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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.
Keywords: disease, education, free, graduate medical education, medicine, tutorial, video, webinars
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: AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
Descriptions: Wing of Zock is a blog from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC.) It provides a new forum for faculty, residents and administrators at U.S. academic medical centers to share best practices in the new health care environment. Posts are to discuss issues in patient safety, innovations in the delivery of care, technology, quality of care, payment reform and other topics affecting patient treatment and medical education.
Keywords: advocacy, blog, care, faculty, free, graduate medical education, health sciences, health services, healthcare, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare professional, healthcare system, HIPAA, hospitals, interactive, law, management, medicine, networking, news, physician, policy, quality, standard of care, trend, workplace
Provider: Health Sciences Library, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Descriptions: EthnoMed was designed to be used in clinics in the few minutes before seeing a patient. This website actually provides an excellent multi-faceted service, a hub of well-rounded ethnic information for those who serve diverse communities. Links to, or full text of, multilingual patient education materials constitute one solid reason for visiting this website. There are also sections that present a wealth of useful and interesting knowledge about cultures-- customs and mores, religion, health beliefs and practices-- helpful to care providers who want to take a correct and culturally competent approach when relating to their immigrant and refugee patients.
Keywords: clinics, Creative Commons, culture, free, hospitals, patient education, physician, psychology, society, special populations
Provider: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Descriptions: While PubMed searches for "keywords", our search engine lets you input an entire paragraph and returns MEDLINE abstracts that are similar to it. This is something like PubMed's "Related Articles" feature, only better because it runs on your unique set of interests. For example, input the abstract of an unpublished paper or a grant proposal into our engine, and with the touch of a button you'll be able to find every abstract in MEDLINE dealing with your topic. No more guessing whether your set of keywords has found all the right papers. No more sorting through hundreds of papers you don't care about to find the handful you were looking for--our search engine does it for you.
Keywords: clinical trials, context search, free, grants, MedLine, search engine, Web tools
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
Descriptions: Scirus is a search engine focused on science only: "With over 370 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information." The materials linked to Scirus, aside from Elsevier's own resources, come from American Physical Society, Nature Publishing Group, BioMed Central, Sage, Royal Society Publishing, NASA and many others.
Keywords: free, research, science, scientist, search engine
Provider: Quertle, LLC
Descriptions: Developed by two experts in bioinformatics and data analysis, Quertle offers a uniquely effective way to execute a combined search of the biomedical literature in PubMed, the RePORTER grants database, TOXLINE, and a medical/life science news outlet. This tool also searches the full text of open-access material in BioMed Central and PubMed Central, as well as that of user-submitted scientific whitepapers and research posters. Quertle uses natural-language query constructs very like sentence structure and uses relationships to return relevant results. For details on how it works, see the FAQ tab. A handy brochure on searching and video/other tutorials are found under the Resources tab. Quertle also works with various bibliographic management tools, including RefWorks. Searches can be saved, and alerts service is available (these features require the user to set up a free account.)
Keywords: biomedical research, free, full text, news, NIH, open access, open source, search, search engine, Web tools
Provider: Project Gutenberg
Descriptions: "Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device. We carry high quality items: Our books were previously published on paper by bona fide publishers and digitized by us with the help of thousands of volunteers. All our ebooks can be easily downloaded: Choose between ePub, Mobipocket, HTML and simple text formats. Our books are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks."
Keywords: books, collaborative, digitization, free, full text, literature, open access, publishing
Provider: Prezi Inc.
Descriptions: Prezi is a user-friendly application for creating interesting presentations that are much less linear, or slide-based, than the presentations that can be made using PowerPoint. The basic level of Prezi is free, and there are two paid levels that provide both more features and more storage capacity. The site includes tutorials. Note: All Prezi presentations created at the Free level are publicly available.
Keywords: free, interactive, open access, presentations, products, Web tools
Provider: PHPartners Editorial Board
Descriptions: Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. Collaborating organizations include: the American Public Health Association, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medical Library Association, National Library of Medicine, and the Public Health Foundation. The site serves as a portal for information compiled with the intention of helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to the end of improving and protecting the public's health. The site provides links to information in several categories, including: health promotion and education; literature and guidelines; health data tools and statistics; grants and funding; and education and training.
Keywords: collaborative, consumer health, current events, free, health services, health statistics, multidisciplinary, NLM, public health, statistical, U.S. Government
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Stanford University
Descriptions: PharmGKB's mission is "to collect, encode, and disseminate knowledge about the impact of human genetic variations on drug response. We curate primary genotype and phenotype data, annotate gene variants and gene-drug-disease relationships via literature review, and summarize important PGx genes and drug pathways."
Keywords: clinical studies, collaborative, database, dosage, drug pathways, drugs, figures, free, genetics, genomics, genotype, images, pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics, phenotype, research, scientist
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: New South Wales Ministry of Health
Descriptions: The chief resources of interest here that are applicable for healthcare professionals in any country are the multilingual translations available (from Albanian to Urdu) for communicating to patients about a large number of healthcare topics (from domestic violence to yellow fever.) Cue cards in various languages can also be downloaded. Browsing under Publications may yield more useful material.
