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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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Global Health Library

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Provider: World Health Organizationv
Descriptions: A virtual platform pointing to reliable health collections and systems with a particular focus on developing countries. Contains links to searchable "libraries," or portals, of health, agricultural, earth and environmental science, social science and other categories of information arranged according to World Health Organization regional offices. Searches may return full-text articles from open-access journals in various languages (including English); grey literature; WHO reports and other WHO publications; and some proprietary content not accessible from this site to users in the United States, such as the Cochrane database. The WHO regions covered are: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Meditteranean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.
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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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WebMed Central

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Provider: Webmed Limited, UK
Descriptions: A new open-access publishing venue featuring post-publication peer review.
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uScience

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Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: uScience is a new pilot repository of classroom-tested and peer-reviewed instructional resources for undergraduate-level science courses, to be focused primarily on human health issues. The uScience site is an expansion of MedEdPORTAL that facilitates faculty experimentation with new instructional strategies. Each resource found in the uScience collection is a complete learning unit, including activities, presentation, data, resources, instructor guide and with some, assessment. Each resource is peer-reviewed for content and instructional effectiveness. The first resources made available include units in cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, evolutionary biology, chemistry and physics.
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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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ScienceStage

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Provider: ScienceStage.com
Descriptions: From the provider: "ScienceStage.com is a virtual conference room, lecture hall, laboratory, library, and meeting venue all in one. It offers new methods of scientific presentation, scientific discourse, and academic knowledge transfer by using video streaming, audio streaming, and text features. Sign up for a free account to be able to post material and join the ScienceStage community. Many different scientific disciplines are represented here, along with some humanities. Browse by field/discipline and content type. Video resources include links to Grand Rounds videos available on the Web, and to TED talks. Free registration is required for full participation and to post items, but most content is open to visitors.
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Quertle

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Provider: Quertle, LLC
Descriptions: Developed by two experts in bioinformatics and data analysis, Quertle offers a uniquely effective way to execute a combined search of the biomedical literature in PubMed, the RePORTER grants database, TOXLINE, and a medical/life science news outlet. This tool also searches the full text of open-access material in BioMed Central and PubMed Central, as well as that of user-submitted scientific whitepapers and research posters. Quertle uses natural-language query constructs very like sentence structure and uses relationships to return relevant results. For details on how it works, see the FAQ tab. A handy brochure on searching and video/other tutorials are found under the Resources tab. Quertle also works with various bibliographic management tools, including RefWorks. Searches can be saved, and alerts service is available (these features require the user to set up a free account.)
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Project Gutenberg – Online Catalog

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Provider: Project Gutenberg
Descriptions: "Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device. We carry high quality items: Our books were previously published on paper by bona fide publishers and digitized by us with the help of thousands of volunteers. All our ebooks can be easily downloaded: Choose between ePub, Mobipocket, HTML and simple text formats. Our books are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks."
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Prezi

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Provider: Prezi Inc.
Descriptions: Prezi is a user-friendly application for creating interesting presentations that are much less linear, or slide-based, than the presentations that can be made using PowerPoint. The basic level of Prezi is free, and there are two paid levels that provide both more features and more storage capacity. The site includes tutorials. Note: All Prezi presentations created at the Free level are publicly available.
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NITRC: The Source for Neuroimaging Tools and Resources

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Provider: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse
Descriptions: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) is sponsored by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research. It offers the neuroscience community free databases and applications for imaging, a forum and a news feed. Researchers can look for applications based on their attributes and popularity, and can also compare similar utilities, check on software development stages, and submit their own databases and applications for sharing. Many links to related resources are also provided here.
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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
Descriptions: "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." Due to its largely multimedia presentation, the text cannot be downloaded-- it must be experienced online. The preface to this absorbing resource indicates that it is meant primarily as a course for the first-year medical student, but is also useful for more advanced students. Includes end-of-chapter review questions.
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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
Descriptions: MedPix® is a fully web-enabled cross-platform database, integrating images and text. Content is organized by disease location, pathology category, patient profiles, and by image classification and caption. MedPix® can be searched through multiple internal image and text search engines. MedPix® search formulations may be linked directly to PubMed and other outside search engines with a single click. Additional features - Category 1 CME credits, quizzes, uploading, and editing - are available to registered users. A valuable resource for radiology and other allied health staff and trainees, physicians and medical students, nurses and graduate nursing students.
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MediLexicon

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Provider: MediLexicon
Descriptions: This is a free searchable database of medical abbreviations and acronyms on a site that also includes a medical dictionary and other resources.
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MedEdPORTAL

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Provider: AAMC (Associaton of American Medical Colleges)
Descriptions: MedEdPORTAL is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources. Copyright and patient privacy issues are addressed during the submission process so users around the globe can download and utilize any of the published resources for educational purposes. Free registration is required for access. Educational videos are available for download, and CME and career networking resources are also available.
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MedBioWorld

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Provider: Healthnostics, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Descriptions: From the website: ...one of the largest medical and biotechnology information resource and reference portals on the Internet. The site provides access to valuable information through directories, targeted search engines and specialized databases, as well as through reference tools like dictionaries, calculators, blogs, and newsletters. The portal provides access to medical and biotechnology journals, associations, databases and other medical resources, with more than 28,000 high quality links.
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JHSPH Open Courseware

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Provider: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Descriptions: More than a hundred public health courses are listed here, with course materials: syllabi, lecture series, readings and assignments. Materials may be used and re-purposed, with the request that the user contact JHSPH to tell them how. Several courses deal with statistical methods in various sub-disciplines. The school also shares a wealth of images, mostly graphs and charts. Browse courses and materials by course, topic, collection or images.
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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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AARP Country Profiles

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Provider: AARP
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Descriptions: The Country Profiles section of the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) International website offers statistics on life expectancy and per capita healthcare expenditure worldwide.
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