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  • Free online journal of the Acoustical Society of Japan, full-text PDF papers in English[SIBL also has print edition of The Journal of Acoustical Sociey of Japan (E), 1980-94]

  • Free online letters journal of the Acoustical Society of America, all areas of acoustics research, full-text papers in PDF format [SIBL has print issues 1977-89]

  • Association Website. Includes list of current events and access to the table of contents for the association's newsletter, EYEPIECE, sometimes with links to fulltext.
  • News of interest to members and colleagues in the confectionery industry.
  • Formed with the goal of "dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching", this site has teaching resources, AAPT's publications, events, and projects, and job postings.
  • "Spotlight" on AIP's current research. Full text of the latest issue of Physics Today and selections from Physical Review and Physical Review Letters. The "Center for History of Physics" offers selected papers of great American physicists
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) technical input to ANSI acoustics and noise standards is provided by the Acoustical Society of America, who sell all ANSI (and ISO) standards

  • Provides information on education and outreach programs, careers and employment information, and other physics sources.
  • This site contains mostly information regarding the ASNS's membership, meetings, publications, related links and programs.
  • Print editions of current standards are held on the open reference shelves in the reading room at SIBL. The Subject Index in Volume 1 lists specs, testing methods and practices under acoustic, acoustical, noise& etc *R - TA401.A653.
    The ASTM website shows you the scope of each standard for free and lets you buy electronic versions.

  • AmphibiaWeb, a site inspired by global amphibian declines, is an online system that allows free access to information on amphibian biology and conservation.

  • Search the archives for elementary through college level questions and answers. Sponsored by Drexel University.
  • Includes: Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset, Twilight, Moon Illumination, Eclipses, Positions of the Sun and Moon , Data for Major Solar System Bodies and Bright Stars and lots more data.
  • Every day a new image is selected from national and international sources. Click on the "Archive" or "Index" links at the bottom of the page to see lists of previous images.
  • Resources for residential construction. Check out the "Building Process" link includes an organizational directory.
  • Contains body measurement charts, clothing sizes, and fabric considerations.
  • The hotspots described on this site are "the 25 richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on Earth." Search, browse by name of spot, or click on the map to access vital statistics ecosystem, biodiversity, human impacts, and conservation information a detailed map and related links. Also includes a glossary and a definition of the word "hotspots."
  • BioMed Central provides over 100 free peer-reviewed electronic journals in biology and medicine.

  • Botanical.com A Modern Herbal is an electronic version of Mrs. Maud Grieve's 1931 edition of A Modern Herbal. It describes over 800 varieties of medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic herbs.

  • Links to full text of Origin of Species (original and sixth editions), Voyage of the Beagle, and the Descent of Man.
  • This site requires registration but contains some useful tools for chemistry research. Includes access to Beilstein Abstracts (1980 - present), an important index of organic chemistry journals, and an online magazine called The Alchemist.

  • The Archives of the Laboratory contain books, papers, correspondence, and photographs relating to the history of genetics and molecular biology. The website contains their online catalog, links to databases/books, and descriptions of special collections such as the James D. Watson Archives.

  • This site includes news, information for homeowners and contractors, lists of suppliers, and more.
  • The Cosmetics Ingredient Review reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics and publishes results in peer reviewed scientific literature.

  • The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a Washington based nonprofit education andadvocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of consumers' food.
  • An Internet subject directory on food science.
  • Great site for viewing satellite pictures of the earth and moon. Click on the site's homepage at the bottom of the Web page to get access to other interesting resources.
  • This site provides information on environmental topics such as coastal and marine ecosystems, climate and atmosphere, and agriculture and good. Included are data tables, country profiles, maps and articles. This site maintained by the World Resources Institute (WRI).

  • News, company rankings for contractors and design firms, directory listings, and materials info.

  • This American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) site covers scientific press releases from research institutions and scientific organizations.

