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Air

CARMA
http://carma.org/
Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) is a massive database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide.

Agriculture

AGRIS/CARIS Information Centre
http://www.fao.org/agris/
Agricultural information from over 240 national, international, and intergovernmental organizations.

Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)
http://chla.library.cornell.edu
Agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science,forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science.

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Astronautics / Astronomy

Astrobiology Web
http://www.astrobiology.com/
Provides in-depth coverage of advances in astrobiology for general audiences.

Encyclopedia Astronautica
http://www.astronautix.com/
Information and newswires about U.S., Russian/Former Soviet, Chinese, Japanese, and European astronautics.

NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html
Up-to-date material for students, teachers, and researchers.

Nine Planets
http://www.nineplanets.org/
An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.

Solar System Simulator
http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/

Multimedia exploration of the solar system.

Views of the Solar System
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm
History, current news, and multimedia features.

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Biology

Action BioScience
http://www.actionbioscience.org/
A non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy

Biodiversity Hotspots
http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/xp/Hotspots
Interactive site of the 25 most diverse and threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life.

BiologyBrowser
http://www.biologybrowser.org/
Produced by BIOSIS, this is a free web site offering resources for the life sciences information community

BioTech
http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu
Life sciences resources and reference tools.

Classification Lab
http://classic.sidwell.edu/us/science/vlb/class/

A useful site for the classification of living things.

DOEgenomes
http://www.doegenomes.org/
Genome programs of the U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Science.

PLoS Biology
http://www.plosbiology.org/
Full-text peer-reviewed journal articles.

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Botany

Forest History Society Archival Guide
http://www.foresthistory.org/Research/archmain.html
Contains descriptions of over 7,000 groups of records located in more than 450 repositories all across North America.

Internet Directory for Botany
http://www.botany.net/IDB/
Comprehensive list of online resources, listed alphabetically and searchable by subject.

PLANTS National Database
http://plants.usda.gov
Provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. Includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, plant links, references, crop information, and automated tools.

Transgenic Crops: and Introduction and Resource Guide
http://cls.casa.colostate.edu/TransgenicCrops/
Provides balanced information and links to other resources on the technology and issues surrounding transgenic crops (also known as genetically modified or GM crops).

U.W. - Madison's Plant Systematics Collection
http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/Resources/Systematics/

Structured access to a teaching collection of plant images representing over 250 families and 1000 genera of vascular plants.

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Chemistry

American Chemical Society
http://www.chemistry.org/
Information for students and professionals. Includes full-text articles.

American Elements
http://www.americanelements.com/
American Elements brings academia and industry to the forefront of advanced materials technology.

ChemIndustry.com: Reactors
http://www.neis.com/popular/r/reactors.asp
The worldwide search engine of the chemical industry.

Chemistry-based Quicktime movies, Animations, and Streaming Audio
http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/sounds/sound.html
Covers topics such as Electrophoresis, Spectroscopy, and Chemiluminescence. File sizes included.

ChemWeb.com
http://www.chemweb.com/
A huge range of information for those in research chemistry, the chemicals industries and related disciplines. Includes journal articles. Free membership.

Electrochemistry Dictionary
http://electrochem.cwru.edu/ed/dict.htm
Simple and brief definitions of words and phrases used often in electrochemistry. Includes links to more in-depth information.

FACT: Facility for the Analysis of Chemical Thermodynamics
http://www.crct.polymtl.ca/fact/
Free access to FACT thermochemical software and compound databases.

Information Retrieval in Chemistry
http://macedonia.chem.demokritos.gr
Comprehensive directory of print and online resources organized according to subfield.

Introduction to Surface Chemistry
http://www.chem.qmw.ac.uk/surfaces/scc/
Information and interactive tutorials.

MatWeb
http://www.matweb.com/
A searchable database of material data sheets.

Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/index.html
Introduction to Optical Microscopy, Digital Imaging, and Photomicrography.

NIST Chemistry WebBook
http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry/
Interactive online reference book. Includes brief definitions and in-depth explanations.

NIST Virtual Library: Chemistry
http://nvl.nist.gov/nvl2.cfm?dynamic=res_subj&subjectid=7
Links to databases, tables, books and journals, and other web sites.

Organic Chemistry Help
http://www.chemhelper.com/index.html
Tutorials, practice tests, and links.

Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
http://www.organicworldwide.net/
Geared towards academic and industrial researchers.

WWW Chemistry Guide
http://www.chemistryguide.org
A comprehensive collection of annotated links for chemists and researchers involved in organic, biochemical, computational, medicinal and/or other chemistry research.

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Engineering

ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers
http://www.asce.org/
Easy to use site for students and professionals.

Circuits Archive
http://www.ee.washington.edu/circuit_archive/
Circuit designs for students.

