The most efficient way to identify the library’s online resources on a subject is to search the Norris Library eResources database. In addition to bibliographic and full-text databases, and electronic books and journals, the search engine contains websites selected by library’s reference staff. The following web sites were recently added:
Inside Cancer is an award-winning website that received the following description in Science – NETWATCH: “Inside Cancer, a new primer from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, explains the basics of tumor biology with a snazzy mix of text and multimedia. Start with the Hallmarks of Cancer section to hear experts such as Robert Weinberg of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology talk about the abilities a cell needs to spawn a tumor, which include dodging the immune system and thwarting suicide pathways. In the action-packed Pathways to Cancer animations, visitors wend through a cell’s cluttered interior and plunge into nuclear pores to see how the signaling systems that normally manage division go awry. Other sections explore cancer epidemiology and new treatments.”
The site’s modules based on and illustrated with data from the NCHS Data Warehouse on Trends in Health and Aging include the following:
- NCHS Data Warehouse on Trends in Health and Aging: An Overview of the Value and Uses of These Data Sources
- Basic Measures and Statistics Used in the Data Warehouse
- Life Expectancy and Mortality
- Trends in Chronic Diseases among Aged Population
- Disability Trends among the U.S. Aged Population
The Anatomia collection features approximately 4500 full page plates and other significant illustrations of human anatomy selected from the Jason A. Hannah and Academy of Medicine collections in the history of medicine at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. Each illustration has been fully indexed using medical subject headings (MeSH), and techniques of illustration, artists, and engravers have been identified whenever possible. There are ninety-five individual titles represented, ranging in date from 1522 to 1867.
This occupational health database is designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals. Haz-Map, made available by the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program, links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. Chemicals and biological agents in Haz-Map are linked to industrial processes, and occupational diseases and their symptoms are linked with hazardous job tasks and possible exposure to hazardous agents.
According to the Google Patent Search Program FAQ: “Using the same technology that powers Google Book Search, Google has converted the entire image database of U.S. patents into a format that’s easy to search. You can search the full text of U.S. patents from the Google Patent Search homepage, or visit the Advanced Patent Search page to search by criteria like patent number, inventor, and filing date.”