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SpringerOpen

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Provider: Springer
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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.
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Science and Technology Collection (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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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.
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Health Informatics Worldwide

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Provider: Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics Freiburg, Germany
Descriptions: A regularly updated index of links to websites devoted to health informatics, medical and nursing informatics. Institutions and organizations are listed by country and also can be browsed by topic category. On the main page is a listing of upcoming international informatics conferences and events.
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From Birth to Death and Bench to Clinic: The Hastings Center Bioethics Briefing Book

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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.
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WorldWideScience

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Provider: WorldWideScience Alliance; Office of Scientific and Technical Information; International Council for Scientific and Technical Information
Descriptions: WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway that enables the user to explore scientific databases and portals from U.S. and international sources, with the intent of accelerating scientific discovery and progress through federated search technology that facilitates deeper searching of the Web.
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WebMed Central

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Provider: Webmed Limited, UK
Descriptions: A new open-access publishing venue featuring post-publication peer review.
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uScience

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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.
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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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.
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TED.com (Technology – Entertainment – Design)

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Provider: TED Conferences, LLC
Descriptions: "Ideas Worth Spreading." This organization has posted free videos of talks given at the TED annual conferences, with Creative Commons licensing that allows free downloading and re-use as well as viewing. "The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)." Speakers include world-renowned scientists addressing global issues; performers include musicians and other artists.
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European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

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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."
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Oxford Open

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Provider: Oxford University Press
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Descriptions: Oxford University Press now publishes seventeen open-access journals covering various disciplines. Many open-access articles can also be found within the Oxford Journals subscription collection. Under Oxford's optional open-access publishing model, author(s) can choose to pay a fee to make their work freely available upon publication in most Oxford journals.
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Wiley Open Access

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Provider: John Wiley & Son, Inc.
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Descriptions: This is the platform for the nearly 30 open-access journals published by Wiley, in a variety of scientific fields, from psychology to microbial science to nutrition.
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Wiley Online Library

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Provider: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Descriptions: This is the interface for hundreds of Wiley e-journals and e-books, including  Current Protocols . NOTE: The TMC Library subscribes to the Current Protocols in... Immunology; Molecular Biology; NeurologyProtein Science; and Stem Cell Biology.
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TOPICsearch (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: A current events database focusing on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms; contains full text from diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO’s collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. This database provides full text from more than 1,550 publications. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 1,650 journals.
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Bioethics Discussion Blog

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Provider: Maurice Bernstein, M.D.
Descriptions: Dr. Bernstein posts interesting medical ethics topics on this blog and readers post their comments.
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BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources from Baylor College of Medicine

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Provider: Baylor College of Medicine
Descriptions: BioEd Online is an award-winning life sciences educational resource from Baylor's Center for Educational Outreach. Designed for teachers and their students from elementary to high school level, it contains engaging multimedia teaching and course materials, including lesson demonstrations, on genetics, neuroscience, viruses, environmental science and more topics. Resources include a library of downloadable slide sets, as well as videos, podcasts and .pdf teaching guides. BioEd Online is edited by a distinguished group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff, and funded by NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Education and others. The website also features a series of video presentations for K-8 students on life science experiments in space, funded by NASA and sponsored by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Although all courses are free to HISD teachers and Baylor-affiliated faculty and staff after obtaining a log-in, full access to some requires a subscription for other users. Teacher contact-hour certification available for more advanced courses.
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Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy- Project 2061

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Provider: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061
Descriptions: From the website: "Project 2061's benchmarks are statements of what all students should know or be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12... Project 2061 promotes literacy in science, mathematics, and technology in order to help people live interesting, responsible, and productive lives. In a culture increasingly pervaded by science, mathematics, and technology, science literacy requires understandings and habits of mind that enable citizens to grasp what those enterprises are up to, to make some sense of how the natural and designed worlds work, to think critically and independently, to recognize and weigh alternative explanations of events and design trade-offs, and to deal sensibly with problems that involve evidence, numbers, patterns, logical arguments, and uncertainties."
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Smithsonian Institution

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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.
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Scitable

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Provider: Nature Education
Descriptions: Scitable is a free website with international participation; its current focus is on all aspects of genetics. Created for educators and students working at the graduate and undergraduate levels, it may well be accessible enough for some high school students. Includes many free articles within "topic rooms," and offers blogging, the ability to post questions, opportunities to contribute as writer or mentor, and formation of groups for discussion or curriculum. Free registration required for full participation.
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Scirus

