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Fire Technology

 

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Texas Commission on Fire Protection Texas Government Employment links, information on standards and certifications.
NFPA Online Fire Protection Association Codes, professional development information, public education tools.

For a list of databases to search for articles on Fire Technology topics, check the SPC Library Database Finder.

Foreign Language  
 

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Casa de Joanna: Language Learning Resources Joanna Porvin in association with Michigan State Spanish, French, general language and art resources.
AllWords.com AllSites.com, Inc. English dictionary with multi-lingual search functions.
Yahoo en Espanol Microsoft Spanish language version of Yahoo.

For a list of databases to search for articles on Foreign Language topics, check the SPC Library Database Finder.


Health Sciences 


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NIH Senior Health National Institutes of Health Easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults
Merck Manual Merck & Company, Inc.  Contains the full-text online version of  The Merck Manual Home Edition
NLM Gateway National Library of Medicine Entrance to the resources of the National Library of Medicine.
National Guideline Clearinghouse Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Searchable database for evidence-based clinical guidelines in medical and related fields.
BioMed Central BioMed Central Ltd Over 150 open access journals covering areas of biology and medicine.
Free Medical Journals Site AmedeoGroup Links to approximately 1000 medical journals which are available on the Internet in full-text for free. Journals are listed by title and by specialty.
Healthfinder U.S. Federal Government Health information for consumers. Features alternative interfaces for kids and in Spanish.
MedlinePlus Health Information U.S. National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health Health topics, drug information, medical encyclopedia, dictionary and other resources.
HON Health On the Net Foundation Portal to web based medical information. Medical documents and articles, reports, surveys and images.
Martindale's "Virtual" Medical Center Jim Martindale Links to tutorials, images, journals, medical videos, etc.
LUMEN Learn Them John A. McNulty, Ph.D. and Michael F. Dauzvardis, Ph.D. of Loyola University Medical Education Network Learn and test yourself on bones, muscles, nerves, arteries, nerves, etc.
Texas Dept. of State Health Services DSHS Reference center with regional health bulletins, license information, and birth/death records.
AMA American Medical Association Current health news, publication links, online medical library, doctor finder. 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dept. of Health and Human Services A-to-Z index of health info, technical publications, and current news.
Food and Nutrition Information Center U.S. Department of Agriculture Primary search headings include "Topics A-Z," "Food Composition," "Dietary Guidelines," and "Consumer Corner"
Nursing World American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, nursing news.
Futurity Futurity.org The latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Health Care Management

