Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Street Level Conference Room
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Provider: RCSB (Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics)
Contents: animation, datasets, full text, images, index, multiple databases, open-source, posters, tutorials, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: "The RCSB (Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics) is dedicated to improving our understanding of the function of biological systems through the study of the 3-D structure of biological macromolecules. RCSB members work cooperatively and equally through joint grants and subsequently provide free public resources and publications to assist others and further the fields of bioinformatics and biology." Protein Data Bank (PDB) curates and annotates data according to agreed-upon standards and is a member of the ww (world wide) PDB. Use this database to perform simple and advanced searches based on sequence, structure and function annotations, and to visualize, download, and analyze molecules. The database is primarily for researchers, but the site also includes an entire section (PDB101) of information quite accessible enough for educational purposes. Check out the "Molecule of the Month" feature. The extensive archive contains information about experimentally-determined structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies. As with many scientific databases, a personal log-in affords access to more features. The database is managed by Rutgers and University of California San Diego.
Keywords: bioinformatics, biomedical research, collaborative, data analysis, data repositories, data-sharing, education, proteins, structural biology
Contents: Abstracts, Citations, Dictionary, full text, journals, links to full text, meetings/symposia, partial full text, reports, trade publications
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Designed for professional educators, this database provides a specialized collection of nearly 550 education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 other titles that include reports and conference proceedings. In addition to the full text content, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals. Titles offered include: Booklist, Curriculum Administrator, Education, Education Digest, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Learning Disabilities, and School Library Journal.
Contents: Abstracts, archive, dissertations, full text
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: ProQuest provides the service of a searchable repository of freely available full-text dissertations and theses here. These are documents the authors have decided to publish under the Open Access model. Covers many disciplines.
Keywords: Creative Commons, education, multidisciplinary, open access publishing
Provider: Internet Archive (nonprofit organization)
Descriptions: 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: International OCD Foundation
Descriptions: The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; to provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders, their families and friends, and to support research into the causes of, and effective treatments for, this disease.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, diagnosis, education, mental health, psychiatry, research
Provider: UCSF Center for HIV Information
Descriptions: This website from the University of California San Francisco is designed to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy.
Keywords: consumer health, education, policy, research
Contents: Abstracts, archive, full text, general reference, index
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: PAO contains scanned archival access to more than 500 journals in the social sciences and humanities, affording the user historical access to some of the most respected journals published in these areas. Some earlier material is covered, but most content is from the 19th and 20th centuries. Most coverage ends with the year 2000.
Keywords: archaeology, arts, economics, education, history, humanities, literary criticism, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual, music, psychoanalysis, psychology, social sciences
Provider: HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
Descriptions: HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. The adoption of the EMR and EHR, or Electronic Medical or Health Record, is a prominent theme of HIMSS. Resources on conferences and professional development activities in the field of health informatics are included. A Nursing Informatics section provides free PowerPoint-style educational presentations. Some content at the HIMSS site is for members only.
Keywords: education, electronic health record, healthcare system, informatics, information management, information science, information technology, jobs, networking, partial open access, trend, workplace
Provider: Mayo Clinic
Descriptions: As of January 2011, a selection of 30 Grand Rounds video presentations by Mayo Clinic staff members are posted here and freely accessible. Click on the title to launch the video, which will open in a new window. Mayo Clinic's free Physician Update email newsletter (link included) highlights any newly-posted presentations.
Keywords: disease, education, free, graduate medical education, medicine, tutorial, video, webinars
Provider: The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an advocacy initiative dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)--a group of disabling, disfiguring, and deadly diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide who live on less than $1.25 a day.
Descriptions: The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an advocacy initiative dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)--a group of disabling, disfiguring, and deadly diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide who live on less than $1.25 a day.
Keywords: collaborative, disease, drugs, education, government, infectious disease, international, medicine, parasite, pharmaceutical, pharmacology, population, preventive medicine, sociology, travel medicine, vaccine, WHO, zoonoses
Provider: Scott Sheffield
Descriptions: The intended purpose of this site is to provide "a fully animated and interactive eBook about human anatomy and physiology," appropriate for students as well as lecturers. The site's developer has more than 20 years experience teaching the material at the university level. GetBodySmart is designed "help explain the body's complex physiological interactions and illustrate its important anatomical landmarks." Diagrams and drawings, as well as free quizzes and tutorials are included. General subject divisions include: skeletal system, muscle tissue physiology, muscular system, nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system, urinary system, and histology.
