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Social Gerontology--Integrative and Territorial Aspects: A Citation Analysis of Subject Scatter and Database Coverage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To determine the mix of resources used in social gerontology research, a citation analysis was conducted. A representative sample of citations was selected from three prominent gerontology journals and information was added to determine subject scatter and database coverage for the cited materials. Results indicate that a significant portion of…

Lasda Bergman, Elaine M.

2011-01-01

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Evaluation of Database Coverage: A Comparison of Two Methodologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes experiment which compared two techniques used for evaluating and comparing database coverage of a subject area, e.g., "bibliography" and "subject profile." Differences in time, cost, and results achieved are compared by applying techniques to field of volcanology using two databases, Geological Reference File and GeoArchive. Twenty…

Tenopir, Carol

1982-01-01

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LINEAR HYDROLOGY COVERAGE AND DATABASE  

EPA Science Inventory

This coverage contains linear hydrology (streams, creeks, rivers, etc.) for EPA Region 8. These data were derived from the USGS Digital Line Graph (DLG) files. For a complete copy of the USGS metadata for the DLG information at the 1:100,000 scale refer to http://edcwww.cr.usgs....

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Estimating Haplotype Frequency and Coverage of Databases  

PubMed Central

A variety of forensic, population, and disease studies are based on haploid DNA (e.g. mitochondrial DNA or Y-chromosome data). For any set of genetic markers databases of conventional size will normally contain only a fraction of all haplotypes. For several applications, reliable estimates of haplotype frequencies, the total number of haplotypes and coverage of the database (the probability that the next random haplotype is contained in the database) will be useful. We propose different approaches to the problem based on classical methods as well as new applications of Principal Component Analysis (PCA). We also discuss previous proposals based on saturation curves. Several conclusions can be inferred from simulated and real data. First, classical estimates of the fraction of unseen haplotypes can be seriously biased. Second, there is no obvious way to decide on required sample size based on traditional approaches. Methods based on testing of hypotheses or length of confidence intervals may appear artificial since no single test or parameter stands out as particularly relevant. Rather the coverage may be more relevant since it indicates the percentage of different haplotypes that are contained in a database; if the coverage is low, there is a considerable chance that the next haplotype to be observed does not appear in the database and this indicates that the database needs to be expanded. Finally, freeware and example data sets accompany the methods discussed in this paper: http://folk.uio.no/thoree/nhap/.

Egeland, Thore; Salas, Antonio

2008-01-01

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Online Database Coverage of Forensic Medicine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online seaches of sample topics in the area of forensic medicine were conducted in the following life science databases: Biosis Previews, Excerpta Medica, Medline, Scisearch, and Chemical Abstracts Search. Search outputs analyzed according to criteria of recall, uniqueness, overlap, and utility reveal the need for a cross-database approach to…

Snow, Bonnie; Ifshin, Steven L.

1984-01-01

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Optimal reliability of systems subject to imperfect fault-coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper maximizes the reliability of systems subjected to imperfect fault-coverage. The results include the effect of common-cause failures and `maximum allowable spare limit'. The generalized results are presented and then the policies for some specific systems are given. The systems considered include parallel, parallel-series, series parallel, k-out-of-n, and NMR (k-out-of-(2k-1)) systems. The results are generalized for the non s-identical

Suprasad V. Amari; Joanne Bechta Dugan; Ravindra B. Misra

1999-01-01

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29 CFR 783.22 - Pay standards for employees subject to âoldâ coverage of the Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Pay standards for employees subject to âoldâ coverage...Provisions § 783.22 Pay standards for employees subject to âoldâ coverage...amended Act. Such an employee is also entitled to overtime pay for hours worked...

2013-07-01

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29 CFR 779.3 - Pay standards for employees subject to previous coverage of the Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Pay standards for employees subject to previous coverage...Introductory § 779.3 Pay standards for employees subject to previous coverage...indicated.) Such an employee is also entitled to overtime pay for hours worked in...

2013-07-01

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Subject Retrieval from Full-Text Databases in the Humanities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the problems involved in subject retrieval from full-text databases of secondary materials in the humanities. Ten such databases were studied and their search functionality evaluated, focusing on factors such as Boolean operators, document surrogates, limiting by subject area, proximity operators, phrase searching, wildcards,…

East, John W.

2007-01-01

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ADDA: a domain database with global coverage of the protein universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT We used the Automatic Domain Decomposition Algorithm,(ADDA) to generate,a database,of protein domain,families with complete,coverage,of all protein sequences.,Sequences,are split into domains,and domains,are grouped,into protein,domain,families in a completely,automated,process. The current database contains domains for more,than,1.5 million sequences,in more,than,40000 domain,families. In particular, there are 3828 novel domain families that do not overlap,with the curated,domain,databases Pfam, SCOP and InterPro. The data are freely

Andreas Heger; Christopher Andrew Wilton; Ashwin Sivakumar; Liisa Holm

2005-01-01

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Coverage  

MedlinePLUS

... of employers that offer health insurance coverage to employees and retirees. Employer-sponsored coverage is the primary source of health insurance for Americans. See this measure in detail » Row number Measure Value Year Payer Type Retirement Status 1 96.2% 2000 1. Non-federal ...

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The Metadata Coverage Index (MCI): A standardized metric for quantifying database metadata richness  

PubMed Central

Variability in the extent of the descriptions of data (‘metadata’) held in public repositories forces users to assess the quality of records individually, which rapidly becomes impractical. The scoring of records on the richness of their description provides a simple, objective proxy measure for quality that enables filtering that supports downstream analysis. Pivotally, such descriptions should spur on improvements. Here, we introduce such a measure - the ‘Metadata Coverage Index’ (MCI): the percentage of available fields actually filled in a record or description. MCI scores can be calculated across a database, for individual records or for their component parts (e.g., fields of interest). There are many potential uses for this simple metric: for example; to filter, rank or search for records; to assess the metadata availability of an ad hoc collection; to determine the frequency with which fields in a particular record type are filled, especially with respect to standards compliance; to assess the utility of specific tools and resources, and of data capture practice more generally; to prioritize records for further curation; to serve as performance metrics of funded projects; or to quantify the value added by curation. Here we demonstrate the utility of MCI scores using metadata from the Genomes Online Database (GOLD), including records compliant with the ‘Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence’ (MIGS) standard developed by the Genomic Standards Consortium. We discuss challenges and address the further application of MCI scores; to show improvements in annotation quality over time, to inform the work of standards bodies and repository providers on the usability and popularity of their products, and to assess and credit the work of curators. Such an index provides a step towards putting metadata capture practices and in the future, standards compliance, into a quantitative and objective framework.

Liolios, Konstantinos; Schriml, Lynn; Hirschman, Lynette; Pagani, Ioanna; Nosrat, Bahador; Sterk, Peter; White, Owen; Rocca-Serra, Philippe; Sansone, Susanna-Assunta; Taylor, Chris; Kyrpides, Nikos C.; Field, Dawn

2012-01-01

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The Metadata Coverage Index (MCI): A standardized metric for quantifying database metadata richness.  

PubMed

Variability in the extent of the descriptions of data ('metadata') held in public repositories forces users to assess the quality of records individually, which rapidly becomes impractical. The scoring of records on the richness of their description provides a simple, objective proxy measure for quality that enables filtering that supports downstream analysis. Pivotally, such descriptions should spur on improvements. Here, we introduce such a measure - the 'Metadata Coverage Index' (MCI): the percentage of available fields actually filled in a record or description. MCI scores can be calculated across a database, for individual records or for their component parts (e.g., fields of interest). There are many potential uses for this simple metric: for example; to filter, rank or search for records; to assess the metadata availability of an ad hoc collection; to determine the frequency with which fields in a particular record type are filled, especially with respect to standards compliance; to assess the utility of specific tools and resources, and of data capture practice more generally; to prioritize records for further curation; to serve as performance metrics of funded projects; or to quantify the value added by curation. Here we demonstrate the utility of MCI scores using metadata from the Genomes Online Database (GOLD), including records compliant with the 'Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence' (MIGS) standard developed by the Genomic Standards Consortium. We discuss challenges and address the further application of MCI scores; to show improvements in annotation quality over time, to inform the work of standards bodies and repository providers on the usability and popularity of their products, and to assess and credit the work of curators. Such an index provides a step towards putting metadata capture practices and in the future, standards compliance, into a quantitative and objective framework. PMID:23409217

Liolios, Konstantinos; Schriml, Lynn; Hirschman, Lynette; Pagani, Ioanna; Nosrat, Bahador; Sterk, Peter; White, Owen; Rocca-Serra, Philippe; Sansone, Susanna-Assunta; Taylor, Chris; Kyrpides, Nikos C; Field, Dawn

2012-07-20

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EuroPineDB: a high-coverage web database for maritime pine transcriptome  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  \\u000a Pinus pinaster is an economically and ecologically important species that is becoming a woody gymnosperm model. Its enormous genome size\\u000a makes whole-genome sequencing approaches are hard to apply. Therefore, the expressed portion of the genome has to be characterised\\u000a and the results and annotations have to be stored in dedicated databases.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Description  EuroPineDB is the largest sequence collection available for

Noé Fernández-Pozo; Javier Canales; Darío Guerrero-Fernández; David P Villalobos; Sara M Díaz-Moreno; Rocío Bautista; Arantxa Flores-Monterroso; M Ángeles Guevara; Pedro Perdiguero; Carmen Collada; M Teresa Cervera; Álvaro Soto; Ricardo Ordás; Francisco R Cantón; Concepción Avila; Francisco M Cánovas; M Gonzalo Claros

2011-01-01

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EuroPineDB: a high-coverage web database for maritime pine transcriptome  

PubMed Central

Background Pinus pinaster is an economically and ecologically important species that is becoming a woody gymnosperm model. Its enormous genome size makes whole-genome sequencing approaches are hard to apply. Therefore, the expressed portion of the genome has to be characterised and the results and annotations have to be stored in dedicated databases. Description EuroPineDB is the largest sequence collection available for a single pine species, Pinus pinaster (maritime pine), since it comprises 951 641 raw sequence reads obtained from non-normalised cDNA libraries and high-throughput sequencing from adult (xylem, phloem, roots, stem, needles, cones, strobili) and embryonic (germinated embryos, buds, callus) maritime pine tissues. Using open-source tools, sequences were optimally pre-processed, assembled, and extensively annotated (GO, EC and KEGG terms, descriptions, SNPs, SSRs, ORFs and InterPro codes). As a result, a 10.5× P. pinaster genome was covered and assembled in 55 322 UniGenes. A total of 32 919 (59.5%) of P. pinaster UniGenes were annotated with at least one description, revealing at least 18 466 different genes. The complete database, which is designed to be scalable, maintainable, and expandable, is freely available at: http://www.scbi.uma.es/pindb/. It can be retrieved by gene libraries, pine species, annotations, UniGenes and microarrays (i.e., the sequences are distributed in two-colour microarrays; this is the only conifer database that provides this information) and will be periodically updated. Small assemblies can be viewed using a dedicated visualisation tool that connects them with SNPs. Any sequence or annotation set shown on-screen can be downloaded. Retrieval mechanisms for sequences and gene annotations are provided. Conclusions The EuroPineDB with its integrated information can be used to reveal new knowledge, offers an easy-to-use collection of information to directly support experimental work (including microarray hybridisation), and provides deeper knowledge on the maritime pine transcriptome.

2011-01-01

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Coverage of anthropology by major electronic indexes: a comparison  

Microsoft Academic Search

Librarians increasingly encounter decisions related to the use and\\/or purchase of an expanding body of bibliographic databases. This article examines the coverage of anthropology literatures in major academic indexes widely available in electronic format. Eight databases were selected for comparison, including three subject-specific indexes, two multidisciplinary social sciences indexes, and three general academic indexes. Indexes were compared for their coverage

Ellen Sutton; Lori Foulke

1999-01-01

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Comparative effectiveness research designs: an analysis of terms and coverage in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Emtree*†  

PubMed Central

Objectives: We analyzed the extent to which comparative effectiveness research (CER) organizations share terms for designs, analyzed coverage of CER designs in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Emtree, and explored whether scientists use CER design terms. Methods: We developed local terminologies (LTs) and a CER design terminology by extracting terms in documents from five organizations. We defined coverage as the distribution over match type in MeSH and Emtree. We created a crosswalk by recording terms to which design terms mapped in both controlled vocabularies. We analyzed the hits for queries restricted to titles and abstracts to explore scientists' language. Results: Pairwise LT overlap ranged from 22.64% (12/53) to 75.61% (31/41). The CER design terminology (n?=?78 terms) consisted of terms for primary study designs and a few terms useful for evaluating evidence, such as opinion paper and systematic review. Patterns of coverage were similar in MeSH and Emtree (gamma?=?0.581, P?=?0.002). Conclusions: Stakeholder terminologies vary, and terms are inconsistently covered in MeSH and Emtree. The CER design terminology and crosswalk may be useful for expert searchers. For partially mapped terms, queries could consist of free text for modifiers such as nonrandomized or interrupted added to broad or related controlled terms.

Bekhuis, Tanja; Demner-Fushman, Dina; Crowley, Rebecca S.

2013-01-01

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A Fast Database Correlation Algorithm for Localization of Wireless Network Mobile Nodes using Coverage Prediction and Round Trip Delay  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this work a fast database correlation algorithm is proposed for the localization of mobile stations in wireless metropolitan area networks. The algorithm is entirely based on built-in functionalities of mobile nodes. The set of measured parameters used for localization is called radio-frequency fingerprint. To provide a position estimate, it is correlated with a database built from field measurements or

Rafael Saraiva Campos; Lisandro Lovisolo

2009-01-01

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Intelligence obtained by applying data mining to a database of French theses on the subject of Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

The subject of Brazil was analyzed within the context of the French database DocThéses, comprising the years 1969 -1999. The data mining technique was used to obtain intelligence and infer knowledge. The objective was to identify indicators concerning: occurrence of thesis by subject areas; thesis supervisors identified with certain subject areas; geographical distribution of cities hosting institutions where the theses

Kira Tarapanoff; Luc Quoniam; Rogério Henrique De Araújo Júnior; Lillian Alvares

2001-01-01

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The Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database: spatially distributed datasets of soil coverage and soil carbon storage in the northern permafrost regions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High-latitude terrestrial ecosystems are key components in the global carbon (C) cycle. Estimates of global soil organic carbon (SOC), however, do not include updated estimates of SOC storage in permafrost-affected soils or representation of the unique pedogenic processes that affect these soils. The Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database (NCSCD) was developed to quantify the SOC stocks in the circumpolar permafrost region (18.7 × 106 km2). The NCSCD is a polygon-based digital database compiled from harmonized regional soil classification maps in which data on soil order coverage have been linked to pedon data (n = 1778) from the northern permafrost regions to calculate SOC content and mass. In addition, new gridded datasets at different spatial resolutions have been generated to facilitate research applications using the NCSCD (standard raster formats for use in geographic information systems and Network Common Data Form files common for applications in numerical models). This paper describes the compilation of the NCSCD spatial framework, the soil sampling and soil analytical procedures used to derive SOC content in pedons from North America and Eurasia and the formatting of the digital files that are available online. The potential applications and limitations of the NCSCD in spatial analyses are also discussed. The database has the doi:10.5879/ecds/00000001. An open access data portal with all the described GIS-datasets is available online at: http://www.bbcc.su.se/data/ncscd/.

Hugelius, G.; Tarnocai, C.; Broll, G.; Canadell, J. G.; Kuhry, P.; Swanson, D. K.

2013-01-01

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The Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database: spatially distributed datasets of soil coverage and soil carbon storage in the northern permafrost regions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High latitude terrestrial ecosystems are key components in the global carbon (C) cycle. Estimates of global soil organic carbon (SOC), however, do not include updated estimates of SOC storage in permafrost-affected soils or representation of the unique pedogenic processes that affect these soils. The Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database (NCSCD) was developed to quantify the SOC stocks in the circumpolar permafrost region (18.7 × 106 km2). The NCSCD is a polygon-based digital database compiled from harmonized regional soil classification maps in which data on soil order coverage has been linked to pedon data (n = 1647) from the northern permafrost regions to calculate SOC content and mass. In addition, new gridded datasets at different spatial resolutions have been generated to facilitate research applications using the NCSCD (standard raster formats for use in Geographic Information Systems and Network Common Data Form files common for applications in numerical models). This paper describes the compilation of the NCSCD spatial framework, the soil sampling and soil analyses procedures used to derive SOC content in pedons from North America and Eurasia and the formatting of the digital files that are available online. The potential applications and limitations of the NCSCD in spatial analyses are also discussed. The database has the doi:10.5879/ecds/00000001. An open access data-portal with all the described GIS-datasets is available online at: http://dev1.geo.su.se/bbcc/dev/ncscd/.

Hugelius, G.; Tarnocai, C.; Broll, G.; Canadell, J. G.; Kuhry, P.; Swanson, D. K.

2012-08-01

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The Database Dilemma: Online Search Strategies in Nursing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study that compared the coverage of the nursing profession, subject heading specificity, and ease of retrieval of the MEDLINE and Nursing & Allied Health (CINAHL) online databases. The strengths and weaknesses of each database are discussed and hints for searching on both databases are provided. (four references) (CLB)

Fried, Ava K.; And Others

1989-01-01

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The Status of Statewide Subscription Databases  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This qualitative content analysis presents subscription databases available to school libraries through statewide purchases. The results may help school librarians evaluate grade and subject-area coverage, make comparisons to recommended databases, and note potential suggestions for their states to include in future contracts or for local…

Krueger, Karla S.

2012-01-01

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Risk estimates for hip fracture from clinical and densitometric variables and impact of database selection in Lebanese subjects.  

PubMed

Bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture incidence vary greatly worldwide. The data, if any, on clinical and densitometric characteristics of patients with hip fractures from the Middle East are scarce. The objective of the study was to define risk estimates from clinical and densitometric variables and the impact of database selection on such estimates. Clinical and densitometric information were obtained in 60 hip fracture patients and 90 controls. Hip fracture subjects were 74 yr (9.4) old, were significantly taller, lighter, and more likely to be taking anxiolytics and sleeping pills than controls. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) database selection resulted in a higher sensitivity and almost equal specificity in identifying patients with a hip fracture compared with the Lebanese database. The odds ratio (OR) and its confidence interval (CI) for hip fracture per standard deviation (SD) decrease in total hip BMD was 2.1 (1.45-3.05) with the NHANES database, and 2.11 (1.36-2.37) when adjusted for age and body mass index (BMI). Risk estimates were higher in male compared with female subjects. In Lebanese subjects, BMD- and BMI-derived hip fracture risk estimates are comparable to western standards. The study validates the universal use of the NHANES database, and the applicability of BMD- and BMI-derived risk fracture estimates in the World Health Organization (WHO) global fracture risk model, to the Lebanese. PMID:19246223

Badra, Mohammad; Mehio-Sibai, Abla; Zeki Al-Hazzouri, Adina; Abou Naja, Hala; Baliki, Ghassan; Salamoun, Mariana; Afeiche, Nadim; Baddoura, Omar; Bulos, Suhayl; Haidar, Rachid; Lakkis, Suhayl; Musharrafieh, Ramzi; Nsouli, Afif; Taha, Assaad; Tayim, Ahmad; El-Hajj Fuleihan, Ghada

2009-02-25

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Non-Agricultural Databases and Thesauri: Retrieval of Subject Headings and Non-Controlled Terms in Relation to Agriculture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The paper aims to assess the utility of non-agriculture-specific information systems, databases, and respective controlled vocabularies (thesauri) in organising and retrieving agricultural information. The purpose is to identify thesaurus-linked tree structures, controlled subject headings/terms (heading words, descriptors), and…

Bartol, Tomaz

2012-01-01

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Patent Databases. . .A Survey of What Is Available from DIALOG, Questel, SDC, Pergamon and INPADOC.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents survey of two groups of databases covering patent literature: patent literature only and general literature that includes patents relevant to subject area of database. Description of databases and comparison tables for patent and general databases (cost, country coverage, years covered, update frequency, file size, and searchable data…

Kulp, Carol S.

1984-01-01

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John W. East - Subject Retrieval from Full-Text Databases in the Humanities - portal: Libraries and the Academy 7:2  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the problems involved in subject retrieval from full-text databases of secondary materials in the humanities. Ten such databases were studied and their search functionality evaluated, focussing on factors such as Boolean operators, document surrogates, limiting by subject area, proximity operators, phrase searching, wildcards, weighting of search terms, limiting by type of document, controlled vocabulary indexing and ranking,

John W. East

2007-01-01

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Allergen databases.  

PubMed

Allergies represent a significant medical and industrial problem. Molecular and clinical data on allergens are growing exponentially and in this article we have reviewed nine specialized allergen databases and identified data sources related to protein allergens contained in general purpose molecular databases. An analysis of allergens contained in public databases indicates a high level of redundancy of entries and a relatively low coverage of allergens by individual databases. From this analysis we identify current database needs for allergy research and, in particular, highlight the need for a centralized reference allergen database. PMID:14616118

Brusic, V; Millot, M; Petrovsky, N; Gendel, S M; Gigonzac, O; Stelman, S J

2003-11-01

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Patterns of Subject Mix in Higher Education Institutions: A First Empirical Analysis Using the AQUAMETH Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching and research are organised differently between subject domains: attempts to construct typologies of higher education\\u000a institutions, however, often do not include quantitative indicators concerning subject mix which would allow systematic comparisons\\u000a of large numbers of higher education institutions among different countries, as the availability of data for such indicators\\u000a is limited. In this paper, we present an exploratory approach

Benedetto Lepori; Lukas Baschung; Carole Probst

2010-01-01

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5 CFR 842.1009 - Elections of retirement coverage, exclusions from retirement coverage, and proportional annuity...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...coverage, exclusions from retirement coverage, and proportional...REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM-BASIC ANNUITY ...is subject to the Federal Employees' Retirement System, by applying...

2013-01-01

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Decision-Making Factors Related to Bibliographic Database Cancellation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The database analysis strategies used to decide whether the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library should maintain a subscription to the electronic database Wilson Social Sciences Abstracts(Wilson SSA) are described. A variety of analyses were conducted: comparison of journal title coverage with four other multi-subject databases available at UIUC (Social Sciences Citation Index, EBSCO Academic Search Elite, Current Contents,

Ronald A. Banks

2006-01-01

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A comparison of biomedical databases.  

PubMed Central

Various published bibliographic and abstract services covering the period 1970-1988 were compared to analyze scope and coverage. A total of 7,281 articles and book titles (1,655 Soviet and 5,626 foreign) were selected on forty-one topics in different medical fields. The titles originated from three different samples but included all Soviet medical literature on the subjects. A distribution of biomedical serials from five databases is given by country, and twelve indices to assess the quality of biomedical databases are suggested.

Mychko-Megrin, A Y

1991-01-01

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48 CFR 9903.304 - Concurrent full and modified coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Concurrent full and modified coverage. 9903.304 Section...Rules and Regulations 9903.304 Concurrent full and modified coverage. Contracts subject to full coverage may be performed during a...

2012-10-01

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Teradata University Network: A No Cost Web-Portal for Teaching Database, Data Warehousing, and Data-Related Subjects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the value that information systems faculty and students in classes dealing with database management, data warehousing, decision support systems, and related topics, could derive from the use of the Teradata University Network (TUN), a free comprehensive web-portal. A detailed overview of TUN functionalities and content is…

Jukic, Nenad; Gray, Paul

2008-01-01

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Content Evaluation of Databases.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the literature on the content aspects of database quality, specifically scope, composition, currency, accuracy, consistency, completeness, and source, journal, geographic, language, and time-period coverage. These criteria can be evaluated qualitatively and/or quantitatively to determine the profile of a database, and to ascertain search…

Jacso, Peter

1997-01-01

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A pharmacoepidemiological cohort study of subjects starting strong opioids for nonmalignant pain: A study from the Norwegian Prescription Database.  

PubMed

Clinical studies of short duration have demonstrated that strong opioids improve pain control in selected patients with chronic nonmalignant pain. However, high discontinuation rates and dose escalation during long-term treatment have been indicated. The aim of the present study was to determine discontinuation rates, dose escalation, and patterns of co-medication with benzodiazepines. The Norwegian Prescription Database provides complete national data at an individual level on dispensed drugs. A complete national cohort of new users of strong opioids was followed up for 5years after initiation of therapy with strong opioids. Of the 17,248 persons who were new users of strong opioids in 2005, 7229 were dispensed a second prescription within 70days and were assumed to be intended long-term users. A total of 1233 persons in the study cohort were still on opioid therapy 5years later. This equals 24% of the study cohort who were still alive. Of the participants, 21% decreased their annual opioid dose by 25% or more, whereas 21% kept a stable dose (±24%) and 34% more than doubled their opioid dose from the first to the fifth year. High annual doses of opioids were associated with high annual doses of benzodiazepines at the end of follow-up. It is an issue of major concern that large dose escalation is common during long-term treatment, and that that high doses of opioids are associated with high doses of benzodiazepines. These findings make it necessary to question whether the appropriate patient population receives long-term opioid treatment. PMID:24075311

Fredheim, Olav Magnus S; Borchgrevink, Petter C; Mahic, Milada; Skurtveit, Svetlana

2013-09-24

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Air traffic coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to consolidate several hundred air traffic control centers and TRACONs into area control facilities while maintaining air traffic coverage. This paper defines air traffic coverage, a performance measure of the air traffic control system. Air traffic coverage measures performance without controversy regarding delay and collision probabilities and costs. Coverage measures help evaluate alternative facility architectures

1988-01-01

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Databases and political science research  

Microsoft Academic Search

To date, librarians have not produced a study comparing databases that are appropriate for political science research. This study compares the coverage, content, and retrieval methods for nine databases. The study uses sampling to evaluate search results for six topics, providing relevancy percentages for each database. The article also reviews the types of documents cited in these samples, and provides

Thomas Schaffer

2001-01-01

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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) database requirements assessment and resource directory model. Final report 24 Aug 81-15 May 82  

SciTech Connect

Word-oriented databases (bibliographic, textual, directory, etc.) relevant to various units within the Federal Emergency Management Agency are identified and those of most potential relevance are analyzed. Subject profiles reflecting the interests of each major FEMA unit were developed and tested online on fifteen publicly available databases. The databases were then ranked by the number of citations pertinent to all aspects of emergency management and the number of pertinent citations per year of database coverage. Sample citations from the fifteen databases are included. A model Directory of Databases pertinent to emergency management was developed.

Tenopir, C.; Williams, M.E.

1982-05-01

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Fema (Federal Emergency Management Agency) database requirements assessment and resource directory model. Final report, 24 August 1981-15 May 1982  

SciTech Connect

Word-oriented databases (bibliographic, textual, directory, etc.) relevant to various units within the Federal Emergency Management Agency are identified and those of most potential relevance are analyzed. Subject profiles reflecting the interests of each major FEMA unit were developed and tested online on fifteen publicly available databases. The databases were then ranked by the number of citations pertinent to all aspects of emergency management and the number of pertinent citations per year of database coverage. Sample citations from the fifteen databases are included. A model Directory of Databases pertinent to emergency management was developed.

Tenopir, C.; Williams, M.E.

1982-05-01

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Network news coverage of school shootings  

Microsoft Academic Search

School shootings have become a subject of intense national debate. The present study is a content analysis and interpretation of television evening newscast coverage of these crimes. The focus is on ABC, CBS, and NBC nightly newscasts. Findings from this research support two propositions: that the most violent school shootings receive the most media coverage, and that the reporting of

Brendan Maguire; Georgie Ann Weatherby; Richard A Mathers

2002-01-01

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Air traffic coverage  

SciTech Connect

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to consolidate several hundred air traffic control centers and TRACONs into area control facilities while maintaining air traffic coverage. This paper defines air traffic coverage, a performance measure of the air traffic control system. Air traffic coverage measures performance without controversy regarding delay and collision probabilities and costs. Coverage measures help evaluate alternative facility architectures and help schedule consolidation. Coverage measures also help evaluate protocols for handling one facility's air traffic to another facility in case of facility failure. Coverage measures help evaluate radar, communications and other air traffic control systems and procedures. 4 refs., 2 figs.,

George, L.L.

1988-09-16

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Your Medicare Coverage Choices  

MedlinePLUS

... Check your enrollment Find doctors, hospitals, & facilities Your Medicare coverage choices There are 2 main ways to ... coverage: Step 1: Decide if you want Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan expand icon You ...

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Your Medicare Coverage: Wheelchairs  

MedlinePLUS

... are here: Home Your Medicare coverage Share Your Medicare Coverage Is my test, item, or service covered? ... with Medicare are covered. Your costs in Original Medicare You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount . ...

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Health Insurance Coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

nlike children in most other economically developed countries, children in the United States are not guaranteed health insurance coverage. Indeed, many U.S. children have no health insurance coverage at all. Their lack of coverage restricts their access to health care ser- vices: uninsured children have fewer physician visits per year than children with insurance and are less likely to have

Eugene M. Lewit; Linda Schuurmann Baker; Linda Schuurmann

1995-01-01

46

Microgravity Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The European Space Agencies (ESA) Microgravity Database "gives scientists access to information regarding all experiments carried out on ESA and NASA missions by European scientists since the 1960s." Users choose from a physical or life sciences query form, then can search by experiment and investigators, mission and facility, publications and source, and more. Results provide the mission name, data, payload, research subject, publication information, an abstract, and any other available facts or related links. A very intuitive and well designed database, visitors should appreciate its unique and extensive content.

2000-01-01

47

Cancer News Coverage and Information Seeking  

Microsoft Academic Search

The shift toward viewing patients as active consumers of health information raises questions about whether individuals respond to health news by seeking additional information. This study examines the relationship between cancer news coverage and information seeking using a national survey of adults aged 18 years and older. A Lexis-Nexis database search term was used to identify Associated Press (AP) news

Jeff Niederdeppe; Dominick L. Frosch; Robert C. Hornik

2008-01-01

48

40 CFR 725.8 - Coverage of this part.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...REQUIREMENTS AND REVIEW PROCESSES FOR MICROORGANISMS General Provisions and Applicability...8 Coverage of this part. (a) Microorganisms subject to this part. Only microorganisms which are manufactured,...

2013-07-01

49

Dental Care Coverage Transitions  

PubMed Central

Objective To examine dental insurance transition dynamics in the context of changing employment and retirement status. Study Design Data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) were analyzed for individuals aged 51 years and older between the 2004 and 2006 waves of the HRS. Methods The primary focus of the analysis is the relationship between retirement and transitions in dental care coverage. We calculate and present bivariate relationships between dental coverage and retirement status transitions over time and estimate a multivariate model of dental coverage controlling for retirement and other potentially confounding covariates. Results We find that elderly adults are likely to lose their dental coverage upon entering retirement compared to those who remain in the labor force between waves of the HRS. While over half of those persons in the youngest age group (51 to 64) were covered over this entire period, two-thirds of those in the oldest age group 75 and over were without coverage over the same period. We observe a relatively high percentage of elderly persons flowing into and out of dental coverage over the period of our study similar to flows into and out of poverty. Conclusions Dental insurance is an important factor in the decision to seek dental care. Yet, no dental coverage is provided by Medicare, which provides medical insurance for nearly all Americans age 65 and older. This loss of coverage could lead to distortions in the timing of when to seek care, ultimately leading to worse oral and overall health.

Manski, Richard J.; Moeller, John; Chen, Haiyan; St. Clair, Patricia A.; Schimmel, Jody; Magder, Larry; Pepper, John V.

2010-01-01

50

Drug Plan Coverage Rules  

MedlinePLUS

... Check your enrollment Find doctors, hospitals, & facilities Your Medicare Costs Get help paying costs Part A costs Part ... Baltimore, MD 21244 Sign Up / Change Plans Your Medicare Costs What Medicare Covers Drug Coverage (Part D) Supplements & ...

51

Drug Coverage (Part D)  

MedlinePLUS

... Check your enrollment Find doctors, hospitals, & facilities Your Medicare Costs Get help paying costs Part A costs Part ... Baltimore, MD 21244 Sign Up / Change Plans Your Medicare Costs What Medicare Covers Drug Coverage (Part D) Supplements & ...

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Random Communication Satellite Coverage.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report develops models for assessing credible satellite failure rates, population densities, coverage probabilities, and outage intervals. These models are interpreted in terms of the present random military communication satellite system. A sufficien...

C. S. Lorens

1967-01-01

53

Subject and authorship of records related to the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) in BINABITROP, a comprehensive database about Costa Rican biology.  

PubMed

BINABITROP is a bibliographical database of more than 38000 records about the ecosystems and organisms of Costa Rica. In contrast with commercial databases, such as Web of Knowledge and Scopus, which exclude most of the scientific journals published in tropical countries, BINABITROP is a comprehensive record of knowledge on the tropical ecosystems and organisms of Costa Rica. We analyzed its contents in three sites (La Selva, Palo Verde and Las Cruces) and recorded scientific field, taxonomic group and authorship. We found that most records dealt with ecology and systematics, and that most authors published only one article in the study period (1963-2011). Most research was published in four journals: Biotropica, Revista de Biología Tropical/ International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Zootaxa and Brenesia. This may be the first study of a such a comprehensive database for any case of tropical biology literature. PMID:23885568

Monge-Nájera, Julián; Nielsen-Muñoz, Vanessa; Azofeifa-Mora, Ana Beatriz

2013-06-01

54

Prevalence of associated injuries of spinal trauma and their effect on medical utilization among hospitalized adult subjects – a nationwide data-based study  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: This study was wanted to investigate the prevalence of concomitant injuries among hospitalized acute spinal trauma patients aged 20 and over and the effects of those injuries on medical utilization in Taiwan. METHODS: Nationwide inpatient datasets of Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) database from between 2000 and 2003 were used. The major inclusion criteria used to select cases admitted

Dachen Chu; Yi-Hui Lee; Ching-Heng Lin; Pesus Chou; Nan-Ping Yang

2009-01-01

55

NBER Macrohistory Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) (discussed in the September 22, 1995 Scout Report) offers a Macrohistory Database of 3500 monthly, quarterly, and annual economic time series on pre-WWI and interwar economies in addition to their other historical data sets and working papers. Fifteen Macrohistory chapters cover United States production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade, and government activity, with some coverage of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Although the database is searchable by keyword, an analytical index (.pdf format) created by the original NBER compilers gives more detailed information on data series creation and organization.

