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Science and Technology Sources

History of Science/ Technology

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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.


AGRIS/CARIS Information Centre
Agricultural information from over 240 national, international, and intergovernmental organizations.

Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)
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.


Astronautics / Astronomy

Astrobiology Web
Provides in-depth coverage of advances in astrobiology for general audiences.

Encyclopedia Astronautica
Information and newswires about U.S., Russian/Former Soviet, Chinese, Japanese, and European astronautics.

Up-to-date material for students, teachers, and researchers.

Nine Planets
An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.

Solar System Simulator

Multimedia exploration of the solar system.

Views of the Solar System
History, current news, and multimedia features.



Action BioScience
A non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy

Biodiversity Hotspots
Interactive site of the 25 most diverse and threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life.

Produced by BIOSIS, this is a free web site offering resources for the life sciences information community

Life sciences resources and reference tools.

Classification Lab

A useful site for the classification of living things.

Genome programs of the U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Science.

PLoS Biology
Full-text peer-reviewed journal articles.



Forest History Society Archival Guide
Contains descriptions of over 7,000 groups of records located in more than 450 repositories all across North America.

Internet Directory for Botany
Comprehensive list of online resources, listed alphabetically and searchable by subject.

PLANTS National Database
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
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

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



American Chemical Society
Information for students and professionals. Includes full-text articles.

American Elements
American Elements brings academia and industry to the forefront of advanced materials technology. Reactors
The worldwide search engine of the chemical industry.

Chemistry-based Quicktime movies, Animations, and Streaming Audio
Covers topics such as Electrophoresis, Spectroscopy, and Chemiluminescence. File sizes included.
A huge range of information for those in research chemistry, the chemicals industries and related disciplines. Includes journal articles. Free membership.

Electrochemistry Dictionary
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
Free access to FACT thermochemical software and compound databases.

Information Retrieval in Chemistry
Comprehensive directory of print and online resources organized according to subfield.

Introduction to Surface Chemistry
Information and interactive tutorials.

A searchable database of material data sheets.

Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer
Introduction to Optical Microscopy, Digital Imaging, and Photomicrography.

NIST Chemistry WebBook
Interactive online reference book. Includes brief definitions and in-depth explanations.

NIST Virtual Library: Chemistry
Links to databases, tables, books and journals, and other web sites.

Organic Chemistry Help
Tutorials, practice tests, and links.

Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
Geared towards academic and industrial researchers.

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



ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers
Easy to use site for students and professionals.

Circuits Archive
Circuit designs for students.

Resource for industrial information, products, services, CAD drawings, and more.

Definitive Industrial Directory of Manufacturers and Distributors for Engineers and Technical Buyers, and Information Resource on Industrial Products and Services


Environmental Science

Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality

Best Environmental Directories
Extensive international list of directories and intenert sites for environmental issues arranged by subject.

Breathing Earth
Displays CO2 emission levels for every country and other demographic data

Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment

Columbia Earthscape
Current information and teaching tools concerning the environmental aspects of earth science

Environment and Natural Resources Program

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)
Resources on environmental health and hazardous materials with a link to Toxnet databases.

Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Provides links to water and environmental web sites.

U. S. government agencies, publications, and policies concerned with climate change and other environmental issues.

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

National Environmental Trust
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
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.
An animated map showing the incidence and range of these hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, landslides.

New Mexico Environment Department

Trends Online
Compendium of data of global change. Specializes in atmospheric trace gas concentration and greenhouse gas emissions.

Utah Department of Environmental Quality

WorldWatch Institute
Resource Library feature offers links to papers, articles, press releases, and internet sites on environmental issues.


General Science

Eric Weisstein's Treasure Troves of Science
Astronomy, Biography, Books, Chemistry, Cellular Automation, Mathematics, Music, and Physics.

Research advances in science, medicine, health, and technology from news briefs and science media, including peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Home Economics Archive
Historical documents covering home management, hygiene, food and nutrition, clothing and textiles.

ISI Highly Cited Researchers
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
An excellent resources for science and technology information.

Public Library of Science
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.
Provides a unified search of the government's vast stores of scientific and technical information.

Jobs in Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, and Pharma Sales from New Scientist magazine.

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
Provides the scientist, engineer, and science aware citizen with easy access to key government web sites.


Geology / Earth Science

American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Educational and professional resources.

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database
Easy-to-search comprehensive database.

Columbia Earthscape
Current information and teaching tools concerning the environmental aspects of earth science.

Cornell's Geoscience Information Systems
Includes the Digital Earth project and Interactive Mapping tools.

Digital Library for Earth System Education
Links to educational materials focused on the geosciences.

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

Four Corners Geological Society
Information about the society including full-text newsletters, list of publications, and useful links.

