some resources here are for members only. The Education section includes links to podcasts and mp3 files of informatics classes and recorded conference proceedings, many of which are free.
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American Nurses Association (ANA)

Provider: American Nurses Association
Description: The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a full-service professional organization representing 2.9 million U.S. registered nurses (RNs) via 54 constituent member associations. ANA advances the nursing profession by "fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public." Includes career resources, continuing education resources and links. Note: Membership sign-up is required for access to many of the resources here.
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American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Provider: ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association
Description: From the website: ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas, recognize healthcare organizations for nursing excellence through the Magnet Recognition Program®, and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC offers an array of informational and educational services and products to support its core credentialing programs... Review and resource manuals, review seminars, and web-based learning all support individuals who are on the path to certification.
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American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)

Provider: American Nursing Informatics Association
Description: ANIA's Mission is to provide networking, education and information resources that enrich and strengthen the roles of nurses in the field of informatics. The website provides links to educational institutions offering programs in nursing or health informatics, provides a job bank for the specialty, and posts its conference information.
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American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Provider: AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
Description: This website has tabbed sections of resources on occupational therapy for the professional, the educator, the researcher, the student or prospective student, and the consumer. Resources for researchers and professionals are restricted to AOTA members. The consumer area provides monthly series of earlier podcasts under the general heading, "Living Life To Its Fullest," covering a variety of topics ranging from home safety to brain injury.
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American Psychiatric Association

Provider: American Psychiatric Association
Description: From the website: The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its over 35,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
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American Psychiatric Association : Disaster Psychiatry

Provider: American Psychiatric Association
Description: This portal page from the APA provides mental health professionals with a wealth of resources on mental health care in disasters. A number of full text documents are provided here and on linked pages. Of particular value may be these pages: APA Disaster Psychiatry Resources, "a collection of various disaster psychiatry resources prepared... for use by mental health professionals and those involved with disaster preparedness" - Disaster Mental Health Resources from Other Organizations - Links to Disaster Mental Health Organizations, both US and International - and Listing of APA’s District Branch Disaster Liaisons.
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American Psychoanalytic Association

Provider: American Psychoanalytic Association
Description: From the website: The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), the oldest national psychoanalytic organization in the nation, was founded in 1911. APsaA, as a professional organization for psychoanalysts, focuses on education, research and membership development. In addition to the national organization, APsaA’s membership includes 29 accredited training institutes and 42 affiliate societies throughout the United States. Since its founding, APsaA has been a component of the International Psychoanalytical Association, the largest worldwide psychoanalytic organization.
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American Red Cross

Provider: American Red Cross
Description: The American Red Cross is the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross also aids victims of natural disasters. This website offers a smartphone First Aid app, and provides links to local Red Cross offices and information on giving blood and volunteering, and on how to obtain assistance or training. In case of domestic disasters, there is a forum to connect victims with those who are searching for them. Reports and financial statements published by the organization are also available here.
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American Society of Hematology Image Bank

Provider: American Society of Hematology
Description: These images from hematology articles are free for educational use. Find leukocytes, platelets etc. in states of health and disease.
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American Veterinary Medical Association: Disaster Preparedness

Provider: AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Description: The AVMA has posted a large amount of detailed, very useful information on providing for pets and livestock in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency- before, during and after- in the form of printable brochures and a comprehensive booklet for animal owners called "Saving the Whole Family." These documents are provided in Spanish as well as English. For veterinary professionals, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide (over 400 pages) is freely available from the website for download or printing. A brochure aimed at veterinary practices and helpful for disaster planning is provided. See the AVMA Collections page for more publications and information on disaster preparedness. Selected links for both pet owners (pet care, FAQ's) and professionals (associations, government agencies) can be found here also.
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AMSA (American Medical Student Association) PharmFree Scorecard

Provider: AMSA (American Medical Student Association)
Description: AMSA advocates for "evidence-based rather than marketing-based prescribing practices" and analyzes "...the presence or absence of a policy regulating the interactions between... medical campuses and the pharmaceutical and device industries" with the goal of eliminating conflicts of interest. The scorecard measures policy on gifts, speaking engagements, consulting, purchasing and disclosure, as well as other factors, and gives an overall grade to each campus listed. The current scorecard was developed in association with The Pew Charitable Trusts Prescription Project.
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AMSER- Applied Math and Science Education Repository

Provider: Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSER)
Description: From the website: AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library, and is being created by a team of project partners led by Internet Scout.
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Anatomy of a First Aid Kit

Provider: American Red Cross
Description: The Red Cross provides a list of First Aid Kit essentials here.
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AnesthesiaPatientSafety.com

Provider: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Description: This website informs the consumer or patient about preparing for anesthesia, including possible complications, drug and herbal interactions and anesthesia in children, and provides links to other anesthesia sites with useful information for the consumer.
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ASBMR Bone Curriculum

Provider: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Description: From the Website: "This is a project of the Education Committee of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). It is intended for use by students from high school to medical school. ASBMR's mission is to promote excellence in bone and mineral research, foster integration of clinical and basic sciences and facilitate a translation of our science to health care and clinical practice."
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Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI)

Provider: Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
Description: Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) Web site is a bilingual (English-Chinese) site with interactive tools dedicated to improving diabetes awareness and management in Asian-American populations.
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Asian American Health

Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
Description: This Web resource on Asian-American Health is designed as an information portal for issues affecting the health and well-being, and to increase public awareness of the health concerns of this sector of the U.S population. Provides links to an assortment of documents, websites, databases and other resources.
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Ask a Forensic Artist

Provider: Ask a Forensic Artist
Description: This interesting website and blog provide the potential forensic artist with career information and advice, links to other related sites, artist interviews, FAQ's and more.
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ASPCA Disaster Preparedness Page

Provider: ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Description: This part of the ASPCA's website provides advice on providing for your pets in the context of planning and preparing for emergencies- facilities, food, routine and medical supplies, designated caregivers, etc.
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Assisted Living Directory: Facilities Information & Senior Care

Provider: Assisted-Living-Directory.com
Description: This directory covers assisted living facilities in all 50 states. Search by state or ZIP code. Contact information, photographs and links to the facilities' websites are provided. The compilers of this directory have screened out questionable entries, based on news items and user feedback, but first-hand investigation is of utmost importance in this context.
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Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology

Provider: Jean-Loup Huret, Universite' de Poitiers
Description: A contributory website- part database, part journal, according to the editors- meant for the use of clinicians and researchers in cytogenetics, molecular biology, oncology, hematology and pathology. Includes a portal to relevant websites and databases, a listing of scientific meetings and societies, and a section of university-level educational resources. Use of the contributors' original content is governed by terms of a Creative Commons license.
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Bartleby.com

Provider: Bartleby.com
Description: A source for quick reference containing encyclopedias, an English dictionary, references for quotations, thesauri, and full text of numerous out-of-copyright works of poetry, literature and nonfiction.
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Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy- Project 2061

Provider: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061
Description: From the website: "Project 2061's benchmarks are statements of what all students should know or be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12... Project 2061 promotes literacy in science, mathematics, and technology in order to help people live interesting, responsible, and productive lives. In a culture increasingly pervaded by science, mathematics, and technology, science literacy requires understandings and habits of mind that enable citizens to grasp what those enterprises are up to, to make some sense of how the natural and designed worlds work, to think critically and independently, to recognize and weigh alternative explanations of events and design trade-offs, and to deal sensibly with problems that involve evidence, numbers, patterns, logical arguments, and uncertainties."
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Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration

Provider: Association for Medical Education in Europe
Description: The BEME Collaboration is a group of individuals and institutions committed to the promotion of "Best Evidence Medical Education." Contributors publish systematic reviews of medical education itself, with the aim of giving educators a best-evidence basis for their curriculum design decisions. This site includes complete, published reviews with summaries ("guides") and reviews in progress. These materials may be useful as models for systematic review-writing, as well as for their conclusions about effective medical education methods.
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Better Data, Better Health

Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Description: This website contains data sets, reports and rankings that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost. A "data hub" provides interactive graphics of state populations broken out by ethnicity, educational attainment, and age group for a number of healthcare measures, such as rates of the uninsured, portion of state budgets spent on healthcare, healthcare quality, and more. The focus of this website is discussion and demonstration of how "big data" can serve to improve health care in the United States.
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BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources from Baylor College of Medicine

Provider: Baylor College of Medicine
Description: BioEd Online is an award-winning life sciences educational resource from Baylor's Center for Educational Outreach. Designed for teachers and their students from elementary to high school level, it contains engaging multimedia teaching and course materials, including lesson demonstrations, on genetics, neuroscience, viruses, environmental science and more topics. Resources include a library of downloadable slide sets, as well as videos, podcasts and .pdf teaching guides. BioEd Online is edited by a distinguished group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff, and funded by NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Education and others. The website also features a series of video presentations for K-8 students on life science experiments in space, funded by NASA and sponsored by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Although all courses are free to HISD teachers and Baylor-affiliated faculty and staff after obtaining a log-in, full access to some requires a subscription for other users. Teacher contact-hour certification available for more advanced courses.
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Bioethics Discussion Blog

Provider: Maurice Bernstein, M.D.
Description: Dr. Bernstein posts interesting medical ethics topics on this blog and readers post their comments.
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Biographical Memoirs – National Academy of Sciences

Provider: National Academy of Sciences
Description: This website provides very complete biographical articles on deceased scientists and their work, including extensive bibliographies.
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Biology Browser

Provider: Thomson Scientific
Description: A free database of links to Web resources in the natural sciences. Sections of links and information tailored for researchers, librarians, educators and students.
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Biology Project

Provider: University of Arizona
Description: The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology, developed at The University of Arizona, providing information useful for students ranging from secondary education level to medical school. Some materials are available in Spanish and Italian translation.
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Biomedical Beat: a monthly digest of of research news from NIGMS

Provider: National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National Institutes of Health
Description: This is a biomedical sciences newsletter on NIGMS-funded research. This National Institutes of Health division funds research in the following areas: cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics and computational biology. Links to sections on research funding opportunities, free publications, and training and other educational grants are made accessible in tabs. In addition, an image library is provided. The newsletter is not copyrighted; articles may be freely reproduced elsewhere; re-use of images requires permissions. This newsletter offers RSS feed access.
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Brainfacts.org

Provider: Society for Neuroscience
Description: Brainfacts.org is a resource for the public that reports on advances in brain research with short, informative, illustrated articles. Topics are presented in the broadest of ranges- from neurons to the role of neuroscience in a court of law. The Society for Neuroscience presents this resource in partnership with two foundations- Gatsby, and the Kavli Foundation. Links to their interesting websites are provided.
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BrainMap.org

Provider: Research Imaging Center, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Description: From the website: "BrainMap is an online database of published functional neuroimaging (fMRI and PET) experiments with coordinate-based (x,y,z) activation locations in Talairach space. The goal of BrainMap is to provide a vehicle to share methods and results of studies in specific research domains, such as language, memory, attention, emotion, and perception. BrainMap can also be used to perform meta-analyses of similar research studies."
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Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris and Matagorda Hurricane Evacuation

Provider: Houston-Galveston Area Council
Description: Here is a map of the hurricane evacuation routes for Texas Gulf Coast counties.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics

Provider: U.S. Department of Labor
Description: This is the authoritative source of monthly and annual economic and employment/unemployment data, ranging from trade price indexes to workplace injury data, for the United States.
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CAAT: Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Provider: Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Description: "We promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. We seek to effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to find new ways to replace animals with non-animal methods, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved." The CAAT website also provides educational materials to download, links to related sites, most notably to its own ALTWEB, "the global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing."
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CalculateMe

Provider: www.calculateme.com
Description: This website provides quick weight, measure and currency conversions.
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Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA)

Provider: CNIA (Canadian Nursing Informatics Association)
Description: "The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) exists to help nurses across Canada to learn, share, research, and create informatics-related projects and experiences that can help to boost the competencies, theory, and practice of informatics on a national level." We start you at the Resources section, which links to nursing and allied health informatics sites, primarily in Canada and the U.S., and to educational institutions internationally offering online courses in informatics. Full text articles from the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics are also available here.
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Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP)

Provider: National Cancer Institute
Description: This is a section of the National Cancer Institute website designed specifically for researchers. "The goal of the NCI's Cancer Genome Anatomy Project is to determine the gene expression profiles of normal, precancer, and cancer cells, leading eventually to improved detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the patient. By collaborating with scientists worldwide, CGAP seeks to increase its scientific expertise and expand its databases for the benefit of all cancer researchers. Interconnected modules provide access to all CGAP data, bioinformatics... and biological resources, allowing the user to find "in silico" answers to biological questions in a fraction of the time it once took in the laboratory."
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Cancer.gov

Provider: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Description: This comprehensive website from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) links the user to detailed information on cancer types, clinical trials, cancer statistics, and funding and research. An agency of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, NCI conducts and supports cancer research as well as providing in-depth information on all aspects of these diseases to the public, including rehabilitation and ongoing care. NCI has launched several programs like the pilot Community Cancer Centers Program with the purpose of bringing improved care to more Americans and promoting international collaboration and cooperation among practitioners and researchers.
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CancerBackup.org

Provider: Macmillan.org (UK)
Description: This British cancer website provides information for patients, caregivers and physicians on all aspects of cancer: types, treatments, coping with treatment side effects, pain, etc. Visitors may also communicate about their questions with oncology nurses. Free publications written by expert healthcare providers are available to order in print or to download, and a forum/chat website called "What Now?" is also featured, in which patients share their experiences and provide support to each other.
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Provider: U.S. General Services Administration/U.S. Government Printing Office
Description: This is a primary starting point for locating appropriate federal grant funding. This website, in addition to being the primary format of the Catalog, also offers an FAQ and guidance on writing grant applications.
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ccLearn

Provider: Creative Commons
Description: ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons (see also) dedicated to the licensing support of open courseware.
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CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: The CDC's home page is a well-organized portal to the wealth of resources it provides for the public, practitioners and first responders. Along the top of the page is a very complete index of the information CDC provides, with cross-referenced terms. Links to the Diseases and Conditions index and Emergency Preparedness, along with other frequently-sought resources, including MMWR, are posted prominently here on the CDC home page.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response- Hurricanes

Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: This page of the CDC's Emergency Preparedness section contains planning tips, lists supplies needed for survival, and provides or links to recovery information specific to hurricanes and similar major storms. Common health and safety concerns surrounding the aftermath of hurricanes are addressed. Information compiled for the benefit of specific groups-- health care professionals, citizens with chronic conditions or disabilities, shelters (housing humans or pets), response and cleanup workers, evacuees, schools and pregnant women is also provided here. Public Service Announcements are also available, as podcasts or videos.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Hurricane Information for Health Care Professionals

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: This is the area of CDC's disaster resources for the use of health care professionals, dealing with infection control, public health surveillance, displacement and licensure issues, handling of human remains, and safety considerations for bringing equipment and facilities back into service after a hurricane or other disaster.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provides a website of useful fact sheets on the hazards of, and how to prepare for, natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires etc. with a particular focus on safeguarding health of people and pets in the aftermath of such events. Some sections are also posted in Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole and Portuguese.
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CDC Radiation Emergencies Fact Sheets

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: This sector of the CDC website on radiation emergencies is a prime resource on radiation disasters for public health professionals, emergency responders and individual healthcare practitioners. It presents patient and management information, guidelines and recommendations, and links to additional online training resources, including short videos. Some fact sheets contain general information suitable for the layman: being prepared, sheltering in place and other protective measures, facts about contamination levels and substances in food and water, the difference between contamination and exposure, and more.
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CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: This web page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maps influenza activity around the world, updated weekly. It also provides guidance for health care professionals and the public.
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CDC SNAPS: Snap Shots of State Population Data

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: SNAPS provides local-level community profile information nationwide. It can be browsed by county and state or searched by ZIP Code. It provides a "snapshot" of key variables for consideration in guiding and tailoring health education and communication efforts to ensure that diverse audiences receive critical public health messages that are accessible, understandable and timely.
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CDC Travelers’ Health

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: Travelers’ Health provides information on required vaccinations, travel-related diseases and the latest news updates on disease outbreaks, for health care professionals and the general public. Under Resources, links to CDC podcasts on travel health topics are available.
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Cells Alive!

