Site Index

National Academy Of Engineering
Official web site for the national academies of the United States, which include the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, The National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council. National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Most areas of science are covered, including chemistry and physics, biology, and more, with access to full-text of reports.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Official web site for the national academies of the United States, which include the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, The National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council. National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Most areas of science are covered, including chemistry and physics, biology, and more, with access to full-text of reports.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Information about diseases, health, scientific resources, current medical issues, and more.
List of the institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health, along with links to their web sites and additional information.
National Public Radio (U.S.)
News and broadcast programs from NPR.
National Research Council (U.S.)
Official web site for the national academies of the United States, which include the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, The National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council. National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Most areas of science are covered, including chemistry and physics, biology, and more, with access to full-text of reports.
Natural history -- North America -- Guidebooks
Provides basic information about 5,500 wildflower, tree, invertebrate, and vertebrate species in the U.S.. Includes a profile of each species along with photographs and some audio clips.
Natural resources
Alaska Geological and Geophysical Surveys provides maps of Alaska, including tectonic maps; oil, gas, and coal resource maps; maps of mines; maps of mineral and geothermal resources; and maps of volcanoes.
Site of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center. It provides an extensive pdf atlas of renewable resource maps and data for those interested in the production of electricity and fuels from wind, geothermal, solar, and other renewable powers.
The Environmental Protection Agency hosts this site. BASINS is an environmental analysis system which incorporates GIS, national watershed data, and other tools. This site offers the latest version of the BASINS system with a tutorial, along with features such as an email listserv, related metadata, and a links page.
This site provides daily forest fire maps, graphs, and archived reports as well as forest fire research, facts, publications, and links.
Online listing of vegetation and plant distribution maps, arranged by area of the world or continent, and further subdivided by region or country. Map and GIS data may be available, depending on region.
This site contains comprehensive information about Colorado's spatial data and GIS activities. Users can search the metadata repository to locate data and services of federal, state, and local agencies. Also available is the geospatial data from the inventory of local agencies. The portal offers a map viewer which allows users to add or delete features such as counties, major cities, and water bodies for a customized view which can be saved or printed.
Online maps and mapping sites that provide environmental and natural resource information.
This web site provides links ot information about flood insurance maps. Enter the FEMA Map Room to obtain maps on disasters, tornado activity, wind zones, and hurricane tracks. Link to an online hazard map site that will help in creating a map of a given area showing the locations where floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, hail storms, and wind storms have taken place.
This site offers daily and yearly data on wildland fire activity. The National Interagency Fire Center is the main center for coordinating resources in wildland fire incidents throughout the United States. This site includes many helpful links for further information and resources.
This site uses the FireM3 system to identify fire hotspots as well as monitor daily forest fire activity in Canada.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources depository for spatial data can be searched by county or category. Categories include: administrative, biologic, cadastral, demographic, geographic/soils, hydrologic, land use/cover, recreational, topographic, transportation/ infrastructure. Not all data is available for each category and county. Data is downloadable in Arc/INFO Interchange format.
This is a searchable database of scholarly websites related to geosciences, geography, and mining. Under the Virtual Libraries and Source Materials link, there are a wide range of reference materials of every kind. This site provides access to over 3100 records of valuable resources.
"Gateway to global change data and information" is a portal made up of several government agencies who's work is related to global change data. Access to databases, programs, and policy, and email question forms.
This site provides excellent, full color NOAA bathymetric maps of all the Great Lakes.
Access maps and data pertaining to the Great Lakes. Topics include: history, biology, topography, geomorphology, cartography, and forecast. Physical data sets and maps, including excellent bathymetric maps, can be found here.
An interactive global map provided by "a collaborative study by the World Bank’s Environment Department, the Bank’s Development Research Group and the World Bank Institute. Their purpose is to assist our colleagues in addressing critical environmental problems at the global, national and sub-national levels." (description from site)
This web site offers digital maps of parks that are part of the National Park Service. A subtopic provides an alphabetical listing of national parks.
The National Resources Conservation Service provides free downloadable soil survey manuscripts and maps related to the United States and Caribbean Area.
