December 16, 2017

Pennsylvania: Department of Public Welfare Launches New Transparency Portal

From a News Release To help Pennsylvania taxpayers better understand how the Department of Public Welfare spends their money, Secretary Gary D. Alexander today announced a new addition to the agency’s website. [Clip] New information on the website includes: •             Fees set by the department to pay doctors and suppliers; •             Provider reimbursement rates; •             […]

History of Medicine: New Look, New Collections for National Library of Medicine’s IndexCat Database

From a NLM Announcement: The History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) [recently launched] a new user interface for its premier database, IndexCat, along with the addition of two new collections involving medieval scientific English and Latin texts. Utilizing software developed by Ex Libris, the new IndexCat interface offers improved […]

Reference: A New Resource from The World Bank, Exporter Dynamics Database

From The World Bank: A few large companies dominate export markets in developing and developed countries, with the top one percent often accounting for more than half – sometimes nearly 80 percent – of total exports, according to a new World Bank database with a wealth of details on exporting firms. The new Exporter Dynamics Database […]

Reference: FDA Launches New Pediatric Drug Database

From WHYY: The Food and Drug Administration has just launched a new database with information about drug safety and efficacy for kids. Parents and doctors can search by drug or disease for information on how medications affect young patients, said Dr. Dianne Murphy, head of the FDA’s office of pediatric therapeutics. “Children are different in […]

Reference: U.S. Census Bureau Releases ACS Selected Population Tables, American Indian & Alaska Native Tables

From the U.S. Census: We are pleased to announce the release of the 2006-2010 American Community Survey (ACS) Selected Population Tables and the 2006-2010 ACS American Indian and Alaska Native Tables. This is the first time new detailed estimates about the social, economic and housing characteristics of hundreds of race, tribal, Hispanic and ancestry groups […]

Department of Homeland Security Joins Science.gov Alliance

From the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information: The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, has joined the Science.gov Alliance. This brings the voluntary, interagency Alliance membership to 17 organizations from 13 federal agencies. The Alliance is responsible for creating Science.gov a decade ago, and continues to govern the […]

Legal: New Online Database Tracks US Exonerations Since 1989

From Michigan Radio: The University of Michigan Law School and the Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law recently launched an online database containing an updated list of exonerations in the United States since 1989. The goal of the project is to prevent wrongful convictions or improve the process of identifying and […]

Update: Database Statistics: MEDLINE Citation Counts by Year of Publication

Statistics for 2011 are now available. Years of publication Total # Citations # Citations Published in US % Citations Published in US 2011* 736,191 324,046 44% 2010 828,527 351,484 42% 2009 791,388 340,028 43% 2008 765,837 333,708 44% 2007 728,929 317,319 44% MEDLINE Citation Counts and Methodology Pre-1947 – 2011 available here See Also: More […]

Browse for CC Licensed Video: Creative Commons on Vimeo Now Available to Unregistered Users

Back in February we posted about a major redesign of the Vimeo site including a search interface allowing users to browse, find, and access Creative Commons licensed video available via Vimeo. Word today that “Creative Commons on Vimeo” is now open to all users. You no longer are required to have a Vimeo account to […]

EBSCO Releases Two New Digital Archive Databases from Collections at the New-York Historical Society

From the EBSCO Announcement: Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th Century New York and Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books archive databases from the New-York Historical Society, are now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). [Clip] Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York is a diverse collection of […]