Health Sciences

Health Education Assets Library

Alternative Titles
HEAL Collection
HEAL
Description

The Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a collection of over 22,000 freely available digital materials for health sciences education. The collection is now housed at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Digital Library.  Specific collections include neuroscience, hematology, histology, and dermatology.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39656
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Trauma Image Database

Alternative Titles
Trauma.Org: Trauma Image Database
Description

Images are classified and searchable.  Freely available for educational use.  Images are directed towards healthcare professionals.

Content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5) license.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39654
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

National Cancer Institute: Visuals Online

Alternative Titles
NCI Visuals Online
Description

Provides a range of photographs and illustrations that may help communicators of medical and public health convey meaning, describe concepts and tell stories. The collection spans everything from biomedical, science, and patient-care related illustrations and images to portraits of present and past directors and the staff of the National Cancer Institute.  Currently provides public access to 3,085 images.

Most of the images are in the public domain.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39652
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Natural Medicines

Alternative Titles
Natural Standard
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Description

Provides clinically relevant, bottom-line-focused information and ratings on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies in evidence-based monographs. Includes in-depth evidence tables and comprehensive review of evidence sourced from both databases and expert resources.

  • Over 90,000+ entries for commercial dietary supplement products, including product data and ratings using the evidence-based NMBER® system.
  • Improved interaction checker featuring the ability to check interactions between prescription drugs and commercial dietary supplements and natural ingredients.
  • Pregnancy and lactation checker.
  • Improved drug-supplement interaction data including evidence-based interaction severity ratings.
  • Effectiveness Checker that enables quick comparison of the effectiveness of different natural medicines for specific condition.
  • Natural MedWatch that provides adverse event reporting at the point of care and allows you to quickly submit adverse event reports related to dietary supplements, print reports for patient charts, and data share with colleagues.

A mobile app is available for the iPhone/iPad/iTouch  and the Android phone.

 

Type
Database
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39372
Mobile Version
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

NLM Mobile

Description

Access to the mobile versions of National Library of Medicine databases including MobileMedline Plus, PubMed for Handhelds, TOXNET, LactMed, Drug Information Portal, DailyMed, Embryo, Wireless System for Emergency Responders (WISER), NCBI Bookshelf, Radiation Even Medican Management (REMM), and AIDSinfo's PDA Tools.

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33396
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

ACP Smart Medicine

Alternative Titles
Smart Medicine, SmartMedicine, ACP PIER
Description
This resource was formerly known as ACP PIER.
 
Smart Medicine is a collection of modules divided into five topic types:
• Diseases
• Screening and Prevention
• Complementary and Alternative Medicine
• Ethical and Legal Issues
• Procedures

 

A disease-based module includes the following sections:
Prevention
Screening
Diagnosis
Consultation
Hospitalization
Therapy
Patient Education
Follow-up
 
 
 
 

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Current. Updated monthly.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/32017
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

History of Medicine

Special Collections Library
Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 764-9377 (p)
A collection of medical works and artifacts from late antiquity through the 20th century
 
For scholars and students alike, there is no replacement for the ability to study rare and historic medical texts and artifacts directly.
 
The U-M Library’s History of Medicine Collection traces the evolution of medical knowledge and beliefs from the Greek fathers of medicine, through the the medieval and Renaissance periods, to the modern era. 
 
The collection is not only a valuable resource for identifying changes in the understanding of the human body, but also includes rare examples of early printing techniques and binding methods, along with exquisite artwork and illustrations, and texts that shed light on shifting cultural conceptions of health and healthy living. As a result, these holdings attract attention from a wide variety of academic disciplines.
 
“The collection has been used by those studying not just medicine per se, but those interested in books as artifacts, the history of art, even architecture — in antiquity, and again in the Renaissance, a perfect figure of the human body became the main source of proportion for the classical orders of architecture,” says curator Pablo Alvarez. “The collection also reveals aspects of social history and can help us understand how ideas about medicine were disseminated, and the impact that increasingly accessible medical knowledge and images of the human body had on culture.”
 
Spanning some 8,500 works, the collection is noteworthy for:
 
  • incunabula — books printed before 1501
  • early editions of medical classics and anatomy texts
  • one of the most complete collections on the history and development of homeopathy, much of which has been digitized
  • medical “fugitive sheets” — the Renaissance version of a pop-up book that allowed for the study of different layers of the body
  • a collection of magical amulets dating from 100-500 C.E.
  • Among the notable works is, for example, Andreas Vesalius’s first edition of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem, published in 1543. Vesalius, who is considered the father of modern anatomy, made sure that his exhaustive knowledge of anatomy was presented in a luxurious book format. Indeed, profusely illustrated with detailed woodcuts by Jan Stephan van Calcar, an artist of Titian’s school, this work represents the shift toward the study of anatomy by means of the dissection and direct observation of the human body.
Recently, Alvarez introduced undergraduate students enrolled in an art history course to some of the collection materials. Together they explored connections between art and medicine on display in anatomical treatises from the 15th and 16th centuries.
 
“This is one of our most interdisciplinary collections,” says Alvarez. “And as the collection continues to grow, we will be reinforcing and encouraging links with other areas of study.”
Page maintained by Pablo Alvarez
Last modified: 12/01/2014

Very Short Introductions Online

Alternative Titles
Oxford Very Short Introductions, Very Short Introductions, VSI
Description

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

The online collection includes more than 400 individual books published from 2000-currrent year.

If you are accessing this from a mobile device, you should be sent to the mobile interface automatically.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
2000-current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31131
Mobile Version
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Foundations of AAMC History

Alternative Titles
AAMC History
Description

Digital collection includes AAMC proceedings, position statements, member institution's course catalogs, association bylaws and constitutions, and other historical documents.  The earliest of these documents dates from 1836, and the sub-collection continues through to 1998.

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30608
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Anatomy. TV

Alternative Titles
Anatomy TV Anatomy Tv
Anatomy.TV
Description

This is an online version of 3D anatomy software. Access 3D anatomy images, graphics, illustrations, clinical text and more. Intuitive controls allow the user to zoom, rotate and peel away layers to educate and communicate with an ease and directness that was never possible with print. A wealth of supporting media, MRIs, X-rays, live-action movies and animations are also included to supplement Anatomy.tv's high resolution, computer-generated models.

Type
Database
Images
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30415
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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