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Models    
Theoretical Models for Delivering Health Care American Medical Student Association  Basic health care payment models explained with pros and cons
What Is Socialized Medicine?: A Taxonomy of Health Care Systems Uwe E. Rienhardt Differences between socialized medicine and social health insurance in layman's terms.
Trends    
America's Health Rankings United Health Foundation Annual ranking of each state on 22 different health measures.
Employer Health Benefits Annual Survey 2014 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation National annual survey of public and private employers.
Trends and Indicators in Changing Health Care Marketplace Health Care Marketplace Project Highlights trends with a focus on ones as they affect vulnerable groups.
Trends in Health Care Costs and Spending Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Fact sheet on health care costs.
Health care Providers: Directories and Rankings    
America's Best Hospitals U.S. News and World Report Annually ranks hospitals in 16 specialties.
Hospital Compare Centers for Medicine, Medicaid Services and Department of Health and Human Services Tool to find and compare hospitals based on results of surveys of patents.
Cost, Coverage, Expenditure and Quality    
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ Government agency to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care.
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey AHRQ National Survey administered to families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers. Information on the specific health services used, how frequently and more.
National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports AHRQ NHQR tracks health care system through quality measures. NHDR summarized health care quality and access among various populations. Reports from 2003 forward are available.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS Site provides reports, newsletters, data and publications relating to health care costs, coverage, expenditure and plans in the US. 
National Committee for Quality Assurance ACQA Nonprofit organization offers free access to report cards on NCQA-accredited health plans and an annual report on the "State of Health Care Quality."
Quality Check Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations A Search Engine to find commission-accredited and non-accredited health care organizations.
State Health Facts Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Information on all 50 states with the ability to view each individually or compare multiple states.
Health Care Utilization    
National Center for Health Statistics NCHS  Division of CDC and collector of health and vital statistics
Complete List of NCHS Surveys NCHS All NCHS Surveys.
National Vital Statistics System NCHS Official source for US vital statistics.
Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice Comprehensive information and analysis of how medical resources are distributed and used in the US with interactive tools.
Survey of Health Care Consumers Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Health care survey of consumers' attitudes, behaviors, and unmet needs.
Comparative Foreign Health Care Systems    
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies World Health Organization Profiles of various health care systems of European countries and includes links to websites in those countries.
The Grass is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World Cato Institute Paper explores different types of national health care systems.
Health Care System Profiles Commonwealth Fund's International Program Study of industrialized countries' health care systems.
Health in the Americas Pan American Health Organizations Profiles of health care systems in PAHO member countries.
Global Health Observatory (GHO) World Health Organization Interactive database of core health statistics for the WHO's 193 member states.
Policy and Reform    
The Congressional Budget Office CBO Health Office Reports and presentations the help estimate the budgetary impact of federal health programs.
Health Hippo Sponsored Collection of policy and regulatory resources related to health care. 
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Kaiser Family Foundation Nonprofit and private foundation focuses on the major health care issues facing the U.S.
National Conference of State Legislators NCSL Bipartisan organization that provides research support to legislators on critical state issues, including health.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission MedPAC Documents created to help advise Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program.
RAND: Health COMPARE Rand Cooperation Focuses on current state of the health care system with "hot" legislation page that includes links to key documents released by the White House, Congress and federal agencies.
National Health Policy Forum NHPF Created to educate congressional and federal agencies' staff on significant health issues.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RWJF Not-for-profit foundation focusing on health care with news, data, articles, research reports and white papers.

For a list of databases to search for articles on Health Sciences topics, check the SPC Library Database Finder.


Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

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American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers BNP Media News and information related to Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration.
Air Conditioning Contractors of America ACCA News, conference information.
ACHRNews Refrige.com Articles, interviews, training, books, etc.

For a list of databases to search for articles on Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration topics, check the SPC Library Database Finder.


History and Government

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The National Archives National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Important legal and historical documents.
Library of Congress: American Memory Library of Congress Multimedia web site of digitized historical documents, photographs, sound recordings, moving pictures, books, pamphlets, maps, etc.
American President University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs Resource on the history and function of the American Presidency. Other sections include Presidency in History and Presidency in Action.
In the First Person Alexander Street Press Index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives that are freely available on the web.
Best of History Web Sites Thomas Daacord Portal to over 1000 history-related web sites
World History: HyperHistory Online Andreas Nothiger Graphic chart of timelines and lifelines covering politics, religion, culture, science, etc.
CARL Digital Library Combined Arms Research Library Electronic collection of military documents, photographs, diaries, theses, manuals, etc.
The Vietnam Project Texas Tech University Documents, photographs, slides, audio and moving image recordings, and oral histories.
USA.gov U.S. Federal Government Gateway to government information.
GPO FDsys U.S. Government Printing Office Portal to government agencies.
Congress (beta) Library of Congress Information on federal legislature.
United States Senate U.S. Federal Government Senators, committees, legislation, art & history, and reference section
U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Federal Government Representatives, committees, legislative and schedule info, etc.
Supreme Court Historical Society Supreme Court Historical Society History of the court, how it works, publications, etc.
Texas State Historical Association Online TSHA & University of Texas at Austin Texas history day by day, quizzes, Texas Handbook online.
State and Local Government on the Net Piper Resources Links to state agencies and city and county governments.
BBC Media Reports BBC NEWS Information from news sources around the world are translated to English and compiled. A quick way to see how different countries are reporting on world events.

For a list of databases to search for articles on History and Government topics, check the SPC Library Database Finder.

 


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