A comprehensive source for data and mapping of wetlands from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Static as well as interactive maps are available for viewing and data is available for download.
This site offers several links to maps pertaining to natural resources around the world.
A place for researchers to share pre-publication research, unpublished manuscripts, presentations, posters, white papers, technical papers, supplementary findings, and other scientific documents. Submissions are screened by a professional curation team for relevance and quality, but are not subjected to peer review. Biology, chemistry, medicine (except clinical trials), and earth science are covered. RSS feeds and e-mail notices of new submissions available.
Special features include a map showing the current status of the Historic Canal System and the ability to access original plat drawings of the Ohio, Erie, and Miami Canals as well as plat maps of other canals.
Ocean World is a user-friendly, comprehensive site for students and instructors in Oceanography with educational resources for kindergarten through the graduate level. Created and maintained by Dr. Robert H. Stewart of Texas A&M University, this site provides many links to online resources for 11 categories of topics within Oceanography, Meteorology, and Ocean Engineering. The resources include those using real-time data. Users can download several textbooks written by "Dr. Bob" for free (in Web or PDF format) as well as read his other publications. The site features a "Print Friendly Page" icon for best results. There is also an "Email Dr. Bob" feature for questions not answered on the site.
Website of the Ohio Deparment of Natural Resources; includes links to publications, recreation sites (parks) and research.
This site provides descriptions and maps of all of Ohio's state parks as well as many other places of interest in the state of Ohio.
This site provides several full-color maps pertaining to the Great Lakes drainage basin; Environment Canada site.
Part of the Department of Energy, this center houses information regarding biomass, geothermal, solar, and wind energy sources. It also has links to dynamic maps and gis data regarding renewable energy.
This database includes more than 300 environmental geology images from a faculty collection at Oberlin College. Images can be downloaded, or printed and are accompanied by author supplied descriptions of geologic interest.
This site allows for keyword and advanced searching within international resources for geology, engineering, math, and computing. Users can access a variety of materials including articles, websites, and ejournals, as well as industry news and job announcements
"This Dynamic Planet" is an interactive version of a US Geological Survey print map which provides detailed information about volcanoes, earthquakes, impact craters, and plate tectonics. Both the front and back of the map can be viewed and printed to include tables of information on topics within Geology; to do this, just click the "printable pages" link. The map itself has zoom and pan features. Users can choose which geological features to identify on the map and print or save the results. Also, the data files used to create the map are available to download.
The website of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Government information on the environment; air, soil and water quality, research, resources and links. Hosts the Environmental Atlas.
The Remote Sensing Application Center offers advanced geospatial technology along with technical and operational support. This site includes a link to a geodata clearinghouse.
The United States Geological Survey provides printable black and white natural resource maps for every country in the world. Use the key provided to interpret the map symbols.
This is the site for the Landslide Hazard Program of the United States Geological Survey. Links to relevant documents, images, and limited news reports. This site provides valuable information about the problem of landslides as well as information about the Landslide Hazard Program. This site gives access to sites being monitored for landslides, USGS advisories, and current research.
Water quality and supply assessment from the US Geological Survey. Includes information on river basins and aquifers based on data gathered since 1991. Searchable by state, or river basin; also includes map resources
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps that conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development.
Netscape Composer
Student Multimedia Studio Home Page
Student Multimedia Studio Hours and Contact Information
Student Multimedia Studio Student Support
new
Search here for new materials by department, date added to KentLINK, material type, subject keywords or any combination of these items. This information is updated monthly and was last updated on September 1, 2005.
Student Multimedia Studio News
What's New at Kent State University's Libraries & Media Services.
New York (N.Y.) -- Newspapers
Full text of articles on microfilm, located on the second floor of the Main Library. Current weeks are available in paper in the Periodicals section on the second floor.
Search for New York Times articles published from 1851 up to two years ago. Includes the complete paper with full-page and article images in PDF format. NOTE: if you are looking for current New York Times content, please consult either LexisNexis Academic or the New York Times online.