Provider: James A. Sullivan, M.A., 1970, Developmental Biology, University of Virginia
Description: Photos, animations and interactive models of cells and cellular processes; definitions and explanations included.
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Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Provider: FDA
Description: "CBER is the Center within FDA that regulates biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act." CBER reports on the availability, recall and approval of such products, like recombinant DNA proteins, blood, vaccine and tissue. As the regulator, CBER provides legal and best practices information for the biologics it oversees, including xenotransplantation. Guidance is provided here for consumers, health professionals and the biologics industry itself. Interested users can sign up for RSS feeds, podcasts and a mailing list.
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Center for Studying Health System Change

Provider: Center for Studying Health System Change
Description: The mission of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is to inform policy makers and private decision makers about how local and national changes in the financing and delivery of health care affect people. HSC strives to provide high-quality, timely and objective research and analysis that leads to sound policy decisions, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the American public. The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is a nonpartisan policy research organization located in Washington, D.C. HSC designs and conducts studies focused on the U.S. health care system to inform the thinking and decisions of policy makers in government and private industry. In addition to this applied use, HSC studies contribute more broadly to the body of health care policy research that enables decision makers to understand change and the national and local market forces driving that change.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: A good source of up-to-date consumer health information, as well as practitioner- and research-oriented and statistical public health information.
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CenterWatch: Clinical Trials Listing Service

Provider: CenterWatch
Description: In addition to furnishing information about clinical trials to patients and healthcare or research professionals, CenterWatch publishes newsletters, books and directories, and conducts custom research for patients and professionals. CenterWatch presents one set of resources targeted to patients and the general public, and another for medical and pharmaceutical professionals.
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Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

Provider: University of Oxford
Description: University of Oxford's CEBM (Centre for Evidence Based Medicine) is "a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high quality evidence based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice." On its website, CEBM provides open-access PowerPoint files of lectures and workshops; a YouTube Channel page featuring descriptions and links to instructive videos on the elements or steps in an evidence-based process, and on how to teach evidence-based practice; links to events and conferences; and links to other EBM-related resources and tools, such as medical calculators and critical appraisal worksheets.
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Children’s Rare Disease Network

Provider: The R.A.R.E. Project
Description: This website brings together a variety of advocacy, networking, research and educational resources to help parents of children with rare diseases.
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Citing Medicine: the NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors and Publishers – 2nd ed., 2007

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: Downloadable .pdf files of detailed citing instructions for all types of materials.
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Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education

Provider: Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
Description: The Cleveland Clinic, certified by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, provides this website with a wide selection of (text and video) online CME units in approximately 40 medical specialties. Nursing, Dentistry and Health Care Administration are included along with medical specialties from Allergy/Immunology to Women's Health. A series of fee-based, live CME conferences is also offered.
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Clinical Queries (PubMed)

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: A specialized PubMed search interface for clinicians that affords easier access to clinical studies, systematic reviews and medical genetics information.
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ClinicalTrials.gov

Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
Description: Provides information on clinical trials sponsored by federal agencies like NIH and on trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Most clinical trials in the database are located in the US and Canada. Included: purpose of the trial, who may participate, locations, and contact information for learning details.
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CMA INFOBASE: Clinical Practice Guidelines

Provider: Canadian Medical Association
Description: A searchable database of practice guidelines produced or endorsed in Canada by a national, provincial/territorial or regional medical or health organization, professional society, government agency or expert panel. Also includes a downloadable Handbook on Clinical Practice Guidelines, intended to promote systematic development and effective implementation of clinical practice guidelines, using clinical practice guidelines to achieve optimal outcomes in patient care.
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CMS.gov: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Provider: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Description: This informative website's resources may be designed for use by various categories of healthcare provider, but it contains information interesting and useful to consumers as well. Under the Research, Statistics, Data and Systems tab, for instance, in Medicare Provider Charge Data, one can explore comparative data like the often stunning disparities in rates charged by different hospitals within a single city, or by hospitals across the country, for treatment of a selection of 100 common diagnoses. It also provides links to detailed information about individual states' Medicare and Medicaid policies and programs.
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ComPADRE- Digital Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education

Provider: National Science Digital Library and Partners
Description: The ComPADRE partnership "...helps teachers and learners find, and use, high quality resources through collections and services tailored to their specific needs. Many authors and organizations are creating this rich educational content and faculty training opportunities, but wider accessibility and dissemination are needed. Authors are developing simulations, curricula, and multimedia for a wide range of topics and all education levels; science education researchers are developing research-based models of effective teaching and learning; organizations are providing workshops for teachers to improve their knowledge and skills; and students are communicating about learning physics. ComPADRE is supporting these author/user communities through discovery, organization, description, and sharing of their resources to achieve greater effectiveness for physics and astronomy education."
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Connexions

Provider: Connexions Project/Rice University
Description: Connexions is a collaborative repository environment for the storage, creation and publishing of online educational materials, like textbooks. The course material, using xml, is packaged in stand-alone, modular format, in order to facilitate the compilation of educational materials according to the needs of individual learners. Please see http://cnx.org/aboutus/ for a full description.
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ConsumerMedSafety.org

Provider: Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
Description: This website comes from the nonprofit organization ISMP (Institute for Safe Medication Practices) in partnership with the FDA, the American Hospital Association, the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations and others. The ISMP aims to help prevent medication errors through collecting and analyzing reports of medication-related hazardous conditions, near-misses, errors, and other adverse drug events and making the information available to consumers and the health care community. Consumers are encouraged to contribute information here via a forum for reporting medication errors. This site offers a feature (free registration required) called "Get Your 60 Second Medication Check," which lists potential side effects, treatment duplication and drug interactions for various medications. Patient information inserts are also available full text, in .pdf format.
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Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

Provider: Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program
Description: This resource is a "...digital collection of resources for students of the history of medicine and for researchers seeking a historical context for epidemiology." (MLA News, Novermber/December 2008.) This collection provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide, and is organized according to significant episodes of contagious disease. A timeline of dates of diseases and epidemics between 1494 and 1948 highlights events covered in the collection. Includes more than 500,000 pages of digitized copies of books, serials, pamphlets, incunabula and manuscripts.
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Critical Thinking Web

Provider: University of Hong Kong
Description: OpenCourseWare with over 100 tutorials on critical thinking, logic, scientific reasoning, and creativity.
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Crossref.org

Description: Crossref is one of the organizations that administer and enhance the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system. On its home page, a search box lets you test a DOI link, and a free DOI lookup page is provided-- enter a citation to receive the DOI (if one has been established.) An entertaining animated short explanation of the reason for the DOI system, also on the home page, is not to be missed. Crossref, in its mission to provide "the citation linking backbone for all scholarly information in electronic form" has services and resources on its website for publishers, librarians and you, the researcher.
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Cure Hunter Inc.: Precision Medical Data Mining

Provider: CureHunter Inc.
Description: This integrated search, data retrieval and analysis utility does semantic searching of the NLM Medline archive for pharmaceutical and biological-agent treatments of diseases, returning evidence-based results in seconds. Experts' names are listed in hypertext. WARNING: This search engine is NOT a free service. We provide this link for informational purposes only. An individual subscription or per-report payment is required. Available to medical professionals in research interface and mobile versions; a patient interface is also available. Individual .pdf reports can be purchased, with ongoing updates included, with access lasting for a 3-year period.

CyberCemetery

Provider: University of North Texas Libraries/U.S. Government Printing Office
Description: The CyberCemetery was established in 1997 to archive the websites of U.S. Government agencies, committees, commissions, departments etc. that would otherwise have disappeared from the Internet when the organizations became defunct. It also serves as a depository for content of more enduring government websites that is either eliminated or replaced by each new administration. Search or browse this collection of agencies, etc. by name, date of expiration or branch of government, or use keywords in the search box.
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DailyMed

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs according to FDA approved labels (package inserts). This website provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date search and download resource on medications. A "Product Identification System" feature allows the user to identify unknown medications by entering criteria based on the appearance of a pill. A related database called Pillbox, in beta development at this writing and located at http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/ will presumably replace the Product Identification System tool in the near future.
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DataCite

Provider: DataCite
Description: DataCite is an international organization established in December, 2009 to promote and facilitate the expansion of the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system to include scientific datasets. Membership includes publishers, libraries and data centers. Researchers will benefit from access to scientific data supporting findings explicated in full-text articles, and will be able to link to that underlying data in the same way DOI enables links to text. DataCite provides standards and workflows for the publication of this data, and enables researchers to reliably locate and cite submitted data.
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DBGET

Provider: Kyoto University Bioinformatics Center
Description: DBGET is an integrated database retrieval system for accessing a web of molecular biology databases within GenomeNet and KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes.)
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Provider: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Description: The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses, depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.
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DermAtlas (Dermatology Image Atlas)

Provider: Johns Hopkins University
Description: Approximately 11,000 images of dermatologic conditions. "This website was designed by Bernard A. Cohen, M.D., Division of Pediatric Dermatology and Christoph U. Lehmann, M.D., Division of Neonatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with technical assistance of Michael Cohen, for educational use by health care professionals, parents and patients."
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Diigo

Provider: Diigo.com
Description: Diigo (said to stand for Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff) began as a simple, free bookmarking tool, but now includes features that enable sharing and collaboration, page archiving and public or private sticky-note style annotation. Mobile applications are available, along with browser toolbars. Educators can apply for free access to a premium version with features helpful in the classroom setting. Instructions for migrating from Delicious are posted on the site.
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Disabled World

Provider: Disabled World (Lynn and Ian Langtree)
Description: Subtitled "Health and Disability Community News," this website offers resources and information on travel and assistive technology; news and articles concerning disabilities and health issues; and links to social networking sites for the disabled, including its own community site.
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Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: DIMRC is tasked with the effective collection, organization, and dissemination of health information for natural, accidental, or deliberate disasters. DIMRC is committed to providing this essential information as part of the Federal effort to help prepare, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the adverse health effects of disasters in conjunction with Federal, State, local government, private organizations, and local communities. Included with this resource is the Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness.
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Disaster Planning for Home Health Care Providers

Provider: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Description: This document provides some checklist items and guidelines for assisting the homebound patient in preparing for disasters and in evacuation readiness. A form is included for entering essential data like personal medical information and a personal emergency contacts list.
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Disaster Psychiatry Handbook

Provider: American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Foundation
Description: This brief handbook, full of authoritative references and written for psychiatric health professionals, contains chapters on cultural and ethnic considerations, medico-legal issues, communicating through the media, and providing guidance for parents and caregivers.
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DisasterAssistance.gov: Access to Disaster Help and Resources

Provider: U.S. Government agencies
Description: DisasterAssistance.gov is a secure, user-friendly U.S. Government web portal that consolidates disaster assistance information in one place. If you need assistance following a presidentially declared disaster— which has been designated for individual assistance— you can now to go to DisasterAssistance.gov to register online. Local resource information to help keep citizens safe during an emergency is also available. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor almost 60 forms of assistance, contribute to the portal.
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Disease Management Project – Cleveland Clinic

Provider: Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
Description: The Disease Management Project is an online medical reference designed to provide nationally established treatment guidelines for the most commonly seen diseases and conditions. This freely accessible, illustrated resource is arranged in sections by discipline, with chapters under each. A fuller version has also been published as a book. Authored by specialists at The Cleveland Clinic, each chapter is designed to incorporate national clinical practice guidelines in a fashion which is simple, straightforward, and of maximum clinical utility.
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DocFinder (Texas)

Provider: Administrators in Medicine (AIM)
Description: Texas DocFinder enables the user to research individual physicians. Find the number, status, type and expiration date of a physician's license; check on whether the Texas Board of Medical Examiners has taken disciplinary action against a physician; and learn details of the physician's education and credentials for the stated medical specialty.
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DOI.org: DOI System

Provider: International DOI Foundation
Description: DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a standardized system for providing actionable, persistent and interoperable links to "objects," the scope of which was originally limited to online documents, but which term is now applied in this context to online datasets, videos and other formats and types of information containers. Every resource relevant to DOI's is either present in or linked to from this website, for instance: FAQ's, a detailed handbook, fact sheets and white papers; links to DOI registration agencies like DataCite and CrossRef; and links to browser tools being developed to facilitate and expand the usefulness and applicability of the Digital Object Identifier.
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DPDx Parasite Image Library

Provider: CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases
Description: The Division of Parasitic Diseases' (DPD) mission is to prevent and control parasitic diseases in the United States and throughout the world." This is a large bank of downloadable images of parasites.
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Drug Information Portal: Quick Access to Quality Drug Information

