Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:45pm
Presenter: Marcus Spann
Location: Street Level Classroom
This class is designed to help individuals with database searching and planning.
Provider: Deep Web Technologies
Contents: Abstracts, brief records, full text, general reference, government documents, links to full text, search engine
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Biznar is an example of a federated search tool, searching approximately 300 authoritative sources simultaneously. Before results are presented to the user, duplicates are removed and the list is ordered according to a relevance ranking algorithm.
Keywords: banking, bonds, business, commerce, federated search, finances, financial, investment, search, search engine, stocks
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
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
Provider: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Descriptions: While PubMed searches for "keywords", our search engine lets you input an entire paragraph and returns MEDLINE abstracts that are similar to it. This is something like PubMed's "Related Articles" feature, only better because it runs on your unique set of interests. For example, input the abstract of an unpublished paper or a grant proposal into our engine, and with the touch of a button you'll be able to find every abstract in MEDLINE dealing with your topic. No more guessing whether your set of keywords has found all the right papers. No more sorting through hundreds of papers you don't care about to find the handful you were looking for--our search engine does it for you.
Keywords: clinical trials, context search, free, grants, MedLine, search engine, Web tools
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
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: Deep Web Technologies
Descriptions: The MEDNAR federated search engine brings the user high-quality medical information available via the Web. Results return as a relevance-ranked list, with filters that automatically cluster results into manageable and rational groupings under topic, author, publication, date range, etc. along the left side of the results page.
Keywords: deep web, discovery, federated search, Internet, links, medicine, search engine