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: National Library of Medicine
Description: Finding aids help researchers locate materials by providing contextual information and detailed inventories for archival collections. The History of Medicine Finding Aids Project combines several thousand such records contributed by members of a cooperative group of 20 institutions under one search engine.
Keywords: allied health, history of medicine, libraries, NLM, research, search engine
Provider: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Description: The History of Vaccines is an award-winning informational, educational website created by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, one of the oldest medical societies in the United States. Timelines, articles and a gallery enhance the reader's knowledge and understanding of how vaccines work and the history of their development.
Keywords: ebola, history of medicine, immunization, immunology, infectious diseases, measles, poliovirus, public health, STDs, vaccines
Provider: American Red Cross
Description: The Houston Red Cross provides location and contact information for its area chapters and indicates how to get help after a disaster, including an international service for finding family members. A number of downloadable, printable brochures are provided in English and Spanish, to aid citizens in preparing for various kinds of disaster situations, from hurricanes to hazardous substance releases to pandemics. The "Spotlight Links" give quick access to a number of these. The website includes safety tips for aquatic recreation, and information on classes in CPR and First Aid.
Keywords: consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, First Aid, Houston, military, public health, refugee, safety, social services, spanish, Texas, TX
Provider: Humane Society of America
Description: The Disaster Preparedness Brochures page of the Humane Society includes advice that pertains not only to pets, but also to livestock and horses.
Keywords: agriculture, animal welfare, disaster, emergency preparedness
Description: Much information and many links to other useful resources about infectious diseases. Practice guidelines, many available for PDA download; fact sheets.
Keywords: clinical practice guidelines, infectious disease, PDA access, public health
Provider: City of Houston Dept. of Health and Human Services
Description: Informacion en espanol del Ciudad de Houston que incluida una lista de signos clave de emergencia que requieren atención médica inmediata.
Keywords: consumer health, epidemic, H1N1, Houston, influenza porcina, pandemic, public health, spanish, TX
Provider: International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
Description: INCF develops and maintains database and computational infrastructure for neuroscientists. Software tools and standards for the international neuroinformatics community are developed through INCF programs that address infrastructural issues of high importance to the neuroscience community. INCF collects and makes available neuroinformatics tools in the INCF Software Center, where anyone can upload documentation, executables and related files, track use of their software, create a wiki, and establish development teams. Two of the most popular INCF products are Waxholm Space and MUSIC, which are direct outcomes of the INCF Program on Digital Atlasing and Multi-Scale Modeling, respectively. INCF also arranges Scientific Workshops and holds an annual neuroinformatics conference.
Keywords: biomedical research, brain, brain mapping, informatics, neuroscience, open access, open source, research
Provider: Internet Archive (nonprofit organization)
Description: The Internet Archive, a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts, holds a great many free diversions, and many of these are educational-- full-text books, university lectures, music, films, photography and software. There is also the Wayback Machine, for viewing earlier versions of websites: "Browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago." In collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind, Internet Archive now also provides free access to more than a million books for blind, sight-impaired and dyslexic readers.
Keywords: books, collaborative, continuing education, culture, digitization, education, full text, general reference, history, images, Internet, libraries, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual, open access, popular, technology, video
Provider: Fordham University History Department
Description: An extensive collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts and original sources, divided into sections on Ancient, Medieval and Modern history, with geographic and demographic sub-categories, as well as a number of special resource collections. Some resources are linked and others are provided directly by Fordham University.
Keywords: education, history, literature, multicultural, open access, philosophy, women
Provider: Duke University Medical Center Library and Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Description: This classic tutorial provides a clear explanation of the reasons for using an evidence-based approach to patient care, and uses a detailed example to illustrate how to research a case using the evidence-based method. There is a self-test at the end.
Keywords: courseware, Creative Commons, evidence-based medicine, student, tutorial
Description: Jing is free software for capturing and annotating screen shots or creating screencasts, and the results can be integrated with documents, saved and shared. This easy-to-use application lends itself to collaboration projects and to creating tutorials or illustrating technical bugs in action. A Pro version is also available at a very low cost. Jing is available for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, or Mac OS X.
Keywords: free, mashups, software, video, Web tools
Provider: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Description: This interactive site provides U.S. and global health news, facts, and statistical data on significant healthcare policy issues, trends and indicators. Health disparities and costs, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, HIV/AIDS, women's healthcare policy and other topics are presented via data, data analysis, polling, news and opinion. Kaiser Health News is also a part of this website, accessible from the "Our Work" tab under Journalism.
Keywords: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), data, data analysis, demographics, disease, government, health services, health statistics, healthcare policy, healthcare system, maps, mashups, public health, statistical
Provider: Nemours Foundation
Description: KidsHealth is the largest, most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from prenatal care through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information. KidsHealth has created separate areas designed for children, teenagers and parents. Includes thousands of original in-depth features, articles, animations, games and resources developed by experts in pediatric and adolescent healthcare.
Keywords: child, consumer health, education, free, kids, wellness
Description: This site offers handy access to calculations, conversions, definitions, a glossary, games, formulas and tables, study and practice resources- and also links to other sources of math-related help and information.
Keywords: general reference, kids, mathematics, measurement, student