Friday, May 30, 2008

Scientific Commons

Scientific Commons [] - The goal of the Scientific Commons website is "to develop the worlds largest communication medium for scientific knowledge products which is freely accessible to the public." This idea was developed by the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and is now hosted at the Institute for Media and Communications Management. Currently, the project is indexing metadata as well as full-text documents in a variety of file formats. The numbers are quite impressive, as the project holds over 16 million publications from over 850 repositories. Visitors to the site can perform a simple search by year, language, or keyword. Overall, the site will be tremendously useful to scholars in dozens of academic fields, or for people who just want to browse around to learn something new. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. [Image:]

Friday, May 23, 2008

Aquatic Invasions Research Directory (AIRD)

Aquatic Invasions Research Directory (AIRD) [] - created by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, is a free database designed to promote information transfer, coordination, and collaborative research on the invasion of aquatic ecosystems. AIRD contains current information on people, research, technology, policy and management issues relevant to aquatic invasions. [Description provided by AIRD] [Image:]

Monday, May 19, 2008

International Labour Organization NATLEX Database

NATLEX [] is the database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation maintained by the ILO's International Labour Standards Department. Records in NATLEX provide abstracts of legislation and relevant citation information, and they are indexed by keywords and by subject classifications. Each record in NATLEX appears in only one of the three ILO official languages (English/French/Spanish). Where possible, the full text of the law or a relevant electronic source is linked to the record. NATLEX contains over 65,000 records covering over 190 countries and over 160 territories and subdivisions, and all efforts are made to keep the database up-to-date. [Descriptive information provided by NATLEX] [Photo:]

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Energy Citations Database

The Energy Citations Database (ECD) [] provides free access to over 2.3 million science research citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates. There are over 179,000 electronic documents, primarily from 1994 forward, available via the database. Citations and documents are made publicly available by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

ECD includes scientific and technical research results in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. It includes bibliographic citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.

ECD was created and developed by DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information with the science-attentive citizen in mind. It contains energy and energy‑related scientific and technical information collected by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). [Description provided by ECD] [Photo:]

Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ

Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ [] The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. The journal must exercise peer-review or editorial quality control to be included. Journals that report primary results of research or overviews of research results to a scholarly community. The full-text of articles is free and no-cost.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination CRD Databases

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination CRD Databases [] - The CRD databases have become a key resource for health professionals, policy makers and researchers around the world. The literature evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health care interventions is growing year on year, and these studies can be difficult and time consuming to identify and appraise. The databases assist decision-makers by systematically identifying and describing systematic reviews and economic evaluations, appraising their quality and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses.

DARE contains over 5000 abstracts of quality assessed systematic reviews on the effects of interventions used in health and social care. Details of Cochrane reviews and protocols are also included. NHS EED contains over 7000 abstracts of quality assessed economic evaluations. HTA brings together details of over 7000 completed and ongoing health technology assessments from around the world. The database is produced in collaboration with the INAHTA Secretariat, based at SBU, Sweden. [Description provided by CRD]

African Elephant Bibliography

African Elephant Bibliography [] - This annotated list of references on the biology, ecology and management of the African elephant was developed to facilitate the work of researchers, field staff and resource managers. [Description provided by AEB]

Monday, May 12, 2008

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) [ ] The goal of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) is to provide ready access to substance abuse and mental health research and administrative data and to promote the sharing of these data among researchers, academics, policymakers, service providers, and others, thereby increasing the use of the data in understanding and assessing substance abuse and mental health problems and the impact of related treatment systems. [Description provided by SAMHDA]

Thursday, May 8, 2008

BioMed Central

BioMed Central [] - Publisher of 185 peer-reviewed open access journals - BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research - All research articles in BioMed Central's journals receive rapid and thorough peer review.

Click here to learn more about BioMed.

Turning Research into Practice TRIP DATABASE

Turning Research into Practice TRIP DATABASE [] - Evidence Based Medicine - The TRIP Database, is the Internet's leading resource for Evidence-Based Medicine, allowing users to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.

Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL)

Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL) [] - The Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL) is your gateway to the literature published in selected chiropractic journals. Founded in 1979 by the Chiropractic Library Consortium (CLIBCON), ICL is an essential tool for chiropractic educators, students, researchers and clinicians, and for the general public. The online version provides indexing from 1985 to the present for most journals. The primary goal of the Index to Chiropractic Literature is to provide cover-to-cover indexing of peer-reviewed literature from chiropractic publishers.

Autism Data

Autism Data [] - Autism Data is the ideal research tool for anyone researching autism and Asperger syndrome. It is, as far as the authors are aware, the only database of published material on autism open for all to access on the web. It lists over 18,500 published research papers, books, articles, videos and other materials.

The contents include bibliographic records of all the items in The National Autistic Society Information Centre Library, together with the details of research articles on autism published in journals which are not part of our holdings. Every entry has an abstract and has been assigned keywords to help with searching.

Alchohol & Alchohol Problems Research Journals

Alchohol & Alchohol Problems Research Journals [] - A list of journals that often contain articles related to alcohol research. Full-text articles are available from a few of these journals, such as Alcohol Research & Health and Journal of FAS International, for free. Others charge a fee for full text and some do not supply full text. Many of these journals offer an alerting service free of charge; upon request they will send an e-mail message containing the table of contents each time a new issue is published. In addition, most journals publish the tables of contents for current and past issues on their Web sites. Many of these journals also allow users to search the journal free of charge and supply citations and abstracts to meet the search criteria.

Alcohol and Other Drug(AOD)-Related Databases

Alcohol and Other Drug(AOD)-Related Databases [] -A list of databases that may be useful to alcohol researchers. Many of these databases may be searched free of charge and are arranged by broad categories. A list of fee-based databases is also included.

ETOH Archival Database (1972-2003)

ETOH Archival Database (1972-2003) [] - The ETOH Archival Database covers alcohol-related literature produced from 1972 through 2003. Some older, historical literature is also included. This section brings together all of the tools of the archival ETOH database. It includes a description of ETOH, as well as a link to the Search Guide, the basic search screen, the advanced search screen, and the AOD Thesaurus.

Alcohol and alcohol problems science database

Alcohol and alcohol problems science database [] - The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has created this portal to support researchers and practitioners searching for information related to alcohol research. This page includes links to a number of databases, journals, and Web sites focused on alcohol research and related topics. Also included is a link to the archived ETOH database, the premier Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database, produced by NIAAA from 1972 through December 2003.

Alcohol Studies Database

Alcohol Studies Database []- This site provides access to the Alcohol Studies Database. The database contains over 80,000 citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials.

The site was developed by the
Scholarly Communication Center, the Center of Alcohol Studies , and the Rutgers University Libraries


Ageinfo [] Access to literature on ageing and the aged (elderly).