Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi
Location: Second Floor Temporary Classroom
This class focuses on using PubMed tags (filters) to narrow and add specificity to one’s PubMed searches.
Provider: University of Nottingham (UK)
Contents: brief records, general reference, index, standards, summaries
Access Level: Fee-based member, Free, On-Site Visitor, Online Visitor, Open Access, TMC Academic User, TMC Alumni User, TMC Non-Academic User
Descriptions: SHERPA/RoMEO and its companion sites make up a useful, frequently-updated reference suite on open-access scholarly publishing and archiving rules for text and data. Specifically, RoMEO is a resource for looking up publishers' copyright policy information; SHERPA/FACT is the Funders' and Authors' Compliance Tool, and SHERPA/JULIET is the resource for information on research funders' (like NIH or National Science Foundation) open-access policies: what may or must be archived in an open-access repository, the stage of publication at which the work may be deposited, and guidelines for when the material must be made publicly available.
Keywords: data, data archiving, datasets, open access publishing, research funding, scholarly communication, scholarly publishing
Contents: Abstracts, archive, dissertations, full text
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: ProQuest provides the service of a searchable repository of freely available full-text dissertations and theses here. These are documents the authors have decided to publish under the Open Access model. Covers many disciplines.
Keywords: Creative Commons, education, multidisciplinary, open access publishing
Contents: Abstracts, blog, E-books, full text, images, links, meetings/symposia, multiple databases, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Frontiers was launched in 2007 by scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in a grassroots initiative. Frontiers is an open-access, scholarly, primarily scientific publisher, producing 26 community-driven journals with growing impact factors, and with more than 25,000 high-impact researchers on its editorial boards. Frontiers is notable for a democratic system of peer review, the details of which can be examined under the "About" section. Authors with accepted articles who demonstrably cannot bear the cost of publication can apply to the Frontiers Research Foundation for a grant to waive some or all author fees. Waivers are dependent on the World Bank economic status of the author's country. Many video lectures are posted in a keyword-searchable, subject-browse interface. Read abstracts of about 180 downloadable e-books, which can be purchased for a negligible fee. The Frontiers Community part of the site is home to an image bank, an international conference/events schedule, a blogging platform with numerous active blogs, and a jobs board. Authors, editors and reviewers come from prestigious institutions worldwide, many of them from the Texas Medical Center. To participate in the networking components, Frontiers Research Network and Frontiers Community, complete the free online registration form. Maintain contact and receive alerts via almost any social networking tool or via RSS feed. Many TMC researchers participate.
Keywords: biomedical research, engineering, medicine, multidisciplinary, neuroscience, open access publishing, physical sciences, sciences