1998-01-01

56

The California PATH Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The well known Berkeley Digital Library SunSite, discussed in the February 9, 1996 Scout Report, has recently added a new resource to its collection. The PATH database, maintained by the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library at the University of California, is "the world's largest bibliographical database pertaining to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)." It is searchable and browsable (Browse by ITS Thesaurus Term), and contains over 9,000 records and abstracts "including monographs, journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, theses and selected media coverage," dating back to the 1940s.

1997-01-01

57

The search for coverage  

SciTech Connect

Anyone involved with the purchase or management of corporate liability insurance is familiar with the onerous pollution exclusions'' that accompany virtually all liability and property policies issued in recent years. As a result of these provisions, many businesses mistakenly presume their insurance program provides no coverage for environmental losses. Most companies, however, already own substantial sums of environmental coverage in the form of old comprehensive general liability (CGL) and first party, all risks'' property insurance policies issued before the introduction of pollution exclusions in the early 1970s. Unfortunately, due to records destruction policies, office moves, changes in ownership and other opportunities to lose files, most businesses have a difficult time reconstructing their past coverage.

Laseter, W.S.

1993-06-01

58

International Energy Subject Categories and Scope  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this publication is twofold: (1) to support organizations or individuals who select informational materials for inclusion in the ETDE Energy Data Base and (2) for use as an aid in database searching. Subject categories and corresponding codes are established to define the scope of, or degree of interest in, energy information to be selected by those who enter machine-readable bibliographic records into the Energy Data Base. For persons conducting online searching or creating selective dissemination of information (SDI) subsets, this publication facilitates the selection of energy topics. These scope notes and category definitions also apply to online energy databases identified as ENERGY on STN International (Federal Republic of Germany) and as ENERGY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY offered by DIALOG Information Services, Inc. (USA). The subject scope of the database encompasses all technological aspects of energy production, conversion, and efficient utilization, as well as related economic, social, and political aspects. Major topical areas are fossil fuels, renewable energy sources, nuclear energy, fusion energy, energy storage and conversion, end-use technology, advanced energy systems, and energy policy. Coverage also includes aspects of chemistry, engineering, environmental science, biomedical science, physics, mathematics, computer science, materials, and instrumentation related to energy technology. Subject categories are used to define broad subject areas in the field of energy, and can also provide a powerful tool in both increasing the relevancy of retrieval and simplifying the search strategy needed to retrieve a specific concept.

Rutkowski, R.; Kane, L. (eds.)

1992-01-01

59

News Coverage of American Political Institutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the classic Columbia University studies conducted in the 1940s, the role of the mass media in modern U.S. politics has been the subject of debate among political scientists. This paper contributes to that debate by examining news media coverage of American national political institutions: the presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court. A…

Davis, Richard

60

Olympic Information in the SPORT Database.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Profiles the SPORT database, produced by Sport Information Resource Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, which provides extensive coverage of individual sports including practice, training and equipment, recreation, sports medicine, physical education, sport facilities, and international sport history. Olympic coverage in SPORT, sports sciences, online…

Belna, Alison M.; And Others

1984-01-01

61

Measuring immunization coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: Information about immunization coverage comes from five major sources: the National Immunization Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, retrospective school-entry surveys, the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures reported by managed care plans, and assessments performed on clinics and private practices. In this article, we describe the methodology of the major surveys, discuss technical and policy

Gerry Fairbrother; Gary L Freed; Joseph W Thompson

2000-01-01

62

Curated databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Curated databases are databases that are populated and updated with a great deal of human effort. Most reference works that one traditionally found on the reference shelves of libraries -- dictionaries, encyclopedias, gazetteers etc. -- are now curated databases. Since it is now easy to publish databases on the web, there has been an explosion in the number of new

Peter Buneman; James Cheney; Wang-Chiew Tan; Stijn Vansummeren

2008-01-01

63

Buffmap Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Institut National de Recherche Agronomique (France) provides online databases of genomes for several organisms, including Buffalo. The database is updated as more data become available, and provide records on loci, genes, microsatellites, polymorphisms, probes, enzymes, homologue loci, alleles, primers, references, and links to external databases. Instructions for submitting data to the databases are provided on-site.

64

Hydrocarbon Impacts Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Hydrocarbon Impacts (HI) database is a subset of the University of Calgary's Arctic Institute of North America's Arctic Science and Technology Information System database. More than 5,100 records describe "publications and research projects about the environmental impacts, socio-economic effects and regulation of hydrocarbon exploration, development and transportation in northern Canada." Users can search by record type, keyword, subject code, geographic code, author, and year, as well as an advanced search feature to locate the information. Well designed and easy to use, the database provides those interested in this narrow subject field a helpful resource.

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24 CFR 203.16a - Mortgagor and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. 203.16a Section...and mortgagee requirement for maintaining flood insurance coverage. (a) If the...the value of the property and subject to flood damage) that: (1) Are located...

2013-04-01

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50 CFR 665.445 - At-sea observer coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC Mariana Archipelago Fisheries § 665.445 At-sea observer coverage. All fishing vessels subject to §§ 665.440 through...

2010-10-01

67

50 CFR 665.445 - At-sea observer coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC Mariana Archipelago Fisheries § 665.445 At-sea observer coverage. All fishing vessels subject to §§ 665.440 through...

2011-10-01

68

50 CFR 665.407 - At-sea observer coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC Mariana Archipelago Fisheries § 665.407 At-sea observer coverage. All fishing vessels subject to §§ 665.400 through...

2011-10-01

69

Effects of the gay publishing boom on classes of titles retrieved under the subject headings "Homosexuality," "Gay Men," and "Gays" in the OCLC WorldCat database.  

PubMed

What do searchers find when they look for literature on homosexuality? This question has profound implications for older as well as younger gays in their coming out, as well as in their subsequent identity development. Library records provide credible data to answer the question, since they represent relatively free sources of information, unlike data from bookstores, publishers, and some World Wide Web sites. The records of WorldCat, the world's largest union database of library records, comprise over 30 million records listed in the Online Computer Library Center. For the purposes of the study, 18,757 records listed under "Homosexuality," "Gay Men," and "Gays" were downloaded; records for "Lesbian" and "Lesbians" were not examined. Findings of the study suggest that while there has indeed been considerable growth in terms of the quantity of gay literature produced since 1969, such gains may be offset by the deteriorating quality of cataloging copy, which makes the experience of browsing records a discouraging and confusing one. PMID:12066993

Carmichael, James V

2002-01-01

70

Core Journal Titles in Full Text Databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a study initiated by the authors for a report to the Collection Development Committee of the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the content of four full text journal databases by identifying the coverage of core journals in specific disciplines. The databases studied were: Academic Search Full Text from

Ann Carr; Amy Wolfe

1999-01-01

71

Database Administrator  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Internet and electronic commerce (e-commerce) generate lots of data. Data must be stored, organized, and managed. Database administrators, or DBAs, work with database software to find ways to do this. They identify user needs, set up computer databases, and test systems. They ensure that systems perform as they should and add people to the…

Moore, Pam

2010-01-01

72

Google Scholar coverage of a multidisciplinary field  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper evaluates the content of Google Scholar and seven other databases (Academic Search Elite, AgeLine, Arti- cleFirst, GEOBASE, POPLINE, Social Sciences Abstracts, and Social Sciences Citation Index) within the multidisciplin- ary subject area of later-life migration. Each database is evaluated with reference to a set of 155 core articles selected in advance—the most important studies of later-life migration published

William H. Walters

2007-01-01

73

Google Scholar's Coverage of the Engineering Literature: An Empirical Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Google Scholar's coverage of the engineering literature is analyzed by comparing its contents with those of Compendex, the premier engineering database. Records retrieved from Compendex were searched in Google Scholar, and a decade by decade comparison was done from the 1950s through 2007. The results show that the percentage of records appearing…

Meier, John J.; Conkling, Thomas W.

2008-01-01

74

BLOCK GROUP BONDARIES AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATABASE AND COVERAGE  

EPA Science Inventory

"Census blocks are small areas bounded on all sides by visible features such as streets, roads, streams, and railroad tracts, and by invisible boundaries such as city, town, township, and county limits, property lines, and short, imaginary extensions of streets and roads.&q...

75

ARS Water Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) comes the ARS Water Database Web site. The database is a collection of precipitation and streamflow data from small agricultural watersheds in the United States, including variable time-series readings sufficient in detail to reconstruct storm hydrographs and hyetographs. Users can choose from any US state to view available data. Each station is listed along with its location, coverage area in acres, dates of operation, latitude and longitude, and links to its related data. Although data is not available for every station listed, the site can still be a valuable resource for those looking for quick access to hydrological data from around the country.

1969-12-31

76

ARS Water Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) comes the ARS Water Database Web site. The database is a collection of precipitation and streamflow data from small agricultural watersheds in the United States, including variable time-series readings sufficient in detail to reconstruct storm hydrographs and hyetographs. Users can choose from any US state to view available data. Each station is listed along with its location, coverage area in acres, dates of operation, latitude and longitude, and links to its related data. Although data is not available for every station listed, the site can still be a valuable resource for those looking for quick access to hydrological data from around the country.

2007-08-06

77

5 CFR 875.403 - May I apply for coverage outside of an open season?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? 875.403 Section 875.403 Administrative...I apply for coverage outside of an open season? If you are eligible for coverage...application at any time outside of an open season. You will be subject to full...

2013-01-01

78

IOPI Database of Plant Databases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI), a Commission of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), manages the Database of Plant Databases (DPD). The DPD is a global list of plant databases including Taxonomic databases ("with systematic information on families or genera, or for Flora projects"); Collection catalogs (usually of herbaria); and DELTA datasets (DELTA is "the Description Language for Taxonomy, a data format for character data, used for identification, key construction and the generation of descriptions."). The DPD may be searched using numerous specified fields, or it may be viewed in its entirety -- by Database Name, Host Name, or Host Country. Though bare bones in appearance, this extensive database contains a gold mine of information, with hundreds of hyperlinks to valuable plant databases.

79

The Diatom EST Database.  

PubMed

The Diatom EST database provides integrated access to expressed sequence tag (EST) data from two eukaryotic microalgae of the class Bacillariophyceae, Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Thalassiosira pseudonana. The database currently contains sequences of close to 30,000 ESTs organized into PtDB, the P.tricornutum EST database, and TpDB, the T.pseudonana EST database. The EST sequences were clustered and assembled into a non-redundant set for each organism, and these non-redundant sequences were then subjected to automated annotation using similarity searches against protein and domain databases. EST sequences, clusters of contiguous sequences, their annotation and analysis with reference to the publicly available databases, and a codon usage table derived from a subset of sequences from PtDB and TpDB can all be accessed in the Diatom EST Database. The underlying RDBMS enables queries over the raw and annotated EST data and retrieval of information through a user-friendly web interface, with options to perform keyword and BLAST searches. The EST data can also be retrieved based on Pfam domains, Cluster of Orthologous Groups (COG) and Gene Ontologies (GO) assigned to them by similarity searches. The Database is available at http://avesthagen.sznbowler.com. PMID:15608213

Maheswari, Uma; Montsant, Anton; Goll, Johannes; Krishnasamy, S; Rajyashri, K R; Patell, Villoo Morawala; Bowler, Chris

2005-01-01

80

Alcohol Studies Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This database contains citations of over 55,000 documents indexed by the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies since 1987. The database focuses on scholarly and professional materials on beverage alcohol, its use, and related consequences. A small amount of educational and prevention materials and information on other drugs are also included. Visitors may browse by subject headings or search by title or author. Returns include title, author, publisher, year, and page total. Detailed reports also offer a list of related subject headings.

81

DENTAL CARE COVERAGE AND RETIREMENT  

PubMed Central

Dental insurance, generally not covered in Medicare, is an important factor in the decision to seek dental care. We examine the convergence of an aging population, retirement and a decreased availability of dental care coverage using data from the Health and Retirement Study. We show that being in the labor force is a strong predictor of having dental coverage. For older retired adults not in the labor force, the only source for dental coverage is either a post retirement health benefit or spousal coverage.

Manski, Richard J.; Moeller, John; Chen, Haiyan; Clair, Patricia A.; Schimmel, Jody; Magder, Larry; Pepper, John V.

2010-01-01

82

JISC's Academic Database Assessment Tool as a Collection Development and Management Tool for Bibliographic Databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT) from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) enables users to compile and compare journal title lists from many different suppliers. The makers claim that this tool can help identify overlap of coverage among comparable databases and platforms. This article provides an overview of the tool's major features, including limitations, and how it can be

Jay Bhatt; Dana Denick

2009-01-01

83

Worldwide databases in marine geology: A review  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a review of the major databases relevant to marine geology. Of the 7500 databases studied, about 110 (1.5%) are related to marine geology. Nearly 29% are bibliographic whereas 71% are numeric in nature. Though with shortcomings, there is a potential for subject experts and database developers to build informative and interactive databases. A statistical profile of these

Pravin D. Kunte

1995-01-01

84

Database replication  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

A new database design is implemented in which everything in the database is modeled with primitives, including the links and nodes for a graph tuple store. A query syntax provides a nested tree of constraints with a single global schema. Various optimization techniques for queries and replication techniques are also described.

2012-06-19

85

Image Databases.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Different kinds of pictorial databases are described with respect to aims, user groups, search possibilities, storage, and distribution. Some specific examples are given for databases used for the following purposes: (1) labor markets for artists; (2) document management; (3) telling a story; (4) preservation (archives and museums); (5) research;…

Pettersson, Rune

86

NSFC Databases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) is based at West Virginia University and "serves as a clearinghouse for information about drinking water, wastewater, environmental training, and solid waste management in communities serving fewer than 10,000 individuals." As part of the NSFC larger Web site, the Databases page offers three online databases that can be accessed free after an initial registration. The Regulations Database contains copies of regulations for onsite wastewater treatment systems in 48 states, the Bibliographic Database stores thousands of articles dealing with onsite and small community wastewater issues, and the Manufacturers and Consultants Database houses a list of industry contacts for wastewater products and consulting services. Much more is available within the larger NSFC site and readers are encouraged to take a look through its contents.

2001-01-01

87

Magazine coverage of child sexual abuse, 1992-2004.  

PubMed

This article analyzes trends in the coverage of child sexual abuse in popular magazines since the early 1990s. The article employs systematic analysis to identify and analyze articles in four popular magazines. Articles are analyzed by subject, length, and publication. The results affirm established theories of newsworthiness related to the coverage of specific stories over time. However, interest in the subject waned in the past 10 years, with the brief and dramatic exception of coverage connected to the Catholic Church in 2002. The findings demonstrate systematic differences between the slants of the four magazines studied. The findings also suggest that child abuse professionals could improve the quality of coverage by agreeing to interviews in connection with articles about childhood sexual abuse. PMID:20390781

Cheit, Ross E; Shavit, Yael; Reiss-Davis, Zachary

2010-01-01

88

CAL Learning Strategies Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Learning Strategies Database, developed by the Center for Advancement of Learning (CAL) at Muskingum College, organizes information about learning strategies into four major sections: Introduction to the CAL Learning Strategies Database, General-Purpose Learning Strategies, Content-Specific Learning Strategies, and Bibliography of Learning Strategies Resources. Each section is further divided into more specific subsections, creating a hierarchical database structure. For example, the general-purpose section contains sixteen subsections related to general learning, such as Memory, Test Preparation, and Notetaking; whereas, the content-specific section has 27 disciplinary subsections, covering subjects in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. The information in the database allows students of all ages and their instructors to assess current learning styles, and to identify and implement methods for effective education adapted to the learning strengths and weaknesses of individual students.

89

NEWS COVERAGE AND SUPPORT FOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Citizens depend on information from the mass media when forming their opinion about political issues. Studies have shown that news media coverage of the EU can affect general and policy-specific support for European integration. Extant research has focused on individual-level analyses at specific points in time. The present study considers whether the visibility and the framing of EU news coverage

Rens Vliegenthart; Andreas R. T. Schuck; Hajo G. Boomgaarden; Claes H. De Vreese

90

Word level functional coverage computation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes word-level coverage metric to determine the completeness of a set of properties verified by a word-level method. An algorithm is presented to compute a functionality based coverage metric for a sequence property as specification. Control, intermediate and output signals are represented by a multiplexer based structure of linear integer equations, and RT level properties are directly applied

Bijan Alizadeh

2006-01-01

91

Word level functional coverage computation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a word-level coverage metric to determine the completeness of a set of properties verified by a word-level method. An algorithm is presented to compute a functionality based coverage metric for a sequence property as specification. Control, intermediate and output signals are represented by a multiplexer based structure of linear integer equations, and RT level properties are directly

Bijan Alizadeh

2006-01-01

92

Lexical Coverage of Spoken Discourse.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzed a modern spoken corpus of English (the CANCODE corpus) and found that 2,000 word families made up less than 95% coverage. A second analysis was performed on the CANCODE and the spoken component of the British National Corpus, which found that around 5,000 individual words were required to achieve about a 96 % coverage feature. (Author/VWL)

Adolphs, Svenja; Schmitt, Norbert

2003-01-01

93

Expanding Coverage: Reflections On Recent  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on the major health care initiatives and propos- als that policymakers have enacted or considered since 1980 and describes what we can learn from these efforts to expand coverage. Most proposals have focused on incremental strategies, through expansion of public programs or tax incentives for the purchase of private coverage, although universal proposals have also emerged. Incremental

Linda T. Bilheimer; David C. Colby

94

Health insurance coverage after welfare  

Microsoft Academic Search

This DataWatch examines the health insurance coverage of former welfare recipients who left welfare between January 1995 and mid-1997, using data from the 1997 National Survey of America's Families. Although the major- ity of women who left welfare were working, only 33 percent of these women obtained health coverage through their jobs. Rates of uninsurance increase with the number of

Bowen Garrett; John Holahan

2000-01-01

95

CRREL Ice Jam Database.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides information on the CRREL Ice Jam Database and its potential use for analyzing ice-related flooding problems. Rivers in the northern United States are subject to ice jams that cause flooding; block hydropower and water supply intakes; ...

K. D. White H. J. Eames

1999-01-01

96

Genome databases  

SciTech Connect

Since the Genome Project began several years ago, a plethora of databases have been developed or are in the works. They range from the massive Genome Data Base at Johns Hopkins University, the central repository of all gene mapping information, to small databases focusing on single chromosomes or organisms. Some are publicly available, others are essentially private electronic lab notebooks. Still others limit access to a consortium of researchers working on, say, a single human chromosome. An increasing number incorporate sophisticated search and analytical software, while others operate as little more than data lists. In consultation with numerous experts in the field, a list has been compiled of some key genome-related databases. The list was not limited to map and sequence databases but also included the tools investigators use to interpret and elucidate genetic data, such as protein sequence and protein structure databases. Because a major goal of the Genome Project is to map and sequence the genomes of several experimental animals, including E. coli, yeast, fruit fly, nematode, and mouse, the available databases for those organisms are listed as well. The author also includes several databases that are still under development - including some ambitious efforts that go beyond data compilation to create what are being called electronic research communities, enabling many users, rather than just one or a few curators, to add or edit the data and tag it as raw or confirmed.

Courteau, J.

1991-10-11

97

International Energy Subject Categories and Scope. Revision 2  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this publication is twofold: (1) to support organizations or individuals who select informational materials for inclusion in the ETDE Energy Data Base and (2) for use as an aid in database searching. Subject categories and corresponding codes are established to define the scope of, or degree of interest in, energy information to be selected by those who enter machine-readable bibliographic records into the Energy Data Base. For persons conducting online searching or creating selective dissemination of information (SDI) subsets, this publication facilitates the selection of energy topics. These scope notes and category definitions also apply to online energy databases identified as ENERGY on STN International (Federal Republic of Germany) and as ENERGY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY offered by DIALOG Information Services, Inc. (USA). The subject scope of the database encompasses all technological aspects of energy production, conversion, and efficient utilization, as well as related economic, social, and political aspects. Major topical areas are fossil fuels, renewable energy sources, nuclear energy, fusion energy, energy storage and conversion, end-use technology, advanced energy systems, and energy policy. Coverage also includes aspects of chemistry, engineering, environmental science, biomedical science, physics, mathematics, computer science, materials, and instrumentation related to energy technology. Subject categories are used to define broad subject areas in the field of energy, and can also provide a powerful tool in both increasing the relevancy of retrieval and simplifying the search strategy needed to retrieve a specific concept.

Rutkowski, R.; Kane, L. [eds.

1992-08-01

98

Searching the right database. A comparison of four databases for psychiatry journals.  

PubMed

Journal coverage is one factor that affects the retrieval of relevant information from bibliographic databases. The aims of this study were to investigate the coverage of databases for psychiatry journals, and to assess the overlap between databases. Psychiatry journals were identified using Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory and then analysed to see which bibliographic databases indexed the most journals. A total of 213 abstracting and indexing services were listed as indexing at least one of the 977 psychiatry journals identified. The four most frequently cited databases (PSYCLIT, EMBASE, BIOSIS and MEDLINE) indexed 506 (52%) of the psychiatry journals. Of these 506 journals, PSYCLIT indexed 367 (73%), EMBASE 337 (67%), BIOSIS 243 (48%) and MEDLINE 236 (47%). Combining the databases with the highest yields (PSYCLIT and EMBASE) increased the number of journals indexed to 461 (91%). The four databases combined accounted for 90% of all psychiatry journals found to be indexed by at least one abstracting and indexing service. More than 400 journals were not indexed at all. Variations in the overlap between PSYCLIT, EMBASE, BIOSIS and MEDLINE, and the high proportion (35%) of journals indexed in only one of these four databases emphasize the importance of searching more than one or even two databases to ensure optimal coverage of the literature. PMID:10620849

McDonald, S; Taylor, L; Adams, C

1999-09-01

99

BIOMARKERS DATABASE  

EPA Science Inventory

This database was developed by assembling and evaluating the literature relevant to human biomarkers. It catalogues and evaluates the usefulness of biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility and effect which may be relevant for a longitudinal cohort study. In addition to describing ...

100

Ant Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Research entomologist Ted Schultz from the Smithsonian Institution maintains this impressive work in progress. This online database represents the Smithsonian's identified ant collection, including 4,580 valid named species or subspecies. The taxonomy is current with Bolton's 1995 catalog and includes reported holdings through June 1998. The database may be queried by Subfamily, Tribe, Genus, Subgenus, Species, Subspecies, Author, or Types, and typical returns give concise taxonomic information, total specimens (workers, females, and males), author, and year.

Schultz, Ted.

2000-01-01

101

Your Medicare Coverage: Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Coverage  

MedlinePLUS

... covered? Search Medicare.gov for covered items Durable medical equipment (DME) coverage How often is it covered? Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers durable medical equipment (DME) that your ...

102

Coverage of neonatal screening: failure of coverage or failure of information system  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVESTo evaluate neonatal screening coverage using data routinely collected on the laboratory computer.SUBJECTS90 850 births in 14 North East Thames community provider districts over a 21 month period.METHODSBirths notified to local child health computers are electronically copied to the neonatal laboratory computer system, and incoming Guthrie cards are matched against these birth records before testing. The computer records for the

A E Ades; J Walker; R Jones; I Smith

2001-01-01

103

Geothermal resource areas database for monitoring the progress of development in the United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Geothermal Resource Areas Database (GRAD) and associated data system provide broad coverage of information on the development of geothermal resources in the United States. The system is designed to serve the information requirements of the National Progress Monitoring System. GRAD covers development from the initial exploratory phase through plant construction and operation. Emphasis is on actual facts or events rather than projections and scenarios. The selection and organization of data are based on a model of geothermal development. Subjects in GRAD include: names and addresses, leases, area descriptions, geothermal wells, power plants, direct use facilities, and environmental and regulatory aspects of development. Data collected in the various subject areas are critically evaluated, and then entered into an on-line interactive computer system. The system is publically available for retrieval and use. The background of the project, conceptual development, software development, and data collection are described as well as the structure of the database.

Lawrence, J. D.; Lepman, S. R.; Leung, K. N.; Phillips, S. L.

1981-01-01

104

Geothermal resource areas database for monitoring the progress of development in the United States  

SciTech Connect

The Geothermal Resource Areas Database (GRAD) and associated data system provide broad coverage of information on the development of geothermal resources in the United States. The system is designed to serve the information requirements of the National Progress Monitoring System. GRAD covers development from the initial exploratory phase through plant construction and operation. Emphasis is on actual facts or events rather than projections and scenarios. The selection and organization of data are based on a model of geothermal development. Subjects in GRAD include: names and addresses, leases, area descriptions, geothermal wells, power plants, direct use facilities, and environmental and regulatory aspects of development. Data collected in the various subject areas are critically evaluated, and then entered into an on-line interactive computer system. The system is publically available for retrieval and use. The background of the project, conceptual development, software development, and data collection are described here. Appendices describe the structure of the database in detail.

Lawrence, J.D.; Lepman, S.R.; Leung, K.; Phillips, S.L.

1981-01-01

105

Raman Spectroscopy Databases | Spectra Databases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is a clearinghouse of vibrational frequencies and Raman, mass, fluorescence, neutron scattering and infrared spectra. Both organic and mineral databases are included. The site features free access from both university and industry sources.

Spectroscopynow.com

106

Colon Cancer Screening (Colorectal) Coverage  

MedlinePLUS

... Check your enrollment Find doctors, hospitals, & facilities Your Medicare Costs Get help paying costs Part A costs Part ... Baltimore, MD 21244 Sign Up / Change Plans Your Medicare Costs What Medicare Covers Drug Coverage (Part D) Supplements & ...

107

Costs for Medicare Drug Coverage  

MedlinePLUS

... Check your enrollment Find doctors, hospitals, & facilities Your Medicare Costs Get help paying costs Part A costs Part ... Baltimore, MD 21244 Sign Up / Change Plans Your Medicare Costs What Medicare Covers Drug Coverage (Part D) Supplements & ...

108

MAJOR ROADS COVERAGE AND DATASET  

EPA Science Inventory

The Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) system contains digital descriptions of water and transportation features - rivers, lakes, roads, railroads, etc. - as well as major power lines and pipelines. This coverage is a subset of the larger TIGER ...

109

Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services  

MedlinePLUS

... 7 Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services Example: Mr? Smith is a hospital inpatient and needs to travel ... in the hospital where he was admitted? Mr? Smith requires ground ambulance transportation because of his medical ...

110

Vaccination Coverage in the U.S.  

MedlinePLUS

... increase coverage; Evaluate how well the efforts work Surveys of U.S. Vaccination Coverage National Immunization Survey (NIS) ... national immunization coverage More Information on Population-Based Surveys The following articles provide more information on the ...

111

Database and Online Statistics for 1979: Number of Databases Shows Dramatic Increase.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides statistical summaries of database development and growth for 1979, based on the "Database of Databases" file at the University of Illinois Information Retrieval Research Laboratory. Bibliographic, bibliographic-related, and natural language databases are analyzed in four subject categories: scientific/technical, humanities, mixed, and…

Williams, Martha E.

1980-01-01

112

Global routine vaccination coverage - 2012.  

PubMed

In 1974, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Expanded Programme on Immunization to ensure that all children have access to routinely recommended vaccines. Despite improvement in global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine (DTP3), from 5% in 1974 to 83% in 2011, almost one fifth of the world's children still had not received their third dose of the DTP series during their first year of life. In May 2012, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) to guide the Decade of Vaccines' vision to extend benefits of immunization to all persons. GVAP's key indicators include achieving and sustaining 90% national DTP3 coverage and ?80% DTP3 coverage in every district by 2015. During 2012, as in the 2 preceding years, an estimated 83% of infants worldwide received 3 doses of DTP vaccine; however, coverage varied among the WHO regions. Among 194 WHO member states, 131 (68%) achieved ?90% DTP3 national coverage, and 59 (30%) achieved ?80% DTP3 coverage in every district. However, 22.6 million children did not receive 3 DTP doses, a key indicator of immunization program performance. Strengthening national immunization systems, especially in countries with the greatest number of undervaccinated children, should be a global priority to reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases. PMID:24172880

2013-11-01

113

Measuring Coverage in MNCH: Challenges and Opportunities in the Selection of Coverage Indicators for Global Monitoring  

PubMed Central

Global monitoring of intervention coverage is a cornerstone of international efforts to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health. In this review, we examine the process and implications of selecting a core set of coverage indicators for global monitoring, using as examples the processes used by the Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival and the Commission on Accountability for Women's and Children's Health. We describe how the generation of data for global monitoring involves five iterative steps: development of standard indicator definitions and measurement approaches to ensure comparability across countries; collection of high-quality data at the country level; compilation of country data at the global level; organization of global databases; and rounds of data quality checking. Regular and rigorous technical review processes that involve high-level decision makers and experts familiar with indicator measurement are needed to maximize uptake and to ensure that indicators used for global monitoring are selected on the basis of available evidence of intervention effectiveness, feasibility of measurement, and data availability as well as programmatic relevance. Experience from recent initiatives illustrates the challenges of striking this balance as well as strategies for reducing the tensions inherent in the indicator selection process. We conclude that more attention and continued investment need to be directed to global monitoring, to support both the process of global database development and the selection of sets of coverage indicators to promote accountability. The stakes are high, because these indicators can drive policy and program development at the country and global level, and ultimately impact the health of women and children and the communities where they live.

Requejo, Jennifer Harris; Newby, Holly; Bryce, Jennifer

2013-01-01

114

Alcohol Industry & Policy Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems maintains the Alcohol Industry & Policy Database, which contains bibliographic citations and abstracts for more than 13,000 articles and news stories on the alcohol beverage industry, alcohol policy, and the prevention of alcohol-related problems. The citations in the database span from 1991 to the present and are updated monthly. Users may conduct cross-field queries of the database by keywords, subject headings, company name, and publication date. The search facility includes Word Wheels, which are interactive Java applets that help users to identify indexed terms quickly, thereby "eliminat[ing] trial-and-error searching [and] produc[ing] more accurate searches."

Problems., Marin I.

115

Database Auditing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Government regulations and increased awareness of security issues have increased the auditing requirements of information technology systems. In this paper, we will discuss three government regulations and how they have impacted information technology systems. We classify database auditing systems by considering features of the basic components of an auditing system as proposed by Bishop: the logger, analyzer, and notifier. In

Jungha Woo; Sael Lee; Carla Zoltowski

116

Standardizing the World Income Inequality Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Objective. Cross-national research on the causes and consequences of income inequality has been hindered by the limitations of exist- ing inequality datasets: greater coverage across countries and over time is available from these sources only at the cost of signicantly reduced comparability across observations. The goal of the Standard- ized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID) is to overcome these

Frederick Solt

2008-01-01

117

Comparison of Three Primary Aggregator Databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the results of a study conducted by Louisiana State University Libraries to determine the strengths and weaknesses of three aggregator databases: EBSCO Academic Search Premier, Gale Expanded Academic ASAP, and ProQuest Research Library Core. Main ideas discussed are title coverage, full-text availability, and search features. It is hoped that this article will aid institutions in determining the

Kelly Blessinger; Maureen Olle

2003-01-01

118

Standardizing the World Income Inequality Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cross-national research on the causes and consequences of income inequality has been hindered by the limitations of existing inequality data sets: greater coverage across countries and over time is available from these sources only at the cost of significantly reduced comparability across observations. The goal of the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID) is to overcome these limitations. Copyright (c)

Frederick Solt

2009-01-01

119

Drinking Water Treatability Database (Database)  

EPA Science Inventory

The drinking Water Treatability Database (TDB) will provide data taken from the literature on the control of contaminants in drinking water, and will be housed on an interactive, publicly-available USEPA web site. It can be used for identifying effective treatment processes, rec...

120

Designing localized algorithms for barrier coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Global barrier coverage that requires much fewer sensors than full coverage, is known to be an appropriate model of coverage for movement detection applications such as intru- sion detection. However, it has been proved that given a sen- sor deployment, sensors can not locally determine whether the deployment provides global barrier coverage, making it impossible to develop localized algorithms, thus

Ai Chen; Santosh Kumar; Ten-hwang Lai

2007-01-01

121

Local Barrier Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Global barrier coverage, which requires much fewer sensors than full coverage, is known to be an appropriate model of coverage for movement detection applications such as intrusion detection. However, it has been proved that given a sensor deployment, sensors can not locally determine whether the deployment provides global barrier coverage, making it impossible to develop localized algorithms, thus limiting its

Ai Chen; Santosh Kumar; Ten-Hwang Lai

2010-01-01

122

Trail Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Something of a veteran by Internet standards, the Trail Database has been around since 1997 and, as such, now bills itself as the "world's largest hiking trail database." "Henk," the Dutch hiker responsible for this compendium, updates the site regularly and has included a wide variety of links to helpful material here. Users can search or browse the resources, which are arranged both under general topics, such as Knots or Equipment, and by country. Those planning European hikes will find the links off the front page to foot and mouth disease-related hiking restrictions useful (though we found some of these links to be broken). In all, an impressive collection of material. The site is available in Dutch or English.

