Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi
Location: Street Level Classroom
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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: 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.
Keywords: clinical evidence, education, evidence, evidence-based, evidence-based medicine, graduate medical education, health care, healthcare, healthcare policy, healthcare quality, medical education, medicine, networking, systematic reviews
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.
Keywords: clinical trials, consumer health, federal agencies, NIH, NLM, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: Canada, clinical practice guidelines
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."
Keywords: astronomy, physics
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.
Keywords: courseware, curriculum, e-books, education, faculty, mashups, modular, multidisciplinary, publishing, repository, student, textbooks
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.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, drugs, pharmaceutical, pharmacy, safety
Provider: Committee on Publication Ethics
Description: COPE is a forum for journal editors and publishers of peer-reviewed journals, facilitating discussion of all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on handling cases of research and publication misconduct, providing open-access flowcharts that are useful guides to the steps for action in such cases. COPE also makes available its codes of conduct and best practices guidelines for journal publishers and editors, as well as the records of all cases that have been discussed by the committee since its inception in 1997. An open-access newsletter features a "case of the month" and reports news regarding ethical issues, including article retractions. There are downloadable presentations given at COPE seminars. Many of the materials publicly available on this site may well be of equal interest to authors. For those who join COPE, even more resources are available, including online learning opportunities.
Keywords: conflicts of interest, plagiarism, publication ethics, scholarly publishing, scientific misconduct, standards
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.
Keywords: archive, Congress, federal agencies, full text, general reference, government, history, Internet, public affairs, repository, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: biomedical research, data, data analysis, datasets, deep web, digital, DOI, information management, international, organizations, research, scientist, societies
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.
Keywords: disaster, emergency preparedness, healthcare professional, public health, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, geriatrics, healthcare professional, medical history, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: disaster, drugs, ethics, physician, point-of-care, psychiatry, PTSD, public health
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.
Keywords: disaster, federal agencies, government, hurricane, portal, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: Texas Medical Board
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.
Keywords: consumer health, ethics, healthcare professional, licensing, organizations, physician, societies, Texas