Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
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: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: Features include digitized books viewable with "turning the pages" technology, and oral history audio files. The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine collects, preserves, interprets, and presents materials documenting the history of medicine, biomedical science, health and disease across all time periods and cultures. It provides access to manuscripts, books, photographs, films and other historical resources. The Division promotes, conducts, and facilitates scholarly research and public education through seminars, lectures, exhibitions, film programs, Web sites, databases, publications, catalogs and finding guides.
Keywords: archive, books, digital, digitization, films, history, history of medicine, images, interactive, links, NIH, NLM, video
Provider: University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Descriptions: A gallery of permission-free images of dermatologic manifestations of diseases and conditions, provided by the University of Iowa. For mobile access to Hardin MD, go to http://hardinmd.lib.uiowa.edu/m/index.html
Keywords: disease, images, medicine, mobile access
Provider: Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Descriptions: Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online examines thinking and disorders of thinking across six levels of analysis: Genes ~ Biochemicals ~ Cells ~ Brain ~ Cognition (Behavior) ~ Environment. This interactive resource focuses on cognitive disorders, cognitive processes, and research approaches. A dynamic map of a network of connected topics facilitates exploration of a library of more than 750 unique items. A linear Selected Items menu above each map can be used to tour selected content. Links to other sites, to video short lectures and to news items are included. This site also has a blog. Note: Adobe FlashPlayer required for full use.
Keywords: anatomy, animation, biomedical ethics, blog, brain mapping, genetics, images, links, neurology, neuroscience, news, physiology, video
Provider: Library of Congress and UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Descriptions: Initiated as a joint project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and launched in 2009, the World Digital Library is a curated collection of a variety of digitized items- books, art, film, periodicals and more, many of them considered primary source materials- representing the cultural identities and histories of UNESCO's member nations through every branch of learning. In the initial exploration one can view thumbnails of content according to time, place, topic, item type or institution.
Keywords: archive, books, collaborative, culture, digital, digitization, films, full text, general reference, history, history of North America, images, international, libraries, maps, monographs, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual, museum, repository, research, serial
Descriptions: A database of nearly 4 million freely usable images and other media files. The majority of those not in the public domain are under Creative Commons or GNU licenses; explanations and guidance are provided. In addition, anyone can contribute images.
Keywords: Creative Commons, general reference, images, video, wiki
Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: uScience is a new pilot repository of classroom-tested and peer-reviewed instructional resources for undergraduate-level science courses, to be focused primarily on human health issues. The uScience site is an expansion of MedEdPORTAL that facilitates faculty experimentation with new instructional strategies. Each resource found in the uScience collection is a complete learning unit, including activities, presentation, data, resources, instructor guide and with some, assessment. Each resource is peer-reviewed for content and instructional effectiveness. The first resources made available include units in cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, evolutionary biology, chemistry and physics.
Keywords: anatomy, biology, chemistry, education, faculty, images, medicine, open access, physics, physiology, science, student, video
Provider: Texas Heart Institute
Descriptions: This website is an award-winner and has been highlighted in the Internet Scout Report. Its first focus is on patient and consumer education, but it also links to a page of physician-targeted resources and publications. For the consumer there are questionnaires designed to help the user ascertain their own cardiac health and risk behaviors; for patients, there is an extensive glossary of terms and a detailed section explaining heart conditions and surgical procedures designed to correct them.
Keywords: cardiology, consumer health, glossary of terms, heart, images
Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Descriptions: FEMA's website contains guidelines for stocking basic emergency supplies, protecting one's home, property and pets, communications, evacuation routes, as well as on participating in an evacuation, and on how to apply for post-disaster help, with forms for doing so. Includes the complete booklet, "Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness" as a free download.
Keywords: consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, images, maps, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases
Descriptions: The Division of Parasitic Diseases' (DPD) mission is to prevent and control parasitic diseases in the United States and throughout the world." This is a large bank of downloadable images of parasites.
Keywords: images, parasite
Provider: Johns Hopkins University
Descriptions: Approximately 11,000 images of dermatologic conditions. "This website was designed by Bernard A. Cohen, M.D., Division of Pediatric Dermatology and Christoph U. Lehmann, M.D., Division of Neonatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with technical assistance of Michael Cohen, for educational use by health care professionals, parents and patients."
Keywords: dermatology, images, skin
Provider: Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program
Descriptions: This resource is a "...digital collection of resources for students of the history of medicine and for researchers seeking a historical context for epidemiology." (MLA News, Novermber/December 2008.) This collection provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide, and is organized according to significant episodes of contagious disease. A timeline of dates of diseases and epidemics between 1494 and 1948 highlights events covered in the collection. Includes more than 500,000 pages of digitized copies of books, serials, pamphlets, incunabula and manuscripts.
Keywords: books, digital, full text, history of medicine, images, infectious disease, journal, policy, research, sociology
Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: Travelers’ Health provides information on required vaccinations, travel-related diseases and the latest news updates on disease outbreaks, for health care professionals and the general public. Under Resources, links to CDC podcasts on travel health topics are available.
Keywords: consumer health, disease, images, maps, podcasts, travel medicine
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: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Descriptions: This area of the RWJF site is devoted to current healthcare issues. Of particular interest is its clear and timely information about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Keywords: Affordable Care Act, consumer health, data, full text, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, images, population, public health, society, statistical, video, workforce
Provider: HME Publishing
Descriptions: By entering parameters defining key characteristics of a symbol, the user can search for the meaning of a symbol and also link to further information about the symbol's origins and related symbols. To find a symbol that expresses a specific meaning, search by keyword in the on-site Google box, or use the word index provided.
