Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Presenter: Lara Ouellette
Location: Street Level Classroom
Learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation and add riveting effects to the end result.
Provider: AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Contents: Abstracts, charts/graphs, full text, images, magazines
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Science contains news and in-depth articles for the layman that cover many scientific fields.
Keywords: archaeology, astronomy, biology, climate, general sciences, medicine, news, public affairs, public policy
Provider: The Hastings Center
Descriptions: The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit bioethics research institute that addresses fundamental ethical issues in health, medicine and the environment. The Center’s research addresses bioethics issues in three broad areas: care and decision making at the end of life, public health priorities, and new and emerging technologies. Research is done by interdisciplinary teams that frame and examine issues that inform professional practice, public conversation, and social policy. Includes a bioethics forum and news items. Abstracts of articles from the Hastings Center Report and the Center's other publications are available, along with occasional free articles from these publications.
Keywords: bioethics, biomedical ethics, jobs, news
Provider: Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Descriptions: Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online examines thinking and disorders of thinking across six levels of analysis: Genes ~ Biochemicals ~ Cells ~ Brain ~ Cognition (Behavior) ~ Environment. This interactive resource focuses on cognitive disorders, cognitive processes, and research approaches. A dynamic map of a network of connected topics facilitates exploration of a library of more than 750 unique items. A linear Selected Items menu above each map can be used to tour selected content. Links to other sites, to video short lectures and to news items are included. This site also has a blog. Note: Adobe FlashPlayer required for full use.
Keywords: anatomy, animation, biomedical ethics, blog, brain mapping, genetics, images, links, neurology, neuroscience, news, physiology, video
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) website presents a wealth of information on the Avian and Swine Influenzas. This is, as the site declares, "one stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information." The site provides sections on: planning and preparation, from government to family level; tests, vaccines and medications; bird and animal issues; research activities; global activities; news and multimedia resources; economic impacts; and links to state government websites and contacts.
Keywords: biomedical research, communicable diseases, consumer health, epidemic, epidemiology, federal agencies, H1N1, infectious disease, news, pandemic, public health, tests, travel medicine, zoonoses
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: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
Keywords: bioethics, biohazard, chemicals, consumer health, current events, environmental, federal agencies, government, healthcare, healthcare policy, law, nature, news, policy, public affairs, public health, toxins, U.S. Government
Provider: Texas Medical Board
Descriptions: This is the official website of the Texas Medical Board, providing information for licensing of physicians, physician assistants, and acupuncturists in the state of Texas. Their stated mission is "to protect and enhance the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for the citizen of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education."
Keywords: alternative medicine, certification, law, legal, licensing, news, physician, reports, spanish, statistical
Provider: National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This is a biomedical sciences newsletter on NIGMS-funded research. This National Institutes of Health division funds research in the following areas: cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics and computational biology. Links to sections on research funding opportunities, free publications, and training and other educational grants are made accessible in tabs. In addition, an image library is provided. The newsletter is not copyrighted; articles may be freely reproduced elsewhere; re-use of images requires permissions. This newsletter offers RSS feed access.
Keywords: biomedical research, cell biology, disease, education, genetics, grants, images, news, pharmacology, research, RSS feed, U.S. Government
Provider: Baylor College of Medicine
Descriptions: BioEd Online is an award-winning life sciences educational resource from Baylor's Center for Educational Outreach. Designed for teachers and their students from elementary to high school level, it contains engaging multimedia teaching and course materials, including lesson demonstrations, on genetics, neuroscience, viruses, environmental science and more topics. Resources include a library of downloadable slide sets, as well as videos, podcasts and .pdf teaching guides. BioEd Online is edited by a distinguished group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff, and funded by NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Education and others. The website also features a series of video presentations for K-8 students on life science experiments in space, funded by NASA and sponsored by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Although all courses are free to HISD teachers and Baylor-affiliated faculty and staff after obtaining a log-in, full access to some requires a subscription for other users. Teacher contact-hour certification available for more advanced courses.
