Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:45pm
Presenter: Marcus Spann
Location: Street Level Classroom
This class is designed to help individuals with database searching and planning.
Provider: Alexander Street
Access Level: Licensed, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 video titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 17,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.
Keywords: advocacy, American history, art, biology, culture, education, general reference, humanities, informatics, law, life sciences, medicine, multidisciplinary, music, nursing, public health, research
Provider: Teton Data Systems
Contents: drug monographs, full text, mobile access
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: ACP Smart Medicine is a regularly-updated, decision support tool from the American College of Physicians. Smart Medicine replaces ACP PIER.
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
Keywords: animal, biohazard, chemicals, clinical trials, consumer health, drugs, environmental, federal agencies, general health, law, legal, licensing, products, public affairs, public health, research, toxicology, U.S. Government, veterinary medicine, wellness
Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
Keywords: bioethics, biohazard, chemicals, consumer health, current events, environmental, federal agencies, government, healthcare, healthcare policy, law, nature, news, policy, public affairs, public health, toxins, U.S. Government
Provider: Treatment Advocacy Center
Descriptions: The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This site provides a guide to each state's laws governing the eligibility criteria that must be met for commitment for inpatient and outpatient mental illness treatment. A "Library" of free documents is also filterable by state and topic. A searchable section called "Preventable Tragedies" chronicles incidents involving individuals with neurobiological disorders.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, law, law enforcement, mental health, psychiatry, social services
Provider: State of Texas/Texas Legislative Council
Descriptions: Searchable database of Texas law. Look up the Texas Code section by section, or search by keyword for a term in all or in specific sections, and find your term highlighted wherever it appears within the full text of results. Download full text in pdf or zip file format.
Keywords: law, Texas
Provider: National Institutes of Health/U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Descriptions: This NIH/DHHS page lists the categories of grant funding available to the State of Texas from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Keywords: health services, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare system, hospitals, law, Texas, U.S. Government
Provider: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Descriptions: "For each Texas state agency we have included a link to the TRAIL page that provides contact information, addresses, phone numbers and links to enabling legislation for that agency. We have also provided a link directly to the agency's Web site."
Keywords: gateway, government, law, policy, social services, Texas
Provider: Texas Medical Board
Descriptions: This is the official website of the Texas Medical Board, providing information for licensing of physicians, physician assistants, and acupuncturists in the state of Texas. Their stated mission is "to protect and enhance the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for the citizen of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education."
Keywords: alternative medicine, certification, law, legal, licensing, news, physician, reports, spanish, statistical
Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Descriptions: A very broad spectrum of useful health-related resources and information for Texas residents is presented or linked to by this website. Browse or search for information on state regulations, diseases, statistics, consumer product safety, food and drug safety, immunization, professional licensing, social services- and much, much more.
Keywords: consumer health, drugs, food safety, gateway, government, health services, health statistics, healthcare system, law, public health, safety, social services, Texas, vaccine
Provider: European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
Descriptions: Convened by the European Commission, this group is composed of fifteen experts who examine various ethical questions of new science and technologies. View opinion papers and statements on topics like cloning and nanomedicine. Papers are available in European languages. All past publications of the group are posted here, along with copies of their newsletter, "Ethically Speaking."
Keywords: biomedical ethics, law, policy, science, technology
Contents: Abstracts, Citations, index, links to full text, reports, statistics
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Public Affairs Information Service International (PAIS) selectively indexes journals, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. PAIS International covers publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. Indexed materials are published in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Includes access to the PAIS Archive. The user can filter results for peer-reviewed material, and can search for figures and tables.
Keywords: law, multicultural, multidisciplinary, politics, public affairs, public policy, social sciences, society
Provider: U.S. Department of Justice
Contents: full text, government documents, index, links, statistics, summaries
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Contains summaries of over 189,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research. NCJRS resources are available to the general public.
Keywords: crime, crime prevention, drugs, justice system, juvenile justice, law, social sciences, society
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: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: Here the NIH furnishes details of the Public Access policy as mandated in Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) and answers frequently asked questions about compliance, submission of articles, etc. Authors writing about their research, if funded wholly or in part by the NIH, would do well to check this website. Revisions to the implementation guidelines of the policy have already been made, and further revisions may be made in the future.
Keywords: e-publishing, grants, law, policy, publishing, repository, research