Provider: NLM
Description: Search this portal for drugs by name or category. Coverage for more than 17,000 drugs from clinical trial stage to FDA approval and release. Search coverage includes: MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, DailyMed, Dietary Supplements Labels Database, HSDB and LactMed along with other US Government resources, like Drugs@FDA and AIDSinfo. Covers drugs with official generic name status like USAN (United States Adopted Name) or INN (International Nonproprietary Name)and drugs with categories extracted from NLM MeSH Pharmacological Action data. Some coverage for international and experimental drugs.
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Drugs.com

Provider: Drugsite Trust
Description: The Drugs.com database is a compilation of licensed information from Wolters Kluwer Health, Physicians’ Desk Reference, Cerner Multum and Thomson Micromedex. It provides information on more than 24,000 prescription, over-the-counter and natural products. Search by name or medical condition. A "pill finder" image collection and a drug interactions database are also provided.
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e-Meducation

Provider: AIBS (Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences)
Description: This portal lists and presents international medical education resources, mostly open-access. Included are linked lists of guidelines published by medical professional and specialty societies and government agencies worldwide, and Teaching Cases from the AIBS. The majority of information presented here is focused on infection and infectious diseases, including surgical infection and parasitic/zoonotic infections.
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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery – NN/LM SCR

Provider: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region
Description: This agency's page is a portal linking to a variety of emergency/disaster resources, notably its own NN/LM Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit. Categories of resources included here are: Federal Government; Libraries, Schools and Medical Associations; People Locator; Animal Health; and miscellaneous Other Resources.
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Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (NIOSH)

Provider: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Description: The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB) is a rapidly accessible occupational safety and health database developed by NIOSH for the emergency response community. The ERSH-DB contains accurate and concise information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents that could be encountered by personnel responding to a terrorist event." The website offers a number of ways to search chemical agents. For each substance or compound, the database supplies information on its characteristics, signs and symptoms, labeling and packaging; the possible means and routes of dissemination; protective gear needed in emergencies; first aid; and decontamination procedures for patients and responders.
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Encyclopedia of Life

Provider: Encyclopedia of Life
Description: The Encyclopedia of Life is a work in progress that aims to dynamically synthesize biodiversity knowledge about all known species: taxonomy, geographic distribution, genetics, evolutionary history, morphology, behavior, ecological relationships, and importance for human well being. As it becomes more complete, it may serve as the primary resource for scientists, natural resource managers, conservationists, teachers, and students around the world. The EOL's creators and contributors believe that "...its encompassing scope and innovation will have a major global impact in facilitating biodiversity research, conservation, and education." The EOL is staffed by both scientists and non-scientists working from museums and research institutions around the world.
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End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)

Provider: EPERC (End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center)
Description: This site provides links to educational materials, fact sheets, and other Web resources. The purpose of the EPERC is "to share educational resource material among the community of health professional educators involved in palliative care education." Visitors who will find these materials particularly helpful include nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals. Under the Browse heading on the homepage, visitors can look over nine sections, including Cases, Presentations, and Education Manuals. Along with looking through each of these sections, users can search all of the materials for items that are most germane to their fields.
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EndNote Product Training

Provider: EndNote
Description: Support and Tutorials on using EndNote.
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Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

Provider: The Brookings Institution
Description: The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. The Brookings Institution seeks to present innovative and practical recommendations for public policy based on independent research. As a part of the Brookings Institution, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform "provides practical solutions to achieve high-quality, innovative, affordable health care with particular emphasis on identifying opportunities on the national, state and local levels."
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Essential Nursing Resources

Provider: Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing (ICIRN)
Description: A extremely thorough and comprehensive listing of all categories of information resources for nurses and nursing education, compiled for the Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing (ICIRN); edited by Susan Kaplan Jacobs and Ysabel Bertolucci; copyright 2009. Now in its 25th edition.
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eTBLAST

Provider: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Description: While PubMed searches for "keywords", our search engine lets you input an entire paragraph and returns MEDLINE abstracts that are similar to it. This is something like PubMed's "Related Articles" feature, only better because it runs on your unique set of interests. For example, input the abstract of an unpublished paper or a grant proposal into our engine, and with the touch of a button you'll be able to find every abstract in MEDLINE dealing with your topic. No more guessing whether your set of keywords has found all the right papers. No more sorting through hundreds of papers you don't care about to find the handful you were looking for--our search engine does it for you.
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EthnoMed

Provider: Health Sciences Library, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Description: EthnoMed was designed to be used in clinics in the few minutes before seeing a patient. This website actually provides an excellent multi-faceted service, a hub of well-rounded ethnic information for those who serve diverse communities. Links to, or full text of, multilingual patient education materials constitute one solid reason for visiting this website. There are also sections that present a wealth of useful and interesting knowledge about cultures-- customs and mores, religion, health beliefs and practices-- helpful to care providers who want to take a correct and culturally competent approach when relating to their immigrant and refugee patients.
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European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

Provider: European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
Description: Convened by the European Commission, this group is composed of fifteen experts who examine various ethical questions of new science and technologies. View opinion papers and statements on topics like cloning and nanomedicine. Papers are available in European languages. All past publications of the group are posted here, along with copies of their newsletter, "Ethically Speaking."
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Evidence Based Medicine: Finding the Best Clinical Literature

Provider: University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria
Description: Jo Dorsch of the UIC Library of the Health Sciences, Peoria has created an excellent guide to the practice of Evidence Based Medicine and this website is also a rich gateway to other EBM resources. Some links are to subscription resources held by UIC, but most are free.
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FamilyDoctor.org

Provider: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Description: This website is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a U.S. medical society counting more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students as members. All information on this site is written and reviewed by AAFP physicians and patient education professionals.
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Famous Quotes and Authors

Provider: Famous Quotes and Authors.com
Description: A pleasant presentation of more than 25,000 quotes from more than 6,700 well-known authors. Search by topic, author, keywords, popularity... add an RSS feed for the Quote of the Day, or click to read a quotation at random. Disadvantage: the site is increasingly accompanied by advertising.
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FCC Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau

Provider: Federal Communications Commission
Description: This federal agency's mission is: "To collaborate with the public safety community, industry and other government entities to license, facilitate, restore and recover communications services used by the citizens of the United States, including first responders, before, during and after emergencies by disseminating critical information to the public and by implementing the Commission's policy initiatives." The home page links to targeted sections for healthcare providers, persons with disabilities, first responders and 911 call centers. The website also clearly presents the reporting system to be followed in an emergency, including contact information of FCC officials. Sections on policy, emergency planning, hurricanes, pandemics, suggested planning activities for regions and states, links to state offices of emergency management, tips on communication in emergencies and more can be found here.
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FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Description: This FDA portal for the medical device industry and consumers links the user to information on medical devices (both approved and recalled), medical imaging and radiation safety, full text regulations, and more.
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FDsys

Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
Description: In Beta stage at this writing, FDsys is the new Government Printing Office (GPO) website, which will soon contain all the information from the old GPO site and will incorporate more up-to-date features, like the capability to search all content from a single search box. Presidential documents are posted here, often within days of their inception. This is the best location for finding Congressional bills, documents, hearings and reports, as well as the Congressional Record.
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FedStats

Provider: FedStats
Description: From health to forests, food consumption to criminal justice, this is an invaluable, user-friendly gateway to hundreds of government and agency sources for U.S. statistical data accessible by topic, geographic location, or federal agency. Links to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, also.
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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Description: FEMA's website contains guidelines for stocking basic emergency supplies, protecting one's home, property and pets, communications, evacuation routes, as well as on participating in an evacuation, and on how to apply for post-disaster help, with forms for doing so. Includes the complete booklet, "Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness" as a free download.
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Fight the Flu Houston

Provider: City of Houston Dept. of Health and Human Services
Description: Local information on Influenza from the City of Houston, including where to get vaccinations, how to prevent the spread of the infection, and information for special segments of the population.
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Finding Help in Texas

Provider: Health and Human Services Commission's Information and Referral Network
Description: This database contains comprehensive information about health and human services programs in Texas. This includes (but is not limited to) assistance for food, housing and shelter, education, legal, childcare, emergencies, physical and mental health, financial assistance, and transportation. The system is designed to inform you about the health and human services that are available in your community. Programs are geographically indexed by zip code, by city, and by county.
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Flu.gov

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Description: This DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) website presents a wealth of information on the Avian and Swine Influenzas. This is, as the site declares, "one stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information." The site provides sections on: planning and preparation, from government to family level; tests, vaccines and medications; bird and animal issues; research activities; global activities; news and multimedia resources; economic impacts; and links to state government websites and contacts.
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Food and Nutrition Information Center

Provider: National Agricultural Library/US Food and Drug Administration
Description: This website from the Food and Drug Administration and the National Agricultural Library is a starting point to a wealth of information on food and nutrition from governmental, professional and educational sources.
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FREIDA Online

Provider: American Medical Association (AMA)
Description: FREIDA Online is a database with over 8,200 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as over 200 combined specialty programs. Some areas of the site require member login. Searching for GME specialty programs is free.
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From Birth to Death and Bench to Clinic: The Hastings Center Bioethics Briefing Book

Provider: The Hastings Center
Description: This online book from the Hastings Center is the collaborative effort of various Hastings Center writers and outside journalists. The Bioethics Briefing Book "seeks to inform debate surrounding thirty-six of the most controversial bioethics topics in the media today." Each chapter begins with an entry highlighting the debated points of the issue, and a comprehensive overview of its various facets follows. Links to information on relevant legislation, 2008 Presidential campaign and party platform positions and links to websites, news items and further reading resources are provided. A few of the topics covered are: gene patents; family-provided long-term care; nanotechnology; abortion; organ transplantation; and stem cells. This book is offered as a free download in .pdf format.
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Gene Gateway: Exploring Genes and Genetic Disorders

Provider: genomics.energy.gov
Description: The Gene Gateway is a collection of guides and tutorials for the investigation of various aspects of genetics data and information through databases located on the Worldwide Web. Guide sections include links to the resources, and are as follows: Gene and Protein Database Guide; Bioinformatics Tools; Genetic Disorder Guide; Sample Profiles of Genes and Genetic Disorders; Chromosome Viewer; and Evaluating Medical Information on the Web.
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Genes to Cognition Online

Provider: Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Description: Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online examines thinking and disorders of thinking across six levels of analysis: Genes ~ Biochemicals ~ Cells ~ Brain ~ Cognition (Behavior) ~ Environment. This interactive resource focuses on cognitive disorders, cognitive processes, and research approaches. A dynamic map of a network of connected topics facilitates exploration of a library of more than 750 unique items. A linear Selected Items menu above each map can be used to tour selected content. Links to other sites, to video short lectures and to news items are included. This site also has a blog. Note: Adobe FlashPlayer required for full use.
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GenomeNet

Provider: Kyoto University Bioinformatics Center
Description: GenomeNet is a network of database and computational services for genome research and related research areas in biomedical sciences, operated by the Kyoto University Bioinformatics Center. The service was first developed at Kyoto University as part of a group of research projects begun in 1991 under the Japanese human genome program. It includes bioinformatics tools in sequence, chemical and genome analysis; community databases dealing with cyanobacteria, bacillus subtilis, and gene expression profiles; ontologies; and more. The KEGG database, which has its own entry in this list, is a part of GenomeNet.
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Genomics.Energy.Gov

Provider: U.S. Department of Energy
Description: Genome projects of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, founder of the Human Genome Project... The site is a portal to sites on the Human Genome Project, data from the Microbial Genome Program, and the Genomic Science Program. It also provides a link to a genomics image gallery.
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GetBodySmart: An Online Examination of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Provider: Scott Sheffield
Description: The intended purpose of this site is to provide "a fully animated and interactive eBook about human anatomy and physiology," appropriate for students as well as lecturers. The site's developer has more than 20 years experience teaching the material at the university level. GetBodySmart is designed "help explain the body's complex physiological interactions and illustrate its important anatomical landmarks." Diagrams and drawings, as well as free quizzes and tutorials are included. General subject divisions include: skeletal system, muscle tissue physiology, muscular system, nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system, urinary system, and histology.
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Global Alert and Response (GAR) – Pandemic (H1N1)

Provider: World Health Organization (WHO)
Description: Information and updates from the World Health Organization. Though H1N1 is in the post-pandemic stage, the site supplies information on vaccines and recommendations for further isolated outbreaks.
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Global Health Library

Provider: World Health Organizationv
Description: A virtual platform pointing to reliable health collections and systems with a particular focus on developing countries. Contains links to searchable "libraries," or portals, of health, agricultural, earth and environmental science, social science and other categories of information arranged according to World Health Organization regional offices. Searches may return full-text articles from open-access journals in various languages (including English); grey literature; WHO reports and other WHO publications; and some proprietary content not accessible from this site to users in the United States, such as the Cochrane database. The WHO regions covered are: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Meditteranean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.
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Global Library of Women’s Medicine (GLOWM)

Description: This website contains both open-access and restricted-access content. Available to all are 44 "chapters" written by professionals on gynecology and obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, maternal/fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, genetics and fertility. For medical professionals, free registration provides access to a medical atlas, laboratory tests, a video library and patient education materials. All content is said to be peer-reviewed.
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Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Provider: The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an advocacy initiative dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)--a group of disabling, disfiguring, and deadly diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide who live on less than $1.25 a day.
Description: The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an advocacy initiative dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)--a group of disabling, disfiguring, and deadly diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide who live on less than $1.25 a day.
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GPO Access (Government Printing Office)

Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
Description: The GPO Access site has been replaced by FDsys.
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Grand Rounds Webcasts from Mayo Clinic

Provider: Mayo Clinic
Description: As of January 2011, a selection of 30 Grand Rounds video presentations by Mayo Clinic staff members are posted here and freely accessible. Click on the title to launch the video, which will open in a new window. Mayo Clinic's free Physician Update email newsletter (link included) highlights any newly-posted presentations.
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Grants.gov

Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/Grants.gov
Description: Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. This site does not cover individual/personal financial assistance grants.
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H1N1 Flu Clinical and Public Health Guidance

Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: This (now archival) CDC page outlines the steps for medical professionals in identifying and treating cases of possible H1N1 influenza. For current information on influenza from CDC, go to the entry, CDC Seasonal Influenza.
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Hardin MD: Public Domain Medical Gallery

Provider: University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Description: A gallery of permission-free images of dermatologic manifestations of diseases and conditions, provided by the University of Iowa. For mobile access to Hardin MD, go to http://hardinmd.lib.uiowa.edu/m/index.html
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Harris County Hospital District Eligibility Card Page