1997-01-01

123

50 CFR 665.145 - At-sea observer coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC American Samoa Fisheries § 665.145 At-sea observer coverage. All fishing vessels subject to §§ 665.140 through 665.145...

2012-10-01

124

50 CFR 665.145 - At-sea observer coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC American Samoa Fisheries § 665.145 At-sea observer coverage. All fishing vessels subject to §§ 665.140 through 665.145...

2011-10-01

125

50 CFR 665.105 - At-sea observer coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC American Samoa Fisheries § 665.105 At-sea observer coverage. All fishing vessels subject to §§ 665.100 through 665.105...

2011-10-01

126

50 CFR 665.105 - At-sea observer coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC American Samoa Fisheries § 665.105 At-sea observer coverage. All fishing vessels subject to §§ 665.100 through 665.105...

2012-10-01

127

The Effect of Palatal Coverage on Taste Perception.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The results of this research lead to the following conclusions for these two subjects when using sodium chloride as a taste stimulus. 1. Palatal coverage has no significant physiologic effect on taste perception. 2. The reproduction of palatal rugae on a ...

W. M. Harrison

1965-01-01

128

Magazine Coverage of Child Sexual Abuse, 1992-2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article analyzes trends in the coverage of child sexual abuse in popular magazines since the early 1990s. The article employs systematic analysis to identify and analyze articles in four popular magazines. Articles are analyzed by subject, length, and publication. The results affirm established theories of newsworthiness related to the…

Cheit, Ross E.; Shavit, Yael; Reiss-Davis, Zachary

2010-01-01

129

Media coverage of drug approvals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines how newly approved drugs are presented in newspapers, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press releases, and websites. It finds that the print media coverage is more positive than FDA press releases and lacks basic information that would be important to consumers. The shortcomings of traditional media appear to be mitigated by the varied sources of information about

Robert J. Klotz; Stephen J. Ceccoli

2005-01-01

130

Heliostats for maximum ground coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most conventional heliostats consist of a rectangular reflector which is moved around a fixed vertical axis tracking the azimuth of the sun and a second moving horizontal axis which rotates around the vertical axis to allow tracking the elevation of the sun. The maximum ground coverage possible of fields of such heliostats without colliding neighbouring reflectors is 58%. Applications of

Philipp Schramek; David R. Mills

2004-01-01

131

Is Crime News Coverage Excessive?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on the frequency and manner in which various crime and noncrime news topics were presented in selected newspapers and television newscasts in 1976. Examines news flow data to determine whether news output was inflexible, and whether crime news coverage distorted the amount of real-life crime. (PD)|

Graber, Doris A.

1979-01-01

132

RWC Music Database: Classical Music Database and Jazz Music Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the design policy and overview ofRWC music database that gives researchers freedom of common use and research use. Various commonly available databases have been built in other research fields because ofthe importance and significance ofthose databases. In the field ofmusical inf ormation processing, however, there has not been any commonly available music database. We have therefore built

Masataka Goto; Hiroki Hashiguchi; Takuichi Nishimura; Ryuichi Oka

2002-01-01

133

Geologic Map Database of Texas  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The purpose of this report is to release a digital geologic map database for the State of Texas. This database was compiled for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Minerals Program, National Surveys and Analysis Project, whose goal is a nationwide assemblage of geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and other data. This release makes the geologic data from the Geologic Map of Texas available in digital format. Original clear film positives provided by the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology were photographically enlarged onto Mylar film. These films were scanned, georeferenced, digitized, and attributed by Geologic Data Systems (GDS), Inc., Denver, Colorado. Project oversight and quality control was the responsibility of the U.S. Geological Survey. ESRI ArcInfo coverages, AMLs, and shapefiles are provided.

Stoeser, Douglas B.; Shock, Nancy; Green, Gregory N.; Dumonceaux, Gayle M.; Heran, William D.

2005-01-01

134

Mollusk Bibliography Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The newly online Mollusk Bibliography Database includes over 10,000 references on freshwater mollusks. A collaborative effort by Kevin Cummings, Illinois Natural History Survey; Art Bogan, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; Tom Watters, the Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity; and Christine Mayer, Illinois Natural History Survey, the searchable bibliography project was funded by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation. The initial goal of the bibliography was "to try and build a database of every published reference on freshwater mussels in North America;" that effort has expanded to including references worldwide (albeit, not an exhaustive collection). Search options include author, date, title, journal, and volume searches, and may also be restricted or broadened via a combination of geographic, taxonomic, or subject fields.

Cummings, Kevin S.; Mayer, Christine A.; Watters, Tom.; Bogan, Art.

135

Patterns in High Cloud Coverage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Clouds are a collection of water droplets and small ice crystals that are suspended in an atmosphere. Clouds form when moisture rises, cools, and changes to water or ice. It is important to take into consideration exactly how clouds affect the world around us. Clouds are an important determining factor in climate in any region around the globe. In this lesson, students will plot and analyze data for high cloud coverage from a specified location and determine whether or not a pattern exists.

136

Diversity antennas for isotropic coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three-element polarization \\/ pattern diversity antennas for isotropic coverage (covering all directions and any linear polarization) are presented for frequencies around 1.5 GHz. Based on perpendicularly mounted, co-centred dipoles, a broadband (VSWR <; 1.5 over 15% bandwidth) and compact (kr = 0.9 at the lower frequency band edge) design is possible. Radiation pattern and gain are similar to those of

Dimitra Psychogiou; Jan Hesselbarth

2010-01-01

137

Nanotechnology Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and housed at the Loyola College in Maryland's International Technology Research Institute the Nanotechnology Database is a source of online information on major research centers, funding agencies, major reports, and books dealing with nanotechnology. The resources listed here are carefully selected and reviewed. The site is expected to grow with the continued support and updates from organizations and individuals in the field of nanotechnology. The list of resources is divided into the following categories: Academic, Industry, Government Laboratories, Government Agencies, Professional Societies, Non-Profit Organizations, Books, Periodicals, Reports, and Conferences. Each listing provides a brief summary (taken from that Website) and hyperlink to the resource (note: the book list links mostly take users to online booksellers). A submission form allows users to add a relevant organization or publication.

2001-01-01

138

Pyramid Servings Database  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Content Cancer Control and Population Sciences Home Applied Research Home Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Home Pyramid Servings Database for NHANES III: Pyramid Servings Database Home Accessing the Databases Search the Database Documentation Related

139

49 CFR 19.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Standards § 19.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided to property owned by the recipient. Federally-owned...

2012-10-01

140

43 CFR 12.931 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Requirements § 12.931 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided to property owned by the recipient. Federally-owned...

2012-10-01

141

22 CFR 145.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Standards § 145.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided to property owned by the recipient. Federally-owned...

2013-04-01

142

45 CFR 74.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Standards § 74.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with HHS funds as provided to other property owned by the...

2012-10-01

143

15 CFR 14.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Standards § 14.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided to property owned by the recipient. Federally-owned...

2012-01-01

144

32 CFR 32.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Standards § 32.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided to property owned by the recipient. Federally-owned...

2013-07-01

145

22 CFR 518.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Standards § 518.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided to property owned by the recipient. Federally-owned...

2013-04-01

146

45 CFR 2543.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Standards § 2543.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided to property owned by the recipient. Federally-owned...

2011-10-01

147

49 CFR 19.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Standards § 19.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided to property owned by the recipient. Federally-owned...

2011-10-01

148

14 CFR 1260.131 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Standards § 1260.131 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided for property owned by the recipient....

2012-01-01

149

45 CFR 2543.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Standards § 2543.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds as provided to property owned by the recipient. Federally-owned...

2012-10-01

150

45 CFR 74.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Standards § 74.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall, at a minimum, provide the equivalent insurance coverage for real property and equipment acquired with HHS funds as provided to other property owned by the...

2011-10-01

151

36 CFR 1210.31 - Insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Insurance coverage. 1210.31 Section 1210.31 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL... Post-Award Requirements Property Standards § 1210.31 Insurance coverage. Recipients shall,...

2012-07-01

152

Trends in Individual and Household Pension Coverage.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study uses data from employee benefit surveys conducted as supplements to the May 1979, May 1988 and April 1993 Current Population Surveys to examine changes in pension coverage rates for both individuals and households. While overall pension coverag...

W. E. Even D. Macpherson

1995-01-01

153

5 CFR 317.301 - Conversion coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Conversion coverage. 317.301 Section 317...EMPLOYMENT IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE Conversion to the Senior Executive Service § 317.301 Conversion coverage. (a) When...

2013-01-01

154

76 FR 7767 - Student Health Insurance Coverage  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 45 CFR Parts 144 and...CMS-9981-P] RIN 0950-AA20 Student Health Insurance Coverage AGENCY: Centers for...that would establish rules for student health insurance coverage under the Public...

2011-02-11

155

77 FR 16453 - Student Health Insurance Coverage  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 45 CFR Parts 144...CMS-9981-F RIN 0938-AQ95 Student Health Insurance Coverage AGENCY: Centers for...rule establishes requirements for student health insurance coverage under the Public...

2012-03-21

156

Your Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage  

MedlinePLUS

... a plan that has a coverage gap. Ms. Smith joined the ABC Prescription Drug Plan. Her coverage ... defined on pages 77–80. Monthly Premium—Ms. Smith pays a monthly premium throughout the year. 1. ...

157

Virtual Database Technology for Distributed Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, our research objective is to develop a database virtualization technique so that data analysts or other users who apply data mining methods to their jobs can use all ubiquitous databases in the Internet as if they were recognized as a single database, thereby helping to reduce their workloads such as data collection from the Internet databases and

Yuji Wada; Yuta Watanabe; Keisuke Syoubu; Jun Sawamoto; Takashi Katoh

2010-01-01

158

Recent Trends in Private Pension Coverage.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study examines the household survey evidence that forms the basis for the belief in declining pension coverage rates. The survey explores whether the coverage rate has declined since 1979, why the growth in pension coverage may have ended and the fact...

D. O. Parsons

1992-01-01

159

Media Coverage of the Supreme Court's Caseload  

Microsoft Academic Search

Citizens hold the Supreme Court in high regard, and this esteem necessarily, for most, must be based on mass media news coverage. Content analysis of Supreme Court coverage by three networks, three news magazines and three major newspapers finds the press is selective in type of cases covered. The best coverage fit to actual types of cases decided was in

Jerome OCallaghan; James O. Dukes

1992-01-01

160

LSI product quality and fault coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

At present, the relationship between fault coverage of LSI circuit tests and the tested product quality is not satisfactorily understood. Reported work on integrated circuits predicts, for an acceptable field reject rate, a fault coverage that is too high (99 percent or higher). This fault coverage is difficult to achieve for LSI circuits. This paper proposes a model of fault

Vishwani D. Agrawal; Sharad C. Seth; Prathima Agrawal

1981-01-01

161

Database Security  

Microsoft Academic Search

As organizations increase their reliance on information systems for daily business, they become more vulnerable to security\\u000a breaches. Though a number of techniques, such as encryption and electronic signatures, are currently available to protect\\u000a data when transmitted across sites, a truly comprehensive approach for data protection must also include mechanisms for enforcing\\u000a access control policies based on data contents, subject

Elisa Bertino; Ji-Won Byun; Ashish Kamra

162

Insurance coverage for employment-related claims  

SciTech Connect

This article analyzes the principal coverage issues arising under CGL policies for employment-related claims. Section I discusses the bases of the duty to defend and the duty to idemnify in the key CGL policy provisions at issue, including the bodily injury and personal injury coverages. Section II examines the three provisions in CGL policies typically raised as defenses to coverage for employment-related claims and two public policy considerations that may affect claims for coverage. The duty to defend is given closer crutiny in section III. Finally, in section IV the effects of settlement on coverage are discussed. 106 refs.

Scheuermann, J.E. [Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1993-12-31

163

Coverage & access. Communities take charge.  

PubMed

Everyone wants to expand health care coverage and access for those who need it, and many providers know what has to be done in their communities to make it happen. But getting there is a challenge because money is tight and much of the low-hanging fruit has already been picked. Even so, some providers, aided by grants to pave the administrative way, are finding creative methods to bring health care to the underserved. Hospitals & Health Networks looks at two such programs--what they hope to accomplish, what they've had to overcome and how they're putting their communities in charge. PMID:11797577

Thrall, T H

2001-12-01

164

Alcohol Studies Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since 1987, staff members at the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies have been collecting citations of documents related to alcohol. Today, they have over 80,000 citations and much of the material is related to research and professional materials that deal with the subject. Additionally, the database contains a small collection of educational and prevention materials designed for use by educators, parents, and public health workers. The site is maintained by the Scholarly Communication Center, the Center of Alcohol Studies, and the Rutgers University Libraries. Visitors to the site can search by subject, or perform a more advanced search as well. The site also includes a "Help" area, which includes information on limiting searches, links to full text, and suggestions on using Boolean techniques.

165

World Database of Happiness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The World Database of Happiness, maintained by Professor Ruut Veenhoven of Erasmus University Rotterdam, is a "continuous register of scientific research on subjective appreciation of life." This site contains the Bibliography of Happiness, a collection of over 3,000 scientific publications accessible by author or subject; the Catalog of Happiness in Nations, providing responses from over 1,500 national happiness surveys taken in 93 different countries between 1946 and 1996; the Catalog of Happiness Correlates, which presents the abstracts of correlational research findings from 662 studies worldwide; and finally, the Directory of Happiness Investigators, an international listing of more than 3,300 happiness researchers. Users may freely download the Bibliography or the Catalog of Happiness in Nations as compressed MS Access files (.zip), and download the full text of the Catalog of Correlates in compressed RTF format (.zip).

166

Constraint databases: a tutorial introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

We give a tutorial introduction to the basic definitions surrounding the idea of constraint databases, and survey and indicate some of the achieved research results on this subject. This paper is not written as a scholarly piece, nor as polished course notes, but rather as something like the transcript of an invited talk I gave at a meeting bringing together

Jan Van den Bussche

2000-01-01

167

Accessing Databases from Esterel  

Microsoft Academic Search

A current limitation in reactive systems design is the lack of database support in tools such as Esterel Studio. This report proposes a way of inte- grating databases and Esterel by providing an Application Programming Interface (API) for relational database use inside Esterel. As databases and Esterel programs are often executed on dieren t ma- chines, result sets from database

David White

168

42 CFR 457.1010 - Purchase of family coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Purchase of family coverage. 457.1010 Section 457.1010...General Provisions § 457.1010 Purchase of family coverage. A State may purchase family coverage that includes coverage for...

2012-10-01

169

Current Status of Atomic Spectroscopy Databases at NIST  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NIST's Atomic Spectroscopy Data Center maintains several online databases on atomic spectroscopy. These databases can be accessed via the http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData web page. Our main database, Atomic Spectra Database (ASD) has recently been upgraded to v. 4.0.1. It is now fully integrated with the NIST Atomic Spectra Bibliography Databases. ASD now contains critically evaluated data for about 170,000 spectral lines and 86,000 energy levels of almost all elements in the periodic table. We continue maintaining and regularly updating our bibliography databases, ensuring comprehensive coverage of current literature on atomic spectra, including energy levels, spectral lines, transition probabilities, hyperfine structure, isotope shifts, Zeeman and Stark effects. We continue maintaining other popular databases such as the Handbook of Basic Atomic Spectroscopy Data, searchable atlases of spectra of Pt-Ne and Th-Ne lamps, and non-LTE plasma-kinetics code comparisons.

Kramida, Alexander; Ralchenko, Yuri; Reader, Joseph

2011-06-01

170

Image Databases Are Not Databases with Images  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we discuss a number of new problems that arise in image databases, and that set them apart from traditional databases. The fact that image databases are based on similarity, rather than match- ing, creates a whose set of new issues.Most noticeably, while matching is, by and large, a well dened concept, there are many possible types of

Simone Santini; Ramesh Jain

1997-01-01

171

Characteristics of Scientific Databases.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this paper is to examine the kinds of data and usage of scientific databases and to identify common characteristics among the different disciplines. Most scientific databases do not use general purpose database management systems (DBMSs). T...

A. Shoshani F. Olken H. K. T. Wong

1984-01-01

172

Database transfers between several systems. [FRAMIS and DATATRIEVE  

SciTech Connect

The ability to transfer databases between systems allows the user to exploit the best features of either system. This paper addresses beginning Datatrieve users and deals with the issues involved in a transfer of a database from a central computing area to a PDP-11 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. FRAMIS was used to clean the original database; DATATRIEVE was used to establish the new database. The new database residing on the PDP-11 was subject to structural change at any time.

Doll, M.

1983-01-01

173

The Case for a Classroom Database.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Students can use the computer to store and compare data on their television viewing habits. Suggestions are offered for developing a database where students can research, graph, and analyze the subject of their choice. (DF)|

Hunter, Beverly

1985-01-01

174

Comparing the options for universal coverage.  

PubMed

This paper identifies and evaluates eight legislative policy options for achieving universal coverage. These options are reviewed systematically by addressing three distinct, although related, issues: defining the "universe" covered, defining the nature of the coverage to be provided, and providing legal incentives to assure the coverage and financing. In particular, this paper focuses on the obligations of employers and individuals under these proposals and appropriate governmental policies to promote compliance. PMID:8056394

Grossman, E G

175

Soft tissue coverage in abdominal wall reconstruction.  

PubMed

Abdominal wall defects requiring soft tissue coverage can be either partial-thickness defects or full-thickness composite defects. Soft tissue flap reconstruction offers significant advantages in defects that cannot be closed primarily. Flap reconstruction is performed in a single-stage procedure obviating chronic wound management. If the defect size exceeds the availability of local soft tissue for coverage, regional pedicled flaps can be delivered into the abdominal wall while maintaining blood supply from their donor site. Microsurgical free tissue transfer increases the capacity to provide soft tissue coverage for abdominal wall defects that are not amenable to either local or regional flap coverage. PMID:24035082

Baumann, Donald P; Butler, Charles E

2013-10-01

176

Expanded Programme on Immunization regional immunization coverage.  

PubMed

Immunization coverage rates for countries in the WHO South East Asian and Western Pacific regions as of January 1988 are presented in a table. Data, expressed in percentages, are tabulated for BCG, DPT 3, polio 3, measles and tetanus 2 for pregnant women. The countries with coverage in all categories above 80% are Brunei Darussalam and Samoa. Those with coverage figures all above 70% include Cook Islands, Fiji, Japan, Singapore and Tonga. Some intermediate countries are India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand and China. Nations with most reports under 40% are Bhutan, Burma, Laos, Maldives, and Vietnam. Bangladesh has the lowest coverage, with all figures less than 10%. PMID:12159116

1988-06-01

177

Sports Information Online: Searching the SPORT Database and Tips for Finding Sports Medicine Information Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first article describes SPORT, a database providing international coverage of athletics and physical education, and compares it to other online services in terms of coverage, thesauri, possible search strategies, and actual usage. The second article reviews available online information on sports medicine. (CLB)

Janke, Richard V.; And Others

1988-01-01

178

Sports Information Online: Searching the SPORT Database and Tips for Finding Sports Medicine Information Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The first article describes SPORT, a database providing international coverage of athletics and physical education, and compares it to other online services in terms of coverage, thesauri, possible search strategies, and actual usage. The second article reviews available online information on sports medicine. (CLB)|

Janke, Richard V.; And Others

1988-01-01

179

Environment Australia's Online Image Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Environment Australia -- Australia's Department of Environment and Heritage -- has made its extensive collection of photographs freely available for non-commercial use. Researchers and students in the environmental sciences may find this collection of well-composed, high-quality images a useful resource for presentations and publications. Users may easily search the database by keyword, general subject, and/or geographic area. Search results yield a table of thumbnail photos together with summary information for each image. Before publishing an image from the database, users must first contact Environment Australia (via provided Web form).

180

Phylogenomics with incomplete taxon coverage: the limits to inference  

PubMed Central

Background Phylogenomic studies based on multi-locus sequence data sets are usually characterized by partial taxon coverage, in which sequences for some loci are missing for some taxa. The impact of missing data has been widely studied in phylogenetics, but it has proven difficult to distinguish effects due to error in tree reconstruction from effects due to missing data per se. We approach this problem using a explicitly phylogenomic criterion of success, decisiveness, which refers to whether the pattern of taxon coverage allows for uniquely defining a single tree for all taxa. Results We establish theoretical bounds on the impact of missing data on decisiveness. Results are derived for two contexts: a fixed taxon coverage pattern, such as that observed from an already assembled data set, and a randomly generated pattern derived from a process of sampling new data, such as might be observed in an ongoing comparative genomics sequencing project. Lower bounds on how many loci are needed for decisiveness are derived for the former case, and both lower and upper bounds for the latter. When data are not decisive for all trees, we estimate the probability of decisiveness and the chances that a given edge in the tree will be distinguishable. Theoretical results are illustrated using several empirical examples constructed by mining sequence databases, genomic libraries such as ESTs and BACs, and complete genome sequences. Conclusion Partial taxon coverage among loci can limit phylogenomic inference by making it impossible to distinguish among multiple alternative trees. However, even though lack of decisiveness is typical of many sparse phylogenomic data sets, it is often still possible to distinguish a large fraction of edges in the tree.

2010-01-01

181

Towards Semantic Web Services on Large, Multi-Dimensional Coverages  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Observed and simulated data in the Earth Sciences often come as coverages, the general term for space-time varying phenomena as set forth by standardization bodies like the Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC) and ISO. Among such data are 1-d time series, 2-D surface data, 3-D surface data time series as well as x/y/z geophysical and oceanographic data, and 4-D metocean simulation results. With increasing dimensionality the data sizes grow exponentially, up to Petabyte object sizes. Open standards for exploiting coverage archives over the Web are available to a varying extent. The OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) standard defines basic extraction operations: spatio-temporal and band subsetting, scaling, reprojection, and data format encoding of the result - a simple interoperable interface for coverage access. More processing functionality is available with products like Matlab, Grid-type interfaces, and the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS). However, these often lack properties known as advantageous from databases: declarativeness (describe results rather than the algorithms), safe in evaluation (no request can keep a server busy infinitely), and optimizable (enable the server to rearrange the request so as to produce the same result faster). WPS defines a geo-enabled SOAP interface for remote procedure calls. This allows to webify any program, but does not allow for semantic interoperability: a function is identified only by its function name and parameters while the semantics is encoded in the (only human readable) title and abstract. Hence, another desirable property is missing, namely an explicit semantics which allows for machine-machine communication and reasoning a la Semantic Web. The OGC Web Coverage Processing Service (WCPS) language, which has been adopted as an international standard by OGC in December 2008, defines a flexible interface for the navigation, extraction, and ad-hoc analysis of large, multi-dimensional raster coverages. It is abstract in that it does not anticipate any particular protocol. One such protocol is given by the OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS) Processing Extension standard which ties WCPS into WCS. Another protocol which makes WCPS an OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) Profile is under preparation. Thereby, WCPS bridges WCS and WPS. The conceptual model of WCPS relies on the coverage model of WCS, which in turn is based on ISO 19123. WCS currently addresses raster-type coverages where a coverage is seen as a function mapping points from a spatio-temporal extent (its domain) into values of some cell type (its range). A retrievable coverage has an identifier associated, further the CRSs supported and, for each range field (aka band, channel), the interpolation methods applicable. The WCPS language offers access to one or several such coverages via a functional, side-effect free language. The following example, which derives the NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) from given coverages C1, C2, and C3 within the regions identified by the binary mask R, illustrates the language concept: for c in ( C1, C2, C3 ), r in ( R ) return encode( (char) (c.nir - c.red) / (c.nir + c.red), H˜DF-EOS\\~ ) The result is a list of three HDF-EOS encoded images containing masked NDVI values. Note that the same request can operate on coverages of any dimensionality. The expressive power of WCPS includes statistics, image, and signal processing up to recursion, to maintain safe evaluation. As both syntax and semantics of any WCPS expression is well known the language is Semantic Web ready: clients can construct WCPS requests on the fly, servers can optimize such requests (this has been investigated extensively with the rasdaman raster database system) and automatically distribute them for processing in a WCPS-enabled computing cloud. The WCPS Reference Implementation is being finalized now that the standard is stable; it will be released in open source once ready. Among the future tasks is to extend WCPS to general meshes, in synchronization with the WCS standard. In this talk WCPS is presented in the context

Baumann, P.

2009-04-01

182

Full-Text Database Support for Scholarly Research in Finance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the extent to which full-text business databases support scholarly research in finance. A list of articles cited by finance researchers was compared to the title lists of three full-text business databases: ABI\\/INFORM (ProQuest Information and Learning), Business Source Premier (EBSCO Information Services), and General BusinessFile (Gale Group). The most comprehensive coverage was found to be offered by

Karen Chapman

2002-01-01

183

Securing insurance coverage for EMF claims  

SciTech Connect

When confronted with lawsuits resulting from EMF-related claims, utilities must aggressively work to ensure that they receive the full protection and defense due them by their insurance companies. Within the last two years, electric utilities have been increasingly subject to claims alleging that plaintiffs have suffered bodily injury as a result of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and that this exposure has caused everything from emotional distress to cancer. The plaintiffs generally claim that EMF exposure has also caused property damage - usually in the fourth of a reduction in the value of their residence. Claims have also been made on the grounds that EMF constitutes a tresspass and nuisance, which has prevented plaintiffs from using their property to the fullest extent. While utilities may debate the degree of harm, if any, caused by exposure to EMF, one thing is certain: The current EMF claims are only the tip of the iceberg and are not likely to dissipate any time soon. As a result, utilities must example their insurance coverage to determine whether any existing or future EMF claims are covered under the company's policies. Such insurance would most likely help pay for the cost of defending against EMF lawsuits and indemnify the company if any liability is assessed.

Meyer, K.A. (Paul, Hatings, Janofsky Walker, Los Angeles, CA (United States))

1992-02-15

184

Accessing Databases within Esterel  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract A current limitation in reactive systems design is the lack of database support in tools such as Esterel Studio This report proposes a way of inte - grating databases and Esterel by providing an Application Programming Interface (API) for relational database use inside Esterel As databases and Esterel programs are often executed on di erent ma - chines, result

David White; Gerald Luettgen

2004-01-01

185

Reflective Database Access Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Reflective Database Access Control" (RDBAC) is a model in which a database privilege is expressed as a database query itself, rather than as a static privilege contained in an access control list. RDBAC aids the management of database access controls by improving the expressiveness of policies. However, such policies introduce new interactions…

Olson, Lars E.

2009-01-01

186

Bibliography on spatiotemporal databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spatial and temporal databases are important and well-established sub-disciplines of database research. Some 350 papers in temporal databases have appeared, authored by almost 300 researchers. The literature on spatial databases is also substantial; the bibliography of Samet's landmark book on spatial data structures lists 823 references.

Khaled K. Al-Taha; Richard Thomas Snodgrass; Michael D. Soo

1993-01-01

187

The challenge of increasing Pfam coverage of the human proteome  

PubMed Central

It is a worthy goal to completely characterize all human proteins in terms of their domains. Here, using the Pfam database, we asked how far we have progressed in this endeavour. Ninety per cent of proteins in the human proteome matched at least one of 5494 manually curated Pfam-A families. In contrast, human residue coverage by Pfam-A families was <45%, with 9418 automatically generated Pfam-B families adding a further 10%. Even after excluding predicted signal peptide regions and short regions (<50 consecutive residues) unlikely to harbour new families, for ?38% of the human protein residues, there was no information in Pfam about conservation and evolutionary relationship with other protein regions. This uncovered portion of the human proteome was found to be distributed over almost 25 000 distinct protein regions. Comparison with proteins in the UniProtKB database suggested that the human regions that exhibited similarity to thousands of other sequences were often either divergent elements or N- or C-terminal extensions of existing families. Thirty-four per cent of regions, on the other hand, matched fewer than 100 sequences in UniProtKB. Most of these did not appear to share any relationship with existing Pfam-A families, suggesting that thousands of new families would need to be generated to cover them. Also, these latter regions were particularly rich in amino acid compositional bias such as the one associated with intrinsic disorder. This could represent a significant obstacle toward their inclusion into new Pfam families. Based on these observations, a major focus for increasing Pfam coverage of the human proteome will be to improve the definition of existing families. New families will also be built, prioritizing those that have been experimentally functionally characterized. Database URL: http://pfam.sanger.ac.uk/

Mistry, Jaina; Coggill, Penny; Eberhardt, Ruth Y.; Deiana, Antonio; Giansanti, Andrea; Finn, Robert D.; Bateman, Alex; Punta, Marco

2013-01-01

188

The effects of SCHIP on children's health insurance coverage: early evidence from the community tracking study.  

PubMed

The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) was designed to increase the number of children with health insurance coverage without resulting in large numbers of children substituting public coverage for private insurance. This study uses data from the Community Tracking Study collected before and after SCHIP implementation to examine the effects of increases in eligibility for public coverage on children's health insurance coverage. Using a regression-based difference-in-differences approach, the authors find that increases in eligibility for public coverage did increase the likelihood of having Medicaid or other state coverage versus being uninsured for the primary SCHIP target population--children in families with incomes between 100 and 200 percent of the federal poverty level. However, eligibility increases also increased the likelihood of having public coverage versus private insurance for this income group, indicating that SCHIP expansions resulted in substitution of public for private insurance. In fact, simulation results indicate that the initial impact of SCHIP on private insurance coverage has been far greater than on uninsurance rates. These results reflect the early stages of SCHIP implementation, however, and are subject to change as the SCHIP programs mature. PMID:12508701

Cunningham, Peter J; Hadley, Jack; Reschovsky, James

2002-12-01

189

Technology assessment: Relationship to coverage issues—A case for temporary coverage decisions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Making appropriate coverage decisions has the potential of impacting patient outcomes. In both the public and private sectors, great diversity exists in the methodology and process used to make coverage decisions. Because definitional issues are important, they are described in this article. The underpinning of coverage decisions are a commitment to certain methodological principles, including embracing evidence-based medicine. The role

Louis H. Diamond

1999-01-01

190

Health Insurance Coverage for Smoking Cessation Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The health benefits from quitting smoking have been well documented; however, most health insurance plans in the United States, both public and private, have excluded coverage of smoking cessation services. Since 1988, numerous public health policy documents have called for health insurance coverage of smoking cessation services, although there is little agreement over what kinds of services or interventions are

Helen Halpin Schauffler; Michael D. Parkinson

1993-01-01

191

Earthquake Coverage by the Western Press.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a study to determine the type and quantity of Western news coverage of Third World earthquakes. Finds little evidence of geographical bias in coverage studied, and suggests that care must be taken to examine the underlying news events before bias is alleged. (MS)|

Gaddy, Gary D.; Tanjong, Enoh

1986-01-01

192

Coverage-Based Testing on Embedded Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

One major issue of code coverage testing is the overhead imposed by program instrumentation, which inserts probes into the program to monitor its execution. In real-time systems, the overhead may alter the program execution behavior or impact its performance due to its strict requirement on timing. Coverage testing is even harder on embedded systems because of their critical and limited

Xianming Wu; J. Jenny Li; David M. Weiss; Yann-Hang Lee

2007-01-01

193

Mobility improves coverage of sensor networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous work on the coverage of mobile sensor networks focuses on algorithms to reposition sensors in order to achieve a static configuration with an enlarged covered area. In this paper, we study the dynamic aspects of the coverage of a mobile sensor network that depend on the process of sensor movement. As time goes by, a position is more likely

Benyuan Liu; Peter Brass; Olivier Dousse; Philippe Nain; Donald F. Towsley

2005-01-01

194

Computational Methods for Analyzing Health News Coverage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Researchers that investigate the media's coverage of health have historically relied on keyword searches to retrieve relevant health news coverage, and manual content analysis methods to categorize and score health news text. These methods are problematic. Manual content analysis methods are labor intensive, time consuming, and inherently…

McFarlane, Delano J.

