Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:45am
Presenter: Marcus Spann
Location: Street Level Classroom
This class is designed to help individuals with database searching and planning.
Provider: EBSCO/HW Wilson
Contents: Abstracts, index, journals, magazines, meetings/symposia, newspapers, partial full text, reports, statistics, summaries, trade publications
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: This business database contains full text from about 500 scholarly and trade publications dating from 1995 to the present. Information on conferences, trade shows, corporate profiles and product evaluations, biographical sketches and interviews, surveys and statistics, etc.
Keywords: business, economics, industry, policy, trade, trends, workplace
Provider: The Hastings Center
Descriptions: This online book from the Hastings Center is the collaborative effort of various Hastings Center writers and outside journalists. The Bioethics Briefing Book "seeks to inform debate surrounding thirty-six of the most controversial bioethics topics in the media today." Each chapter begins with an entry highlighting the debated points of the issue, and a comprehensive overview of its various facets follows. Links to information on relevant legislation, 2008 Presidential campaign and party platform positions and links to websites, news items and further reading resources are provided. A few of the topics covered are: gene patents; family-provided long-term care; nanotechnology; abortion; organ transplantation; and stem cells. This book is offered as a free download in .pdf format.
Keywords: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, biotechnology, bioterrorism, ethics, policy, public affairs, science, society, trend
Descriptions: "WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends." Included: information on various health and disease topics; statistical information; documentation on WHO projects; country-specific information; WHO publications.
Keywords: government, health statistics, international, policy, poverty, public health, trend, WHO
Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
Keywords: bioethics, biohazard, chemicals, consumer health, current events, environmental, federal agencies, government, healthcare, healthcare policy, law, nature, news, policy, public affairs, public health, toxins, U.S. Government
Provider: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Descriptions: "For each Texas state agency we have included a link to the TRAIL page that provides contact information, addresses, phone numbers and links to enabling legislation for that agency. We have also provided a link directly to the agency's Web site."
Keywords: gateway, government, law, policy, social services, Texas
Provider: European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
Descriptions: Convened by the European Commission, this group is composed of fifteen experts who examine various ethical questions of new science and technologies. View opinion papers and statements on topics like cloning and nanomedicine. Papers are available in European languages. All past publications of the group are posted here, along with copies of their newsletter, "Ethically Speaking."
Keywords: biomedical ethics, law, policy, science, technology
Provider: RAND Corporation
Descriptions: COMPARE (Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts) is a project of RAND Health, a division of RAND Corporation (a private, nonprofit research company.) COMPARE provides "...information and tools to help policymakers, the media, and other interested parties understand, design, and evaluate health policies." COMPARE synthesizes existing knowledge, delineates the policy options already on the table, and analyzes and creates projections of proposed policies' effects, whether intended or unintended, on our healthcare system.
Keywords: government, healthcare, healthcare policy, policy, public administration
Provider: Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Descriptions: Via publications and press releases, accreditation, education and networking activities funded through memberships, this organization promotes the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects. Some of the white papers and general information are freely accessible, but much of the site is restricted to PRIM&R members.
Keywords: advocacy, animal welfare, biomedical ethics, biomedical research, clinical studies, clinical trials, education, ethics, healthcare policy, laboratory, law, policy, quality, research, safety
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: From the website: The NIH Common Fund was enacted into law by Congress through the 2006 NIH Reform Act to support cross-cutting, trans-NIH programs that require participation by at least two NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) or would otherwise benefit from strategic planning and coordination. The requirements for the Common Fund encourage collaboration across the ICs while providing the NIH with flexibility to determine priorities for Common Fund support. To date, the Common Fund has been used to support a series of short term, exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs known collectively as the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.
Keywords: medicine, NIH, policy, research
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: Here the NIH furnishes details of the Public Access policy as mandated in Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161 (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) and answers frequently asked questions about compliance, submission of articles, etc. Authors writing about their research, if funded wholly or in part by the NIH, would do well to check this website. Revisions to the implementation guidelines of the policy have already been made, and further revisions may be made in the future.
Keywords: e-publishing, grants, law, policy, publishing, repository, research