ThomasNet
http://www.thomasnet.com/
Resource for industrial information, products, services, CAD drawings, and more.

Zycon
http://www.zycon.com/
Definitive Industrial Directory of Manufacturers and Distributors for Engineers and Technical Buyers, and Information Resource on Industrial Products and Services

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Environmental Science

Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality
http://www.azdeq.gov/

Best Environmental Directories
http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/meta/cds.html
Extensive international list of directories and intenert sites for environmental issues arranged by subject.

Breathing Earth
http://www.breathingearth.net/
Displays CO2 emission levels for every country and other demographic data

Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/

Columbia Earthscape
http://www.earthscape.org/
Current information and teaching tools concerning the environmental aspects of earth science

Environment and Natural Resources Program
http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/43/environment_and_natural_resources.html

The Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government is at the center of Harvard University's research, teaching, and outreach on public policy that affects global environmental quality and natural resource management.

Environmental Health & Toxicology (National Library of Medicine)
http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro.html
Resources on environmental health and hazardous materials with a link to Toxnet databases.

Florida Center for Environmental Studies
http://www.ces.fau.edu/
Provides links to water and environmental web sites.

GlobalChange
http://globalchange.gov/
U. S. government agencies, publications, and policies concerned with climate change and other environmental issues.

International Environmental Law Resources (American Society for International Law)
http://www.asil.org/
A guide to doing research in international environmental law issues, including many links to sites.

National Environmental Trust
http://environet.policy.net
The National Environmental Trust is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 1994 to inform citizens about environmental problems and how they affect our health and quality of life.

National Council for Science and the Environment
http://www.ncseonline.org/
A universal, timely, and easy-to-use single-point entry to environmental information and data for the use of all participants in the environmental enterprise.

Natural Hazards in the U.S.
http://www.usgs.gov/hazards/
An animated map showing the incidence and range of these hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, landslides.

New Mexico Environment Department
http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/

Trends Online
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/trends/trends.htm
Compendium of data of global change. Specializes in atmospheric trace gas concentration and greenhouse gas emissions.

Utah Department of Environmental Quality
http://www.deq.utah.gov/

WorldWatch Institute
http://www.worldwatch.org/
Resource Library feature offers links to papers, articles, press releases, and internet sites on environmental issues.

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General Science

Eric Weisstein's Treasure Troves of Science
http://www.treasure-troves.com/
Astronomy, Biography, Books, Chemistry, Cellular Automation, Mathematics, Music, and Physics.

EurekAlert!
http://www.eurekalert.org/
Research advances in science, medicine, health, and technology from news briefs and science media, including peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Home Economics Archive
http://hearth.library.cornell.edu/h/hearth/
Historical documents covering home management, hygiene, food and nutrition, clothing and textiles.

ISI Highly Cited Researchers
http://isihighlycited.com/
Check this site to see how often your source has been cited to determine if he or she is an expert.

National Institute of Standards and Technology
http://www.nist.gov/
An excellent resources for science and technology information.

Public Library of Science
http://www.publiclibraryofscience.org/
The internet and electronic publishing enable the creation of public libraries of science containing the full text and data of any published research article, available free of charge to anyone, anywhere in the world.


Science.gov
http://www.science.gov
Provides a unified search of the government's vast stores of scientific and technical information.

ScienceJobs.Com
http://www.sciencejobs.com/splash.action
Jobs in Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, and Pharma Sales from New Scientist magazine.

Scirus
http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/
Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 415 million science-specific Web pages

U.S. Government Science and Technology Web Site Resources
http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Science.shtml
Provides the scientist, engineer, and science aware citizen with easy access to key government web sites.

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Geology / Earth Science

American Association of Petroleum Geologists
http://www.aapg.org/
Educational and professional resources.

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/AMS/amcsd.php
Easy-to-search comprehensive database.

Columbia Earthscape
http://www.earthscape.org/
Current information and teaching tools concerning the environmental aspects of earth science.

Cornell's Geoscience Information Systems
http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/
Includes the Digital Earth project and Interactive Mapping tools.

Digital Library for Earth System Education
http://www.dlese.org/dds/index.jsp
Links to educational materials focused on the geosciences.

EROS Data Center: Earth Resources Observation Systems
www.usgs.gov
Distributes satellite images, aerial photographs, and digital maps recording land-surface phenomena.

Four Corners Geological Society
http://www.fourcornersgeologicalsociety.org/
Information about the society including full-text newsletters, list of publications, and useful links.

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/node/1430


"Tutorial on remote sensing technology and its applications. This interactive module is intended as an overview at a senior high school or early university level and touches on physics, environmental sciences, mathematics, computer sciences and geography."

GEODE: USGS Geo-Data Explorer
http://www.usgs.gov/
"Use GEO-DATA Explorer (GEODE) to access, view, and download information from geo-spatial databases containing a broad spectrum of data produced by the USGS and other government agencies."

