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Dissertations and theses

NDLTD http://www.ndltd.org/find 

DART Europe http://www.dart-europe.eu/basic-search.php

Narcis http://www.narcis.nl/search/coll/publication/genre/doctoralthesis/Language/en

Driver http://www.driver-community.eu/




NOD http://www.narcis.nl/search/coll/research/Language/en

FP7 Framework projects http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/projects_en.html


Citaties enhanced

C  tyitebase http://www.citebase.org/

CiteseerX http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/

Bizseer http://bizseer.ist.psu.edu/ (werkt niet?)

Scitation http://scitation.aip.org/



Patenten databases

USPTO http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html

Espace http://ep.espacenet.com/

WIPO http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/search-adv.jsp


Patenten search eninges

Google patent Search http://www.google.com/patents (alleen USPTO patenten)

Cambia patent lens http://www.patentlens.net/ (life science patenten)


Scientific news

Eureka Alert http://www.eurekalert.org/index.php

News@Nature http://www.nature.com/news/index.html

Science Daily http://www.sciencedaily.com/

SciCentral http://www.scicentral.com/

Scientific American http://www.sciam.com/news_directory.cfm

New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/news.ns


Tags or favorits

Popular programmes to store and share your favourite bookmarks are del.icio.us Ma.gnolia or furl and hunderds of others. In the scientific community some similar initiatives have been launched.


Bibsonomy http://www.bibsonomy.org/

BibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature. You can add tags to your entries to retrieve it more easily. This is very similar to the bookmarks/favorites that you store within your browser. The advantage of BibSonomy is that you can access your data from whereever you are. Furthermore, you can discover more bookmarks and publications from your friends and other people.


CiteULike http://www.citeulike.org/

(exports to EndNote!)


H2o http://h2obeta.law.harvard.edu/

Developed at Harvard


MTagger http://www.lib.umich.edu/mtagger/

Developed at Michigan University Library


Penntags http://tags.library.upenn.edu/

PennTags is a social bookmarking tool for locating, organizing, and sharing online resources. Members of the PennTags can collect and maintain URLs, links to journal articles, and records in Franklin, the online catalog and VCat, the online video catalog at Penn University. Once these resources are compiled, you can organize them by assigning tags (free-text keywords) and/or by grouping them into projects, according to your specific preferences. PennTags can also be used collaboratively, because it acts as a repository of the varied interests and academic pursuits of the Penn community, and can help you find topics and users related to your own favorite online resources.


Scholar.com http://scholar.com/

Originally a bookmarking site developed by Blackboard. It incorporates social networking functionality so that users can connect with each other and build relationships and networks within the site.


Unalog http://unalog.com/

Developed by Yale


Zotero http://www.zotero.org

Zotero is a very interesting crossbreed between a personal bookmarking site and a reference manager. As a bookmarking site it misses out on some of the sharing and "social" capabilities, as a reference manager it is currently less comprehenisve than e.g. EndNote. But it is free, and being developed quite rapidly. Really worth some serious attention. You need to run FireFox however.


Mendeley http://www.mendeley.com/

A new reference manager that allows you to share references and the papers accross the Web.



More information

Social bookmarking Faceoff Reloaded, Read Write Web http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/social_bookmarking_faceoff_reloaded.php





Wiki's have become popular with the establisment of the Wikipedia. The online encyclopedia which can be editted by anybody. For scholar used to the rigid structure of editors and peer review perhaps a touch too much freedom. The scholarly wikipedia is theScholarpedia.

Wiki Software is becoming a popular tool to share and collaborate in a number of fields.


Openwetware http://openwetware.org/wiki/Main_Page

A controlled wiki for laboratory protocols.


Fluwikie http://www.fluwikie.com/

A controlled wiki with information to help communities prepare for an outbreak of influenza


Ganfyd http://ganfyd.org/

Ganfyd, a general medical wiki, stands for “get a note from your doctor”. An online collaborative general medical reference that is edited by medical professionals and invited non-medical experts.


Radiation oncology http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Radiation_Oncology

A wikibook on radiation oncology


Jurispedia http://www.jurispedia.org/

A Wiki type portal, JurisPedia is an encyclopaedic project of academic initiative devoted to worldwide law, legal and political sciences. Its objective is to create a universal legal encyclopedia in multiple languages.


PubDrug wiki http://www.smbrower.com/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page

PubDrug was founded November 8, 2006, in an effort to develop a copyright-free, royalty-free, full-text drug resource. PubDrug's intended audience includes all health practitioners, researchers, informaticians, and the general public.


Being There http://www.being-here.net/

Zie voor meer info http://www.informatieprofessional.nl/nieuws/index.php?op=details&id=2534#


Wiki Professional http://www.wikiprofessional.info/

With the first database wiki proteins being functional.


AskDrWiki http://askdrwiki.com/

Is produced by the Cleveland Clinica it is a good free source of x-rays, and other general medical information


WiserWiki http://www.wiserwiki.com/

Medical wiki from Elsevier.


Rosaceae http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Rosacea

This is a wikibook about Rosaceae, a skin disease.


Being-there http://www.being-here.net/

A wiki environment for the PhD thesis of Caroline Nevejan.


