General Science Resources
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First Gov for Science - http://www.science.gov
"science.gov provides a gateway to information resources at the U.S. government science agencies.science.gov contains reliable information resources selected by the respective agencies as their best science information. Two major types of information are included—selected authoritative science Web sites and databases of technical reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and other published materials. (The specific content varies by database.) The selected Web sites can be explored from the science.gov homepage. The Web pages and the databases can be searched individually or simultaneously from the search page."
Discovering Collections- http://www.galenet.com/servlet/DC
DISCovering Science provides comprehensive coverage of the following scientific disciplines: Physical and applied sciences, Medicine, Technology, Information sciences, and Mathematics.
Yahoo! Science - http://www.yahoo.com/Science/
The Yahoo directory of science resources on the Internet. Includes links to all these aspects of science: Acoustics; Agriculture; Alternative; Amateur science; Animals, insects, and pets; Anthropology and archaeology; Artificial life; Ask an expert; Astronomy; Aviation and aeronautics; Bibliographies; Biology; Booksellers; Chats and forums; Chemistry; Cognitive science; Complex systems; Computer  science; Dictionaries; Earth sciences; Ecology; Education; Employment; Energy; Engineering; Events; Forensics; Geography; Geology and geophysics; History; Humor; Hydrology; Information technology; Institutes; Journals; Libraries; Life sciences; Mathematics; Measurements and units; Medicine; Meteorology; Museums and exhibits; Nanotechnology; News and media; Oceanography; Organizations; Paleontology; Paradoxes; People; Physics; Psychology; Religion and science; Research; Science and technology policy; Space; Sports; and Web directories.
About Science - http://home.about.com/science/index.htm
Links to all the various branches of science on the WWW are found at this site. Subdivisions of the following lead to much more information: Alternative Science; Applied Science / Engineering; Computer Science; Earth Science; Life Science; Physical Science/Math; Social Science.
Events in Science, Mathematics and Technology - http://www.gsu.edu/other/timeline.html
Go to the bottom of this page to access timelines of the major developments in all the sciences, mathematics and technology. Timelines are subdivided by topic. (Georgia State University)
African Americans in the Sciences - http://www.lib.lsu.edu/lib/chem/display/faces.html
Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering, includes chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians; so we can see how the efforts of individuals have advanced human understanding in the world around us. (Louisiana State University Libraries)
History of Science, Technology and Medicine - http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/hstm/hstm_ove.htm
Though no longer maintained this Web resource kept track of information facilities in the field of the history of science, technology and medicine. (WWW Virtual Library)
LabSOURCE - http://www.llnl.gov/labsrc/
Newsletter of the national laboratories managed by U.C. Berkeley. "This publication presents news and information about the University's management oversight of three U. S. Department of Energy laboratories -- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory -- as well as news from and about the laboratories themselves."
FAOStat - http://apps.fao.org/
"FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual databases currently containing over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in the following areas: Production; Trade; Food Balance Sheets; Fertilizer and Pesticides; Land Use and Irrigation; Forest Products; Fishery Products; Population; Agricultural Machinery; and, Food Aid Shipments."
Popular Science Magazine - http://www.popsci.com
This magazine, which has been published since 1872, has a very exciting Web site with links to many other across the entire spectrum of science. Each year the magazine's editors publish a "Best of the Web" feature. The 50 best Web sites for 2000 are found here.
Science News Magazine - www.sciencenews.org
The online version of the only weekly science news magazine published in the U.S.