2011-01-01

195

Studying Journal Coverage in Google Scholar  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper discusses and analyzes the coverage of scientific serials in Google Scholar (GS). The focus is on an exploratory study. The study shows deficiencies in the coverage and up-to-dateness of the GS index. Furthermore, the study points up which Web servers are the most important data providers for this search service and which information sources are highly represented. There

Philipp Mayr; Anne-Kathrin Walter

2008-01-01

196

Information Conveyed in Announcements of Analyst Coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the security market response to the announcement of sell-side analysts' decisions to initiate coverage of a firm. We examine the market reaction to the initiation announcement and the accompanying investment recommendation, by disaggregating our sample based on existing analyst coverage at the announcement date. We find, on average, a significantly larger, positive stock price reaction to buy

BRUCE C. BRANSON; DARYL M. GUFFEY; DONALD P. PAGACH

1998-01-01

197

Effects of Media Coverage on Demand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Food safety crises usually receive widespread publicity and an extensive media coverage which evidently is mainly negative. Based on previous research, the purpose of this article is to illustrate the impact of positive and negative food safety information on demand both in the short and long term. Apparently, asymmetric effects of media coverage provoke a shift in the consumers' perception

Leef H. Dierks

2004-01-01

198

New York Times Coverage of Presidential Campaigns  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates New York Times coverage of the Democratic and Republican general presidential campaigns from 1952–2000. Content analysis reveals that the most common topic of campaign coverage was horse race. Discussion of the candidates' character was more common than discussion of their policy positions (even though candidates discuss policy more than character in campaign messages). The statements in these

William L. Benoit; Kevin A. Stein; Glenn J. Hansen

2005-01-01

199

Combining imperfect coverage with digraph models  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a prototype implementation of a program to compute the unreliability of a system based on the digraph model of the system and coverage models for individual components. The C program we have written takes as input a system description describing failure modes in terms of a digraph model. This, as well as coverage probability information are used to

Stacy A. Doyle; J. B. Dugan; M. Boyd

1995-01-01

200

Root Coverage Technique with Enamel Matrix Derivative  

Microsoft Academic Search

Various periodontal plastic surgical techniques are employed in obtaining root coverage. Recently, the use of an enamel matrix derivative (EMD) has been reported in such treatment. We report 2 cases of root coverage surgery with a coronally positioned flap in combination with EMD (CPFEMD) and connective tissue graft in combination with EMD (CTGEMD). Case 1: The patient was a 25-year-old

Takafumi Moriyama; Shinya Matsumoto; Takemi Makiishi

2009-01-01

201

Newspaper Coverage of the Breast Implant Controversy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Newspaper coverage of the silicone breast implant controversy from 1992 through 1996 was analyzed to determine whether women in the United States were provided with a fair and balanced account. The paper also addressed whether or not Dow Corning's public relations campaign impacted newspaper coverage. All stories from the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal

Angela Powers

2000-01-01

202

Bias in the NewsPartisanship and Negativity in Media Coverage of Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton  

Microsoft Academic Search

Support is surfacing in the popular media, and in some cases the scholarly press, for allegations that the media's perspective is tinted by partisanship and negativity. Despite great attention to these matters, analyses subjecting these claims to objective testing, using meaningful baselines with which to compare coverage, have been lacking. By studying coverage of unemployment, an issue for which outcomes

David Niven

2001-01-01

203

Using a failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA) to measure diagnostic coverage in programmable electronic systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the key issues in the quantitative evaluation of programmable electronic systems is the diagnostic capability of the equipment. This is measured by a parameter called the Coverage Factor, C. This factor can vary widely. The range of possible values is often the subject of great debate. Within limits, the diagnostic coverage factor can be calculated by knowing which

William M. Goble; A. C. Brombacher

1999-01-01

204

Objective Evidence on Media Bias: Newspaper Coverage of Congressional Party Switchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Are the media biased? Many sources answer in the affirmative, typically indicting the media for a pro-liberal or pro-Democratic slant. Analysis subjecting these claims to objective testing, using baselines with which to compare coverage, has been lacking. By studying newspaper articles on congressional party switchers (members who have left their political party in mid-term), this research compares coverage when members

David Niven

2003-01-01

205

Ego-Involvement and the Third Person Effect of Televised News Coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two experiments explored the interface between ego-involvement and the third person effect. In Experiment 1, 34 pro-Israeli, 34 pro-Palestinian, and 34 nonpartisan control-group subjects viewed televised news coverage of the 1982 war in Lebanon. As predicted, pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian partisans believed that the news coverage would cause neutral viewers to become more unfavorable toward their side and more favorable toward

RICHARD M. PERLOFF

1989-01-01

206

Left Out? The coverage of critical perspectives in introductory criminology textbooks, 1990–1999  

Microsoft Academic Search

DeKeseredy and Schwartz have criticized introductory criminology textbooks published in the United States for their ‘poor\\u000a treatment’ of critical\\/radical perspectives. This paper subjects this criticism to empirical analysis by studying the coverage\\u000a of critical perspectives in 34 introductory criminology textbooks published from 1990 to 1999. Specifically, I examine how\\u000a the coverage of critical perspectives in the textbooks is influenced by:

Richard A. Wright

2000-01-01

207

RGS5 expression is a quantitative measure of pericyte coverage of blood vessels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pericytes play a key role in the process of vascular maturation and stabilization however, the current methods for quantifying\\u000a pericyte coverage of the neovasculature are laborious and subjective in nature. In this study, we have developed an objective,\\u000a sensitive, and high-throughput method for quantifying pericyte coverage of angiogenic vessels by analyzing the expression\\u000a of the pericyte-specific gene, the regulator of

Tracy S. Mitchell; John Bradley; Gregory S. Robinson; David T. Shima; Yin-Shan Ng

2008-01-01

208

Working with Databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Drupal depends on a database to function correctly. Inside Drupal, a lightweight database abstraction layer exists between\\u000a your code and the database. In this chapter, you’ll learn about how the database abstraction layer works and how to use it.\\u000a You’ll see how queries can be modified by modules. Then, you’ll look at how to connect to additional databases (such as

John K. VanDyk

209

US news media coverage of tobacco control issues  

PubMed Central

Objective To characterise the relative amount and type of daily newspaper, local and national TV newscast, and national news magazine coverage of tobacco control issues in the United States in 2002 and 2003. Design Content analysis of daily newspapers, news magazines, and TV newscasts. Subjects Items about tobacco in daily newspapers, local and national TV newscasts, and three national news magazines in a nationally representative sample of 56 days of news stratified by day of week and season of the year, from 2002 and 2003. Main outcome measures Story theme, tobacco topics, sources, story prominence, story valence (orientation), and story type. Results Tobacco coverage was modest over the two?year period as estimated in our sample. Only 21 TV stories, 17 news magazine stories, and 335 daily newspaper stories were found during the two?year sampling period. Noteworthy results for the newspaper data set include the following: (1) government topics predominated coverage; (2) government action and negative health effects topics tended not to occur together in stories; (3) tobacco stories were fairly prominently placed in newspapers; (4) opinion news items tended to favour tobacco control policies, while news and feature stories were evenly split between positive and negative stories; and (5) tobacco coverage in the southeast, which is the country's major tobacco producing region, did not differ from the rest of the country. Conclusion Results suggest mixed support in news coverage for tobacco control efforts in the United States. The modest amount of news coverage of tobacco is troubling, particularly because so few news stories were found on TV, which is a more important news source for Americans than newspapers. When tobacco was covered, government themed stories, which often did not include mentions of negative health effects, were typical, suggesting that media coverage does not reinforce the reason for tobacco control efforts. However, some results were encouraging. For example, when newspapers did cover tobacco, they accorded the stories relatively high prominence, thus increasing the chance that readers would see tobacco stories when they were published.

Long, Marilee; Slater, Michael D; Lysengen, Lindsay

2006-01-01

210

NOrth AMerica Soil (NOAM-SOIL) Database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NOAM-SOIL is being created by combining the CONUS-SOIL database with pedon data and soil geographic data coverages from Canada and Mexico. Completion of the in-progress NOrth AMerica Soil (NOAM-SOIL) database will provide complete North America coverage comparable to CONUS. Canadian pedons, which number more than 500, have been painstakingly transcribed to a common format, from hardcopy, and key- entered. These data, along with map unit polygons from the 1:1,000,000 Soil Landscapes of Canada, will be used to create the required spatial data coverages. The Mexico data utilizes the INEGI 1:1,000,000 scale soil map that was digitized by U. S. Geological Survey EROS Data Center in the mid 1990's plus about 20,000 pedons. The pedon data were published on the reverse side of the paper 1:250,000 scale Soil Map of Mexico and key entered by USDA and georeferenced by Penn State to develop an attribute database that can be linked to the 1:1,000,000 scale Soil Map of Mexico based on taxonomic information and geographic proximity. The essential properties that will be included in the NOAM-SOIL data base are: layer thickness (depth to bedrock or reported soil depth); available water capacity; sand, silt, clay; rock fragment volume; and bulk density. For quality assurance purposes, Canadian and Mexican soil scientists will provide peer review of the work. The NOAM-SOIL project will provide a standard reference dataset of soil properties for use at 1km resolution by NACP modelers for all of North America. All data resources, including metadata and selected raw data, will be provided through the Penn State web site: Soil Information for Environmental Modeling and Ecosystem Management (www.soilinfo.psu.edu). Progress on database completion is reported.

Miller, D. A.; Waltman, S. W.; Geng, X.; James, D.; Hernandez, L.

2009-05-01

211

STRING: a database of predicted functional associations between proteins  

Microsoft Academic Search

Functional links between proteins can often be inferred from genomic associations between the genes that encode them: groups of genes that are required for the same function tend to show similar species coverage, are often located in close proximity on the genome (in prokaryotes), and tend to be involved in gene-fusion events. The database STRING is a precomputed global resource

Christian Von Mering; Martijn A. Huynen; Daniel Jaeggi; Steffen Schmidt; Peer Bork; Berend Snel

2003-01-01

212

Online Bibliographic Searching in the Humanities Databases: An Introduction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Numerous easily accessible databases cover almost every subject area in the humanities. The principal database resources in the humanities are described. There are two major database vendors for humanities information: BRS (Bibliographic Retrieval Services) and DIALOG Information Services, Inc. As an introduction to online searching, this article…

Suresh, Raghini S.

213

Database sharing: an efficient mechanism for supporting concurrent processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The advent of transaction-oriented data processing systems has offered a number of new challenges to designers of database management systems. Requisites for efficient transaction processing include (1) a multiprogramming system oriented toward maximizing throughput subject to the response-time requirement of the interactive environment, and (2) an integrated database with centralized access control. An integrated database implies the elimination of redundant

Paul F. King; Arthur J. Collmeyer

1973-01-01

214

Google Scholar's Dramatic Coverage Improvement Five Years after Debut 1 1 The author is grateful to Alice Chen of Duke University for editing this paper  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports a 2010 empirical study using a 2005 study as a base to compare Google Scholar's coverage of scholarly journals with commercial services. Through random samples of eight databases, the author finds that, as of 2010, Google Scholar covers 98 to 100 percent of scholarly journals from both publicly accessible Web contents and from subscription-based databases that Google

Xiaotian Chen

2010-01-01

215

Understanding mass media coverage of disease clusters.  

PubMed

The responsibility of informing the general public about disease clusters belongs to health investigators. In the majority of instances the investigators must send their messages through the mass media. The authors analyzed nightly network television news coverage of disease clusters during the period 1978-1987, and newspaper coverage of four disease clusters. Formal content analysis of about 600 stories showed that the mass media focuses on human interest, conflicting information, blame, and political symbolism in their coverage of clustered health events. The authors offer suggestions to health practitioners about improving their communications with journalists. PMID:2356831

Greenberg, M; Wartenberg, D

1990-07-01

216

75 FR 34571 - Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage Rules Relating to Status as a Grandfathered...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...insurance coverage is intended to be a grandfathered health plan under the Affordable Care Act. An agency may not conduct or sponsor...of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 54 Excise taxes, Health care, Health insurance, Pensions, Reporting and...

2010-06-17

217

Comprehensiveness of "Social Work Abstracts" as a Database for Researchers and Practitioners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The comprehensiveness of "Social Work Abstracts (SWA)" as a database was examined. Method: The coverage of articles of "Research on Social Work Practice" and "Social Work Research" in "SWA" from 1995 to 2005 was examined. "SWA" was compared with other databases on several dimensions. A case study based on the author's publications was…

Shek, Daniel T. L.

2008-01-01

218

Comparison Study of Overlap among 21 Scientific Databases in Searching Pesticide Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Evaluates overlapping coverage of 21 scientific databases used in 10 online pesticide searches in an attempt to identify minimum number of databases needed to generate 90 percent of unique, relevant citations for given search. Comparison of searches combined under given pesticide usage (herbicide, fungicide, insecticide) is discussed. Nine…

Meyer, Daniel E.; And Others

1983-01-01

219

THE ECOTOX DATABASE  

EPA Science Inventory

The database provides chemical-specific toxicity information for aquatic life, terrestrial plants, and terrestrial wildlife. ECOTOX is a comprehensive ecotoxicology database and is therefore essential for providing and suppoirting high quality models needed to estimate population...

220

Sandia Shock Compression Database.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An authoritative, updatable, and searchable bibliographic database whose topical area is shock compression is currently under development. The database is derived from published scientific articles and reports with current emphasis in the subareas of stre...

C. E. Anderson D. E. Grady J. C. Hokanson J. R. Asay J. S. Wilbeck

1985-01-01

221

Scientific Numeric Databases.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Scientific numeric databases (SND) are powerful, relatively new research tools for the scientific and technical community. This paper illustrates their use by some practical examples, describes the attributes and capabilities of such databases and gives a...

G. H. Wood

1984-01-01

222

WLN's Database: New Directions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes features of the Western Library Network's database, including the database structure, authority control, contents, quality control, and distribution methods. The discussion covers changes in distribution necessitated by increasing telecommunications costs and the development of optical data disk products. (CLB)|

Ziegman, Bruce N.

1988-01-01

223

Databases for LDEF Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

One of the objectives of the team supporting the LDEF Systems and Materials Special Investigative Groups is to develop databases of experimental findings. These databases identify the hardware flown, summarize results and conclusions, and provide a system...

G. Bohnhoff-hlavacek

1992-01-01

224

32 CFR 199.8 - Double coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...beneficiary's out-of-pocket costs for Medicare and TRICARE covered medications...including the initial deductible and Medicare Part D cost-sharing amounts up to the initial coverage limit of the Medicare Part D plan. The...

2013-07-01

225

State Medicaid Coverage of Routine HIV Screening  

MedlinePLUS

... Coverage of Routine HIV Screening I ntroduction The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that HIV screening be a part of routine medical care for all patients between the ages of ...

226

5 CFR 300.402 - Coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS EMPLOYMENT (GENERAL) Use of Commercial Recruiting Firms and Nonprofit Employment Services § 300.402 Coverage. This part applies to filling positions in the...

2013-01-01

227

29 CFR 1975.4 - Coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...institutions, labor organizations, and private hospitals.) (c) Coverage of churches and special policy as to certain church activities â(1) Churches. Churches or religious organizations, like charitable and nonprofit...

2013-07-01

228

Calculation of the Radar Vertical Coverage Diagram.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Algorithms are described for the calculation and plotting of radar vertical coverage diagrams. Two contour VCD algorithms are presented, with a brief discussion on the problem of numerical stability, and the effects of ship motion and frequency agility. (...

M. R. Battaglia

1984-01-01

229

5 CFR 534.202 - Coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...SYSTEMS Student-Employees in Government Hospitals § 534.202 Coverage. In...principally for training purposes to a hospital, clinic, or medical or dental laboratory...attachment for training purposes to the hospital, clinic, or medical or dental...

2013-01-01

230

5 CFR 792.103 - Coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' HEALTH, COUNSELING, AND WORK/LIFE PROGRAMS Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Programs and Services for Federal Civilian Employees § 792.103 Coverage. This part applies to all...

2013-01-01

231

5 CFR 430.302 - Coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Section 430.302 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Managing Senior Executive Performance § 430.302 Coverage. (a) This subpart applies to all...

2013-01-01

232

5 CFR 9701.402 - Coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY-OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Performance Management § 9701.402 Coverage. (a) This subpart applies to...

2013-01-01

233

Heavy viewing: emergent frames in contemporary news coverage of obesity.  

PubMed

In the last 10 years, rising rates of obesity in the United States have drawn significant and increasing public attention from various quarters, which has led to commensurately increased news coverage of the issue. A handful of scholars to date have examined how obesity has been "framed" in the news, given that news framing of issues has proven effects on cultural and political attitudes, practices, and policies as regards the subject of coverage. Consistent with these studies, this qualitative framing analysis assesses how obesity is framed in more recent mainstream news coverage. Framing patterns identified in this analysis represent a notable departure from those identified in earlier studies, specifically as relevant to troubling the individual/environmental attribution binary that historically has characterized public discourse around obesity, in particular, and health more broadly. These findings signal important shifts for contemporary cultural attitudes toward obesity and, accordingly, public health policies designed to redress the issue. Further, the findings suggest a reconsideration and elaboration of established tenets of framing theory. PMID:21541866

Shugart, Helene A

2011-06-24

234

Global Health Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Global Health database is available from Ovid Technologies, Inc., and also from CABI Publishing, EBSCO, and DataStar\\/DIALOG. This database is really the combination of two others—the Public Health and Tropical Medicine database, formerly produced by the Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases, as well as human health and diseases information that is extracted from the CAB Abstracts database. This

Roberta Bronson Fitzpatrick

2006-01-01

235

NIST Special Database 10  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document describes the NIST fingerprint database, NIST Special Database 10. The databaseprovides a large sample of patterns for transitional fingerprint classes and classes with a low naturalfrequency of occurrence in NIST Special Database 9. The 552 fingerprint cards in NIST SpecialDatabase 10 are non-mated cards archived on a set of three CD-ROM's with the first CD-ROMcontaining 2160 fingerprint images

C. I. Watson

1993-01-01

236

Semantics of Database Transformations  

Microsoft Academic Search

. Database transformations arise in many different settings includingdatabase integration, evolution of database systems, and implementing user viewsand data-entry tools. This paper surveys approaches that have been taken to problemsin these settings, assesses their strengths and weaknesses, and develops requirementson a formal model for specifying and implementing database transformations.We also consider the problem of insuring the correctness of database transformations.In

Peter Buneman; Susan B. Davidson; Anthony Kosky

1995-01-01

237

42 CFR 423.576 - Effect of a coverage determination.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Effect of a coverage determination. 423.576...CONTINUED) VOLUNTARY MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT Grievances, Coverage Determinations...and Reconsiderations § 423.576 Effect of a coverage determination. The...

2012-10-01

238

28 CFR 55.6 - Coverage under section 203(c).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT REGARDING LANGUAGE MINORITY GROUPS Nature of Coverage § 55.6 Coverage under section 203(c). (a) Coverage formula. There are four ways in which a...

2013-07-01

239

A database of examples  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report describes the construction of a database of examples of consumer involvement in research. It summarises the material on the accompanying database and discusses some of the problems of finding and classifying suitable examples. The database was commissioned to: map the field of consumer involvement in research, by recording both current and recent initiatives, and the individuals and groups

Paul Dixon; Edwina Peart; Roy Carr-Hill

1999-01-01

240

The Database Layer  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a At its core,Drupal is a tool for creating,maintaining,and displaying information stored in a database. Drupal database management\\u000a is a crucial part of the entire system,as all aspects of a site are stored in the database.

Brian Travis

241

Describing differences between databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the novel problem of efficiently computing the update distance for a pair of relational databases. In analogy to the edit distance of strings, we define the update distance of two databases as the minimal number of insert, delete and modification opera- tions necessary to transform one database into the other. In con- trast to related approaches we consider

Heiko Müller; Johann-Christoph Freytag; Ulf Leser

2006-01-01

242

The Columbia grasp database  

Microsoft Academic Search

Collecting grasp data for learning and bench- marking purposes is very expensive. It would be helpful to have a standard database of graspable objects, along with a set of stable grasps for each object, but no such database exists. In this work we show how to automate the construction of a database consisting of several hands, thousands of objects, and

Corey Goldfeder; Matei T. Ciocarlie; Hao Dang; Peter K. Allen

2009-01-01

243

Television news coverage of global warming  

SciTech Connect

Citizens are expressing increased concern over the number and variety of environmental problems. Global warming in particular is a focus of concern for scientists and environmental groups. Such concern should naturally motivate individuals to seek information about these topics. Many people turn to the media, most usually television, for information on the nature of these problems. Consequently, this paper studied media coverage of environmental issues, specifically global warming. Television coverage was examined for: (1) the general nature of coverage; (2) biases in coverage; (3) visual images used to cover global warming; and (4) the congruity between visual and verbal messages in newscasts. Nightly newscasts from the three major American television networks were analyzed from 1993--1995 to determine the overall nature of global warming coverage since the Earth Summit in 1992. Results indicated that television news suffers from some serious inadequacies in its portrayal of global warming issues. The paper concludes by first discussing how its results intertwine with other work in the global warming and mass media field. Finally, the implications of inadequacies in media coverage for policy-makers when it comes to sound management of critical resources in this area are also discussed.

Nitz, M. [Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID (United States). School of Communication; Jarvis, S. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Speech Communication; Kenski, H. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States). Dept. of Communication

1996-06-01

244

Increasing phosphoproteomic coverage through sequential digestion by complementary proteases  

PubMed Central

Protein phosphorylation is a reversible post-translational modification known to regulate protein function, subcellular localization, complex formation, and protein degradation. Detailed phosphoproteomic information is critical to kinomic studies of signal transduction and for elucidation of cancer biomarkers, such as in non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma, where phosphorylation is commonly dysregulated. However, the collection and analysis of phosphorylation data remains a difficult problem. The low concentrations of phosphopeptides in complex biological mixtures as well as challenges inherent in their chemical nature have limited phosphoproteomic characterization and some phosphorylation sites are inaccessible by traditional workflows. We developed a sequential digestion method using complementary proteases, Glu-C and trypsin, to increase phosphoproteomic coverage and supplement traditional approaches. The sequential digestion method is more productive than workflows utilizing only Glu-C and we evaluated the orthogonality of the sequential digestion method relative to replicate trypsin-based analyses. Finally, we demonstrate the ability of the sequential digestion method to access new regions of the phosphoproteome by comparison to existing public phosphoproteomic databases. Our approach increases coverage of the human lung cancer phosphoproteome by accessing both new phosphoproteins and novel phosphorylation site information.

Gilmore, Jason M.; Kettenbach, Arminja N.; Gerber, Scott A.

2011-01-01

245

Single-level multiversion schedulers for multilevel secure database systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concurrency control algorithms used for standard database systems can conflict with the security policies of multilevel secure database systems. The authors describe two new concurrency control algorithms that are compatible with common security policies. They are based on the multiversion timestamp ordering technique, and are implemented with single-level subjects. The use of only single-level subjects cannot introduce any additional

William T. Maimone; I. B. Greenberg

1990-01-01

246

Print media coverage of California's smokefree bar law  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE—To assess the print media coverage of California's smokefree bar law in the state of California.?DESIGN—Content analysis of newspaper, trade journal, and magazine items.?SUBJECTS—Items regarding the smokefree bar law published seven months before and one year following the implementation of the smokefree bar law (June 1997 to December 1998). Items consisted of news articles (n = 446), opinion editorials (n = 31), editorials (n = 104), letters to the editor (n = 240), and cartoons (n = 10).?MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES—Number and timing of publication of items, presence of tobacco industry arguments or public health arguments regarding law, positive, negative, and neutral views of opinion items published.?RESULTS—53% of items published concerning the smokefree bar law were news articles, 47% were opinion items. 45% of items regarding the smokefree bar law were published during the first month of implementation. The tobacco industry dominated coverage in most categories (economics, choice, enforcement, ventilation, legislation, individual quotes), except for categories public health used the most frequently (government role, tactics, organisational quotes). Anti-law editorials and letters to the editor were published more than pro-law editorials and letters. Region of the state, paper size, presence of local clean indoor air legislation, and voting on tobacco related ballot initiatives did not have an impact on the presence of opinion items.?CONCLUSIONS—The tobacco industry succeeded in obtaining more coverage of the smokefree bar law, both in news items and opinion items. The tobacco industry used historical arguments of restricting freedom of choice and economic ramifications in fighting the smokefree bar law, while public health groups focused on the worker protection issue, and exposed tobacco industry tactics. Despite the skewed coverage, public health groups obtained adequate attention to their arguments to keep the law in effect.???Keywords: content analysis; politics; passive smoking; smokefree bar law; California

Magzamen, S.; Charlesworth, A.; Glantz, S.

2001-01-01

247

Health insurance coverage within sibships: prevalence of mixed coverage and associations with health care utilization.  

PubMed

An increasing proportion of children in the United States lives in families with complicated family structures and a mix of immigrant and US-born family members. Eligibility rules for health insurance coverage, however, were not designed with these families in mind. The result can be complicated insurance patterns among siblings within families, with some "sibships" only being partially-insured, and other sibships having both private and public coverage. We hypothesize that mixed coverage among siblings causes confusion and logistical difficulties for parents and may lead to less access to appropriate health care for their children. In this article, we use data from the 2009-2011 National Health Interview Survey (n = 51,418 children in 20,478 sibships) to present estimates of the prevalence of mixed health insurance coverage among siblings and describe the predictors of such coverage. We also use linked data from the 2001-2005 National Health Interview Survey and 2002-2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (n = 17,871) to show how mixed coverage is related to health care utilization. We find that although few sibships are characterized by different health insurance coverage types, mixed coverage among siblings is far more common among families with mixed nativity status, and blended families with step- and half-siblings. In terms of outcomes, children living in sibships with mixed coverage have significantly lower odds of having a usual source of health care. We also consider whether the association between mixed insurance coverage and health care outcomes differs across particular combinations of insurance coverage. We find that both publicly-insured children who have uninsured siblings and privately-insured children with publicly-insured siblings are less likely to have a usual source of care than similar children with uniformly-insured siblings. Because a usual source of care is associated with better health care outcomes, we argue that policymakers should consider ways to reduce mixed coverage among children and families. PMID:23746603

Percheski, Christine; Bzostek, Sharon

2013-05-02

248

Global health database.  

PubMed

The Global Health database is available from Ovid Technologies, Inc., and also from CABI Publishing, EBSCO, and DataStar/ DIALOG. This database is really the combination of two others--the Public Health and Tropical Medicine database, formerly produced by the Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases, as well as human health and diseases information that is extracted from the CAB Abstracts database. This column will provide readers with an overview of the Global Health database, as well as present some searching hints. The Ovid interface will be used. PMID:16782667

Fitzpatrick, Roberta Bronson

2006-01-01

249

Human Mitochondrial Protein Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Human Mitochondrial Protein Database (HMPDb) conveniently consolidates information from a number of other databases, including GenBank, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, and the Human Mitochondrial Genome Database. HMPDb "is intended as a tool not only to aid in studying the mitochondrion but in studying the associated diseases" as well. Features include a general database search, a graphical tool for visualizing the mitochondrial DNA sequences, and 3D structures for mitochondrial proteins. Users are welcome to contact the National Institute of Standards and Technology with corrections or other information relating to the database.

250

Biological Biochemical Image Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Institute on Aging -- one of the National Institutes of Health -- provides the Biological Biochemical Image Database, "a searchable database of images of putative biological pathways, macromolecular structures, gene families, and cellular relationships." The database is intended for researchers "working with large sets of genes or proteins using cDNA arrays, functional genomics, or proteomics." The database may be searched by gene name, pathway, cell or tissue type, disease name, biological level, etc. Database users are invited to submit additional diagrams, suggestions, and comments The Web site also includes convenient lists of gene names and keywords, as well as links to biological/ biochemical pathway Web resources.

251

Newspaper coverage of complementary and alternative therapies for cancer—UK 2002–2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Complementary and alternative therapies (CATs) are increasingly being used by cancer patients. These patients often rely on information retrieved from the lay press, which can affect their choices towards unconventional treatments for their disease. In this study, we aimed at assessing UK newspapers’ coverage of CATs for cancer.Methods  The “Lexis Nexis” database was searched for 3-month periods in 2002, 2003 and

Stefania Milazzo; Edzard Ernst

2006-01-01

252

Raintree: Tropical Plant Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by Raintree, the Tropical Plant Database is authored and maintained by Board Certified Naturopath, Ms. Leslie Taylor to provide accurate information about rainforest plants and to help promote rainforest conservation. Including over 300 pages of documentation on rainforest plants and very well-organized, the Tropical Plant Database lists plants by Common name, Botanical name, Ethnic uses, and Action/disorder. The Database File for each plant includes an illustration and information about family, genus, species, common names, plant description, and more. Visitors can link to great illustrations and photos as well as web resources for each plant including Medline Abstracts, W3 TROPICOS Database, Ethnobotany Database, and Phtyochem Database among others. Plant Database File pages include references as well.

253

Comparing Unique Title Coverage of Web of Science and Scopus in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current journal titles in earth and atmospheric sciences, that are unique to each of two databases, Web of Science and Scopus, were identified using different methods. Comparing by subject category shows that Scopus has hundreds of unique titles, and Web of Science just 16. The titles unique to each database have low SCImago Journal Rank…

Barnett, Philip; Lascar, Claudia

2012-01-01

254

Comparing Unique Title Coverage of Web of Science and Scopus in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The current journal titles in earth and atmospheric sciences, that are unique to each of two databases, Web of Science and Scopus, were identified using different methods. Comparing by subject category shows that Scopus has hundreds of unique titles, and Web of Science just 16. The titles unique to each database have low SCImago Journal Rank…

Barnett, Philip; Lascar, Claudia

2012-01-01

255

Tracking coverage on the silk road: time to turn theory into practice.  

PubMed

Scaling up coverage of programs that effectively reduce the spread of HIV among vulnerable populations, including injecting drug users (IDUs), sex workers (SWs), and men who have sex with men (MSM), is a critically important issue for many countries today. However, in addition to the lack of a commonly accepted definition of coverage, there are currently no universally accepted standards, methodologies, or tools to track coverage among these groups. Globally, most programs working to prevent HIV among vulnerable populations are not using monitoring & evaluation (M&E) systems that accurately track numbers of clients and frequency of contact with those clients. Nor do most programs have targets on the frequency of contact needed to effectively promote healthy behaviours. This article presents a narrative of how one program in Central Asia developed a simple M&E system to track the extent and frequency of contacts among clients. The system uses a simple and anonymous "Unique Identifier Code" (UIC) that is assigned to each client and recorded into a simple database to track the client's interaction with the program. The system allows program managers to track numbers of clients served and at what frequency and to better monitor progress towards goals. The data produced by the UIC system, when compared against HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) sentinel surveillance data by site, allows programs to test theorized definitions of the quantity of coverage needed to reduce the risk behaviours that spread HIV among vulnerable populations. Such systems can then provide urgently needed data to help national HIV/AIDS programs understand current coverage levels and gaps in coverage that need to be filled in order to reduce the spread of HIV. Such a system provides valuable data to enable decision makers to make evidence-based decisions on how to allocate resources to reach sufficient coverage to reduce the spread of HIV among populations most at risk of HIV. PMID:18261895

Gray, Robert; Hoffman, Leah

2008-02-07

256

[Coverage of family planning services in five health regions].  

PubMed

In 1984, a team of specialists from the National Population Council and the Ministry of Health evaluated the availability of family planning services in 5 health regions of Peru: a sector of Lima, Arequipa, San Martin, Cuzco, and Cajamarca. The numbers of women aged 15-49 years in the health regions, the numbers subject to Ministry of Health programming, the numbers of acceptors, and the percentage of coverage respectively were 1,357,298, 906,675, 83,542, and 9.21% in Lima; 183,168, 122,356, 4789, and 3.91% in Arequipa; 77,427, 51,721, 1610, and 3.11% in San Martin; 283,088, 189,103, 7695, and 4.07% in Cuzco; and 120,375, 80,411, 1181, and 1.47% in Cajamarca. There were 98,817 acceptors in the 5 regions, and the coverage was 7.32%. The differences in coverage achieved in the 5 regions were due to different financial and professional resources in the different regions as well as to differences in sociodemographic characteristics and especially degree of urbanism. A better distribution and more rational utilization of budgetary and professional resources would permit a levelling of the regional rates of coverage and an increase of the total coverage. The number of acceptors of condoms and other methods, pills, and IUDs respectively were 17,034, 30,117, and 36,391 in Lima; 2176, 1830, and 783 in Arequipa; 352, 751, and 507 in San Martin; 2879, 3507, and 1309 in Cuzco, 250, 445, and 486 in Cajamarca, and 22,691, 36,650, and 39,476 in all 5 regions. Of the 98,817 acceptors, 23.0% chose condoms and others, 37.1% pills, and 39.9% chose IUDs. Regional variations in methods selected depended primarily on the professional resources available. In areas where more physicians were available there were higher rates of IUD use. PMID:12267241

Herrera Miranda, J L

1985-04-01

257

Medicare coverage for vision assistive equipment.  

PubMed

Vision loss that cannot be corrected medically, surgically, or by refractive means is considered low vision. Low vision often results in impairment of daily activities, loss of independence, increased risk of fractures, excess health care expense, and reduced physical functioning, quality of life, and life expectancy. Vision rehabilitation can enable more independent functioning for individuals with low vision. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recognizes the importance of rehabilitation for achieving medically necessary goals but has denied Medicare coverage for vision assistive equipment that is necessary to complete these goals, although they provide coverage for assistive equipment to provide compensation for other disabilities. We believe that this is discriminatory and does not comport with congressional intent. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should provide coverage for vision assistive equipment, allowing beneficiaries with vision loss to benefit fully from Medicare-covered rehabilitation to achieve the cost-effective results of these services. PMID:20938006

Morse, Alan R; Massof, Robert W; Cole, Roy G; Mogk, Lylas G; O'Hearn, Annemarie M; Hsu, Yu-Pin; Faye, Eleanor E; Wainapel, Stanley F; Jackson, Mary Lou

2010-10-01

258

Electricity Database Files  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Electricity Database Files Web site from the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration division contains several helpful resources. The site's two main categories are entitled Electric Generator Databases and Power Plant Databases, which contain more than a dozen links to related information. These include everything from an Annual Electric Generator Report, Electric Utilities Database, and a Wholesale Electric Trade Database, to a Clean Air Act Database Browser that provides information about electricity generators that must comply with the sulfur dioxide provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. This unique and informative collection, besides being easy to access, makes utilizing the information simple by allowing users to download the files as either Microsoft Access or Excel files.

259

Rainfall Simulation Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The British Geomorphological Research Group maintains this rainfall simulation database site. The database includes information about rainfall simulators, as well as their set-up and use. Currently, the database is divided into laboratory, field, and dual-purpose (lab and field) rainfall simulators. For each simulator in the database, users will find information on: "Simulator identification; Contact information; Specification of simulator; performance of simulator; Table of intensities and rainfall characteristics; Costs; Summary of research conducted using the simulator; Publications; and Additional comments." A section on simulation calibration is planned, and a form is provided for those wishing to contribute simulators to the database. A lengthy selection of related references adds to the utility of the database.

260

26 CFR 54.4980B-5 - COBRA continuation coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false COBRA continuation coverage. 54.4980B-5...PENSION EXCISE TAXES § 54.4980B-5 COBRA continuation coverage. The following...requirements for coverage to constitute COBRA continuation coverage: Q-1:...

2010-04-01

261

26 CFR 54.4980B-5 - COBRA continuation coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false COBRA continuation coverage. 54.4980B-5...PENSION EXCISE TAXES § 54.4980B-5 COBRA continuation coverage. The following...requirements for coverage to constitute COBRA continuation coverage: Q-1:...

