Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers - Library of Congress collection of correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs documenting Bell's invention of the telephone and his involvement in the first telephone company, his family life, his interest in the education of the deaf, and his aeronautical and other scientific research.
Alliance for Taxpayer Access - "Diverse and growing alliance of organizations representing taxpayers, patients, physicians, researchers, and institutions that support open public access to taxpayer-funded research."
arXiv.org e-Print archive - Research paper archive, (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) for preprints and published papers in the fields of physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, and computer science.
Bad Science - Alistair B. Fraser's site is an "attempt to sensitize teachers and students to examples of the bad science often taught in schools, universities, and offered in popular articles and even textbooks."
ARKive - "Unique collection of thousands of wildlife videos, images and fact-files, with a special focus on the world's threatened species." A Wildscreen initiative.
BEN (BioSciEdNet) - National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathway for biological sciences education. Contains "over 4,701 reviewed resources covering 77 biological sciences topics."
Big Picture Book of Viruses - David M. Sander's site is "intended to serve as both a catalog of virus pictures on the WWW and as an educational resource to those seeking more information about viruses."
Biodiversity Heritage Library - "Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. " On 28 October 2009 the library contained: "15,078 titles, 40,248 volumes, 16,303,197 pages." You can browse by title, author, subjects, names, map, and year. Seome examples:
Biosphere 2 Center - "Non-profit education and research affiliate of Columbia University" located in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
BioTech Life Science Dictionary - Illustrated glossary contains over 8300 life science terms. (BioTech Resources Web Project
Indiana Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology.)
Brain Eater - Nova Online explores Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (also known as Mad Cow Disease). Includes further resources.
The British Society for the History of Science - The Ivan Slade Prize is "awarded biennially to the writer of an essay (published or unpublished) that makes the best critical study of an episode in the history of science focused on conceptual innovation or scientific methodology", the Dingle Prize is "is awarded to the best book in the history of science (broadly construed) published in English and which is accessible to a wide audience of non- specialists" and the Singer Prize is awarded "every two years to the writer of an unpublished essay based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine, and is intended for recent entrants into the profession."
Clusius Project - Carolus Clusius (1526-1609) "is one of the most important European botanists of the sixteenth century." The Correspondence Database consists of "1,300 letters written to and by Carolus Clusius, most of which are kept in the Leiden University Library."
Crafoord Prize - ""he Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme. The prize sum of USD 500,000 makes the Crafoord one of the world�s largest scientific prizes."
Darwin Correspondence Project - "Complete, searchable, texts of around 5,000 letters written by and to Charles Darwin up to the year 1865. This includes all the surviving letters from the Beagle voyage - online for the first time - and all the letters from the years around the publication of Origin of species in 1859." See also The complete work of Charles Darwin, "the largest collection of Darwin's writings ever assembled," containing "Darwin's complete publications and many of his handwritten manuscripts. There are over 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images." (University of Cambridge). There is a webcast (1:44:41) of Re:Design: A Dramatization of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin and Asa Gray , "a one-act play based on the correspondence between Charles Darwin and his American �theological sparring partner Harvard botanist Asa Gray" performed at the MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 14, 2008. There is Dramatisation script of the play.
Darwin - Online exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History.
Discovery Lecture Series - Vanderbilt University Medical Center. " featuring the world's most eminent scientists, who will speak on the highest-impact research and policy issues in science and medicine today."
The Edge - The Edge Foundation's goal is "to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues" and features "the work and ideas of physicists, evolutionary biologists, philosophers, biologists, computer scientists, psychologists, social, behavioral, and anthropological scientists, and science journalists." Site highlights include Digerati, Third Culture, and Reality Club.
EEVL: Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics and Computing - "Provides quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet. It is created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK for students, staff and researchers in higher and further education..." Recent Advances in Manufacturing (RAM) is a database of bibliographic information for manufacturing and related areas. It covers items in well over 500 niche and mainstream journals and magazines, and also details of books, videos and conference proceedings.
EEVL Xtra - "Articles, key websites, books, the latest industry news,job announcements, ejournals, eprints, technical reports, and the latest research in engineering, mathematics, and computing."
Einstein Online - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (in German). Includes a number of Einstein's letters and documents, primarily in German. There is a March 9, 1954 letter, in English, from Norman Thomas in which he declines an invitation to a conference and luncheon at the Nassau Tavern to be held in Einstein's honor because the arrangers of the celebration, the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee "have shown through the years anything but a consistent love of liberty."
