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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

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AccessMedicine
STAT!Ref
UpToDate Online
AccessMedicine
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
ScienceDirect
STAT!Ref
UpToDate Online
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Spotlight on New Resources

SciVee
SciVee

SciVee, a new electronic tool that furthers dissemination and comprehension of science, has launched its alpha version to the scientific community. SciVee allows scientists to communicate their work as multimedia presentations incorporated with the content of their published articles. Other scientists can freely view uploaded presentations and engage in virtual discussions with the author and other viewers. SciVee also facilitates the creation of communities around specific articles and keywords.

SciVee allows authors to upload an already published, open access article with a video or podcast presentation that they have made that describes the highlights of the paper. The author can then synchronize the video or audio with the contents of the article. (SciVee provides online tutorials explaining how to upload articles and create videos.) The resulting "pubcasts" are freely available to anyone visiting the SciVee web site. An important feature of SciVee is the ability of any user to add or read comments about the pubcasts. This allows a community to be established around an article and encourages discussion about the results and their impact on the field.

SciVee makes it easier and faster to keep up with current literature by delivering the key points of articles in a portable and enjoyable medium. A reader can interact with several articles using the web site in the time it would take to read a single full article in the traditional way.

SciVee is operated in partnership with the Public Library of Science (PLOS), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).

 

HealthMap
HealthMap

HealthMap brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. This freely available Web site integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization). Through an automated text processing system, the data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location for user-friendly access to the original alert. HealthMap provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.

HealthMap was created by Clark Freifeld and John Brownstein, Ph.D., both of the Children's Hospital Informatics Program (a multi-disciplinary applied research program at Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology). HealthMap is possible thanks to freely available information from the following sources:

  • ProMED Mail: Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.
  • World Health Organization: The United Nations specialized agency for health.
  • EruoSurveillance: Peer-reviewed European information on communicable disease surveillance and control. A program of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
  • Google News: A commercial news aggregation service provided by Google.

 

Genetic Alliance
Genetic Alliance

Genetic Alliance is a coalition of more than 600 advocacy organizations serving 25 million people affected by 1000 conditions. The organization works to transform leadership in the genetics community to build capacity in advocacy organizations and to educate policymakers by leveraging the voices of individuals and families. Genetic Alliance increases the capacity of genetic advocacy organizations to achieve their missions and leverages the voices of millions of individuals and families living with genetic conditions.

The Genetic Alliance web site features the Disease InfoSearch, allowing discovery of advocacy support groups related to specific genetic conditions, information about the clinical features of a wide number of genetic conditions, and updates on management and treatment. The Disease InfoSearch was developed in collaboration with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Also featured in the web site is a directory of genetics advocacy organizations - the Genetic Alliance Online Genetic Resource Directory - which serves as a primary resource for a range of critical users (affected individuals, family members and friends, health professionals, teachers, and the public). The Genetic Alliance also provides a Resource Repository, a document repository service that aggregates the combined resources of advocates, healthcare professionals, government agencies, think tanks, and other contributors.

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