Useful chemistry http://usefulchem.wikispaces.com/

A wiki project in chemistry led by the Bradley Laboratory at Drexel University.


Chempedia http://chempedia.com/

Chempedia is the free and continuously-updated online chemical encyclopedia. Each Compound Monograph gives information about the structure, uses, history, and significance of a chemical compound.


Ecolwiki http://ecoliwiki.net/

The EcoliWiki is a subsystem of EcoliHub's for community annotation. The goal for EcoliWiki is to generate community-based pages about everything related to E. coli K-12, its phages, plasmids, and mobile genetic elements.


Wikipathways http://www.wikipathways.org/

WikiPathways is an open, collaborative platform dedicated to the curation of biological pathways. More info at Rico et al. 2008



MedPedia http://www.medpedia.com/

Medpedia is the collaborative project to collect the best information about health, medicine and the body and make it freely available worldwide. Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, the University of Michigan Medical School and dozens of health organizations around the world are contributing to The Medpedia Project in various ways. (To be lauched later 2008)


WikiPathWays http://www.wikipathways.org/ 


more info WikiPathways: building research communities on biological pathways. Kelder T, van Iersel MP, Hanspers K, Kutmon M, Conklin BR, Evelo CT, Pico AR Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Nov 16


Lists of medical wiki's





genetics wiki's http://scienceroll.com/2007/05/25/genetic-wikis/






To search for information in blogs the best search enigine is currently Google Blogsearch.

To read new entries from blogs at regular interval you can subscribe to most blogs using their rss feed. Among students at Wageningen UR blogging is not very popular, so it seems.


Scienceblogs http://scienceblogs.com/

Perhaps the best known collection of science blogs (including most of top science blogs reported by Nature) which has grown to syndicate some 70 science blogs. 


The Academic blog portal http://www.academicblogs.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

A wiki that lists various academic blogs.


Nature Blogs http://blogs.nature.com/

A collection of blogs run by Nature. A really interesting post on one of the Nature blogs was their investigation of the scientific blogosphere 


Nature Network Blogs http://network.nature.com/blogs

A collection of some 80+ blogs run by scientists on the Nature Network.


Scientific Blogging http://www.scientificblogging.com/

One blog platform hosting many bloggers on various scientific subjects that can be followed with a few feeds per subject.


Discover Blogs http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/

Freshly starting collection of science blogs at Discover Magazine.  It hosts one of the most popular science blogs Bad astronomy.   


Research Blogging http://researchblogging.org/

A collection of blogposts discussing peer reviewed research


Check out;



SciVee http://www.scivee.tv/


Social Networks

Social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, and Hyves are quite popular. For scientists social networking sites are slowly starting. Most of them appear to be available in the medizal field. Here a few scientifically oriented social networking sites are listed.


The Graduate Junction

The social networking site was established by Daniel Colegate and Esther Dingley, graduate  students in respectively Chemistry and Education at the University of Durham, in the United Kingdom. They set up The Graduate Junction because they were - in their own words - frustrated by a feeling of isolation in their own research projects and wanted to know who, if anyone, was doing similar research. I have had a quick look at it and it looks good and has the potential to be a valuable tool for graduate students. Much of its success obviously depends on the number of participants it will attract. If I still were a student I would definitely sign up and become member of groups like this.


Nature Networks http://network.nature.com/

Nature Network is the professional networking website for scientists around the world. Think of it as the online meeting place where you and your fellow scientists can gather, share and discuss ideas, and keep in touch. Scientists can also benefit from interactions at the local level. That's why you'll see an increasing number of local city hubs on Nature Network, starting with Boston and London.


ResearchGATE http://www.researchgate.com

Targets a larger community. It is meant as a networking tool for all academics and researchers. It is set up by three students from Germany (one of them now being at Harvard). Two of them in Medicine, one in Computer Science. The concept is backed by aworld wide network of experts and advisers. Researchgate has big aspirations. Next to a networking tool, it sees itself as the start of a more profound change where researchers take more and more control over their publications and research findings. recently completed a round of funding; now claimes more than 500000 registered users from 200 countries


Academia.edu http://www.academia.edu/

A Social networking site for researchers. It focusses strongly on Universities.


Within3  https://thoughtleaders.within3.com/

Within3 is the private professional networking site exclusively for health and life science practitioners to find, connect and collaborate with the right colleague, right now.


AIP UniPHY http://www.aipuniphy.org

Lanched in September 2009; a literatyre based, professional scientific network platform that allows physical scientist to identify and connect directly individuals whose expertise they may need in future collaborations. Ir recently added a new discussion groups feature


BiomedExperts http://www.biomedexperts.com

From Collexis (Now Elsevier Science) a literature-based scientific social network designed to help researchers connect with eacht other.


Social Science Research Network (SSRN) http://ssrn.com

Devoted to rapis worldwide dissemination of social science research; composed of a number of specalized research networks in each of the social sciences; encourages dirct communication between participants.


More info:

Rothman, D. (2007) More social networks for clinicians. http://davidrothman.net/2007/05/07/more-social-networks-for-clinicians/

Dempsey, L. (2008) Social networks and citation tools for scientists. http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/001823.html




WG 20130609



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