Archive for December, 2007

Wolfram MathWorld

MathWorld is the web’s most complete mathematical resource, assembled over more than a decade by internet encyclopedist Eric W. Weisstein with assistance from the mathematics and internet communities. MathWorld is a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers. It contains more than 11,000 detailed entries covering virtually all area of mathematics.


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Merriam-Webster Online Visual Dictionary

Visitors to the M-W Online Visual Dictionary may either search ideas within organized subject fields to quickly locate more than 20,000 terms with full definitions or consult more than 6,000 stunning illustrations of a wide variety of objects from all aspects of life. It is organized by 15 major themes that offer a variety of browsable topics.

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Ethnomathematics Digital Library

The Ethnomathematics Digital Library (EDL) is a resource network and interactive learning community for ethnomathematics, with emphasis on the indigenous mathematics of the Pacific region. The mission of EDL is to advance understanding of the mathematical constructs developed by indigenous communities and identifiable groups and to foster the creation and distribution of culturally sensitive instructional and research materials that acknowledge and respect these constructs.

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Free Software – Mathematics

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BioMed – for image searching

BioMed Search is a new tool for searching figures, images or schema found in biomedical articles.

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Anatomy websites

Anatomia 1522-1867
Anatomical Plates from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library Anatomia collection (courtesy of University of Toronto) 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.

Argosy’s Visible Body is the most comprehensive human anatomy visualization tool available today. This entirely Web-delivered application offers an unparalleled understanding of the human body. The Visible Body includes over 1,700 anatomical structures, including all major organs and systems of the human body. Free to use but registration is required!! Free interactive atlas of human anatomy is an image repository of cross sectional anatomy. It has 1500+ slices from normal CT and MR exams covering the entire section anatomy of the human body. Again the site is free but requires registration!!

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Creating RSS feeds – EBSCOhost

You can find step-by-step screen shots on creating RSS feeds for your searches conducted using databases hosted through EBSCOhost. Information on creating journal alerts and search alerts can be found here.

Some other EBSCOhost tutorials worth checking out are listed here

Want to know more about the visual search feature offered by EBSCO?

EBSCOhost Databases at York

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