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Educational Resources Information Center, U.S. Department of Education

The ERIC database uses the latest search and retrieval methods to cull education literature and give high-quality access to educators, researchers, and the general public.

Review Date: December 28, 2009

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Maternal and Child Health Library

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library is a virtual guide to MCH information for health professionals, policymakers, family advocates, community service professionals, MCH/public health faculty and students, families, and the public. The MCH Library publishes the MCH Alert; produces databases; develops knowledge paths, family resource briefs, bibliographies, and other information resources; maintains this Web site to provide access to key MCH-related data and information; and promotes the awareness and use of MCH information.

Review Date: April 18, 2014

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine

The purpose of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine network (NN/LM) is to provide health science practitioners, investigators, educators, and administrators in the United States with timely, convenient access to biomedical and health care information resources. The NN/LM is the outreach arm of the National Library of Medicine and consists of eight Regional Medical Libraries, more than 140 Resource Libraries and some 4,500 Primary Access Libraries (primarily at hospitals). The Regional Medical Libraries administer and coordinate services in the network's eight geographical regions.

Review Date: August 18, 2011

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U.S. Census Bureau

The Bureau of the Census is the pre-eminent collector and provider of timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the United States. The Bureau plans to achieve its goals by "Valuing our employees, Innovating in our work, and Responding to our customers."

Review Date: December 08, 2008

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U.S. Government Printing Office

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) was founded in 1861 for the production of U.S. Government documents. GPO was assigned the additional duties of sales and distribution in 1895. Yearly sales today exceed 25 million publications. GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted. This free service is funded by the Federal Depository Library Program and has grown out of Public Law 103-40, known as the Government Printing Office Electronic Information Enhancement Act of 1993.

Review Date: December 15, 2011

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Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University

The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University (BRL) is a specialized, non-circulating collection of over 300,000 books, legal publications, regulations, codes, government documents, and other relevant materials related to biomedical and professional ethics written in over 20 languages. This collection functions both as a reference library for the public and as a research resource for scholars world-wide. The library’s databases on bioethics literature, organizations, and syllabi are accessible on the library web site and contain many links to full-text materials. Other sources of full-text documents on this site include the digital archives of U.S. Bioethics Commissions, and historical documents on genetics and ethics.

Review Date: August 16, 2012

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CenterWatch

The mission of CenterWatch is to be the leading source of clinical trials information for both clinical research professionals and patients. CenterWatch offers several services and resources specifically to patients. The Clinical Trial Listing Service offers patients unbiased information on clinical trials, with a clinical trial database that contains thousands of currently enrolling trials. Information on drugs and new medical therapies are available to review. CenterWatch also provides patients with health and educational resources about clinical trials.

Review Date: April 05, 2012

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Healthy Roads Media

Healthy Roads Media maintains on-line materials in print (audio, web-video, mobile video) in 25 languages and on hundreds of topics.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

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Medical Library Association

MLA, a nonprofit, educational organization, is comprised of health sciences information professionals with more than 4,500 members worldwide. Through its programs and services, MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledge base of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.

Review Date: December 07, 2010

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PlaneTree Health Information Center

PlaneTree Health Information Centers provide in-depth health and medical information services, individualized to the specific needs of each patron. Most PlaneTree services are offered free of charge and are open to the public. PlaneTree Health Information Centers are located in hospitals, public libraries, and in freestanding facilities throughout the United States. Some Planetree Health Resource Centers offer a medical research service to their local communities. They will prepare (typically for a fee) a literature search or information packet on specific topics, selecting from medical library materials, databases, and Internet resources. For inquires about Planetree services, programs, products, and consultation, contact the national administrative office by phone at 203-732-7500.

Review Date: September 28, 2012

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