Ethics. Research. Community.

Collection Overview

The primary target for EthicShare collection acquisition begins in the field of bioethics and draws heavily on data from the PubMed repository. To date, the EthicShare collection of PubMed data consists of journal article records, editorials, legal cases, newspaper articles, book reviews, interviews, case reports, non‐US government documents, and more. PubMed data will be updated and added to regularly.

Bibliographic records form additional sources include or will include:

  • Scholarly journal literature
  • Books records, drawn from collections from interest, have been ingested.
  • Institutional Repository deposits, digital object records, archival materials, and foreign Language materials.
  • Government Documents
  • Commission Reports (US and International): Sources include the National Library of Medicine Catalog, the Catalog of US Govt. Publications, and the IUPUI Bioethics Digital Library, among others.
  • Dissertations
  • Current Table of Contents
  • Current Events
  • Newspaper Articles

During its pilot phase, EthicShare is also building its collection beyond the field of bioethics and will include resources in the areas of business ethics, environmental ethics, human rights, and journalism ethics. With respect to intellectual property, copyright law, and licensing policy, EthicShare will develop procedures to determine the source and conditions of use for content added to EthicShare’s database, especially in the case of user‐contributed materials. We will also determine processes for implementation and removal of content when necessary, and calculate risk based on fair use precedents and principles of open access and advancing scholarship. Given the serious nature of these issues, we will consult widely with relevant experts to identify best practices.

Collection Development Policy

EthicShare aims to collect broadly in the field of bioethics and related areas. Both supporting research materials and literature in the field of bioethics will be considered. The EthicShare database consists of citation level data and, when possible, links to the freely available or appropriately licensed full text. Records for materials are harvested from a variety of sources for inclusion in the EthicShare database, including, but not limited to, PubMed, JSTOR, OCLC, OAISTER.ORG, and from news sources. EthicShare also welcomes contributions from users. To submit citation information to the EthicShare database, go to EthicShare seeks to serve a broad audience, including academics at colleges and universities, as well as educators and students at secondary and elementary schools. EthicShare is also a resource for health care professionals, policy makers, journalists, and medical and bioethicists. EthicShare collects the complete contents of the following bioethics journals: Accountability in Research; American Journal of Bioethics; American Journal of Law & Medicine; Bioethics; BMC Medical Ethics; Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics; Developing World Bioethics; Hastings Center Report; Health Affairs; Health Care Analysis; HEC Forum; Human Reproduction and Genetic ethics; IRB; JONAS Health Law Ethics Regul; Journal international de bioethique; Journal of Clinical Ethics; Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics; Journal of Medical Ethics; Journal of Medical Humanities; Journal of Medicine and Philosophy; Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal; Medical Humanities Review; Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy; Milbank Quarterly; Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; Monash Bioethics Review; Nature Reviews. Genetics; NTM; Nursing Ethics; Nursing Philosophy; Omega; Organizational Ethics; Patient Education and Counseling; Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine; Politics and the Life Sciences; Public Health Reports; Revista de Derecho y Genoma Humano; Science and Engineering Ethics; Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics; Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. Major areas of collection currently include:

  • Abortion
  • Animals
  • Bias & Prejudice
  • Children
  • Cloning
  • Death & Dying
  • Disabled or Mentally Ill
  • Ethics
  • Genetics
  • Genocide
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights
  • Industry Ethics
  • Legislation & Jurisprudence
  • Life
  • Patents
  • Patient Rights & Privacy
  • Philosophical
  • Public Health
  • Quarantine
  • Religion
  • Reproduction
  • Research
  • Stem Cells
  • Tissue & Organ Donation
  • Treatment
  • Vaccines
  • War, Terrorism & Disasters