Monthly Archives: August 2007

Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC)

August 28, 2007

Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC)
http://www.ahessc.ac.uk/ahessc-home

The Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC) forms a critical part of the AHRC-EPSRC-JISC initiative on e-Science in Arts and Humanities research. The Centre is hosted by King’s College London and located at the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) and the AHRC ICT Methods Network. AHeSSC exists to support, co-ordinate and promote e-Science in all arts and humanities disciplines, and to liaise with the e-Science and e-Social Science communities, computing, and information sciences. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006

August 28, 2007

Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006
http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/index.asp

Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006 is based on data collected for the fourth annual national report on the state of online education in U.S. higher education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group in partnership with the College Board, the report, based on responses from over 2,200 colleges and universities, examines the nature and extent of online learning among U.S. higher education institutions. This will be added to Education and Distance Learning Resources Internet MiniGuide.

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The European Library

August 27, 2007

The European Library
http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/index.html

The European Library searches the content of European national libraries. The European Library is a non-commercial organisation. It provides the services of a physical library and the opportunity to benefit from a virtual environment in 20 languages. This website allows to search through the resources of 30 of the 47 national libraries involved in The European Library. Resources can be both digital or bibliographical (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.). Currently The European Library gives access to 150 million entries across Europe. The amount of referenced digital collections is constantly increasing. Quality and reliability are guaranteed by the 47 collaborating national libraries of Europe. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Aquatic Microbial Ecology (AME)

August 27, 2007

Aquatic Microbial Ecology (AME)
http://www.int-res.com/journals/ame/

Aquatic Microbial Ecology (AME) was founded by Otto Kinne, Fereidoun Rassoulzadegan and John Dolan. It is the successor to ‘Marine Microbial Food Webs’, which was founded by P. Bougis and F. Rassoulzadegan and published by the ‘Institut Océanographique, Fondation Albert 1er Prince de Monaco’, Paris, from 1985 to 1994 Aquatic Microbial Ecology covers all aspects of aquatic microbial dynamics, in particular viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes — planktonic and benthic, autotrophic and heterotophic — in marine, limnetic and brackish habitats. As a companion journal to Marine Ecology Progress Series, it strives for the same quality criteria, quick publication and high technical standards.

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OReFiL: Online Resource Finder for Lifesciences

August 27, 2007

OReFiL: Online Resource Finder for Lifesciences
http://orefil.dbcls.jp/index.cgi

Search for online resources introduced in peer-reviewed papers in lifescience (Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, etc.) This has been added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the source code of eHealthcareBot Search Engine. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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SUMSearch – Unique Search Engine for Medical Evidence

August 27, 2007

SUMSearch – Unique Search Engine for Medical Evidence
http://sumsearch.uthscsa.edu/

SUMSearch is a unique method of searching for medical evidence by using the Internet. SUMSearch combines meta-searching and contingency searching in order to automate searching for medical evidence. Meta-searching, which is used by from general Internet search engines such as from Go2Net, Dogpile, and SavvySearch, means simultaneously searching multiple Internet sites and collating the results into one page. In addition, SUMSearch adds the idea of contingency searching. If SUMSearch finds too many ‘hits’ from an Internet site, SUMSearch will execute more restrictive, contingency searches. For example, if a search finds 1000 articles at PubMed, SUMSearch may do up to four additional searches until an optimal number is received. On the other hand, if SUMSearch finds few hits from an Internet site, it may add a search of another site. For example, if the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) provides too few systematic reviews, SUMSearch will add a search for systematic reviews from MEDLINE. In summary, SUMSearch allows the clinician to enter a query one time, and then will: select the best Internet sites to search, format the query for each site, execute contingency searches, then return a single document to the clinician. SUMSearch removes the burden to the clinician of remembering details such as which Internet site truncates with the dollar sign and how to execute a limit for the AIM journals if too many articles are found at MEDLINE. After searching, SUMSearch organizes the list of links to documents that it returns to the clinician. The links are ordered by breadth of discussion. First, there are links to resources that provide broad discussion: relevant textbooks, followed by traditional review articles, and practice guidelines. Next there are links to resources that provide narrow discussions: systematic reviews, and original research. Thus, the clinician that is searching a topic with which they are not familiar, will find links to easy to read, broad discussions at the top of the list. A clinician that has a specific question within a topic with which they otherwise familiar, will find links to systematic reviews and original research in the second half of the results. This has been added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the source code for eHealthcareBot Search Engine.

