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STAR (Software Tools for Academics and Researchers)

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Provider: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Descriptions: The STAR program team designs software exploring core scientific research concepts, innovative and intuitive teaching tools for classroom use, helping to close the gap between scientific research and the classroom. So far, STAR units include: STARBiochem, a protein visualization tool (structural biology); STARBiogene, a set of genomic visual and analytic tools; STARGenetics (analysis of genetic traits); STARHydro (hydrology visualization); STARMolSim (molecular dynamics simulations); and STARHPC (parallel programming education.)
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Science and Technology Collection (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: This diverse collection contains more than 800 full text, mostly scholarly journals that cover a broad range of scientific fields: aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications.
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iBridge Network

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Provider: Kauffman Innovation Network, Inc.
Descriptions: "Linking ideas & innovation" is the motto of the iBridge organization. "While traditional search engines provide a means for looking for information, the iBridgeSM Network provides a public, centralized source for unbiased information about early stage technologies and inventions. Our objective is to drive transparency and access to university developed innovations that are available today as well as to field experts, ideas and information. Through the iBridgeSM Network, researchers and those seeking innovations can easily search for and obtain the resources they need." Non-members exploring this site can view the brief descriptions of inventions/innovations by subject or by organization, and see which of these organizations form special communities in iBridge. A free sign-up allows the user to e-mail for more information about the entries. Submissions include technologies that can be licensed, research opportunities, material transfer agreements, and laboratory and equipment availability. The provocative and informative blogs here are accessible to all who visit the site. iBridge is funded in large part by the Kauffman Foundation.
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Virtual Lab Book

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Provider: Dr. Stephanie Dellis, College of Charleston
Descriptions: 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.
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uScience

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Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: 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.
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F1000Research

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Provider: F1000
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Descriptions: F1000Research is an open online journal based on an alternative model of scientific publishing and peer review. Peer review is open, attributed, and done post-publication, once a work has been submitted to internal review and posted. F1000 strongly encourages publication of accompanying datasets under liberal Creative Commons licensing terms. Citations contain information on the stage of refereeing and approval of references. Many Texas Medical Center faculty members are also on the distinguished international editorial staff at F1000.
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F1000 Posters

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Provider: F1000
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Descriptions: F1000Posters is an open-access repository of posters and slides in biology and medicine. Most are the normally ephemeral products of conference presentations, representing preliminary, unpublished research. F1000 gives this valuable and unique work a permanent home and makes it a resource for all. This provides a mutual benefit for authors and the scientific community, affording an opportunity to share findings and thus further develop ideas and research. More than 5,000 posters have been deposited here as of 2013, in a wide range of biological and medical fields and specialties. Also includes a list of upcoming conferences.
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Encyclopedia of Life

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Provider: Encyclopedia of Life
Descriptions: 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.
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Biology Project

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Provider: University of Arizona
Descriptions: The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology, developed at The University of Arizona, providing information useful for students ranging from secondary education level to medical school. Some materials are available in Spanish and Italian translation.
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Biology Browser

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Provider: Thomson Scientific
Descriptions: A free database of links to Web resources in the natural sciences. Sections of links and information tailored for researchers, librarians, educators and students.
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BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources from Baylor College of Medicine

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Provider: Baylor College of Medicine
Descriptions: BioEd Online is an award-winning life sciences educational resource from Baylor's Center for Educational Outreach. Designed for teachers and their students from elementary to high school level, it contains engaging multimedia teaching and course materials, including lesson demonstrations, on genetics, neuroscience, viruses, environmental science and more topics. Resources include a library of downloadable slide sets, as well as videos, podcasts and .pdf teaching guides. BioEd Online is edited by a distinguished group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff, and funded by NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Education and others. The website also features a series of video presentations for K-8 students on life science experiments in space, funded by NASA and sponsored by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Although all courses are free to HISD teachers and Baylor-affiliated faculty and staff after obtaining a log-in, full access to some requires a subscription for other users. Teacher contact-hour certification available for more advanced courses.
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Smithsonian Institution