Keywords: anatomy, education, figures, physiology, student, tutorial
Provider: National Agricultural Library/US Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: This website from the Food and Drug Administration and the National Agricultural Library is a starting point to a wealth of information on food and nutrition from governmental, professional and educational sources.
Keywords: allergy, consumer health, diabetes, diet, dietary supplements, education, food safety, general health, infant, nutrition, obesity, prenatal care, social services
Descriptions: Xtranormal (free registration required) offers an easy way to produce short animated videos for use online. "It's free to create an Xtranormal account, to publish movies, to store projects on Xtranormal, and to use any of Xtranormal’s sharing tools. In addition though, Xtranormal offers the ability to use “premium” assets on your account – things like actors or sets that are different from the default... You’ll need purchased Xtranormal Points (XP), our virtual currency, to get these." Prices for paid features range from $5.00 to $150.00. Xtranormal films can be posted on a Youtube account or otherwise published. Individual educators can submit requests for completely free access to all resources on the Text to Movie platform when making educational-use movies. Requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and granted to verified educators. Apply via the Customer Service link.
Keywords: animation, education, free, podcasts, software, video, Web tools
Provider: World Allergy Organization
Descriptions: WAO provides useful allergy information and resources for health professionals and for the public. For the professional there are interactive case reports, CME modules and lectures, webinars a world calendar of conferences and meetings, and more. Under the Education in Allergy section, the Allergic Diseases Resource Center provides the layman as well as the health professional with information on causes, symptoms and treatment of specific allergies.
Keywords: allergens, allergy, CME, diagnosis, education, international, links, news, organizations, research, skin, societies
Provider: Medical Library Association
Descriptions: This resource provides tips on how to judge whether a website purveying medical information is trustworthy and authoritative. It also presents links to high quality sources of such information. The guide "...outlines the collective wisdom of medical librarians who surf the web every day to discover quality information in support of clinical and scientific decision making by doctors, scientists, and other health practitioners responsible for the nation's health."
Keywords: consumer health, education, ethics, information literacy, Internet, libraries, medicine
Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: uScience is a 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.
Keywords: anatomy, biology, chemistry, education, faculty, images, medicine, open access, physics, physiology, science, student, video
Provider: World Health Organization (WHO)
Descriptions: Fact sheets, statistics, information on WHO programs addressing prevention and control, and other publications from the World Health Organization on tropical diseases and neglected tropical diseases are available here.
Keywords: diagnosis, disease, education, medicine, public health, travel medicine, WHO
Provider: University of Texas at Austin Library Instruction and Information Literacy Services
Descriptions: A tutorial for library and Internet users that helps users to: determine which are the best resources to answer their research questions; evaluate the quality of information retrieved via the Web; understand the basics of copyright law; and more. Shockwave Flash 3 plug-in required for interactive features.
Keywords: education, information literacy, libraries, tutorial
Provider: University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Reynolds Foundation
Descriptions: This website from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is a portal to a geriatrics education program funded by the Reynolds Foundation. TEXAS "...provides a centralized location for students, residents and other learners to access the educational projects, assignments, assessment instruments and content developed by UTH Reynolds faculty and staff... TEXAS has developed a model that depicts how the ACGME and AAMC competencies are integrated into geriatric learning at all stages of learning: novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient and expert. This model provides a schematic of training initiatives, outcomes expected and evaluation methods as they relate to the five stages of learning."
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, care, courseware, education, emergency medicine, faculty, geriatrics, internal medicine, links, orthopaedics, orthopedics, palliative care, portal, surgery, urology
Provider: EPERC (End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center)
Descriptions: 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
Contents: brief records, index, links, mobile access, multiple databases, tests
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known English-language, commercially available . TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). Mobile access to Tests in Print is available here. This database is combined with Mental Measurements Yearbook. The two are searched on their own via this link, and are also set to be searched by default in tandem with the CINAHL database.
