Science & Technology
Science Indexes and Reference Sites
Science.gov -- Science.gov searches over 38 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
Biodiversity Heritage Library -- 32 million+ digitized pages about plants and animals from publications from 1484 to the present, the site is available for anyone, though biologists, gardeners, and conservationists may find it most useful.
arXiv.org -- Cornell University: open access to 685,098 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics
Public Library of Science -- The Public Library of Science, or PLOS, “is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.” PLOS is comprised of seven peer-reviewed open-access journals including PLOS One, PLOS Biology, and PLOS Medicine. All articles are free “to read, download, copy, distribute, and use (with attribution).”
Cornell Lab of Ornithology -- Perhaps the most complete and authoritative source for free information about birds available, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology provides information ranging from birding basics to ornithological research and conservation efforts. “All About Birds” is a searchable database including identification, life history, range maps, conservation status, plus sounds and videos, for 585 species of birds.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species --The Red List is a compilation of information on plant and animal species threatened with extinction. Each species in the list is assessed at one of the following levels: extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable, near threatened, and least concern. Other useful information provided per species includes taxonomy, geographic range, population, habitat, ecology, threats, and conservation actions.
Technology Indexes and Reference Sites
Green at Home
Tips & Tricks - Yahoo! Directory
Digital TV Switch
Countdown to DTV - FAQs, an Outreach Toolkit, and English and Spanish publications
Coupon Program - Digital-to-Analog Converter Box; NTIA
DOE Information Systems – www.osti.gov/collections.html Federated search covering Department of Energy related research, articles and conference proceedings
Science Gov – www.science.gov Searches over 50 U.S. Government science-related databases and websites
Scirus — www.scirus.com Maintained by Elsevier, this federated search covers journals and science related materials from the web
WorldWideScience.Org — www.worldwidescience.org/about.html Federated search developed by the Department of Energy that covers national and international government science resources
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