Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs according to FDA approved labels (package inserts). This website provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date search and download resource on medications. A "Product Identification System" feature allows the user to identify unknown medications by entering criteria based on the appearance of a pill. A related database called Pillbox, in beta development at this writing and located at http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/ will presumably replace the Product Identification System tool in the near future.
Keywords: consumer health, drugs, NLM, pharmaceutical, trademark
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
Provider: Kyoto University Bioinformatics Center
Descriptions: DBGET is an integrated database retrieval system for accessing a web of molecular biology databases within GenomeNet and KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes.)
Keywords: biomedical research, database, genome, genomics, molecular biology
Provider: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Descriptions: The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses, depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, mental health
Provider: Johns Hopkins University
Descriptions: Approximately 11,000 images of dermatologic conditions. "This website was designed by Bernard A. Cohen, M.D., Division of Pediatric Dermatology and Christoph U. Lehmann, M.D., Division of Neonatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with technical assistance of Michael Cohen, for educational use by health care professionals, parents and patients."
Keywords: dermatology, images, skin
Descriptions: Diigo (said to stand for Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff) began as a simple, free bookmarking tool, but now includes features that enable sharing and collaboration, page archiving and public or private sticky-note style annotation. Mobile applications are available, along with browser toolbars. Educators can apply for free access to a premium version with features helpful in the classroom setting. Instructions for migrating from Delicious are posted on the site.
Keywords: collaborative, mobile access, social networking, Web tools
Provider: Disabled World (Lynn and Ian Langtree)
Descriptions: Subtitled "Health and Disability Community News," this website offers resources and information on travel and assistive technology; news and articles concerning disabilities and health issues; and links to social networking sites for the disabled, including its own community site.
Keywords: alternative medicine, consumer health, disability, international, networking
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: DIMRC is tasked with the effective collection, organization, and dissemination of health information for natural, accidental, or deliberate disasters. DIMRC is committed to providing this essential information as part of the Federal effort to help prepare, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the adverse health effects of disasters in conjunction with Federal, State, local government, private organizations, and local communities. Included with this resource is the Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness.
Keywords: disaster, emergency preparedness, healthcare professional, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Descriptions: This document provides some checklist items and guidelines for assisting the homebound patient in preparing for disasters and in evacuation readiness. A form is included for entering essential data like personal medical information and a personal emergency contacts list.
Keywords: consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, geriatrics, healthcare professional, medical history, U.S. Government
Provider: American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Foundation
Descriptions: This brief handbook, full of authoritative references and written for psychiatric health professionals, contains chapters on cultural and ethnic considerations, medico-legal issues, communicating through the media, and providing guidance for parents and caregivers.
Keywords: disaster, drugs, ethics, physician, point-of-care, psychiatry, PTSD, public health
Provider: U.S. Government agencies
Descriptions: DisasterAssistance.gov is a secure, user-friendly U.S. Government web portal that consolidates disaster assistance information in one place. If you need assistance following a presidentially declared disaster— which has been designated for individual assistance— you can now to go to DisasterAssistance.gov to register online. Local resource information to help keep citizens safe during an emergency is also available. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor almost 60 forms of assistance, contribute to the portal.
Keywords: disaster, federal agencies, government, hurricane, portal, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
Descriptions: The Disease Management Project is an online medical reference designed to provide nationally established treatment guidelines for the most commonly seen diseases and conditions. This freely accessible, illustrated resource is arranged in sections by discipline, with chapters under each. A fuller version has also been published as a book. Authored by specialists at The Cleveland Clinic, each chapter is designed to incorporate national clinical practice guidelines in a fashion which is simple, straightforward, and of maximum clinical utility.
Keywords: clinical practice guidelines, diagnosis, disease, physician, point-of-care
Provider: Administrators in Medicine (AIM)
Descriptions: Texas DocFinder enables the user to research individual physicians. Find the number, status, type and expiration date of a physician's license; check on whether the Texas Board of Medical Examiners has taken disciplinary action against a physician; and learn details of the physician's education and credentials for the stated medical specialty.
Keywords: consumer health, ethics, healthcare professional, licensing, organizations, physician, societies, Texas
Provider: International DOI Foundation
Descriptions: DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a standardized system for providing actionable, persistent and interoperable links to "objects," the scope of which was originally limited to online documents, but which term is now applied in this context to online datasets, videos and other formats and types of information containers. Every resource relevant to DOI's is either present in or linked to from this website, for instance: FAQ's, a detailed handbook, fact sheets and white papers; links to DOI registration agencies like DataCite and CrossRef; and links to browser tools being developed to facilitate and expand the usefulness and applicability of the Digital Object Identifier.
Keywords: data, deep web, digital, DOI, informatics, information management, information science, links, ontology, open source, periodicals, portal, research, search, W4eb tools
Provider: CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases
Descriptions: The Division of Parasitic Diseases' (DPD) mission is to prevent and control parasitic diseases in the United States and throughout the world." This is a large bank of downloadable images of parasites.
Keywords: images, parasite
Descriptions: Search this portal for drugs by name or category. Coverage for more than 17,000 drugs from clinical trial stage to FDA approval and release. Search coverage includes: MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, DailyMed, Dietary Supplements Labels Database, HSDB and LactMed along with other US Government resources, like Drugs@FDA and AIDSinfo. Covers drugs with official generic name status like USAN (United States Adopted Name) or INN (International Nonproprietary Name)and drugs with categories extracted from NLM MeSH Pharmacological Action data. Some coverage for international and experimental drugs.
Keywords: clinical trials, drugs, gateway, NLM, pharmaceutical, portal
Provider: Drugsite Trust
Descriptions: The Drugs.com database is a compilation of licensed information from Wolters Kluwer Health, Physicians’ Desk Reference, Cerner Multum and Thomson Micromedex. It provides information on more than 24,000 prescription, over-the-counter and natural products. Search by name or medical condition. A "pill finder" image collection and a drug interactions database are also provided.
Keywords: dietary supplements, drugs, pharmaceutical, pharmacology