Keywords: aptitude, cognition, education, intelligence assessment, mental health, psychological assessment, psychology, reviews, sociology, vocation
Provider: University of Hong Kong
Descriptions: OpenCourseWare with over 100 tutorials on critical thinking, logic, scientific reasoning, and creativity.
Keywords: education, information literacy, libraries, student
Provider: Connexions Project/Rice University
Descriptions: 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: University of Oxford
Descriptions: University of Oxford's CEBM (Centre for Evidence Based Medicine) is "a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high quality evidence based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice." On its website, CEBM provides open-access PowerPoint files of lectures and workshops; a YouTube Channel page featuring descriptions and links to instructive videos on the elements or steps in an evidence-based process, and on how to teach evidence-based practice; links to events and conferences; and links to other EBM-related resources and tools, such as medical calculators and critical appraisal worksheets.
Keywords: clinical evidence, education, evidence, evidence-based, evidence-based medicine, graduate medical education, health care, healthcare, healthcare policy, healthcare quality, medical education, medicine, networking, systematic reviews
Provider: Creative Commons
Descriptions: ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons (see also) dedicated to the licensing support of open courseware.
Keywords: courseware, education, faculty, mashups, modular, multidisciplinary, open access, textbooks
Provider: Macmillan.org (UK)
Descriptions: This British cancer website provides information for patients, caregivers and physicians on all aspects of cancer: types, treatments, coping with treatment side effects, pain, etc. Visitors may also communicate about their questions with oncology nurses. Free publications written by expert healthcare providers are available to order in print or to download, and a forum/chat website called "What Now?" is also featured, in which patients share their experiences and provide support to each other.
Keywords: cancer, consumer health, drugs, education, healthcare professional, oncology, patient education
Provider: CNIA (Canadian Nursing Informatics Association)
Descriptions: "The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) exists to help nurses across Canada to learn, share, research, and create informatics-related projects and experiences that can help to boost the competencies, theory, and practice of informatics on a national level." We start you at the Resources section, which links to nursing and allied health informatics sites, primarily in Canada and the U.S., and to educational institutions internationally offering online courses in informatics. Full text articles from the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics are also available here.
Keywords: Canada, education, informatics, journal, nursing
Provider: Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Descriptions: "We promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. We seek to effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to find new ways to replace animals with non-animal methods, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved." The CAAT website also provides educational materials to download, links to related sites, most notably to its own ALTWEB, "the global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing."
Keywords: animal welfare, biomedical ethics, biomedical research, education, laboratory, research, toxicology
Provider: Society for Neuroscience
Descriptions: Brainfacts.org is a resource for the public that reports on advances in brain research with short, informative, illustrated articles. Topics are presented in the broadest of ranges- from neurons to the role of neuroscience in a court of law. The Society for Neuroscience presents this resource in partnership with two foundations- Gatsby, and the Kavli Foundation. Links to their interesting websites are provided.
Keywords: aging, brain, cognitive disorders, consumer health, disease, education, neurology, neuroscience, news
Provider: National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This is a biomedical sciences newsletter on NIGMS-funded research. This National Institutes of Health division funds research in the following areas: cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics and computational biology. Links to sections on research funding opportunities, free publications, and training and other educational grants are made accessible in tabs. In addition, an image library is provided. The newsletter is not copyrighted; articles may be freely reproduced elsewhere; re-use of images requires permissions. This newsletter offers RSS feed access.
Keywords: biomedical research, cell biology, disease, education, genetics, grants, images, news, pharmacology, research, RSS feed, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: biology, education, multilingual, student
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.
Keywords: biology, education, kids, natural sciences, student
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.
Keywords: Baylor, biology, brain, communicable diseases, continuing education, courseware, education, environmental, faculty, full text, genetics, Internet, K-12, life sciences, natural sciences, neuroscience, news, NIH, partial open access, podcasts, science, student, video
Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Descriptions: This website contains data sets, reports and rankings that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost. A "data hub" provides interactive graphics of state populations broken out by ethnicity, educational attainment, and age group for a number of healthcare measures, such as rates of the uninsured, portion of state budgets spent on healthcare, healthcare quality, and more. The focus of this website is discussion and demonstration of how "big data" can serve to improve health care in the United States.
