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December 21, 2006

Anatomy Atlases

Anatomy Atlases is an anatomy digital health sciences library. It provides links to various textbooks, anatomy atlases, and digital libraries.

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December 18, 2006

Citing Blogs with RefWorks

RefWorks allows you to enter an RSS feed into your personal collection from the "search" menu. I knew this function was available and have recommended it to people that monitor journal table of contents.

RSS4Lib pointed out
another use that I had not thought of. You can use the same function to import blog entries or other website information into RefWorks. If you have ever cited a website, you know it can be a pain. You need to know things like when was it accessed, when was it created, and the URL. RefWorks saves all that information for you. Just pick your citation format and let RefWorks do all the work.

RefWorks is available to the Case community, and the links are available at the bottom of the Research Databases page.

[VIA: RSS4Lib: Citing Blogs with Refworks]

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December 06, 2006

Biometrics Information Now on Web

The following is taken from the Biometrics.gov web site.

This site is the central source of information on biometrics-related activities of the Federal government. Two sister sites provide a repository of biometrics-related public information (www.biometricscatalog.org) and opportunities for discussion (www.biometrics.org). These websites, working together, were developed to encourage greater collaboration and sharing of information on biometric activities among government departments and agencies; commercial entities; state, regional, and international organizations; and the general public.

Biometrics.gov provides basic information and links to specific biometric activities in the Federal government. The information is organized into 3 main areas

* Biometrics Reference. Provides general information about biometric technologies, government programs and privacy planning

* NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics. Provides information on the National Science & Technology Council’s Subcommittee on Biometrics. The NSTC, a Cabinet-level Council, is the principal means within the executive branch to coordinate science and technology policy across the diverse entities that make up the Federal research and development enterprise.

* Media. Provides information useful for members of the press, such as press releases, graphics and fast facts.

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December 01, 2006

Pew Internet and American Life Project

The internet is ever more pervasive and powerful, affecting virtually every aspect of our lives. The PEW Research Center (a self described non-partisan fact tank) has funded the Pew Internet & American Life Project. This project's mission is to produce reports that explore the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the Internet through collection of data and analysis of real-world developments as they affect the virtual world.
The basis of the reports are nationwide random digit dial telephone surveys as well as online surveys. This data collection is supplemented with research from government agencies, academia, and other expert venues; observations of what people do and how they behave when they are online; in-depth interviews with Internet users and Internet experts alike; and other efforts that try to examine individual and group behavior. The Project releases 15-20 pieces of research a year, varying in size, scope, and ambition.

Support for the non-profit Pew Internet & American Life Project is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Project is an initiative of the Pew Research Center.


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