Monday, October 5, 2009

Cancer Literature in PubMed

Cancer Literature in PubMed [] -

Enter specific terms or phrases into the PubMed search form and search the PubMed database.

Search Cancer Subset
Your results will be automatically limited to cancer-related citations in PubMed.

Cancer Topic Searches

  • Retrieve literature citations on more than 100 major cancer topics. Search results can be refined using PubMed search options.

    Cancer Topic Searches

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Energy Science and Technology Virtual Library: Energy Files

Energy Science and Technology Virtual Library: Energy Files [] - At this site you will find over 500 databases and Web sites containing information and resources pertaining to science and technology of interest to the Department of Energy, with an emphasis on the physical sciences.

US Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

US Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [] - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is committed to helping the Nation improve our health care system. To fulfill its mission, AHRQ conducts and supports a wide range of health services research.

AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. [Description provided by AHRQ]

Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information

Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information [] - The Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information provides free public access to over 210,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature. Documents are primarily from 1991 forward and were produced by DOE, the DOE contractor community, and/or DOE grantees. Legacy documents are added as they become available in electronic format.

The Information Bridge contains documents and citations in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics of interest related to DOE's mission. [Description provided by Information Bridge, DOE]

Department of Energy DOE Patents

Department of Energy DOE Patents [] - DOepatents, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), is a searchable database of patent information resulting from DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D). Included here are patents that DOE sponsored through a variety of funding mechanisms, including grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.

Comprehensive coverage of DOE patent information is one way to demonstrate the Department’s contribution to scientific progress in the physical sciences and other disciplines. Publicly available patent information from DOE R&D, historic and current, is presented here, excluding patent applications. DOepatents consists of bibliographic records, with full text where available, either via a PDF file or an HTML link to the record at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). [Description provided by DOE Patents]

Department of Energy DOE Data Explorer

Department of Energy DOE Data Explorer [] -
Use the DOE Data Explorer (DDE) to find scientific research data - such as computer simulations, numeric data files, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, and scientific images - generated in the course of DOE-sponsored research in various science disciplines. The DOE Data Explorer includes a database of citations prepared by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information(OSTI) based on the information found at data-hosting websites. It is intended to be particularly useful to students, the public, and to researchers who are new to a field or looking for experimental or observational data outside their normal field of expertise.

You may browse or search the database, then link to a data collection where it resides. You will often find specialized search interfaces and software toolkits developed by the data owners. These allow you to search deeper into the data files and help you understand, analyze, and use the data within the context of your own research interests

The publicly available data collections support DOE research results that are well documented in journal articles, conference literature, and technical reports. Key DOE databases of information are searchable through the Science Accelerator. The DOE Data Explorer will include enhanced search capabilities across specialized websites as it continues to grow.

Open CRS Congressional Research Reports for the People

Open CRS Congressional Research Reports for the People [] - American taxpayers spend over $100 million a year to fund the Congressional Research Service, a "think tank" that provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events. Yet, these reports are not made available to the public in a way that they can be easily obtained. A project of the Center for Democracy & Technology through the cooperation of several organizations and collectors of CRS Reports, Open CRS provides citizens access to CRS Reports already in the public domain and encourages Congress to provide public access to all CRS Reports. [Description provided by Open CRS]

Featured Report Collections
  • National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Federation of American Scientists
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Library/University of Maryland School of Law
  • National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
  • Center for Democracy & Technology

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The National Science Digital Library

The National Science Digital Library [] - The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

USA Gov for Science

USA Gov for Science [] - searches over 40 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results. is a gateway to 200 million pages of government science information.

The National Academies Press

The National Academies Press [] - The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy. The institutions represented by the NAP are unique in that they attract the nation's leading experts in every field to serve on their award-winning panels and committees. This is the right place for definitive information on everything from space science to animal nutrition.

Educational Resources Information Clearinghouse ERIC

Educational Resources Information Clearinghouse ERIC [] - ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added twice weekly. If available, links to full text are included.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway [] promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as concerned citizens to timely, essential information.

A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CWIG provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more.

Provides access to abstracts/summaries of journal articles, books, technical reports with contact information on obtaining the materials 1960-current date.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Open Humanities Press

Open Humanities Press [pdf]

As more and more journals elect to move to an open-source model, it is delightful to learn about the existence of the Open Humanities Press (OHP). Their mission is "to make leading works of contemporary critical thought freely available worldwide." First-time visitors will want to look over the "About OHP" section before delving into the rest of the site. Afterward, they should feel free to look through one of their seven journals, which include "Cosmos and History", "Culture Machine", "Film-Philosophy", and "Fibreculture". While all of the journals are worth a look, the "Film-Philosophy" journal is particularly compelling, and visitors can browse through issues back to 1997. Finally, visitors can also learn about submitting their work for consideration and also take in a few essays about the guiding principles and history of the OHP. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2008.

Friday, January 23, 2009

American Women's History: A Research Guide

American Women's History [] provides citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary source collections. The guide also provides information about the tools researchers can use to find additional books, articles, dissertations, and primary sources.

Quick Facts About This Guide

  • 2100+ citations to print and Internet sources
  • 1200+ links to Internet sources
  • 500+ links to Digital Collections of Primary Sources
    [some links appear in more than one section]
  • 75 subfields are covered in the "Subject Index to Research Sources."
  • Updated frequently [at least monthly] since 1998
  • A link checking program is used to minimize incorrect links
[All descriptive information from American Women's History: A Research Guide]