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: Sage Publications
Contents: books, Dictionary, encyclopedia, full text, tutorials, video
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: SAGE Research Methods Online was created to aid scientists, faculty members and students in the process of setting up and completing a research project, from formulating the fundamental question, to choosing appropriate research and analysis methodologies and design elements, to the presentation and dissemination of results. Geared primarily to those working in the social and health sciences, SAGE Research Methods Online combines a wide range of SAGE content-- books, journals, references (including the 'Little Green" and "Little Blue" books series) case studies, and video resources. Explore methods and concepts, gain in-depth understanding of particular methods, identify new methods, conduct research, and communicate your findings with the help of this resource. The user can also create and share personal methods lists.
Keywords: psychology, research, research methods, scientist, social sciences, statistical, statistical research, student, studies
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: Encyclopedia of Life
Descriptions: The Encyclopedia of Life is a work in progress that aims to dynamically synthesize biodiversity knowledge about all known species: taxonomy, geographic distribution, genetics, evolutionary history, morphology, behavior, ecological relationships, and importance for human well being. As it becomes more complete, it may serve as the primary resource for scientists, natural resource managers, conservationists, teachers, and students around the world. The EOL's creators and contributors believe that "...its encompassing scope and innovation will have a major global impact in facilitating biodiversity research, conservation, and education." The EOL is staffed by both scientists and non-scientists working from museums and research institutions around the world.
Keywords: biology, botany, collaborative, encyclopedia, life sciences, nature, scientist, student, taxonomy, zoology
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
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: 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: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: This collection from the National Library of Medicine provides biographical, career and bibliographic information on a selection of scientists in the medical and biomedical fields.
Keywords: biography, biomedical research, disease, health sciences, medicine, scientist
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
Descriptions: NextBio Basic is a free web application providing access to a 'curated, correlated database' of public data which also integrates literature, clinical trials and scientific news. Its semantic framework is based on gene, tissue, disease and compound ontologies. A single search for information on a gene yields results categorically arranged on a single page: an overview of the gene's functions; a list of tissues in which the gene is expressed; diseases and compounds relating to the gene; a list of the top topic-associated researchers and authors; literature, associated clinical trials, and more. Registered users of this application (registration for this basic version is free) can personalize their experience, communicate, collaborate and share data with the rest of the NextBio community.
Keywords: biomedical research, clinical trials, collaborative, database, datasets, genes, informatics, life sciences, ontology, scientist, search engine
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: 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: 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: Alzheimer Research Forum
Descriptions: This site contains and links to a huge number of resources for the Alzheimer researcher. Features include: a live discussion forum; citations to the latest papers (linking to PubMed); an international listing of institutes and laboratories; separate links for news on drugs, conferences and research; clinics information for the consumer; and more items too numerous to list here. It also provides links to the AlzSWAN Knowledge Base (see separate website listing) and its tutorials, and a collection of special seminars, on-line journal club discussions, recorded talks and other presentations that describe a variety of scientific hypotheses about the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, biomedical research, brain, collaborative, drugs, full text, informatics, links, networking, neurology, neuroscience, news, ontology, RSS feed, scientist, video