NSF Current newsletter
National Science Foundation monthly newsletter
Science in the headlines
National Academies of Science
ScienceNOW: the latest news headlines from the scientific world
The news section of Science magazine on the web
Talk of the Nation: Science Friday
With Ira Flatow, National Public Radio
Database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators.
Chemistry Central is a new service publishing peer-reviewed open access research in chemistry, from BioMed Central.
Darwin Digital Library of Evolution
Sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History Library. The site includes sources from 17th century to the present and encompasses the history of evolution as a scientific theory with deep roots and broad cultural consequences. For more on Charles Darwin, see also the Complete Works of Charles Darwin, assembled by the University of Cambridge
Maintained by the World Resources Institute, Earth Trends focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.
Encyclopedia of Earth
A fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work.
Earth Sciences Information Centre (ESIC) of Natural Resources Canada, which has also made available the RESORS (REmote Sensing On-line Retrieval System) database of publications from 1950 to 1995.
Kimball's Biology Pages
By John W. Kimball, a retired biology professor at Tufts University. The pages represent an online biology textbook.
NCBI Taxonomy Homepage
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory
Public Library of Science
PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
"Free online access to the full text of life science research articles"
Covers earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics
The source for U.S. Department of Energy multimedia. ScienceCinema contains videos produced by the DOE National Laboratories and other research institutions. It utilizes innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology, allowing you to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files. You can then easily access the exact point in the video where the words were spoken by the presenter.
Created by Nature Education for Biology and Genetics, this site offers students and teachers alike a wealth of information, learning tools, and interactive activities on genetics, cell biology, and ecology, scientific communication and career counseling. Quick tutorials offer short review articles with links to deeper content elsewhere on the site. Full courses are in the Learning Paths section, including topics such as cancer, genetics, and biotechnology. Some functions, such as blogs and discussion forums require registration.
Indexing the world's known species
UNEP: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
This interactive atlas from the United Nations Environment Programme describes natural and human-made changes over the last 30-40 years. The US Geological Survey, NASA, and the University of Maryland collaborated on the design and content, in partnership with Google.
A searchable collection of the writings of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), that emphasizes evolutionary biology and biography. There are scanned images of Wallace's 22 books and book chapters, and more than 900 articles. The website includes all of Wallace's original published works as well as transcripts of the texts.
The Why files
The mission of The Why Files is to explore the science, math and technology behind the news of the day. The Why Files produces a new story each week, posts a biweekly column by science reporter Tom Siegfried, and offers other materials for educational use. It is based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Produced by BIOSIS
Links to thousands of environmental resources on the Internet.
Environmental Research Web
Created to provide an international forum for scholarly discussion and analysis of environmental issues and policy. News, opinion, and research highlights sections include links to related Web sources and open-access articles. Includes the open-access journal Environmental Research Letters.
The Science Accelerator
Enables searching of many of the U.S. Department of Energy's databases at once
Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
Science Reference Guides: Earth Day
Produced by the Library of Congress, Science, Technology and Business Division
This Web search engine is designed to search more than 300 science-related Web collections, including Directory of Open Access Journals, E-Print Network, OAIster, NTIS, PubMed, Scholarpedia, ScienceDirect, Science.gov, and many science journals.
Weather and Climate Sites
A list of sites selected by the NOAA Central Library staff.
WINDandSEA: The Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Internet Guide
Developed by the NOAA Central Library staff.
Global science gateway connecting you to national and international scientific databases. WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of global science sources.