2009-04-01

262

POW/MIA Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

POW/MIA Database. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.: This database assists researchers investigating the U.S. government documents pertaining to U.S. military personnel killed, missing, or imprisoned in Southeast Asia during or after the American involvement in the Vietnam Conflict. The database is searchable by last name, country name, service branch, or keywords, and copies of desired documents may be obtained from the Library of Congress.

263

How stable is medicaid coverage for children?  

PubMed

We examined Medicaid coverage patterns in five states for children who were covered as of December 2003. Looking back three years, we found that Medicaid was a source of continuous coverage for sizable proportions of children (43-66 percent were covered for two or more years) but a revolving door for others (16-41 percent had gaps). In all states, gaps were short, from two to four months. Continuity implies that states can demand more of the health care system to improve the quality of care; short gaps imply that policies and procedures should be revisited to reduce gaps for eligible children. PMID:17339682

Fairbrother, Gerry Lynn; Emerson, Heidi Park; Partridge, Lee

264

The Martian Climate Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site features access to a database of statistics that was developed in order to describe the climate and surface environment of Mars. The database provides a valuable resource for scientific studies of the Martian atmosphere. The database is based directly on output from multi-annual integrations of two General Circulation Models (GCMs) which were developed jointly at Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique du CNRS, Paris, and the University of Oxford, with support from the European Space Agency. The site also includes an online version of a poster that gives examples of database output, including comparisons with previous observations.

Lewis, S. R.; Collins, M.; Read, P. L.; Forget, F.; Fournier, R.; Hourdin, C.

265

NOPdb: Nucleolar Proteome Database--2008 update.  

PubMed

An experimental data handling system has been created as an update to the previous Nucleolar Proteome Database (NOPdb3.0: http://www.lamondlab.com/NOPdb3.0/). This updated system is able to manage large data sets identified by multiple mass spectrometry and has been used to analyse highly purified preparations of human nucleoli from different cell lines. The newly created application includes a dynamic relational database, which is kept up to date by laboratory staff. The data are further annotated with information from specific external sources on the web, including the IPI and Gene Ontology databases. In addition, an Application Programming Interface provides external users with a portal to link into the nucleolar proteome database and hence, gain access to continually updated results. From the initial approximately 700 human proteins identified in the previous iteration of the NOPdb, we have now identified over 50 000 peptides contained in over 4500 human proteins from purified nucleoli, providing enhanced coverage of the nucleolar proteome. PMID:18984612

Ahmad, Yasmeen; Boisvert, François-Michel; Gregor, Peter; Cobley, Andy; Lamond, Angus I

2008-11-04

266

NOPdb: Nucleolar Proteome Database--2008 update  

PubMed Central

An experimental data handling system has been created as an update to the previous Nucleolar Proteome Database (NOPdb3.0: http://www.lamondlab.com/NOPdb3.0/). This updated system is able to manage large data sets identified by multiple mass spectrometry and has been used to analyse highly purified preparations of human nucleoli from different cell lines. The newly created application includes a dynamic relational database, which is kept up to date by laboratory staff. The data are further annotated with information from specific external sources on the web, including the IPI and Gene Ontology databases. In addition, an Application Programming Interface provides external users with a portal to link into the nucleolar proteome database and hence, gain access to continually updated results. From the initial ?700 human proteins identified in the previous iteration of the NOPdb, we have now identified over 50 000 peptides contained in over 4500 human proteins from purified nucleoli, providing enhanced coverage of the nucleolar proteome.

Ahmad, Yasmeen; Boisvert, Francois-Michel; Gregor, Peter; Cobley, Andy; Lamond, Angus I.

2009-01-01

267

International energy: Subject thesaurus supplement  

SciTech Connect

This is a supplement to International Energy: Subject Thesaurus (ETDE/PUB--2(Rev.1)), which replaced DOE/TIC-7000--the EDB Subject Thesaurus. This supplement is provided periodically to keep International Energy: Subject Thesaurus recipients up-to-date on valid vocabulary terms (descriptors) used in building and maintaining several international energy information databases. Each issue contains all new terms added since the publication of the Thesaurus. Each supplement is a cumulative listing of the new terms, so that each issue replaces the previous one.

NONE

1995-05-01

268

Communicating deviance: The effects of television news coverage of social protest  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past research raises concern that media coverage may unfairly bias the audience against social protesters by portraying them as deviant. Furthermore, negative treatment of protest groups may discourage protest as a form of democratic participation. To examine whether such concerns are indeed warranted, an experiment was conducted exposing 266 subjects to one of two television news stories about the same

Douglas M. McLeod

1995-01-01

269

45 CFR 146.115 - Certification and disclosure of previous coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the group or individual health insurance market, even if the coverage is provided in...because it is not subject to the group market provisions of this part, part 7 of subtitle...health insurance issuers in the individual market. (However, this section does not...

2010-10-01

270

45 CFR 146.115 - Certification and disclosure of previous coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the group or individual health insurance market, even if the coverage is provided in...because it is not subject to the group market provisions of this part, part 7 of subtitle...health insurance issuers in the individual market. (However, this section does not...

2009-10-01

271

45 CFR 146.115 - Certification and disclosure of previous coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...must be provided in writing (or any other medium approved by the Secretary). (B) Other...procedures may be used to demonstrate that a child was covered under any creditable coverage...146.111(b), under which such a child cannot be subject to a preexisting...

2012-10-01

272

45 CFR 146.115 - Certification and disclosure of previous coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...must be provided in writing (or any other medium approved by the Secretary). (B) Other...procedures may be used to demonstrate that a child was covered under any creditable coverage...146.111(b), under which such a child cannot be subject to a preexisting...

2011-10-01

273

Is the coverage of google scholar enough to be used alone for systematic reviews  

PubMed Central

Background In searches for clinical trials and systematic reviews, it is said that Google Scholar (GS) should never be used in isolation, but in addition to PubMed, Cochrane, and other trusted sources of information. We therefore performed a study to assess the coverage of GS specifically for the studies included in systematic reviews and evaluate if GS was sensitive enough to be used alone for systematic reviews. Methods All the original studies included in 29 systematic reviews published in the Cochrane Database Syst Rev or in the JAMA in 2009 were gathered in a gold standard database. GS was searched for all these studies one by one to assess the percentage of studies which could have been identified by searching only GS. Results All the 738 original studies included in the gold standard database were retrieved in GS (100%). Conclusion The coverage of GS for the studies included in the systematic reviews is 100%. If the authors of the 29 systematic reviews had used only GS, no reference would have been missed. With some improvement in the research options, to increase its precision, GS could become the leading bibliographic database in medicine and could be used alone for systematic reviews.

2013-01-01

274

The threat of unionism and wage-coverage effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study finds that the union\\/nonunion wage differential decreases with local labor-market coverage. In general, SMSA coverage\\u000a has a negligible impact on union wages, and nonunion wages increase significantly with coverage. This is consistent with strong\\u000a threat effects operating at the local labor-market level. As with most other wage-coverage studies, however, union wages increase\\u000a more quickly with industry coverage than

Greg Hundley

1987-01-01

275

A global database of soil respiration data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Soil respiration - RS, the flux of CO2 from the soil to the atmosphere - is probably the least well constrained component of the terrestrial carbon cycle. Here we introduce the SRDB database, a near-universal compendium of published RS data, and make it available to the scientific community both as a traditional static archive and as a dynamic community database that may be updated over time by interested users. The database encompasses all published studies that report one of the following data measured in the field (not laboratory): annual RS, mean seasonal RS, a seasonal or annual partitioning of RS into its sources fluxes, RS temperature response (Q10), or RS at 10 °C. Its orientation is thus to seasonal and annual fluxes, not shorter-term or chamber-specific measurements. To date, data from 818 studies have been entered into the database, constituting 3379 records. The data span the measurement years 1961-2007 and are dominated by temperate, well-drained forests. We briefly examine some aspects of the SRDB data - its climate space coverage, mean annual RS fluxes and their correlation with other carbon fluxes, RS variability, temperature sensitivities, and the partitioning of RS source flux - and suggest some potential lines of research that could be explored using these data. The SRDB database is available online in a permanent archive as well as via a project-hosting repository; the latter source leverages open-source software technologies to encourage wider participation in the database's future development. Ultimately, we hope that the updating of, and corrections to, the SRDB will become a shared project, managed by the users of these data in the scientific community.

Bond-Lamberty, B.; Thomson, A.

2010-06-01

276

Physical database design for relational databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the concepts used in the implementation of DBDSGN, an experimental physical design tool for relational databases developed at the IBM San Jose Research Laboratory. Given a workload for System R (consisting of a set of SQL statements and their execution frequencies), DBDSGN suggests physical configurations for efficient performance. Each configuration consists of a set of indices and

Sheldon J. Finkelstein; Mario Schkolnick; Paolo Tiberio

1988-01-01

277

Randomized single-subject experimental designs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Books on single-subject methodology tend to focus on traditional operant research techniques and thus provide little or no discussion of random introduction of treatments and statistical tests based on such randomization, i.e. randomization tests. Those books are the principal references to which researchers must turn for a comprehensive coverage of single-subject methodology, and so many researchers are likely to be

Eugene S. Edgington

1996-01-01

278

The Pfam protein families database  

PubMed Central

Pfam is a widely used database of protein families, currently containing more than 13?000 manually curated protein families as of release 26.0. Pfam is available via servers in the UK (http://pfam.sanger.ac.uk/), the USA (http://pfam.janelia.org/) and Sweden (http://pfam.sbc.su.se/). Here, we report on changes that have occurred since our 2010 NAR paper (release 24.0). Over the last 2?years, we have generated 1840 new families and increased coverage of the UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB) to nearly 80%. Notably, we have taken the step of opening up the annotation of our families to the Wikipedia community, by linking Pfam families to relevant Wikipedia pages and encouraging the Pfam and Wikipedia communities to improve and expand those pages. We continue to improve the Pfam website and add new visualizations, such as the ‘sunburst’ representation of taxonomic distribution of families. In this work we additionally address two topics that will be of particular interest to the Pfam community. First, we explain the definition and use of family-specific, manually curated gathering thresholds. Second, we discuss some of the features of domains of unknown function (also known as DUFs), which constitute a rapidly growing class of families within Pfam.

Punta, Marco; Coggill, Penny C.; Eberhardt, Ruth Y.; Mistry, Jaina; Tate, John; Boursnell, Chris; Pang, Ningze; Forslund, Kristoffer; Ceric, Goran; Clements, Jody; Heger, Andreas; Holm, Liisa; Sonnhammer, Erik L. L.; Eddy, Sean R.; Bateman, Alex; Finn, Robert D.

2012-01-01

279

The First Debate and the Coverage Gap.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The audio breakdown during the first Ford-Carter presidential debate in the 1976 presidential campaign raises questions concerning the role of the media in this news event and whether the debate was a news event without regard to television coverage. (JMF)

Lang, Gladys Engel; Lang, Kurt

1978-01-01

280

Fault Coverage Measurement For Analog Circuits  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an effort to develop a technique for measuring the amount of fault detection coverage that an analog test pattern has for a particular analog device. The technique is based on a software tool which statistically analyzes data from a circuit simulator. One example of a fault simulation experiment is presented, and some of the results are discussed.

E. Paul Ratazzi; Griffiss Air Force Base

1992-01-01

281

Open Problem: Analyzing Ant Robot Coverage.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Ant robots can repeatedly and robustly cover terrain by always moving away from the trails that they leave in the terrain. This coverage strategy can be modeled with graph traversal strategies similar to real-time search methods (such as Learning Real-Tim...

S. Koenig

2010-01-01

282

5 CFR 890.1203 - Coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAM Benefits for...for coverage under section 599C of Public Law 101-513. (b) An individual...funds under section 599C(e) of Public Law 101-513. [55 FR 50537,...

2013-01-01

283

Crop Residue Coverage Estimation Using ASTER Imagery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Soil erosion and its related runoff is a serious problem in U.S. agriculture. USDA has classified 33 percent of U.S. agricultural land as being highly erodible. It is well recognized that residue coverage on the soil surface can reduce soil erosion. The National Food Security Act of 1985 requires that agricultural producers protect all highly erodible cropland from excessive erosion.

D. Lewis; H. Yao; R. Kincaid

2006-01-01

284

An Indexing Coverage Study of Toxicological Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this study was an appraisal of indexing coverage for the interdisciplinary field of toxicology. Information of research significance was limited to primary literature, defined as published documents containing original data from experimental work or case studies. (6 references) (Author/NH)

Montgomery, Ruth Reinke

1973-01-01

285

Is expanding Medicare coverage cost-effective?  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Proposals to expand Medicare coverage tend to be expensive, but the value of services purchased is not known. This study evaluates the efficiency of the average private supplemental insurance plan for Medicare recipients. METHODS: Data from the National Health Interview Survey, the National Death Index, and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were analyzed to estimate the costs, changes in

Peter Franks; Peter Muennig; Marthe Gold

2005-01-01

286

Prescription Drug Coverage and Elderly Medicare Spending  

Microsoft Academic Search

The introduction of Medicare Part D has generated interest in the cost of providing drug coverage to the elderly. Of paramount importance -- often unaccounted for in budget estimates -- are the salutary effects that increased prescription drug use might have on other Medicare spending. This paper uses longitudinal data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) to estimate how

Baoping Shang; Dana P. Goldman

2007-01-01

287

Canadian ``chivalry'' in Vietnam: The press coverage  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined newspaper coverage of Canada's political, economic, and social involvement in the war in Vietnam from 1954 to 1973. The research questioned whether the reporting followed the claims of the propaganda or the ideological process model. Were the news reports a form of propaganda with the media acting as instruments of the dominant elite by reproducing the views

Rosemary Johanna van Es

1996-01-01

288

Network Evening News Coverage of Environmental Risk.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Focusing on ABC, NBC, and CBS's evening news broadcasts from January 1984 through February 1986, a study examined network news coverage of environmental risk--defined as manmade chemical, biological, and physical agents that create risk in the indoor, outdoor, and occupational environments. Using the Vanderbilt University "Television News Index…

Greenberg, Michael R.; And Others

289

Medicare Coverage Outside the U.S.  

MedlinePLUS

... a $250 deductible for the year. These Medigap policies cover foreign travel emergency care if it begins during the ... if Medicare doesn’t otherwise cover the care. Foreign travel emergency coverage with Medigap policies has a lifetime limit of $50,000. Before ...

290

Pretrial publicity: Media coverage and guilt attribution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Courts are often placed in the position of estimating community bias against a defendant on the basis of media coverage. This research attempts to estimate the degree to which one can predict pretrial guilt attribution from the publicity given a case by the media. The research also attempts to examine the relative impact of progressively higher levels of pretrial publicity

Richard A. Shaffer

1986-01-01

291

An Indexing Coverage Study of Toxicological Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The goal of this study was an appraisal of indexing coverage for the interdisciplinary field of toxicology. Information of research significance was limited to primary literature, defined as published documents containing original data from experimental work or case studies. (6 references) (Author/NH)|

Montgomery, Ruth Reinke

1973-01-01

292

In-line monitoring coverage visualization  

Microsoft Academic Search

In-line monitoring (ILM) is frequently used in semiconductor manufacturing to identify tool faults quickly and to minimize the impact on yield. Due to the expense of ILM only a fraction of the lots processed can be inspected. In practice process engineers devise a sampling plan to select lots for inspection so that 1) the inspection coverage, defined as the proportion

James McNames; Bruce Whitefield; David Abercrombie

2004-01-01

293

Newspaper Coverage of Kids'TV  

Microsoft Academic Search

The issue of quality programming for children has occupied a prominent place on the policy agenda for the last several years. The study reported here examined newspaper coverage of this issue from the beginning of July 1995 to the end of February 1997. Using a multi-method design, the study explored the way in which a social issue can be accorded

Sean Aday

1998-01-01

294

5 CFR 752.601 - Coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Requirements for Taking Adverse Action Under the Senior Executive Service § 752.601 Coverage...completed the probationary period in the Senior Executive Service; (ii) Who is not...required to serve a probationary period in the Senior Executive Service; or (iii)...

2013-01-01

295

The New York Times' Coverage of Executions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article addresses two general questions: 1) Is the news media consistent regarding the coverage given executions? and 2) Does the content of news reports on executions provide information relevant to fairness\\/ unfairness issues associated with the death penalty? With the New York Times as the single data source, researchers used the total words written for each execution, and the

Philip L. Reichel; Lisa Munden

1989-01-01

296

Mapping AIS coverage for trusted surveillance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an unattended vessel reporting system developed for collision avoidance. Shipboard AIS equipment automatically broadcasts vessel positional data at regular intervals. The real-time position and identity data from a vessel is received by other vessels in the area thereby assisting with local navigation. As well, AIS broadcasts are beneficial to those concerned with coastal and harbour security. Land-based AIS receiving stations can also collect the AIS broadcasts. However, reception at the land station is dependent upon the ship's position relative to the receiving station. For AIS to be used as a trusted surveillance system, the characteristics of the AIS coverage area in the vicinity of the station (or stations) should be understood. This paper presents some results of a method being investigated at DRDC Atlantic (Canada) to map the AIS coverage characteristics of a dynamic AIS reception network. The method is shown to clearly distinguish AIS reception edges from those edges caused by vessel traffic patterns. The method can also be used to identify temporal changes in the coverage area, an important characteristic for local maritime security surveillance activities. Future research using the coverage estimate technique is also proposed to support surveillance activities.

Lapinski, Anna-Liesa S.; Isenor, Anthony W.

2010-10-01

297

Flood Insurance Coverage in the Coastal Zone  

Microsoft Academic Search

We explore behavior and test theory regarding the determinants of flood insurance coverage in the coastal zone using household-level data for nine southeastern counties. We use Tobit regression models to assess the importance and magnitude of insurance cost, risk factors, community characteristics, and household attributes on flood insurance purchase for residential building structures. Overall estimates indicate price inelastic demand, though

Craig E. Landry; Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar

2008-01-01

298

Variance in Pharmacare Coverage Across Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1997, the Canadian National Forum on Health recommended creation of a national pharmacare program, the key elements of which would include: (a) universal first-dollar coverage for medically necessary medications; (b) comprehensive information support tools for managers, clinicians, and consumers to guide in the optimal use of pharmaceuticals; (c) integration with primary care reform; and (d) innovative methods for management

Donald Willison; Paul Grootendorst; Jeremiah Hurley

1998-01-01

299

Sandia shock compression database  

Microsoft Academic Search

An authoritative, updatable, and searchable bibliographic database whose topical area is shock compression is currently under development. The database is derived from published scientific articles and reports with current emphasis in the subareas of strength, phase transitions, spall, and stress-volume relations. The content of the cited work is described by keywords which are selected and reviewed by scientific advisors. Keywords

C. E. Anderson; J. S. Wilbeck; J. C. Hokanson; J. R. Asay; D. E. Grady; R. A. Graham; M. E. Kipp

1985-01-01

300

Dictionary as Database.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of dictionaries as databases focuses on the digitizing of The Oxford English dictionary (OED) and the use of Standard Generalized Mark-Up Language (SGML). Topics include the creation of a consortium to digitize the OED, document structure, relational databases, text forms, sequence, and discourse. (LRW)|

Painter, Derrick

1996-01-01

301

Database Searching by Managers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Managers and executives need the easy and quick access to business and management information that online databases can provide, but many have difficulty articulating their search needs to an intermediary. One possible solution would be to encourage managers and their immediate support staff members to search textual databases directly as they…

Arnold, Stephen E.

302

Build Your Own Database.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is intended to help librarians and others to produce databases of better value and quality, especially if they have had little previous experience in database construction. Drawing upon almost 40 years of experience in the field of information retrieval, this book emphasizes basic principles and approaches rather than in-depth and…

Jacso, Peter; Lancaster, F. W.

303

Visual Palaeomagnetic Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Global Palaeomagnetic Database (GPMDB) created and developed by McElhinny and Lock (1991, 1996) is used by researchers all over the world. The user-friendly interface makes it unnecessary for users to learn about details of the Microsoft Access software. The next step in the development of these databases lies in the visualisation of data and in the integration of the

S. Pisarevsky

2002-01-01

304

Coalescing in Temporal Databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coalescing is a unary operator applicable totemporal databases; it is similar to duplicateelimination in conventional databases. Tuplesin a temporal relation that agree on theexplicit attribute values and that have adjacentor overlapping time periods are candidatesfor coalescing. Uncoalesced relationscan arise in many ways, e.g., via a projectionor union operator, or by not enforcing coalescingon update or insertion. In this paperwe show

Michael H. Böhlen; Richard T. Snodgrass; Michael D. Soo

1996-01-01

305

Web Database Development.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis explores the concept of Web Database Development using Active Server Pages (ASP) and Java Server Pages (JSP). These are among the leading technologies in the web database development. The focus of this thesis was to analyze and compare the ASP...

N. A. Tsardas

2001-01-01

306

Dictionary as Database.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of dictionaries as databases focuses on the digitizing of The Oxford English dictionary (OED) and the use of Standard Generalized Mark-Up Language (SGML). Topics include the creation of a consortium to digitize the OED, document structure, relational databases, text forms, sequence, and discourse. (LRW)

Painter, Derrick

1996-01-01

307

First Look: TRADEMARKSCAN Database.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes database produced by Thomson and Thomson and available on Dialog which contains over 700,000 records representing all active federal trademark registrations and applications for registrations filed in United States Patent and Trademark Office. A typical record, special features, database applications, learning to use TRADEMARKSCAN, and…

Fernald, Anne Conway; Davidson, Alan B.

1984-01-01

308

GEOBASE: Israel Regional Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

GEOBASE is a searchable database that contains data extracted from Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, statistical publications, public service records, local databases, and summaries from individual level datasets. GEOBASE provides regularly updated annual and quarterly series on numerous topics, including economic activities, labor and wages, population, transportation, tourism, housing, and education.

1997-01-01

309

Database Searching by Managers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Managers and executives need the easy and quick access to business and management information that online databases can provide, but many have difficulty articulating their search needs to an intermediary. One possible solution would be to encourage managers and their immediate support staff members to search textual databases directly as they now…

Arnold, Stephen E.

310

Designing secure databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Security is an important issue that must be considered as a fundamental requirement in information systems development, and particularly in database design. Therefore security, as a further quality property of software, must be tackled at all stages of the development. The most extended secure database model is the multilevel model, which permits the classification of information according to its confidentiality,

Eduardo Fernández-medina; Mario Piattini

2005-01-01

311

Optimization of Partial or Regional Coverage Constellations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The optimal continual global or zonal coverage constellations are found by Walker constellations and they are based on unperturbed satellite motion. But sometime there is no need to establish a continual or global coverage constellation. Therefore, to find optimal partial or regional coverage constellations is essential. Some work has been done in this field, but due to the various properties of the problem, there are still much to do. In this paper, a constellation model named 3+4N is established. All the satellites in the constellation have the same semimajor axis a, eccentricity e and inclination i. It is assumed that the constellation has N orbit planes. The number of satellites per orbit Q[N] can be different, but the satellites are evenly distributed in that orbit. There are still other 3N parameters to define the constellation: the right ascension of ascending node [N], the argument of perigee [N], and the mean anomaly of the first satellite M1[N] of every orbit. There are totally 3+4N parameters, so the model is such named. The model has some generality in optimizing partial or regional coverage constellations. A gradual optimization method is introduced. In this method, Genetic Algorithm is used first to get a good global optimal constellation. And then the Simplex Method is used to improve the local optimization ability. The objective function can be chosen from several functions such as the coverage percentage of the region, the maximum coverage intermission, and the average responding time and so on according to the specific application. The performance of the constellation is calculated and analyzed on the check points. The orbit model used generally takes into account J2 perturbation. But some more complicated orbit models might also be considered. It should be noted that the orbit elements in the parameters of the constellation must be the mean orbit elements to maximize the stability of the configuration. Some examples and conclusions are given. Before calculating some orbit elements are analyzed and confined taking into account mission constraints to decrease the optimizing time. Keywords: constellation optimization, partial or regional coverage, genetic algorithm, simplex method

Wang, Rui; Ma, Xingrui; Li, Ming

312

Fire Ecology Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Tall Timbers Research Station, a research and conservation organization located in Tallahassee, Florida, has recently made available this searchable Fire Ecology Database. International in scope, the database covers a broad range of fire-related information with emphasis on North America, in particular, the southeastern US. Updated continuously, the Fire Ecology Database currently includes citations for nearly 12,000 "references to books, chapters within books, journal articles, conferences and conference papers, state and federal documents," and abstracts. Users may search the database by author, keywords, periodical, year, or title. Typical returns include full citations of related articles. A 40-page downloadable thesaurus accompanies the database and may also be used to assist in keyword searches.

313

Visual surveillance coverage: strategies and metrics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many sensor systems such as security cameras and satellite photography are faced with the problem of where they should point their sensors at any given time. With directional control of the sensor, the amount of space available to cover far exceeds the field-of-view of the sensor. Given a task domain and a set of constraints, we seek coverage strategies that achieve effective area coverage of the environment. We develop metrics that measure the quality of the strategies and give a basis for comparison. In addition, we explore what it means for an area to be "covered" and how that is affected by the domain, the sensor constraints, and the algorithms. We built a testbed in which we implement and run various sensor coverage strategies and take measurements on their performance. We modeled the domain of a camera mounted on pan and tilt servos with appropriate constraints and time delays on movement. Next, we built several coverage strategies for selecting where the camera should look at any given time based on concepts such as force-mass systems, scripted movements, and the time since an area was last viewed. Finally, we describe several metrics with which we can compare the effectiveness of different coverage strategies. These metrics are based on such things as how well the whole space is covered, how relevant the covered areas are to the domain, how much time is spent acquiring data, how much time is wasted while moving the servos, and how well the strategies detect new objects moving through space.

Everist, Jacob; Mundhenk, T. Nathan; Landauer, Chris; Bellman, Kirstie

2005-10-01

314

i-medicine.info: Diseases Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From i-medicine.info, the Diseases Database provides a useful reference service for medical practitioners and researchers. The Database website offers a cross-referenced index and search portal that cover such topical areas as Symptoms and Signs, General Internal Medical Disorders, Drugs and Medications, Congenital and Inherited Disorders, and more. The Diseases Database index is modeled after a standard medical textbook, and "was inspired by the 'surgical sieve' classification and memory technique used as medical school..." The site contains dictionary type definitions for many items via links to the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System, A 'pre-loaded' multiple search engine inquiry page using all item synonyms, subject specific hyperlinks to web information resources for many items, and more. Links on the site also include: Tips for Searching, Database Content FAQ, Site Troubleshooting Tools, and a Feedback Page. This site is also reviewed in the May 28, 2004 _NSDL Life Sciences Report_.

315

History of Maine Fisheries Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A number of institutions have begun to expand their digital collections in order to include lesser-known subjects, and the University of Maine's Raymond H. Fogler Library continues to expand their online offerings with this intriguing collection. Drawing on the holdings of institutions like the Machias Historical Society, the Maine Maritime Museum, and the Maine State Archives, their digital collections team has created this History of Maine Fisheries database. There aren't any subject headings or sample searches on the site, but it is still quite easy to use. Visitors can use the keyword search to locate materials of interest, and they can also set date parameters to look for materials from a given time period. To get started, visitors might try typing in words like "lobster", "fleet", and "Bangor".

316

Patrocles: a database of polymorphic miRNA-mediated gene regulation in vertebrates  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Patrocles database (http:\\/\\/www.patrocles.org\\/) compiles DNA sequence polymorphisms (DSPs) that are predicted to perturb miRNA-mediated gene regulation. Distinctive features include: (i) the coverage of seven vertebrate species in its present release, aiming for more when information becomes available, (ii) the coverage of the three compart- ments involved in the silencing process (i.e. targets, miRNA precursors and silencing machin- ery), (iii)

Samuel Hiard; Carole Charlier; Wouter Coppieters; Michel Georges; Denis Baurain

2010-01-01

317

Howard Besser's T-Shirt Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE has been home to a wide variety of searchable image collections, the recent addition of a T-Shirt Database is both a demonstration in cataloging realia as well an interesting glimpse at popular culture as depicted through t-shirt graphics. This database was constructed by Howard Besser's library school students and provides access to over 530 t-shirt images, searchable by title, artist, subject, description, and background color. Users may also search the database by selecting from a list of over 80 subjects, ranging from Academic to Pop Culture and War. Search results include thumbnail images of the t-shirts, catalog record information, as well as a link to larger views of each image. Howard Besser is Associate Professor at UCLA's School of Education and Information Studies.

318

Indexing of Patents of Pharmaceutical Composition in Online Databases  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Online searching of patents of pharmaceutical composition is generally considered to be very difficult. It is due to the fact that the patent databases include extensive technical information as well as legal information so that they are not likely to have index proper to the pharmaceutical composition or even if they have such index, the scope and coverage of indexing is ambiguous. This paper discusses how patents of pharmaceutical composition are indexed in online databases such as WPl, CA, CLAIMS, USP and PATOLIS. Online searching of patents of pharmaceutical composition are also discussed in some detail.

319

History and future of the molecular spectroscopic databases  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A brief history and review of the development of some molecular spectroscopic databases is presented. Such databases are compilations of spectroscopic parameters whose principal purpose is to provide the necessary molecular absorption input for transmission and radiance codes. Remote sensing of the terrestrial atmosphere has advanced significantly in recent years, and this has placed greater demands on the compilations in terms of accuracy, additional species, and spectral coverage. This paper discusses current pressing issues, such as the deficiencies in line positions, intensities, and line shape, as well as the directions of future enhancements. To cite this article: L.S. Rothman et al., C. R. Physique 6 (2005).

Rothman, Laurence S.; Jacquinet-Husson, Nicole; Boulet, Christian; Perrin, Agnès M.

2005-10-01

320

Disparities in preschool immunization coverage associated with maternal age.  

PubMed

Associations between maternal age and preschool immunization coverage are unclear. This study aimed to determine if maternal age is associated with preschool immunization coverage and the importance of maternal age compared with other factors affecting vaccination coverage. Data from the 2001-2003 National Immunization Survey (NIS) were used to estimate vaccine coverage. Children were considered up-to-date (UTD) if they received > or =4 doses of DTaP, > or =3 doses of polio, > or =1 doses of MMR, > or =3 doses of Hib and > or =3 doses of Hep B. Bivariate and multivariate relationships between UTD coverage and maternal, child and household factors were evaluated. Classification tree analysis assessed complex interactions between maternal, child and household factors associated with UTD coverage and isolated the most important factors in predicting UTD coverage. UTD coverage was significantly associated with maternal age: coverage increased as maternal age increased. Coverage among children with 17 year old mothers was 64%; coverage among children of mothers 17-26 years old increased by 16.3% overall (approximately 1.8% per year). After 26 years of age, coverage did not increase significantly as maternal age increased. The relationship between maternal age and UTD coverage remained statistically significant after adjusting for a broad range of maternal, child and household factors. Classification tree analysis suggested that maternal age is the most important factor associated with vaccine coverage. More research is needed to determine the reasons for underimmunization of children born to young mothers. PMID:19556887

Salmon, Daniel A; Smith, Philip J; Pan, William K Y; Navar, Ann Marie; Omer, Saad B; Halsey, Neal A

2009-08-14

321

42 CFR 457.430 - Benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Benchmark-equivalent coverage is health benefits coverage that has an aggregate...410(b), benchmark-equivalent health benefits coverage must include coverage...coverage for prescription drugs, mental health services, vision services...

2012-10-01

322

LBL Perspective on statistical database management  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to present a collective view of our research to outside researchers in statistical database management to facilitate communication and exchange of ideas in this new and exciting area. Two papers are in the General category, Arie Shoshani's survey of statistical database management research problems and John L. McCarthy et al.'s description of SEEDIS, a statistical database management system developed in CSAM. In User Interface, we selected Paul Chan and Arie Shoshani's paper on SUBJECT, a system that offers a directory driven interface to statistical data, and Harry K.T. Wong and Ivy Kuo's paper on GUIDE, a system using graphical user interface to complex databases for non-expert users. The SUBJECT paper describes some powerful modelling primitives for statistical summary data. In addition to the description of the system, the GUIDE paper also discusses the reasons why the current query systems fail to provide satisfactory interface to complex databases. The paper by Fred Gey describes the problems of data definitions of large statistical databases, citing real situations from the 1980 US Census data as examples. Deane Merrill's paper discusses more specific problems of handling statistical summary data, with emphasis on the problem and his solution of summary data aggregation and disaggregation. Peter Krep's paper describes a data model called semantic core model which contains useful modelling primitives for representing other semantic constructs. Modelling statistical databases is one of the major motivations of this work. The requirements of modelling metadata of statistical databases are given a thorough treatment in John L. McCarthy's paper.

Wong, H.K.T. (ed.)