Keywords: dictionary, encyclopedia, general reference, images, symbols
Provider: University of Copenhagen, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Technische Universitat Dresden, Universitat Zurich
Descriptions: STITCH is a resource to explore known and predicted interactions of chemicals and proteins. Chemicals are linked to other chemicals and proteins by evidence derived from experiments, databases and the literature. STITCH contains interactions for over 74,000 small molecules and over 2.5 million proteins in 630 organisms." Search by single or multiple: name, chemical structure, or protein sequence; qualify by organism.
Keywords: chemicals, collaborative, images, international, proteins
Provider: Ask a Forensic Artist
Descriptions: This interesting website and blog provide the potential forensic artist with career information and advice, links to other related sites, artist interviews, FAQ's and more.
Keywords: anatomy, anthropology, art, blog, bone, forensics, images, jobs, psychology, skeletal, workforce
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: 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: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Ophthalmology
Descriptions: "The Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology is a database of images drawn from the vast clinical experience of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary specialists and their colleagues around the world. The Digital Atlas is intended to serve as a visual reference and educational supplement for ophthalmologists, general physicians, and medical students."
Keywords: eye, images, ophthalmology
Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Descriptions: From the website: "...the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. We welcome public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files."
Keywords: continuing education, images, infectious disease, public health, toxicology, video
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: American Society of Hematology
Descriptions: These images from hematology articles are free for educational use. Find leukocytes, platelets etc. in states of health and disease.
Keywords: blood, figures, images
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: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is a semantically-enhanced portal to a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF enhances discovery and access to often unindexed but publicly available research data, datasets, software and tools in the deep web, as well as linking to PubMed records and open-access literature. The NIF Project provides the NIF Registry, Antibody Registry, Drug Related Gene Database, neuroscience ontology and a way to contribute to it (via the NeuroLex wiki) and semantic tagging services. NIF Navigator, a customizable, stand-alone search tool for incorporation into websites or wikis, draws query results from all the NIF's own components and from other sites and accessible databases. The valuable resources at NIF are too numerous to be described adequately here.
Keywords: biomedical research, clinical trials, data, data-sharing, datasets, disease, drugs, federal agencies, full text, genes, genomics, grants, images, informatics, links, networking, neuroscience, NIH, portal, research, scientist, social networking, software
Descriptions: This collection of images by Frank Netter, M.D. and other excellent medical illustrators is the online version of the CIBA collection. Some collections can be browsed here, along with two texts: Netter's Concise Atlas of Orthopaedic Anatomy and Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry. Note: Although many of these illustrations can be viewed free of charge, downloading them- for use in presentations or for publication, for instance- can only be done at a substantial cost.
Keywords: anatomy, dentistry, images, skeletal
Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Descriptions: This is the National Weather Service page for our area. Contains various types of forecasts, imagery, tropical weather updates and more.
Keywords: environmental, general reference, Houston, images, maps, news, safety, Texas, trend, TX, U.S. Government, weather
Provider: National Science Foundation
Descriptions: The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers full grant-funding information to the research community- from opportunity, to application deadline, to awards. NSF policy on data sharing and data management are also provided here. Those seeking grant information may want to go straight to the Site Map for faster navigation to their areas of interest. The NSF funds approximately 10,000 new scientific grant awards annually for research in a variety of scientific fields. To the general public, the NSF site provides a multimedia gallery of news, speeches and lectures, special reports and overviews of NSF research.
Keywords: biology, biomedical research, general reference, grants, images, medical illustration, medical imaging, publishing, reports, research, RSS feed, science, U.S. Government, video
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: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Descriptions: The National Hurricane Center website provides interactive satellite and radar maps, frequently-updated land and marine advisories, and (in the presence of active storm systems)updated forecasts based on its aerial reconnaissance findings. Three- and 5-day outlooks, likely landfall ranges ("cones"), wind speed prediction maps and storm surge projections are featured. Many links to other authoritative and relevant emergency planning resources are provided from this site. There is a downloadable blank hurricane tracking map available, and RSS feed is provided.
Keywords: disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, hurricane, images, maps, news, reports, RSS feed, software, weather
Provider: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Descriptions: NASA's fascinating website shares a wealth of information with the public, using multimedia formats, on NASA's past, current and future research and space missions.
Keywords: astronaut, astronomy, federal agencies, general reference, images, laboratory, news, podcasts, research, RSS feed, technology, U.S. Government, video
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
Provider: University of North Carolina
Descriptions: This is a compilation of medical history images from sources housed in a number of different online collections. Please note the posted copyright statement: "This site is intended for educational purposes. The manuscripts represented are not held by the University of North Carolina. Those seeking provenance, reproductions and permissions should contact the holding repository."
Keywords: history of medicine, images, medical illustration
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: A research and development division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the Lister Hill Center conducts and supports research and development in the dissemination of high quality imagery, medical language processing, high-speed access to biomedical information, intelligent database systems development, multimedia visualization, knowledge management, data mining and machine-assisted indexing. A diverse staff with backgrounds in medicine, computer science, library and information sciences, linguistics, cognitive science, education, and engineering are committed to maintaining the Lister Hill Center's leadership position in biomedical information research and development.
Keywords: biomedical research, electronic health record, engineering, images, informatics, information management, information science, information technology, life sciences, medical imaging, research, U.S. Government
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