Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Contents: Abstracts, Citations, E-books, full text, journals
Access Level: Free, Open Access, Open Access Journals
Descriptions: Springer hosts a collection of more than 120 peer-reviewed, open access journals and more than 20 open access ebooks, covering the science, technology and medicine (STM) fields. OA journals and ebooks provide authors the opportunity to retain copyright, while making their research available to the worldwide scientific community.
Keywords: bioinformatics, business, Creative Commons, earth sciences, information science, life sciences, mathematics, medicine, multidisciplinary, physics, psychology, publishing, research, science, technology
Contents: Abstracts, Citations, journals, links to full text, partial full text
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: This diverse collection contains more than 800 full text, mostly scholarly journals that cover a broad range of scientific fields: aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications.
Keywords: biology, chemistry, multidisciplinary, physics, science
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.
Keywords: anatomy, biology, chemistry, education, faculty, images, medicine, open access, physics, physiology, science, student, video
Provider: National Science Digital Library and Partners
Descriptions: The ComPADRE partnership "...helps teachers and learners find, and use, high quality resources through collections and services tailored to their specific needs. Many authors and organizations are creating this rich educational content and faculty training opportunities, but wider accessibility and dissemination are needed. Authors are developing simulations, curricula, and multimedia for a wide range of topics and all education levels; science education researchers are developing research-based models of effective teaching and learning; organizations are providing workshops for teachers to improve their knowledge and skills; and students are communicating about learning physics. ComPADRE is supporting these author/user communities through discovery, organization, description, and sharing of their resources to achieve greater effectiveness for physics and astronomy education."
Keywords: astronomy, physics
Descriptions: Science.gov searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including R&D results.
Keywords: astronomy, biomedical research, chemistry, environmental, mathematics, medicine, mental health, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, nutrition, physics, portal, science, technology, U.S. Government
Provider: University of Oxford
Descriptions: A collection of about 600 predominantly audio, and some video, files of lectures by and interviews with Oxford University faculty. Of particular interest are those from the Medical Sciences and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisions, including several podcasts on Darwin. (Instead of clicking the hyperlink title of a listing, click on the "show media items" button to see individual podcasts under that heading.)
Keywords: astronomy, biology, education, humanities, medicine, multidisciplinary, philosophy, physics, podcasts, video
Provider: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Descriptions: The NIST website outlines the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in establishing standards that enhance many areas of American life, including the health care industry, for example: statistics, calibration and other measurement tools, screening and diagnostics, information science and optical physics. Drilling down to division level, one can read about the various research projects under way and some full-text articles on these are freely available. NIST is also the source for official, precise time in the United States.
Keywords: calibration, federal agencies, information science, information technology, mathematics, measurement, medical devices, physics, products, science, statistical
Provider: Nature.com and InnoCentive
Descriptions: "NPG [Nature Publishing Group] has partnered with InnoCentive to launch the nature.com open innovation pavilion. By giving readers the opportunity to participate in research and development challenges, the nature.com open innovation pavilion aims to facilitate greater scientific collaboration... Companies and not-for-profit organizations (known as Seekers) can post Challenges in life sciences, physical sciences and clinical medicine on the nature.com open innovation pavilion. As Solvers, users can apply their expertise to important problems, stretch their creative boundaries, and win cash awards."
Keywords: bioengineering, collaborative, laboratory, medicine, pharmacology, physics, products, science, scientist
Provider: Cornell University Library
Contents: Abstracts, archive, full text
Access Level: Free, Open Access, Open Access Journals
Descriptions: This digital repository provides open access to e-prints in physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. Started in August 1991, arXiv.org (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) is a highly-automated electronic archive and distribution server for research papers. Users can retrieve papers from arXiv either via the web interface, or by sending commands to the system via e-mail. Authors can use a web form to submit their papers and can also update their submissions if they choose, though previous versions remain available. Users can register to automatically receive an email listing of newly submitted papers in areas of interest to them.
Keywords: e-prints, mathematics, open access publishing, physics, quantitative biology, scholarly publishing, science