1982-12-01

323

Measles vaccine coverage and factors related to uncompleted vaccination among 18-month-old and 36-month-old children in Kyoto, Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Due to low vaccine coverage, Japan has not only experienced outbreaks of measles but has also been exporting it overseas. This study aims to survey measles vaccine coverage and the factors uncompleted vaccination among community-living children. METHODS: Subjects were the parents whose children had undergone either an 18-month or a 36-month checkup publicly provided by Kyoto City during November

Takayo Matsumura; Takeo Nakayama; Shigeru Okamoto; Hideko Ito

2005-01-01

324

The influence of luting cement on the probabilities of survival and modes of failure of cast full-coverage crowns  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives. This study compares the probabilities of survival and modes of failure of cast full-coverage crowns bonded with five cements when subjected to tensile pull-off testing.Methods. Five groups of 25 sound human premolar teeth were prepared for full-coverage crowns, impressions recorded and customized castings fabricated in Ni–Cr–Mb bonding alloy. The cements tested were zinc phosphate, a hand-mixed and capsulated conventional

C. A. Mitchell; M. Abbariki; J. F. Orr

2000-01-01

325

A Model for Heterogeneous Distributed Database Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The provision of access to autonomous heterogeneous distributed information sources (including databases) is becoming of increasing importance in most aspects of daily life. It has been the subject of intensive research for at least a decade, yet the solutions published to date have addressed only parts of the problem and have, in general, failed to provide an acceptable solution. We

Keith G. Jeffery; Liz Hutchinson; John Kalmus; Michael Wilson; Wernher Behrendt; Colin Macnee

1994-01-01

326

Iterative Searching In An Online Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

An experiment examined how people use an online retrieval system. Subjects solved generaltopical search problems using a database containing the full text of news articles (e.g., findarticles about the "Background of the new prime minister of Great Britain"). Time, accuracyand content of the searches were recorded. Of particular interest was the use of two iterativesearch methods available in the interface

Susan T. Dumais; Deborah G. Sc

1991-01-01

327

The NCBI Taxonomy database  

PubMed Central

The NCBI Taxonomy database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/taxonomy) is the standard nomenclature and classification repository for the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC), comprising the GenBank, ENA (EMBL) and DDBJ databases. It includes organism names and taxonomic lineages for each of the sequences represented in the INSDC’s nucleotide and protein sequence databases. The taxonomy database is manually curated by a small group of scientists at the NCBI who use the current taxonomic literature to maintain a phylogenetic taxonomy for the source organisms represented in the sequence databases. The taxonomy database is a central organizing hub for many of the resources at the NCBI, and provides a means for clustering elements within other domains of NCBI web site, for internal linking between domains of the Entrez system and for linking out to taxon-specific external resources on the web. Our primary purpose is to index the domain of sequences as conveniently as possible for our user community.

Federhen, Scott

2012-01-01

328

Deleterious- and Disease-Allele Prevalence in Healthy Individuals: Insights from Current Predictions, Mutation Databases, and Population-Scale Resequencing  

PubMed Central

We have assessed the numbers of potentially deleterious variants in the genomes of apparently healthy humans by using (1) low-coverage whole-genome sequence data from 179 individuals in the 1000 Genomes Pilot Project and (2) current predictions and databases of deleterious variants. Each individual carried 281–515 missense substitutions, 40–85 of which were homozygous, predicted to be highly damaging. They also carried 40–110 variants classified by the Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) as disease-causing mutations (DMs), 3–24 variants in the homozygous state, and many polymorphisms putatively associated with disease. Whereas many of these DMs are likely to represent disease-allele-annotation errors, between 0 and 8 DMs (0–1 homozygous) per individual are predicted to be highly damaging, and some of them provide information of medical relevance. These analyses emphasize the need for improved annotation of disease alleles both in mutation databases and in the primary literature; some HGMD mutation data have been recategorized on the basis of the present findings, an iterative process that is both necessary and ongoing. Our estimates of deleterious-allele numbers are likely to be subject to both overcounting and undercounting. However, our current best mean estimates of ?400 damaging variants and ?2 bona fide disease mutations per individual are likely to increase rather than decrease as sequencing studies ascertain rare variants more effectively and as additional disease alleles are discovered.

Xue, Yali; Chen, Yuan; Ayub, Qasim; Huang, Ni; Ball, Edward V.; Mort, Matthew; Phillips, Andrew D.; Shaw, Katy; Stenson, Peter D.; Cooper, David N.; Tyler-Smith, Chris

2012-01-01

329

The International Protein Index: An integrated database for proteomics experiments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract 10.1002\\/pmic.200300721.abs Despite the complete determination of the genome sequence of several higher eukaryotes, their proteomes remain relatively poorly defined. Information about proteins identified by different experimental and computational methods is stored in different databases, meaning that no single resource offers full coverage of known and predicted proteins. IPI (the International Protein Index) has been developed to address these issues and

Paul J. Kersey; Jorge Duarte; Allyson Williams; Youla Karavidopoulou; Ewan Birney; Rolf Apweiler; Allyson L. Lister

2004-01-01

330

Expanding the Universe of Universal Coverage: The Population Health Argument for Increasing Coverage for Immigrants  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the US recession deepens, furthering the debate about healthcare reform is now even more important than ever. Few plans\\u000a aimed at facilitating universal coverage make any mention of increasing access for uninsured non-citizens living in the US,\\u000a many of whom are legally restricted from certain types of coverage. We conducted a critical review of the public health literature\\u000a concerning

Arijit Nandi; Sana Loue; Sandro Galea

2009-01-01

331

Impacts of palatal coverage on bolus formation during mastication and swallowing and subsequent adaptive changes.  

PubMed

Palatal coverage is often required for elderly edentulous patients with complete dentures. The purpose of this study was to clarify impacts of palatal coverage on bolus formation and subsequent adaptive changes. Subjects were 18 healthy young dentulous adults who wore 1·5-mm-thick palatal plates. Subjects were asked to feed 12 g of bicoloured rice as usual, and the bolus formation by mastication and swallowing in the pharynx was observed using a nasal videoendoscopy. The bolus formation index (BFI), number of mastication strokes until swallowing, visual analogue scale about swallowing easiness and masticatory performance using colour-changeable gum were measured under three conditions: before placement of the palatal plate (day 0), immediately after placement (day 1) and after 7 days of wearing the plate (day 7). BFI and visual analogue scale on day 1 were significantly lower than those on day 0, but those on day 7 significantly recovered to the level of day 0. The number of mastication strokes did not change from day 0 to day 1, however, that on day 7 was significantly higher. Masticatory performance on days 1 and 7 was significantly lower than that on day 0. Although palatal coverage inhibits bolus formation during feeding, subjects increased the number of mastication strokes until swallowing threshold as they adapted to palatal coverage over time. This adaptive change was due to compensate for the lowered masticatory performance to achieve bolus formation for comfortable swallowing. PMID:23927717

Sato, T; Furuya, J; Tamada, Y; Kondo, H

2013-08-09

332

JICST Factual Database(3)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes the system outline, characteristics and use of JICST Thermophysical and Thermochemical Properties Database of which service was started as one part of JICST Factual Database System. This system enables to store data of more than 60 kinds of physical or chemical thermal properties. It covers elements, pure substances of inorganic and low molecular organic compounds, and two or three component systems of these compounds. The system is designed to enable to deal with floating decimal point numerical data identifying significant figures, to provide versatile searching supports, and to link its searching to other databases. The actual use examples and some points to be careful are also described.

Shimura, Kazuki; Abe, Atsushi

333

World Biodiversity Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The World Biodiversity Database, provided by the Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI), seeks to "document all presently known species (about 1.7 million) and to make this important biological information worldwide accessible." This continually growing database "provides taxonomic information, species names, synonyms, descriptions, illustrations and literature references when available" on 200,000 taxa. The searchable database can be explored using an expandable tree of the five taxonomic kingdoms or by typing in a common or scientific name. Both educators and students should find this site easy to navigate, informative, and useful.

334

Eurodino Database Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by DinoData, The Eurodino Database Project was developed by paleontologist Octavio Mateus as a service for the European paleontological community. The database is designed to inform professional and amateur paleontologists of the locations of "originals or casts of each dinosaur in each museum in Europe." The database provides several mechanisms to search for dinosaur fossils and museums and allows users to search for fossils alphabetically and through categories such as Eggs, Footprints, Skin, and Coprolites. Additionally, users can search for museums by perusing the comprehensive European museum list or by selecting a specific country. This site is also reviewed in the January 23, 2004 _NSDL Life Sciences Report_.

335

The Mendel Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Mendel Database, part of the Mendel Plant Gene Nomenclature Database project by the Mendel Bioinformatics Group (UK), "aims to develop a common nomenclature for sequenced genes, based on gene families, for all photosynthetic organisms, the organelle genomes of both photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic organisms (fungi, algae, and protozoa) and plant viruses." At present, the searchable database contains "more than 20,000 genes, which can be translated into proteins, organized into about 2,000 gene families based on their sequence homology." Typical entries include gene family number and gene family name, "Gene & Gene Product descriptions & synonyms, and Accession numbers with links to SWISS-PROT & EMBL."

336

World Cave Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The World Cave Database was created by Eric Madelaine of the French Research Institute for Computer Science and Automatic Control. Users can browse the database by depth, length, or an alphabetical listing of the caves, and can search the nearly 1000 entries by keyword. All included caves are 300 meters deep and 3 kilometers long and larger, including the longest, which is the Mammoth Cave system in the US that is known to be 563,270 meters long. After getting used to the somewhat cryptic layout of cave listings, users should find the database a useful and informative resource.

337

Year 2000 Reports Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently released this searchable database of Y2K readiness reports in order to disclose the preparatory efforts of the securities industry. The database contains more than 13,000 reports from the broker-dealers, transfer agents, investment advisors, and mutual funds required to file with the SEC. Reports include descriptions of the company's, agent's, or fund's state of Y2K readiness, costs to address the Y2K problem, Y2K risks, and contingency plans. Complete database documentation, search instructions, and contact information are provided at the Important Information page.

1999-01-01

338

JICST Factual Database(2)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The computer programme, which builds atom-bond connection tables from nomenclatures, is developed. Chemical substances with their nomenclature and varieties of trivial names or experimental code numbers are inputted. The chemical structures of the database are stereospecifically stored and are able to be searched and displayed according to stereochemistry. Source data are from laws and regulations of Japan, RTECS of US and so on. The database plays a central role within the integrated fact database service of JICST and makes interrelational retrieval possible.

Araki, Keisuke

339

Medical coverage of youth basketball events.  

PubMed

Basketball is among the most popular team sports for boys and girls in the United States and is continuing to grow in popularity worldwide. Increased popularity translates to an increased number of events and, unfortunately, the injuries that occur as a result. In this article, we discuss ways to be prepared in the coverage of youth basketball events, with an emphasis on the evaluation and treatment of some of the most commonly encountered injuries within the sport of basketball. We also give special consideration to injuries that are specific to the skeletally immature athlete. By having a greater knowledge and understanding of these injuries, a provider of medical coverage for basketball events hopefully will gain a higher sense of confidence in handling associated problems as they arise. PMID:23669085

Ching, Brian K; Khalili-Borna, Dennis

340

New Worlds Observer: Orbit and Sky Coverage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New Worlds Observer is an external occulter concept designed to detect optical wavelength light from Earth-like planets around solar neighborhood stars. NWO uses a multi-petal external occulter situated tens of thousands of kilometers away from a telescope to suppress the central starlight by a factor of greater than 1010 to allow direct exo-planet observation. Due to the large separation, the occulter needs to move large distances off orbit. We discuss possible orbits for NWO which achieves 4? steradian sky coverage during mission lifetime. In particular, we focus on an L2 Lissajous orbit which achieves full coverage every year, with an instantaneous 1.6? steradian viewing zone. We discuss the fuel requirements of slewing, alignment, and stationkeeping.

Lo, Amy; Malmstrom, R.; Guilmette, T.

2006-12-01

341

THE CTEPP DATABASE  

EPA Science Inventory

The CTEPP (Children's Total Exposure to Persistent Pesticides and Other Persistent Organic Pollutants) database contains a wealth of data on children's aggregate exposures to pollutants in their everyday surroundings. Chemical analysis data for the environmental media and ques...

342

The Gymnosperm Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This database is a fabulous resource for students and researchers of conifers, cycads, and their allies; it was created by Dr. Christopher J. Earle, a dendrochronologist and doctorate of the University of Washington. The user enters the taxonomic database at the highest level, Order and Family, and can then navigate to Species (or sometimes Variety) levels. At each level, information on the taxon is provided, along with bibliographic citations. In addition to the gymnosperm database, the site provides a links page with pointers to bibliographic databases, virtual image galleries and other resources. Special sections on gymnosperms of Alta California, gymnosperms of Sichuan, tree age determination, paleobotany of Australia and New Zealand conifers, and podocarp forests of south-west New Zealand further complement the site.

343

Prostate Expression Database.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This proposal aims to exploit advances in biotechnology and informatics to develop a genetics resource termed the Prostate Expression Database (PEDB) (http://www.pedb.org). The foundation of PEDB is the identification and characterization of a prostate tr...

P. S. Nelson

2001-01-01

344

Dissolution Methods Database  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... For a drug product that does not have a dissolution test method in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the FDA Dissolution Methods Database ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/informationondrugs

345

ARD: Anthropology Review Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The fully searchable and browseable ARD, the Anthropology Review Database, indexes scholarly, reviews of anthropological books, audiovisual materials, exhibits, conferences, software, and online resources. Each query yields a webliography linking users to online reviews.

Jarvis, Hugh W.

346

Freshwater Biological Traits Database.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Freshwater Biological Traits Database currently contains traits data for 3,857 North American macroinvertebrate taxa and includes habitat, life history, mobility, morphology, and ecological trait data. Species traits are the characteristics that expla...

2012-01-01

347

ARTI Refrigerant Database  

SciTech Connect

The Refrigerant Database consolidates and facilitates access to information to assist industry in developing equipment using alternative refrigerants. The underlying purpose is to accelerate phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern.

Calm, J.M. [Calm (James M.), Great Falls, VA (United States)

1994-05-27

348

Database Delivers Contaminant Resources  

EPA Science Inventory

The US Environmental Protection Agency's Drinking Water Treatability Database presents referenced information on the control of contaminants in drinking water. The TDB allows a variety of drinking water professionals to access information gathered from thousands of literature so...

349

TREATABILITY DATABASE DESCRIPTION  

EPA Science Inventory

The Drinking Water Treatability Database (TDB) presents referenced information on the control of contaminants in drinking water. It allows drinking water utilities, first responders to spills or emergencies, treatment process designers, research organizations, academics, regulato...

350

Spanky Fractal Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Spanky Fractal Database: fractal images, programs, documents, papers, code examples, and other fractal related material. Submitted by contributors or hunted down from various nooks and crannies on the net. Enjoy and discover.

351

Native Health Research Database  

MedlinePLUS

... THIS APP WITH JAVASCRIPT TURNED OFF. THE NATIVE HEALTH DATABASE REQUIRES JAVASCRIPT IN ORDER TO FUNCTION. PLEASE ... Data and Links, U.S. Census Bureau American Indian Health from the National Library of Medicine Arctic Health ...

352

Integrating Database Software.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains the final version of the Integrated Database (IDB) in Microsoft Access format. The report briefly describes the system architecture, the developmental environment, hardware requirements, supporting software requirements, and installat...

J. A. Briscoe

1997-01-01

353

Wide-Coverage Spanish Named Entity Extraction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a proposal for wide-coverage Named EntityExtraction for Spanish. The extraction of named entities is treated\\u000a using robust Machine Learning techniques (AdaBoost) and simple attributes requiring non-linguisticallypro cessed corpora,\\u000a complemented with external information sources (a list of trigger words and a gazetteer). A thorough evaluation of the task\\u000a on real corpora is presented in order to validate the

Xavier Carreras; Lluís Màrquez; Lluís Padró

2002-01-01

354

Mission Impossible? Media Coverage of Scientific Findings  

Microsoft Academic Search

At a first glance, journalistic coverage of research results from the world of academia seems to be possible without any problems\\u000a because scientific data is generated for the purpose of publishing. However, scientific publications aim at a specific target\\u000a group often called the “scientific community”. In contrast, journalistic publications — at least those produced for news media\\u000a — aim at,

Steffen Kolb; Steffen Burkhardt

355

The rate of growth in scientific publication and the decline in coverage provided by Science Citation Index  

PubMed Central

The growth rate of scientific publication has been studied from 1907 to 2007 using available data from a number of literature databases, including Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Traditional scientific publishing, that is publication in peer-reviewed journals, is still increasing although there are big differences between fields. There are no indications that the growth rate has decreased in the last 50 years. At the same time publication using new channels, for example conference proceedings, open archives and home pages, is growing fast. The growth rate for SCI up to 2007 is smaller than for comparable databases. This means that SCI was covering a decreasing part of the traditional scientific literature. There are also clear indications that the coverage by SCI is especially low in some of the scientific areas with the highest growth rate, including computer science and engineering sciences. The role of conference proceedings, open access archives and publications published on the net is increasing, especially in scientific fields with high growth rates, but this has only partially been reflected in the databases. The new publication channels challenge the use of the big databases in measurements of scientific productivity or output and of the growth rate of science. Because of the declining coverage and this challenge it is problematic that SCI has been used and is used as the dominant source for science indicators based on publication and citation numbers. The limited data available for social sciences show that the growth rate in SSCI was remarkably low and indicate that the coverage by SSCI was declining over time. National Science Indicators from Thomson Reuters is based solely on SCI, SSCI and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI). Therefore the declining coverage of the citation databases problematizes the use of this source.

von Ins, Markus

2010-01-01

356

National Plants Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) database is a single source collection of standardized information about plants of the US and its territories. The database includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plant symbols, plant growth data, plant materials information, links to more resources, references, and other facts. A search tool and photo gallery display plants of interest.

357

Chemical Synthesis Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This database provides information on thousands of chemical compounds, including synthesis references and physical properties. The database is searchable by keyword and browseable by journal title. For each compound, the information includes molecular formula and weight, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) numbers, International Chemical Identifier (InChIKey), and Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry System (SMILES) notation. There is also information on synonyms, physical properties (boiling and melting points, density), an illustration of chemical structure, spectral data, and links to additional data.

358

ICE Biological Inventories Databases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Information Center for the Environment (ICE) is a cooperative effort between scientists at University of California -- Davis and collaborators from over thirty organizations involved in environmental protection." The ICE Biological Inventory Databases contain "documented, taxonomically standardized species inventories of plants and animals reported from the world's protected areas." New to the Scout Report, these online databases have been updated recently to include botanical inventories from protected areas in Costa Rica and South Africa.

2008-07-08

359

ICE Biological Inventories Databases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Information Center for the Environment (ICE) is a cooperative effort between scientists at University of California -- Davis and collaborators from over thirty organizations involved in environmental protection." The ICE Biological Inventory Databases contain "documented, taxonomically standardized species inventories of plants and animals reported from the world's protected areas." New to the Scout Report, these online databases have been updated recently to include botanical inventories from protected areas in Costa Rica and South Africa.

2000-01-01

360

Ecomp Executive Compensation Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Ecomp Executive Compensation Database allows users to research the compensation and net-worth of executives. Users may search the database by company name or ticker symbol, as well as by state, sector, and industry pull-down menus. Search returns list compensation summaries for the top executives, including salary, bonus, and total compensation. Clicking on the executive's name will give a more detailed summary, including restricted stock, LTIP payouts, and value realized for options exercised. All numbers are for 1999.

361

ECOTOX Database System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides this database of chemical toxicity. Three individual EPA databases are combined to provide information on chemical-specific toxicity values for aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. Users can search for research reports by chemical name, species name, or environmental effect. The site has informative help files and browse features. This Web site is useful for evaluating industrial chemicals or for environmental assessment research.

2008-09-02

362

ECOTOX Database System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides this database of chemical toxicity. Three individual EPA databases are combined to provide information on chemical-specific toxicity values for aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. Users can search for research reports by chemical name, species name, or environmental effect. The site has informative help files and browse features. This Web site is useful for evaluating industrial chemicals or for environmental assessment research.

2000-01-01

363

West Indian Orchidaceae Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The New York Botanical Garden has recently placed online this searchable database of West Indian Orchids. Containing approximately 5,200 specimen records for the family Orchidacese (from the New York Botanical Garden's collection), the database may be searched by Family, Collector, Country, Taxon, State/Province, and other select fields. Typical returns provide information on Specimen name (scientific name), Location, Collector, Description, and Habitat.

364

Querying genomic databases  

SciTech Connect

A natural-language interface has been developed that retrieves genomic information by using a simple subset of English. The interface spares the biologist from the task of learning database-specific query languages and computer programming. Currently, the interface deals with the E. coli genome. It can, however, be readily extended and shows promise as a means of easy access to other sequenced genomic databases as well.

Baehr, A.; Hagstrom, R.; Joerg, D.; Overbeek, R.

1991-09-01

365

Automated Pattern Database Design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pattern databases are dictionaries for heuristic estimates based on state-to-goal distances in state space abstractions. Their effectiveness is sensitive to the selection of the under- lying patterns. Especially for multiple and additive pattern databases, a manual selection of pattern sets that lead to good exploration results is involved. For automating the selection process, greedy bin-packing strategies have been suggested. This

Stefan Edelkamp

366

JICST Factual Database(4)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

JICST Mass Spectral Database which had started from March, 1987 made a fresh start at January, 1988 as JOIS-F (JICST Online Information System-Fact) including two other JICST Factual Databases. Renewal point of it are data up-dated, a new function of cross-retrieval and a small change of command. The outline of data items, retrieval system and availability are given again.

Okano, Keiko; Abe, Atsushi

367

The HUMAINE Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The HUMAINE Database is grounded in HUMAINE’s core emphasis on considering emotion in a broad sense – ‘pervasive emotion’\\u000a – and engaging with the way it colours action and interaction. The aim of the database is to provide a resource to which the\\u000a community can go to see and hear the forms that emotion takes in everyday action and interaction,

Ellen Douglas-Cowie; Cate Cox; Jean-Claude Martin; Laurence Devillers; Roddy Cowie; Ian Sneddon; Margaret McRorie; Catherine Pelachaud; Christopher Peters; Orla Lowry; Anton Batliner; Florian Hönig

368

Atlas Florae Europaeae Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Initiated in 1992, the primary goal of the Atlas Florae Europaeae (AFE) Database project is to make plant distribution data available in digital format. Currently, AFE includes "preliminary maps for all European vascular plants" (based on the time period 1972-1996), examples of distribution statistics (colorful summary maps), and Biogeographical analyses; digital data are expected in 1999. PC users can download an evaluation copy of the current database (which will be available for sale in 1999) on-site.

1992-01-01

369

Extended Coverage First-Pass Perfusion Imaging Using Slice-Interleaved TSENSE  

PubMed Central

Parallel imaging applied to first-pass, contrast-enhanced cardiac MR can yield greater spatial coverage for a fixed temporal resolution. The method combines rate R = 2 acceleration using TSENSE with shot-to-shot interleaving of two slices. The ?R SNR loss is largely compensated for by a longer effective repetition time (TR) and increased flip angle associated with slice interleaving. In this manner, increased spatial coverage is achieved while comparable or better image quality is maintained. Single-heartbeat temporal resolution was accomplished with spatial coverage of eight slices at heart rates up to 71 bpm, six slices up to 95 bpm, and four slices up to 143 bpm. Experiments in normal subjects (N = 6) were performed to assess signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) values. Published 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.†

Kellman, P.; Derbyshire, J.A.; Agyeman, K.O.; McVeigh, E.R.; Arai, A.E.

2007-01-01

370

[Mexican health insurance: uncertain universal coverage].  

PubMed

The Mexican health system is comprised of the Department of Health, state labor social security and the private sector. It is undergoing a reform process initiated in 1995 to achieve universal coverage and separate the regulation, financing and service functions; a reform that after fifteen years is incomplete and problematic. The scope of this paper is to assess the problems that underlie the successive reforms. Special emphasis is given to the last reform stage with the introduction of the "Insurance of the People" aimed at the population without labor social security. In the analysis, health reform is seen as part of the Reform of the State in the context of neoliberal reorganization of society. Unlike other Latin American countries, this process did not include a new Constitution. The study is based on official documents and a systematic review of the process of the implementation of the System of Social Health Protection and its impact on coverage and access to health services. The analysis concludes that it is unlikely that universal population coverage will be accomplished much less universal access to services. However, reforms are leading to the commodification of the health system even in the context of a weak private sector. PMID:21709977

Laurell, Asa Cristina

2011-06-01

371

Databases: Peter's Picks and Pans.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the best and worst in databases on disk, CD-ROM, and online, and offers judgments and observations on database characteristics. Two databases are praised and three are criticized. (Author/JMV)

Jacso, Peter

1995-01-01

372

Lies, Damned Lies, and Databases.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A database is usually expected to give correct and complete answers to queries. However, some applications take confidentiality to an extreme and require the database to receive some users by supplying incorrect answers. In most secure databases classifyi...

S. Wiseman

1991-01-01

373

The comprehensive peptaibiotics database.  

PubMed

Peptaibiotics are nonribosomally biosynthesized peptides, which - according to definition - contain the marker amino acid ?-aminoisobutyric acid (Aib) and possess antibiotic properties. Being known since 1958, a constantly increasing number of peptaibiotics have been described and investigated with a particular emphasis on hypocrealean fungi. Starting from the existing online 'Peptaibol Database', first published in 1997, an exhaustive literature survey of all known peptaibiotics was carried out and resulted in a list of 1043 peptaibiotics. The gathered information was compiled and used to create the new 'The Comprehensive Peptaibiotics Database', which is presented here. The database was devised as a software tool based on Microsoft (MS) Access. It is freely available from the internet at http://peptaibiotics-database.boku.ac.at and can easily be installed and operated on any computer offering a Windows XP/7 environment. It provides useful information on characteristic properties of the peptaibiotics included such as peptide category, group name of the microheterogeneous mixture to which the peptide belongs, amino acid sequence, sequence length, producing fungus, peptide subfamily, molecular formula, and monoisotopic mass. All these characteristics can be used and combined for automated search within the database, which makes The Comprehensive Peptaibiotics Database a versatile tool for the retrieval of valuable information about peptaibiotics. Sequence data have been considered as to December 14, 2012. PMID:23681723

Stoppacher, Norbert; Neumann, Nora K N; Burgstaller, Lukas; Zeilinger, Susanne; Degenkolb, Thomas; Brückner, Hans; Schuhmacher, Rainer

2013-05-01

374

Open systems and databases  

SciTech Connect

This paper is part of a series of papers invited by the IEEE POWER CONTROL CENTER WORKING GROUP concerning the changing designs of modern control centers. Papers invited by the Working Group discuss the following issues: Benefits of Openness, Criteria for Evaluating Open EMS Systems, Hardware Design, Configuration Management, Security, Project Management, Databases, SCADA, Inter- and Intra-System Communications and Man-Machine Interfaces,'' The goal of this paper is to provide an introduction to the issues pertaining to Open Systems and Databases.'' The intent is to assist understanding of some of the underlying factors that effect choices that must be made when selecting a database system for use in a control room environment. This paper describes and compares the major database information models which are in common use for database systems and provides an overview of SQL. A case for the control center community to follow the workings of the non-formal standards bodies is presented along with possible uses and the benefits of commercially available databases within the control center. The reasons behind the emergence of industry supported standards organizations such as the Open Software Foundation (OSF) and SQL Access are presented.

Martire, G.S. (ECC, Inc., Fairfax, VA (United States)); Nuttall, D.J.H. (Unified Information, Inc., Kirkland, WA (United States))

1993-05-01

375

Clinical decision support tools: analysis of online drug information databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Online drug information databases are used to assist in enhancing clinical decision support. However, the choice of which online database to consult, purchase or subscribe to is likely made based on subjective elements such as history of use, familiarity, or availability during professional training. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical decision support tools for drug information

Kevin A Clauson; Wallace A Marsh; Hyla H Polen; Matthew J Seamon; Blanca I Ortiz

2007-01-01

376

Online Information. Selected Databases at the New York State Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brochure describes the online information services at the New York State Library, which has online access to over 250 databases covering a broad range of subject areas, including current events, law, science, medicine, public affairs, grants, business, computer technology, education, social welfare, and humanities. Many of these databases are…

New York State Library, Albany. Database Services.

377

22 CFR 151.3 - Types of insurance coverage required.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...insurance coverage required. 151.3 Section 151.3 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES COMPULSORY LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS AND PERSONNEL § 151.3 Types of insurance coverage...

2013-04-01

378

42 CFR 488.604 - Termination of Medicare coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Termination of Medicare coverage. 488.604 Section 488.604 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT...ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Termination of Medicare Coverage and Alternative...

2011-10-01

379

42 CFR 488.604 - Termination of Medicare coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Termination of Medicare coverage. 488.604 Section 488.604 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT...ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Termination of Medicare Coverage and Alternative...

2012-10-01

380

The effect of newspaper coverage and political pressure on wildfire ...  

Treesearch

Title: The effect of newspaper coverage and political pressure on wildfire suppression costs ... expenditures has become a major public policy concern in the United States. ... Keywords: endogeneity, forestry, media coverage, political influence.

381

42 CFR 486.108 - Condition for coverage: Safety standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Condition for coverage: Safety standards. 486.108 Section... Condition for coverage: Safety standards. X-ray examinations...of unnecessary hazards for patients, personnel, and other persons...minimum radiation exposure to patients, personnel, and other...

2011-10-01

382

42 CFR 486.108 - Condition for coverage: Safety standards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Condition for coverage: Safety standards. 486.108 Section... Condition for coverage: Safety standards. X-ray examinations...of unnecessary hazards for patients, personnel, and other persons...minimum radiation exposure to patients, personnel, and other...

2012-10-01

383

29 CFR 1620.7 - âEnterpriseâ coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...coverage. 1620.7 Section 1620.7 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION THE EQUAL PAY ACT § 1620.7 âEnterpriseâ coverage. (a) The terms âenterpriseâ and...

2013-07-01

384

7 CFR 1737.31 - Area Coverage Survey (ACS).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...31 Area Coverage Survey (ACS). (a) The Area Coverage Survey (ACS) is a market...location, number and telephone service requirements...of the number of telephone subscribers, in...The results of the survey and forecast...

2013-01-01

385

12 CFR 704.18 - Fidelity bond coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Fidelity bond coverage. 704.18 Section...CORPORATE CREDIT UNIONS § 704.18 Fidelity bond coverage. (a) Scope. This section provides the fidelity bond requirements for employees...

2009-01-01

386

12 CFR 704.18 - Fidelity bond coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fidelity bond coverage. 704.18 Section...CORPORATE CREDIT UNIONS § 704.18 Fidelity bond coverage. (a) Scope. This section provides the fidelity bond requirements for employees...

2010-01-01

387

Media Coverage of Events Relating to the Swine Flu Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Detailed analyses are offered of media coverage of the Swine Flu Immunization Program and related events. Most data were collected from January 1976 to February 1977. Coverage was rated as either 'positive,' 'balanced,' or 'negative'. Sources surveyed wer...

M. Porte E. Weiler

1977-01-01

388

28 CFR 55.7 - Termination of coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT REGARDING LANGUAGE MINORITY GROUPS Nature of Coverage § 55.7 Termination of coverage. (a) Section 4(f)(4). The requirements of section...

2013-07-01

389

DATARIs: Database on Research Institutes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), in cooperation with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), maintain DATARIs, a collection of databases providing information from and about research institutes specializing in international relations and security. DATARIs includes directory databases on research institutes and documentation centers, bibliographic databases on research institute projects and publications, and a database providing information about databases maintained by associated research institutes. Each searchable database offers an easy-to-use search form interface, facilitating queries for users.

1998-01-01

390

Proton Therapy Coverage for Prostate Cancer Treatment  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To determine the impact of prostate motion on dose coverage in proton therapy. Methods and Materials: A total of 120 prostate positions were analyzed on 10 treatment plans for 10 prostate patients treated using our low-risk proton therapy prostate protocol (University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute 001). Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging T{sub 2}-weighted turbo spin-echo scans were registered for all cases. The planning target volume included the prostate with a 5-mm axial and 8-mm superoinferior expansion. The prostate was repositioned using 5- and 10-mm one-dimensional vectors and 10-mm multidimensional vectors (Points A-D). The beam was realigned for the 5- and 10-mm displacements. The prescription dose was 78 Gy equivalent (GE). Results: The mean percentage of rectum receiving 70 Gy (V{sub 70}) was 7.9%, the bladder V{sub 70} was 14.0%, and the femoral head/neck V{sub 50} was 0.1%, and the mean pelvic dose was 4.6 GE. The percentage of prostate receiving 78 Gy (V{sub 78}) with the 5-mm movements changed by -0.2% (range, 0.006-0.5%, p > 0.7). However, the prostate V{sub 78} after a 10-mm displacement changed significantly (p < 0.003) with different movements: 3.4% (superior), -5.6% (inferior), and -10.2% (posterior). The corresponding minimal doses were also reduced: 4.5 GE, -4.7 GE, and -11.7 GE (p {<=} 0.003). For displacement points A-D, the clinical target volume V{sub 78} coverage had a large and significant reduction of 17.4% (range, 13.5-17.4%, p < 0.001) in V{sub 78} coverage of the clinical target volume. The minimal prostate dose was reduced 33% (25.8 GE), on average, for Points A-D. The prostate minimal dose improved from 69.3 GE to 78.2 GE (p < 0.001) with realignment for 10-mm movements. Conclusion: The good dose coverage and low normal doses achieved for the initial plan was maintained with movements of {<=}5 mm. Beam realignment improved coverage for 10-mm displacements.

Vargas, Carlos [University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, Jacksonville, FL (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL (United States)], E-mail: c2002@ufl.edu; Wagner, Marcus; Mahajan, Chaitali [University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, Jacksonville, FL (United States); Indelicato, Daniel [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL (United States); Fryer, Amber; Falchook, Aaron; Horne, David C.; Chellini, Angela; McKenzie, Craig C.; Lawlor, Paula C.; Li Zuofeng; Lin Liyong; Keole, Sameer [University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, Jacksonville, FL (United States)

2008-04-01

391

ENVIRONMENTAL RESIDUE EFFECTS DATABASE (ERED)  

EPA Science Inventory

US Army Corps of Engineers public web site for the "Environmental Residue Effects Database", a searchable database of adverse biological effects associated with tissue concentrations of various contaminants....

