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Natural Science Resources

Databases (for Bethel Users)

Gale Science In Context
Gale Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. (source: vendor website)

Online Resources (free to All Users)

AGRIPEDIA strives to be an "encyclopedia of agriculture" that presents facts, figures, demonstrations, examples, graphics, and more regarding the concepts, practices, and vocabulary of agriculture in a multimedia format using audio clips, graphics, text and animation. (Source: WorldCat)
ARKive is the Noah's Ark for the Internet era - a unique global initiative, gathering together into one centralised digital library, films, photographs and audio recordings of the world’s species. ARKive is leading the ‘virtual’ conservation effort - finding, sorting, cataloguing and copying the key audio-visual records of the world’s animals, plants and fungi, and building them into comprehensive and enduring multi-media digital profiles. Using film, photographs and audio recordings, ARKive is creating a unique record of the world’s biodiversity - complementing other species information datasets, and making a key resource available for scientists, conservationists, educators and the general public. (Source: website)
Eric Weisstein's World of Science

Eric Weisstein's World of Science contains budding encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics. This resource has been assembled over more than a decade by internet encyclopedist Eric W. Weisstein with assistance from the internet community.

Eric Weisstein's World of Science is written and maintained by the author as a public service for scientific knowledge and education. Although it is often difficult to find explanations for technical subjects that are both clear and accessible, this web site bridges the gap by placing an interlinked framework of mathematical exposition and illustrative examples at the fingertips of every internet user. ( Source: Website)

Internet Resource Guide for Zoology (put out by BIOSIS)
The Resource Guide for Zoology is a human-indexed resource, which includes:- --web sites of educational, scientific and academic interest in zoology and related fields --sites containing information relating to the biology of 'exotic' animals --web pages with emphasis on natural animal biology --sites showing special relevance to the fields of Systematics & Taxonomy (both animal and other organisms — plants, bacteria, fungi etc.) (Source: website)
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Describes the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), which is responsible for building, maintaining, and distributing GenBank, the NIH genetic sequence database that collects all known DNA sequences from scientists worldwide. Includes GenBank overview, Searching GenBank and other Databases, Anonymous FTP access, New BankIt -- Submitting Sequences to GenBank on the WWW, new NCBI overview, Staff Research and projects, Announcements, What's New, Usage Statistics, and E-mail. (Source: WorldCat)
National Geophysical Data Center
The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) manages environmental data in the fields of marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solar-terrestrial physics, solid earth geophysics, and glaciology (snow and ice). In each of these fields NGDC also operates a World Data Center (WDC-A) discipline center. (Source: WorldCat)
The Association for Biodiversity Information, a nonprofit organization focusing on biodiversity, presents NatureServe, an online database that provides conservation information on plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada. Topics discussed include the conservation status of animals, as well as taxonomic and distribution information. (Source: WorldCat)
Physics Central
The aim of this website is to communicate to the general public the importance of contemporary physics. There are weekly updates on advances in physics, descriptions of new research, and brief biographies of people engaged in research and teaching. (Source: WorldCat)
Plants Database
The PLANTS Database is a single source of standardized information about plants. This database focuses on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. The PLANTS Database includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plant symbols, plant growth data, plant materials information, plant links, references, and other plant information. (Source: website)
PubMed comprises approximately 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources. (Source: website)
S.O.S. MATHematics
This site is designed to provide assistance to students. The mathematical subjects that are covered include algebra, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, complex variables, and matrix alebra. FirstGov for Science
Developed by an interagency working group of 14 scientific and technical information organizations from 10 major U.S. government science agencies, this site provides a gateway to information resources at government science agencies. Two major types of information included are selected authoritative science Web sites and databases of technical reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and other published materials. (Source: WorldCat)
Species 2000
Species 2000 has the objective of enumerating all known species of organisms on Earth (animals, plants, fungi and microbes) as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity. Includes: Catalogue of life (a searchable database updated in real-time and also archived in annual editions), name service for checking species names, and reports of meetings of Species 2000. (Source: WorldCat)
U.S. Geological Survey Library
Web site for the U.S. Geological Survey Library provides a variety of earth science resources in the areas of geology, hydrology, cartography, biology, and other related fields. Through this site, one can search the Library's holdings. Additionally, access to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), the National Geologic Mapping Database and other USGS publications are available via this site. (Source: WorldCat)
Vadlo search engine caters to all branches of life sciences. VADLO allows users to search within five categories: Protocols, Online Tools, Seminars, Databases and Software. Protocols category will let you search for methods, techniques, assays, procedures, reagent recipes, plasmid maps, etc. Online Tools will cater calculators, servers, prediction tools, sequence alignment and manipulation tools, primer design etc. Seminars are essentially powerpoint files for presentations, lectures and talks. Databases will take you to, well, databases, resources, compilations, lists etc. It is here that you can also search for your favorite genes and proteins. Software category is for bioinformatics experts who are looking for codes, scripts, algorithms, executables, downloadable programs and collaborations. (Source: website)
Wildfinder : Mapping the World's Species
"WildFinder is a map-driven, searchable database of more than 30,000 species worldwide, with a powerful search tool that allows users to discover where species live or explore wild places to find out what species live there. Containing information on birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, WildFinder is a valuable resource for scientists, students, educators, travelers, birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike." (Source: WorldCat)