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JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)

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Descriptions: JoVE is a peer-reviewed scientific video journal. It is published in sections, of which the library subscribes to four: Biology, Clinical and Translational Medicine, Immunology and Infection, and Neuroscience. Videos are accompanied by text.
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SpringerOpen

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Provider: Springer
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Descriptions: Springer hosts a collection of more than 120 peer-reviewed, open access journals and more than 20 open access ebooks, covering the science, technology and medicine (STM) fields.  OA journals and ebooks provide authors the opportunity to retain copyright, while making their research available to the worldwide scientific community.
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Structure (NCBI)

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Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
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Descriptions: The NCBI Structure Group, a part of the Computational Biology Branch of NCBI, developed this suite of four free molecular and protein databases, each of which is itself made up of several others, and all of which can be searched individually. Macromolecular Structures, Conserved Domains, Small Molecules, and Biological Systems are the four main resources here- tools designed to facilitate discovery of sequence, function and structure associations. The tab labeled "Discover" does a good job of explaining how to use the Structure databases and how to access various facets of information on a molecule or protein from any point in NCBI's many resources.
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Whole Brain Catalog

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Provider: Whole Brain project - UC-San Diego
Descriptions: The Whole Brain Catalog is the flagship project of the Whole Brain Project at the University of California - San Diego. It is an open source, downloadable, multi-scale virtual catalog of the mouse brain and its cellular components, providing zoomable 3D views of structures and their surroundings deep inside the mouse brain. The data is also brought to life with simulation and animation. "In providing open source and collaborative tools, the Whole Brain Project allows neuroscience researchers to make new connections with collaborators and newly discovered data. Combining previously unconnected databases across a single network make possible new and exciting insights about the brain."
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HighWire Press: Free Online Full-Text Articles

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Provider: HighWire Press and Publishers
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Descriptions: HighWire Press is the online platform provider to a number of publishers of peer-reviewed scientific journals. By its own report, as of October 2013, HighWire assists in the online publication of 2,269,483 free full-text articles and 7,131,685 total articles. There are 36 sites with free trial periods, 84 completely free sites and 278 sites with free back issues. Click this record's title link to see the list of journals showing specific date ranges of open-access content available in each. Embargo periods vary.
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Wiley Open Access

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Provider: John Wiley & Son, Inc.
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Descriptions: This is the platform for the nearly 30 open-access journals published by Wiley, in a variety of scientific fields, from psychology to microbial science to nutrition.
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Encyclopedia of Life

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Provider: Encyclopedia of Life
Descriptions: The Encyclopedia of Life is a work in progress that aims to dynamically synthesize biodiversity knowledge about all known species: taxonomy, geographic distribution, genetics, evolutionary history, morphology, behavior, ecological relationships, and importance for human well being. As it becomes more complete, it may serve as the primary resource for scientists, natural resource managers, conservationists, teachers, and students around the world. The EOL's creators and contributors believe that "...its encompassing scope and innovation will have a major global impact in facilitating biodiversity research, conservation, and education." The EOL is staffed by both scientists and non-scientists working from museums and research institutions around the world.
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OpenThesis

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Provider: OpenThesis.org
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Descriptions: OpenThesis is primarily an international repository of free abstracts of theses, dissertations and other academic documents, enhanced by search, organization and collaboration tools. It also provides e-publishing and conventional publishing services for modest prices, including print-on-demand.
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National Library of Medicine: Databases, Resources and APIs

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is NLM's portal to its approximately 300 research resources, from genetics to the history of medicine, from datasets to mobile apps.  Browse the list with all descriptive information, or search by subject term, type of data or tool, or by terms related to the content or intended audience.
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NIH Data Sharing Repositories

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Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is a portal with a sortable list of 45 NIH and outside entities' data repositories and data-sharing facilitation sites that offer open-source software. Links to submission and download policies and instructions are provided for each. Research areas include: genomics of the nematode, drosophila, zebrafish and rat; sequencing data; peptides and proteins; pathogens and vectors; the NCI cancer imaging repository; neuroscience, rare diseases, Parkinson's, autism, and more.
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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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NCMIR – National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research

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Provider: National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research/University of California San Diego
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Descriptions: NCMIR develops technologies to facilitate understanding of biological systems from the gross anatomical to the molecular scale and makes those technologies available to biomedical researchers. NCMIR provides expertise, infrastructure, technological development, and an environment in which new information about the 3D ultrastructure of tissues, cells, and macromolecular complexes can be easily obtained and analyzed.
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ION (Index to Organism Names)

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Provider: Thomson Reuters
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Descriptions: ION is an index for taxonomic and biodiversity researchers. Taxonomic data and references are compiled from other databases proprietary to Thomson: Zoological Record, Biosis Previews and Biological Abstracts. The organism's place in the hierarchy is shown, along with an assigned unique identification number. Recent references to articles indexed in Thomson databases are included, along with links to recommended web resources like Encyclopedia of Life, Biology Browser and NCBI. This database does not contain common names for organisms, but in many cases names identifiable to the layman are displayed in a mouse-over feature in the taxonomic list. The free Thomson database, Biology Browser is recommended for a less scholarly investigation.
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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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NextBio

