Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi
Location: Second Floor Temporary Classroom
This class focuses on using PubMed tags (filters) to narrow and add specificity to one’s PubMed searches.
The following sites cover a variety of medical, scientific, reference, and educational topics. Browse the list or click hyperlinked keywords in the descriptions to find related resources. This list can be searched simultaneously with the Databases list.
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.
Keywords: advocacy, animal welfare, biomedical ethics, biomedical research, clinical studies, clinical trials, education, ethics, healthcare policy, laboratory, law, policy, quality, research, safety
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.
Keywords: biography, biomedical research, disease, health sciences, medicine, scientist
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.
Keywords: government, healthcare, healthcare policy, policy, public administration
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.
Keywords: bioterrorism, consumer health, disability, disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, full text, pandemic, public health, safety, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: education, Internet, modular, research, student, tutorial
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."
Keywords: clinical studies, clinical trials, medicine, networking, NIH, physician, research, science, scientist, U.S. Government
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."
Keywords: eye, images, ophthalmology
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."
Keywords: contract, Creative Commons, research, science, scientist
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.
Keywords: astronomy, biomedical research, chemistry, environmental, mathematics, medicine, mental health, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, nutrition, physics, portal, science, technology, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: free, research, science, scientist, search engine
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.
Keywords: blog, courseware, education, faculty, genetics, genomics, science, student
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.
Keywords: animation, education, images, medical illustration, medicine
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.
Keywords: American history, biology, education, general reference, history, humanities, K-12, kids, museum, natural sciences, research, science, student, zoology
Provider: SNOMED International
Description: SNOMED International 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.
Keywords: electronic health record, informatics, information management, international, multilingual, ontology, quality, software, standard of care, terminology