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: 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
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
Keywords: animal, biohazard, chemicals, clinical trials, consumer health, drugs, environmental, federal agencies, general health, law, legal, licensing, products, public affairs, public health, research, toxicology, U.S. Government, veterinary medicine, wellness
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: U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: In Beta stage at this writing, FDsys is the new Government Printing Office (GPO) website, which will soon contain all the information from the old GPO site and will incorporate more up-to-date features, like the capability to search all content from a single search box. Presidential documents are posted here, often within days of their inception. This is the best location for finding Congressional bills, documents, hearings and reports, as well as the Congressional Record.
Keywords: books, database, federal agencies, federated search, full text, gateway, general reference, links, multidisciplinary, public administration, public affairs, search engine, U.S. Government
Contents: Abstracts, Citations, index, links to full text, reports, statistics
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Public Affairs Information Service International (PAIS) selectively indexes journals, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. PAIS International covers publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. Indexed materials are published in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Includes access to the PAIS Archive. The user can filter results for peer-reviewed material, and can search for figures and tables.
Keywords: law, multicultural, multidisciplinary, politics, public affairs, public policy, social sciences, society
Provider: University of North Texas Libraries/U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: The CyberCemetery was established in 1997 to archive the websites of U.S. Government agencies, committees, commissions, departments etc. that would otherwise have disappeared from the Internet when the organizations became defunct. It also serves as a depository for content of more enduring government websites that is either eliminated or replaced by each new administration. Search or browse this collection of agencies, etc. by name, date of expiration or branch of government, or use keywords in the search box.
Keywords: archive, Congress, federal agencies, full text, general reference, government, history, Internet, public affairs, repository, U.S. Government
Contents: Abstracts, Citations, full text, general reference, images, newspapers
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: The New York Times, 1851-2009.
Keywords: American history, culture, history, politics, public affairs, society
Provider: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Contents: archive, Bibliographic Records, full text, government documents, summaries, transcripts
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: The Compilation of Presidential Documents is a collection of the Weekly and Daily Compilations of Presidential Documents, which consist of materials released by the White House Press Secretary, including speeches, news conferences, weekly addresses, executive orders, statements, nominations, proclamations, informal remarks and more. Contains documents from 1993- present.
Keywords: American history, politics, public affairs, public policy, U.S. Government