MAIN Reference AI21.N44
New York Stock Exchange
Instructions for installing CRSP to access U.S. Stock Databases and U.S. Indices Database.
The CRSP® US Stock Database provides a unique research source characterized by its unmatched breadth, depth, and completeness. It includes CRSP's unique permanent identifiers allowing for clean and accurate backtesting, time-series and event studies, measurement of performance, accurate benchmarking, and securities analysis. CRSP's unique and permanent security and company identifiers, PERMNO® and PERMCO®, offer uninterrupted time series analysis by tracking securities across time, regardless of identifier changes to CUSIP, ticker, company name, SIC Code, and exchange.
Newbery Medal -- Bibliography
2nd. ed. Ed. Jim Roginski. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1992. Ref Z1037.A2 B76 1992 A guide to the 327 authors and illustrators who have been recipients of the 529 Newbery and Caldecott Medals and Honor Book recognitions.
Newbery Medal -- Bibliography -- Periodicals
Chicago, IL: Association for Library Service to Children Ref Desk Coll Z1037.A2 N474 2003 An annotated list of award winning books, as well as a list of media used in Caldecott winner and honors picture books.
news
News and current events sources selected by KSU librarians.
Student Multimedia Studio News
Student Multimedia Studio Home Page
Student Multimedia Studio Hours and Contact Information
Student Multimedia Studio Student Support
What's New at Kent State University's Libraries & Media Services.
News agencies
Links to more than 16,200 newspapers and other news sources from around the world.
From the Cable News Network, updated throughout the day.
The Committee to Protect Journalism Web site gives information on the promotion of press freedom around the world.
Provides access to daily, weekly, and monthly newspapers from many countries throughout Europe
Factiva is a good source for international business and company news. It includes full text news reports from more than 10,000 sources from 159 countries and available in 22 languages.
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish online news sources assembled by MIT Libraries.
From the Fox News channel, updated throughout the day.
Report by Freedom House of the extent of press freedom across the world.
Google has partnered with news organizations including Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Guardian and the Washington Post, to index the full-text of news articles going back 200 years. Search for events, people, or ideas and see how they have been described over time. In addition to links to news articles, you will also see an automatically created timeline.

Search results include free articles and "pay-per-view" articles. Many "pay-per-view" articles are available to Kent State University through other research databases. Look for the newspaper in the E-Journal Finder; if the newspaper is listed, connect to the database and search for the title of the article.
This organization produces news stories and analyses; works with media agencies to heighten awareness of under-reported news stories from around the world; and works to link international institutions, policy-makers, donors, and individual readers to promote communication and development for a better world.
Subject guide page for Journalism
Kentnewsnet.com is the convergence of several student media at Kent State University. Included are the Daily Kent Stater, TV-2, and Black Squirrel Radio.
This site pulls together the front pages of more than 300 U.S. city newspapers and 250 newspapers from 60 countries.
From the site: "Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap's objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe."
A nonprofit organization that represents the newspaper industry, provides resources for newspaper writers and publishers
Hundreds of newspapers arranged by region, then country.
Web site featuring newpapers from around the world.
Web site that provides the day's news from the U.S. and around the world
Links to world and local news sources, including newspapers, news services, and radio. Created by iSyndicate.
A full text database that incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
A comprehensive course on television production provided by Ron Whittaker
The Florentine is a bi-weekly publication intended to encourage English-speaking people living in Florence to "actively participate in and 'connect' with Florentine and Tuscan life and culture." While downloading the publications as PDFs and accessing the online archive requires a paid subscription, visitors will find they can access many brief online articles on topics including News, Style & Fashion, Culture & Customs, and a special section of articles on Florence for Students.
A Web site offering an interactive look at the history of presidential broadcast debates
Web site companion of the government-sponsored Voice of America broadcast service, offering a useful look at how the U.S. presents itself to the world.
Search world news by keywords, countries, or categories that include: world headlines; business news; entertainment news; travel news; sports news; health news; and science news.
newsletters
This contains 1995-1996 issues of Footnotes, vol. 5.