Provider: Harris County Hospital District
Description: A discount health services card for use in Harris County Hospital District's hospitals, clinics and other facilities. Financially distressed Harris County residents can apply for the Eligibility Card. Based on household income, one may qualify for medical financial assistance. The application form is available in English and Spanish on the website. A link to a list of local walk-in registration or "eligibility centers" and an explanation of the documents needed to accompany applications are also on this page.
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Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services

Provider: Harris County (TX) Public Health and Environmental Services
Description: This organization provides an informative website featuring community vital statistics, public health issues, clinic locations, a jobs listing, disease screening and immunization services, and disaster preparedness.
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Hastings Center

Provider: The Hastings Center
Description: The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit bioethics research institute that addresses fundamental ethical issues in health, medicine and the environment. The Center’s research addresses bioethics issues in three broad areas: care and decision making at the end of life, public health priorities, and new and emerging technologies. Research is done by interdisciplinary teams that frame and examine issues that inform professional practice, public conversation, and social policy. Includes a bioethics forum and news items. Abstracts of articles from the Hastings Center Report and the Center's other publications are available, along with occasional free articles from these publications.
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Health Informatics Worldwide

Provider: Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics Freiburg, Germany
Description: A regularly updated index of links to websites devoted to health informatics, medical and nursing informatics. Institutions and organizations are listed by country and also can be browsed by topic category. On the main page is a listing of upcoming international informatics conferences and events.
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Health Information Technology for the Future of Health and Care

Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Description: This HHS website is a portal to information on health IT grant programs, electronic health record privacy and security issues, the Nationwide Health Information Network, the Federal Health Information Technology Standards Committee, and other relevant government resources. Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.
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Health Reform in Action

Provider: WhiteHouse.gov
Description: This page at the White House's website outlines the President's health care agenda.
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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Description: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) is a suite of healthcare databases and related software tools developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership to build a multi-state system of healthcare databases supportive of research and decision-making. HCUP databases contain a core set of clinical and non-clinical information found in a typical patient discharge abstract: listed diagnoses and procedures, status at time of discharge, patient demographics, and charges regardless of payer (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, or uninsured.) The information is translated into a single format to facilitate both multi-state and national-to-state comparisons. HCUP is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as part of its mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. healthcare system.
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Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

Provider: HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
Description: HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. The adoption of the EMR and EHR, or Electronic Medical or Health Record, is a prominent theme of HIMSS. Resources on conferences and professional development activities in the field of health informatics are included. A Nursing Informatics section provides free PowerPoint-style educational presentations. Some content at the HIMSS site is for members only.
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Healthcare IT News

Provider: MedTech Publishing Company LLC in partnership with HIMSS
Description: This newsletter, published in partnership with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, keeps the reader up to date on new products, technologies and techniques in health care information management. A blog and RSS feed are included.
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HealthCare.gov

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Description: HealthCare.gov is a one-stop shop for learning about available health insurance coverage, based on location, state of health, and other criteria. It includes links to healthcare facilities that accept the uninsured-- "self-pay" patients and those who cannot afford to pay. HealthCare.gov is also a place to check for answers to questions about the Affordable Care Act, and to use an interactive timeline detailing the implementation of its most important provisions. Different topics under "Comparing Care Providers" link to the Medicare website, to other sections of this site, or to the DHHS website, where users can learn about physicians or types of healthcare facilities.
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HealthFinder.gov

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Description: HealthFinder.gov is an award-winning website for consumers, coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)and the National Health Information Center. Since 1997, HealthFinder.gov has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. HealthFinder.gov links to carefully selected information and websites from over 1,600 health-related organizations. The site translates into Spanish.
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HealthMap – Global Disease Alert Map

Provider: Harvard Medical School, MIT, and others
Description: HealthMap brings together disparate data sources for a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization). Data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location for user-friendly access to the original alert. HealthMap provides real-time information on emerging infectious diseases. A site of particular interest to public health officials and international travelers.
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HealthReach – health information in many languages

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: This website (Formerly RHIN, Refugee Health Information Network) provides links and full-text patient education materials in many hard-to-find and currently relevant languages. (Not all topics are available in all languages.)
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Healthy People 2020

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Description: This DHHS website outlines the objectives for 2020 in the ongoing Healthy People initiative to promote health and prevent diseases.
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HHS.gov: Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness – A Decision Tool

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Description: To guide you in determining how the Privacy Rule applies to the disclosure in question, this tool focuses on the source of the information being disclosed, to whom the information is being disclosed, and the purpose of the information being disclosed. To make your determination, go to the question that is most relevant to your emergency preparedness planning need and follow the information flow to find the appropriate answer.
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History of Medicine

Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
Description: Features include digitized books viewable with "turning the pages" technology, and oral history audio files. The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine collects, preserves, interprets, and presents materials documenting the history of medicine, biomedical science, health and disease across all time periods and cultures. It provides access to manuscripts, books, photographs, films and other historical resources. The Division promotes, conducts, and facilitates scholarly research and public education through seminars, lectures, exhibitions, film programs, Web sites, databases, publications, catalogs and finding guides.
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History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: Finding aids help researchers locate materials by providing contextual information and detailed inventories for archival collections. The History of Medicine Finding Aids Project combines several thousand such records contributed by members of a cooperative group of 20 institutions under one search engine.
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History of Vaccines

Provider: College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Description: Using an illustrated timeline, pictures, interviews and text, this informative website traces the beginnings and progress of vaccination and the fight against polio, diphtheria, rubella, influenza and other infectious diseases. From the website: "The College has created The History of Vaccines to provide a living, changing chronicle of the compelling history of vaccination, from pre-Jennerian variolation practices, to the defeat of polio in the Western Hemisphere, to cutting-edge approaches to novel vaccines and vaccine delivery. The site aims to increase public knowledge and understanding of the ways in which vaccines, toxoids, and passive immunization work, how they have been developed, and the role they have played in the improvement of human health." Current news about vaccines undergoing trial or investigation is also being included. Click the Activities tab to access resources that explain the different types of vaccine and how they work in the body.
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HIV InSite

Provider: UCSF Center for HIV Information
Description: This website from the University of California San Francisco is designed to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy.
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Houston Area Red Cross

Provider: American Red Cross
Description: The Houston Red Cross provides location and contact information for its area chapters and indicates how to get help after a disaster, including an international service for finding family members. A number of downloadable, printable brochures are provided in English and Spanish, to aid citizens in preparing for various kinds of disaster situations, from hurricanes to hazardous substance releases to pandemics. The "Spotlight Links" give quick access to a number of these. The website includes safety tips for aquatic recreation, and information on classes in CPR and First Aid.
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HSTAT – Health Services/Technology Assessment Text

Provider: National Library of Medicine and National Center for Biotechnology Information
Description: HSTAT is “...a free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making. HSTAT's audience includes health care providers, health service researchers, policy makers, payers, consumers and the information professionals who serve these groups… Citations within HSTAT documents that also have a PubMed or PubMed Central record are hyperlinked accordingly from the reference list.” AHRQ evidence reports and reviews, documents from the National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH reports, and Reports of the Surgeon General are some of the documents accessible from this website.
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Humane Society of America- Disaster Preparedness Brochures

Provider: Humane Society of America
Description: The Disaster Preparedness Brochures page of the Humane Society includes advice that pertains not only to pets, but also to livestock and horses.
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iBridge Network

Provider: Kauffman Innovation Network, Inc.
Description: "Linking ideas & innovation" is the motto of the iBridge organization. "While traditional search engines provide a means for looking for information, the iBridgeSM Network provides a public, centralized source for unbiased information about early stage technologies and inventions. Our objective is to drive transparency and access to university developed innovations that are available today as well as to field experts, ideas and information. Through the iBridgeSM Network, researchers and those seeking innovations can easily search for and obtain the resources they need." Non-members exploring this site can view the brief descriptions of inventions/innovations by subject or by organization, and see which of these organizations form special communities in iBridge. A free sign-up allows the user to e-mail for more information about the entries. Submissions include technologies that can be licensed, research opportunities, material transfer agreements, and laboratory and equipment availability. The provocative and informative blogs here are accessible to all who visit the site. iBridge is funded in large part by the Kauffman Foundation.
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INAHTA – International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment

Provider: International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)
Description: INAHTA has 46 member agencies in 26 countries in North and Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The members are non-profit organizations producing Health Technology Assessments, and are linked to regional or national government agencies. Member agencies engage in joint projects to evaluate medical technologies of mutual interest. INAHTA produces regularly published Briefs, in which member agencies present overviews of recently published systematic reviews, linked to the full text; HTA (Health Technology Assessment) Checklists, and a newsletter that reports on, among other things, developments and trends in health policy research. Member agencies engage in joint projects to evaluate medical technologies of mutual interest.
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Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

Provider: IDSA
Description: Much information and many links to other useful resources about infectious diseases. Practice guidelines, many available for PDA download; fact sheets.
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Información de Gripe H1N1 – Ciudad de Houston

Provider: City of Houston Dept. of Health and Human Services
Description: Informacion en espanol del Ciudad de Houston que incluida una lista de signos clave de emergencia que requieren atención médica inmediata.
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Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences

Description: An invaluable time-saver, this index lists (and links to) the author submission guidelines of thousands of health and life science journals.

International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation

Provider: IHTSDO (International Health Terminology Standards Organisation)
Description: IHTSDO is a not-for-profit association that develops and promotes use of SNOMED CT to support safe and effective health information exchange. SNOMED CT is a clinical terminology and is considered to be the most comprehensive multilingual healthcare terminology in the world... Each year, avoidable deaths and injuries occur because of poor communication between healthcare practitioners. The delivery of a standard clinical language for use across the world's health information systems can therefore be a significant step towards improving the quality and safety of healthcare.
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International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)

Provider: International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
Description: INCF develops and maintains database and computational infrastructure for neuroscientists. Software tools and standards for the international neuroinformatics community are developed through INCF programs that address infrastructural issues of high importance to the neuroscience community. INCF collects and makes available neuroinformatics tools in the INCF Software Center, where anyone can upload documentation, executables and related files, track use of their software, create a wiki, and establish development teams. Two of the most popular INCF products are Waxholm Space and MUSIC, which are direct outcomes of the INCF Program on Digital Atlasing and Multi-Scale Modeling, respectively. INCF also arranges Scientific Workshops and holds an annual neuroinformatics conference.
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International OCD Foundation

Provider: International OCD Foundation
Description: The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; to provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders, their families and friends, and to support research into the causes of, and effective treatments for, this disease.
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Internet Archive

Provider: Internet Archive (nonprofit organization)
Description: The Internet Archive, a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts, holds a great many free diversions, and many of these are educational-- full-text books, university lectures, music, films, photography and software. There is also the Wayback Machine, for viewing earlier versions of websites: "Browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago." In collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind, Internet Archive now also provides free access to more than a million books for blind, sight-impaired and dyslexic readers.
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Internet History Sourcebooks Project

Provider: Fordham University History Department
Description: An extensive collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts and original sources, divided into sections on Ancient, Medieval and Modern history, with geographic and demographic sub-categories, as well as a number of special resource collections. Some resources are linked and others are provided directly by Fordham University.
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Introduction to Chest Radiology

Provider: University of Virginia
Description: A guide to chest imaging with sections on positioning the patient, technique, anatomy, interpretation, pathology, and a post-test.
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Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

Provider: Duke University Medical Center Library and Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Description: This classic tutorial provides a clear explanation of the reasons for using an evidence-based approach to patient care, and uses a detailed example to illustrate how to research a case using the evidence-based method. There is a self-test at the end.
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IPL2: Information You Can Trust

Provider: Drexel University, Florida State University, members of the IPL2 Consortium
Description: This resource is the result of a merger between the Librarians' Internet Index and the Internet Public Library. Lists of authoritative websites selected by librarians and arranged by subject areas.
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ITIS: Integrated Taxonomic Information System

Provider: ITIS.gov
Description: "Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world... The ITIS is the result of a partnership of federal agencies formed to satisfy their mutual needs for scientifically credible taxonomic information."
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Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator)

Provider: Biosemantics Group and Netherlands BioInformatics Centre
Description: If you have recently written a paper, but are not sure to which journal you should submit it, or are looking for relevant articles to cite, or are an editor looking for reviewers for a particular paper, the Jane search can help. Enter a title and/or abstract of the paper in the search box, and click 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will compare your document with millions of documents in Medline to find the best-matching journals, authors or articles.
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JHSPH Open Courseware

Provider: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Description: More than a hundred public health courses are listed here, with course materials: syllabi, lecture series, readings and assignments. Materials may be used and re-purposed, with the request that the user contact JHSPH to tell them how. Several courses deal with statistical methods in various sub-disciplines. The school also shares a wealth of images, mostly graphs and charts. Browse courses and materials by course, topic, collection or images.
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JING

Provider: TechSmith
Description: Jing is free software for capturing and annotating screen shots or creating screencasts, and the results can be integrated with documents, saved and shared. This easy-to-use application lends itself to collaboration projects and to creating tutorials or illustrating technical bugs in action. A Pro version is also available at a very low cost. Jing is available for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, or Mac OS X.
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Joanna Briggs Institute

Provider: Joanna Briggs Institute
Description: Joanna Briggs Institute is an international, not-for-profit research and development organization specializing in Evidence-Based resources for nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health professionals. JBI offers resources designed for service providers, health professionals and consumers by connecting the best available international evidence to the point of care. An initiative and operational unit of Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of Adelaide.
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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

Provider: JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
Description: Established in 1951, the independent, non-profit Joint Commission provides accreditation and certification services for health care facilities-- hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, home health care providers, etc. and in diverse specialties ranging from critical care to behavioral health. The JCAHO "...seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value." To that end, it produces standards, goals, certifications, awards, quality reports and consumer resources. Standards address levels of performance in areas such as patient rights, patient treatment, medication safety and infection control. JCAHO publishes reviews, white papers, reports including an Annual Report, National Patient Safety Goals, its Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, and numerous newsletters, some of which are freely accessible here.
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Kaiser Health News

Provider: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Description: Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. KHN is a project of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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KidsHealth

Provider: Nemours Foundation
Description: KidsHealth is the largest, most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from prenatal care through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information. KidsHealth has created separate areas designed for children, teenagers and parents. Includes thousands of original in-depth features, articles, animations, games and resources developed by experts in pediatric and adolescent healthcare.
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Lab Tests Online