Keywords: blog, data, data analysis, data-sharing, economics, education, free, full text, health statistics, healthcare policy, healthcare system, Medicare/Medicaid, population, public health, reports, Texas, wellness
Provider: Association for Medical Education in Europe
Descriptions: The BEME Collaboration is a group of individuals and institutions committed to the promotion of "Best Evidence Medical Education." Contributors publish systematic reviews of medical education itself, with the aim of giving educators a best-evidence basis for their curriculum design decisions. This site includes complete, published reviews with summaries ("guides") and reviews in progress. These materials may be useful as models for systematic review-writing, as well as for their conclusions about effective medical education methods.
Keywords: education, evidence-based practice, faculty, reviews, systematic reviews
Provider: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061
Descriptions: From the website: "Project 2061's benchmarks are statements of what all students should know or be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12... Project 2061 promotes literacy in science, mathematics, and technology in order to help people live interesting, responsible, and productive lives. In a culture increasingly pervaded by science, mathematics, and technology, science literacy requires understandings and habits of mind that enable citizens to grasp what those enterprises are up to, to make some sense of how the natural and designed worlds work, to think critically and independently, to recognize and weigh alternative explanations of events and design trade-offs, and to deal sensibly with problems that involve evidence, numbers, patterns, logical arguments, and uncertainties."
Keywords: education, faculty, science, student
Provider: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Descriptions: This set of newsletters encompasses every application and type of spectroscopy, including medical imaging. The reader can sign up for RSS feeds on areas of particular interest (including MRI, NMR, proteomics and chemometrics), view podcasts, and check on industry conference schedules. Note: Free registration is required for access to some areas of this website.
Keywords: conference, education, industry, medical imaging, podcasts, portal, video, webinars
Provider: Society for Neuroscience
Descriptions: The Society for Neuroscience offers the expected features, many of them open to non-members: meeting abstracts dating back to 2000; its latest Annual Report; information on its policies and guidelines; and Neuroscience in the News. There are unexpected free treasures in the section, History of Neuroscience: a selection of full-text classic neuroscience articles; six volumes of "The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography;" and a large series of Quicktime videos of autobiographical/scientific talks and interviews from eminent neuroscientists made between 1994 and 2008. Also notable is the inclusion of useful resources for non-scientists and educators: the NERVE "Virtual Encycloportal" for K-12 students and their teachers; and consumer information, like "Brain Facts: A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System," and a series of Flash videos, "Searching for Answers," on various brain diseases and disorders.
Keywords: biography, brain, consumer health, courseware, disease, e-books, education, full text, history of medicine, images, K-12, links, neuroscience, news, scientist, student, video
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.
Keywords: American history, biology, education, general reference, history, humanities, K-12, kids, museum, natural sciences, research, science, student, zoology
Provider: LABORATOIRES SERVIER
Descriptions: This section of the Servier website is an online PowerPoint image bank of medical illustrations, free for educational use, and otherwise free but for the requirement to properly acknowledge the source when using for publication.
Keywords: animation, education, images, medical illustration, medicine
Provider: Nature Education
Descriptions: Scitable is a free website with international participation; its current focus is on all aspects of genetics. Created for educators and students working at the graduate and undergraduate levels, it may well be accessible enough for some high school students. Includes many free articles within "topic rooms," and offers blogging, the ability to post questions, opportunities to contribute as writer or mentor, and formation of groups for discussion or curriculum. Free registration required for full participation.
Keywords: blog, courseware, education, faculty, genetics, genomics, science, student
Provider: University of Washington Information Literacy Learning
Descriptions: This is an interactive tutorial on the basics of doing research, appropriate for use by secondary school and college undergraduate students. Addresses topic choice, primary and secondary sources, evaluation of information sources, and more.
Keywords: education, Internet, modular, research, student, tutorial
Provider: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Descriptions: Via publications and press releases, accreditation, education and networking activities funded through memberships, this organization promotes the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects. Some of the white papers and general information are freely accessible, but much of the site is restricted to PRIM&R members.
Keywords: advocacy, animal welfare, biomedical ethics, biomedical research, clinical studies, clinical trials, education, ethics, healthcare policy, laboratory, law, policy, quality, research, safety
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.)
