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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
Provider: International OCD Foundation
Descriptions: The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; to provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders, their families and friends, and to support research into the causes of, and effective treatments for, this disease.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, diagnosis, education, mental health, psychiatry, research
Provider: International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
Descriptions: INCF develops and maintains database and computational infrastructure for neuroscientists. Software tools and standards for the international neuroinformatics community are developed through INCF programs that address infrastructural issues of high importance to the neuroscience community. INCF collects and makes available neuroinformatics tools in the INCF Software Center, where anyone can upload documentation, executables and related files, track use of their software, create a wiki, and establish development teams. Two of the most popular INCF products are Waxholm Space and MUSIC, which are direct outcomes of the INCF Program on Digital Atlasing and Multi-Scale Modeling, respectively. INCF also arranges Scientific Workshops and holds an annual neuroinformatics conference.
Keywords: biomedical research, brain, brain mapping, informatics, neuroscience, open access, open source, research
Provider: Kauffman Innovation Network, Inc.
Descriptions: "Linking ideas & innovation" is the motto of the iBridge organization. "While traditional search engines provide a means for looking for information, the iBridgeSM Network provides a public, centralized source for unbiased information about early stage technologies and inventions. Our objective is to drive transparency and access to university developed innovations that are available today as well as to field experts, ideas and information. Through the iBridgeSM Network, researchers and those seeking innovations can easily search for and obtain the resources they need." Non-members exploring this site can view the brief descriptions of inventions/innovations by subject or by organization, and see which of these organizations form special communities in iBridge. A free sign-up allows the user to e-mail for more information about the entries. Submissions include technologies that can be licensed, research opportunities, material transfer agreements, and laboratory and equipment availability. The provocative and informative blogs here are accessible to all who visit the site. iBridge is funded in large part by the Kauffman Foundation.
Keywords: Baylor, biology, biomedical research, biotechnology, business, collaborative, drugs, engineering, environmental, genetics, information technology, medicine, multidisciplinary, nanotechnology, open source, research, scientist, software, technology
Provider: UCSF Center for HIV Information
Descriptions: This website from the University of California San Francisco is designed to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy.
Keywords: consumer health, education, policy, research
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: Finding aids help researchers locate materials by providing contextual information and detailed inventories for archival collections. The History of Medicine Finding Aids Project combines several thousand such records contributed by members of a cooperative group of 20 institutions under one search engine.
Keywords: allied health, history of medicine, libraries, NLM, research, search engine
Descriptions: The Gene Gateway is a collection of guides and tutorials for the investigation of various aspects of genetics data and information through databases located on the Worldwide Web. Guide sections include links to the resources, and are as follows: Gene and Protein Database Guide; Bioinformatics Tools; Genetic Disorder Guide; Sample Profiles of Genes and Genetic Disorders; Chromosome Viewer; and Evaluating Medical Information on the Web.
Keywords: consumer health, faculty, federal agencies, gateway, genetics, genome, portal, research, student, U.S. Government
Provider: Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
Descriptions: Zotero is a free bibliographic citation manager available as a Firefox browser add-on. Hundreds of citation styles are available, and one can hover over the complete list to see examples of each. Zotero offers a number of handy features, including automatic recognition of bibliographic records within websites, collaborative file-sharing options, and much more. Documentation, FAQ's, tutorials and links to user forums are provided under the Support tab, and translations of these help pages in one or more of 14 other languages are posted with each- presumably this amenity is a work in progress. Zotero will not work with browsers other than Firefox.
Keywords: open source, research, software
Provider: Library of Congress and UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Descriptions: Initiated as a joint project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and launched in 2009, the World Digital Library is a curated collection of a variety of digitized items- books, art, film, periodicals and more, many of them considered primary source materials- representing the cultural identities and histories of UNESCO's member nations through every branch of learning. In the initial exploration one can view thumbnails of content according to time, place, topic, item type or institution.
