Archive for December, 2008

Top Web 2.0 Services in Medicine 2008

Top Web 2.0 Services in Medicine 2008

Courtesy of Dean Giustini, Author of UBC Academic Search – Google Scholar Blog


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Science’s NetWatch & Podcasts

Every week for 9 years, Science’s NetWatch scoured the Internet for interesting scientific Web sites. You can look up reviews of the more than 1000 sites that have been highlighted between April 1998 and November 2007. The last regular NetWatch review was published on 2 November 2007, but occasional reviews continue to appear in the Random Samples section.

Science Podcasts: Science’s weekly podcast takes you on a tour of some interesting stories in the journal and on its sister sites. You can listen to these audiocasts on your own computer simply by clicking on the “Listen to MP3” links on the podcast announcements. If you use a podcast aggregator like iTunes or Juice, you can subscribe to podcast feeds to automatically download the files for syncing to portable audio devices.

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2collab – Facebook, Delicious… Linking the Science Community

2collab is a new type of research tool launched in 2007- a collaboration platform designed specifically for researchers in the science, technical and medical communities.

Intended for use by professional researchers in academic, government and corporate institutions, 2collab provides three types of features:
1. Online bookmarking and reference management
2. Groups – for sharing with existing networks, or building new ones
3. Networking – find, evaluate and initiate contact with new people

Fabian Kersten’s, Elsevier’s Solutions Marketing Manager for Science & Technology, presentation is available on

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Global Library of Women’s Medicine

The Global Library of Women’s Medicine is freely available in beta at More than 650 world experts have provided a definitive resource on the latest therapeutic options in women’s medicine for doctors as well as for women who are concerned about their health. Medical professionals who register have access to additional resources.

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The OpenCourseWare initiative is an effort to format course materials created by faculty and make them available on the internet to anyone who wants to use them – self-learners or educators.

Other Open Courses compiled on the Steacie Library home page.

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ibiblio – the public’s library & digital archive

ibiblio is an Internet library, an archive, or depository of materials that are freely available for reuse. The material is contributed by anyone and is usable by anyone. ibiblio is a collaboration of the School of Information and Library Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

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Europeana: Europe’s multimedia online library is about ideas and inspiration. It links you to 2 million digital items.

  • Images – paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
  • Texts – books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
  • Sounds – music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
  • Videos – films, newsreels and TV broadcasts

Some of these are world famous, others are hidden treasures from Europe’s

  • museums and galleries
  • archives
  • libraries
  • audio-visual collections

The content comes from Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Library in London and the Louvre in Paris. The complete list of organizations is also available.

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