Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Presenter: Amy Taylor
Location: Street Level Classroom
Learn how to get started with conducting a systematic review and available resources that can assist in a systematic review process.
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: 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.
Keywords: data, deep web, digital, DOI, informatics, information management, information science, links, ontology, open source, periodicals, portal, research, search, W4eb tools
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.
Keywords: images, parasite
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.
Keywords: clinical practice guidelines, CME, graduate medical education, infection, infectious disease, multilingual, parasite, portal
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.
Keywords: biology, botany, collaborative, encyclopedia, life sciences, nature, scientist, student, taxonomy, zoology
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.
Keywords: care, education, geriatrics, hospice, palliative care, physician
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.
Keywords: clinical trials, context search, free, grants, MedLine, search engine, Web tools
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."
Keywords: biomedical ethics, law, policy, science, technology
Provider: University of Iowa Ophthalmology for Association of Vision Science LIbrarians
Description: This is an updating alphabetical list of university ophthalmology departments, opthalmological societies, authoritative consumer resources provided by respected medical entities, websites devoted to particular eye diseases, and even mailing lists and newsletters. There is no search box, so browse or use the "Find" feature of your browser to locate keywords.
Keywords: blindness, dry eye, eye, macular degeneration, ophthalmic, ophthalmologist, opthalmology, optometrist, optometry, strabismus
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.
Keywords: books, database, federal agencies, federated search, full text, gateway, general reference, links, multidisciplinary, public administration, public affairs, search engine, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, images, maps, public health, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: consumer health, epidemic, H1N1, Houston, pandemic, public health, TX, zoonoses
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.
Keywords: consumer health, gateway, healthcare professional, social services, Texas
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.
Keywords: biomedical research, communicable diseases, consumer health, epidemic, epidemiology, federal agencies, H1N1, infectious disease, news, pandemic, public health, tests, travel medicine, zoonoses
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.
Keywords: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, biotechnology, bioterrorism, ethics, policy, public affairs, science, society, trend