Keywords: archive, books, collaborative, culture, digital, digitization, films, full text, general reference, history, history of North America, images, international, libraries, maps, monographs, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual, museum, repository, research, serial
Provider: World Allergy Organization
Descriptions: WAO provides useful allergy information and resources for health professionals and for the public. For the professional there are interactive case reports, CME modules and lectures, webinars a world calendar of conferences and meetings, and more. Under the Education in Allergy section, the Allergic Diseases Resource Center provides the layman as well as the health professional with information on causes, symptoms and treatment of specific allergies.
Keywords: allergens, allergy, CME, diagnosis, education, international, links, news, organizations, research, skin, societies
Provider: National Library of Medicine/Office of Research on Women's Health
Descriptions: "This resource was created in a partnership between the National Library of Medicine Office of Outreach and Special Populations and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. The purpose of this page is to present topics pertaining to women’s health collected by National Library of Medicine information products to support the mission of the Office of Research on Women’s Health to promote research in the field."
Keywords: general health, NIH, NLM, research, women
Provider: Whole Brain project - UC-San Diego
Descriptions: The Whole Brain Catalog is the flagship project of the Whole Brain Project at the University of California - San Diego. It is an open source, downloadable, multi-scale virtual catalog of the mouse brain and its cellular components, providing zoomable 3D views of structures and their surroundings deep inside the mouse brain. The data is also brought to life with simulation and animation. "In providing open source and collaborative tools, the Whole Brain Project allows neuroscience researchers to make new connections with collaborators and newly discovered data. Combining previously unconnected databases across a single network make possible new and exciting insights about the brain."
Keywords: animal, animation, biomedical research, brain, life sciences, mouse, neurology, neuroscience, open access, open source, research, software
Provider: Webmed Limited, UK
Descriptions: A new open-access publishing venue featuring post-publication peer review.
Keywords: e-publishing, faculty, journal, networking, open access, peer review, physician, research, science, scientist
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Descriptions: The USGS researches, monitors trends, and provides impartial scientific information on geologic topics, from Earth's ecosystems and environment to natural hazards like volcano and earthquake activity, floods, storms and drought, to the impacts of climate and land-use change on natural resources, to the geomagnetic field and meteorite activity.
Keywords: data, disaster, disease, environmental, federal agencies, general reference, geology, geoscience, hurricane, maps, microbiology, minerals, natural sciences, news, pandemic, reports, research, science, scientist, seismology, statistical, U.S. Government, weather
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: International DOI Foundation
Descriptions: DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a standardized system for providing actionable, persistent and interoperable links to "objects," the scope of which was originally limited to online documents, but which term is now applied in this context to online datasets, videos and other formats and types of information containers. Every resource relevant to DOI's is either present in or linked to from this website, for instance: FAQ's, a detailed handbook, fact sheets and white papers; links to DOI registration agencies like DataCite and CrossRef; and links to browser tools being developed to facilitate and expand the usefulness and applicability of the Digital Object Identifier.
Keywords: data, deep web, digital, DOI, informatics, information management, information science, links, ontology, open source, periodicals, portal, research, search, W4eb tools
Descriptions: DataCite is an international organization established in December, 2009 to promote and facilitate the expansion of the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system to include scientific datasets. Membership includes publishers, libraries and data centers. Researchers will benefit from access to scientific data supporting findings explicated in full-text articles, and will be able to link to that underlying data in the same way DOI enables links to text. DataCite provides standards and workflows for the publication of this data, and enables researchers to reliably locate and cite submitted data.
Keywords: biomedical research, data, data analysis, datasets, deep web, digital, DOI, information management, international, organizations, research, scientist, societies
Keywords: data, deep web, digital, DOI, e-publishing, information management, information science, libraries, links, research, search
Provider: Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program
Descriptions: This resource is a "...digital collection of resources for students of the history of medicine and for researchers seeking a historical context for epidemiology." (MLA News, Novermber/December 2008.) This collection provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide, and is organized according to significant episodes of contagious disease. A timeline of dates of diseases and epidemics between 1494 and 1948 highlights events covered in the collection. Includes more than 500,000 pages of digitized copies of books, serials, pamphlets, incunabula and manuscripts.
