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NIH Public Access Policy

     NIH Public Access PolicyThe NIH Public Access Policy implements Division F Section 217 of PL 111-8  (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009).  

   The law states:

The Director of the National Institutes of Health ("NIH") shall require in the current fiscal year and thereafter that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, that the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.


OER Articles

PubMed Central:

  • Free access does NOT mean copyright free - copyright beyond fair use still applies.
  • Benefit: Easily link to articles in PMC
  • Articles will always be available

Other OER Resources

MERLOT: (Health Sciences portal)

  •    a peer reviewed educational resource for teaching and learning from Cal State University in partnership with other higher education institutions
  •    vast amounts of materials in Health Sciences (see categories to the left of the webpage)
  •    web site is searchable 
  •    includes user ratings

MedEd Portal:

  •    free publication service by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Dental Education Association
  •    must create a FREE account
  •    rigorous peer reviewed process based on scholarly publishing standards
  •     "publications" include articles, lesson plans, assessment methods, problem based learning cased, and more
  •    geared towards medicine rather than nursing. Includes basic sciences, family medicine, anesthesiology, intermnal medicine, pediatrics, and more

Digital Commons Network:

  •    hosted digital repository software for universities, colleges, law schools, and research centers
  •    brings together free full text articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Icludes peer reviewed, journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly works
  •    See Explore Medicine and Health Sciences - over 58,000 full text articles available

Khan Academy: Health and Medicine: NCLEX prep:

  •    mostly A&P videos and videos on system diseases

OER Textbooks

Ebrary eBooks:

  • a UDM eBook vendor - eBooks that have been purchased by the UDM library
  • over 455 books in nursing; 770 in Pediatrics; 1060 in General Medicine, plus more - contains thousands of titles
  • nursing theory, nursing research, nursing skills, health systems, medical statistics and much, much more

PubMed Bookshelf:

  • includes books on Public Health, Health Policy, Evidence based Medicine, Comparative Effectiveness Research, and more

IOM (Institutue of Medicine) Reports:

  • private, non-profit institutions provide independent, object analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine


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