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Provider: Smithsonian Institution
Descriptions: The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization, composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.
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Podcasts from the University of Oxford

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Provider: University of Oxford
Descriptions: A collection of about 600 predominantly audio, and some video, files of lectures by and interviews with Oxford University faculty. Of particular interest are those from the Medical Sciences and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisions, including several podcasts on Darwin. (Instead of clicking the hyperlink title of a listing, click on the "show media items" button to see individual podcasts under that heading.)
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Open WetWare

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Provider: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Descriptions: "OpenWetWare is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology & biological engineering. OWW provides a place for labs, individuals, and groups to organize their own information and collaborate with others easily and efficiently. In the process, we hope that OWW will not only lead to greater collaboration between member groups, but also provide a useful information portal to our colleagues, and ultimately the rest of the world."
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ION (Index to Organism Names)

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Provider: Thomson Reuters
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Descriptions: ION is an index for taxonomic and biodiversity researchers. Taxonomic data and references are compiled from other databases proprietary to Thomson: Zoological Record, Biosis Previews and Biological Abstracts. The organism's place in the hierarchy is shown, along with an assigned unique identification number. Recent references to articles indexed in Thomson databases are included, along with links to recommended web resources like Encyclopedia of Life, Biology Browser and NCBI. This database does not contain common names for organisms, but in many cases names identifiable to the layman are displayed in a mouse-over feature in the taxonomic list. The free Thomson database, Biology Browser is recommended for a less scholarly investigation.
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National Science Foundation

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Provider: National Science Foundation
Descriptions: The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers full grant-funding information to the research community- from opportunity, to application deadline, to awards. NSF policy on data sharing and data management are also provided here. Those seeking grant information may want to go straight to the Site Map for faster navigation to their areas of interest. The NSF funds approximately 10,000 new scientific grant awards annually for research in a variety of scientific fields. To the general public, the NSF site provides a multimedia gallery of news, speeches and lectures, special reports and overviews of NSF research.
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BIOSIS – Biological Abstracts, 1980 – 2003

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Provider: Ovid
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Descriptions: BIOSIS encompasses the breadth of life sciences and provides coverage of published biological and biomedical research; includes traditional areas of biology, such as botany, zoology and microbiology, as well as experimental, clinical and veterinary medicine, biotechnology, environmental studies, and agriculture. Interdisciplinary fields like biochemistry, biophysics and bioengineering are also included. The Library's coverage ends with 2003. For a brief guide to searching any Ovid database, access the full list of available databases by clicking "Change Databases," and click the "i" (information) logo next to its title.
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Action Bioscience

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Provider: American Institute of Biological Sciences
Descriptions: This website covers a host of topics in the life sciences. It "...provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in science, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with original lessons and resources to enhance bioscience teaching." Updated links are provided at the end of each article to guide the reader toward greater learning or involvement in the issue at hand. Some articles are also provided in Spanish translation.
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Medline (Ovid)

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Provider: Ovid
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Descriptions: The unique features of Ovid's interface to the Medline database make it the preferred version of many researchers, particularly when researching for systematic reviews. Click "Change" next to "Resource selected" to limit your search to a desired subset or subsets of Medline, and make use of unique limiters and standard Ovid database features. Provides citations and abstracts from the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. This version of Medline is restricted to The TMC Library's academic users.
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PubMed

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: PubMed is a bibliographic database providing abstracts to articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences; it is the Index Medicus and provides access to articles in the Index to Dental Literature and the International Nursing Index. PubMed is a service of the US National Library of Medicine. Includes millions of citations from health and life sciences journals from the present back to the 1950s. PubMed, when accessed by registered Academic users via a TMC Library link, brings the user full text of thousands of articles in subscribed journals. For all who access it, PubMed also links to thousands of open-access articles, either directly via publisher sites or via its PubMed Central repository.
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