Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
The following websites cover a variety of medical, scientific, reference, and educational topics. Browse the list or search for terms that appear in the website descriptions.
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: A specialized PubMed search interface for clinicians that affords easier access to clinical studies, systematic reviews and medical genetics information.
Keywords: clinical evidence, clinical studies, clinical trials, database, genetics, NIH, point-of-care, 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: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Description: This informative website's resources may be designed for use by various categories of healthcare provider, but it contains information interesting and useful to consumers as well. Under the Research, Statistics, Data and Systems tab, for instance, in Medicare Provider Charge Data, one can explore comparative data like the often stunning disparities in rates charged by different hospitals within a single city, or by hospitals across the country, for treatment of a selection of 100 common diagnoses. It also provides links to detailed information about individual states' Medicare and Medicaid policies and programs.
Keywords: aging, care, consumer health, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare system
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: Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program
Description: This resource is a "...digital collection of resources for students of the history of medicine and for researchers seeking a historical context for epidemiology." (MLA News, Novermber/December 2008.) This collection provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide, and is organized according to significant episodes of contagious disease. A timeline of dates of diseases and epidemics between 1494 and 1948 highlights events covered in the collection. Includes more than 500,000 pages of digitized copies of books, serials, pamphlets, incunabula and manuscripts.
Keywords: books, digital, full text, history of medicine, images, infectious disease, journal, policy, research, sociology
Provider: University of Hong Kong
Description: OpenCourseWare with over 100 tutorials on critical thinking, logic, scientific reasoning, and creativity.
Keywords: education, information literacy, libraries, student
Provider: CureHunter Inc.
Description: This integrated search, data retrieval and analysis utility does semantic searching of the NLM Medline archive for pharmaceutical and biological-agent treatments of diseases, returning evidence-based results in seconds. Experts' names are listed in hypertext. WARNING: This search engine is NOT a free service. We provide this link for informational purposes only. An individual subscription or per-report payment is required. Available to medical professionals in research interface and mobile versions; a patient interface is also available. Individual .pdf reports can be purchased, with ongoing updates included, with access lasting for a 3-year period.
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
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Description: DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs according to FDA approved labels (package inserts). This website provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date search and download resource on medications. A "Product Identification System" feature allows the user to identify unknown medications by entering criteria based on the appearance of a pill. A related database called Pillbox, in beta development at this writing and located at http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/ will presumably replace the Product Identification System tool in the near future.
Keywords: consumer health, drugs, NLM, pharmaceutical, trademark
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: Kyoto University Bioinformatics Center
Description: DBGET is an integrated database retrieval system for accessing a web of molecular biology databases within GenomeNet and KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes.)
Keywords: biomedical research, database, genome, genomics, molecular biology