Footnotes - AY 1996/97 (Vol 6)
Footnotes - AY 1997/98 (Vol 7)
Footnotes - AY 1998/99 (Vol 8)
Footnotes - AY 1999/2000 (Vol 9)
Footnotes - AY 2000/01 (Vol 10)
Footnotes - AY 2001/02 (Vol 11)
Footnotes - AY 2002/03 (Vol 12)
Footnotes - AY 2003/04 (Vol 13)
Footnotes - AY 2004/05 (Vol 14)
Footnotes - AY 2005-2006 (Vol 15)
Footnotes - AY 2006/07 (Vol 16)
Footonotes - AY 2007/08 (Vol 17)
Footnotes - AY 2008/09 (Vol 18)
Footnotes - AY 2009/10 (Vol 19)
Footnotes - AY 2010/11 (Vol 20)
Footnotes - AY 2011/12 (Vol 21)
Footnotes is the newsletter from University Libraries designed to update the University community on resources, services, and related information tools.
Newspapers
Full text of 5 Ohio newspapers: The Blade (Toledo), 1996 - present; Cincinnati Post, 1990- 2007; Columbus Dispatch, 1985 - present; Dayton Daily News, 1990 - present; Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 1991 - present. Also includes 27 popular and news magazines.
Information about electronic article delivery and Interlibrary Loan Services.
Contains the full-text of newspapers for the past 20 years, federal and state case law and legislative materials, law reviews, company news and financial information, medical and health information, general information sources and much more. Updates and coverage vary by section.
News and current events sources selected by KSU librarians.
Provides selected full text for over 180 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and other sources as well as indexing and abstracts for national newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc. This database is updated daily.
List of databases for locating newspaper articles.
This will help patrons find the information needed to retrieve materials from the Basement On-Site Storage.
A digital archive of selected issues of the Kent Stater / Daily Kent Stater, the student-run newspaper of Kent State University. To date one decade, the 1960s, has been digitized.
Newspapers -- Ohio
Full text of 5 Ohio newspapers: The Blade (Toledo), 1996 - present; Cincinnati Post, 1990- 2007; Columbus Dispatch, 1985 - present; Dayton Daily News, 1990 - present; Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 1991 - present. Also includes 27 popular and news magazines.
Home page for Akron's newspaper, the Beacon Journal.
A keyword search for Beacon Journal articles back to 1984. Citations are free; full articles can be purchased or accessed through Kent State. Once you have a citation, connect to the E-Journal Finder, type in Akron Beacon Journal, then connect to one of the databases and search for the title of the article. E-Journal Finder is available only for people affiliated with KSU or on campus.
Search by keyword for news items from the Cleveland Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983- ), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990- ), and Ohio Magazine (Oct. 1990- ). Obituarites from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Note: This index does not provide full-text access to these sources. Produced by the Cleveland Public Library.
Online version of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, with many features, such as news, weather, school closings, sports, entertainment, community, classifieds, and more.
Search by keyword for the last 2 weeks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Keyword searchable archives of the printed Daily Kent Stater and Summer Stater, from 1990 forward. Note: This index is not operational at this time.
Full-text access to the online version of the KSU campus newspaper, The Daily Kent Stater. Contains additional information not included in the print edition, as well as searchable archives from Fall 2000-present.
Factiva is a good source for international business and company news. It includes full text news reports from more than 10,000 sources from 159 countries and available in 22 languages.
Kentnewsnet.com is the convergence of several student media at Kent State University. Included are the Daily Kent Stater, TV-2, and Black Squirrel Radio.
News and current events sources selected by KSU librarians.
Web site featuring newpapers from around the world.
Includes an archive of news stories back to mid-1997. Also links to other local papers.
Newspapers -- United States
A membership organization for daily newspaper editors.
The Chronicle is a trade paper providing news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages published between 1880 to 1922 in a small group of states; some newspapers from Ohio are available. The site also includes directory information, including a link to library holdings, about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
E. W. Scripps Papers is a collection of letters and photos from the Scripps Manuscript Collection at Ohio University. Edward Willis Scripps (1854-1926) was a businessman and journalist associated with the founding of the Scripps Howard chain of newspapers and the United Press International independent news gathering company.
