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ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies)

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Provider: University of Southhampton, UK
Descriptions: The Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) is a searchable international registry documenting (and charting the growing numbers of) open-access mandates and policies adopted by universities, research institutions, and research funding organizations and their sub-units which require or request that researchers provide access to their peer-reviewed research articles via open-access repositories.
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Internet Archive

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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.
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International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)

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Provider: International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
Descriptions: INCF develops and maintains database and computational infrastructure for neuroscientists. Software tools and standards for the international neuroinformatics community are developed through INCF programs that address infrastructural issues of high importance to the neuroscience community. INCF collects and makes available neuroinformatics tools in the INCF Software Center, where anyone can upload documentation, executables and related files, track use of their software, create a wiki, and establish development teams. Two of the most popular INCF products are Waxholm Space and MUSIC, which are direct outcomes of the INCF Program on Digital Atlasing and Multi-Scale Modeling, respectively. INCF also arranges Scientific Workshops and holds an annual neuroinformatics conference.
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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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ccLearn

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Provider: Creative Commons
Descriptions: ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons (see also) dedicated to the licensing support of open courseware.
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SourceForge

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Provider: SourceForge
Descriptions: "Find, create, and publish Open Source software for free."
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Neuroscience Online: an electronic textbook for the neurosciences

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Provider: Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, UT Medical School, Houston
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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.

A companion resource to this textbook, Neuroanatomy Online, has been created in collaboration with Medical Neuroscience course director, Nachum Dafny, and is easily accessible from the text.


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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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MedPix Medical Image Database

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Provider: Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
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MedPix® is a free open-access online database of medical images, teaching cases, and clinical topics, integrating images and textual metadata including over 12,000 patient case scenarios, 9,000 topics, and nearly 59,000 images. Our primary target audience includes physicians and nurses, allied health professionals, medical students, nursing students and others interested in medical knowledge.
 
The content material is organized by disease location (organ system); pathology category; patient profiles; and, by image classification and image captions. The collection is searchable by patient symptoms and signs, diagnosis, organ system, image modality and image description, keywords, contributing authors, and many other search options.
 
In addition to searching and browsing images and cases, the MedPix® website provides free AMA Category 1 CME credits online. Earn up to 30 minutes of CME with each completed case.

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Internet History Sourcebooks Project

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Provider: Fordham University History Department
Descriptions: An extensive collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts and original sources, divided into sections on Ancient, Medieval and Modern history, with geographic and demographic sub-categories, as well as a number of special resource collections. Some resources are linked and others are provided directly by Fordham University.
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