Encyclopedia of Life - "Unprecedented global effort to document all 1.8 million named species of animals, plants, and other forms of life on Earth." See Press Release, May 9, 2007. Partners include the Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Marine Biological Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, and Biodiversity Heritage Library, and the Missouri Botanical Garden. The project is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. You can hear E.O. Wilson talk about the Encyclopedia of Life project at the March 2007 TED Conference (22:35 minutes). See also The Encyclopedia of Life, No Bookshelf Required by Carl Zimmer, New York Times, February 26, 2008. "On Thursday its authors, an international team of scientists, will introduce the first 30,000 pages, and within a decade, they predict, they will have the other 1.77 million."
FindArticles.com - Free online article-search service allows you to search for (and read) articles published over the last 1 to 2 years in more than 300 reputable magazines and journals. You can view publications by subject or by name.
Francis Crick Profiles in Science Digital Archive - Collaboration between the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine and the United States National Library of Medicine. " The Crick papers can be searched in the Western Manuscripts and Archives Catalogue and browsed at the site of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. One of the letters, dated August 11, 1953, is from James D. Watson to Francis and Odile Crick. It describes Watson's stay in the Italian Alps in a small village north of Sondrio. "Considering my degenerate condition in Cambridge, I feel very healthy and do not find a climb at 1000 m at all strenuous." Watson also describes a meeting he attended [International Phage Colloquium at the Abbey of Royaumont outside Paris]. "There was also a garden party at the Baron de Rothschilds house which allowed us to appreciate Rubens while eating smoked salmon and drinking champagne. As a whole I'm afraid I created the only non-serious note by wearing shorts and my shirt outside on all occasions. Despite my recent haircut most of my friends thought my hair very long and as a practical joke succeeded in putting a large amount of Visconti perfumed (highly) brillantine in my hair, and thus as a Latin I went to the garden party. Linus Pauling and his wife visited the Abbey one afternoon for a short while. From Mrs. Paulings 'small talk' I gather that Peter [Pauling] has not yet calmed down and so we shall not have another quiet youth like Green in our midst...I have heard a little of Freddie's [Sanger?] Caltech visit. Apparently he spent much of his time libelling me by saying that I have no respect for authority and the wisdom of experience - in fact no respect for Freddie's higher qualities. However fortunately no one ever takes Freddie seriously."
HighWire Press - "One of the two largest archives of free full-text science on Earth!" As of 3/18/02: "11,802,613 articles in over 4,500 Medline journals, 407,343 free full text articles from 323 HighWire-based journals."
IgNobel Prize - Webcast in ReadlAudio, produced by the Annals of Improbable Research. "The annual Ig� Nobel Prize Ceremony honors individuals whose achievements cannot or should not be reproduced. Ten prizes are given to people who have done remarkably goofy things by genuinely bemused genuine Nobel Laureates."
Information Bridge - A joint offering of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Government Printing Office, the site "provides free, convenient, and quick access to full-text DOE research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental cleanup, energy technologies, and other topics."
Institute for Genomic Research - Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, TIGR is "a not-for profit research institute founded in 1992 ... interested in structural, functional, and comparative analysis of genomes and gene products in viruses, eubacteria, pathogenic bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes, both plant and animal, including humans".
Joseph Henry Papers Project - Smithsonian Institution project documenting the life of Joseph Henry (1797-1878) whose "pioneering work in electricity and magnetism helped bring about the invention of the telegraph, the electric motor, and the telephone."
Journal of Biology - "New journal edited by Martin Raff and an internationally renowned editorial board. The journal aims to publish outstanding research articles from all areas of biology and make them immediately accessible to all, free of charge."
Mind Database - Modern Inventors Documentation database "identifies the locations and contents of invention-related archival materials in the United States." A search for Edison, for example, retrieves 44 matches.
Marine Biological Laboratory - Woods Hole, Massachusetts research laboratory is "independent, and proud of it. Geographically isolated, yet in the mainstream of biomedical research. Unusual, in that research efforts are focused on marine organisms but improve human health. Global, with ecosystems research on diverse environments addressing large environmental issues. Rich in history with 37 Nobel laureates having worked or studied here and convinced that the most exciting work still lies ahead." Offers transcripts and videos of Friday Evening Lectures (including Keith Campbell's lecture Cloning Dolly: How & Why).
Mechanical Engineering Technical Reports - Provides access to over 350 technical reports, mainly produced between 1949 and 1977, by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. (Physical Science and Engineering Library.)
Mistletoe Center - "Although the broad scope of this effort includes information on mistletoes of both the Loranthaceae and Viscaceae around the world, our own experience is with the ecology and pathology of Arceuthobium and Phoradendron in western North America." (Brian Geils and Dan Huebner, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff Lab.)
NatureServe Explorer - "An authoritative source for information on more than 65,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species."