Produced by Columbia Journalism Review, the database describes and links to small and large news outlets around the country. Sites are included only if they have original reporting and content.
Nonlinear optics
Describes the work of Dr. Rainer Macdonald and his research group. Among the research activities are the investigation, development and application of new organic materials and material systems with improved optical, nonlinear optical and electro-optical properties. Materials under investigation are liquid crystals, polymers and low molar mass anisotropic glasses.
Nonprofit organizations -- Directories
Directory of 10,000 health-related organizations, compiled by the National Library of Medicine. Information is provided for organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine.
Nonprofit organizations -- United States -- Directories
Information on more than 100,000 associations and societies that are organized and function at the regional (both interstate and intrastate), state, county, city, neighborhood, or local levels.
Nonverbal communication
This Web site from a private, non-profit research center offers an extensive dictionary of nonverbal terms with illustrations and links to relevant news stories.
Norm-referenced tests -- United States -- Evaluation
2nd ed. Donald D. Hammill, Linda Brown, Brian R. Bryant. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, 1992. Ref LB 3060.32.N67H36 1992 Panel of experts report, in chart form, their evaluation of norms, reliability and validity of more than 250 norm-referenced tests typically used with school-aged children. Focuses on tests used for diagnostic, screening, or identification purposes. Includes index of test publishers.
notices
Describes conditions which will cause patron library records to be blocked; describes billing rates and schedules for various item types.
Circulation Department homepage
Information regarding Library display cases.
Information about library notices, and email notification sign-up for non- 'kent.edu' email accounts.
Proxy borrowing information, by which library patrons may designate other individuals to request, pick up, and borrow material in the patron's name.
notification
Describes conditions which will cause patron library records to be blocked; describes billing rates and schedules for various item types.
Circulation Department homepage
Information about library notices, and email notification sign-up for non- 'kent.edu' email accounts.
Proxy borrowing information, by which library patrons may designate other individuals to request, pick up, and borrow material in the patron's name.
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Written by Dr. Joseph Hornak, this hypertext book describes major concepts of NMR, including mathematics, spin physics, Fourier transforms, and more.
An integrated spectral database system for organic compounds, which includes 6 different types of spectra under a directory database of the compounds. The spectra are EI mass, 1H decoupled 13C NMR, 1H NMR pattern (90 and/or 400 MHz), 1H NMR parameter (300 MHz pattern generated), FT-IR, laser-Raman, and ESR. Produced by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan.
Provides chemistry students with a library of spectroscopy problems. Interpretation of spectra is a technique that requires practice - this site provides 1H NMR and 13C NMR, DEPT, COSY and IR spectra of various compounds for students to interpret.
A free access spectroscopy portal and "Community of Interest" website that provides information about Mass Spectrometry (incorporating Base Peak), X-ray Spectrometry, NMR (incorporating NMR Knowledge Base), Chemometrics (incorporating Chemometrics World), Infrared Atomic Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Ultraviolet, MRI, and Proteomics.
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Contains information about the product as well as a link to live help.
Nuclear physics -- Research
(JINR) is an international intergovernmental organization located in Dubna, not far from Moscow. Its purpose is to unify the intellectual and material potential of Member States to study the fundamental properties of matter.
A place for researchers to share pre-publication research, unpublished manuscripts, presentations, posters, white papers, technical papers, supplementary findings, and other scientific documents. Submissions are screened by a professional curation team for relevance and quality, but are not subjected to peer review. Biology, chemistry, medicine (except clinical trials), and earth science are covered. RSS feeds and e-mail notices of new submissions available.
Produced by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, this site provides selective access to government databases and other information in the area of nuclear physics.
Nucleic acids
This site has links to tools for working with nucleic acids and proteins.
BLAST finds regions of similarity between nucleotide or protein sequences.
The EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database is Europe's primary nucleotide sequence resource.
GenBank is the NIH's sequence database which includes an annotated collection of all publically available DNA sequences.
This Web site has links to online bioinformatics programs for phylogeny, sequence analysis, nucleic acid and protein analysis, etc.
