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All the Virology on the WWW - We have collected all the virology related Web sites that might be of interest to our fellow virologists, and others interested in learning more about viruses. Additionally, we have created an index to virus pictures on the web, The Big Picture Book of Viruses, which also functions as a resource for viral taxonomy. A collection of some of the best Online Virology and Microbiology Course Notes available can also be found here

ARKive – A freely accessible online repository of digital images, video and sound clips of 12,000 animal and plant species from around the globe threatened with extinction. Background information includes status, descriptions, range, habitat, biology, threats, and conservation.

Added October 2011 Biodiversity Heritage Library The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of 12 major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions organized to digitize, serve, and preserve the legacy literature of biodiversity.
Added Sept. 2011 - – (Produced by the nonprofit Center for Practical Bioethics) This site provides bibliographic access to the American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) as well as useful news, commentary, and networking for research and policy issues surrounding medical ethics and health care. To access full text articles in the AJOB, you will need to use the Thrift Library’s online databases which have access to this title from 2001 on with a one year embargo.  Also included is a Bioethics News section with free full-text access to news and commentary from a wide range of international media sources. The News section, searchable by keywords, is organized in 23 topics ranging from Biotechnology to Environmental Ethics to Neuroethics. (designated a Nature Top 50 science blog) provides commentary on current bioethical issues by contributors, including AJOB's prestigious editorial board and invited experts. Topics range from gene testing to determine children's potential sports capabilities to the partisan nature of women's health initiatives. A Bioethics Portal offers selective and carefully chosen Web links, e.g., the Stem Cell Research section's links include the National Bioethics Advisory Committee and Stanford School of Medicine.

Biology Browser –This free web site, produced by BIOSIS, offering resources for the life sciences information community. It provides resources - such as the Nomenclature Glossary for Zoology, the Zoological Record Thesaurus, and more - for free. Find links to current science news stories, relevant web sites, and more.

Biology Links – Internet links provided by Harvard Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Biology.

CDC Health Topics from A-Z – This site by the Center for Disease Control provides easy to access and understand health information.

Cells Alive – Photos and video clips of biology, microbiology, immunology, and microscopy.

Climate Debate Daily -Focuses on the philosophical debate surrounding global warming by providing materials detailing consensus and dissension related to  the official policies and documents of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Added October 2011 Cornell Lab of Ornithology
EarthSky Science Podcast - Offers multiple podcasts on a variety of science topics; active in one form or another since 1991, the site advertises that its podcasts are heard over 14 million times a day.

eNature – American’s Wildlife Resource includes Field Guides to almost 6,000 plant and animal species and is the same data set used to create the printed Audubon Field Guides.

Encyclopedia of Life - The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an ambitious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth. At its heart lies a series of Web sites—one for each of the approximately 1.8 million known species. Each site is constantly evolving and features dynamically synthesized content ranging from historical literature and biological descriptions to stunning images, videos and distribution maps.

Entomology Index of Internet Resources – “The directory and search engine of insect-related resources on the Internet.” Includes large amounts of software, video and audio information.

Added October 2011 EurekAlert! Science News from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Exploring Life’s Origins - Designed to complement the Museum of Science (Boston) show and exhibit, the website has the state goal of using “molecular illustration and animation to help describe origins of life research and theories to broad audiences.”

Freshwater and Marine Image Bank - Currently contains 21,000 images of water related environments from the University of Washington Libraries’ collection.

Added October 2011 How Stuff Works


Integrated Taxonomic Information System - Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

Added October 2011 National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)

Added October 2011 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Added October 2011 National Science Teachers Association Learning Center

LUMEN Structure of the Human Body – Online anatomy modules.

MERCK Manual of Medical Information - Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis. Based on the world's most widely used textbook of medicine—The Merck Manual—but written in everyday language by 300 outstanding contributors.

NBII - The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources. Special sections cover Plants, Animals & Other Organisms, Habitats, Ecological Topics, Geographic Perspectives, and a Toolkit. Within these you will find a Digital Image Library, Museum Collections, Systematics, Endangered Species, Invasive Species, and a Biocomplexity Thesaurus,

PubMed - Access to MEDLINE an index of medical articles. 
Added October 2011 Scirus A searchable index of scientific information

The Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences: 2nd Electronic Edition– ed. John H. Steele, Karl K. Turekian, and Steve A Thorpe. - Contains over 500 articles related to Ocean Sciences. Noted as “the best encyclopedia resource on the subject of ocean studies.”

Unseen Life on Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology - A telecourse introducing concepts in microbiology consisting of 12 30 minute videos. Each video is free and can be watched online.

Virtual Pathology at the University of Leeds - A collection of digital pathology slides from three collections held at the University of Leeds, focusing mostly in gastrointestinal and skin pathology.

Western Soundscape Archive - Contains audio recordings of animals and environments throughout 11 contiguous western states and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Added January 2010 Video Lectures Net – The portal to more than 6,000 lectures and 8,300 videos on all topics - all free - can be used to supplement the classroom or learn something new of personal interest. 

Added March 2010  Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds: US EPA - The Wetlands Web site is a division of the larger US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site. The main content addresses four essential themes: What Are Wetlands? Why Protect Wetlands? How Are Wetlands Protected and What You Can Do to Protect Our Vital Resources. Of note are numerous links to resources outside the EPA Web site. 

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