Keywords: books, digital, full text, history of medicine, images, infectious disease, journal, policy, research, sociology
Descriptions: "CBER is the Center within FDA that regulates biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act." CBER reports on the availability, recall and approval of such products, like recombinant DNA proteins, blood, vaccine and tissue. As the regulator, CBER provides legal and best practices information for the biologics it oversees, including xenotransplantation. Guidance is provided here for consumers, health professionals and the biologics industry itself. Interested users can sign up for RSS feeds, podcasts and a mailing list.
Keywords: biologics, blood, DNA, hematology, law, medicine, regulations, research, U.S. Government, vaccine
Provider: U.S. General Services Administration/U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: This is a primary starting point for locating appropriate federal grant funding. This website, in addition to being the primary format of the Catalog, also offers an FAQ and guidance on writing grant applications.
Keywords: biomedical research, federal agencies, grants, research, U.S. Government
Provider: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Descriptions: This comprehensive website from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) links the user to detailed information on cancer types, clinical trials, cancer statistics, and funding and research. An agency of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, NCI conducts and supports cancer research as well as providing in-depth information on all aspects of these diseases to the public, including rehabilitation and ongoing care. NCI has launched several programs like the pilot Community Cancer Centers Program with the purpose of bringing improved care to more Americans and promoting international collaboration and cooperation among practitioners and researchers.
Keywords: cancer, clinical trials, consumer health, news, oncology, patient education, research, statistical, U.S. Government
Provider: National Cancer Institute
Descriptions: This is a section of the National Cancer Institute website designed specifically for researchers. "The goal of the NCI's Cancer Genome Anatomy Project is to determine the gene expression profiles of normal, precancer, and cancer cells, leading eventually to improved detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the patient. By collaborating with scientists worldwide, CGAP seeks to increase its scientific expertise and expand its databases for the benefit of all cancer researchers. Interconnected modules provide access to all CGAP data, bioinformatics... and biological resources, allowing the user to find "in silico" answers to biological questions in a fraction of the time it once took in the laboratory."
Keywords: biomedical research, cancer, federal agencies, genetics, genome, oncology, research, scientist, tutorial, U.S. Government
Provider: Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Descriptions: "We promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. We seek to effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to find new ways to replace animals with non-animal methods, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved." The CAAT website also provides educational materials to download, links to related sites, most notably to its own ALTWEB, "the global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing."
Keywords: animal welfare, biomedical ethics, biomedical research, education, laboratory, research, toxicology
Provider: National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This is a biomedical sciences newsletter on NIGMS-funded research. This National Institutes of Health division funds research in the following areas: cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics and computational biology. Links to sections on research funding opportunities, free publications, and training and other educational grants are made accessible in tabs. In addition, an image library is provided. The newsletter is not copyrighted; articles may be freely reproduced elsewhere; re-use of images requires permissions. This newsletter offers RSS feed access.
Keywords: biomedical research, cell biology, disease, education, genetics, grants, images, news, pharmacology, research, RSS feed, U.S. Government
Provider: Jean-Loup Huret, Universite' de Poitiers
Descriptions: A contributory website- part database, part journal, according to the editors- meant for the use of clinicians and researchers in cytogenetics, molecular biology, oncology, hematology and pathology. Includes a portal to relevant websites and databases, a listing of scientific meetings and societies, and a section of university-level educational resources. Use of the contributors' original content is governed by terms of a Creative Commons license.
Keywords: cancer, collaborative, data, genetics, molecular biology, oncology, research, scientist
Provider: National Academy of Sciences
Descriptions: "Stem cell research is being pursued in the hope of achieving major medical breakthroughs. Drawing on expert scientists, doctors, bioethicists, and others, the National Academies have examined the potential of stem cell technologies and provided a forum for discussing the ethical implications of stem cell research. Explore this Web site for information on stem cell basics, the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, current activities, related activities, and related reports."
Keywords: bioethics, reports, research, stem cell
Provider: Smithsonian Institution
Descriptions: The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization, composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.