A place for researchers to share pre-publication research, unpublished manuscripts, presentations, posters, white papers, technical papers, supplementary findings, and other scientific documents. Submissions are screened by a professional curation team for relevance and quality, but are not subjected to peer review. Biology, chemistry, medicine (except clinical trials), and earth science are covered. RSS feeds and e-mail notices of new submissions available.
This site is a repository of three-dimensional structural information about nucleic acids.
The single worldwide repository for the processing and distribution of 3-D structure data of large molecules of proteins and nucleic acids. New structures are released each Wednesday by 1:00am Pacific time. Maintained by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB).
The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology, developed at The University of Arizona.
This site gives recommendations for troubleshooting DNA sequencing data. See chapter 7.
YASS is a program that allows you to perform DNA local alignment of genomic sequences.
This site is focused on microRNA data. It has three sections: miRBase sequences, miRBase targets, and a miRBase registry.
This site by the Computational Biology Center at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has information on Human microRNA targets, Drosophilia microRNA targets, and Zebrafish microRNA targets.
numbers
Instructions on how to read and decipher Library of Congress (LC) call numbers in order to locate a book in the Kent Campus Main Library.
Numerical analysis
Contains information about current research, including continuum mechanics and liquid crystals.
Nursery rhymes
Eds. Iona and Peter Opie. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952. Ref PZ8.3.O6 Ox 1952 Describes more than 500 nursery rhymes. Includes an index of individuals associated with the nursery rhyme and an index of first lines of nursery rhymes.
Nursing
This toolkit is designed to support nurses in providing evidence-based care and to assist in shaping health policy.
This site from the American Medical Association provides a brief overview of the anatomy of the human body complete with helpful illustrations.
Provides access to nursing and allied health literature and information, including such disciplines as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, consumer health, alternative therapies, and health sciences librarianship. Updated monthly.
Site produced by the Oxford-Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Includes sections on learning, doing, and teaching evidence-based medicine. Toolbox includes tips on asking focused clinical questions, searching MEDLINE for the best evidence, and a glossary of terms.
Menu of databases provided via EBSCO publishing.
The Libraries have valuable print resources on nursing history and nursing biography. In addition there are Web sources--using both licensed and free Web resources--that are useful.
The Libraries have valuable print resources on nursing theorists. In addition there are Web sources--using both licensed and free Web resources--that are useful.
Web search engines and sites that bring together resources of special interest for consumer health and health professionals.
These are several key sources for identifying research instruments and datasets in the health sciences.
HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software. Users may examine and compare characteristics of resources employed in health services research, behavioral and social sciences and public health.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 590 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 627 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Provides information about articles on questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes and manuals, rating scales and other measurement instruments in the fields of health, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.
Healthfinder is a Web site from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. It provides an extensive searchable database of reliable online health publications, clearinghouses, Web sites, self-help groups, government agencies, academic centers, and nonprofit agencies.
These materials are available through Electronic Reserves, listed under Nursing 99999. A password from your course instructor is required to access. Paper copies are not available.
This is an exclusive collection of more than sixty full-text journals published by LWW in nursing and related health fields. (Kent campus only)
Site provides a compilation of equations for various medical calculations. Hand re-checking of all calculations is advised.
International index for medical literature, produced by the National Library of Medicine. Addresses all aspects of medicine and health care and offers citations from nearly 4,000 journals, books and book chapters, research and other sources. Includes citations originally found in the print indexes that date from 1950-1965.
PubMed provides free, worldwide access to MEDLINE. It also contains links to the full-text versions of articles at participating publishers' Web sites and access to PREMEDLINE basic citation information. NOTE: accessing PubMed through this URL will provide links to online, full-text articles available through KSU and OhioLINK.
MedHunt is a search engine provided by the Health On the Net (HON) Foundation. It provides for searching of the Internet using a robot designed to select only sites that are relevant to the health and medical fields, as well as the HON database for medical sites, for hospitals, and support groups conforming to the HON Code of Conduct for health Internet sites.
MedicLatina is a Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. This database provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.
