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Professional Development Collection (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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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.
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PQDT Open

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Provider: ProQuest
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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.
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Internet Archive

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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.
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Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)

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Provider: ProQuest
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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.
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Grand Rounds Webcasts from Mayo Clinic

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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.
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Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

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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.
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GetBodySmart: An Online Examination of Human Anatomy and Physiology

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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.
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User’s Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web

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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."
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Tropical Diseases (WHO)

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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.
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Tour of the Cell

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Provider: National Science Foundation
Descriptions: This is a close-up view and explanation of the parts that make a cell function.
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End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)

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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.
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Tests in Print

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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.
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Connexions

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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.
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Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

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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.
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ccLearn

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Provider: Creative Commons
Descriptions: ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons (see also) dedicated to the licensing support of open courseware.
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Biomedical Beat: a monthly digest of of research news from NIGMS

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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.
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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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Better Data, Better Health

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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.
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Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration

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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.
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Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy- Project 2061

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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."
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SpectroscopyNow.com

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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.
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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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Servier Medical Art

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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.
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Scitable

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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.
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Research 101

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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.
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PRIM&R: Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

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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.
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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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Office of Science Education (NIH)

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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.
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Kids Search (TexShare)

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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.
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IMAIOS: e-Anatomy, e-Cases, e-Courses

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Provider: IMAIOS
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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.
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NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting

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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.
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Neuroscience Online: an electronic textbook for the neurosciences

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Provider: Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, UT Medical School, Houston
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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.


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American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Facts

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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."
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Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

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Provider: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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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.
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NanoHub.org

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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.
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MedPix Medical Image Database

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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.
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KidsHealth

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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.
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Internet History Sourcebooks Project

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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.
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Counseling & Therapy

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Provider: Alexander Street Press
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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.
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AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)

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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.
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Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

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Provider: EBSCO
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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.
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ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO/Institute of Education Sciences
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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.
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