Keywords: American history, biology, education, general reference, history, humanities, K-12, kids, museum, natural sciences, research, science, student, zoology
Descriptions: Scirus is a search engine focused on science only: "With over 370 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information." The materials linked to Scirus, aside from Elsevier's own resources, come from American Physical Society, Nature Publishing Group, BioMed Central, Sage, Royal Society Publishing, NASA and many others.
Keywords: free, research, science, scientist, search engine
Provider: Creative Commons
Descriptions: From the website: "The more we understand about science and its complexities, the more important it is for scientific data to be shared openly. It’s not useful to have ten different labs doing the same research and not sharing their results; likewise, we’re much more likely to be able to pinpoint diseases if we have genomic data from a large pool of individuals. Since 2004, we’ve been focusing our efforts to expand the use of Creative Commons licenses to scientific and technical research."
Keywords: contract, Creative Commons, research, science, scientist
Provider: Ivan Oransky
Descriptions: Retraction Watch is a blog that serves the scientific community by reporting on retractions of scientific papers. Its author, Ivan Oransky, is executive editor of Reuters Health, teaches medical journalism at New York University and is treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists. He has also been a managing editor of Scientific American and deputy editor of The Scientist.
Keywords: blog, ethics, faculty, journal, news, research, scientist
Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources
Descriptions: This website from Department of Health and Human Service's Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium is for researchers recruiting subjects, and for those who would like to volunteer to participate in clinical and other health studies. (University of Texas Health Science Center Houston's Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and UT Medical Branch's Institute for Translational Sciences are members of CTSA.) Institutions and potential volunteers register here; personal information of volunteers is kept secure. "Anyone can join ResearchMatch. Many studies are looking for healthy people... while some are looking for people with specific health conditions. ResearchMatch can help ‘match’ you with any type of research study, ranging from surveys to clinical trials, always giving you the choice to decide what studies may interest you."
Keywords: clinical studies, clinical trials, medicine, networking, NIH, physician, research, science, scientist, U.S. Government
Provider: University of Washington Information Literacy Learning
Descriptions: This is an interactive tutorial on the basics of doing research, appropriate for use by secondary school and college undergraduate students. Addresses topic choice, primary and secondary sources, evaluation of information sources, and more.
Keywords: education, Internet, modular, research, student, tutorial
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: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Stanford University
Descriptions: PharmGKB's mission is "to collect, encode, and disseminate knowledge about the impact of human genetic variations on drug response. We curate primary genotype and phenotype data, annotate gene variants and gene-drug-disease relationships via literature review, and summarize important PGx genes and drug pathways."
Keywords: clinical studies, collaborative, database, dosage, drug pathways, drugs, figures, free, genetics, genomics, genotype, images, pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics, phenotype, research, scientist
Provider: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Descriptions: "OpenWetWare is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology & biological engineering. OWW provides a place for labs, individuals, and groups to organize their own information and collaborate with others easily and efficiently. In the process, we hope that OWW will not only lead to greater collaboration between member groups, but also provide a useful information portal to our colleagues, and ultimately the rest of the world."
Keywords: bioengineering, biology, collaborative, laboratory, research, scientist
Provider: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse
Descriptions: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) is sponsored by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research. It offers the neuroscience community free databases and applications for imaging, a forum and a news feed. Researchers can look for applications based on their attributes and popularity, and can also compare similar utilities, check on software development stages, and submit their own databases and applications for sharing. Many links to related resources are also provided here.
Keywords: anatomy, biomedical research, brain, brain mapping, data, data analysis, informatics, medical imaging, networking, neuroimaging, neuroscience, news, NIH, ontology, open access, open source, research, software, U.S. Government, Web tools
Provider: National Institute of Health Research (UK)
Descriptions: The Health Technology Assessment Programme produces independent research information about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care in the National Health Service.
Keywords: clinical evidence, clinical practice guidelines, clinical studies, clinical trials, evidence-based practice, medical devices, reports, research, technology
Provider: Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This is a service of the NIH's Center for Information Technology, a growing, searchable collection of National Institutes of Health and Health and Human Services streaming videos and podcasts. Thousands of lectures (including some Grand Rounds), meetings and special events are made available here. Most are open for worldwide public viewing (RealPlayer required.) A minority are restricted to agency employees and clearly marked as such. Lectures and events are also presented live via this site. Reading the FAQ section and testing before playing to an audience is advised. These presentations average about an hour in length and span a wide array of topics.
