Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Street Level Conference Room
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.
Showing 361 to 375 of 386 websites. (View all)
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.
Keywords: child, health services, health statistics
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.
Keywords: disaster, jobs, multilingual, poverty, social services, women, workforce
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.
Keywords: anatomy, biology, chemistry, education, faculty, images, medicine, open access, physics, physiology, science, student, video
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."
Keywords: consumer health, education, ethics, information literacy, Internet, libraries, medicine
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.
Keywords: business, public affairs, reports, Texas
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.
Keywords: biology, laboratory, tutorial
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.
Keywords: cardiology, interactive, surgery, video
Provider: Webmed Limited, UK
Description: A new open-access publishing venue featuring post-publication peer review.
Keywords: e-publishing, faculty, journal, networking, open access, peer review, physician, research, science, scientist
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.
Keywords: glossary of terms, technology, tutorial, web development, Web tools
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.
Keywords: art, culture, history of medicine, libraries
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.
Keywords: government, health statistics, international, policy, poverty, public health, trend, WHO
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.
Keywords: biography, history of medicine, medical history, syndrome
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."
Keywords: animal, animation, biomedical research, brain, life sciences, mouse, neurology, neuroscience, open access, open source, research, software