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Provider: Elsevier
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.
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ScienceStage

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Provider: ScienceStage.com
Descriptions: From the provider: "ScienceStage.com is a virtual conference room, lecture hall, laboratory, library, and meeting venue all in one. It offers new methods of scientific presentation, scientific discourse, and academic knowledge transfer by using video streaming, audio streaming, and text features. Sign up for a free account to be able to post material and join the ScienceStage community. Many different scientific disciplines are represented here, along with some humanities. Browse by field/discipline and content type. Video resources include links to Grand Rounds videos available on the Web, and to TED talks. Free registration is required for full participation and to post items, but most content is open to visitors.
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Science.gov

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Provider: usa.gov
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.
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Science at Creative Commons [formerly Science Commons]

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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."
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Researchmatch.org

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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."
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Pathways to Science

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Provider: Institute for Broadening Participation
Descriptions: Pathways to Science emphasizes "connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources." Sections for Faculty, K-12 Students, Undergrads, Grad Students, and Postdocs are included.
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Office of Science Education (NIH)

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Provider: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Descriptions: This is a resource for teachers of science at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Lesson plans are provided. Search by topic, grade level or format.
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AMSER- Applied Math and Science Education Repository

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Provider: Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSER)
Descriptions: From the website: AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library, and is being created by a team of project partners led by Internet Scout.
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J-STAGE

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Provider: J-STAGE
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Descriptions: This is a portal to approximately 1,650 open-access journals and 130 proceedings provided by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. Many of the journals are in English; others contain articles in English, or provide English abstracts. Material may be used for personal or academic purposes in accordance with international copyright laws.
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HarpWeek (Harper’s Weekly)

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Provider: HarpWeek/John Adler
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Descriptions: Full text of the whole run of Harper's Weekly, a leading 19th-century American illustrated newspaper, from 1857-1912. The fulll text is searchable, or use the categorized Finding Aids to access content of interest.
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NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

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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.
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NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting

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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.
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Nature.com Open Innovation Pavilion

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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."
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Nature Network

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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.
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National Science Foundation

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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.
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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

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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.
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online (TexShare)

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Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: Digital images of over 13 million pages from more than 1,500 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800, with images and maps included. A wide variety of subject matter is represented, from Fine Arts to Medicine. Titles from the British Library and many other university, private and public libraries worldwide.
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MIT Open Courseware

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Provider: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Descriptions: Free lecture notes, exams and videos from MIT. "MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity." (Note: These courses, even where complete, cannot be used for academic credit.) Materials from most courses taught at MIT are available here, and a special section for High School educators is available.
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BioMed Central

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Provider: BioMed Central
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Descriptions: BioMed Central is a Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) publisher of more than 250 peer-reviewed open access journals. The journals here cover many specialty areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and include broad interest titles as well.  All original research articles published by BioMed Central are freely accessible online upon publication. Other content in a minority of the journals is subscription-based. Articles labelled Open Access are immediately and permanently available online. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium is permitted, provided the article is properly cited. See BioMed Central's open access charter. Search BioMed Central by journal, or browse by article.
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arXiv

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Provider: Cornell University Library
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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.
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Academia.edu

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Provider: anthropology, astronomy, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, faculty, free, international, astrophysics, Web tools
Descriptions: Find out who's researching what." This is an international social networking site for university-based scholars and researchers. Look people up by institution, department, research interest or name; read posted papers; see what others are reading; follow, and see whose work colleagues are following. Free registration required for participation, though much can be viewed without joining.
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SpringerLink

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Provider: Springer
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Descriptions: Home of the respected scientific, medical, social sciences and humanities e-books and journals published by Springer.
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SJR- SCImago Journal and Country Rank

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Provider: SCImago
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Descriptions: Based on data indexed in SCOPUS, SJR graphs a number of metrics on scientific publications and publishing. Some unique aspects of the journal analysis include: proportion of cited to uncited/citable to uncitable articles; percentage of a journal's articles that are indicative of research resulting from international collaboration; ranking of countries and regions of the world according to publication output and citation; and an interactive map feature that generates graphic co-citation networks among disciplines, by country and time period. The opening page of SCImago sums it up: "Rank - Analyze - Compare - Visualize."
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