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E-Journals/Databases

Databases by Subject: Sciences & Technology
A list of journals available in electronic form, or databases, on the subject of Sciences and Technology.


General Resources

Martindale’s Virtual Ref Desk
Great links to health, nursing, chemistry, astronomy, bioscience/biotech, engineering, geology, physics, math, and many other topics.

New York Times (Tuesday) Science Times
Search all science topics, dating back to 1851 - use the abstract to find the whole article on BMCC’s NY Times database.

Protocol Online
Collects and organizes many of the publicly available protocols used in scientific techniques.

General Resources: Biology

All the Virology on the WWW
Collection of online virology resources.

The Antibody Resource Page
Extensive compilation of antibody information and advice for locating specific antibodies.

The Biology Project
Award-winning online resource including problem sets, tutorials, and activities in English and Spanish.

Cell & Molecular Biology - Useful Tables
Includes the genetic code, periodic table, DNA codons, and amino acid information.

ExPASy Molecular Biology Server
Expert Protein Analysis System from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics provides access to SWISS-PROT, protein and DNA sequence analysis resources, and other tools.

Laboratory Survival Manual
This is a handy Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Manual out of the University of Virginia for chemical labs and personal "chemical hygiene."

Visible Human Project
3-D images of the human body, including complete representations of normal male and female bodies and cross-sections from the National Library of Medicine.

General Resources: Chemistry

Berkeley Laboratory Isotopes Project's
Choose an element to learn more about its isotopes; site also includes a glossary of nuclear science terms.

Chemfinder
Provides physical property data, 2D chemical structures, basic chemical data and structures with links to information found in supplier catalogs, MSDS and regulatory databases.

ChemWeb
Virtual community for chemists with links to journals, databases, conference updates, and research, from 1980 to the present.

General Chemistry Online!
Resources for intro students and faculty, lecture notes, slide shows, calculators, glossaries, online practice exams, and tutorials.

Making Matter
3D structures of inorganic materials with terrific images and descriptions.

National Biological Information Infrastructure
Biological data produced by federal and state agencies, universities, natural history museums, and the private sector.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Extensive online resources of scientific articles and genetic databanks for researchers, including PubMed, GenBank, BLAST, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) and the Entrez resources.

Nobel Prizes in Chemistry
Learn who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry from 1901 to the present.

Periodic Table of the Elements from Los Alamos
Searchable resource includes an alphabetical list, and a quiz to test your knowledge.

RasMol Home Page
Download RasMol and Chime, molecular visualization freeware and find instruction on their use.

Stain Removal Guide
Practical chemistry brought to you by a retired New Zealand chemist who adheres to the "Chemistry Really is Radical" principle.

WebElements
Interactive periodic table with detailed information.

General Resources: Physics, Astronomy, and Geology

ABCs of Nuclear Science
Brief introduction to Nuclear Science, examining antimatter, beta rays, cosmic connection and much more.

Earth Science World
Source images, maps, games, links to government public policies, and information on all aspects of geology.

World Resources Institute
Free access to global or country-specific environmental data, arranged into 10 major subject areas with searchable databases, data tables, country profiles, and maps.

Frank Potter's Science Gems
More than 14,000 science resources for students, parents, teachers, scientists, engineers, and mathematicians sorted by category, subcategory, and grade level.

Understanding Our Planet through Chemistry
Now under the auspices of the US Geological Survey (USGS). Shows how chemists and geologists use analytical chemistry to determine the age of the Earth, predict volcanic eruptions, observe atmospheric change over millions of years, and document damage by acid rain and pollution of the Earth's surface.


Visual Collections

Visual Collections: Biology

Botanical Society of America Image Collection
Collection of approximately 800 images available for instructional use.

Catalog of Botanical Illustrations
Database of the more than 3000 botanical illustrations created by the Department of Botany of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

Dennis Kunkel's Microscopy
Wide range of images produced by micro-photographer Dennis Kunkel featuring insects, cells, and biological molecules—in high magnification.

Graphics Gallery
Diagrams representing important processes of biotechnology.

Explore the Microscopic World of Health Science
Learn about the science underlying public health issues by perusing -- and using -- digitized images on view here.

Worldwide Museum of Natural History
Online museum featuring photo galleries for natural history and the earth sciences - including dinosaurs, ammonites, crinoids, mammals, butterflies and moths, wildflowers, and insects.

Visual Collections: Chemistry

NANOWORLD Image Gallery
Images for use in biology, physiology, and chemistry at atomic, molecular, cellular, and macromolecular scales.

Visual Collections: Physics, Astronomy and Geology

Astro Images
Bert Katzung's excellent site of astrophotography includes our solar system, comets, and other astronomical bodies.

Astronomical Image Galleries
University of Alabama’s site of galaxy, deep space, and other related astronomical images.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Multimedia
Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station images, as well as their planetary photo journal.

National Geophysical Data Center & National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NGDC & NOAA)
These agencies provide scientific management and services for geophysical data from the Sun to the Earth and Earth's sea floor and solid earth environment, including Earth observations from space.