  • The museum of science, art, and human perception. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote the museum as an educational center. This unique museum was founded in 1969 by noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, who was director until his death in 1985.

  • An online educational resource for fabric care, flammability standards, textile dictionary, alerts on product recalls, fabric history, and product guide.
  • This site includes fashion designer biographies, runway shows, a calendar of invents, fashion trends and reviews, and more.
  • Named after its first major benefactor, Marshall Field, this Chicago museum houses encyclopedic collections of more than 20 million biological and geological specimens and cultural objects from around the world. Combining the fields of anthropology, botany, geology, paleontology and zoology, the Museum uses an interdisciplinary approach to increase knowledge about the past, present and future of the physical earth, its plants, animals, people, and their cultures.
  • The site features on online database of over 1,000 fragrances, searchable by company or fragrance name, a bibliography of industry reference sources, and interviews with leading professionals in the field.

  • The principal scientific trade association representing the $500 billion U.S. food processing industry.

  • HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries, which produces free online versions of their peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content in biological and physical sciences.
  • The physics of everyday life.

  • Become a scientist in virtual labs, where you can identify deadly pathogens, probe heart patients, dissect a leech, or assay antibodies!" This site offers a variety of interactive learning features, along with background materials, glossaries, and teaching tips. In addition to virtual laboratories, the site features animations such as "Anatomy of the Cochlea" and interactive exhibits on topics such as biological clocks and cardiovascular disease.
  • This site is the online version of Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe, a traveling exhibition highlighting Hubble's contributions to astronomy through pictures, interactives, and movies.
  • IFST is the independent incorporated professional qualifying body for food scientists and technologists.
  • Professional society, holds national and international conferences

  • Fulltext of journals dating back to 1968. Highlights from the latest two months of "Journal of Physics B"
  • Composed of members worldwide, the site has IFRA's code of practice, industry standards, news, and overview.
  • Full text of more than 100 international noise standards available for purchase online technical committee TC43 works on acoustics and noise, technical committee TC108 studies human effects of mechanical vibration and shock.
    ISO standards are also available from the Acoustical Society of America: ISO standards are also available from the Acoustical Society of America: https://asastore.aip.org

  • This organization maintains lists and estimated counts of endangered wildlife throughout the world.
  • Developed by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), J-Stage releases bulletins via the internet of academic societies and research papers that are currently appeared on paper by user organizations.
  • Includes biographies of more than 1100 mathematicians and a special index of women mathematicians.
  • This site provides a variety of general and subject specific calculators.
  • MathSciNet is an electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification.

  • News, projects, products, and industry related information. See also links for the Engineering News Record (ENR) and other resources. Free and fee-based information available.
  • Online exhibits showcase some of the great collections of this museum, based in Oxford, U.K.
  • NASA site with information about the space shuttle missions and the International Space Station. The "SkyWatch" feature allows you to track various satellites' paths above the earth to access this feature choose "Sighting Opportunities" from the "RealTime Data" drop-down menu.
  • A searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the Earth.
  • NAP is a publisher of reports issued by National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council in the areas of science, engineering and health. More than 3,000 books may be read online for free.

  • NAL is Dept. of Agriculture's library and is the producer of AGRICOLA, an online bibliographic database to agricultural literature and related disciplines such as animal/veterinary science, nutrition, farming systems, fisheries, plant and earth sciences going as far back as 15th century.
  • Learn about the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.
  • Provides information on and access to biological databases, information products, directories, and guides maintained by Federal, state, and local government agencies, and private organizations.

  • The nutrition marketing arm of Dairy Management Inc., this site has a nutrition library of resources on dairy products for health professionals and consumers.
  • Free online access to databases related to many scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, and physics.
  • A consortium of eight universities with the mission of enhancing the knowledgebase of U.S. fibers, the site has research reports from 1992 to the present.
  • This group seeks to maintain natural habitats so that wildlife can flourish.
  • The website of the science magazine New Scientist contains science news, conference reports, book reviews, and interviews.