Museums and Exhibitions

Yahoo! Science Museums and Exhibits - http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Museums_and_Exhibits/
Yahoo's links to general and specialized science museums and exhibits. Includes the categories of: Agriculture; Aquariums; Aviation and Aeronautics; Children's; Computer; Medicine; Natural History; Paleontology; Paper; Planetaria; Psychology; Space; Web Directories; Windmill; Zoology; and Zoos.
The Exploratorium - http://www.exploratorium.edu/
Home page of the famous San Francisco science center. From here you can take a virtual tour of the museum.
Franklin Institute Online - http://sln.fi.edu/
This virtual museum brings the exhibits, resources, and fun of a museum visit right to you. It's not quite the real thing, but a visit should satisfy your yearning for learning about science. It includes lots of links to other Web science sites. (Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, PA)
The Field Museum - http://www.fmnh.org./
This site has links to the famous natural history museum in Chicago. The museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Links to online exhibits are always being updated. (The Field Museum, Chicago, IL)
CalTech Institute Archives - http://www.caltech.edu/archives/
"The Institute Archives serves as the collective memory of Caltech by preserving the papers, documents, artifacts and pictorial materials that tell the school's history, from 1891 to the present. Researchers will also find here a wealth of sources for the history of science and technology worldwide, stretching from the time of Copernicus to today. (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA)
Science for the Millennium - http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Cyberia/Expo/
A strikingly beautiful online "virtual" museum. The exhibits range from Einstein to computers, from physics to biotechnology. Click on Information center; Pavilion of science & industry; Pavilion of collaboration; Pavilion of computation; or Online science theater for virtual tour of contemporary science research and thought. (University of Illinois)
The Worldwide Museum of Natural History - http://www.wmnh.com/wmhome.htm
"An online museum featuring photo galleries and quality educational products for homes, schools and museums. The life galleries (vertebrate and invertebrate) are home to some of the most interesting fossils ever found including dinosaurs, ammonites, crinoids, mammals, early life, insects and more. The WMNH also features galleries of existing life such as Lepidoptera (butterflies/moths) and wildflowers of the American prairie. The Astronomy and Geology galleries include meteorites, comets and geology." (Paul R. Janke, Hill City, SD)
The American Museum of Natural History - http://www.amnh.org/
This museum, located in New York City's Central Park, is the premier natural history museum in the United States. Highlights of current exhibitions may be accessed.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology - http://tyrrell.magtech.ab.ca/
An excellent series of exhibits on themes related to paleontology, the study of fossils. If you like dinosaurs, here is the place to visit.
Froggy Page - http://frog.simplenet.com/froggy/
Lots of fun and interesting things related to frogs, including pictures, images, and information.
Measure 4 Measure: Sites That Do the Work For You - http://www.wolinskyweb.com/measure.htm
Collection of links to websites that calculate a very large variety of things. Sections include: Science/Math, Health, Finance, and Everything Else. (Judi Wolinsky)
The JASON Project - http://www.jasonproject.org/
Founded in 1989 by the discoverer of the RMS Titanic. Each year, a two-week scientific expedition is mounted in a remote part of the world and broadcast in real-time, using state-of-the-art technology, to a network of educational, research, and cultural institutions in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the United Kingdom.
Monarch Watch! - http://www.monarchwatch.org/
The goals of this organization are to further science education, particularly in primary and secondary school systems, to promote conservation of monarch butterflies and to involve thousands of students and adults in a cooperative study of the monarch's fall migration. (Dept. of Ecology, Univ. of Minnesota & Dept. of Entomology, Univ. of Kansas)
Cosmos & Chronos - http://www.flash.net/~cjransom/
A site dedicated to examining the theories of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky, who believed that earth's history includes catastrophic changes that alter the polar axis, and which also affected the nature of life on the planet. (He also offers a new understanding of evolution that conflicts with Darwinian theory.)

Inventions and Inventors (600)

National Inventor's Hall of Fame
Celebrates the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of great inventors through exhibits and presentations which allow visitors to experience the excitement of discovery, creativity, and imagination.
Invention Dimension
The Invention Dimension highlights a different American inventor every week with a biographical sketch covering his or her accomplishments and their impact on society. Also an extensive list of related links to invention and innovation sites on the Web.
African Americans in the Sciences
Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering. Scroll down to their "Inventors" section. From the Louisiana State University Libraries.
"To Fly Is Everything..."
A virtual, visual museum dedicated to the invention of machines that fly. Includes a substantial section on the attempts prior to the Wright Brothers' successful experiment. Lots of good information here!
The Industrial Revolution
Index to important people and events in the English Industrial revolution, with background on important inventors and inventions of that period of history.
Community of Science Inventions
Inventions by people working at universities. You may search the entire database with the form provided below or you may search for Inventions at specific institutions. It is strongly recommended that you read the instructions for searching this database.
The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo
This web site gives an account on the contributions of Renaissance mathematicians to the development of science and art is based on a videotape of the same name. This site looks in particular at the work of Galileo and describes with drawings, films, and animations his work with inclined planes and accelerated motion.
Events In Science, Mathematics and Technology
A listing of major discoveries and events in the areas of Science, Mathematics and Technology.
Nineteenth Century Scientific American
Selected issues of Scientific American magazine of 1845 are available online, including a section which gives a list of invention patents awarded.
Patent Search
Search for the information on information about patents. Find out who has a patent on something, and the details of the patent. This is a complicated database to use, but a bit of patience will yield a lot of interesting information.
Biography Resources
If you did not find information on your inventor or scientist, here is another place to look, a general collection of biographical websites!

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