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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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FedStats

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Provider: FedStats
Descriptions: From health to forests, food consumption to criminal justice, this is an invaluable, user-friendly gateway to hundreds of government and agency sources for U.S. statistical data accessible by topic, geographic location, or federal agency. Links to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, also.
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Famous Quotes and Authors

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Provider: Famous Quotes and Authors.com
Descriptions: A pleasant presentation of more than 25,000 quotes from more than 6,700 well-known authors. Search by topic, author, keywords, popularity... add an RSS feed for the Quote of the Day, or click to read a quotation at random. Disadvantage: the site is increasingly accompanied by advertising.
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EthnoMed

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Provider: Health Sciences Library, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Descriptions: EthnoMed was designed to be used in clinics in the few minutes before seeing a patient. This website actually provides an excellent multi-faceted service, a hub of well-rounded ethnic information for those who serve diverse communities. Links to, or full text of, multilingual patient education materials constitute one solid reason for visiting this website. There are also sections that present a wealth of useful and interesting knowledge about cultures-- customs and mores, religion, health beliefs and practices-- helpful to care providers who want to take a correct and culturally competent approach when relating to their immigrant and refugee patients.
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PAIS International

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Provider: ProQuest
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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.
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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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North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

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Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: Diaries, journals and letters written by women residents and visitors to North America between 1700 and 1950; includes the personal experiences of more than 1,300 women from all walks of life and classes in society.
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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

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Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: A collection of personal narratives, including autobiographies and pamphlets, from more than 2,000 authors, providing insight on the immigrant experience in the U.S.A. and Canada during the period between 1840 and 1950.
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service

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Provider: U.S. Department of Justice
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Descriptions: Contains summaries of over 189,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research. NCJRS resources are available to the general public.
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

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Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Descriptions: This area of the RWJF site is devoted to current healthcare issues. Of particular interest is its clear and timely information about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
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Historical New York Times

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: The New York Times, 1851-2009.
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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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New England Complex Systems Institute

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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.
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American FactFinder

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Provider: U.S. Census Bureau
Descriptions: Contains population, economic, housing and geographic data based on the latest Decennial Census. Includes interactive maps, downloadable summaries, reports and useful links to related information.
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GreenFILE (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: GreenFILE contains records covering the human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green buildings, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Indexing and abstracts of more than 538,000 records, and full text of approximately 5,800 open-access publications.
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Global Ethics Observatory

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Provider: UNESCO
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Descriptions: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) provides a very spare search page of six databases on ethics worldwide: who's who, institutions, teaching programs, legislation and guidelines, codes of conduct, and ethics resources. In each section the search can be narrowed according to several categories of criteria, each with a drop-down menu. The site also features an interactive map for searching by geographic location.
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FedStats

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Provider: FedStats.gov
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Descriptions: FedStats is a portal to virtually all the statistics gathered by U.S. Government agencies and bureaus. For some of these, compiling statistics is their main mission; for others, the activity supports their other work. Searches can be done by state or by topic under general subject categories-- agriculture, crime, demographics, education, energy and environment, health, labor, commerce and economics. A full list of agencies is provided, with information on the kinds of statistics they produce. International data of various kinds is also accessible here, some of it comparative.
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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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AARP International

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Provider: AARP
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.
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