Keywords: biomedical research, education, federal agencies, Internet, life sciences, medicine, NIH, podcasts, research, science, U.S. Government, video
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: New England Complex Systems Institute
Descriptions: The science of complex systems builds upon the traditional focus on individual systems or parts of systems, concentrating instead on integration of interdependency within and between systems that form networks of cause and effect. With humanity as its scale, complex systems research applies scientific method to further the understanding and predictability of behavior, social interaction, and the consequences of societal policies and decisions. The New England Complex Systems Institute develops and applies new mathematical approaches and multiscale analysis to diverse scientific and social systems like cell science, biodiversity, altruism, ethnic violence, economic crisis, climate change, and the healthcare system. Free full-text access to many papers on complex systems is available here.
Keywords: behavioral sciences, complex systems, data, data analysis, engineering, environmental, free, full text, information science, links, molecular biology, nature, policy, politics, research, social sciences, society, systems biology
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is a semantically-enhanced portal to a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF enhances discovery and access to often unindexed but publicly available research data, datasets, software and tools in the deep web, as well as linking to PubMed records and open-access literature. The NIF Project provides the NIF Registry, Antibody Registry, Drug Related Gene Database, neuroscience ontology and a way to contribute to it (via the NeuroLex wiki) and semantic tagging services. NIF Navigator, a customizable, stand-alone search tool for incorporation into websites or wikis, draws query results from all the NIF's own components and from other sites and accessible databases. The valuable resources at NIF are too numerous to be described adequately here.
Keywords: biomedical research, clinical trials, data, data-sharing, datasets, disease, drugs, federal agencies, full text, genes, genomics, grants, images, informatics, links, networking, neuroscience, NIH, portal, research, scientist, social networking, software
Provider: Netherlands BioInformatics Centre
Descriptions: NBIC is engaged in bioinformatics research and education. Its website includes free software downloads, information on databases and projects, a journal and newsletter, and secondary-level education materials.
Keywords: biomedical research, blog, conference, data analysis, DNA, genes, genome, genomics, informatics, journal, news, open source, partial open access, pharmacogenomics, research, scientist, sequencing, software
Provider: Nature Publishing Group
Descriptions: Hosted by Nature Publishing Group, Nature Network is a collection of very active blogs and forums where scientists network and discuss science and research, concretely or philosophically. As the website's header says, "Connect - Discuss - Explore - Search." Disciplines represented: neuroscience, genetics, bioinformatics, physics, chemistry, virology, proteomics, and many more.
Keywords: biomedical research, blog, culture, informatics, international, networking, research, science, scientist, social networking
Provider: National Science Foundation
Descriptions: The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers full grant-funding information to the research community- from opportunity, to application deadline, to awards. NSF policy on data sharing and data management are also provided here. Those seeking grant information may want to go straight to the Site Map for faster navigation to their areas of interest. The NSF funds approximately 10,000 new scientific grant awards annually for research in a variety of scientific fields. To the general public, the NSF site provides a multimedia gallery of news, speeches and lectures, special reports and overviews of NSF research.
Keywords: biology, biomedical research, general reference, grants, images, medical illustration, medical imaging, publishing, reports, research, RSS feed, science, U.S. Government, video
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
Provider: NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Descriptions: From the website: NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by: * Conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment * Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and Federal Programs on alcohol-related issues * Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work * Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public
Keywords: alcoholism, federal agencies, research
Provider: NIGMS - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Descriptions: "The mission of [NIGMS] is to support research that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention." NIGMS provides training and career grants, including a grants and opportunities program for minorities. This website is a gold mine for educators, providing scientist interviews, short films on special topics, an image database, posters, fact sheets, even interactive games. One can access or sign up for Biomedical Beat, the free NIGMS online newsletter, as well as order many other free publications. For researchers there is a blog, NIGMS Feedback Loop, that keeps one up to date on funding opportunities and future plans.
