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What are Subject Primers?

NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery is intended for librarians and individuals interested in how research and academic organizations generate, share, store and/or use data for scientific research, with an emphasis on research in the health, biological, and physical sciences. Here librarians will find subject primers for multiple science disciplines in addition to the major resources used in these disciplines.

Data Literacy: combining information literacy and data services as complementary activities.
Health Sciences: multidisciplinary field combining biomedical, psychosocial, and organizational aspects of health, disease, and health care.
Life Sciences: divisions of the natural and biological sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes.
Physical Sciences: natural science disciplines dealing with processes observable in nature.
Engineering: practical application of physical, mechanical, and mathematical principles.
Open Science: movement to make scientific research, data, and dissemination accessible to all.


We wish to thank the many people who have contributed to the original creation of the subject primer content in the New England Region, and express our special thanks to those who continue to contribute and expand the subject offerings:

Kristine Alpi MLS MPH AHIP, Director, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU Libraries (Veterinary Medicine)

Peg Burnette MSLIS, Assistant Professor & Biomedical Sciences Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Bioinformatics)

Catherine (Tess) Grynoch BSc MLIS, Research Data & Scholarly Communications Librarian, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School (Data Thesaurus)

Sarah Meyer BS MLIS, Library Liaison, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida (Dentistry)

Laura Palumbo BS MLIS, Chemistry & Physics Librarian and Science Data Specialist, Library Faculty, New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers University (Astronomy, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physics)

Rachael Posey BA MSLS, Health & Life Sciences Research Librarian and Associate Director, Veterinary Medicine, NC State University (Pharmaceutical Science)

Ahlam Saleh MD MLS, Research & Learning Librarian, Research Support, Health Sciences Library, University of Arizona (Life Sciences)

Kate Saylor MSI, Health Sciences Informationist, University of Michigan, Taubman Health Sciences Library (Health Sciences)

If you would like to join this list of generous contributors, please contact us.

edited 12/18/2019