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.
Provider: Springer Science & Business Media LLC
Contents: E-books, full text, handbook, images, journals, links, links to full text, mobile access, protocols, video
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, Partially Open, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: SpringerProtocols is said to be the most comprehensive and trustworthy online database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences. From the book series Methods in Molecular Biology and numerous other sources, this collection offers researchers access to decades of step-by-step protocols for use in the lab. With an emphasis on clarity, each protocol is organized in an easily-reproduced, recipe style. All protocols have been written by experts in the field, and are reviewed first by editors distinguished in the relevant specific subject areas, and then by Springer's own editorial staff. Contains some open-access protocols. Mobile version of website available.
Keywords: assay, bioassay, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, infectious diseases, laboratory methods, microbiology, molecular medicine, neuroscience, pharmacology, plants, proteins, protocols, radiology
Provider: The Hastings Center
Descriptions: 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
Provider: David Wishart/University of Alberta, CA
Contents: full text, open-source
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: A bio- and chemical informatics resource that combines detailed drug (chemical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical) data with comprehensive drug targeting (sequence, structure, and pathway) information. The database contains nearly 4300 drug entries, including FDA-approved small molecule drugs, FDA-approved biotech (protein/peptide) drugs, "nutraceuticals" and experimental drugs. Contains more than 6,800 drug entries with almost 4,300 non-redundant protein sequences linked. Each entry, or DrugCard, contains more than 80 data fields, half of which are devoted to drug/chemical data and the other half to drug target/protein data. Downloads and information on rights, acknowledgement and usage are available here.
Keywords: bioinformatics, biomedical research, biotechnology, chemical compounds, chemical structure, drug metabolism, drugs, peptides, pharmacology, proteins, scientists, sequencing