Internet Resources

Here's the list of my internet resources.  When I provide a link to a specific article, I'll include an abbreviation of the name of the internet resource where I found it in parentheses after the title of the article.


Google (Goog) 
http://www.google.com/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official
    I've gradually come to rely on Google as my primary search engine.  It's quite good at pointing to references in such data bases as Wikipedia and PubMed. 


Wikipedia (Wiki) 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page 
    This is my all-time favorite resource.  However, I generally find articles in it via an initial search in Google. 

    02-22-15   

In the last 24 hours, I've learned a lot about Wikipedia while investigating the revision of: 

    N
ucleus Accumbens Septi  (discussed in  Nucleus Accumbens Septi )    
   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleus_accumbens        
 
There is much more information available than I realized.  Up until now, I've ignored the left hand column with "Wikipedia" at the top and a long list of links.  The third heading down is "Tools", and under Tools, there's a link that says "Page information".  Clicking on this brings up a wealth of information. 

Page creator Area51 (talk | contribs)
Date of page creation 01:14, 26 March 2004
Latest editor Seppi333 (talk | contribs)
Date of latest edit 19:23, 21 February 2015
Total number of edits 341
Total number of distinct authors 161
Recent number of edits (within past 30 days) 13
Recent number of distinct authors 4   
   
At the bottom of this page are 4 External tools, the most accessible of which is: 
   
Page view statistics  
and the most complete of which is: 
   
Contributors   (Wait for it to load.)   

Although all 341 edits appear to be available, they all appear to have been stripped of their references.   

01-30-15   

I've succeeded in uploading my  Wikipedia Lateral Forebrain Bundle Submission  .  Wikipedia wouldn't accept it as either an ".HTML" or a ".DOC" file, but it did accept it as a ".PDF".  However, when I search Wikipedia for "lateral forebrain bundle", it doesn't come up.  Maybe it will in a few days.  In the meantime, here's a link: 

    Lateral_Forebrain_Bundle.pdf   
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Lateral_Forebrain_Bundle.pdf   
    01-24-15  


Neuroscience Information Framework - Search for Neuroscience Resources  
https://www.neuinfo.org/

    "The Neuroscience Information Framework is a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources: data, materials, and tools accessible via any computer connected to the Internet. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment."  



PubMed (PubMed)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

    Many of the links are to abstracts; only some are to full length articles.  However, frequently the abstracts tell you all that you need to know.  When you click on the link for a particular article, PubMed will usually provide, to the right of the name of the article, both the links to 5 "Related articles" and also the links to any PubMed Central articles which cited the article you've accessed.  The PubMed Central articles are all full-length, rather than abstracts.  Following either of these sets of links will lead to other links which will lead to other links, etc. 
    Although many journals are accessible online, their articles can also be accessed through PubMed, and it will be those links that I'll be giving.  However, there are a few resources, such as BHL, NRC and CogP, below, which are not indexed by PubMed and which will have to be searched individually.   
    PubMed lists their links with the most recent first.  If you're just starting to learn about a subject, I'd recommend reversing this and looking at the oldest references first.  This will familiarize you with the issues and vocabulary as they have developed through time.  Working from oldest to newest will make it all much more understandable. 

Technical aside
    
PubMed has links to "Related articles".  A few of the "Related articles" are active links, but even those that are not provide a title which can be used in a new search.   Much new information can be discovered by browsing through the network of links,   


Brain from Top to Bottom (BTtB) 
http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/index_i.html 



Kimball's online textbook  (Goog-Kimball)

http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/ 
    This is a very complete Biology textbook which the author has put online. 


Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
    This is huge.  It offers 14,905 titles, 36,604 volumes and 16,027,896 pages on line, all for free.  I found it by searching Google for my all time favorite: 'The Brain of the Tiger Salamander' by C. Judson Herrick.  For an ongoing discussion of the salamander brain based primarily on this book, please see the Salamander section.     
 

National Research Council, Canada (NRC)   

http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/home.html
    The NRC offers free online access to the contents of 16 journals published in Canada.  All 16 journals are fully searchable from the home page using the window on the right, and all articles have a link to a full length PDF.  Just be sure to specify the 'Journals' option when you search.  


Biology of Neglected Groups: Protochordata  (NRC) 
http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/rp-ps/inDetail.jsp?jcode=cjz&lang=eng&vol=83&is=1 
16 papers.  All available as PDFs. 


CogPrints (CogP) 
http://cogprints.org/
    Cognitive Science Print Archives
A collection of papers in the cognitive sciences not indexed by PubMed. 



Open Directory: Psychology (OD) 
http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/Psychology/
    Note: Many other topics are available in addition to psychology. 


Palaeos (Pal) 
http://www.palaeos.com/index.html 
    This webpage was a reference for the Wikipedia page on 'Xenoturbella'. 


Psych Web (PsyW) 

http://www.psychwww.com/


Encyclopedia of Psychology (EnPsy)
 
http://www.psychology.org/ 


Medline Mental Health (MMH)   

   

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has put many of its courses online.   The link, below, leads to the full list of their 1800 online courses: 
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/courses/index.htm 
In general, I was disappointed with these classes.  What started out as their psychology department has been transformed into the 'Brain and Cognitive Sciences' department, and they seem to have lost track of the fact that there is more to psychology than just the brain and cognition. 
    Nevertheless, there were still some books worth looking at and many links worth following.   I've retained the things I liked in the 18 courses I reviewed and discarded the rest.  The retained resources will be found in their respective sections.   

Neuroanatomy Textbook Online - Google Search 
 
Neuroscience Online:
An Electronic Textbook for the Neurosciences (Goog)   
An excellent, newly discovered resource.  


Review of Clinical and Functional Neuroscience   
Another newly discovered resource. 


Neuroanatomy Coursebook
Another newly discovered resource.



Medical Study Guides Page 
10 very informative outlines. 
    
Another newly discovered resource.        


Science.gov: USA.gov for Science
    - Government Science Portal   


Genome.gov | National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) - Homepage 
    Sort of like PubMed, but focused on genes. 


Making Links Active    


Active Links   



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