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: IHTSDO (International Health Terminology Standards Organisation)
Descriptions: IHTSDO is a not-for-profit association that develops and promotes use of SNOMED CT to support safe and effective health information exchange. SNOMED CT is a clinical terminology and is considered to be the most comprehensive multilingual healthcare terminology in the world... Each year, avoidable deaths and injuries occur because of poor communication between healthcare practitioners. The delivery of a standard clinical language for use across the world's health information systems can therefore be a significant step towards improving the quality and safety of healthcare.
Keywords: electronic health record, informatics, information management, international, multilingual, ontology, quality, software, standard of care, terminology
Contents: Abstracts, archive, full text, general reference, index
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: PAO contains scanned archival access to more than 500 journals in the social sciences and humanities, affording the user historical access to some of the most respected journals published in these areas. Some earlier material is covered, but most content is from the 19th and 20th centuries. Most coverage ends with the year 2000.
Keywords: archaeology, arts, economics, education, history, humanities, literary criticism, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual, music, psychoanalysis, psychology, social sciences
Provider: Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics Freiburg, Germany
Descriptions: A regularly updated index of links to websites devoted to health informatics, medical and nursing informatics. Institutions and organizations are listed by country and also can be browsed by topic category. On the main page is a listing of upcoming international informatics conferences and events.
Keywords: data analysis, health statistics, informatics, information science, international, measurement, multilingual, science
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
Provider: United Way Houston
Descriptions: The United Way supports the needy through its many sub-agencies and service centers in the Greater Houston area, all of which are listed here. Disaster recovery is one of the many needs addressed by this charity. United Way's 2-1-1- helpline can be dialed from the website, and emailing questions via the website is also an option.
Keywords: disaster, jobs, multilingual, poverty, social services, women, workforce
Provider: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Descriptions: This is the website of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Keywords: astronomy, international, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual, natural sciences, social sciences
Provider: Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (Univ. of Utah) in partnership with other organizations
Descriptions: The 24 Languages Project is a portal for electronic access to over 200 health education brochures in Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Croatian, English, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tongan and Vietnamese languages. In many cases, the information is provided in both .pdf and sound recording formats. All instances of these patient information documents may be downloaded and distributed for noncommercial use. Be advised that most of the information is not available in all languages, and some of the information available has not been updated recently.
Keywords: consumer health, multilingual, NLM, patient education, public health
Provider: Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Contents: full text, images, links to full text, video, websites
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: The objective of this Swiss foundation is to provide health education and research programs to be applied by developing countries and countries in economic transition, and to foster collaborations between entities from public and private sectors to that end. The Foundation is a WHO (World Health Organization) Collaborating Center in Education and Research in Human Reproduction, and it publishes the open-access journal, Reproductive Health. In addition to a linked publications list arranged by medical specialty, this site provides a remarkably detailed section of links to information on the full spectrum of practices in traditional and alternative medicine .
Keywords: alternative medicine, infectious diseases, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual, obstetrics and gynecology, portal, public health, reproductive health, women's health
Provider: AIBS (Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences)
Descriptions: This portal lists and presents international medical education resources, mostly open-access. Included are linked lists of guidelines published by medical professional and specialty societies and government agencies worldwide, and Teaching Cases from the AIBS. The majority of information presented here is focused on infection and infectious diseases, including surgical infection and parasitic/zoonotic infections.
Keywords: clinical practice guidelines, CME, graduate medical education, infection, infectious disease, multilingual, parasite, portal
Provider: University of Arizona
Descriptions: The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology, developed at The University of Arizona, providing information useful for students ranging from secondary education level to medical school. Some materials are available in Spanish and Italian translation.
Keywords: biology, education, multilingual, student
Provider: Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library/New England Region NN/LM
Descriptions: SPIRAL provides patient handouts for download, in Chinese, Lao, Khmer, Hmong, Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese. Several H1N1/pandemic flu documents are available, along with handouts and brochures on about 30 other diseases and health topics.
Keywords: consumer health, H1N1, multilingual, pandemic, patient education, public health, wellness
Provider: Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
Descriptions: Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) Web site is a bilingual (English-Chinese) site with interactive tools dedicated to improving diabetes awareness and management in Asian-American populations.
Keywords: consumer health, demographics, diet, Internet, multicultural, multilingual, nutrition, patient education
Provider: Just Free Books
Contents: books, brief records, E-books, full text, images, links to full text, search engine, websites
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: This is a search interface that covers about 700 websites to locate free online books by title, author or keyword. A useful tab marked "Conversion" links the user to sources of applications that reformat text file types for use with other e-readers. Some books are still available in text formats like .pdf, html and plain text. Search for a book by genre
Keywords: literature, multidisciplinary, multilingual
Provider: European Patent Office
Contents: Abstracts, Bibliographic Records, general reference, government documents, index, links, tutorials
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: This European Patent Office (EPO) database actually covers records of patents worldwide, drawing its information also from WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization.) Unlike most patent databases, this one is very user-friendly, offering searches without the use of field tags. Search by keyword, author or organization; publication, application, priority or reference number; or search by EPO classification, which is based on the International Patent Classification system. The advanced search offers inclusive searching or limiting to WIPO or EPO databases, and entry of up to ten specifics, including keyword. Relevant help information is offered in each screen. The Patent Information Tour offers short visual tutorials, and patent abstracts can be translated into many languages using a drop-down menu.
Keywords: medical devices, multilingual, patents
Provider: Cochrane Collaboration
Contents: Abstracts, search engine
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Cochrane Reviews study clinical trials in healthcare. These papers clarify the effects of medical treatments used for the care of patients. They are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. Each review considers a clearly designed question; for example: Do antibiotics reduce the symptoms of a sore throat? The next step is to locate for all the research on that topic. The quality of the studies is then compared to stringent guidelines. The resulting data is collated and used to establish if there is decisive proof that a treatment works or does not work. In addition, all reviews are updated regularly, to ensure that your decisions are based on the most up-to-date and reliable information. Search, or browse by topic
Keywords: alternative medicine, consumer health, evidence-based, multilingual, Spanish translation, systematic reviews