NCBI Taxonomy Homepage - National Center for Biotechnology Information provides genetic codes, searchable by common name or scientific name.
New York Times - Has a Science section. Provides free access to its archives from 1987 to the present, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. There may be charges for some material between 1923 to 1986.
New Yorker Magazine - Provides abstracts and full-text access to selected articles. Try a search for Annals of Science. Science writers include Elizabeth Kolbert, Horace Judson and Michael Specter.
Newton Project - "Complete edition of Newton's manuscript and print legacy, including his extraordinary (and until recently largely neglected) 'non-scientific' writings." Hosted by the Centre for History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Imperial College London, in collaboration with institutions at Cambridge University.
Nobel Prize - Official web site of the Nobel Foundation, "the site presents Nobel Lectures, biographies, interviews, photos, articles, video clips, press releases, educational games and a great deal more information about the Nobel Laureates and their work."
Physical Sciences Information Gateway (PSIgate) - "Free service that offers access to high quality Web resources in the physical sciences; there are currently [in May 2004] 10914 resources in astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, materials sciences, physics, and science history and policy."
Popular Science Magazine - You can now search the complete Archives "We've partnered with Google to offer our entire 137-year archive for free browsing. Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements."
Profiles in Science - National Library of Medicine site "focuses on the major scientific achievements of the twentieth century. The project is making the archival collections of prominent biomedical scientists available to the public through modern digital technology." There are profiles with biographical material, research, photographs, and interviews on:
PubZone - "ull-Information Lookups for Peer-to-Peer Overlays."
RaceSci History of Race in Science - Sponsored by the History Department, University of Toronto and described as a "resource for scholars and students interested in the history of ""race" in science, medicine, and technology."
ResearchIndex: NECI Scientific Literature Digital Library - NEC Research Institute, Princeton, New Jersey. "Scientific literature digital library that aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of scientific literature, and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness." Search documents or citations.
Roslin Institute - "One of the world's leading centres for research on farm and other animals. It has internationally recognised programmes on molecular and quantitative genetics, genomics, early development, reproduction, animal behaviour and welfare and has pioneered methods for the genetic modification and cloning of farm animals."
Santa Fe Institute - "Creating a new kind of scientific research community, pursuing emerging science.&
Science at Berkeley Lab - Ernest Orlando Lawrence National Laboratory, Berkeley, California. See also their News Releases and Today's Breaking Science News which is searchable and links to stories in the New York Times, USA Today, the National Research Council, San Francisco Chronicle, Science Now, EurekaAlert, Unisci, Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury, CNN, MSNBC and ABC.
Science Education Gateway (SEGway) - Created by the Center for Science Education at Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley SEGway is a "collaborative NASA project which brings together the expertise of NASA scientists, science museums, and K-12 educators to produce NASA science-based Earth and space science curricula for classroom and public use via the World Wide Web."
Science.gov - "Searches authoritative science information from 30 federal scientific databases and more than 1,800 science Web sites." (Tom Lahr, Deputy Associate Chief Biologist for Information, U.S. Geological Survey, and co-chair of the Science.gov Alliance. "Science.gov is made possible by members of the Science.gov Alliance: the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, and the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation, with support from the National Archives and Records Administration." Cathey Daniels, Press Release, February 16, 2007.)
Scientific and Medical Antiques Collecting Guide - Thomas E. Jones provides information on scientific and medical antiques which include "telescopes, astronomy, microscopes, scales, electrical and magnetic items, calculating, drawing, surveying, navigation, meteorology, maps, globes, slide rules, astronomy, surgical instruments, bloodletting, pharmaceuticals and medical chests, electrotherapy devices, and more. He has also written a History of the Light Microscope.
SciTech Daily Review - Collection of links to "intelligent, informed science and technology coverage."
Scientist Solutions - "24 categories of scientific disciplines that are further divided into discussion forums. It is here in these forums that scientists may interact with other scientists submitting questions, answers, comments, ideas, conducting polls and developing collaborative relationships."
Talk Origins Archive: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy - "Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins. Most discussions in the newsgroup center on the creation/evolution controversy, but other topics of discussion include the origin of life, geology, biology, catastrophism, cosmology and theology." Provides access to the full-text of Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.
Thomas A. Edison Papers - Documentary editing project sponsored by Rutgers University, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, and the New Jersey Historical Commission.
Virus Databases Online - Australian National University has developed a Universal Virus Database with "searchable descriptions of all virus orders, families, genera and type species, images of many viruses, and links to GenBank, EBI and soon to SWISS-PROT."
Visible Embryo Project - Detailed pictorial account of normal and abnormal development, from comception to birthdesigned for both medical student and interested lay people.