Keywords: astronomy, biology, education, humanities, medicine, multidisciplinary, philosophy, physics, podcasts, video
Provider: Institute for Broadening Participation
Descriptions: Pathways to Science emphasizes "connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources." Sections for Faculty, K-12 Students, Undergrads, Grad Students, and Postdocs are included.
Keywords: education, faculty, jobs, multidisciplinary, science, student
Provider: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Descriptions: This is a resource for teachers of science at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Lesson plans are provided. Search by topic, grade level or format.
Keywords: education, free, full text, science, student
Provider: Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSER)
Descriptions: From the website: AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library, and is being created by a team of project partners led by Internet Scout.
Keywords: consumer health, continuing education, courseware, Creative Commons, curriculum, education, general health, mathematics, multidisciplinary, philosophy, podcasts, portal, science, student, technology, video
Contents: Dictionary, encyclopedia, full text, images, maps, newspapers
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: As one would expect, this is a search engine and interface designed for children. Search by topic, sub-topic, or keyword. Databases Kids Search draws from include TOPICsearch, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, and Primary Search.
Keywords: education, homework, K-12, kids, multidisciplinary
Contents: animation, case reports, images, partial full text
Access Level: Free, Partially Open
Descriptions: This French company provides very good interactive online anatomy and imaging modules and case examples, some of which are freely available. Notably, a multi-unit online course on MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) physics is fully open-access. Intended for radiology residents, radiologists, MRI techs, medical physicists and students, its content includes interactive animations, experiments and quizzes designed to add fun while learning MRI physics. For individuals, a modest annual subscription fee affords full access to all materials. Mobile and iPad applications are available.
Keywords: anatomy, bone, education, interactive, medical imaging, MRI, partial open access, physiology, radiology, skeletal anatomy
Provider: AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association)
Descriptions: This organization "...is dedicated to promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy." Some resources here are for members only. The Education section includes links to podcasts and mp3 files of informatics classes and recorded conference proceedings, many of which are free.
Keywords: advocacy, education, electronic health record, healthcare policy, informatics, standard of care, video
Provider: Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
Descriptions: An open courseware site containing course content and trainers' resources for courseware ranging from college to K-12. Providers of the content include prestigious educational institutions like University of California Berkeley, Rice University's Connexions project, Carnegie Mellon University and many more.
Keywords: courseware, curriculum, education, faculty, K-12, kids, multidisciplinary, student
Provider: Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This is a service of the NIH's Center for Information Technology, a growing, searchable collection of National Institutes of Health and Health and Human Services streaming videos and podcasts. Thousands of lectures (including some Grand Rounds), meetings and special events are made available here. Most are open for worldwide public viewing (RealPlayer required.) A minority are restricted to agency employees and clearly marked as such. Lectures and events are also presented live via this site. Reading the FAQ section and testing before playing to an audience is advised. These presentations average about an hour in length and span a wide array of topics.
Keywords: biomedical research, education, federal agencies, Internet, life sciences, medicine, NIH, podcasts, research, science, U.S. Government, video
Provider: Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, UT Medical School, Houston
This online, interactive courseware for the study of neuroscience is provided by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The project is being developed under the direction of the Department Chair and Editor, John H. Byrne.
A companion resource to this textbook, Neuroanatomy Online, has been created in collaboration with Medical Neuroscience course director, Nachum Dafny, and is easily accessible from the text.
Keywords: anatomy, animation, brain, byrne, collaborative, courseware, curriculum, education, free, images, neuro-anatomy, neurology, neuroscience, open access, student, textbooks
Provider: Luke Metcalfe and Rapid Intelligence Pty. Ltd.
Descriptions: This is a site that compiles statistical and demographic data on many topics for international comparison. The data are from authenticated, cited sources. "NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. ...you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."
Keywords: data, demographics, education, general reference, international, maps, population, social sciences, statistical
Provider: National Science Digital Library
Descriptions: From the website: The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education... NSDL is designed primarily for K-16 educators, but anyone can access NSDL.org and search the library at no cost. Access to most resources discovered through NSDL is free; however, some content providers may require a login, or a nominal fee or subscription to retrieve their specific resources.
Keywords: courseware, education, faculty, K-12, natural sciences, portal
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "The Institute plans, conducts, fosters and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects." There is a wealth of information here, through links and integral content, for patients, researchers and health care professionals. Includes information on new clinical trials and provides links to individual clinical trial websites. For consumers, there is a special Health Information Network one can sign up for, which will then feed only the information of particular interest to the individual user.