Provider: American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Description: This website, designed primarily for consumers, was developed to aid the user in understanding the clinical laboratory tests one might undergo as a part of routine medical care or for diagnostic purposes. The site is a collaboration between several professional societies representative of the clinical laboratory community. It may be searched alphabetically by condition or disease name, or according to categories for appropriate routine health screenings. The user can elect to read the text here in English, Czech, German, Spanish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, or Polish translation.
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Learning Radiology

Provider: William Herring, MD, FACR, Albert Einstein Medical Center
Description: This free radiology education resource includes podcasts, lectures (some by faculty at Albert Einstein Medical Center) and interactive tutorials. The materials are divided into categories that include Lectures, Notes, Images, Case of the Week, and Quick Quizzes. Visitors can find lectures on topics ranging from bone tumors to heart disease. Many of the talks are available as .pdf files or PowerPoint presentations. FlashPlayer required for most lectures.
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Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: A research and development division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the Lister Hill Center conducts and supports research and development in the dissemination of high quality imagery, medical language processing, high-speed access to biomedical information, intelligent database systems development, multimedia visualization, knowledge management, data mining and machine-assisted indexing. A diverse staff with backgrounds in medicine, computer science, library and information sciences, linguistics, cognitive science, education, and engineering are committed to maintaining the Lister Hill Center's leadership position in biomedical information research and development.
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MacKinney Collection of Medieval Medical Illustrations

Provider: University of North Carolina
Description: This is a compilation of medical history images from sources housed in a number of different online collections. Please note the posted copyright statement: "This site is intended for educational purposes. The manuscripts represented are not held by the University of North Carolina. Those seeking provenance, reproductions and permissions should contact the holding repository."
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Math.com: The World of Math Online

Provider: math.com
Description: This site offers handy access to calculations, conversions, definitions, a glossary, games, formulas and tables, study and practice resources- and also links to other sources of math-related help and information.
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MayoClinic.com

Provider: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Description: The Mayo Clinic website's mission is, in part, to empower people to manage their own health. To that end, it provides consumers with a diseases and conditions/symptom information section, a drugs and supplements section, information on clinical trials by category. For the medical professional there are open-access Grand Rounds videos and continuing education opportunities. For all, there is Discovery's Edge, an online open-access magazine that highlights Mayo Clinic's research activities in layman's terms.
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MCH Library (Maternal & Child Health Library at Georgetown University)

Provider: Georgetown University
Description: The MCH Library develops knowledge paths, bibliographies, and other information resources. It is provided by the Mary C. Egan Maternal and Child Health Library, one of six Georgetown University libraries. This gateway site offers a compilation of maternal-child health information updated frequently, and also offers paths to information available from other websites. A Community Services Locator feature guides users to sources of support for mothers and children on the local level, in areas like child care, education and special needs, family and parenting issues, health, and financial support.
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MD Anderson Cancer Center – Clinical Trials

Provider: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Description: In addition to providing a public resource on the trials currently being conducted at MD Anderson, each page here includes links to text and videos that address patients' more general questions about clinical trials and studies, including eligibility criteria, the phases of a clinical trial, and the benefits and risks of volunteering to participate.
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MedEdPORTAL

Provider: AAMC (Associaton of American Medical Colleges)
Description: MedEdPORTAL is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources. Copyright and patient privacy issues are addressed during the submission process so users around the globe can download and utilize any of the published resources for educational purposes. Free registration is required for access. Educational videos are available for download, and CME and career networking resources are also available.
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Medical Product Safety Network (MEDSUN)

Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Description: MEDSUN "...is an adverse event reporting program launched in 2002 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The primary goal for MedSun is to work collaboratively with the clinical community to identify, understand, and solve problems with the use of medical devices. Over 350 health care facilities, primarily hospitals, participate in the entire MedSun network." There are MEDSUN sub-networks for various conditions and clinical settings in which medical devices are commonly used: HeartNet, HomeNet, KidNet (neonates), LabNet, SightNet and TissueNet.
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Medicare.gov – Nursing Home Compare

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Description: This website provides a means to research and compare the quality ratings of nursing homes. Search for local facilities and view their ratings based on health inspection, staffing and quality measures that reflect the general well-being of residents. A link to the free "Medicare's Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home" is provided under Help & Resources/Publications.
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MediLexicon

Provider: MediLexicon
Description: This is a free searchable database of medical abbreviations and acronyms on a site that also includes a medical dictionary and other resources.
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MedLinePlus

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: Provides information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on more than 700 diseases and conditions; includes lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
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MEDNAR: Deep Federated Search

Provider: Deep Web Technologies
Description: The MEDNAR federated search engine brings the user high-quality medical information available via the Web. Results return as a relevance-ranked list, with filters that automatically cluster results into manageable and rational groupings under topic, author, publication, date range, etc. along the left side of the results page.
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MedPix Medical Image Database

Provider: Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
Description: MedPix® is a fully web-enabled cross-platform database, integrating images and text. Content is organized by disease location, pathology category, patient profiles, and by image classification and caption. MedPix® can be searched through multiple internal image and text search engines. MedPix® search formulations may be linked directly to PubMed and other outside search engines with a single click. Additional features - Category 1 CME credits, quizzes, uploading, and editing - are available to registered users. A valuable resource for radiology and other allied health staff and trainees, physicians and medical students, nurses and graduate nursing students.
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Medscape Nurses

Provider: Medscape via WebMD Health Professional Network
Description: Medscape Nurses provides nursing professionals with up-to-date, comprehensive clinical information on patient care. With free registration, access to databases and full-text content from nursing journals is provided. Exercises for CME credit are also included.
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Mental Health All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guidance

Provider: DHHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Description: This free online publication provides guidance on planning mental health care at the state level, taking into account all relevant agencies, organizations and established resources.
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Mental Health America

Provider: Mental Health American (formerly National Mental Health Association)
Description: From the website: Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.
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Mental Health Information Network

Provider: Boston University Medical Center
Description: From the website: The Mental Health Information Network (MHIN) of Metro Boston is a three year NLM Information Systems Grant funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), Alumni Medical Library, in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Mental Health (DMH), Metro Boston Area is providing an integrative information resource, as well as training, service, and access to consumers and staff of Metro Boston Area Centers, treatment centers, service providers, consumer advocacy groups, club houses and other affiliated organizations. MHIN is facilitating access to information on mental illness/health and physical illness/health through the development of the MHIN website which will provide a comprehensive access point for quality-filtered information and links, as well as content information and materials provided by DMH and other mental health information providers. The site will serve as a mental health information resource for consumers and staff in the Metro Boston area, as well as regionally, and nationally.
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Merck Manual Medical Library, Home Edition

Provider: Merck & Co., Inc.
Description: This manual is an invaluable resource for the layman, explaining medical conditions from every aspect, with introductions giving background information on the body systems and organs, and providing supporting anatomical and 3-D illustrations. Of particular value is the Drugs section, with information on pharmacokinetics, drug interaction and adverse reactions, herbal supplements and over-the-counter drugs. The Special Subjects area contains sections on medical decision-making, limb prosthetics, travel medicine, women's health, alternative and complementary medicines, and more.
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Merck Veterinary Manual

Provider: Merck & Co., Inc. and Merial Limited
Description: "The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has served veterinarians and other animal health professionals as a concise and reliable animal health reference for over 50 years."
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Merriam-Webster OnLine

Provider: Merriam-Webster
Description: "The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. The online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Collegiate Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book."
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MIT Open Courseware

Provider: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Description: Free lecture notes, exams and videos from MIT. "MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity." (Note: These courses, even where complete, cannot be used for academic credit.) Materials from most courses taught at MIT are available here, and a special section for High School educators is available.
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Musculoskeletal Radiology – Muscle Atlas

Provider: University of Washington
Description: Interactive muscle atlas of the upper and lower extremities. Please note that the images here may not be re-used elsewhere without permission.
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My Family Health Portrait

Provider: Office of the Surgeon General and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH)
Description: A family health history can help to identify genetic health risks. This website enables consumers to create a personal online family health history, which can then be saved to one's own computer to print or to share with other family members or health care providers. Privacy is assured- the data entered is available only to the user.
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MyHealtheVet

Provider: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Description: The Veterans Administration's site for veterans' healthcare and personal medical records access.
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NanoHub.org

Provider: Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Description: Supported by the National Science Foundation, this site is designed for and by the nanotech research community, providing tools and support for nanotech theory, modeling and simulation, and a forum in which to share knowledge within and between different nanotech research areas. This site is also a good resource for teachers, supplying curriculum items in the form of images, videos and learning modules.
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Nanotechnology at NIH

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: This website from the National Institutes of Health demonstrates what nanotechnology is; provides information about potential applications of nanotechnology in detecting, preventing, and treating illnesses; describes some of the research being conducted in the United States; and offers links to nanotechnology resources on the web.
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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Provider: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Description: NASA's fascinating website shares a wealth of information with the public, using multimedia formats, on NASA's past, current and future research and space missions.
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Provider: NAMI
Description: From the website: NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education. NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: "The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine." It is also meant to serve as a source of research-based information for consumers on treatments for conditions which are considered to be "alternatives" to conventional medical treatments. Information is organized primarily in an A to Z listing of Health Topics. Links are also provided to news and current information on relevant topics. Much of the information on the site is available in Spanish.
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National Center for Health Statistics

Provider: CDC/NCHS
Description: National Center for Health Statistics, under the CDC, provides links to all the Vital Statistics series, National Health Statistics Reports, National Health Care Surveys, birth and mortality records, etc. that are available online from the U.S. Government.
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National Center for PTSD

Provider: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Description: "The PILOTS database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events."
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National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Provider: National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Description: The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS believes in evidence-based advocacy for systemic changes at the federal level in how the nation researches, regulates, finances, and delivers quality cancer care. NCCS organizes Cancer Advocacy Now!™, a legislative advocacy network that engages constituents across the country in federal cancer-related issues. Patient education is also a priority of NCCS.
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National Guideline Clearinghouse

Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Description: Clinical Practice Guidelines. Summaries with links to available full text.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: "The Institute plans, conducts, fosters and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects." There is a wealth of information here, through links and integral content, for patients, researchers and health care professionals. Includes information on new clinical trials and provides links to individual clinical trial websites. For consumers, there is a special Health Information Network one can sign up for, which will then feed only the information of particular interest to the individual user.
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National Hurricane Center

Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Description: The National Hurricane Center website provides interactive satellite and radar maps, frequently-updated land and marine advisories, and (in the presence of active storm systems)updated forecasts based on its aerial reconnaissance findings. Three- and 5-day outlooks, likely landfall ranges ("cones"), wind speed prediction maps and storm surge projections are featured. Many links to other authoritative and relevant emergency planning resources are provided from this site. There is a downloadable blank hurricane tracking map available, and RSS feed is provided.
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Provider: NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Description: An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) "...conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases." Publications and reports, information on clinical studies, and general information on conditions and diseases falling within its scope of research. NIAID's scope has expanded to also include biodefense/bioterror issues in recent years.
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of these diseases, facilitation of training for basic and clinical scientists who carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on the progress of this research. The site includes a Health Information Index in English and Spanish.
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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on a broad spectrum of metabolic diseases: diabetes, obesity, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive and liver diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, and hematology. Health information for the public (in English and Spanish) and details about research and funding are included here.
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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Provider: NIGMS - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Description: "The mission of [NIGMS] is to support research that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention." NIGMS provides training and career grants, including a grants and opportunities program for minorities. This website is a gold mine for educators, providing scientist interviews, short films on special topics, an image database, posters, fact sheets, even interactive games. One can access or sign up for Biomedical Beat, the free NIGMS online newsletter, as well as order many other free publications. For researchers there is a blog, NIGMS Feedback Loop, that keeps one up to date on funding opportunities and future plans.
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National Institute of Mental Health

Provider: NIH National Institute of Mental Health
Description: From the website: The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. This public health mandate demands that we harness powerful scientific tools to achieve better understanding, treatment, and eventually, prevention of these disabling conditions that affect millions of Americans. To fulfill its mission, the Institute: * conducts research on mental disorders and the underlying basic science of brain and behavior; * supports research on these topics at universities and hospitals around the United States; * collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on the causes, occurrence, and treatment of mental illnesses; * supports the training of more than 1,000 scientists to carry out basic and clinical research; and * communicates information to scientists, the public, the news media, and primary care and mental health professionals about mental illnesses, the brain, behavior, mental health, and opportunities and advances in research in these areas.
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National Institute of Mental Health: Mental Health Topics

Provider: NIH National Institute of Mental Health
Description: From the website: Mental disorders are common health conditions. Information about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for: * Anxiety Disorders * Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD) * Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) * Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness) * Borderline Personality Disorder * Depression * Eating Disorders * Generalized Anxiety Disorder * Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) * Panic Disorder * Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) * Schizophrenia * Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) Getting Help: Locate Services Locate mental health services in your area, affordable healthcare, NIMH clinical trials, and listings of professionals and organizations.
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: NINDS conducts, funds and guides research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke, and supports related basic research.
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National Institute on Aging

Provider: U.S. National Institutes of Health
Description: "NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research." A large number of free publications, some provided in Spanish, are available for downloading. These include fact sheets, reports and a short e-book, Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery. Links to information about research projects, trials, health- and aging-related organizations, and other related resources are provided.
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Provider: NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Description: From the website: NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by: * Conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment * Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and Federal Programs on alcohol-related issues * Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work * Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public
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National Institutes of Health Public Access

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: Here the NIH furnishes details of the Public Access policy as mandated in Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) and answers frequently asked questions about compliance, submission of articles, etc. Authors writing about their research, if funded wholly or in part by the NIH, would do well to check this website. Revisions to the implementation guidelines of the policy have already been made, and further revisions may be made in the future.
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National Pesticide Information Center

Provider: Oregon State University and US Environmental Protection Agency
Description: NPIC provides comprehensive, objective scientific information on pesticides and related topics to enable citizens to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. The website provides links to many resources, including MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets); product label information; fact sheets from various government agencies; contact information for manufacturers; EPA regulations; and emergency resources.
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National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

Provider: National Science Digital Library
Description: From the website: The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education... NSDL is designed primarily for K-16 educators, but anyone can access NSDL.org and search the library at no cost. Access to most resources discovered through NSDL is free; however, some content providers may require a login, or a nominal fee or subscription to retrieve their specific resources.
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National Science Foundation

