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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: Internet Archive (nonprofit organization)
Descriptions: The Internet Archive, a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts, holds a great many free diversions, and many of these are educational-- full-text books, university lectures, music, films, photography and software. There is also the Wayback Machine, for viewing earlier versions of websites: "Browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago." In collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind, Internet Archive now also provides free access to more than a million books for blind, sight-impaired and dyslexic readers.
Keywords: books, collaborative, continuing education, culture, digitization, education, full text, general reference, history, images, Internet, libraries, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual, open access, popular, technology, video
Provider: International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)
Descriptions: INAHTA has 46 member agencies in 26 countries in North and Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The members are non-profit organizations producing Health Technology Assessments, and are linked to regional or national government agencies. Member agencies engage in joint projects to evaluate medical technologies of mutual interest. INAHTA produces regularly published Briefs, in which member agencies present overviews of recently published systematic reviews, linked to the full text; HTA (Health Technology Assessment) Checklists, and a newsletter that reports on, among other things, developments and trends in health policy research. Member agencies engage in joint projects to evaluate medical technologies of mutual interest.
Keywords: clinical evidence, healthcare policy, reports, reviews, systematic reviews, technology
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: MedTech Publishing Company LLC in partnership with HIMSS
Descriptions: This newsletter, published in partnership with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, keeps the reader up to date on new products, technologies and techniques in health care information management. A blog and RSS feed are included.
Keywords: blog, electronic health record, healthcare, information management, information science, medical devices, news, podcasts, products, software, technology, video
Descriptions: WebMonkey is a free website development tool that provides tutorials, a code library, color charts, "cheat sheets" and other resources that make website creation faster and easier.
Keywords: glossary of terms, technology, tutorial, web development, Web tools
Provider: TIGER Initiative
Descriptions: From the website, the new vision statement: “To enable nurses and inter-professional colleagues to use informatics and emerging technologies to make healthcare safer, more effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable by interweaving evidence and technology seamlessly into practice, education and research fostering a learning healthcare system.” Some of the organizations involved in the TIGER initiative include the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, the American Nurses Association, the AACN, and the Association of Nurse Executives. Readers are free to join the effort or simply keep up with developments by reading the teams' WIKIs.
Keywords: care, decision support, electronic health record, evidence-based practice, informatics, networking, nursing, standard of care, technology, wiki, workforce
Keywords: acronyms, computers, dictionary, general reference, technology
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."
Keywords: biomedical ethics, law, policy, science, technology
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.
Keywords: astronomy, biomedical research, chemistry, environmental, mathematics, medicine, mental health, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, nutrition, physics, portal, science, technology, U.S. Government
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.
Keywords: consumer health, continuing education, courseware, Creative Commons, curriculum, education, general health, mathematics, multidisciplinary, philosophy, podcasts, portal, science, student, technology, video
Contents: Abstracts, full text
Access Level: Free, Open Access
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.
Keywords: biomedical research, medicine, multidisciplinary, science, technology
Provider: National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)
Descriptions: This website from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) contains useful resources on preparing plans to meet any kind of disaster-- storms and flooding, earthquakes, terrorism, pandemics-- and links to many governmental and outside sources. In addition to providing a clearly organized site, to help the new user navigate the website, a video tutorial has been posted.
Keywords: bioterrorism, courseware, disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, libraries, pandemic, public health, technology, tutorial, U.S. Government, video
Provider: Ning, Inc.
Descriptions: Ning is a social networking site- join a network relevant to your interests, or use the tools provided to create a new network of your own. A few of the features offered include the ability to integrate your network with your Twitter, invite others to join, use Ning to share content or feed RSS in or out.
Keywords: social networking, technology, 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: 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: American Institute of Biological Sciences
Descriptions: This website covers a host of topics in the life sciences. It "...provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in science, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with original lessons and resources to enhance bioscience teaching." Updated links are provided at the end of each article to guide the reader toward greater learning or involvement in the issue at hand. Some articles are also provided in Spanish translation.
Keywords: animal, bioethics, biology, biotechnology, education, environmental, genetics, K-12, kids, life sciences, natural sciences, student, technology
Contents: Abstracts, full text, trade publications
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: There is actually a good deal of full text available in this database, though only in HTML format. It covers the popular literature of personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas. Coverage extends back to the 1980s. Over 400 trade publications, mainstream computer magazines and professional journals are covered, including those that focus on specific topics, such as Macintosh and Windows platforms, programming and web development. Special emphasis on hardware and software reviews. Includes content from such titles as Byte.com, PC World, Macworld, and Linux Journal, as well as editor-selected articles from hundreds of popular magazine titles.
Keywords: hardware, Internet, personal computing, software, technology
Contents: Abstracts, index
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Provides latest information and current trends in high technology; offers full text for nearly 300 publications, covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. This database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.
Keywords: algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer science, information systems, robotics, technology