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SpringerProtocols

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Provider: Springer Science & Business Media LLC
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Descriptions: SpringerProtocols is said to be the most comprehensive and trustworthy online database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences. From the book series Methods in Molecular Biology and numerous other sources, this collection offers researchers access to decades of step-by-step protocols for use in the lab. With an emphasis on clarity, each protocol is organized in an easily-reproduced, recipe style. All protocols have been written by experts in the field, and are reviewed first by editors distinguished in the relevant specific subject areas, and then by Springer's own editorial staff. Contains some open-access protocols. Mobile version of website available.
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Descriptions: The USGS researches, monitors trends, and provides impartial scientific information on geologic topics, from Earth's ecosystems and environment to natural hazards like volcano and earthquake activity, floods, storms and drought, to the impacts of climate and land-use change on natural resources, to the geomagnetic field and meteorite activity.
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Cells Alive!

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Provider: James A. Sullivan, M.A., 1970, Developmental Biology, University of Virginia
Descriptions: Photos, animations and interactive models of cells and cellular processes; definitions and explanations included.
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Proteopedia: Life in 3-D

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Provider: Weizmann Institute of Science
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Descriptions: Proteopedia is a free, collaborative (wiki) 3-D encyclopedia of proteins and other molecules. The images can be reduced and restored by component with a toggle, or caused to rotate from any starting angle. Contains an introduction to structural biology and features sections on biomolecules, enzymes, metabolism, gene expression/replication, diseases, immune system, and methods of determining and analyzing structure and sequence. Contains a table of contents and a detailed structure index
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NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

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Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. NCBI provides a large number of resources for scientific research, including software and many databases.
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KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomics)

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Provider: Kanehisa Laboratories, Japan
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Descriptions: KEGG is a resource purposed to facilitate understanding of the functions and utilities of the biological system--  cells, organisms and ultimately the ecosystem--  based on genomic and molecular-level information. It is a computer representation of the biological system, consisting of the molecular building blocks-- genes, proteins and chemical substances, integrated with molecular wiring diagrams of interaction, reaction and relational networks. Extensive data is available to view; ftp downloading requires a subscription. KEGG was developed in collaboration with the Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University and the Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo.
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IntegromeDB

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Provider: Researchers at University of California, San Diego
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Descriptions: Created by four university colleagues, IntegromeDB brings together literally hundreds of resources to provide an integrated database of genomic, proteomic, transcriptive, genetic and functional data. Featured in the database are gene function, orthology, gene expression, pathways, protein interactions, mutations and SNPs, disease relationships, and related drugs and compounds. Those not yet familiar with IntegromeDB may want to read the group's open-access article, IntegromeDB: an integrated system and biological search engine.
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GoPubMed

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Provider: Transinsight
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Descriptions: GoPubMed is an innovative, powerful search tool that combines the MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and GO (Gene Ontology) terminologies to optimize the effectiveness of queries to PubMed- for everyone, but for molecular biologists in particular. Searching elicits results presented very quickly (maximum display: the most recent 1,000 citations), along with a sidebar presenting the full results in categorized, hierarchical groups of terms that help the user to focus in further- the producers of this search engine refer to it as a "knowledge-based semantic search." There are many more features to this search tool than can be described here.
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GigaDB

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Provider: GigaScience and BGI
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Descriptions: GigaDB is an open repository of datasets that support the research published in the open access BioMed Central bioinformatics journal, GigaScience. GigaDB provides a place from which to download supporting data and tools associated with papers published in GigaScience, thus facilitating the reproducibility of research. DataCite DOIs are assigned to these accompanying datasets, an identification device which serves to facilitate tracking and discoverability, and to provide additional credit to the authors who make their data publicly available.
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DBGET search

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Provider: Kyoto University Bioinformatics Center
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Descriptions: DBGET is an integrated database retrieval system for accessing a web of molecular biology databases within GenomeNet and KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes.)
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dbGaP- Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes

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Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information
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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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Provider: Elsevier
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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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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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Biology Image Library

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Provider: BioMed Central
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Descriptions: The Biology Image Library allows free access to view image thumbnails and annotations, but only a subscription (which The TMC Library does not provide) enables  the viewing and use of full-sized images not in the public domain. The scientific community is invited to contribute images of significance and high visual quality that are accompanied by descriptive annotation. Certain benefits apply- check under About thAdd Newe Library/How to Contribute.
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EBook Collection – EBSCOHost (EBooks on EBSCOHost)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: An expanding collection with more than 100,000 titles in trade, reference, science, technology, medicine and literature. Some content is out of copyright, free with subscription; some is licensed by the Texas State Library for TexShare; and some is provided by the University of Texas at Austin.
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Current Protocols

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Provider: John Wiley & Sons
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Descriptions: Users have access to the following laboratory protocols via the TMC Library:


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1000 Genomes

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Provider: 1000 Genomes
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Descriptions: 1000 Genomes: a deep catalog of human genetic variation "...is the first project to sequence the genomes of a large number of people, to provide a comprehensive resource on human genetic variation... The goal of the 1000 Genomes Project is to find most genetic variants that have frequencies of at least 1% in the populations studied." 1000 Genomes is an international endeavor, with participants from institutes, governments and universities world-wide. "DNA from the samples will be available for researchers to follow up with more detailed studies of variation in particular regions. The cell lines will allow researches to study cellular phenotypes such as gene expression, epigenetic patterns, and drug response. The extensive genotype data available on the samples, and the trio samples for some of the populations, will allow researchers to map regions of the genome computationally that affect the cellular phenotypes, and to study the heritability of these phenotypes."
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