Keywords: Baylor, biology, brain, communicable diseases, continuing education, courseware, education, environmental, faculty, full text, genetics, Internet, K-12, life sciences, natural sciences, neuroscience, news, NIH, partial open access, podcasts, science, student, video
Contents: audio files, E-books, full text, mobile access, patient education, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: From the mission statement: "MerckMedicus is an advertising-free medical portal designed specifically for U.S. healthcare providers. MerckMedicus provides breaking medical news, a wide variety of scientific learning resources, and cutting-edge diagnostic tools... Merck launched MerckMedicus in 2001 as part of its century-long commitment to providing unbiased health information as a public service to consumers and health care professionals..." Free registration is required for access to the resources provided here, which include: full text content from books and journals (Springer journals, recent JAMA articles, and "latest updates" from The Lancet), patient handouts, news, a PDR drug database, an image/media library, and audio files.
Keywords: drugs, general medical reference, news
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: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Descriptions: This is the National Weather Service page for our area. Contains various types of forecasts, imagery, tropical weather updates and more.
Keywords: environmental, general reference, Houston, images, maps, news, safety, Texas, trend, TX, U.S. Government, weather
Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Descriptions: The National Hurricane Center website provides interactive satellite and radar maps, frequently-updated land and marine advisories, and (in the presence of active storm systems)updated forecasts based on its aerial reconnaissance findings. Three- and 5-day outlooks, likely landfall ranges ("cones"), wind speed prediction maps and storm surge projections are featured. Many links to other authoritative and relevant emergency planning resources are provided from this site. There is a downloadable blank hurricane tracking map available, and RSS feed is provided.
Keywords: disaster, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, hurricane, images, maps, news, reports, RSS feed, software, weather
Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: The AAMC posts online some of the useful data it gathers on US medical education-- enrollment, matriculation and residency applicants by school, specialty and gender. Links are provided for purchase of its other indispensable data compilations. "Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions."
Keywords: advocacy, data, education, general reference, glossary of terms, graduate medical education, medicine, news, partial open access, reports, statistical, student, U.S. Government, workforce
Provider: American Academy of Neurology
Descriptions: The American Academy of Neurology website provides a wealth of resources for the professional: an online community, CME opportunities, news, links on legislation affecting neurology, practice guidelines, position statements, podcasts, and sections devoted to neurologic specialties. Medical students, residents and fellows get special attention. Medical and PhD students who do not want a subscription to the Academy's journal can still register for free access to certain features of the website. Some resources, podcasts, for instance, are available only to AAN members. A section for patients and caregivers promotes greater understanding of neurology, and provides information on diseases and disorders, as well as links to further information.
Keywords: advocacy, brain, clinical practice guidelines, CME, disease, healthcare professional, neurology, news, patient education, physician
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: Georgetown University
Descriptions: The MCH Library develops knowledge paths, bibliographies, and other information resources. It is provided by the Mary C. Egan Maternal and Child Health Library, one of six Georgetown University libraries. This gateway site offers a compilation of maternal-child health information updated frequently, and also offers paths to information available from other websites. A Community Services Locator feature guides users to sources of support for mothers and children on the local level, in areas like child care, education and special needs, family and parenting issues, health, and financial support.
Keywords: consumer health, general health, genetics, infant, lactation, neonatal, news, portal, prenatal care, public health, spanish, wellness, women
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
Contents: audio files, Bibliographic Records, general reference, index, newspapers, partial full text
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Newspaper Source covers a number of major national (US) and international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Times (UK), Toronto Star, etc. Coverage varies widely for well-known newspapers; for instance, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal submit only bibliographic records, and for some papers with full text, there are embargoes ranging from one month to years. This database also contains selected full text for a great many regional American newspapers: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and many lesser-known titles. Full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS, FOX, NPR and other sources. Audio files of the transcripts are included as well.
Keywords: international, news, transcripts