National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) Image Gallery
Includes pictures taken with the facilities of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, and pictures of their telescopes, instruments, and history.


Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Directories

Chemistry & Environmental Dictionary
Chemistry, environmental and hazardous materials resources and periodic table; articles on chemistry, environmental and  hazardous materials issues; a geologic timeline; and more.

Eric Weisstein's World of Chemistry
From Wolfram's Research. To use click on the links on the left for Chemical reaction, Experimental Chemistry, Geology, Inorganic Chemistry, Minerology, Organic Chemistry, Petrology, & Quantum Chemistry.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Answers frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian with links to resources on subjects from Art to Zoology

How Many? A Dictionary of Units
Provides meanings, abbreviations, derivations, conversion factors, and definitions for hundreds of units of measure.

Lab Tests Online
Peer-reviewed, non-commercial, patient-centered public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing.

NIST Standard Reference Data
Measurements, standards, data, and models for properties of gases, liquids, and solids; the rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions in the gas and liquid phases in analytical chemistry, atomic & molecular physics, biometrics, biotechnology, chemical & crystal structure, fluids, fire, construction, among others.


Tutorials and Practice Exams

Anatomy & Physiology
Many fabulous tutorials on histology, skeletal structure, muscular structure, articulations, central nervous system, & the senses.

Anatomy Tutorials & Quizzes
A compilation of gross anatomy pictorial tutorials and quizzes out of Boston University.

Chemistry Online: Chemistry for the Rest of Us
There are a couple of online textbooks found here!

Biology Tutorials & Resources
Various biology disciplines covered in this icon driven tutorial website.

Calculator.com
Online, pocket pc, pda, wap & cellphone calculators.

General Chemistry Virtual Textbook well organized “textbook” with accompanying tutorials.

Heat & Thermodynamics
Select from a “tree” of linked concepts in physics from the Georgetown University.

Math.com Online Calculators
Many types of calculators and other math resources.

Skull Anatomy Tutorial
Various views of the human skull with a point & click to check names of the parts.


Professional Associations

The American Institute of Biological Sciences
National umbrella organization for the biological sciences, and part of the National Academy of Sciences.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Professional association of more than 40,000 members that provides leadership in advancing the chemical engineering profession.

APSnet - The American Phytopathological Society
Headquarters and administrative offices of several scientific associations.

ChemCenter: The American Chemical Society Online
Self-governed individual membership organization with more than 158,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Advances biological science through collaborative advocacy for research policies that promote scientific progress and education and lead to improvements in human health.

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Advances worldwide aspects of the chemical sciences and addresses many global issues involving the chemical sciences.

Thomas Reuters Highly Cited Research
This resource captures the people behind the most influential publications in 21 broad subject categories in life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences based on citation metrics. Within their category, these individuals represent less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers.

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Part of a collaborative community dedicated to understanding the atmosphere—the air around us—and the interconnected processes that make up the Earth system.

National Institute of Standards and Technology, (US Gov)
Agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, founded in 1901 as the nation's first federal physical science research laboratory.

Scholarly Societies & Professional Associations
Provides information on scholarly societies across the world since 1994, sponsored by the Waterloo University (Canada) Library.


"Cool" Science Web Resources

Animal Diversity Web
Fun virtual textbook on animal diversity with images & sounds of many animals and their habitats.

Cells Alive!
Presents images of all different cell types and also has cool videos.

Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) Everything you wanted (or didn't want) to know about diseases, traveler's health and more!

Cyberbotanica: Plants and Cancer Treatments
Botanical compounds used in cancer treatment/research and the plants that produce them.

Emerging Infectious Diseases Resource Links
Sites with information on emerging infectious disease.

Global Alert & Response (GAR) Alert & Response Operations
The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to track the evolving infectious disease situation, sound the alarm when needed, share expertise, and mount the kind of response needed to protect populations from the consequences of epidemics, whatever and wherever might be their origin.

ESP - Electronic Scholarly Publishing
Full-text access to papers and books from the early days of classical genetics, along with a fun timeline, Genetics in Context, comparing genetic discoveries with historical events.

Evolutionary and Geological Timelines
Concise look at evolutionary development along with geological eras. Good selection of related links both in the browse & links buttons on the bottom of the page.

GeneCards
Database of over 6000 human genes describing gene function, gene products, and relevant biomedical applications. From the renowned Weizmann Institute of Israel.

Mammal Species of the World
Database of mammalian taxonomy, organized in a hierarchy including Order, Family, Subfamily, Genus, and Species.

OncoLink
Excellent cancer information resource with useful information for researchers, medical professionals, and patients.

Species 2000
The goal of the Species 2000 project is to create a validated checklist of all the world's species. It is still a work in progress, that now contains about 1.3 million species of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms.

The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history.

Weather Underground
Free, real-time, accurate online weather information for over 60,000 U.S. and international cities with information in many different languages.

 

Compiled by Dorothea Coiffe, Sciences Library Liaison (dcoiffe@bmcc.cuny.edu )

 
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