Keywords: biomedical research, blog, disease, federal agencies, free, gateway, genomics, grants, health sciences, images, informatics, life sciences, medicine, NIH, open access, pharmacogenomics, podcasts, research, science, scientist, video
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on a broad spectrum of metabolic diseases: diabetes, obesity, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive and liver diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, and hematology. Health information for the public (in English and Spanish) and details about research and funding are included here.
Keywords: consumer health, disease, grants, internal medicine, NIH, nutrition, research, spanish
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of these diseases, facilitation of training for basic and clinical scientists who carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on the progress of this research. The site includes a Health Information Index in English and Spanish.
Keywords: arthritis, bone, dermatology, disease, grants, NIH, orthopaedics, orthopedics, patient education, research, skeletal, skin, spanish
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "The Institute plans, conducts, fosters and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects." There is a wealth of information here, through links and integral content, for patients, researchers and health care professionals. Includes information on new clinical trials and provides links to individual clinical trial websites. For consumers, there is a special Health Information Network one can sign up for, which will then feed only the information of particular interest to the individual user.
Keywords: biomedical research, blood, cardiology, clinical practice guidelines, clinical trials, consumer health, diet, disease, education, federal agencies, healthcare professional, heart, laboratory, links, NIH, patient education, physician, pulmonary, research, RSS feed, scientist, systems biology, U.S. Government
Provider: AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)
Descriptions: "Holistic nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being - the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment." AHNA's site includes CME, accreditation and certification information; guidelines for research proposals and poster presentations; information on AHNA's annual conference; a small article library; and many more resources for those considering membership and entering the practice of holistic nursing.
Keywords: alternative medicine, care, conference, continuing education, culture, education, geriatrics, healthcare professional, holistic, jobs, networking, nursing, nursing theory, psychology, quality, research, standard of care, student
Provider: American Association for Cancer Research
Descriptions: This section of AACR's website presents "...an extensive list of cancer support and advocacy organizations, government and research institutions, and useful websites. Find organized lists of groups dedicated to specific types of cancer."
Keywords: advocacy, cancer, consumer health, oncology, organizations, patient education, portal, research, societies
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine." It is also meant to serve as a source of research-based information for consumers on treatments for conditions which are considered to be "alternatives" to conventional medical treatments. Information is organized primarily in an A to Z listing of Health Topics. Links are also provided to news and current information on relevant topics. Much of the information on the site is available in Spanish.
Keywords: acupuncture, alternative medicine, clinical trials, consumer health, dietary supplements, NIH, patient education, research, spanish
Provider: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Descriptions: NASA's fascinating website shares a wealth of information with the public, using multimedia formats, on NASA's past, current and future research and space missions.
Keywords: astronaut, astronomy, federal agencies, general reference, images, laboratory, news, podcasts, research, RSS feed, technology, U.S. Government, video
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This website from the National Institutes of Health demonstrates what nanotechnology is; provides information about potential applications of nanotechnology in detecting, preventing, and treating illnesses; describes some of the research being conducted in the United States; and offers links to nanotechnology resources on the web.
Keywords: nanotechnology, research, U.S. Government
Provider: Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Descriptions: Supported by the National Science Foundation, this site is designed for and by the nanotech research community, providing tools and support for nanotech theory, modeling and simulation, and a forum in which to share knowledge within and between different nanotech research areas. This site is also a good resource for teachers, supplying curriculum items in the form of images, videos and learning modules.
Keywords: animation, bioengineering, biomedical research, collaborative, education, engineering, nanotechnology, networking, news, research, scientist
Provider: Healthnostics, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Descriptions: From the website: ...one of the largest medical and biotechnology information resource and reference portals on the Internet. The site provides access to valuable information through directories, targeted search engines and specialized databases, as well as through reference tools like dictionaries, calculators, blogs, and newsletters. The portal provides access to medical and biotechnology journals, associations, databases and other medical resources, with more than 28,000 high quality links.