392

Public opinion and media coverage of labor unions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public opinion about labor unions is influenced by a variety of factors, including media coverage. The type of media coverage\\u000a unions receive provides a cognitive foundation for judgments about them and media coverage of unions has often been characterized\\u000a as biased. This study examines media coverage of unions between 1946 and 1985 and shows that it became increasingly concentrated\\u000a on

Diane E. Schmidt

1993-01-01

393

Great Basin paleontological database  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey has constructed a paleontological database for the Great Basin physiographic province that can be served over the World Wide Web for data entry, queries, displays, and retrievals. It is similar to the web-database solution that we constructed for Alaskan paleontological data (www.alaskafossil.org). The first phase of this effort was to compile a paleontological bibliography for Nevada and portions of adjacent states in the Great Basin that has recently been completed. In addition, we are also compiling paleontological reports (Known as E&R reports) of the U.S. Geological Survey, which are another extensive source of l,egacy data for this region. Initial population of the database benefited from a recently published conodont data set and is otherwise focused on Devonian and Mississippian localities because strata of this age host important sedimentary exhalative (sedex) Au, Zn, and barite resources and enormons Carlin-type An deposits. In addition, these strata are the most important petroleum source rocks in the region, and record the transition from extension to contraction associated with the Antler orogeny, the Alamo meteorite impact, and biotic crises associated with global oceanic anoxic events. The finished product will provide an invaluable tool for future geologic mapping, paleontological research, and mineral resource investigations in the Great Basin, making paleontological data acquired over nearly the past 150 yr readily available over the World Wide Web. A description of the structure of the database and the web interface developed for this effort are provided herein. This database is being used ws a model for a National Paleontological Database (which we am currently developing for the U.S. Geological Survey) as well as for other paleontological databases now being developed in other parts of the globe. ?? 2008 Geological Society of America.

Zhang, N.; Blodgett, R. B.; Hofstra, A. H.

2008-01-01

394

Chemical Explosion Database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A database containing information on chemical explosions, recorded and located by the International Data Center (IDC) of the CTBTO, should be established in the IDC prior to entry into force of the CTBT. Nearly all of the large chemical explosions occur in connection with mining activity. As a first step towards the establishment of this database, a survey of presumed mining areas where sufficiently large explosions are conducted has been done. This is dominated by the large coal mining areas like the Powder River (U.S.), Kuznetsk (Russia), Bowen (Australia) and Ekibastuz (Kazakhstan) basins. There are also several other smaller mining areas, in e.g. Scandinavia, Poland, Kazakhstan and Australia, with large enough explosions for detection. Events in the Reviewed Event Bulletin (REB) of the IDC that are located in or close to these mining areas, and which therefore are candidates for inclusion in the database, have been investigated. Comparison with a database of infrasound events has been done as many mining blasts generate strong infrasound signals and therefore also are included in the infrasound database. Currently there are 66 such REB events in 18 mining areas in the infrasound database. On a yearly basis several hundreds of events in mining areas have been recorded and included in the REB. Establishment of the database of chemical explosions requires confirmation and ground truth information from the States Parties regarding these events. For an explosion reported in the REB, the appropriate authority in whose country the explosion occurred is encouraged, on a voluntary basis, to seek out information on the explosion and communicate this information to the IDC.

Johansson, Peder; Brachet, Nicolas

2010-05-01

395

ATACOBOL: A COBOL Test Coverage Analysis Tool and Its Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

A coverage testing tool ATACOBOL (Automatic Test Analysis for COBOL) that applies data flow coverage technique is developed for software development on IBM System\\/390 mainframe. We show that the data flow coverage criteria can identify possible problematic paths that maps to the actual testing semantic required by Y2K compliance software testing. However, the mainframe environment lacks testing tools that equip

Sam K. S. Sze; Michael R. Lyu

2000-01-01

396

Crisis response: The Message Strategies and Media Coverage Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper adopted crisis life-cycle model and media coverage, based on different message strategies, set up a new model named message strategies and media coverage model (MSMC model), to establish the relationship between the communication and message strategies the enterprises used in response to the crises and media coverage, and to discuss the impacts of media reports on enterprises in

Jianxin Shi; Minglu Yu

2008-01-01

397

Playing safe: Media coverage of child sexual abuse prevention strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the media coverage of preventing child sexual abuse. It draws on a content analysis of all press and TV news coverage about child sexual abuse that appeared during a complete 12 month period. The findings demonstrate that the bulk of the coverage was case-based, for example focusing on the Orkney case. There was very little opportunity for

Jenny Kitzinger; Paula Skidmore

1995-01-01

398

Insurance Coverage of Prescription Drugs and the Rural Elderly  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Rural impacts of a Medicare drug benefit will ultimately depend on the number of elderly who are currently without drug coverage, new demand by those currently without coverage, the nature of the new benefit relative to current benefits, and benefit design. Purpose: To enhance understanding of drug coverage among rural elderly Medicare…

Mueller, Curt; Schur, Claudia

2004-01-01

399

29 CFR 776.14 - Elements of âproductionâ coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Elements of âproductionâ coverage. 776.14...of Goods for Commerceâ § 776.14 Elements of âproductionâ coverage. Sections 6...definitions, there are three interrelated elements of coverage to be considered in...

2013-07-01

400

Media Coverage and its Impact on the Operational Commander.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The impact of media coverage at the operational level of war is analyzed through a historical review of media war coverage. Restrictions imposed on 'freedom of the press' during America's past wars are presented. Media coverage is evaluated in relation to...

S. A. Stanley

1994-01-01

401

TranStats: The Intermodal Transportation Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, this site for researchers and analysts, which is aimed at providing "one stop shopping" for transportation data, allows users to search over 100 databases, download data, complete online statistics, and view online maps pertaining to data. Data subjects related to physical science includes energy use statistics, a pollution database, air quality data, emission trends, toxics inventories, greenhouse gases, and more. Although a newer browser is required to view the site and a fast modem is recommended, the very well designed site provides easy browsing and access to a host of very helpful information.

2001-01-01

402

Managing subject guides with SQL Server and ASP.Net  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on the content management solution for 50 subject guides maintained by librarian subject specialists at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The Web Development Librarian designed an SQL Server database to store subject guide content and wrote ASP.Net scripts to generate dynamic web pages. Subject specialists provided input

Araby Greene

2008-01-01

403

Global Invasive Species Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Global Invasive Species Database was developed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), an international group of 100+ scientific and policy experts with the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The entry page of the Website offers background information on invasive species and instructions on how to use the database. A section entitled 100 of the worst (ranging from Rat to Purple Loosestrife) gives viewers an idea of the type of information that will be included in the database, both in terms of expected detail and organizational structure of the database. Types of information provided for each species include Ecology, Distribution, Habitat Matches, References, and Contacts. In addition, a Predictive feature allows viewers to predict the expansion of invasive species, and the Early Warning System matches habitats that the species has already invaded with "other similar habitats around the world." Although still under construction, this database should be a powerful tool for researchers and educators, once completed.

404

Distributed database schema  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Science Data Processing System (SDPS) application, described herein as an example, has had a long development cycle. The SDPS application incorporates IDL, C++, and Perl programming languages, with significant use of an Oracle Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). The time involved from initial design, 1996, to operational deployment, on July 15th, 2004, with the launch of the Aura spacecraft, spans several releases of the Oracle RDBMS. New database versions usher in new features and performance enhancements, sometimes requiring modifications to custom application code to take full advantage of improvements in technology. For a project with an aggressive release schedule, major redesigns of the custom code could jeopardize the successful completion of mission criteria. Over time, higher throughput requirements and hardware improvements in the application computing infrastructure revealed database performance bottlenecks due to increased scanning frequency of ever-growing tables and indexes. The Distributed Schema (DS) database redesign successfully addressed the database scalability and performance limitations, with only minor SIPS application changes and no changes to the TES SDPS application.

Burke, John; Ericson, Jon; Mousessian, Ardvas

2007-10-01

405

Eukaryotic Promoter Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Eukaryotic Promoter Database (EPD), developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and currently maintained at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, is an annotated collection of eukaryotic POL II promoters intended to assist experimental researchers as well as computer analysts in the investigation of eukaryotic transcription signals. Promoters are included in EPD if they are recognized by eukaryotic RNA POL II, active in a higher eukaryote, experimentally defined or homologous and sufficiently similar to an experimentally defined promoter, biologically functional, available in the current EMBL release, and distinct from other promoters in the database. Database entries (searchable by organism, homology group, sequence, keywords, references, etc.) include promoter identifications and descriptions, information on the experimental evidence, various kinds of promoter classifications and regulatory properties, as well as bibliographic references and cross-references to other databases. The EPD Website also features yearly-updated base frequency matrices for major eukaryotic promoter elements, a user manual, and a link to a complementary database called EPDX, which allows users to view available gene expression data for human EPD promoters.

1969-12-31

406

ADANS database specification  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Deployment Analysis System (ADANS) Database Specification (DS) is to describe the database organization and storage allocation and to provide the detailed data model of the physical design and information necessary for the construction of the parts of the database (e.g., tables, indexes, rules, defaults). The DS includes entity relationship diagrams, table and field definitions, reports on other database objects, and a description of the ADANS data dictionary. ADANS is the automated system used by Headquarters AMC and the Tanker Airlift Control Center (TACC) for airlift planning and scheduling of peacetime and contingency operations as well as for deliberate planning. ADANS also supports planning and scheduling of Air Refueling Events by the TACC and the unit-level tanker schedulers. ADANS receives input in the form of movement requirements and air refueling requests. It provides a suite of tools for planners to manipulate these requirements/requests against mobility assets and to develop, analyze, and distribute schedules. Analysis tools are provided for assessing the products of the scheduling subsystems, and editing capabilities support the refinement of schedules. A reporting capability provides formatted screen, print, and/or file outputs of various standard reports. An interface subsystem handles message traffic to and from external systems. The database is an integral part of the functionality summarized above.

NONE

1997-01-16

407

How Do We Learn What a Database Includes? A Case Study Using Psychology Dissertations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Searchers need to know as much as they can about the scope of a database they intend to search in depth. In this study the authors chose one case—that of the dissertations included in PsycINFO—in order to ascertain how much could be learned about the range of coverage and principles of inclusion of a database. The authors found that printed

E. Paige Weston; Diane S. Lauderdale

1988-01-01

408

Protein structure databases.  

PubMed

Web-based protein structure databases come in a wide variety of types and levels of information content. Those having the most general interest are the various atlases that describe each experimentally determined protein structure and provide useful links, analyses and schematic diagrams relating to its 3D structure and biological function. Also of great interest are the databases that classify 3D structures by their folds as these can reveal evolutionary relationships which may be hard to detect from sequence comparison alone. Related to these are the numerous servers that compare folds-particularly useful for newly solved structures, and especially those of unknown function. Beyond these there are a vast number of databases for the most specialized user, dealing with specific families, diseases, structural features and so on. PMID:21225378

Laskowski, Roman A

2011-06-01

409

Protein structure databases.  

PubMed

Web-based protein structure databases come in a wide variety of types and levels of information content. Those having the most general interest are the various atlases that describe each experimentally determined protein structure and provide useful links, analyses, and schematic diagrams relating to its 3D structure and biological function. Also of great interest are the databases that classify 3D structures by their folds as these can reveal evolutionary relationships which may be hard to detect from sequence comparison alone. Related to these are the numerous servers that compare folds--particularly useful for newly solved structures, and especially those of unknown function. Beyond these there are a vast number of databases for the more specialized user, dealing with specific families, diseases, structural features, and so on. PMID:20221913

Laskowski, Roman A

2010-01-01

410

Scottish Emigration Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Scotland has given the world a great many things, and during the 19th century, many Scots set sail to seek their fortune in other parts of the world. Social historians and others will be glad to know that the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies has created this online database of Scottish emigrants. Currently, visitors can examine the records of over 21,000 passengers who embarked at Glasgow and Greenock for other ports. While the database only covers a small time period, the database is well-designed for general use. First-time visitors should take a look at the "User Guide", which includes details about the different fields used in each record, such as "occupation", "urban district/village", and "destination port".

411

SODA: Solar Radiation Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Solar Database, or SoDa, is described as an integration and exploitation of networked Solar radiation Databases for environment monitoring and as a project that aims to integrate European-wide solar radiation resources (i.e. databases, processing chains and educational resources) into one, thematically organized, Web site. The search tool allows users to search for data from a variety of sources including Long Term Time Series Data, Climatological Data, Simulation of Radiation Under Clear Skies Data, Solar Energy Systems Data, and much more. Once a particular set is located, the user can view a description of the source and contents of the data, as well as click on the provided links to access them.

412

Superconductivity Papers Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Electrotechnical Laboratory (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) and the International Superconductivity Technology Center Foundation (Japan) provide this no-frills, searchable-only bibliographic database of 32,000 superconductivity papers in the areas of High Tc, C60 (Fullerene) related, organic, non-oxide, and oxide conductor. Papers can be searched on title, author, abstract word, or year. The database contains citations mostly from 1987-present in pertinent scholarly journals. The "How to Search" section gives hints on browsing parts of the database via use of the truncation symbol in combination with a classificatory serial number prefix. While there is nothing pretty or particularly user-friendly about the interface, the number of citations on these highly specialized topics should be of use researchers in the field.

1998-01-01

413

FAOSTAT: FAO Statistical Databases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1997 the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations made available several searchable databases containing extensive agricultural data from many countries. Data is provided for production, trade, commodity supply and demand balances, population, land use, and fisheries. Users can select geographical areas, commodities or products, variables relating to those commodities or products, and an annual time series ranging from as early as 1961, depending on the series. Results can be downloaded as text tables, bar or line graphs with user definable axes, or CSV file format -- text with comma separated values for easy import into spreadsheet or other statistical applications. It is important to carefully read the help files that accompany each database in order to fully exploit the searching system. The FAOSTAT Databases give the user access to an amazing amount of country data.

1997-01-01

414

National Ambient Radiation Database  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently developed a searchable database and website for the Environmental Radiation Ambient Monitoring System (ERAMS) data. This site contains nationwide radiation monitoring data for air particulates, precipitation, drinking water, surface water and pasteurized milk. This site provides location-specific as well as national information on environmental radioactivity across several media. It provides high quality data for assessing public exposure and environmental impacts resulting from nuclear emergencies and provides baseline data during routine conditions. The database and website are accessible at www.epa.gov/enviro/. This site contains (1) a query for the general public which is easy to use--limits the amount of information provided, but includes the ability to graph the data with risk benchmarks and (2) a query for a more technical user which allows access to all of the data in the database, (3) background information on ER AMS.

Dziuban, J.; Sears, R.

2003-02-25

415

Laypersons' Choices and Deliberations for Mental Health Coverage  

PubMed Central

Insurance coverage for mental health services has historically lagged behind other types of health services. We used a simulation exercise in which groups of laypersons deliberate about healthcare tradeoffs. Groups deciding for their ‘‘community’’ were more likely to select mental health coverage than individuals. Individual prioritization of mental health coverage, however, increased after group discussion. Participants discussed: value, cost and perceived need for mental health coverage, moral hazard and community benefit. A deliberative exercise in priority-setting led a significant proportion of persons to reconsider decisions about coverage for mental health services. Deliberations illustrated public-spiritedness, stigma and significant polarity of views.

Baum, Nancy; Danis, Marion; Biddle, Andrea; Goold, Susan

2013-01-01

416

Botanical Image Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This database, published by the University of Basel, Switzerland, archives thousands of images (photos and woodcuts) of plants. The collection is arranged alphabetically by species, genus, family, or order, and can be searched by keyword. The advanced search allows users to specify taxonomic groups, physical properties of plants (morphology, growth form, ecology, and others), presentation format, and other parameters. There are also specialized collections from certain geographic regions, and collections of specific types (woody plants, vegetation, pollinators). Each image is accompanied by genus and species, family, a brief description, and location information. The database is available in English and German versions.

2001-09-06

417

Russian Regional Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Centre for the Study of Public Policy (CSPP) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow has created a new online database that presents a comparative overview of eleven Russian regions: Central, Central Black Earth, East Siberia, Far East, North Caucasus, Northern, North-west, Urals, Volga, Volgo-Vyatka, and West Siberia. The database provides data garnered from official government statistics and public opinion surveys to compare indicators that measure economic competitiveness; labor market change; and social cohesion, exclusion, and stability. The data are accompanied by analysis written by Professor Richard Rose.

1998-01-01

418

Chico State Herbarium Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With over 88,000 mounted and dried specimens, the "Biological Sciences Herbarium at California State University, Chico is the most complete repository of plant specimens from northeastern California. The emphasis is on the local flora, and includes a number of rare, threatened, and endangered plant species." Samples in the Herbarium include ferns, conifers, flowering plants, lichens, bryophytes, and slime molds. The Herbarium Database is still adding specimen label information. The Database includes search fields for Genus, Species, and Subspecies. All higher academic institutions are eligible for specimen loans from the Herbarium.

2007-08-28

419

Earth Impact Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This database contains information on confirmed impact structures around the world. A series of interactive maps, one for each continent, shows the locations of impact structures. Users can roll their mouse over the locations to see structure names and click on them to access physical information such as location (latitude and longitude), diameter, age, maps, photos, cross-sections (where available), and a list of references. The database can also be sorted by age, diameter, or name. There is also a list of the principal criteria for determining if a geological feature is an impact structure, an essay on impact cratering on Earth, and a frequently-asked-questions page.

420

Sandia shock compression database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An authoritative, updatable, and searchable bibliographic database whose topical area is shock compression is currently under development. The database is derived from published scientific articles and reports with current emphasis in the subareas of strength, phase transitions, spall, and stress-volume relations. The content of the cited work is described by keywords which are selected and reviewed by scientific advisors. Keywords are organized to provide major and minor descriptors which summarize the technical content in considerable detail. Details of theoretical and experimental approaches are described and major emphasis is identified. In addition to bibliographic information, abstracts are also included, and a field is provided for figure captions and able headings.

Anderson, C. E.; Wilbeck, J. S.; Hokanson, J. C.; Asay, J. R.; Grady, D. E.; Graham, R. A.; Kipp, M. E.

421

Organic Compounds Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Colby College Department of Chemistry offers the Organic Compounds Database, which was compiled by Harold Bell of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Visitors can search by the compounds melting point, boiling point, index of refraction, molecular weight, formula, absorption wavelength, mass spectral peak, chemical type, and by partial name. Once entered, results are returned with basically the same type of information that can be searched, plus any other critical information. References are provided for the close to 2500 organic compounds included in the database; yet, because the site was last modified in 1995, varying the data may be required to fully authenticate its accuracy.

Bell, Harold M.

2000-01-01

422

Children's Picture Book Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located at Miami University, the Children's Picture Book Database indexes abstracts of over 4,000 picture books for children. Designed as tool for teachers creating literature-based thematic units for all disciplines, the database is searchable by a set of topical keywords (over 900) organized by discipline or alphabetically, or by a boolean combination search. Entries include title and author, an abstract, and a list of related keywords. Many of the topic listings also provide related links. A well-organized and useful site for preschool to third grade teachers, parents, and librarians.

423

Databases in Crystal Engineering  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Crystallographic databases are a growing gold mine in the field of crystal engineering (CE), since they contain information precious in many aspects for solid state chemistry. In this contribution we will first enumerate and briefly describe the most relevant crystallographic databases (DB); then we will illustrate some problems that can be addressed by an educated use of DB; in this context we will present examples of remarkable results obtained with the aid of DB. A section will be devoted to the introductory illustration of statistical methods involved in expert use of DB. Knowledge-based applications will be also outlined.

Bacchi, Alessia

424

JICST Factual Database(1)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The outline of JICST factual database (JOIS-F), which JICST has started from January, 1988, and its online service are described in this paper. First, the author mentions the circumstances from 1973, when its planning was started, to the present, and its relation to "Project by Special Coordination Founds for Promoting Science and Technology". Secondly, databases, which are now under development aiming to start its services from fiscal 1988 or fiscal 1989, of DNA, metallic material intensity, crystal structure, chemical substance regulations, and so forth, are described. Lastly, its online service is briefly explained.

Kurosawa, Shinji

425

Value-based interventional pain management: a review of medicare national and local coverage determination policies.  

PubMed

Major policies, regulations, and practice patterns related to interventional pain management are dependent on Medicare policies which include national coverage policies - national coverage determinations (NCDs), and local coverage policies - local coverage determinations (LCDs). The NCDs are Medicare coverage policies issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The process used by the CMS in deciding what is and what is not medically necessary is lengthy, involving a review of evidence-based literature on the subject, expert opinion, and public comments. In contrast, LCDs are rules and Medicare coverage that are issued by regional contractors and fiscal intermediaries when an NCD has not addressed the policy at issue. The evidence utilized in preparing LCDs includes the highest level of evidence which is based on published authoritative evidence derived from definitive randomized clinical trials or other definitive studies, and general acceptance by the medical community (standard of practice), as supported by sound medical evidence. In addition, the intervention must be safe and effective and appropriate including duration and frequency that is considered appropriate for the item or service in terms of whether it is furnished in accordance with accepted standards of medical practice for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient's condition or to improve the function. In addition, the safe and effective provision includes that service must be furnished in a setting appropriate to the patient's medical needs and condition, ordered and furnished by qualified personnel, the service must meet, but does not exceed, the patient's medical need, and be at least as beneficial as an existing and available medically appropriate alternative. The LCDs are prepared with literature review, state medical societies, and carrier advisory committees (CACs) of which interventional pain management is a member. The LCDs may be appealed by beneficiaries. The NCDs are prepared by the CMS following a request for a national coverage decision after an appropriate national coverage request along with a draft decision memorandum, and public comments. After the request, the staff review, external technology assessment, Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC) assessment, public comments, a draft decision memorandum may be posted which will be followed by a final decision and implementation instructions. This decision may be appealed to the department appeals board, but may be difficult to reverse. This manuscript describes NCDs and LCDs and the process of development, their development, issues related to the development, and finally their relation to interventional pain management. PMID:23703416

Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Falco, Frank J E; Benyamin, Ramsin M; Helm, Standiford; Singh, Vijay; Hirsch, Joshua A

426

Universal health coverage and user charges.  

PubMed

There has been an explosion of interest in the concept of ‘universal health coverage’, fuelled by publication of the World Health Report 2010. This paper argues that the system of user charges for health services is a fundamental determinant of levels of coverage. A charge can lead to a loss of utility in two ways. Citizens who are deterred from using services by the charge will suffer an adverse health impact. And citizens who use the service will suffer a loss of wealth. The role of social health insurance is threefold: to reduce households’ financial risk associated with sickness; to promote enhanced access to needed health services; and to contribute to societal equity objectives, through an implicit financial transfer from rich to poor and healthy to sick. In principle, an optimal user charge policy can ensure that the social health insurance funds are used to best effect in pursuit of these objectives. This paper calls for a fundamental rethink of attitudes and policy towards user charges. PMID:23962575

Smith, Peter C

2013-08-20

427

Print media coverage of research on passive smoking  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE—To assess the extent and content of newspaper and magazine coverage of research on passive smoking.?DESIGN—Content analysis of newspaper and magazine articles.?SUBJECTS—Articles reporting on passive smoking research published in newspapers (n = 180) or magazines (n = 92) between January 1981 and December 1994.?MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES—Numbers of articles, conclusions of articles, sources quoted, numbers and characteristics of research studies cited, presence of tobacco advertising.?RESULTS—The number of newspaper and magazine articles reporting on passive smoking research increased from four in 1981 to 57 in 1992 and 32 in 1994. Sixty-two per cent (168/272) of articles concluded that the research on passive smoking is controversial. Tobacco industry representatives were quoted significantly more often in newspaper articles (52%, 94/180) than magazine articles (12%, 11/92) (p<0.0001). Of 121 different research studies cited in the lay press articles, only 15 were from tobacco-industry sponsored projects or publications. In magazines, acceptance of tobacco industry advertising was associated with the conclusion that research on passive smoking is controversial (p<0.0001).?CONCLUSIONS—Although research on the harmful effects of passive smoking accumulated between 1981 and 1994, lay press coverage of the research maintained that the science was controversial. Few research studies were cited to support the industry's claim that passive smoking is not harmful to health. However, tobacco industry representatives who were critical of the research methods used to study the health effects of passive smoking were frequently quoted.???Keywords: environmental tobacco smoke; media; passive smoking

Kennedy, G.; Bero, L.

1999-01-01

428

WHITHER BIOLOGICAL DATABASE RESEARCH?  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

We consider how the landscape of biological databases may evolve in the future, and what research is needed to realize this evolution. We suggest today's dispersal of diverse resources will only increase as the number and size of those resources, driving the need for semantic interoperability even ...

429

Creating an Experts Database.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many organizations are creating a database of technical experts as a mechanism for identifying key people who can solve problems, transfer information and best practices, and/or identify other experts with the needed expertise. This article discusses experts versus skills; identifying experts; responsibilities of the expert; expert profiles;…

Hodgson, Cynthia A.

1999-01-01

430

ENVIRONMENTAL FATE DATABASE (ENVIROFATE)  

EPA Science Inventory

The Environmental Fate Database contains more than 13,000 records of information on the environmental fate or behavior (i.e., transport and degradation) of approximately 800 chemical released into the environment. Chemicals selected for inclusion are produced in quantities exceed...

431

The Fingerprinted Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

A fingerprinting database management system presents a unique version or view of the data to each user. The view contains small pseudorandom modifications to selected data items. The objective of this system is to identify users who divulge proprietary information which they have obtained through legitimate access. Even if the user makes further modifications to the data before its misuse,

Neal R. Wagner; Robert L. Fountain; Robert J. Hazy

1990-01-01

432

The Exoplanet Orbit Database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a database of well-determined orbital parameters of exoplanets, and their host stars' properties. This database comprises spectroscopic orbital elements measured for 427 planets orbiting 363 stars from radial velocity and transit measurements as reported in the literature. We have also compiled fundamental transit parameters, stellar parameters, and the method used for the planets discovery. This Exoplanet Orbit Database includes all planets with robust, well measured orbital parameters reported in peer-reviewed articles. The database is available in a searchable, filterable, and sortable form online through the Exoplanets Data Explorer table, and the data can be plotted and explored through the Exoplanet Data Explorer plotter. We use the Data Explorer to generate publication-ready plots, giving three examples of the signatures of exoplanet migration and dynamical evolution: We illustrate the character of the apparent correlation between mass and period in exoplanet orbits, the different selection biases between radial velocity and transit surveys, and that the multiplanet systems show a distinct semimajor-axis distribution from apparently singleton systems.

Wright, J. T.; Fakhouri, O.; Marcy, G. W.; Han, E.; Feng, Y.; Johnson, John Asher; Howard, A. W.; Fischer, D. A.; Valenti, J. A.; Anderson, J.; Piskunov, N.

2011-04-01

433

LHCb distributed conditions database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The LHCb Conditions Database project provides the necessary tools to handle non-event time-varying data. The main users of conditions are reconstruction and analysis processes, which are running on the Grid. To allow efficient access to the data, we need to use a synchronized replica of the content of the database located at the same site as the event data file, i.e. the LHCb Tier1. The replica to be accessed is selected from information stored on LFC (LCG File Catalog) and managed with the interface provided by the LCG developed library CORAL. The plan to limit the submission of jobs to those sites where the required conditions are available will also be presented. LHCb applications are using the Conditions Database framework on a production basis since March 2007. We have been able to collect statistics on the performance and effectiveness of both the LCG library COOL (the library providing conditions handling functionalities) and the distribution framework itself. Stress tests on the CNAF hosted replica of the Conditions Database have been performed and the results will be summarized here.

Clemencic, M.

2008-07-01

434

Patent Family Databases.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on retrieval of patent information online and includes definition of patent family, basic and equivalent patents, "parents and children" applications, designated states, patent family databases--International Patent Documentation Center, World Patents Index, APIPAT (American Petroleum Institute), CLAIMS (IFI/Plenum). A table noting…

Simmons, Edlyn S.

1985-01-01

435

WETLANDS TREATMENT DATABASE  

EPA Science Inventory

The U.S. EPA sponsored a project to collect and catalog information from wastewater treatment wetlands into a computer database. PA has also written a user friendly, stand-alone, menu-driven computer program to allow anyone with DOS 3.3 or higher to access the information in the ...

436

Database for Propagation Models.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A database of various propagation phenomena models that can be used by telecommunications systems engineers to obtain parameter values for systems design is presented. This is an easy-to-use tool and is currently available for either a PC using Excel soft...

A. V. Kantak K. Suwitra C. Le

1994-01-01

437

Weathering Database Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collecting weather data is a traditional part of a meteorology unit at the middle level. However, making connections between the data and weather conditions can be a challenge. One way to make these connections clearer is to enter the data into a database. This allows students to quickly compare different fields of data and recognize which…

Snyder, Robert

2005-01-01

438

ECOREGION SPATIAL DATABASE  

EPA Science Inventory

This spatial database contains boundaries and attributes describing Level III ecoregions in EPA Region 8. The ecoregions shown here have been derived from Omernik (1987) and from refinements of Omernik's framework that have been made for other projects. These ongoing or re...

439

Mutating database queries  

Microsoft Academic Search

A set of mutation operators for SQL queries that retrieve information from a database is developed and tested against a set of queries drawn from the NIST SQL Conformance Test Suite. The mutation operators cover a wide spectrum of SQL features, including the handling of null values. Additional experiments are performed to explore whether the cost of executin g mutants

Javier Tuya; María José Suárez Cabal; Claudio De La Riva

2007-01-01

440

Aging Aircraft Structures Database.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes the work performed by the Boeing Company to develop an aging aircraft structures database to be used to aid in the verification of structural integrity analysis of aircraft structures. Sample data were collected for the C-30 EC-135,...

R. Perez

1998-01-01

441

ISDB: Interaction Sentence Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Rapid growth in the scientific literature available on-line continues to motivate shifting data analysis from humans to computers. For example, greater knowledge of sentence characteristics indicative of interaction between two biological entities is needed to aid in the creation of better-performing information extraction tools for effectively using this rich body of information. FINDINGS: The Interaction Sentence Database (ISDB) allows

Michael A Bauer; Robert E Belford; Jing Ding; Daniel Berleant

2010-01-01

442

A multilingual prosodic database  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a prosodic corpus in five languages (French, English, Italian, German and Spanish) comprising 4 hours and 20 minutes of speech and involving 50 different speakers (5 male and 5 female per language). The recordings on which the corpus is based are extracted from the EUROM 1 speech database and consists of passages of about five sentences. The corpus

Estelle Campione; Jean Véronis

1998-01-01

443

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT DATABASE (NAD)  

EPA Science Inventory

Resource Purpose: The National Assessment Database stores State water quality assessments that are reported under Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. The data are stored by individual water quality assessments. Threatened, partially and not supporting waters also have da...

444

Rethinking integrity [distributed databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

In practice, no real database enjoys complete integrity, a variety of factors conspire to make some information stale, missing, or just plain wrong. System design and analysis should recognize that real systems lack integrity to some degree, most, if not all, of the time. Significant benefits flow from such recognition. Risk management techniques can identify the severity of different integrity-loss

Paul Ammann; S. Jajodia

1997-01-01

445

SGD: Saccharomyces Genome Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) provides Internet access to the complete Saccharomyces cerevisiae genomic s equence, i ts g enes a nd t heir products, the p henotypes of i ts m utants, a nd t he literature supporting these data. The amount of information and t he n umber o f features p rovided b y SGD have i

J. Michael Cherry; Caroline Adler; Catherine A. Ball; Stephen A. Chervitz; Selina S. Dwight; Erich T. Hester; Yankai Jia; Gail Juvik; Taiyun Roe; Mark Schroeder; Shuai Weng; David Botstein

1998-01-01

446

GENERAL PERMITS DATABASE  

EPA Science Inventory

Resource Purpose: This database was used to provide permit writers with a library of examples for writing general permits. It has not been maintained and is outdated and will be removed. Water Permits Division is trying to determine whether or not to recreate this databas...

447

The National DNA Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last two years the Forensic Science Service (FSS) has developed and put into operation a National DNA Database that has analysed samples from individuals suspected of crime and stains from scenes of crime. It has provided more than 2200 links between individuals and scenes and 1200 links between scenes of crime. It uses an STR SGM (second generation

David J Werrett

1997-01-01

448

PESTICIDE USE REPORT DATABASE  

EPA Science Inventory

This dataset summarizes pesticide use in California for year 1990-96 as extracted from the Pesticide Use Report (PUR) by county. The PUR is a comprehensive database of Pesticide Use in the state of California supplied by the DPR (California Department of Pesticide Regulation). ...

449

Updating the DXplain Database  

PubMed Central

DXplain is a computer-based medical information system designed to accept a patient's historical, physical, and laboratory findings and then generate a list of diseases which could explain some or all of the data. This paper describes recent updating of the database with special attention to the software techniques used increasingly to facilitate the process.

Packer, Marvin S.; Cimino, James J.; Hoffer, Edward P.; Barnett, G. Octo; Kim, Richard; Zatz, Stephen

1988-01-01

450

PADB : Published Association Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Although molecular pathway information and the International HapMap Project data can help biomedical researchers to investigate the aetiology of complex diseases more effectively, such information is missing or insufficient in current genetic association databases. In addition, only a few of the environmental risk factors are included as gene-environment interactions, and the risk measures of associations are not indexed in

Hwanseok Rhee; Jin-sung Lee

2007-01-01

451

The CEBAF Element Database  

SciTech Connect

With the inauguration of the CEBAF Element Database (CED) in Fall 2010, Jefferson Lab computer scientists have taken a step toward the eventual goal of a model-driven accelerator. Once fully populated, the database will be the primary repository of information used for everything from generating lattice decks to booting control computers to building controls screens. A requirement influencing the CED design is that it provide access to not only present, but also future and past configurations of the accelerator. To accomplish this, an introspective database schema was designed that allows new elements, types, and properties to be defined on-the-fly with no changes to table structure. Used in conjunction with Oracle Workspace Manager, it allows users to query data from any time in the database history with the same tools used to query the present configuration. Users can also check-out workspaces to use as staging areas for upcoming machine configurations. All Access to the CED is through a well-documented Application Programming Interface (API) that is translated automatically from original C++ source code into native libraries for scripting languages such as perl, php, and TCL making access to the CED easy and ubiquitous.