Provider: National Science Foundation
Description: The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers full grant-funding information to the research community- from opportunity, to application deadline, to awards. NSF policy on data sharing and data management are also provided here. Those seeking grant information may want to go straight to the Site Map for faster navigation to their areas of interest. The NSF funds approximately 10,000 new scientific grant awards annually for research in a variety of scientific fields. To the general public, the NSF site provides a multimedia gallery of news, speeches and lectures, special reports and overviews of NSF research.
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National Weather Service Forecast Office – Houston/Galveston, Texas

Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Description: This is the National Weather Service page for our area. Contains various types of forecasts, imagery, tropical weather updates and more.
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NationMaster.com

Provider: Luke Metcalfe and Rapid Intelligence Pty. Ltd.
Description: This is a site that compiles statistical and demographic data on many topics for international comparison. The data are from authenticated, cited sources. "NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. ...you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."
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Nature Network

Provider: Nature Publishing Group
Description: Hosted by Nature Publishing Group, Nature Network is a collection of very active blogs and forums where scientists network and discuss science and research, concretely or philosophically. As the website's header says, "Connect - Discuss - Explore - Search." Disciplines represented: neuroscience, genetics, bioinformatics, physics, chemistry, virology, proteomics, and many more.
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Nature.com Open Innovation Pavilion

Provider: Nature.com and InnoCentive
Description: "NPG [Nature Publishing Group] has partnered with InnoCentive to launch the nature.com open innovation pavilion. By giving readers the opportunity to participate in research and development challenges, the nature.com open innovation pavilion aims to facilitate greater scientific collaboration... Companies and not-for-profit organizations (known as Seekers) can post Challenges in life sciences, physical sciences and clinical medicine on the nature.com open innovation pavilion. As Solvers, users can apply their expertise to important problems, stretch their creative boundaries, and win cash awards."
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NBIC (Netherlands BioInformatics Centre)

Provider: Netherlands BioInformatics Centre
Description: NBIC is engaged in bioinformatics research and education. Its website includes free software downloads, information on databases and projects, a journal and newsletter, and secondary-level education materials.
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NeedyMeds

Provider: NeedyMeds
Description: This website provides information about assistance available to help with the cost of generic and brand-name drugs, as well as links to disease-based programs providing financial assistance with health care costs.
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NetterImages.com

Provider: Elsevier
Description: This collection of images by Frank Netter, M.D. and other excellent medical illustrators is the online version of the CIBA collection. Some collections can be browsed here, along with two texts: Netter's Concise Atlas of Orthopaedic Anatomy and Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry. Note: Although many of these illustrations can be viewed free of charge, downloading them- for use in presentations or for publication, for instance- can only be done at a substantial cost.
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Neuroscience Information Framework 3.1

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is a semantically-enhanced portal to a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF enhances discovery and access to often unindexed but publicly available research data, datasets, software and tools in the deep web, as well as linking to PubMed records and open-access literature. The NIF Project provides the NIF Registry, Antibody Registry, Drug Related Gene Database, neuroscience ontology and a way to contribute to it (via the NeuroLex wiki) and semantic tagging services. NIF Navigator, a customizable, stand-alone search tool for incorporation into websites or wikis, draws query results from all the NIF's own components and from other sites and accessible databases. The valuable resources at NIF are too numerous to be described adequately here.
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Neuroscience Online: an electronic textbook for the neurosciences

Provider: Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, UT Medical School, Houston
Description: "This online, interactive courseware for the study of neuroscience is provided by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The project is being developed under the direction of the Department Chair and Editor, John H. Byrne." Due to its largely multimedia presentation, the text cannot be downloaded-- it must be experienced online. The preface to this absorbing resource indicates that it is meant primarily as a course for the first-year medical student, but is also useful for more advanced students. Includes end-of-chapter review questions.
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New England Complex Systems Institute

Provider: New England Complex Systems Institute
Description: The science of complex systems builds upon the traditional focus on individual systems or parts of systems, concentrating instead on integration of interdependency within and between systems that form networks of cause and effect. With humanity as its scale, complex systems research applies scientific method to further the understanding and predictability of behavior, social interaction, and the consequences of societal policies and decisions. The New England Complex Systems Institute develops and applies new mathematical approaches and multiscale analysis to diverse scientific and social systems like cell science, biodiversity, altruism, ethnic violence, economic crisis, climate change, and the healthcare system. Free full-text access to many papers on complex systems is available here.
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New York Academy of Medicine Library Grey Literature Collection

Provider: New York Academy of Medicine
Description: The Gray Literature Report is a part of the New York Academy of Medicine Library's website. "The Grey Literature Report is a bimonthly publication of The New York Academy of Medicine Library alerting readers to new grey literature publications in health services research and selected public health topics." Search by title, author, or keyword. Many of the retrieved publications are freely available online.
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NextBio

Provider: NextBio
Description: NextBio Basic is a free web application providing access to a 'curated, correlated database' of public data which also integrates literature, clinical trials and scientific news. Its semantic framework is based on gene, tissue, disease and compound ontologies. A single search for information on a gene yields results categorically arranged on a single page: an overview of the gene's functions; a list of tissues in which the gene is expressed; diseases and compounds relating to the gene; a list of the top topic-associated researchers and authors; literature, associated clinical trials, and more. Registered users of this application (registration for this basic version is free) can personalize their experience, communicate, collaborate and share data with the rest of the NextBio community.
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NIH Common Fund

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: From the website: The NIH Common Fund was enacted into law by Congress through the 2006 NIH Reform Act to support cross-cutting, trans-NIH programs that require participation by at least two NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) or would otherwise benefit from strategic planning and coordination. The requirements for the Common Fund encourage collaboration across the ICs while providing the NIH with flexibility to determine priorities for Common Fund support. To date, the Common Fund has been used to support a series of short term, exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs known collectively as the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.
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NIH Health Information

Provider: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Description: Developed by NIH, the U.S. Government's health research agency, this site provides links to articles, research, news, and guides to finding reliable Internet health information. The site is divided into sections on body systems, health and wellness, conditions and diseases, and procedures. Also provides information organized according to user category: children and teens, men, women, minorities, and seniors.
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NIH Radio

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: This site provides free health-related news reports from National Institutes of Health in radio, podcast and transcript formats. One can also hear the latest reports by phone. Length ranges from one-minute spots to 25-minute broadcasts that each include an in-depth interview. Past broadcasts are available back to January of 2011.
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NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting

Provider: Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health
Description: This is a service of the NIH's Center for Information Technology, a growing, searchable collection of National Institutes of Health and Health and Human Services streaming videos and podcasts. Thousands of lectures (including some Grand Rounds), meetings and special events are made available here. Most are open for worldwide public viewing (RealPlayer required.) A minority are restricted to agency employees and clearly marked as such. Lectures and events are also presented live via this site. Reading the FAQ section and testing before playing to an audience is advised. These presentations average about an hour in length and span a wide array of topics.
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NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme

Provider: National Institute of Health Research (UK)
Description: The Health Technology Assessment Programme produces independent research information about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care in the National Health Service.
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NIHSeniorHealth

Provider: National Institute on Aging/National Library of Medicine
Description: "NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information." Because this site was developed jointly by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), it differs somewhat from the information in the "Seniors Health" section of the NIH website. NIHSeniorHealth has three special features which make it especially user-friendly: a variable text size option, contrast on/off option, and an auditory version.
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Ning.com

Provider: Ning, Inc.
Description: Ning is a social networking site- join a network relevant to your interests, or use the tools provided to create a new network of your own. A few of the features offered include the ability to integrate your network with your Twitter, invite others to join, use Ning to share content or feed RSS in or out.
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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Provider: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Description: The NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) website links or provides direct access to information on hazardous substances, permissible exposure limits and emergency procedures, as well as on other occupational safety issues. NIOSH publishes Alerts and a downloadable Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, its Manual of Analytical Methods, and databases like the Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
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NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Provider: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Description: The NIST website outlines the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in establishing standards that enhance many areas of American life, including the health care industry, for example: statistics, calibration and other measurement tools, screening and diagnostics, information science and optical physics. Drilling down to division level, one can read about the various research projects under way and some full-text articles on these are freely available. NIST is also the source for official, precise time in the United States.
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NITRC: The Source for Neuroimaging Tools and Resources

Provider: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse
Description: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) is sponsored by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research. It offers the neuroscience community free databases and applications for imaging, a forum and a news feed. Researchers can look for applications based on their attributes and popularity, and can also compare similar utilities, check on software development stages, and submit their own databases and applications for sharing. Many links to related resources are also provided here.
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NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit

Provider: National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)
Description: This website from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) contains useful resources on preparing plans to meet any kind of disaster-- storms and flooding, earthquakes, terrorism, pandemics-- and links to many governmental and outside sources. In addition to providing a clearly organized site, to help the new user navigate the website, a video tutorial has been posted.
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NSW Multicultural Health Communication

Provider: New South Wales Ministry of Health
Description: The chief resources of interest here that are applicable for healthcare professionals in any country are the multilingual translations available (from Albanian to Urdu) for communicating to patients about a large number of healthcare topics (from domestic violence to yellow fever.) Cue cards in various languages can also be downloaded. Browsing under Publications may yield more useful material.
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Nursing Knowledge International

Provider: Sigma Theta Tau
Description: Nursing Knowledge International is a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Its mission is "to help nurses help others... by providing products and services that serve the global community of nurses in its pursuit of health care knowledge, career advancement, research and continued development of the nursing profession." The website is a portal to resources, free and fee, including books, journals, individual articles, CD-ROM and video instruction, and news items. Free registration gives access to more resources, and allows the user to create a personal profile.
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Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: A website that organizes a wealth of links to useful nursing and allied health sites, from continuing education to disease information and evidence-based practice resources.
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NursingCenter

Provider: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Description: This site is a multi-faceted resource for nurses which includes CME activities, job search resources, news, drug update alerts and discussion forums. Although registration is not required, optional free registration allows the user to create an individualized profile for tracking your CME activities and filtering information to your own specialty or interests. Please note: many free full-text articles are included, but many references do not provide free full text if accessed directly from NursingCenter. Please, always check HAM-TMC Library's A-Z journal list before paying for an article at NursingCenter; the Library subscribes to a full collection of LWW journals on your behalf.
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OER Commons (Open Educational Resources)

Provider: Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
Description: An open courseware site containing course content and trainers' resources for courseware ranging from college to K-12. Providers of the content include prestigious educational institutions like University of California Berkeley, Rice University's Connexions project, Carnegie Mellon University and many more.
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Office of Continuing Medical Education, Baylor College of Medicine

Provider: Baylor College of Medicine
Description: A complete listing of Baylor's accredited CME opportunities for professional staff- activities, online coursework, conferences, grand rounds, etc.
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Office of Dietary Supplements

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: The National Institutes of Health provide this website in large part to protect consumers and help them to make reasoned choices on dietary supplements. Find downloadable Fact Sheets on about 75 herbal and chemical supplements; also included are news items and health information, safety tips and fraud warnings, and links out to information provided by FDA and USDA websites.
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Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/NIH
Description: "The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by Assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training..."
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Office of Rare Diseases Research

Provider: National Institutes of Health
Description: "The ORDR [Office of Rare Diseases Research] Web site aims to answer questions about rare diseases and the activities of the ORDR for patients, their families, healthcare providers, researchers, educators, students, and anyone with concern for and interest in rare diseases. The site provides information about ORDR-sponsored biomedical research, scientific conferences, and rare and genetic diseases. It also serves as a portal to information on major topics of interest to the rare diseases community."
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Office of Science Education (NIH)

Provider: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Description: This is a resource for teachers of science at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Lesson plans are provided. Search by topic, grade level or format.
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Open WetWare

Provider: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Description: "OpenWetWare is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology & biological engineering. OWW provides a place for labs, individuals, and groups to organize their own information and collaborate with others easily and efficiently. In the process, we hope that OWW will not only lead to greater collaboration between member groups, but also provide a useful information portal to our colleagues, and ultimately the rest of the world."
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Partners in Animal Health

Provider: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Description: Partners in Animal Health was established in 2005 by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The program's mission is to improve animal health and well-being through the creation and distribution of innovative educational materials for veterinary professionals and pet owners. All text and videos geared to pet owners are freely available, while videos for veterinary students and veterinarians may require a subscription.
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Pathways to Science

Provider: Institute for Broadening Participation
Description: Pathways to Science emphasizes "connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources." Sections for Faculty, K-12 Students, Undergrads, Grad Students, and Postdocs are included.
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PharmGKB: Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Stanford University
Description: PharmGKB's mission is "to collect, encode, and disseminate knowledge about the impact of human genetic variations on drug response. We curate primary genotype and phenotype data, annotate gene variants and gene-drug-disease relationships via literature review, and summarize important PGx genes and drug pathways."
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PHPartners

Provider: PHPartners Editorial Board
Description: Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. Collaborating organizations include: the American Public Health Association, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medical Library Association, National Library of Medicine, and the Public Health Foundation. The site serves as a portal for information compiled with the intention of helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to the end of improving and protecting the public's health. The site provides links to information in several categories, including: health promotion and education; literature and guidelines; health data tools and statistics; grants and funding; and education and training.
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Podcasts from the University of Oxford

Provider: University of Oxford
Description: A collection of about 600 predominantly audio, and some video, files of lectures by and interviews with Oxford University faculty. Of particular interest are those from the Medical Sciences and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisions, including several podcasts on Darwin. (Instead of clicking the hyperlink title of a listing, click on the "show media items" button to see individual podcasts under that heading.)
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Pollen.com

Provider: SDI Health, LLC
Description: Primarily a quick linker that facilitates navigating to information on current pollen conditions and short-term forecasts (as well as weather forecasts) by zip code, this site also provides a seasonal allergen plant reference tool, a sign-up for receiving pollen alerts, and links to many other allergy websites. A mobile application is available for free download.
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Prezi

Provider: Prezi Inc.
Description: Prezi is a user-friendly application for creating interesting presentations that are much less linear, or slide-based, than the presentations that can be made using PowerPoint. The basic level of Prezi is free, and there are two paid levels that provide both more features and more storage capacity. The site includes tutorials. Note: All Prezi presentations created at the Free level are publicly available.
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PRIM&R: Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

Provider: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Description: Via publications and press releases, accreditation, education and networking activities funded through memberships, this organization promotes the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects. Some of the white papers and general information are freely accessible, but much of the site is restricted to PRIM&R members.
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PRIMO Database