Keywords: biotechnology, blog, free, full text, jobs, journal, medicine, news, open access, portal, research, search
Provider: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Descriptions: In addition to providing a public resource on the trials currently being conducted at MD Anderson, each page here includes links to text and videos that address patients' more general questions about clinical trials and studies, including eligibility criteria, the phases of a clinical trial, and the benefits and risks of volunteering to participate.
Keywords: biomedical ethics, cancer, clinical studies, clinical trials, dosage, drug metabolism, drug pathways, drugs, ethics, glossary of terms, hospitals, Houston, oncology, patient education, radiation, research, TX, video
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: A research and development division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the Lister Hill Center conducts and supports research and development in the dissemination of high quality imagery, medical language processing, high-speed access to biomedical information, intelligent database systems development, multimedia visualization, knowledge management, data mining and machine-assisted indexing. A diverse staff with backgrounds in medicine, computer science, library and information sciences, linguistics, cognitive science, education, and engineering are committed to maintaining the Lister Hill Center's leadership position in biomedical information research and development.
Keywords: biomedical research, electronic health record, engineering, images, informatics, information management, information science, information technology, life sciences, medical imaging, research, U.S. Government
Provider: Biosemantics Group and Netherlands BioInformatics Centre
Descriptions: If you have recently written a paper, but are not sure to which journal you should submit it, or are looking for relevant articles to cite, or are an editor looking for reviewers for a particular paper, the Jane search can help. Enter a title and/or abstract of the paper in the search box, and click 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will compare your document with millions of documents in Medline to find the best-matching journals, authors or articles.
Keywords: free, peer review, publishing, research, scientist, search engine
Descriptions: The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) International website offers some interesting resources, including an "Aging Everywhere" interactive world map and country profiles that both link to brief overviews of life expectancy, health care expenditure and other indicators that influence the aging picture. A Resource Library contains links to United Nations and OECD reports,AARP's own policy documents, news items and monthly publications. The resource library is a searchable combined version of AgeSource Worldwide and AgeStats Worldwide.
Keywords: aging, consumer health, demographics, reports, research, society, trend
Contents: Abstracts, full text, index
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: This is an index and collection of Ovid full-text journal literature. Full text is directly available for journals subscribed to by the Library. Some citation coverage is included, dating to 1830. Full text date ranges vary. An important source for core nursing and allied health literature. Includes journals published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (LWW.)
Keywords: allied health, nursing, research
Provider: John Wiley & Sons
Contents: Abstracts, full text, summaries
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration. * Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews * Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials * Cochrane Methodology Register * Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects * Health Technology Assessment Database * NHS Economic Evaluation Database * About The Cochrane Collaboration
Keywords: clinical decision-making, clinical evidence, clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, point-of-care, research, systematic reviews
Contents: citation management software, Citations, mobile access, tutorials
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User, TMC Alumni User
Descriptions: RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool that enables users to organize and create a personal database online, format bibliographies and manuscripts, and import references from a variety of databases using the already-created Import Filters. Users can establish links to RSS feeds and import data from those feeds directly. RefWorks automatically creates author, descriptor and periodical indexes when importing data. It can be used across multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Unix. Individual sign-up is required. For RefWorks tutorials in video and print-only formats, click here. If you are prompted for a Group Code while using RefWorks, you can find it in your original sign-up email from RefWorks; otherwise, please contact us for that information. RefWorks is available in mobile format; see "RefMobile". NOTE: You are welcome to retain access to your RefWorks account indefinitely after graduation or departure from your TMC academic institution!
Keywords: faculty, publishing, research, student
Contents: full text, links, websites
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Altmetrics is interested in formulating a new kind of impact factor for developments in science, based in part on capturing and factoring in the scientific community's more rapidly available reactions to new papers and research as they are expressed in social media. At the organization's website, read its manifesto, follow links to investigate tools designed to gather data from online sources, and explore important papers that have sparked and furthered this movement. Provides links to websites and software like Crowdometer, PLOS Impact Explorer, ScienceCard, and ReaderMeter.
Keywords: impact factor, peer review, research, scientific community, social media, software