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BioMed Central

This new site, currently in Beta testing phase, represents a new and potentially groundbreaking initiative to quickly publish peer-reviewed biological science and clinical medicine research and make it freely accessible to scientists and medical researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) PubMed Central archive (see the February 25, 2000 Scout Report). In addition, the site plans to...

This link, off the main Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science) site, provides users with information on the most recent developments in science. The Current Stories section covers headline subjects while the Week in Review section allows users to quickly browse stories from previous weeks. First-time users must register (free) for one year of limited access.
The New York Academy of Medicine: Current Grey Literature Report

The New York Academy of Medicine has been around since 1847, and they have had a distinctly urban mission since their founding. Their online library contains a number of resources for medical doctors and other health care professionals, and the Grey Literature Report is one of the most compelling offerings on their site. The Report was started in 1999, and it was initially intended for internal...
National Institutes of Health: Research Matters

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) generates thousands of pieces of important research every year, and even the most dedicated individual would be hard pressed to keep track of all these items. The Research Matters site from NIH makes this all a snap, as users can peruse the latest news releases from their many different research divisions. To get started, first-time visitors may want to look...

The website of this "not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority" has links to tools expressly for visitors who are the "Public," "Researchers," members of "Congress," or from the "Media." Visitors can find the "Tools For" menu on the right side of any page. Visitors to the site shouldn't leave here without...
Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Science Education News Index

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers a wide range of educational programs. Part of its work is getting out the word about its own research projects and outreach efforts. On this site, visitors can read short news articles exploring everything from the nature of human evolution and natural selection to fellowship programs. Visitors can browse throughout the offerings chronologically...
The Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library

The Yale School of Medicine began electronically publishing the full text of student MD theses online back in 2002. This collection showcases this legacy and it's a tremendously valuable source of information. There are over 400 theses available and visitors can search the complete text of each one. Additionally, users can browse the items by subject, author, advisor, and date. The topics covered...
Doctors Without Borders

Most of us have heard of Doctors Without Borders (also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF), the Nobel Peace Prize winning, French-born international aid organization that, for the past 40 years, has made headlines and offered hope by “go[ing] where the patients are.” But few know the full extent of what this inspiring not-for-profit actually does. What better place to find out than the...
PubMed Health - National Library of Medicine

This fascinating site from the U.S. National Library of Medicine is packed with resources loosely organized around clinical effectiveness research in medicine. There are six main sections of the site: Contents, Behind Headlines, What's New, Featured Review, Understand Clinical Effectiveness, and Blog. Featured Review is a great place to start as it links to the current review as well as those...