Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00am
Location: Street Level Classroom
Irakli Samkurashvili from Elsevier will provide training on the Embase database at the TMC Library.
Provider: Springer Science & Business Media LLC
Contents: E-books, full text, handbook, images, journals, links, links to full text, mobile access, protocols, video
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, Partially Open, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: SpringerProtocols is said to be the most comprehensive and trustworthy online database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences. From the book series Methods in Molecular Biology and numerous other sources, this collection offers researchers access to decades of step-by-step protocols for use in the lab. With an emphasis on clarity, each protocol is organized in an easily-reproduced, recipe style. All protocols have been written by experts in the field, and are reviewed first by editors distinguished in the relevant specific subject areas, and then by Springer's own editorial staff. Contains some open-access protocols. Mobile version of website available.
Keywords: assay, bioassay, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, infectious diseases, laboratory methods, microbiology, molecular medicine, neuroscience, pharmacology, plants, proteins, protocols, radiology
Provider: Gene Ontology Project
Contents: datasets, open-source, standards, websites
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: "The Gene Ontology project is a major bioinformatics initiative with the aim of standardizing the representation of gene and gene product attributes across species and databases. The project provides a controlled vocabulary of terms for describing gene product characteristics and gene product annotation data from GO Consortium members, as well as tools to access and process this data." The Ontologies describe three aspects of molecular biology- biological processes, cellular components, and molecular functions. Gene Ontology's collected tools list includes hundreds from all over the world: specialized browsers, search engines, statistical analysis and visualization tools, and many other kinds. This project began as a collaboration between three model organism databases, FlyBase (Drosophila), the Saccharomyces Genome Database and the Mouse Genome Database in 1998. Since then, the GO Consortium has grown to include many other databases, including several of the world's major repositories for plant, animal and microbial genomes. See the GO Consortium page for a full list of member organizations.
Keywords: animal, bioinformatics, collaborative, genetics, genome, genomics, ontologies, plants, taxonomy
Provider: Frederick Fry, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Contents: Abstracts, Bibliographic Records, index
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: This database provides references to mostly historical (pre- 2007) abstracts in the scientific literature, primarily studies and reports, on the toxic properties and effects of poisonous plants. This database indexes only materials in the public domain.
Keywords: botany, plants, toxins