April 8, 2005
New Bio-Medical Resources!
Last fall then-Provost Herman provided $200,000 for each of two years to the Library, in order that we could upgrade our biomedical resources, making them more in line with those available to our colleagues at the University of Illinois-Chicago. After much deliberation by a team of UIUC librarians, the following resources were purchased or licensed. Their usage will be evaluated after two years in order to determine if they should be continued or not.
Scroll down to learn about the resources (a few of which we have not yet taken delivery of), and their estimated cost/annum:
Identifies articles in complementary and alternative medicine. Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers an immediate resource of full text articles from more than 140 international and often peer reviewed reports, proceedings, association and consumer newsletters. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Updated weekly. 1990-present.
Identifies biomedical and pharmacological articles; simultaneously searches Medline (PubMed) and Embase. At least 2,000 of the journals covered in EmBase are not covered in Medline. Subjects covered include alternative medicine, basic biological science relevant to human medicine, biochemistry, biomedical engineering and medical instrumentation, biotechnology, clinical and experimental medicine, drugs, environmental science, forensic science, hospital management, industrial medicine, medical devices, occupational hygiene, pediatrics, pharmacy, pharmacology and drug therapy, pharmaco-economics, pollution control, public health, and toxicology. Over 6,500 journals are indexed from 70 countries. The international coverage focuses on Western Europe and the US. Cochrane Study Groups are required to use both the Medline and Embase databases in developing their Systematic Reviews of the literature. Embase coverage, alone, began in 1974; Medline includes coverage back into the 1950's.
Faculty of I000
Particularly useful for graduate students and young scientists, this biology research tool highlights significant or important papers based on the recommendations of over 1,000 leading scientists. In F1000, biology is divided into 16 faculties, or subjects: Biochemistry; Bioinformatics; Biotechnology; Cell biology; Chemical biology; Developmental biology; Ecology; Evolutionary biology; Genomics & genetics; Immunology; Microbiology; Molecular biology; Molecular medicine; Neuroscience; Physiology; Plant biology; Structural biology. Leading researchers (the Faculty) pick new papers to review, commenting on the perceived significance of the selected papers. Features include the ability to view all the key papers within a particular topic or subtopic. One of its most popular features is the continuously updated lists of Hidden Jewels --- interesting articles from less widely read journals. Evaluated articles date from 2002 to the present, for the most part.
Note: purchased with separate money: membership in BioMed Central, the open access publisher of Faculty of I000.
Physical Education Index
Identifies articles about physical education and related disciplines such as sports, sports medicine, physical education curricula, dance, coaching, fitness, and motor learning. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, sports business and marketing, coaching and training, sport sociology and psychology, health education, and physical therapy. Over 300 scholarly journals and other publications are indexed.
Provides over 50,000 high-quality images spanning all of internal medicine. Each image is accompanied by detailed and authoritative text. Use these images to transform lectures, whether you want histology, pathology, radiographs, original artworks, graphs, tables, or the state-of-the-art commentary. Detailed references accompany each image. Updated frequently.
Provided as part of EBM Reviews (Evidence-based medicine). Identifies reviews of clinical medicine and provides access to controlled trials. It is geared specifically towards clinical medicine and contains article reviews, systematic review of topics, and access to definitive controlled trials. Includes several collections: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects; and the ACP Journal Club, from the American College of Physicians-American Society. Updated quarterly.
Current Protocols Series
This series of manuals contain the standards protocols for scientific, lab-tested research and experimentation methods. Frequent updating ensures that only the most recent information is provided.
(Only partially paid for from Provost's fund.)
- Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
- Current Protocols in Cell Biology
- Current Protocols in Cytometry
- Current Protocols in Human Genetics
- Current Protocols in Immunology
- Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
- Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
- Current Protocols in Neuroscience
- Current Protocols in Pharmacology
- Current Protocols in Protein Science
- Current Protocols in Toxicology
Methods in Enzymology backfile
Recently we were able to purchase a current subscription to the electronic version of Methods in Enzymology. With this special funding, we purchased rights to access the backfiles for this set, which gives us e-access to the entire set online, back to volume one, 1955!
Elsevier Medical & Dentistry journals backfile
Access to nearly 300 journals, from the time of their inception to 1994.
Coming soon; for a list of the journals, click here
(one-time cost, spread over two years)
Elsevier Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology journals backfile
Access to over 200 journals, from the time of their inception to 1994. We've had the "Elsevier-imprint" backfiles in this area for some time, with this special funding were able to purchase the backfile for the former Academic Press titles, that Elsevier gobbled up, which weren't included in our first backfile purchase!
(one-time cost, from several pots of money)
Journals published by the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber Publishers. For links to each title, please search the Library's Online Research Resources or browse all the titles.
Titles include (with coverage starting in 1985 except as noted):
Includes the titles:
- The journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
- Archives of dermatology
- Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery
- Archives of general psychiatry
- Archives of internal medicine
- Archives of neurology
- Archives of ophthalmology
- Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery
- Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine
- Archives of surgery
Nature medical journals (note: excludes the "clinical" titles)
(split cost with UIC)
Includes the titles:
A major publisher of medical journals, we now have access to the following titles, with our access starting with the 2005 issues. For links to each title, please go to the Library's Online Research Resources.
Several frequently requested journal subscriptions were also purchased:
Breast Cancer Research (part of the BioMedCentral subscription)
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