Faculty Resource Center: Digital Repository
There are numerous places you can obtain resources that will enhance your presentations, publications, and educational materials. Start by checking out these resources. Let us know if you have other suggestions for the list. We'll keep adding more.
Health Science Resources
- MedEdPORTAL @ http://www.aamc.org/mededportal. MedEdPORTAL is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources.
- Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) @ http://www.fmdrl.org/index.cfm. FMDRL, developed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), supports and enhances the sharing and collaborative development of educational resources among family medicine educators through a digital library that includes resources for all levels of family medicine education. Many resources are useful for other health sciences professionals.
- Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) @ http://www.healcentral.org/index.jsp. HEAL was started by 3 health science institutions with a mission to provide free digital resources of the highest quality that meet the needs of today's health sciences educators.
- MERLOT @ http://www.merlot.org is a searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) @ http://www.aacp.org/resources/education/Pages/CurricularResourceCenter.aspx has built a Curricular Resource Center as an accessible system for sharing intellectual resources on topics pertinent to pharmacy education and practice.
- Radiology Teaching Resources on the Web @ http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/conference-reports/ecr2003/display/article/113619/1178322?verify=0 provides a nice list of teaching files and other resources for radiology available online. [Added 12/2009]
- Radiopedia.org @ http://radiopaedia.org/ is the fastest growing collaborative radiology resource. You can browse through thousands of articles and interesting and illustrative cases or get involved and edit or add content, including images. [Added 12/2009]
- The Pathology Education Instructional Resource @ http://peir.net has digital libraries of >40,000 pathology / radiology / normal anatomy / histology images, web guides for pathology, and a variety of learning materials (interactive lab, learning modules) for use by faculty and students. [Added 12/2009]
Multiple Items in one Place
- The Internet Archive at http://www.archive.org/index.php is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, that's building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
- Read this first! Blog post by Garr Reynolds entitled Where can you find good images? @ http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2006/01/where_can_you_f.html
- Another excellent read first post about finding FREE images is located @ http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/12-essential-sites-for-great-free-photos-624818
- iStockphoto @ http://istockphoto.com
- ClipArt @ http://clipart.com
- Flickr @ http://www.flickr.com/
- Blip tv @ http://blip.tv
- Hulu @ http://www.hulu.com
- YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com
- Google Video @ http://video.google.com
Some mega-sites that compile a lengthy list of media sources:
- Alan Levine's page on finding media @ http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryMedia
- Sean Aune's post on 30+ places to find Creative Commons Media @ http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/04/30/30-creative-commons-sources/