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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
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NIH Grant Support Index (GSI) and Other Metrics

NIH reviews the Grant Support Index (GSI) and encourages the use of metrics to assess the impact of NIH funding.

The Impact of NIH Research

Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently provided testimony before the House Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations. An excerpt of Dr. Collins' testimony follows: "There is much good news to report about the science that we support. NIH has been advancing our understanding of health and disease for more than a century; scientific and technological breakthroughs generated by NIH-supported research are behind much of the gains our country has enjoyed in health and longevity. For example, deaths from heart attack have fallen by more than 60 percent over the past 40 years, while deaths from stroke have declined 70 percent. Cancer death rates have been dropping about 1 percent annually for the past 15 years — life expectancy gains that save the nation billions of dollars. HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention now enable us to envision the first AIDS-free generation since this virus emerged more than 30 years ago. NIH research also has given us vaccines to protect against an array of life-threatening diseases, including cervical cancer, influenza, and meningitis. We can look forward to a future in which advanced prevention and treatment strategies such as these allow everyone to have a significantly better chance of living a long and healthy life."

PubMed Commons: A New Forum

 NCBI has released a pilot version of a new service in PubMed that allows researchers to post comments on individual PubMed abstracts. Called PubMed Commons, this service is an initiative of the NIH leadership in response to repeated requests by the scientific community for such a forum to be part of PubMed.
SciENcv

NIH Launches Science Experts Network (SciENCV)

NIH launched a test version of Science Experts Network (SciENCV) which allows users to create a biosketch and an online professional profile to share with others. Information such as education, employment, research activities, publications, honors, grant awards, and other professional activities can be included in the SciENCV profile.

JAMA Special Issue on Genomics in Medicine

The Journal of the American Medical Association released a special issue on genomic medicine today. The issue provides some useful perspectives and content in this field of increasing importance. JAMA - April 10, 2013, Vol 309, No. 14 Other...

Impact of NIH Research

The National Institutes of Health has a new resource to help people understand the impact of NIH-funded initiatives in areas such as health, the economy, our communities, and important advances in knowledge that can push research and discovery forward for years to come.

Rare Disease Day

Today is Rare Disease Day - an opportunity to improve awareness of rare diseases and improve support of research and support efforts for patients and their families.

NIH launches online genetics course

The new online course presents a nice foundation of information and is targeted to social and behavioral scientists who wish to engage in transdisciplinary collaborations with a genetic component -