Keywords: biomedical research, blood, cardiology, clinical practice guidelines, clinical trials, consumer health, diet, disease, education, federal agencies, healthcare professional, heart, laboratory, links, NIH, patient education, physician, pulmonary, research, RSS feed, scientist, systems biology, U.S. Government
Provider: AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)
Descriptions: "Holistic nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being - the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment." AHNA's site includes CME, accreditation and certification information; guidelines for research proposals and poster presentations; information on AHNA's annual conference; a small article library; and many more resources for those considering membership and entering the practice of holistic nursing.
Keywords: alternative medicine, care, conference, continuing education, culture, education, geriatrics, healthcare professional, holistic, jobs, networking, nursing, nursing theory, psychology, quality, research, standard of care, student
Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: The AAMC posts online some of the useful data it gathers on US medical education-- enrollment, matriculation and residency applicants by school, specialty and gender. Links are provided for purchase of its other indispensable data compilations. "Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions."
Keywords: advocacy, data, education, general reference, glossary of terms, graduate medical education, medicine, news, partial open access, reports, statistical, student, U.S. Government, workforce
Provider: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Contents: animation, charts/graphs, full text, images, maps
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: GHDx is a catalog of the world's health and demographic data. Use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health. The provider, the IHME, is an educational and research public health organization, and provides fellowships at the bachelor's and graduate levels. IHME publishes the BioMed Central journal, Population Health Metrics, and various open-access reports. There are many interesting resources here. Users should visit the Data Visualizations page and see other items listed under the "Tools" tab.
Keywords: curriculum, data, data analysis, education, healthcare, healthcare informatics, public health, public policy, trends
Contents: archive, charts/graphs, datasets, general reference, government documents, maps, statistics
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: FedStats is a portal to virtually all the statistics gathered by U.S. Government agencies and bureaus. For some of these, compiling statistics is their main mission; for others, the activity supports their other work. Searches can be done by state or by topic under general subject categories-- agriculture, crime, demographics, education, energy and environment, health, labor, commerce and economics. A full list of agencies is provided, with information on the kinds of statistics they produce. International data of various kinds is also accessible here, some of it comparative.
Keywords: census, data analysis, demographics, drugs, economics, education, federal agencies, government research, health statistics, multidisciplinary, public administration, society, trends, workforce
Provider: Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Descriptions: Supported by the National Science Foundation, this site is designed for and by the nanotech research community, providing tools and support for nanotech theory, modeling and simulation, and a forum in which to share knowledge within and between different nanotech research areas. This site is also a good resource for teachers, supplying curriculum items in the form of images, videos and learning modules.
Keywords: animation, bioengineering, biomedical research, collaborative, education, engineering, nanotechnology, networking, news, research, scientist
Provider: Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
Descriptions: MedPix® is a fully web-enabled cross-platform database, integrating images and text. Content is organized by disease location, pathology category, patient profiles, and by image classification and caption. MedPix® can be searched through multiple internal image and text search engines. MedPix® search formulations may be linked directly to PubMed and other outside search engines with a single click. Additional features - Category 1 CME credits, quizzes, uploading, and editing - are available to registered users. A valuable resource for radiology and other allied health staff and trainees, physicians and medical students, nurses and graduate nursing students.
Keywords: allied health, CME, education, graduate medical education, health sciences, images, informatics, medical imaging, nursing, open access, radiology, student
Descriptions: This is a free searchable database of medical abbreviations and acronyms on a site that also includes a medical dictionary and other resources.
Keywords: anatomy, dictionary, education, glossary of terms, medicine, mobile access, nursing, open access, PDA access, pharmacy, student
Provider: AAMC (Associaton of American Medical Colleges)
Descriptions: MedEdPORTAL is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources. Copyright and patient privacy issues are addressed during the submission process so users around the globe can download and utilize any of the published resources for educational purposes. Free registration is required for access. Educational videos are available for download, and CME and career networking resources are also available.