Provider: American Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries
Description: PRIMO = Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Database. "PRIMO is a means to promote and share peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments. The Committee hopes that publicizing selective, high quality resources will help librarians to respond to the educational challenges posed by still emerging digital technologies."
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Profiles in Science

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: This collection from the National Library of Medicine provides biographical, career and bibliographic information on a selection of scientists in the medical and biomedical fields.
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Project Gutenberg – Online Catalog

Provider: Project Gutenberg
Description: "Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device. We carry high quality items: Our books were previously published on paper by bona fide publishers and digitized by us with the help of thousands of volunteers. All our ebooks can be easily downloaded: Choose between ePub, Mobipocket, HTML and simple text formats. Our books are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks."
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Project Safety Net

Provider: St. Luke's Episcopal Health System
Description: Project Safety Net, endorsed by Harris County Public Healthcare System Council, is a free, interactive and bilingual (English/Spanish) public health page from St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities. Find information on local free healthcare access: safety net clinic locations, services, hours of operation, languages spoken, and financial requirements. Project Safety Net also facilitates health planners in identifying and prioritizing areas of insufficient capacity with a view to expansion of services.
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Public Health Genomics

Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: The CDC presents links and resources for consumers and health professionals here. Topics include genetic counseling and testing, newborn screening, population research, genomics and more.
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Public Health Image Library (PHIL)

Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: From the website: "...the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. We welcome public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files."
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Quertle

Provider: Quertle, LLC
Description: Developed by two experts in bioinformatics and data analysis, Quertle offers a uniquely effective way to execute a combined search of the biomedical literature in PubMed, the RePORTER grants database, TOXLINE, and a medical/life science news outlet. This tool also searches the full text of open-access material in BioMed Central and PubMed Central, as well as that of user-submitted scientific whitepapers and research posters. Quertle uses natural-language query constructs very like sentence structure and uses relationships to return relevant results. For details on how it works, see the FAQ tab. A handy brochure on searching and video/other tutorials are found under the Resources tab. Quertle also works with various bibliographic management tools, including RefWorks. Searches can be saved, and alerts service is available (these features require the user to set up a free account.)
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RAND COMPARE

Provider: RAND Corporation
Description: COMPARE (Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts) is a project of RAND Health, a division of RAND Corporation (a private, nonprofit research company.) COMPARE provides "...information and tools to help policymakers, the media, and other interested parties understand, design, and evaluate health policies." COMPARE synthesizes existing knowledge, delineates the policy options already on the table, and analyzes and creates projections of proposed policies' effects, whether intended or unintended, on our healthcare system.
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Ready America

Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Description: "Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed" are the main headings here. Content is viewable in twelve languages other than English. Numerous checklists, brochures and documents are available for free download, to help citizens of diverse population groups in planning and preparing for a wide variety of disaster situations.
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Research 101

Provider: University of Washington Information Literacy Learning
Description: This is an interactive tutorial on the basics of doing research, appropriate for use by secondary school and college undergraduate students. Addresses topic choice, primary and secondary sources, evaluation of information sources, and more.
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Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health

Provider: Portland State University
Description: From the website: The Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health was established in 1984 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. This goal is accomplished through collaborative research partnerships with family members, service providers, policy makers, and other concerned persons.
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Researchmatch.org

Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources
Description: This website from Department of Health and Human Service's Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium is for researchers recruiting subjects, and for those who would like to volunteer to participate in clinical and other health studies. (University of Texas Health Science Center Houston's Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and UT Medical Branch's Institute for Translational Sciences are members of CTSA.) Institutions and potential volunteers register here; personal information of volunteers is kept secure. "Anyone can join ResearchMatch. Many studies are looking for healthy people... while some are looking for people with specific health conditions. ResearchMatch can help ‘match’ you with any type of research study, ranging from surveys to clinical trials, always giving you the choice to decide what studies may interest you."
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Retraction Watch

Provider: Ivan Oransky
Description: Retraction Watch is a blog that serves the scientific community by reporting on retractions of scientific papers. Its author, Ivan Oransky, is executive editor of Reuters Health, teaches medical journalism at New York University and is treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists. He has also been a managing editor of Scientific American and deputy editor of The Scientist.
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Robert Bendheim Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology

Provider: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Ophthalmology
Description: "The Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology is a database of images drawn from the vast clinical experience of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary specialists and their colleagues around the world. The Digital Atlas is intended to serve as a visual reference and educational supplement for ophthalmologists, general physicians, and medical students."
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Description: This area of the RWJF site is devoted to current healthcare issues. Of particular interest is its clear and timely information about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
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RxNorm

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: From the website: RxNorm provides standard names for clinical drugs... and for dose forms as administered to a patient. It provides links from clinical drugs, both branded and generic, to their active ingredients, drug components (active ingredient + strength), and related brand names... RxNorm links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including... First Databank, Micromedex, MediSpan, Gold Standard Alchemy, and Multum. By providing links between these vocabularies, RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and vocabulary. RxNorm is one of a suite of designated standards for use in U.S. Federal Government systems for the electronic exchange of clinical health information.
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SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Publications

Provider: SAMHSA's National Health Information Center
Description: This is the SAMHSA bookstore site. Many publications are free except for shipping cost, and some can be downloaded free.
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Science at Creative Commons [formerly Science Commons]

Provider: Creative Commons
Description: From the website: "The more we understand about science and its complexities, the more important it is for scientific data to be shared openly. It’s not useful to have ten different labs doing the same research and not sharing their results; likewise, we’re much more likely to be able to pinpoint diseases if we have genomic data from a large pool of individuals. Since 2004, we’ve been focusing our efforts to expand the use of Creative Commons licenses to scientific and technical research."
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Science.gov

Provider: usa.gov
Description: Science.gov searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including R&D results.
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ScienceStage

Provider: ScienceStage.com
Description: From the provider: "ScienceStage.com is a virtual conference room, lecture hall, laboratory, library, and meeting venue all in one. It offers new methods of scientific presentation, scientific discourse, and academic knowledge transfer by using video streaming, audio streaming, and text features. Sign up for a free account to be able to post material and join the ScienceStage community. Many different scientific disciplines are represented here, along with some humanities. Browse by field/discipline and content type. Video resources include links to Grand Rounds videos available on the Web, and to TED talks. Free registration is required for full participation and to post items, but most content is open to visitors.
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Scirus

Provider: Elsevier
Description: Scirus is a search engine focused on science only: "With over 370 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information." The materials linked to Scirus, aside from Elsevier's own resources, come from American Physical Society, Nature Publishing Group, BioMed Central, Sage, Royal Society Publishing, NASA and many others.
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Scitable

Provider: Nature Education
Description: Scitable is a free website with international participation; its current focus is on all aspects of genetics. Created for educators and students working at the graduate and undergraduate levels, it may well be accessible enough for some high school students. Includes many free articles within "topic rooms," and offers blogging, the ability to post questions, opportunities to contribute as writer or mentor, and formation of groups for discussion or curriculum. Free registration required for full participation.
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Servier Medical Art

Provider: LABORATOIRES SERVIER
Description: This section of the Servier website is an online PowerPoint image bank of medical illustrations, free for educational use, and otherwise free but for the requirement to properly acknowledge the source when using for publication.
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Sigma Theta Tau International – Honor Society of Nursing

Provider: Sigma Theta Tau
Description: The Honor Society of Nursing aims to support learning and professional development for nurses and "to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people." Some parts of the website are restricted to Sigma Theta Tau members, but there is much useful information and service here for all nurses to access, like the Career Advisor, which puts one in touch with an individual according to one's specialty interest, free articles and online courses.
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Smithsonian Institution

Provider: Smithsonian Institution
Description: The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization, composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.
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Society for Neuroscience

Provider: Society for Neuroscience
Description: The Society for Neuroscience offers the expected features, many of them open to non-members: meeting abstracts dating back to 2000; its latest Annual Report; information on its policies and guidelines; and Neuroscience in the News. There are unexpected free treasures in the section, History of Neuroscience: a selection of full-text classic neuroscience articles; six volumes of "The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography;" and a large series of Quicktime videos of autobiographical/scientific talks and interviews from eminent neuroscientists made between 1994 and 2008. Also notable is the inclusion of useful resources for non-scientists and educators: the NERVE "Virtual Encycloportal" for K-12 students and their teachers; and consumer information, like "Brain Facts: A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System," and a series of Flash videos, "Searching for Answers," on various brain diseases and disorders.
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SourceForge

Provider: SourceForge
Description: "Find, create, and publish Open Source software for free."
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SpectroscopyNow.com

Provider: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Description: This set of newsletters encompasses every application and type of spectroscopy, including medical imaging. The reader can sign up for RSS feeds on areas of particular interest (including MRI, NMR, proteomics and chemometrics), view podcasts, and check on industry conference schedules. Note: Free registration is required for access to some areas of this website.
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SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages

Provider: Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library/New England Region NN/LM
Description: SPIRAL provides patient handouts for download, in Chinese, Lao, Khmer, Hmong, Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese. Several H1N1/pandemic flu documents are available, along with handouts and brochures on about 30 other diseases and health topics.
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Stem Cells at the National Academies

Provider: National Academy of Sciences
Description: "Stem cell research is being pursued in the hope of achieving major medical breakthroughs. Drawing on expert scientists, doctors, bioethicists, and others, the National Academies have examined the potential of stem cell technologies and provided a forum for discussing the ethical implications of stem cell research. Explore this Web site for information on stem cell basics, the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, current activities, related activities, and related reports."
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STITCH (Search Tool for Interactions of Chemicals) 3.1: Chemical-Protein Interactions

Provider: University of Copenhagen, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Technische Universitat Dresden, Universitat Zurich
Description: STITCH is a resource to explore known and predicted interactions of chemicals and proteins. Chemicals are linked to other chemicals and proteins by evidence derived from experiments, databases and the literature. STITCH contains interactions for over 74,000 small molecules and over 2.5 million proteins in 630 organisms." Search by single or multiple: name, chemical structure, or protein sequence; qualify by organism.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Provider: US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Description: The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its sub-agencies pursue a mission of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Through grants and contract awards, SAMHSA and its subagencies support programs and organizations on state, territorial, tribal, and community levels through grant and contract awards. SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics & Quality is an authoritative source of mental health and drug abuse data for the country.
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Surgical Planning Laboratory

Provider: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Description: From the website: "The main research of the SPL is to develop post-processing methods for digital medical imaging data and to use these methods for answering real-life questions." Contains an image gallery, full-text access to publications, downloadable tutorials and software. Brigham & Women's Hospital is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
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Symbols.com: Online Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms

Provider: HME Publishing
Description: By entering parameters defining key characteristics of a symbol, the user can search for the meaning of a symbol and also link to further information about the symbol's origins and related symbols. To find a symbol that expresses a specific meaning, search by keyword in the on-site Google box, or use the word index provided.
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Tech Terms Computer Dictionary

Provider: TechTerms.com
Description: "The Tech Terms Dictionary is a constantly growing collection of computer and technology terms. Each definition is written in a way that is easy for the reader to understand and serves to explain the term, not just define it." Search by term, "tech factor" or category-- Internet, Software, Hardware. An acronym section is also included. Note: Terms of Use are posted for this copyrighted website. Copying definitions or explanations for any but personal use is prohibited.
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Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) Initiative

Provider: TIGER Initiative
Description: From the website, the new vision statement: “To enable nurses and inter-professional colleagues to use informatics and emerging technologies to make healthcare safer, more effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable by interweaving evidence and technology seamlessly into practice, education and research fostering a learning healthcare system.” Some of the organizations involved in the TIGER initiative include the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, the American Nurses Association, the AACN, and the Association of Nurse Executives. Readers are free to join the effort or simply keep up with developments by reading the teams' WIKIs.
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TED.com (Technology – Entertainment – Design)

Provider: TED Conferences, LLC
Description: "Ideas Worth Spreading." This organization has posted free videos of talks given at the TED annual conferences, with Creative Commons licensing that allows free downloading and re-use as well as viewing. "The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)." Speakers include world-renowned scientists addressing global issues; performers include musicians and other artists.
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TEXAS (Training Excellence in Aging Studies) Program

Provider: University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Reynolds Foundation
Description: This website from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is a portal to a geriatrics education program funded by the Reynolds Foundation. TEXAS "...provides a centralized location for students, residents and other learners to access the educational projects, assignments, assessment instruments and content developed by UTH Reynolds faculty and staff... TEXAS has developed a model that depicts how the ACGME and AAMC competencies are integrated into geriatric learning at all stages of learning: novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient and expert. This model provides a schematic of training initiatives, outcomes expected and evaluation methods as they relate to the five stages of learning."
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Texas Department of Public Safety: Hurricane Preparedness

Provider: Texas Department of Public Safety
Description: This State of Texas site contains full-text documents and links to other helpful websites like weather alert sources. Advice to communities launching public awareness campaigns on hurricane preparedness is provided here, along with documents addressing issues like preparation for evacuation, securing one's home and property, facts about inland flooding, information on post-storm environmental hazards like asbestos, storm effects by wind strength, etc.
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Texas Department of State Health Services

Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Description: A very broad spectrum of useful health-related resources and information for Texas residents is presented or linked to by this website. Browse or search for information on state regulations, diseases, statistics, consumer product safety, food and drug safety, immunization, professional licensing, social services- and much, much more.
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Texas Department of State Health Services Center for Health Statistics

Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Description: "The DSHS Center for Health Statistics was established to provide a convenient access point for health-related data for Texas. Our objective is to be a source of information for assessment of community health and for public health planning. Our data are used to support research, grant applications and policy development and to provide rapid needs response to health emergencies." Statistical data provided by region in spreadsheet format.
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Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

Provider: Texas A&M University
Description: This Agricultural Extension website provides easy links from its home page to pages devoted to drought, hurricane, wildfire, influenza and disaster recovery resources. It provides valuable information not only for urbanites, but supplies advice to farmers and ranchers on securing crops and providing for livestock, and for seeking assistance from the federal government.
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Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center

Provider: Texas Heart Institute
Description: This website is an award-winner and has been highlighted in the Internet Scout Report. Its first focus is on patient and consumer education, but it also links to a page of physician-targeted resources and publications. For the consumer there are questionnaires designed to help the user ascertain their own cardiac health and risk behaviors; for patients, there is an extensive glossary of terms and a detailed section explaining heart conditions and surgical procedures designed to correct them.
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Texas Influenza Surveillance Information – Texas Department of State Health Services