Geological Society of America
http://www.geosociety.org/
Provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.

Geology.com: Earth Science on the Web
http://geology.com/
Useful links for many areas of geology and earth science.

GlobalChange
http://globalchange.gov/
U. S. government agencies, publications, and policies concerned with climate change and other environmental issues.

Links for Mineralogists
http://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/mineralogie/links.html
Subcategorized, annotated lists of web sites, especially for mineralogists, petrologists,
crystallographers, geologists.

National Coal Resources Data System
http://energy.er.usgs.gov/coalres.htm
A database developed by the USGS containing information on the location, quantity, and physical and chemical characteristics of U.S. coal and coal-related deposits

Natural Hazards in the U.S.
http://www.usgs.gov/hazards/
An animated map showing the incidence and range of these hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, landslides.

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/index.html
A variety of maps, data, and educational information.

NOVA:Earth Archive
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/archive/int_eart.html
Information about NOVA programs with accompanying online information and teacher's resources.

Paleomap Project
http://www.scotese.com/
The goal of the PALEOMAP Project is to illustrate the plate tectonic development of the ocean basins and continents, as well as the changing distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years.

The Paleontological Society
http://www.paleosoc.org/
Information for students and professionals.

The Paleontology Portal
http://www.paleoportal.org/
Online resources for students of all levels.

Society for Sedimentary Geology
http://www.sepm.org/
Dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialties.

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
http://www.vertpaleo.org
Educational and scientific information for students and professionals.

United States Geological Survey
http://www.usgs.gov/
Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment.

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History of Science & Technology

Cornell Library Historical Mathematics Monographs
http://historical.library.cornell.edu/math/
Digitally scanned, full-text pages of over 500 mathematics books.

Einstein Archives Online
http://www.alberteinstein.info/
Includes digital manuscripts and an archival database.

Links to Web Sites on the History of Mathematics
http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/bshm/resources.html
A comprehensive, up-to-date directory of online resources. Includes biographical links.

Linus Pauling and the race for DNA
http://osulibrary.orst.edu/specialcollections/coll/pauling/dna/
Multi-media primary documents, descriptive narrative, and biographical information.

The Newton Project
http://www.newtonproject.sussex.ac.uk/prism.php?id=1
Transcriptions of selected scientific, personal, and theological papers by Sir Isaac Newton.

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Information & Computer Science

ACM: Association for Computing Machinery
http://www.acm.org/
Digital library, professional development, and publications concerning computer science and information technology.

CNET.com
http://www.cnet.com/
Tech news, product reviews, and soiftware downloads.

CompuScience
http://www.io-port.net/
An excellent computer science database with full bibliographic information, abstracts, and full-text links. The database itself is free, but many of the indexed documents are fee-based for full-text.

Computer Science / SUNY-Albany
http://library.albany.edu/subject/csci.htm
A comprehensive annotated webliography of Computer Science online resources.

FOLDOC: Computing dictionary
http://foldoc.org/
Frequently updated, hyperlinked computer technology dictionary.

Living Internet
http://livinginternet.com/
A history of the Internet in hypertext format.

Programmer’s Heaven
http://www.programmersheaven.com/
Over 28107 files, links and articles to explore.

Useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Web Site
http://www.useit.com/
A wealth of information about web usability and design.

Web Developer’s Virtual Library
http://www.wdvl.com/
Articles, discussion forums, tutorials, and reviews.

WebJunction
http://webjunction.org/
Technology information for librarians.

Webmonkey: the web developer’s resource
http://www.webmonkey.com/
Reference and tutorials for all levels of web design and creation.

WIRED Magazine
http://www.wired.com/wired/
Articles about the culture of technology.

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Mathematics

Cornell Library Historical Mathematics Monographs
http://historical.library.cornell.edu/math/
Digitally scanned, full-text pages of over 500 mathematics books.

Internet Mathematics Library
http://mathforum.org/library/
Drexel University's Math Forum provides resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services.

Links to Web Sites on the History of Mathematics
http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/bshm/resources.html
A comprehensive, up-to-date directory of online resources. Includes biographical links.

Mathacademy: The PRIME encyclopedia
http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/prime/index.asp
Provides high-quality mathematical content for secondary-school and college students

Mathematics Archives
http://archives.math.utk.edu
Resources for students and teachers at every level.

Mathematical Atlas
http://www.math-atlas.org/welcome.html
A collection of short articles designed to provide an introduction to the areas of modern mathematics and pointers to further information.

Multi-Repository Mathematics Collections
http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/mathall/
Searchable portal for three digital math collections.

Wolfram Functions Site
http://functions.wolfram.com
A multimedia guide to functions for students and experts.

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Physics

Atmospheric Optics
http://www.atoptics.co.uk/
Shows and explains various phenomena seen in the atmosphere.

