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Science Web Resources

General Science Sources
Acronym Database – database of scientific acronyms.
Bad Science – examples here of bad chemistry, physics, meteorology.
Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates – indexes the published literature of vertebrate paleontology from 1509-1993.
The Bibliography of Systematic Mycology – provides access to a database of bibliographic information on fungal systematics.
Biotech – life sciences resources and reference tools.
Butterflies of North America – contains numerous field guides to butterflies as well as large encyclopedia-like volumes of detailed species descriptions.
Catalog of the Scientific Community in the 16th and 17th centuries – consists of biographical information on over 600 European scientists born between 1471 and 1680.
Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States
Community of Science WebServer – info about scientists, funding possibilities, plus free Medline, patent searching.
Core Historical Literature of Agriculture – an electronic full-text collection of important US agricultural texts published between the early 19th and middle 20th century.
Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History – specimens, notebooks, journals, letters and expeditions.
DOE Information Bridge – a searchable index and full text database of all research done by and for the Department of Energy since 1996, with projects in biology, environment, physics, chemistry, and engineering.
eNature – derived from the Audobon Field Guide books, includes color photos and information about plants, animals, shells, etc.
Eric Weisstein's Treasure Troves of Science – a web encyclopedia covering many different subjects including Astronomy, Biographies, Books, Chemistry, Life (cellular automation), Mathematics, Music, and Physics.
Farmland Information Library – database for farmland protection and land use resources.
Forest Biology and Dendrology Educational Sites – features several outstanding and authoritive compilations of data about forestry, forests, and forest trees.
Forest History Society Archival Guide – several archival databases covering land use and natural resource issues.
Frank Potter's Science Gems – includes a section of interesting science experiments and exercises divided into easily browsed catagories.
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering
History of Chemistry – includes three sections: Biographies of Chemists, Classic Papers in Chemistry, and History of Science.
History of Science
History of Science/Science Studies Resources – an extended bibliography of books, encyclopedias, and journals.
Impact of Information Technology on Undergraduate Education – a report from the National Science Foundation. – identifies most-cited researchers from 1981-1999.
IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology – the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry's list of internationally accepted science terminology.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture – a wealth of information on sustainable agriculture.
Mad Scientist Network – scientists stand ready to answer your science questions and an answer archive.
Mathematical Functions – a compendium of mathematical functions traditionally published in paper form as tables of functions and formulae.
NAEP 1996 Science Report Card for the Nation and the States – executive summary, plus full text downloadable in Adobe Acrobat format.
National Academy Press Reading Room – a publisher of studies done by government science institutes here offers samples from over 200 books and research reports online.
National Agricultural Library
National Institute for Science Education
National Science Teachers Association – includes news, online resources, programs and projects, legislative updates, conference info, and awards.
New Scientist's Key Sites
Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery – includes images of more than 600 species of native grasses, forbs, and woody plants designed to assist with the identification of plants in the wild.
On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering
Pedro's Biomolecular Research Tools
PhysLINK – the ultimate physics resource.
Physics Central – communicates to the general public the excitement and importance of contemporary physics.
Physics 2000
Planetary Data System – the PDS provides data and images from more than 30 NASA missions.
PSIgate – the Physical Science Information Gateway, dedicated to breaking news and stories of interest in the realm of the physical sciences.
SciCentral – maintained by scientists for scientists, for central access to the most valuable science sites online.
Science and Engineering Degrees, 1966-1994
Science and Engineering Indicators, 1998 – for previous reports, click HERE
Science and Natural History Museum Exhibits
Science in the National Parks – a review of all the research projects going on within the National Park system.
Science Reference Desk
Science.Gov – a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. Provides web sites and databases of technical reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and other published materials.
Scientific American's Editors' Choices from the Web
Scirus – a search engine for scientific information that claims to filter out nonscientific sites. – catalog of government science and technology web sites.
Scout Report for Science and Engineering
Shaping the Future, part II – the National Science Foundation's report on undergraduate science and math education.
Soil Series Classification – taxonomic classification of each soil series in the US.
Statistical Reports on US Science and Engineering, from NSF
StatServe – a basic starting point for info on statistical analysis. Links to software resources, data mining, career opportunities, conferences; more importantly, a huge set of links to data sets.
Transgenic crops: an introduction and resource guide – an excellent summary of the work being done on transgenic crops.
USDA's Agricultural Fact Book
"Virtual" Chemistry Center – updated daily. A comprehensive collection of links related to chemistry.
WebElements – by clicking on the symbol for any element, users can access in-depth information about that element.
Web Physics – one of the best sights for using the technology of the web to teach and learn undergraduate physics.
Career Information
AAAS Guide to Graduate Education in Science, Engineering and Public Policy
Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists and Engineers – a guide for science students to help them prepare for careers in science or engineering.
College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering
Environmental Careers World
Science Professional Network – job listings, science career fairs, career workshops, and career links for scientists. From the AAAS.
SciWeb's Employment Listings – jobs for scientists, searchable by location or type of position.
Science Ethics and Codes of Conduct
Astrolabe: Ethical Navigations through Virtual Technologies – an intriguing site that poses a question of the week for comment, and allows you to look at previous questions and responses.
Codes of Conduct: Science
Essays on Science and Society – from Science, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Ethical Research – guidelines and codes from various institutions and professional science organizations.
Ethics in Science – includes a bibliography, course outlines, and selected essays.
Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science – presents codes of ethics, case studies and ethical dilemmas, and suggestions for ethical decision making.
Responsible Conduct In Research – published by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine in 1995 and remains an essential source for current information on many aspects of scientific conduct.
Science Ethics Bibliography

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