  • The New York Botanical Garden is a public garden and research institution dedicated to botanical science and the documentation and preservation of the Earth's plant biodiversity. The site has a searchable database of the Garden's virtual herbarium collection with images, and an online index to botanical literature.

  • See "Resources" page for online forms, licensing information, property profile overviews (including complaints), licensed tradesmen search, and more.

  • The NY chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the site features industry notes, news, and events.
  • The New York State Museum is dedicated to promoting inquiry and advancing knowledge in the fields of geology, biology, anthropology, and history, through the investigation of material evidence germane to New York State's past, present and future. The Museum shares this knowledge through exhibits and public programs.
  • Compiles tech news from many sources

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's photograph and image collection has over 10,000 downloadable images that are related to weather. To find images browse the index, or search the collection by keyword.
  • This National Science Foundation sponsored site provides continually updated lists of valuable and authoritative online resources for: Biology, Zoology, Botany, and other Life Science topics. Updated lists are also available via e-mail: click on the "subscribe" link.
  • An online exhibition of historical hand-painted astronomical images by artist Etienne Leopold Trouvelot. Based on the holdings of NYPL's Science, Industry & Business Library, all the chromolithographs are reproduced as well as information about the images and their author.

  • This "general cloud reference", hosted by the Plymouth State College Weather Center, provides cloud classifications and descriptions, as well as photographs.
  • PLoS, a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. The site contains the free e-journal PLoS Biology.

  • Discusses how to interpret weather information in order to make predictions. Focuses on reading weather maps to make forecasts, and general methods of preparing a forecast.
  • Commercial building product information and directory.

  • Handbook, project ideas, as well as recommended books and links from the Discovery Channel.
  • Learn about the scientific method, browse project ideas, ask an expert, and read some tips and tricks for creating the final display. From the Internet Public Library.

  • Free access to the full text of articles that are available online (18 percent of all articles published in Science News), bibliographic references and sources for all articles published in Science News, and online-only features, since April 25, 1996.

  • Contains selected full text and highlights of articles from the print and digital versions of Scientifc American.

  • Homepage for Sky and Telescope Magazine. Includes news, viewing tips for the amateur astronomer, product reviews, lists of Websites and directories for locating worldwide astronomy related institutions.
  • Heavily updated technology news website

  • The society's is composed of scientists with no corporate membershp, who are involved in the academic or industrial field of cosmetics. The site has information on their meetings, publications, and educational programs.
  • Professional society, education directory, local chapters, acoustic standards, conferences

  • This site contains Darwin's complete publications and many of his handwritten manuscripts. There are over 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images. Largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue ever published.
  • Incredible resource for molecular biology information. Includes publicly accessible databases, some with fulltext access to journals and books, also tools for analysing genome data intended for the researcher. Try searching a living organism by choosing Taxonomy from the drop down menu in the top left-hand corner of the Website.

  • Find out more about the resources and collections of the British Science Museum. Browse exhibits - tiny exhibits on a variety of topics, including time measurement and railways.
  • The World Wildlife Fund offers the latest news and information on endangered species.
  • An online database of over 40,000 food and beverage companies, products, key executives, corporate, and facility information. Free searches available upon registration.
  • The latest news on the earth sciences and hydrology. Includes information on geographical information systems (GIS) and the USGS Volunteer for Science Program.

  • Portal site. See Biotechnology and Genetics sections for links to a multitude of sites with information on these topics, including databases, journals, directories and commercial sites.
  • News from the popular technology magazine

  • MathWorldTM is the web's most extensive mathematical resource, provided as a free service to the world's mathematics and internet communities as part of a commitment to education and educational outreach by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica.

  • Global Science Portal. WorldWideScience.org was developed by the Energy Department and the British Library, along with science and technology organizations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. It employs federated search technology a search method that simultaneously executes a query against an array of databases, then aggregates and ranks the results and gives users a single entry point for searching far-flung science portals in parallel with only one query.

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