Manually curated database of bioactive molecules with drug-like properties. It brings together chemical, bioactivity, and genomic data to aid the translation of genomic information into effective new drugs [from the website].
Free online tool for creating apps for smartphones and tablets.
From the website: "Intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone – even children – to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. Those new to MIT App Inventor can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes. And what's more, our blocks-based tool facilitates the creation of complex, high-impact apps in significantly less time than traditional programming environments. The MIT App Inventor project seeks to democratize software development by empowering all people, especially young people, to move from technology consumption to technology creation."
Digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. Includes summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research.
Open access database of small molecules, as well as larger ones, supplied by hundreds of data sources, including government agencies, chemical vendors, and publishers of academic journals.
"PubChem mostly contains small molecules, but also larger molecules such as nucleotides, carbohydrates, lipids, peptides, and chemically-modified macromolecules. [It collects] information on chemical structures, identifiers, chemical and physical properties, biological activities, patents, health, safety, toxicity data, and many others" (from the website).
Why choose this? scite provides "Smart Citations" that show how often a scientific article has been cited favorably, neutrally, or to contradict its findings; also include snippets of the text in which the paper is cited. Image of example
Target audience: Researchers in the physical, life, and health sciences.
What it covers: Citations in context.
Special features: Includes a free browser extension that shows citation counts for articles you're viewing. Free registration required for some features.
Over 17,000 industry reports covering technologies in ten different industries. Requires login.
Includes reports covering technologies in the Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, and Utilities industries. Technical Notes: Downloading reports requires a valid @umich.edu email. Users are limited to 10 downloads per month with unlimited online report viewing.
TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide.
TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database.
Why choose this? Visible Body is an interactive visual database of the human body, with thousands of 3D models, animations, CTI & MRI scans, definitions, pronunciations, and more. Instructors can use Courseware for assignments and tracking students' progress. Target audience: Students in the health sciences and biology. What it covers: Five modules (with mobile apps) covering anatomy, physiology, muscles, and pathology. Special instructions: You must create a user account with your umich.edu email. Please use an up-to-date version of Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
Our subscription includes these modules:
• Anatomy & Physiology: Covers cells & tissues, as well as the major systems of the human body.
• Human Anatomy Atlas: Comprehensive 3D atlas of the human body.
• Muscle Premium: Detailed guide to understanding how muscles and bones interact, and how common injuries and conditions occur.
• Physiology & Pathology: Interactive guide to core processes and common diseases of the human body.
• Physiology Animations: Video reference atlas with 3D animations that communicate core physiology and common conditions.
Apps for these modules are available for iPhone/iPad and Android devices. Quizzes must be completed on a computer.
Why choose this? WorldWideScience.org searches dozens of open access science databases.
Target audience: Researchers in the sciences and health sciences.
What it covers: Open access scientific articles, datasets, software, and audio & video resources.
Special features: Includes unpublished datasets; results visualizations [example].
Searches databases published in many languages; search results can be restricted to English or several other major languages.
If you are denied access to an online resource provided by the Thompson Library, it might be because there is no proxy string in the URL. You can attach the following (including the equals sign) to the front of the URL and try again:
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3162256 (not accessible off campus)
http://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3162256 (accessible off campus)
If you still cannot gain access, please contact a librarian. It's helpful if you have the the error or denial-of-access page in front of you when you contact us.
DOI: If you have a DOI (digital object identifier) for an article, but not a complete URL, add this to the beginning of the DOI:
You can also visit the DOI link resolver at https://dx.doi.org/ and enter the DOI to get a working URL. You will still need to add the proxy string if you're off campus.
The EZProxy bookmarklet lets you reload a web page through the Thompson Library’s EZProxy server. If the page you are visiting is one that the library has a subscription for, and you're presently off-campus, then you should get you immediate access to the resource once you've logged in with your uniqname and password.
How Do You Add It?
There's a different method for different browsers:
Right-click on this link Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy
Select the "Add to Favorites..." option. You may be warned that you are adding a link which may be unsafe. While some links like this may be unsafe, we believe this one is safe. You can click whichever option is required to continue.
Once you've added this bookmark to your web browser, selecting it will attempt to reload your current page through the Thompson Library's EZProxy. If it's a resource that your UM-Flint affiliation gets you access, you'll pass through a login screen and be granted access to it. Otherwise, you'll get the same page you started with.
Please let us know how well the EZProxy bookmarklet works.