Keywords: courseware, Creative Commons, curriculum, dentistry, e-publishing, education, faculty, medicine, open access, peer review, podcasts, repository, video
Provider: William Herring, MD, FACR, Albert Einstein Medical Center
Descriptions: This free radiology education resource includes podcasts, lectures (some by faculty at Albert Einstein Medical Center) and interactive tutorials. The materials are divided into categories that include Lectures, Notes, Images, Case of the Week, and Quick Quizzes. Visitors can find lectures on topics ranging from bone tumors to heart disease. Many of the talks are available as .pdf files or PowerPoint presentations. FlashPlayer required for most lectures.
Keywords: bone, diagnosis, education, free, medical imaging, orthopaedics, orthopedics, osteology, radiology, tutorial, video
Provider: Nemours Foundation
Descriptions: 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
Provider: University of Virginia
Descriptions: A guide to chest imaging with sections on positioning the patient, technique, anatomy, interpretation, pathology, and a post-test.
Keywords: education, internal medicine, medical imaging, radiology
Provider: Fordham University History Department
Descriptions: 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: Alexander Street Press
Contents: CE, CME, teaching aids, video
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: This is an online collection of more than 350 videos invaluable for studying counseling in the psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatric and social work settings. Footage of real and demonstration sessions, designed to illustrate issues and scenarios that commonly arise in the therapeutic setting, can be viewed in conjunction with their transcripts. Text is highlighted as it is spoken. Some units provide a theoretical context through narration or other structural elements. Additional videos feature consultations (specialists advising other therapists) lectures, interviews, teaching guides. Some can be viewed for CE credit. Using this collection, it is possible to compare the application in practice of various therapeutic theories to a single problem. Semantic indexing and multiple access approaches to the materials that are available, such as thumbnails, enhance the user's search and browse results. This collection received a database award from Library Journal as Best Niche Product for 2011.
Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, cultural competence, education, point-of-care, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, substance abuse
Provider: BioMed Central
Contents: archive, brief records, images
Access Level: Partially Open
Descriptions: The Biology Image Library allows free access to view image thumbnails and annotations, but only a subscription (which The TMC Library does not provide) enables the viewing and use of full-sized images not in the public domain. The scientific community is invited to contribute images of significance and high visual quality that are accompanied by descriptive annotation. Certain benefits apply- check under About thAdd Newe Library/How to Contribute.
Keywords: biomedical research, cell biology, developmental biology, education, histology, image collection, microbiology, neuroscience, parasitology, pathology
Provider: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Descriptions: AHIMA is a professional organization advocating standards for the confidentiality and security of the patient medical record or personal health record, health information exchange, and the integrity of information practices. The organization's position statements on these and other matters pertaining to health information management and records management are available to read here. AHIMA also provides links to educational and career resources for those considering careers in health information management and for those already in the field.
Keywords: advocacy, continuing education, education, electronic health record, ethics, healthcare administration, informatics, information management, information technology, jobs, workforce
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.
Keywords: animal, bioethics, biology, biotechnology, education, environmental, genetics, K-12, kids, life sciences, natural sciences, student, technology
Contents: audio files, brief records, index
Descriptions: Produced by the Buros Institute, MMY/TIP is a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Contains complete information and reviews on all English-language standardized tests of educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, and psychology. Contains information essential to the evaluation and procurement of tests: publisher contact information and pricing, intended population, elements scored, and time required to administer. Mobile access to Mental Measurements Yearbook is available here. In addition, spoken entries are now available for download as mp3 files. This database is combined with Tests in Print. The two are searched on their own via this link, and are also set to be searched by default in tandem with the CINAHL database.
Keywords: aptitude, cognition, education, intelligence assessment, personality, psychological assessment, psychology, reviews, vocation
Provider: EBSCO/Institute of Education Sciences
Contents: Abstracts, government documents, links to full text, partial full text, reports, standards
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) is sponsored by the US Department of Education. It provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and other monographs. Dates of coverage: 1966 - present. Topics include: counseling and personnel services; education management; language and linguistics; science, mathematics, and environmental education; teacher education; and testing, measurement and evaluation instruments. Includes some full text. Non-academic users who would like to access ERIC may visit http://eric.ed.gov/ where the index and some full text are available free.
Keywords: cognitive process, education, education policy, education theory, instruments, learning, learning disabilities, legislation, methods, models, teaching methods