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Provider: NextBio
Descriptions: NextBio Basic is a free web application providing access to a 'curated, correlated database' of public data which also integrates literature, clinical trials and scientific news. Its semantic framework is based on gene, tissue, disease and compound ontologies. A single search for information on a gene yields results categorically arranged on a single page: an overview of the gene's functions; a list of tissues in which the gene is expressed; diseases and compounds relating to the gene; a list of the top topic-associated researchers and authors; literature, associated clinical trials, and more. Registered users of this application (registration for this basic version is free) can personalize their experience, communicate, collaborate and share data with the rest of the NextBio community.
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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

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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.
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GQuery: Global Cross-database NCBI Search

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Provider: National Center for Bioinformatics Information (NCBI)
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Descriptions: Integrated, text-based search and retrieval system used at the National Center for Biotechnology Information for its major databases: PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, and others. GQuery integrates the scientific literature, DNA and protein sequence databases, 3D protein structure and protein domain data, population study datasets, expression data, assemblies of complete genomes, and taxonomic information into a tightly interlinked system.
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Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

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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.
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dbGaP- Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes

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Descriptions: In dbGaP, NCBI archives and distributes the results of studies investigating the interaction of genotype and phenotype. Genome-wide association studies, medical sequencing, molecular diagnostic assays, and associations between genotype and non-clinical traits are covered. dbGaP contains both open- and controlled-access data. Non-sensitive data are released on a broad scale, but sensitive data sets involving personal health information are not publicly accessible. Search by study or disease, or use Advanced Search.
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ScienceDirect Open-Access Journals

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Descriptions: From this point in ScienceDirect, the user can explore a complete list of open-access journals published by Elsevier, and in the same drop-down menu, a list of subscription journals containing open-access articles.
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Cell, the: An Image Libary

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Provider: American Society for Cell Biology
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Descriptions: Supported by an award from National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and NIH, this is a peer-reviewed repository of thousands of often stunning microscopic images of cell types, processes and components. Most are free to use or under Creative Commons license by the authors, rather than restricted by publisher copyright. Free sign-in gives the user the ability to save images in a folder. Broader features like multiple public and private folders, sharing and annotation are in development. Many videos are also posted. Researchers are urged to contribute from their own work and experiments. For more information on the intent and the many current as well as future features of the database, read more at Leica Science Lab.
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BIOSIS – Biological Abstracts, 1980 – 2003

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Provider: Ovid
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Descriptions: BIOSIS encompasses the breadth of life sciences and provides coverage of published biological and biomedical research; includes traditional areas of biology, such as botany, zoology and microbiology, as well as experimental, clinical and veterinary medicine, biotechnology, environmental studies, and agriculture. Interdisciplinary fields like biochemistry, biophysics and bioengineering are also included. The Library's coverage ends with 2003. For a brief guide to searching any Ovid database, access the full list of available databases by clicking "Change Databases," and click the "i" (information) logo next to its title.
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Action Bioscience

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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.
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Academia.edu

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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.
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ScienceDirect

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Provider: Elsevier
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Descriptions: Search gateway to the Elsevier online journals and ebooks/series. Titles accessible to TMC Library users are flanked by a green icon.
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Medline (Ovid)

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Descriptions: The unique features of Ovid's interface to the Medline database make it the preferred version of many researchers, particularly when researching for systematic reviews. Click "Change" next to "Resource selected" to limit your search to a desired subset or subsets of Medline, and make use of unique limiters and standard Ovid database features. Provides citations and abstracts from the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. This version of Medline is restricted to The TMC Library's academic users.
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PubMed

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: PubMed is a bibliographic database providing abstracts to articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences; it is the Index Medicus and provides access to articles in the Index to Dental Literature and the International Nursing Index. PubMed is a service of the US National Library of Medicine. Includes millions of citations from health and life sciences journals from the present back to the 1950s. PubMed, when accessed by registered Academic users via a TMC Library link, brings the user full text of thousands of articles in subscribed journals. For all who access it, PubMed also links to thousands of open-access articles, either directly via publisher sites or via its PubMed Central repository.
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Scopus

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Descriptions: The SCOPUS database contains millions of records from 10,150 life and health sciences publications (including all journals contained in Medline and EmBase) and includes most other sciences and humanities-- coverage of 20,450 journal titles. SCOPUS also indexes the proceedings of 750 conferences.  Searching also pullsl in relevant Web resources, organized under a separate tab. Another tab separates patent results from patent offices in the US and worldwide. SCOPUS provides a Journal Analyzer tool that graphs journals, singly or for comparison, from 1996 to present, showing total citations, number of articles published, total cites divided by number of articles, and the percentage of non-cited articles. Affiliation searching is also provided. A free login for authorized users provides additional advantages: a customizable personal profile for saving citation lists and tracking authors; a publication alert service; and direct export to RefWorks. For SCOPUS's tutorials, click here.  NOTE: Scopus may not support Safari and will cease to support IE7 in September 2014. From the website: "In order for our users to continue benefitting from Scopus’ new features and functionalities, we recommend that you upgrade your browser to IE 8 or higher or use Google Chrome or Firefox browsers."
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