(See also Biology)
Added Sept. 2011 - Bioethics.net – (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. Blog.Bioethics.net (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.
Eric Weinstein’s Treasure Troves of Science – This massive interlinking site covers Astronomy, Biography, Books, chemistry, Life, Mathematics, Music, and Physics.
Florida Center for Environmental Studies - The center acts as a facilitator and co-coordinator of research and training related to the environment and as a locus for environmental information. Grounding its activities in the Florida sub-tropical environment, its mandate encompasses global tropical and sub-tropical environments especially the issues and problems of water dominated ecosystems.
Added March 2010 - Futurity.org: News from Leading Research Universities - Futurity.org presents press releases for wide-ranging, significant research findings at leading public and private universities to balance the tendency in popular media to emphasize "sexy" news about major breakthroughs or miracle cures. Stories are categorized in the broad areas of Earth and Environment, Health and Medicine, Science and Technology, and Society and Culture. Most articles mention a journal or book in which the work will be formally published; many have a YouTube video interview with the researchers
Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 - Free tutorials.
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.
NEW – National Science Digital Library (NSDL) – Covers science, technology, engineering and mathematics and provides separate gateways for Higher Education, Libraries, and K-12. This huge collection of “teaching and learning resources” includes such things as articles, research, and websites. Content is not always free.
Added October 2011 Public Library of Science (PLOS)
A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
science.gov - Searches 36 databases and over 1,800 websites for government information on the sciences.
Science Learning Network - Science resource for K-8 teachers and students. Offers news and links, an online museum, and a chat community area.
scitopia.org – Integrating Trusted Science + Technology Research. A search engine for mostly free scientific documents posted online by the digital libraries of leading science and technology societies.
Added November 2011Scirus - Scirus is an excellent source for acquiring scientific information, especially for interlibrary loan purposes. Scirus contains materials from a number of sources, including journals, databases, and governmental entities. Being associated with Anderson University, students will always have access to information on Scirus from PubMed Central and the Institute of Physics databases, as well as some governmental sources. Full text articles from other databases like Science Direct are not available; however, by searching Scirus, relevant articles can be identified that can be requested through interlibrary loan. One word of warning: attempting to print an article that it is not available full text through the Anderson University Library will prompt a payment request. Please do not- it can be requested through interlibrary loan at no cost. (Tutorials - Basic Search Advanced SearchSuggested Search WordsUsing the Information.)
US Environmental Protection Agency - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Web site provides a wide range of unique national, state, and local environmental information to a broad audience. The Learn the Issues section lets users quickly find information on broad topics such as air, water, climate, and waste; an A-Z subject index allows users to locate other related topics. The Science and Technology section includes data, models, tools, and methods useful for researchers and environmental professionals. The Laws and Regulations section is an excellent way to locate both the text of and information about specific statutes and regulations, including current rulemaking and regulatory proposals. My Environment, another excellent tool, allows users to search for environmental information based on ZIP code or city. Its EnviroMapper application, which displays regulated sites and businesses, has been updated to include an attractive, fast Bing maps base layer. My Environment also compiles data from other state and federal agencies, providing a more comprehensive view of an area's environmental conditions.
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.
Yahoo! Earth Sciences
Yahoo! Life Sciences
Yahoo! Science - News and Media Journals