Provider: Texas Department of State Health Services
Description: This page includes personal and family preparedness advice, information for health care professionals, and the Department's news on Swine Flu in the state of Texas, including school closings. Links to updated CDC information are also provided.
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Texas Medical Board

Provider: Texas Medical Board
Description: This is the official website of the Texas Medical Board, providing information for licensing of physicians, physician assistants, and acupuncturists in the state of Texas. Their stated mission is "to protect and enhance the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for the citizen of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education."
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Texas Online: Emergency Preparedness

Provider: State of Texas
Description: The State of Texas portal site's emergency preparedness section provides advice and a detailed list of resources on preparing family, home and vehicle for a storm; getting assistance for people with special needs; evacuating; and accessing government resources for recovery. Links to its related pages on coping with other types of natural disasters are available here.
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Texas Records and Information Locator (TRAIL)

Provider: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Description: "For each Texas state agency we have included a link to the TRAIL page that provides contact information, addresses, phone numbers and links to enabling legislation for that agency. We have also provided a link directly to the agency's Web site."
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Texas Recovery Act (ARRA) Funding

Provider: National Institutes of Health/U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Description: This NIH/DHHS page lists the categories of grant funding available to the State of Texas from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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Texas Statutes

Provider: State of Texas/Texas Legislative Council
Description: Searchable database of Texas law. Look up the Texas Code section by section, or search by keyword for a term in all or in specific sections, and find your term highlighted wherever it appears within the full text of results. Download full text in pdf or zip file format.
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TheLancet.com – H1N1 Flu Resource Center

Provider: TheLancet.com
Description: The Lancet, a venerable British medical journal, is providing free resources for the health care community on the H1N1 influenza virus. Research articles from Elsevier journals, a news feed from Elsevier Global Medical News, and up-to-date information on the H1N1 pandemic from the CDC, ECDC, Eurosurveillance, PandemicFlu.gov, UK Health Protection Agency, and WHO websites are all available at this website. Currently, this site is no longer updated regularly, but the original content is still available. New information will be added in the event of a new pandemic.
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This Week in the History of Psychology

Provider: York University, Toronto
Description: This is a series of podcasts produced by Christopher D. Green, professor of psychology and of philosophy at York University, Toronto. Dr. Green is a researcher in theoretical cognitive psychology. "The focus of each episode is an interview with an expert on a featured event that occurred during that particular week in psychology's past."
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THOMAS

Provider: Library of Congress
Description: Until the end of 2014, the Library of Congress will continue to provide this searchable portal to a wide range of Congressional documents and activities-- directories, bills and resolutions, committee reports, treaties, the Congressional Record's Daily Digest, the U.S. Code, primary historical resources like the Federalist Papers-- and also links with other sites, most notably USA.gov, the official gateway to all US government information. After 2014, the new site for all this information will be Congress.gov (currently http://beta.congress.gov ).
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TILT (Texas Information Literacy Tutorial)

Provider: University of Texas at Austin Library Instruction and Information Literacy Services
Description: A tutorial for library and Internet users that helps users to: determine which are the best resources to answer their research questions; evaluate the quality of information retrieved via the Web; understand the basics of copyright law; and more. Shockwave Flash 3 plug-in required for interactive features.
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Tour of the Cell

Provider: National Science Foundation
Description: This is a close-up view and explanation of the parts that make a cell function.
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Treatment Advocacy Center

Provider: Treatment Advocacy Center
Description: The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This site provides a guide to each state's laws governing the eligibility criteria that must be met for commitment for inpatient and outpatient mental illness treatment. A "Library" of free documents is also filterable by state and topic. A searchable section called "Preventable Tragedies" chronicles incidents involving individuals with neurobiological disorders.
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Tropical Diseases (WHO)

Provider: World Health Organization (WHO)
Description: Fact sheets, statistics, information on WHO programs addressing prevention and control, and other publications from the World Health Organization on tropical diseases and neglected tropical diseases are available here.
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Turning the Pages Online

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: An online archive of medical texts from the 15th to the 17th centuries, including Vesalius's De Humani Corporis Fabrica and Robert Hooke's Micrographia. System requirements posted in a tab at the top; Macromedia Flash Player or its equivalent required.
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Twenty four (24) Languages Project

Provider: Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (Univ. of Utah) in partnership with other organizations
Description: The 24 Languages Project is a portal for electronic access to over 200 health education brochures in Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Croatian, English, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tongan and Vietnamese languages. In many cases, the information is provided in both .pdf and sound recording formats. All instances of these patient information documents may be downloaded and distributed for noncommercial use. Be advised that most of the information is not available in all languages, and some of the information available has not been updated recently.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Disasters and Emergencies

Provider: DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Disasters and Emergencies page covers specific types of natural and man-made disasters, and is a portal linking to information resources for citizens, health professionals, federal, state and local governments, and businesses.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Description: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Description: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Description: The USGS researches, monitors trends, and provides impartial scientific information on geologic topics, from Earth's ecosystems and environment to natural hazards like volcano and earthquake activity, floods, storms and drought, to the impacts of climate and land-use change on natural resources, to the geomagnetic field and meteorite activity.
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U.S. Global Health Policy: an Online Gateway for the Latest Data and Information on the U.S. Role in Global Health

Provider: Kaiser Family Foundation
Description: This interactive site provides news, facts, and statistical data on significant health topics and indicators across the globe. Data may be retrieved and organized by health topic or country and a data sheet may also be created which compares up to five countries on an unlimited number of indicators.
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UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: From the website: "The purpose of NLM's Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS) is to facilitate the development of computer systems that behave as if they "understand" the meaning of the language of biomedicine and health. To that end, NLM produces and distributes the UMLS Knowledge Sources (databases) and associated software tools (programs) for use by system developers in building or enhancing electronic information systems that create, process, retrieve, integrate, and/or aggregate biomedical and health data and information, as well as in informatics research."
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UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS)

Provider: United Nations
Description: This is the United Nations website devoted to the UN's and its partners' activities in response to the global AIDS epidemic and in support of its goal of halting and reversing the spread of AIDS by 2015. Information on care, support, testing, counseling, prevention, research, societal and cultural issues are to be found here, as well as free full text publications relating to all aspects of the epidemic.
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UNESCO

Provider: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Description: This is the website of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
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UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)

Provider: United Nations
Description: UNICEF is the division of the United Nations devoted to the health, welfare and human rights of children worldwide. Statistical information, treatment guidelines and policy documents are available here. The report, The State of the World's Children 2009, can be downloaded from the UNICEF website.
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United Way Houston

Provider: United Way Houston
Description: The United Way supports the needy through its many sub-agencies and service centers in the Greater Houston area, all of which are listed here. Disaster recovery is one of the many needs addressed by this charity. United Way's 2-1-1- helpline can be dialed from the website, and emailing questions via the website is also an option.
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uScience

Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Description: uScience is a new pilot repository of classroom-tested and peer-reviewed instructional resources for undergraduate-level science courses, to be focused primarily on human health issues. The uScience site is an expansion of MedEdPORTAL that facilitates faculty experimentation with new instructional strategies. Each resource found in the uScience collection is a complete learning unit, including activities, presentation, data, resources, instructor guide and with some, assessment. Each resource is peer-reviewed for content and instructional effectiveness. The first resources made available include units in cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, evolutionary biology, chemistry and physics.
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User’s Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web

Provider: Medical Library Association
Description: This resource provides tips on how to judge whether a website purveying medical information is trustworthy and authoritative. It also presents links to high quality sources of such information. The guide "...outlines the collective wisdom of medical librarians who surf the web every day to discover quality information in support of clinical and scientific decision making by doctors, scientists, and other health practitioners responsible for the nation's health."
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UT Health Science Center Houston Annual Operating Budget

Provider: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Description: This website provides the Annual Operating Budget Report for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for fiscal years 2004 to the present. General salary information is also included by school and department.
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Virtual Body

Provider: Medtropolis.com/EBSCO
Description: Human anatomy site with animation, narration, cross-sections.
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Virtual Lab Book

Provider: Dr. Stephanie Dellis, College of Charleston
Description: This is a short molecular biology laboratory handbook for college undergraduate and graduate students, composed of a series of pdf documents and including web pages that illustrate methods for dealing with gels and loading DNA samples.
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Virtual Open Heart Surgery

Provider: Australian Broadcasting Co.
Description: A simplified graphic presentation of open-heart surgery. Includes some very basic anatomical information, the pre-op steps, the main players in the OR, and monitors of brain and heart activity.
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WebMed Central

Provider: Webmed Limited, UK
Description: A new open-access publishing venue featuring post-publication peer review.
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WebMonkey: the web developer’s resource

Provider: WebMonkey.com
Description: WebMonkey is a free website development tool that provides tutorials, a code library, color charts, "cheat sheets" and other resources that make website creation faster and easier.
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Wellcome Library

Provider: Wellcome Library
Description: "Through its collections and services, the Wellcome Library provides insight and information to anyone seeking to understand medicine and its role in society, past and present... Collections of books, manuscripts, archives, films and pictures on the history of medicine from the earliest times to the present day." Items that may be of particular interest: the Turning the Pages interactive feature [note: requires Shockwave] and a digitized collection of Francis Crick's papers on consciousness, soon to be viewable online.
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What’s in the Food You Eat

Provider: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Description: Contains nutrient profiles and calorie counts for 13,000 foods commonly eaten in the U.S.
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WHO (World Health Organization)

Provider: WHO
Description: "WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends." Included: information on various health and disease topics; statistical information; documentation on WHO projects; country-specific information; WHO publications.
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Who Named It

Provider: Ole Daniel Enersen
Description: Whonamedit.com is quick-reference dictionary of medical eponyms. It offers short definitions of the diseases, disorders, syndromes, medical procedures etc. to which these persons' names have been lent, and varying degrees of biographical information. Search by surname, condition or country, or search by category of disorder.
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Whole Brain Catalog

Provider: Whole Brain project - UC-San Diego
Description: The Whole Brain Catalog is the flagship project of the Whole Brain Project at the University of California - San Diego. It is an open source, downloadable, multi-scale virtual catalog of the mouse brain and its cellular components, providing zoomable 3D views of structures and their surroundings deep inside the mouse brain. The data is also brought to life with simulation and animation. "In providing open source and collaborative tools, the Whole Brain Project allows neuroscience researchers to make new connections with collaborators and newly discovered data. Combining previously unconnected databases across a single network make possible new and exciting insights about the brain."
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Wikimedia Commons

Provider: Wikimedia
Description: A database of nearly 4 million freely usable images and other media files. The majority of those not in the public domain are under Creative Commons or GNU licenses; explanations and guidance are provided. In addition, anyone can contribute images.
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Wing Of Zock

Provider: AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
Description: Wing of Zock is a blog from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC.) It provides a new forum for faculty, residents and administrators at U.S. academic medical centers to share best practices in the new health care environment. Posts are to discuss issues in patient safety, innovations in the delivery of care, technology, quality of care, payment reform and other topics affecting patient treatment and medical education.
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WinkingSkull.com

Provider: Thieme
Description: An interactive anatomy study database with free access to more than 250 full-color illustrations from authoritative sources and 60 review questions. Free registration is required for access to the free resources. Individual subscriptions are available for one, three and six-month periods at two levels, Plus or Pro.
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Women’s Health Resources

Provider: National Library of Medicine/Office of Research on Women's Health
Description: "This resource was created in a partnership between the National Library of Medicine Office of Outreach and Special Populations and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. The purpose of this page is to present topics pertaining to women’s health collected by National Library of Medicine information products to support the mission of the Office of Research on Women’s Health to promote research in the field."
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World Allergy Organization

Provider: World Allergy Organization
Description: WAO provides useful allergy information and resources for health professionals and for the public. For the professional there are interactive case reports, CME modules and lectures, webinars a world calendar of conferences and meetings, and more. Under the Education in Allergy section, the Allergic Diseases Resource Center provides the layman as well as the health professional with information on causes, symptoms and treatment of specific allergies.
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World Digital Library

Provider: Library of Congress and UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Description: Initiated as a joint project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and launched in 2009, the World Digital Library is a curated collection of a variety of digitized items- books, art, film, periodicals and more, many of them considered primary source materials- representing the cultural identities and histories of UNESCO's member nations through every branch of learning. In the initial exploration one can view thumbnails of content according to time, place, topic, item type or institution.
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World Institute on Disability

Provider: World Institute on Disability
Description: From the website: "The World Institute on Disability is an internationally recognized public policy center organized by and for people with disabilities. It works to strengthen the disability movement through research, training, advocacy and public education to help people with disabilities throughout the world enjoy increased opportunities to live independently."
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WorldWideScience

Provider: WorldWideScience Alliance; Office of Scientific and Technical Information; International Council for Scientific and Technical Information
Description: WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway that enables the user to explore scientific databases and portals from U.S. and international sources, with the intent of accelerating scientific discovery and progress through federated search technology that facilitates deeper searching of the Web.
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www.brainmapping.org

Provider: Mark S. Cohen, PhD, UCLA
Description: From the website: "Dedicated to the communication of news, science, and information of interest to the brain mapping community, and to sharing and promoting the science of brain mapping."
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Xtranormal

Provider: Xtranormal
Description: Xtranormal (free registration required) offers an easy way to produce short animated videos for use online. "It's free to create an Xtranormal account, to publish movies, to store projects on Xtranormal, and to use any of Xtranormal’s sharing tools. In addition though, Xtranormal offers the ability to use “premium” assets on your account – things like actors or sets that are different from the default... You’ll need purchased Xtranormal Points (XP), our virtual currency, to get these." Prices for paid features range from $5.00 to $150.00. Xtranormal films can be posted on a Youtube account or otherwise published. Individual educators can submit requests for completely free access to all resources on the Text to Movie platform when making educational-use movies. Requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and granted to verified educators. Apply via the Customer Service link.
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Zotero

Provider: Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
Description: Zotero is a free bibliographic citation manager available as a Firefox browser add-on. Hundreds of citation styles are available, and one can hover over the complete list to see examples of each. Zotero offers a number of handy features, including automatic recognition of bibliographic records within websites, collaborative file-sharing options, and much more. Documentation, FAQ's, tutorials and links to user forums are provided under the Support tab, and translations of these help pages in one or more of 14 other languages are posted with each- presumably this amenity is a work in progress. Zotero will not work with browsers other than Firefox.
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