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

"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
"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
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. Earth Science on the Web
Useful links for many areas of geology and earth science.

U. S. government agencies, publications, and policies concerned with climate change and other environmental issues.

Links for Mineralogists
Subcategorized, annotated lists of web sites, especially for mineralogists, petrologists,
crystallographers, geologists.

National Coal Resources Data System
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.
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
A variety of maps, data, and educational information.

NOVA:Earth Archive
Information about NOVA programs with accompanying online information and teacher's resources.

Paleomap Project
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
Information for students and professionals.

The Paleontology Portal
Online resources for students of all levels.

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

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Educational and scientific information for students and professionals.

United States Geological Survey
Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment.


History of Science & Technology

Cornell Library Historical Mathematics Monographs
Digitally scanned, full-text pages of over 500 mathematics books.

Einstein Archives Online
Includes digital manuscripts and an archival database.

Links to Web Sites on the History of Mathematics
A comprehensive, up-to-date directory of online resources. Includes biographical links.

Linus Pauling and the race for DNA
Multi-media primary documents, descriptive narrative, and biographical information.

The Newton Project
Transcriptions of selected scientific, personal, and theological papers by Sir Isaac Newton.


Information & Computer Science

ACM: Association for Computing Machinery
Digital library, professional development, and publications concerning computer science and information technology.
Tech news, product reviews, and soiftware downloads.

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
A comprehensive annotated webliography of Computer Science online resources.

FOLDOC: Computing dictionary
Frequently updated, hyperlinked computer technology dictionary.

Living Internet
A history of the Internet in hypertext format.

Programmer’s Heaven
Over 28107 files, links and articles to explore. Jakob Nielsen’s Web Site
A wealth of information about web usability and design.

Web Developer’s Virtual Library
Articles, discussion forums, tutorials, and reviews.

Technology information for librarians.

Webmonkey: the web developer’s resource
Reference and tutorials for all levels of web design and creation.

WIRED Magazine
Articles about the culture of technology.



Cornell Library Historical Mathematics Monographs
Digitally scanned, full-text pages of over 500 mathematics books.

Internet Mathematics 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
A comprehensive, up-to-date directory of online resources. Includes biographical links.

Mathacademy: The PRIME encyclopedia
Provides high-quality mathematical content for secondary-school and college students

Mathematics Archives
Resources for students and teachers at every level.

Mathematical Atlas
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
Searchable portal for three digital math collections.

Wolfram Functions Site
A multimedia guide to functions for students and experts.



Atmospheric Optics
Shows and explains various phenomena seen in the atmosphere.

Center for History of Physics
Online features includes interviews, newsletters, and exhibits.

College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry
An interactive, concise "hypertextbook".

DC Physics
An assortment of useful physics information and links, including textbook error corrections.

Elemental Data Index
Includes atomic spectra, ionization, X-ray and gamma-ray, radiation dosimetry, and nuclear physics data. Frames-free option available.

NIST Physical Reference Data
In-depth information about physics.

Physics 2000
Java-based interactive modules for understanding various concepts of modern physics.

Physics Central
Modern physics news and information for students and the general public. Updated frequently.

Physics Internet Resources
A comprehensive directory of online physics information.

PhysNet: Physics Departments and Documents Network
A distributed database of online professional and scholarly physics publications.

Web Physics
Online physics curricula from various universities.


Science Fairs

All Science Fair Projects
Thousands of ideas and links to projects.

Conducting Psychological Research for Science Fairs: A Teacher's Guide and Resource Manual
American Psychological Association's guide to planning, designing, and conducting a psychology science fair project.

Crystal Clear Science Fair Projects
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
Comprehensive, colorful and kid-friendly guide to science fair projects.

Science Buddies
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
North America's largest high school environmental education competition.

Sports / Physical Education

Human Kinetics
Includes information about Sport Sciences, Health & Fitnesss, Sports Medicine, Dance, Recreation, and Aquatics.

National Athletic Trainers' Association
Career information, research, and sports injury statistics.

Olympic Movement
Historical archives, current news, and other publications.

SIRC: A World of Sport Information
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.



Animas - La Plata Project (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

Animas - La Plata Project Compact

New Mexico Drinking Water
Water quality reports and information by county.

New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission
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
Water research reports, conference proceedings, and online newsletters.

USGS Drought Watch in New Mexico
A wealth of information about water in New Mexico.

Water Resources of New Mexico
Also from USGS, with real-time data on stream flow, lake and reservoir data, and groundwater level by county.

Western Water Digital Library
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.



Clearinghouse of data concerning amphibians and their population deteriorations

Audubon Society

Endangered Species Program (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
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)
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
Although the guides are not reproduced online, there is other useful online information, especially in the Birding Resources section.

PrimateLit Database
A bibliographic database for primatology.



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