Center for History of Physics
http://www.aip.org/history/
Online features includes interviews, newsletters, and exhibits.

College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry
http://dwb4.unl.edu/Chem/CHEM869Z/CHEM869ZLinks/www.rwc.uc.edu/koehler/biophys/text.html
An interactive, concise "hypertextbook".

DC Physics
http://www.dctech.com/physics/index.php
An assortment of useful physics information and links, including textbook error corrections.

Elemental Data Index
http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/Elements/
Includes atomic spectra, ionization, X-ray and gamma-ray, radiation dosimetry, and nuclear physics data. Frames-free option available.

NIST Physical Reference Data
http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/contents.html
In-depth information about physics.

Physics 2000
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/index.pl
Java-based interactive modules for understanding various concepts of modern physics.

Physics Central
http://www.physicscentral.com/
Modern physics news and information for students and the general public. Updated frequently.

Physics Internet Resources
http://www.aps.org/
A comprehensive directory of online physics information.

PhysNet: Physics Departments and Documents Network
http://de.physnet.net/PhysNet/
A distributed database of online professional and scholarly physics publications.

Web Physics
http://webphysics.iupui.edu/
Online physics curricula from various universities.

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Science Fairs

All Science Fair Projects
http://all-science-fair-projects.com/index.php
Thousands of ideas and links to projects.

Conducting Psychological Research for Science Fairs: A Teacher's Guide and Resource Manual
http://www.apa.org/ed/topss/scifair_manual.pdf
American Psychological Association's guide to planning, designing, and conducting a psychology science fair project.

Crystal Clear Science Fair Projects
http://www.crystal-clear-science-fair-projects.com
Starts with a section on how to choose the best science fair project by searching the Web, reading science magazines and journals, and paying attention to the latest science related news. Followed with a list of science questions. Scientifical method and other elements of creating a science project are discussed.

Discovery School - Science Fair Central
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/Getting-Started/idea-finder.html
Comprehensive, colorful and kid-friendly guide to science fair projects.

Science Buddies
http://www.sciencebuddies.org
Non-profit organization "empowering students from all walks of life to help themselves and each other develop a love of science and an understanding of the scientific method."

Canon Envirothon
http://www.envirothon.org/
North America's largest high school environmental education competition.


Sports / Physical Education

Human Kinetics
http://www.humankinetics.com/
Includes information about Sport Sciences, Health & Fitnesss, Sports Medicine, Dance, Recreation, and Aquatics.

National Athletic Trainers' Association
http://www.nata.org/
Career information, research, and sports injury statistics.

Olympic Movement
http://www.olympic.org
Historical archives, current news, and other publications.

SIRC: A World of Sport Information
http://www.sirc.ca/
Includes articles, books, theses and dissertations in all subjects related to sport. Find information on sport and exercise science, sports medicine, leisure and recreation, etc.

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Water


Animas - La Plata Project (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)
http://www.usbr.gov/uc/progact/animas/

Animas - La Plata Project Compact
http://www.ose.state.nm.us/isc_animas_laPlata_compact.html

New Mexico Drinking Water
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/dwinfo/nm.htm
Water quality reports and information by county.

New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
http://www.ose.state.nm.us/isc_index.html
The Interstate Stream Commission has broad powers to investigate, protect, conserve, and develop New Mexico’s waters including both interstate and intrastate stream systems.

New Mexico Water Resource Research Institute
http://wrri.nmsu.edu/
Water research reports, conference proceedings, and online newsletters.

USGS Drought Watch in New Mexico
http://nm.water.usgs.gov/drought/index.html
A wealth of information about water in New Mexico.

Water Resources of New Mexico
http://nm.water.usgs.gov/
Also from USGS, with real-time data on stream flow, lake and reservoir data, and groundwater level by county.

Western Water Digital Library
http://www.westernwater.org/
WWDL contains government reports, classic water literature, legal transcripts, water project records, personal papers, photographic collections, and video materials about the Columbia, Colorado, Platte, and Rio Grande river basins.

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Zoology

AmphibiaWeb
http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/aw/
Clearinghouse of data concerning amphibians and their population deteriorations

Audubon Society
http://www.audubon.org

Endangered Species Program (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
http://www.fws.gov/endangered
Contains the federal lists of Threatened and Endangered Species, species information, links to legal documents concerning threatened and endangered species, and news on programs sponsored by the U.S. government.

ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System)
http://www.usgs.gov/
Taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of the world. Also includes geographic information, references and links to other sites.

Peterson Field Guides Online
http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/peterson/petersonhome.cfm
Although the guides are not reproduced online, there is other useful online information, especially in the Birding Resources section.

PrimateLit Database
http://primatelit.library.wisc.edu
A bibliographic database for primatology.

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