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The European Library

August 27, 2007

The European Library
http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/index.html

The European Library searches the content of European national libraries. The European Library is a non-commercial organisation. It provides the services of a physical library and the opportunity to benefit from a virtual environment in 20 languages. This website allows to search through the resources of 30 of the 47 national libraries involved in The European Library. Resources can be both digital or bibliographical (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.). Currently The European Library gives access to 150 million entries across Europe. The amount of referenced digital collections is constantly increasing. Quality and reliability are guaranteed by the 47 collaborating national libraries of Europe. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Aquatic Microbial Ecology (AME)

August 27, 2007

Aquatic Microbial Ecology (AME)
http://www.int-res.com/journals/ame/

Aquatic Microbial Ecology (AME) was founded by Otto Kinne, Fereidoun Rassoulzadegan and John Dolan. It is the successor to ‘Marine Microbial Food Webs’, which was founded by P. Bougis and F. Rassoulzadegan and published by the ‘Institut Océanographique, Fondation Albert 1er Prince de Monaco’, Paris, from 1985 to 1994 Aquatic Microbial Ecology covers all aspects of aquatic microbial dynamics, in particular viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes — planktonic and benthic, autotrophic and heterotophic — in marine, limnetic and brackish habitats. As a companion journal to Marine Ecology Progress Series, it strives for the same quality criteria, quick publication and high technical standards.

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OReFiL: Online Resource Finder for Lifesciences

August 27, 2007

OReFiL: Online Resource Finder for Lifesciences
http://orefil.dbcls.jp/index.cgi

Search for online resources introduced in peer-reviewed papers in lifescience (Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, etc.) This has been added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the source code of eHealthcareBot Search Engine. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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SUMSearch – Unique Search Engine for Medical Evidence

August 27, 2007

SUMSearch – Unique Search Engine for Medical Evidence
http://sumsearch.uthscsa.edu/

SUMSearch is a unique method of searching for medical evidence by using the Internet. SUMSearch combines meta-searching and contingency searching in order to automate searching for medical evidence. Meta-searching, which is used by from general Internet search engines such as from Go2Net, Dogpile, and SavvySearch, means simultaneously searching multiple Internet sites and collating the results into one page. In addition, SUMSearch adds the idea of contingency searching. If SUMSearch finds too many ‘hits’ from an Internet site, SUMSearch will execute more restrictive, contingency searches. For example, if a search finds 1000 articles at PubMed, SUMSearch may do up to four additional searches until an optimal number is received. On the other hand, if SUMSearch finds few hits from an Internet site, it may add a search of another site. For example, if the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) provides too few systematic reviews, SUMSearch will add a search for systematic reviews from MEDLINE. In summary, SUMSearch allows the clinician to enter a query one time, and then will: select the best Internet sites to search, format the query for each site, execute contingency searches, then return a single document to the clinician. SUMSearch removes the burden to the clinician of remembering details such as which Internet site truncates with the dollar sign and how to execute a limit for the AIM journals if too many articles are found at MEDLINE. After searching, SUMSearch organizes the list of links to documents that it returns to the clinician. The links are ordered by breadth of discussion. First, there are links to resources that provide broad discussion: relevant textbooks, followed by traditional review articles, and practice guidelines. Next there are links to resources that provide narrow discussions: systematic reviews, and original research. Thus, the clinician that is searching a topic with which they are not familiar, will find links to easy to read, broad discussions at the top of the list. A clinician that has a specific question within a topic with which they otherwise familiar, will find links to systematic reviews and original research in the second half of the results. This has been added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the source code for eHealthcareBot Search Engine.

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