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This website provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content and spurs discovery of related information.
From the website: "free on-line tools to identify species, share ways to teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from a growing, interactive encyclopedia of life that now has 1,148,969 species pages"
From Choice Reviews Online: "Developed by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York) with a grant from the NIH. The easy-to-navigate Web site employs animations and narrative clips of experts to explain the development, lethal characteristics, causes/prevention, and diagnosis/treatment of cancer."
An educational resource for health information, this version provides consumers with information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more. You can click from anywhere on the website to go to the Professional Version with information geared toward healthcare practitioners.
"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. At six hours, the film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative; with intimate stories about contemporary patients; and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, to the brink of lasting cures."--PBS
" The Influenza Encyclopedia is a rich collection of primary source documents, images, and narratives that detail the impact of the American influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 on 50 cities in the United States. Each city has its own essay in addition to supplementary materials: time line, images, and reference list. This work is authoritative and comprehensive. The content results from two research studies the Department of Health and Human Services used to form policy decisions on handling pandemic influenza. The University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine completed the research. Historians and experts in the fields of public health and influenza analyzed materials collected from over 130 organizations. The Influenza Encyclopedia is user friendly and visually appealing. Four topic areas are covered: People, Places, Organizations, and Subjects. Multiple ways of accessing the content are offered."-- Choice Reviews Online