Site designed for medical professionals that provides access to clinical information, patient information, images, MEDLINE, medical dictionary; plus a searchable database for drugs. Free access; requires one-time registration.
Subject guide for nursing.
This listing includes online databases for finding journal articles in nursing. Access to many of these is limited to valid University users.
Online materials supporting the library visit of Nursing 60053.
Introduction to the library for Nursing first-year experience students.
Class supporting materials
This page includes reference sources of particular interest to health sciences professionals.
Search a number of dictionaries across biological and health sciences disciplines.
Search a number of dictionaries across major disciplines of science, including astronomy, chemistry, earth science, medicine, physics, zoology, and much more.
These instructional modules and videos are produced by the University of Virginia School of Medicine and provide demonstrations of physical exam techniques. Viewing requires Quicktime version 7 or higher.
PubMed provides free, worldwide access to MEDLINE. It also contains links to the full-text versions of articles at participating publishers' Web sites and access to PREMEDLINE basic citation information. NOTE: accessing PubMed through this URL will provide links to online, full-text articles available through KSU and OhioLINK.
This tutorial gives background on the nursing literature and searching for journal articles. Additionally, it provides step-by-step directions for searching CINAHL, as well as a live, online-guided CINAHL session. Available to nursing students through their WebCT login.
Nursing homes
Site provided by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. "The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country."
Nutrition
Produced by the National Agricultural Library, Agricola contains book and journal article citations in the areas of agriculture and related disciplines, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural farming products, alternative farming practices and food and nutrition.
Look up herb, vitamin and other supplement information from Natural Standard, supplied by Mayo Clinic.
This database covers many consumer health topics involving the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. It features searchable full-text for over 190 journals including Consumer Reports on Health and Men's Health, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 205 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 590 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 627 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Provides access to abstracts relevant to human nutrition selected from more than 1,000 academic journals, books, reports and conferences published worldwide. Areas of human nutrition include food techniques; foods; physiology and biochemistry; nutrition and health; and clinical nutrition. Online version of Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series A. Human and Experimental.
United States Department of Agriculture "interactive dietary analysis tool" allows users to keep a food diary and have nutrients and dietary guidelines analyzed as well as physical activity. Diaries, and activity logs can be saved with user registration and tracked over a period of time. Recommendations are given with final analyses.
International index for medical literature, produced by the National Library of Medicine. Addresses all aspects of medicine and health care and offers citations from nearly 4,000 journals, books and book chapters, research and other sources. Includes citations originally found in the print indexes that date from 1950-1965.
MedicLatina is a Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. This database provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health website for resources related to diabetes and diabetes related health issues.
A place for researchers to share pre-publication research, unpublished manuscripts, presentations, posters, white papers, technical papers, supplementary findings, and other scientific documents. Submissions are screened by a professional curation team for relevance and quality, but are not subjected to peer review. Biology, chemistry, medicine (except clinical trials), and earth science are covered. RSS feeds and e-mail notices of new submissions available.
List of freely available web sites dealing with nutrition and/or dietetics
The NIRC at Pennsylvania State University provides links to sites and materials relating to various nutrition topics, including general nutrition information, nutrition for various age groups, fitness and sports nutrition, nutrition for chronic disease states and nutrition for people with limited resources. Bibliographies, links to other resources provided. Searchable.
List of ranked, evaluated databases and websites for researching topics in Nutrition and Dietetics
Gateway to Federal Government information on Nutrition and health. Links to National Nutrient Database, food information and safety.
NutritionData (ND) generates nutrition facts labels and provides simplified nutritional analyses for all foods and recipes. ND's Nutrient Search Tool creates lists of foods that are lowest in carbohydrates, highest in protein, or that match any other dietary restrictions or goals; Caloric Ratio Explorer finds foods that have a specific ratio of carbohydrates, fats, and protein; 5-Star Search Tool sees which foods ND rates the highest; Daily Needs Calculator determines your resting metabolic rate, Calories burned during exercise, and needs for specific nutrients; Custom Entry Tool analyzes foods that aren't in ND's database; Food Additive Identifier translates confusing ingredient labels; list of the 50 Most Popular Foods.