Keywords: continuing education, free, full text, health services, healthcare, healthcare professional, nursing, patient education, physician, special populations
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This site provides free health-related news reports from National Institutes of Health in radio, podcast and transcript formats. One can also hear the latest reports by phone. Length ranges from one-minute spots to 25-minute broadcasts that each include an in-depth interview. Past broadcasts are available back to January of 2011.
Keywords: consumer health, free, full text, news, NIH, podcasts, public health, reports
Provider: New England Complex Systems Institute
Descriptions: The science of complex systems builds upon the traditional focus on individual systems or parts of systems, concentrating instead on integration of interdependency within and between systems that form networks of cause and effect. With humanity as its scale, complex systems research applies scientific method to further the understanding and predictability of behavior, social interaction, and the consequences of societal policies and decisions. The New England Complex Systems Institute develops and applies new mathematical approaches and multiscale analysis to diverse scientific and social systems like cell science, biodiversity, altruism, ethnic violence, economic crisis, climate change, and the healthcare system. Free full-text access to many papers on complex systems is available here.
Keywords: behavioral sciences, complex systems, data, data analysis, engineering, environmental, free, full text, information science, links, molecular biology, nature, policy, politics, research, social sciences, society, systems biology
Provider: Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, UT Medical School, Houston
Descriptions: "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." Due to its largely multimedia presentation, the text cannot be downloaded-- it must be experienced online. The preface to this absorbing resource indicates that it is meant primarily as a course for the first-year medical student, but is also useful for more advanced students. Includes end-of-chapter review questions.
Keywords: anatomy, animation, brain, collaborative, courseware, curriculum, education, free, images, neurology, neuroscience, open access, student, textbooks
Provider: NIGMS - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Descriptions: "The mission of [NIGMS] is to support research that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention." NIGMS provides training and career grants, including a grants and opportunities program for minorities. This website is a gold mine for educators, providing scientist interviews, short films on special topics, an image database, posters, fact sheets, even interactive games. One can access or sign up for Biomedical Beat, the free NIGMS online newsletter, as well as order many other free publications. For researchers there is a blog, NIGMS Feedback Loop, that keeps one up to date on funding opportunities and future plans.
Keywords: biomedical research, blog, disease, federal agencies, free, gateway, genomics, grants, health sciences, images, informatics, life sciences, medicine, NIH, open access, pharmacogenomics, podcasts, research, science, scientist, video
Provider: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Descriptions: Free lecture notes, exams and videos from MIT. "MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity." (Note: These courses, even where complete, cannot be used for academic credit.) Materials from most courses taught at MIT are available here, and a special section for High School educators is available.
Keywords: courseware, engineering, faculty, free, K-12, multidisciplinary, science, student, 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
Descriptions: Jing is free software for capturing and annotating screen shots or creating screencasts, and the results can be integrated with documents, saved and shared. This easy-to-use application lends itself to collaboration projects and to creating tutorials or illustrating technical bugs in action. A Pro version is also available at a very low cost. Jing is available for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, or Mac OS X.
Keywords: free, mashups, software, video, Web tools
Provider: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Descriptions: More than a hundred public health courses are listed here, with course materials: syllabi, lecture series, readings and assignments. Materials may be used and re-purposed, with the request that the user contact JHSPH to tell them how. Several courses deal with statistical methods in various sub-disciplines. The school also shares a wealth of images, mostly graphs and charts. Browse courses and materials by course, topic, collection or images.
Keywords: aging, bioterrorism, child, courseware, curriculum, disaster, disease, emergency preparedness, environmental, epidemiology, ethics, free, full text, graduate medical education, images, infectious disease, informatics, laboratory, Medicare/Medicaid, multidisciplinary, nutrition, obesity, open access, population, psychiatry, public health, statistical, toxicology
Provider: Biosemantics Group and Netherlands BioInformatics Centre
Descriptions: If you have recently written a paper, but are not sure to which journal you should submit it, or are looking for relevant articles to cite, or are an editor looking for reviewers for a particular paper, the Jane search can help. Enter a title and/or abstract of the paper in the search box, and click 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will compare your document with millions of documents in Medline to find the best-matching journals, authors or articles.
Keywords: free, peer review, publishing, research, scientist, search engine
Provider: anthropology, astronomy, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, faculty, free, international, astrophysics, Web tools
Descriptions: Find out who's researching what." This is an international social networking site for university-based scholars and researchers. Look people up by institution, department, research interest or name; read posted papers; see what others are reading; follow, and see whose work colleagues are following. Free registration required for participation, though much can be viewed without joining.
Keywords: anthropology, astronomy, astrophysics, faculty, free, international, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, Web tools