Theodore Larrieu, Christopher Slominski, Michele Joyce

2011-03-01

452

Database Technologies for RDF  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Efficient and scalable support for RDF/OWL data storage, loading, inferencing and querying, in conjunction with already available support for enterprise level data and operations reliability requirements, can make databases suitable to act as enterprise-level RDF/OWL repository and hence become a viable platform for building semantic applications for the enterprise environments.

Das, Souripriya; Srinivasan, Jagannathan

453

The Indra Simulation Database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the Indra suite of cosmological N-body simulations and the design of its companion database. Indra consists of 512 different instances of a 1 Gpc/h-sided box, each with 100 million dark matter particles and the same input cosmology, enabling a characterization of very large-scale modes of the matter power spectrum with galaxy-scale mass resolution and an excellent handle on cosmic variance. Each simulation outputs 64 snapshots, giving over 100 TB of data for the full set of simulations, all of which will be loaded into a SQL database. We discuss the database design for the particle data, consisting of the positions and velocities of each particle; the FOF halos, with links to the particle data so that halo properties can be calculated within the database; and the density field on a power-of-two grid, which can be easily linked to each particle's Peano-Hilbert index. Initial performance tests and example queries will be given. The authors are grateful for support from the Gordon and Betty Moore and the W.M. Keck Foundations.

Falck, Bridget; Budavari, T.; Cole, S.; Crankshaw, D.; Dobos, L.; Lemson, G.; Neyrinck, M.; Szalay, A.; Wang, J.

2011-05-01

454

Enzyme Database - BRENDA  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

BRENDA is the main collection of enzyme functional data available to the scientific community. It is available free of charge for via the internet (www.brenda-enzymes.info) and as an in-house database for commercial users (requests to our distributor Biobase).

Institute Of Biochemistry And Bioinformatics At The Technical University Of Braunschweig, Germany

455

Trace Fossil Image Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This database from Emory University consists of images and basic information concerning trace fossils photographed by Anthony Martin. Included in this information is the formation, age, and locality of the specimen if known. Many of the images were originally photographed while in the field, and each type of trace fossil has numerous examples to browse through.

Martin, Anthony; University, Emory

456

Physical Database Design Techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

The physical database design problem has received considerable attention in the past. In this paper we present a sample of the techniques and models used to solve some of the problems in this area. A detailed analysis of two of these problems is shown.

Mario Schkolnick

1979-01-01

457

Metadata in video databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Video is composed of audio-visual information. Providing content based access to video data is essential for the sucessful integration of video into computers. Organizing video for content based access requires the use of video metadata. This paper explores the nature video metadata. A data model for video databases is presented based on a study of the applications of video, the

Ramesh Jain; Arun Hampapur

1994-01-01

458

Mars Observer Database.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Mars Observer will study the surface, atmosphere, and climate of Mars in a systematic way over an entire Martian year. The observations of the surface will provide a database that will be invaluable to the planning of a future Mars sample return mission. ...

A. L. Albee

1988-01-01

459

Use of the UK General Practice Research Database for pharmacoepidemiology  

PubMed Central

The last decade has seen a surge in the use of computerized health care data for pharmacoepidemiology. Of all European databases, the General Practice Research Database (GPRD) in the UK, has been the most widely used for pharmacoepidemiological research. Since 1994, this database has belonged to the UK Department of Health, and is maintained by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Currently, around 1500 general practitioners with a population coverage in excess of 3 million, systematically provide their computerized medical data anonymously to ONS. Validation studies of the GPRD have documented the recording of medical data into general practitioners’ computers to be near to complete. The GPRD collects truly population-based data, has a size that makes it possible to follow-up large cohorts of users of specific drugs, and includes both outpatient and inpatient clinical information. The access to original medical records is excellent. Desirable improvements to the GPRD would be additional computerized information on certain variables and linkage to other health care databases. Most published studies to date have been in the area of drug safety. The General Practice Research Database has proved that valuable data can be collected in a general practice setting. The full potential of this rich computerized database has yet to come. This experience should serve to encourage others to develop similar population-based data in other countries.

Garcia Rodriguez, Luis A; Perez Gutthann, Susanne

1998-01-01

460

Current Status of Atomic Spectroscopy Databases at NIST  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NIST's Atomic Spectroscopy Data Center maintains several online databases on atomic spectroscopy. These databases can be accessed via the http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData web page. Our main database, Atomic Spectra Database (ASD) has recently been upgraded to v. 4.1.1, which contains critically evaluated data for about 174,000 spectral lines and 92,000 energy levels of almost all elements in the periodic table. A new version 5.0 is to be released this year. It will be extended to include the ground states and ionization energies of all elements up to Ds (Z=110) in all ionization stages with a new Web interface for displaying them. We continue maintaining and regularly updating our bibliography databases, ensuring comprehensive coverage of current literature on atomic spectra, including energy levels, spectral lines, transition probabilities, hyperfine structure, isotope shifts, Zeeman and Stark effects. We continue maintaining other popular databases such as the Handbook of Basic Atomic Spectroscopy Data, searchable atlases of spectra of Pt-Ne and Th-Ne lamps, and non-LTE plasma-kinetics code comparisons.

Kramida, Alexander; Ralchenko, Yuri; Reader, Joseph

2012-06-01

461

Visual Palaeomagnetic Database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Global Palaeomagnetic Database (GPMDB) created and developed by McElhinny and Lock (1991, 1996) is used by researchers all over the world. The user-friendly interface makes it unnecessary for users to learn about details of the Microsoft Access software. The next step in the development of these databases lies in the visualisation of data and in the integration of the palaeomagnetic data with Geographical Information Systems (GIS). One of the most popular GIS software among Earth scientists is ArcView. Due to the relative simplicity of the structure of the GPMDB it quite easy to integrate palaeomagnetic data into GIS. It is just necessary to prepare a database file in DBASE format (using the export option of the Microsoft Access, for example) and then to create a subsequent graphic theme (layer) in ArcView. The wide variety of ArcView options enable the use of graduated colours, labels, and different symbols to emphasise ages, palaeomagnetic directions, or other data features. Palaeomagnetic data may be combined with the geological, tectonic, and other maps using a variety of spherical projections. Palaeomagnetic data may be easily integrated into other GIS-oriented databases, such as geochronological databases. In addition to all "traditional" services known for the GPMDB users, such as queries, ArcView and supplementary Avenue scripts provide many new possibilities. For example, it is very easy now to choose data from a particular polygon (e.g. craton, terrane, orogenic belt etc.). Users of the new visual database also can "instantly" create a stereoplot for any selected data subset and to calculate mean directions and palaeopoles. It is also possible to display palaeopoles for the selected group of data and to reconstruct a palaeoposition of the continental block using these poles, or Euler pole of rotation. There are obvious advantages of using the visual database. For example, if there are some errors in the geographical position of some data, in many cases it is easy to find them. It is much easier now to test tectonic hypotheses. For instance, it is possible to compare data from two adjacent terranes to decide the time of their collision.

Pisarevsky, S.

2002-12-01

462

Standardization of Food Composition Databases for the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC): General Theoretical Concept  

Microsoft Academic Search

EPIC is a prospective cohort study on diet and cancer involving 480 000 subjects from nine European countries. In order to establish the relationship between nutrient intakes and disease, standardized food composition databases are needed. In the absence of already existing comparable European nutrient database(s), an ad hoc approach was developed to standardize the EPIC databases. New matrices were built

Nadia Slimani; Ute Ruth Charrondière; Wija van Staveren; Elio Riboli

2000-01-01

463

MEROPS: the peptidase database.  

PubMed

The MEROPS database (http://www.bi.bbsrc.ac.uk/Merops/Merops.+ ++htm) provides a catalogue and structure-based classification of peptidases (i.e. all proteolytic enzymes). This is a large group of proteins (approximately 2% of all gene products) that is of particular importance in medicine and biotechnology. An index of the peptidases by name or synonym gives access to a set of files termed PepCards each of which provides information on a single peptidase. Each card file contains information on classification and nomenclature, and hypertext links to the relevant entries in online databases for human genetics, protein and nucleic acid sequence data and tertiary structure. Another index provides access to the PepCards by organism name so that the user can retrieve all known peptidases from a particular species. The peptidases are classified into families on the basis of statistically significant similarities between the protein sequences in the part termed the 'peptidase unit' that is most directly responsible for activity. Families that are thought to have common evolutionary origins and are known or expected to have similar tertiary folds are grouped into clans. The MEROPS database provides sets of files called FamCards and ClanCards describing the individual families and clans. Each FamCard document provides links to other databases for sequence motifs and secondary and tertiary structures, and shows the distribution of the family across the major kingdoms of living creatures. Release 3.03 of MEROPS contains 758 peptidases, 153 families and 22 clans. We suggest that the MEROPS database provides a model for a way in which a system of classification for a functional group of proteins can be developed and used as an organizational framework around which to assemble a variety of related information. PMID:9847218

Rawlings, N D; Barrett, A J

1999-01-01

464

Influenza Vaccination Coverages among Spanish Children, Adults and Health Care Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background:  This study aimed at describing influenza vaccination coverage among Spanish children, adults and health care workers (HCWs).\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Patients and Methods:  We analyzed 27,791 questionnaires on subjects aged 6 months or over, drawn from the 2003 Spanish National Health Survey. As\\u000a the dependent variable, we took the answer to the question, “Did you (or your child) have a flu shot in the

R. Jiménez-García; V. Hernández-Barrera; P. Carrasco-Garrido; M. J. Sierra-Moros; D. Martinez-Hernandez; A. G. de Miguel

2006-01-01

465

Migration Policy Institute: State Legislation Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Migration Policy Institute has worked on a number of resources for scholars and journalists, and this latest addition to their site is another worthy venture in this vein. The State Legislation Database is a free, searchable data tool designed "to generate information about all immigration-related bills and resolutions introduced in state legislatures." The information is classified by state, region, subject area, legislative type, and bill status, and visitors can search through all of the data via their specialized search engine. This particular project is a joint project of the Migration Policy Institute and a research team at the New York University School of Law. Currently, the database contains data from 2001 to 2007, and they are planning on adding additional legislation in the future. More casual visitors can also just take a quick look at some brief tables, which feature state immigration legislature by type, bill status, and subject area.

466

Effect of stone coverage on soil erosion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Soil surface coverage has a significant impact on water infiltration, runoff and soil erosion yields. In particular, surface stones protect the soils from raindrop detachment, they retard the overland flow therefore decreasing its sediment transport capacity, and they prevent surface sealing. Several physical and environmental factors control to what extent stones on the soil surface modify the erosion rates and the related hydrological response. Among the most important factors are the moisture content of the topsoil, stone size, emplacement, coverage density and soil texture. Owing to the different inter-related processes, there is ambiguity concerning the quantitative effect of stones, and process-based understanding is limited. Experiments were performed (i) to quantify how stone features affect sediment yields, (ii) to understand the local effect of isolated surface stones, that is, the changes of the soil particle size distribution in the vicinity of a stone and (iii) to determine how stones attenuate the development of surface sealing and in turn how this affects the local infiltration rate. A series of experiments using the EPFL 6-m × 2-m erosion flume were conducted at different rainfall intensities (28 and 74 mm h-1) and stone coverage (20 and 40%). The total sediment concentration, the concentration of the individual size classes and the flow discharge were measured. In order to analyze the measurements, the Hairsine and Rose (HR) erosion model was adapted to account for the shielding effect of the stone cover. This was done by suitably adjusting the parameters based on the area not covered by stones. It was found that the modified HR model predictions agreed well with the measured sediment concentrations especially for the long time behavior. Changes in the bulk density of the topsoil due to raindrop-induced compaction with and without stone protection revealed that the stones protect the upper soil surface against the structural seals resulting in negligible changes in the bulk density during the erosion event. Since the main process contributing to surface sealing development is the compaction due to the raindrop kinetic energy and associated physico-chemical changes, the protection provided by the stone cover is consistent with the area-averaging approach used in applying the HR model.

Jomaa, S.; Barry, D. A.; Heng, B. P.; Brovelli, A.; Sander, G. C.; Parlange, J.

2010-12-01

467

75 FR 69577 - Deposit Insurance Regulations; Unlimited Coverage for Noninterest-Bearing Transaction Accounts  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...in the IOLTA for insurance coverage purposes. But, coverage is available, generally, on a per-client basis; thus, a generous amount of deposit insurance coverage is available for IOLTAs, absent the availability of unlimited coverage for IOLTAs...

2010-11-15

468

The GLIMS Glacier Database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) project has built a geospatial and temporal database of glacier data, composed of glacier outlines and various scalar attributes. These data are being derived primarily from satellite imagery, such as from ASTER and Landsat. Each "snapshot" of a glacier is from a specific time, and the database is designed to store multiple snapshots representative of different times. We have implemented two web-based interfaces to the database; one enables exploration of the data via interactive maps (web map server), while the other allows searches based on text-field constraints. The web map server is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant Web Map Server (WMS) and Web Feature Server (WFS). This means that other web sites can display glacier layers from our site over the Internet, or retrieve glacier features in vector format. All components of the system are implemented using Open Source software: Linux, PostgreSQL, PostGIS (geospatial extensions to the database), MapServer (WMS and WFS), and several supporting components such as Proj.4 (a geographic projection library) and PHP. These tools are robust and provide a flexible and powerful framework for web mapping applications. As a service to the GLIMS community, the database contains metadata on all ASTER imagery acquired over glacierized terrain. Reduced-resolution of the images (browse imagery) can be viewed either as a layer in the MapServer application, or overlaid on the virtual globe within Google Earth. The interactive map application allows the user to constrain by time what data appear on the map. For example, ASTER or glacier outlines from 2002 only, or from Autumn in any year, can be displayed. The system allows users to download their selected glacier data in a choice of formats. The results of a query based on spatial selection (using a mouse) or text-field constraints can be downloaded in any of these formats: ESRI shapefiles, KML (Google Earth), MapInfo, GML (Geography Markup Language) and GMT (Generic Mapping Tools). This "clip-and-ship" function allows users to download only the data they are interested in. Our flexible web interfaces to the database, which includes various support layers (e.g. a layer to help collaborators identify satellite imagery over their region of expertise) will facilitate enhanced analysis to be undertaken on glacier systems, their distribution, and their impacts on other Earth systems.

Raup, B. H.; Khalsa, S. S.; Armstrong, R.

2007-12-01

469

Records for Electronic Databases in the Online Catalog at Middle Tennessee State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article recounts a project at the Middle Tennessee State University library to include records for electronic databases in the online catalog. Although electronic databases are accessible via the library's Databases A-Z list and related subject guides, cataloging these resources also provides access via the online catalog, allowing more of…

Geckle, Beverly J.; Pozzebon, Mary Ellen; Williams, Jo

2008-01-01

470

Records for Electronic Databases in the Online Catalog at Middle Tennessee State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article recounts a project at the Middle Tennessee State University library to include records for electronic databases in the online catalog. Although electronic databases are accessible via the library's Databases A-Z list and related subject guides, cataloging these resources also provides access via the online catalog, allowing more of…

Geckle, Beverly J.; Pozzebon, Mary Ellen; Williams, Jo

2008-01-01

471

Preparing College Students To Search Full-Text Databases: Is Instruction Necessary?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Full-text databases allow Central Missouri State University's clients to access some of the serials that libraries have had to cancel due to escalating subscription costs; EbscoHost, the subject of this study, is one such database. The database is available free to all Missouri residents. A survey was designed consisting of 21 questions intended…

Riley, Cheryl; Wales, Barbara

472

A Comparison of Cloud Coverage over Africa  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson uses NASA satellite data to contrast amounts of cloud coverage over different climate regions in Africa. An an outcome of the lesson, the student will be able to explain how Earth's major air circulations affect global weather patterns and relate local weather patterns to climate as well as identify different climate regions. Students will also describe conditions for cloud formation along the Equator. They will access data and import it into Excel. This lesson emphasizes that clouds are collections of water vapor in the atmosphere and that moisture collects in the atmosphere due to the evaporation of water. Thus evaporation plays an essential role in the water cycle. Students are asked to determine if the Hadley Cell affects weather for two cities (Aswan, Egypt and Kampala, Uganda). They graph the data to see if it indicates which city would have more rainfall and then draw conclusions about climate regions in these areas.

Alston, Erica

473

World coverage for single station lightning detection  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper analyzes the possibility of using single station measurements of low-frequency electromagnetic waves to locate lightning occurring around much, and possibly all, of the world. The electromagnetic waves generated by lightning, which propagate through the Earth-ionosphere waveguide, are known as sferics. We combine a direction finding algorithm to compute the arrival azimuth of the recorded sferic along with a distance of propagation estimate to deduce the location of the lightning. While the methodology used for estimating the distance of propagation is described by Mackay and Fraser-Smith (2010), this paper analyzes the effectiveness of the method. We examine the limitations including those independent of station location and performance, and those which are station dependent. We analyze the geographic coverage attained from a single station along with the percentage of lightning emitting sferics that are recorded at the station and available for computing the lightning locations.

Mackay, C.; Fraser-Smith, A. C.

2011-06-01

474

Specification Coverage for Testing in Circus  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Unifying Theories of Programming underpins the development of Circus, a state-rich process algebra for refinement. We have previously presented a theory of testing for Circus; it gives a symbolic characterisation of tests. Each symbolic test specifies constraints that capture the effect of the possibly nondeterministic state operations, and their interaction. This is a sound basis for testing techniques based on constraint solving for generation of concrete tests, but does not support well selection criteria based on the structure of the specification. We present here a labelled transition system that captures information about a Circus model and its structure. It is useful for testing techniques based on specification coverage. The soundness argument for the new transition system follows the UTP style, but relates the new transition relation to the Circus relational model and its operational semantics.

Cavalcanti, Ana; Gaudel, Marie-Claude

475

The EMBL Reptile Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) of Heidelberg (Germany) hosts the Reptile Database, providing taxonomic information on Lizards, Snakes, Tuataras, Crocodiles, Amphisbaenians, and Turtles. The database is intended "to provide information on the classification of all living reptiles by listing all species and their pertinent higher taxa." Each section may be browsed by taxa at the Family or Subfamily level. Clicking on a specific genus will typically result in a brief outline including species name (scientific name with synonyms), distribution, and original references. A few species accounts contain links to external sources with pictures. Interested users should begin in the Introduction section; further information is provided in Species Statistics and in References and Related Pages.

1999-01-01

476

Facial plastic surgery database.  

PubMed

Every facial plastic surgeon accumulates a vast library of professional slides and photographs that document his work. Manual cataloguing of the clinical and operative documentation is time consuming and provides limited analysis capabilities. The facial plastic surgery database is a state-of-the-art computer programme that allows the surgeon to sort and locate slides and photographs. Designed for the computer novice, it utilises a simple coding system to permit rapid data input. The codes can be tailored to allow for new procedures or alternative practice styles. There are sophisticated searching routines to quickly find slides and photographs based on any combination of patients and operative criteria. The database also includes an online colour atlas and workspace for recording of presentations. There are automated routines to analyse patients' clinical features, operative trends, and surgical results. Ultimately, examination of this data can be used to facilitate peer review, research, and self-education. PMID:8170012

Mendelsohn, M; Conrad, K

1994-02-01

477

ARTI Refrigerant Database  

SciTech Connect

The database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts for publications that may be useful in research and design of air- conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The database identifies sources of specific information on R-32, R-123, R-124, R-125, R-134, R-134a, R-141b, R-142b, R-143a, R-152a, R-245ca, R-290 (propane), R- 717 (ammonia), ethers, and others as well as azeotropic and zeotropic and zeotropic blends of these fluids. It addresses lubricants including alkylbenzene, polyalkylene glycol, ester, and other synthetics as well as mineral oils. It also references documents on compatibility of refrigerants and lubricants with metals, plastics, elastomers, motor insulation, and other materials used in refrigerant circuits. A computerized version is available that includes retrieval software.

Calm, J.M.

1992-11-09

478

National Archeological Database (NADB)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Archeological Database (NADB) is a centralized resource created to improve access to information about archeology and historic preservation. The NADB is divided into three discrete modules: NADB-Reports, NADB- NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), and NADB-MAPS (Multiple Attribute Presentation System). NADB-Reports is a searchable database of approximately 240,000 bibliographic citations for reports about archeological planning and investigation. NADB-NAGPRA organizes and provides over 200 full-text documents--in both text and .pdf formats--about Native American grave protection and repatriation activities. NADB-MAPS includes GIS maps displaying national distributions of cultural and environmental resources in the US. The NADB is maintained by the National Park Service and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas.

479

Japanese Ant Image Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2003 revised edition of the Japanese Ant Image Database was developed under the direction of the Japanese Ant Database Group (JADG). The website, which merges taxonomic information and stunning photographs, will no doubt delight myrmecologists and others. Information about different types of ants can be accessed through browseable, hyperlinked lists organized by subfamily, genus, and species. Genus and species profiles include images, references, descriptive information, simple distribution maps, and more. The site includes a Japanese Ant Image Library with hundreds of quality images, and a smaller SEM Image Library as well. The site also offers sections with Type Specimens and Taxonomic Keys. Please note that the site has not been updated since 2003; there are future plans to revisit the project when updates and corrections become necessary.

480

The CHIANTI database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CHIANTI is a database of atomic data and transition rates necessary for calculating synthetic spectra and carrying out plasma diagnostics of astrophysical sources in the X-ray EUV and UV wavelength ranges. CHIANTI includes both line and continuum emission from all astrophysically abundant elements in the universe. All data are taken from refereed literature and are critically assessed. CHIANTI also includes a suite of IDL programs that allow spectroscopic analysis to be carried out. CHIANTI data and software are freely distributed over the internet. In the present talk I will describe the contents of the CHIANTI database its current status and the areas where CHIANTI is being developed and I will also present a comparison of CHIANTI predictions with the X-ray emission from astrophysical sources.

Landi, E.; Dere, K. P.; Young, P. R.; Landini, M.; Mason, H. E.; Del Zanna, G.

2005-01-01

481

THE EXTRAGALACTIC DISTANCE DATABASE  

SciTech Connect

A database can be accessed on the Web at http://edd.ifa.hawaii.edu that was developed to promote access to information related to galaxy distances. The database has three functional components. First, tables from many literature sources have been gathered and enhanced with links through a distinct galaxy naming convention. Second, comparisons of results both at the levels of parameters and of techniques have begun and are continuing, leading to increasing homogeneity and consistency of distance measurements. Third, new material is presented arising from ongoing observational programs at the University of Hawaii 2.2 m telescope, radio telescopes at Green Bank, Arecibo, and Parkes and with the Hubble Space Telescope. This new observational material is made available in tandem with related material drawn from archives and passed through common analysis pipelines.

Tully, R. Brent; Courtois, Helene M.; Jacobs, Bradley A. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Rizzi, Luca [United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, 660 N. A'ohoku Pl., Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Shaya, Edward J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Makarov, Dmitry I. [Special Astrophysical Observatory, Nizhniy Arkhyz, Karachai-Cherkessia 369167 (Russian Federation)

2009-08-15

482

Observational Mishaps - a Database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a World-Wide-Web-accessible database of astronomical images which suffer from a variety of observational problems. These problems range from common phenomena, such as dust grains on filters and/or dewar window, to more exotic cases like, for instance, deflated support airbags underneath the primary mirror. The purpose of this database is to enable astronomers at telescopes to save telescope time by discovering the nature of the trouble they might be experiencing with the help of this online catalog. Every observational mishap contained in this collection is presented in the form of a GIF image, a brief explanation of the problem, and, to the extent possible, a suggestion of what might be done to solve the problem and improve the image quality.

von Braun, K.; Chiboucas, K.; Hurley-Keller, D.

1999-05-01

483

Great Lakes Shipping Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by the University of Detroit Mercy Libraries/Media Services, this site is a great resource for anyone interested in the history of shipping on the Great Lakes. The database indexes information on a large number of ships that have worked these waters, offering information such as registry number, year built, final disposition, company, physical measurements, name of shipbuilders, and additional remarks, among other categories. Both company name and shipbuilder are cross-referenced to additional ships owned or built. Most of the entries also include some excellent historical photos, though these did not load correctly in Netscape (they worked fine with IE).The entry for the Edmund Fitzgerald, for instance, contained ten photos. The database may be searched by keyword with multiple modifiers.

484

International Architecture Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With over 44,000 projects chronicled, the International Architecture Database is a formidable online delight. This remarkable database allows users to browse around by architect, town, or keyword, using its online indices. Along the top of the homepage, visitors can use the Persons, Locations, Keywords, and Info tabs to get acclimated to the site. In the Locations area, visitors can use the buttons to look around at projects from Boston to Bangalore. Why not look around through the Keywords area? The items here range from "14 stories" to "zoological building." Also, visitors can use the right-hand side of the page to look over the Most Viewed offerings, which unsurprisingly include structures like the Statue of Liberty and Versailles.

2012-04-11

485

Ribosomal Database Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Michigan State University's Center for Microbial Ecology hosts the Ribosomal Database Project (RDP), offering "ribosome related data services to the scientific community, including online data analysis, rRNA derived phylogenetic trees, and aligned and annotated rRNA sequences." Data, which may be used "for your own non-commercial research purposes," include Organism lists, Sequences (unaligned), Sequence alignments, and Phylogenetic trees; to download data, click on Download Area.

486

ARTI refrigerant database  

SciTech Connect

The Refrigerant Database is an information system on alternative refrigerants, associated lubricants, and their use in air conditioning and refrigeration. It consolidates and facilitates access to property, compatibility, environmental, safety, application and other information. It provides corresponding information on older refrigerants, to assist manufacturers and those using alternative refrigerants, to make comparisons and determine differences. The underlying purpose is to accelerate phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern.

Calm, J.M.

1996-11-15

487

ARTI refrigerant database  

SciTech Connect

The Refrigerant Database is an information system on alternative refrigerants, associated lubricants, and their use in air conditioning and refrigeration. It consolidates and facilities access to property, compatibility, environmental, safety, application and other information. It provides corresponding information on older refrigerants, to assist manufacturers and those using alternative refrigerants, to make comparisons and determine differences. The underlying purpose is to accelerate phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern.

Calm, J.M. [Calm (James M.), Great Falls, VA (United States)] [Calm (James M.), Great Falls, VA (United States)

1999-01-01

488

ARTI refrigerant database  

SciTech Connect

The Refrigerant Database is an information system on alternative refrigerants, associated lubricants, and their use in air conditioning and refrigeration. It consolidates and facilitates access to property, compatibility, environmental, safety, application and other information. It provides corresponding information on older refrigerants, to assist manufacturers and those using alternative refrigerants, to make comparisons and determine differences. The underlying purpose is to accelerate phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern.

Calm, J.M.

1996-07-01

489

Real Time Baseball Database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The author describes the system outline, features and operations of "Nikkan Sports Realtime Basaball Database" which was developed and operated by Nikkan Sports Shimbun, K. K. The system enables to input numerical data of professional baseball games as they proceed simultaneously, and execute data updating at realtime, just-in-time. Other than serving as supporting tool for prepareing newspapers it is also available for broadcasting media, general users through NTT dial Q2 and others.

Fukue, Yasuhiro

490

COBE Astronomical Databases  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A project to store and convert external astronomical survey maps to the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) spacecraft pixelization is described. Established software is reused in order to reduce development costs. The proposed packages and systems include the Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF), Interactive Data Language Astronomy Library (IDL), the FITSIO data transfer package and the Astronomical Image Processing System (AIPS). The software structure of the astronomical databases, projected conversion schemes, quality assurance procedures and outstanding problems will be discussed.

Freedman, I.; Raugh, A. C.; Cheng, E. S.

491

ITSE Database Interoperation Toolkit  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ITSE system (Integrated Translation Support Environment) is a toolkit whose architecture is aimed at enabling the exchange\\u000a of data between different database interoperation tools as well as the dynamic addition of new tools. Each of the tools addresses\\u000a a specific set of interoperation problems and achieves interoperation using an intermediate semantic representation to map\\u000a from source to target expressions.We

Wernher Behrendt; N. J. Fiddian; W. A. Gray; Ajith P. Madurapperuma

1998-01-01

492

National Tourism Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developed by the Michigan State University Extension Tourism Area of Expertise and the National Tourism Education Design Team, this site contains information on numerous resources related to tourism education, including bulletins, research reports, videos, and training programs. Nearly 100 of the documents featured are full-text. Users can browse the database by topic or browse or search by keyword. A separate list of the full-text publications is also provided. A useful site for students and professionals in the tourism industry.

493

Central Internet Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Energy maintains the Central Internet Database Web site. Here users can generate and print reports containing nationwide data on radioactive waste, contaminated media, and spent nuclear fuel. Ready to read reports are also available including Actual and Projected Waste/Material Volumes, Waste/Material Characteristic Data (contaminants/isotopes/radioactivity), and Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) Systems. The site currently contains fifty nine standard and fourteen ready to read reports

494

Consistency Enforcement in Databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Consistency enforcement aims at systematically modifying a database program such that the result is consistent with respect\\u000a to a specified set of integrity constraints. This modification may be done at compile-time or at run-time. The commonly known\\u000a run-time approach uses rule triggering systems (RTSs). It has been shown that these systems cannot solve the problem in general.\\u000a \\u000a As an alternative

Sebastian Link

2001-01-01

495

ARTI refrigerant database  

SciTech Connect

The Refrigerant Database is an information system on alternative refrigerants, associated lubricants, and their use in air conditioning and refrigeration. It consolidates and facilitates access to property, compatibility, environmental, safety, application and other information. It provides corresponding information on older refrigerants, to assist manufacturers and those using alterative refrigerants, to make comparisons and determine differences. The underlying purpose is to accelerate phase out of chemical compounds of environmental concern. The database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts for publications that may be useful in research and design of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The complete documents are not included, though some may be added at a later date. The database identifies sources of specific information on various refrigerants. It addresses lubricants including alkylbenzene, polyalkylene glycol, polyolester, and other synthetics as well as mineral oils. It also references documents addressing compatibility of refrigerants and lubricants with metals, plastics, elastomers, motor insulation, and other materials used in refrigerant circuits. Incomplete citations or abstracts are provided for some documents. They are included to accelerate availability of the information and will be completed or replaced in future updates.

Calm, J.M.

1997-02-01

496

AMDD: antimicrobial drug database.  

PubMed

Drug resistance is one of the major concerns for antimicrobial chemotherapy against any particular target. Knowledge of the primary structure of antimicrobial agents and their activities is essential for rational drug design. Thus, we developed a comprehensive database, anti microbial drug database (AMDD), of known synthetic antibacterial and antifungal compounds that were extracted from the available literature and other chemical databases, e.g., PubChem, PubChem BioAssay and ZINC, etc. The current version of AMDD contains ~2900 antibacterial and ~1200 antifungal compounds. The molecules are annotated with properties such as description, target, format, bioassay, molecular weight, hydrogen bond donor, hydrogen bond acceptor and rotatable bond. The availability of these antimicrobial agents on common platform not only provides useful information but also facilitate the virtual screening process, thus saving time and overcoming difficulties in selecting specific type of inhibitors for the specific targets. AMDD may provide a more effective and efficient way of accessing antimicrobial compounds based on their properties along with the links to their structure and bioassay. All the compounds are freely available at the advanced web-based search interface http://www.amddatabase.info. PMID:23317704

Danishuddin, Mohd; Kaushal, Lalima; Hassan Baig, Mohd; Khan, Asad U

2012-11-07

497

Federated database systems for managing distributed, heterogeneous, and autonomous databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

A federated database system (FDBS) is a collection of cooperating database systems that are autonomous and possibly heterogeneous. In this paper, we define a reference architecture for distributed database management systems from system and schema viewpoints and show how various FDBS architectures can be developed. We then define a methodology for developing one of the popular architectures of an FDBS.

Amit P. Sheth; James A. Larson

1990-01-01

498

Margins of Digital Databases: Dialectics between Database and Narrative  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new mode of organizing information has emerged and become dominant in the era of new media: a digital form of database. The relational database that has recently taken a predominant position among other types of databases, for instance, offers a way to query it with the set-theoretic operations, produces automatically organized tables of data elements according to the attributes,

Yongsuk Shim

499

International Energy: Subject Thesaurus  

SciTech Connect

The International Energy Subject Thesaurus contains the standard vocabulary to indexing terms (descriptors) developed and structured to build and maintain energy information databases. Involved in this cooperative task are (1) the technical staff of the USDOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) in cooperation with the member countries of the Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE) and (2) the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) staff representing the more than ninety countries and organizations recording and indexing information for the international nuclear information community. ETDE member countries are also members of the International Nuclear Information System (INIS). Nuclear information indexed and recorded for INIS by these ETDE member countries is also included in the ETDE Energy Data Base, and indexing terminology is therefore cooperatively standardized for use in both information systems. This structured vocabulary reflects the scope of international energy research, development, and technological programs and encompasses terminology derived not only from the basic sciences but also from the areas of energy resources, conservation, safety, environmental impact, and regulation.

Raridon, M.H. (ed.)

1990-01-01

500

48 CFR 30.201-2 - Types of CAS coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION CAS Program Requirements 30.201-2 Types of CAS coverage. See 48 CFR...

2011-10-01