Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:45pm
Presenter: Marcus Spann
Location: Street Level Classroom
This class is designed to help individuals with database searching and planning.
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: 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.
Keywords: animal welfare, consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, hurricane, public health, safety, veterinary medicine
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.
Keywords: anesthesiology, consumer health, nursing, patient education
Provider: American Psychological Association
Description: This website provides quick reference on basic APA style rules, and also links the user to other resources, as well as online courses, on APA style.
Keywords: bibliography, blog, citation, copyright, grammar, punctuation, quick reference, scholarly publishing, style guides, tutorials
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.
Keywords: acupuncture, alternative medicine, consumer health, culture, general health, herbs, mental health, public health, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: animal, disaster, emergency preparedness
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.
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, consumer health, general medical reference, geriatrics, nursing
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."
Keywords: education, faculty, science, student
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.
Keywords: education, evidence-based practice, faculty, reviews, systematic reviews
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.
Keywords: blog, data, data analysis, data-sharing, economics, education, free, full text, health statistics, healthcare policy, healthcare system, Medicare/Medicaid, population, public health, reports, Texas, wellness
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.
Keywords: Baylor, biology, brain, communicable diseases, continuing education, courseware, education, environmental, faculty, full text, genetics, Internet, K-12, life sciences, natural sciences, neuroscience, news, NIH, partial open access, podcasts, science, student, video
Provider: National Academy of Sciences
Description: This website provides very complete biographical articles on deceased scientists and their work, including extensive bibliographies.
Keywords: biomedical research, history of medicine
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.
Keywords: biology, education, kids, natural sciences, student
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.
Keywords: biology, education, multilingual, student
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.
Keywords: biomedical research, cell biology, disease, education, genetics, grants, images, news, pharmacology, research, RSS feed, U.S. Government