Science (General)

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Q 127.U6 Science. History. By Region or Country, A-Z. United States

National Science Foundation

Summary:
The National Science Foundation is an "...independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering." This site serves as the homepage for the organization; upon accessing the site, the user will find, on the left side of the main page, a news highlights area for the latest developments in the foundation's research and programs.
Also featured within the main page is the "Program Areas" division, a series of links to foundation divisions: (1) biology; (2) computer and information services; (3) crosscutting programs; (4) education; (5) engineering; (6) geosciences; (7) international; (8) math and physical sciences; (9) polar research; and (10) social and behavioral sciences. Selecting a program title reveals an information page split into two frames. Within the left frame, the user will find links to prgrams within the division, including funding bodies and administrative groups. The right frame offers information on department funding groups (with links to their offices), on programs (research, grants, and awards) with links to data, and on news announcements, with links to articles. At the bottom of the information page is contact information for the foundation, as well as the main site links seen at the bottom of the homepage.
Within the main page are a series of links under the heading "More Information." Here, users can find information on important events through "Special Notices"; "about NSF" provides general information on the foundation. "Grants and Awards" outlines data for these concerns; "FastLane" is an experimental program solely for NSF registered users which offers details on research and grants. The National Science Board, as well as the Office of the Director, are accessible through their noted links. "Public information," "Students and Educators," and "US Science Statistics" provide information on their respective subjects. Completing this area of links are "Directory and Staff," "Vistor Information," and "External Links."
At the bottom of the site's main page are NSF contact information (via mail), three links for e-mailing NSF, as well as several NSF site division links: (1) grants and awards; (2) documents online; (3) search; (4) help; (5) home; and (6) custom news service. To search the site, a user can select a link from the main page listings and follow screen links or select the "search" link and then select a search option. The site is maintained by The National Science Foundation; Arlington, Virginia.
To Search:
Select link of interest from site's main page; follow screen links. Or select "search" link and then select search option.

Q 127.2 Science. History. By Region or Country, A-Z. Developing Countries.

TWAS: Third World Academy of Sciences

Summary:
TWAS: Third World Academy of Sciences is a "...non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit-making organization founded in Trieste, Italy in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists [which]...support[s] research work of scientific merit carried out in over 90 countries...." The organization is instrumental in supporting science organizations, societies, research, fellowships and grants, and related programs in these nations.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find links to general information on TWAS: (1) About TWAS -- details on its history and members; (2) Objectives -- programs of TWAS; (3) Major Activities; (4) Relations with Other Organizations -- collaborations; (5) TWAS Council; (6) Contact Information; and (7) Miscellaneous. Each link opens its respective area within the site. Underneath this link area is an additional field, which opens to reveal services and sources of information within the organization. Users can choose from the following subjects: (1) South-South Fellowship Program; (2) TWAS Research Grants; (3) TWNSO Joint Research Grants; (4) TWAS Spare Parts; (5) Grants for Scientific Meetings; (6) Associate Membership Scheme; (7) Lectureship Program; (8) Short Term Fellowship Program; and (9) Professor Program.
For each of the information sources links mentioned above, the screen opens to reveal background information on the program or project and provides an application form for interested participants. Instructions for completing the applications are provided by the site's creators.
The site is sponsored by the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP); Trieste, Italy.
To Search:
For general information, select link from top of site. For information on programs or services, select topic from main page search window. Application form, background information, and other details are then displayed.

Q 130 Women in Science. Women Scientists

Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology

Summary:
Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology (WSET) is "...a directory of women's organi[z]ations. It focuses on professional women, mainly in science, technology, and engineering but also on women's organi[z]ations in management and some general issues are also included."
Within the site's main page are four major links: (1) women's support groups; (2) funding organizations; (3) networking organizations; and (4) related links. In each case, the user is provided with WWW links to organizations or agencies within each area. Upon accessing a major link category, the user will find the screen split into two frames. The upper frame provides the alphabetical listing of applicable groups. Selecting a group name then reveals its entry within the bottom frame. Each entry features: the name of the organization; a description of the organization; business address; telephone, fax, and e-mail information; and the WWW URL for connection purposes. This frame design and entry form applies to all four of the site's major links.
Other links of interest on the main page include a link to e-mail the site's creators and to add an organization to the site (via a provided form). The site is maintained by Letty D.C. Allen and Madhu D.K. Bhabuta; Department of Aeronautics; Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine; London, England.
To Search:
Select major link of interest from main page; then select organization name to view complete entry.

Q 141 Biography. Collective

Biographical Dictionary

Summary:
The Biographical Dictionary is a resource made available within the homepage of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine of the World-Wide Web Virtual Library.
For each entry, a well-written, signed biographical profile is provided, with a 'portrait photograph' or illustration available in most cases.
"The WWWVL-HSTM is maintained by Tim Sherratt for ASAP and published on ASAPWeb."
To Search:
Browse through groups of alphabetical listings, or search for a name directly.
A hypertexted collection of source titles is available for supplemental information.

Q 172.5.C45 Chaotic Behavior in Systems

CHAOS: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science

Summary:
CHAOS: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, a publication of the American Institute of Physics, is distributed and detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The journal is "...devoted to increasing the understanding of nonlinear phenomena and describing the manifestations in a manner comprehensible to researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Q 179.9 Periodicals, Societies, Congresses, Serial Collections, Yearbooks

Rand Abstracts

Summary:
RAND, "a nonprofit institution that helps improve public policy through research and analysis" ... "has a long history of research on issues relating to the national security and public welfare of the United States, and it publishes the results of this research to serve the public interest. Its work involves most of the major disciplines in the physical, social, and biological sciences, with emphasis on their applications to problems of policy and planning in domestic and foreign affairs."
This database provides access to abstracts of all RAND documents that are available for unrestricted distribution. The entire database dating back to 1950 can be searched, or limited to the last 5, 10, or 20 years.
To Search:
One can search by Author, Title, Abstract, or document number. Enter Search String and Submit Query.

World Guide to Doctoral Dissertations in Science and Technology

Summary:
This selective guide offers a profile of doctoral dissertations in science and technology, exclusive of medicine, for two dozen countries. For each, a brief description of the characteristics of a doctoral dissertation is described. This is followed by a review of the guides and bibliographical control that exist for doctoral dissertations for each selected country, the title, date and place of publication of these sources, their coverage and level of bibliographic description.
This guide was compiled from entries submitted to Dr. Dennis F. Shaw (Radcliffe Science Library, University of Oxford, UK) who served as chief editor with the assistance of Dr. Christian Lupovici (INIST, Paris, France) and Mr. James D Dickerson (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA) on behalf of International Federation of Library Assoications and Institutions (IFLA), Science and Technology Libraries Section, and the International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL).
"This WWW electronic version is based on the materials provided at IFLA HQ on the gopher and is still under construction."
To Search:
Scan list of countries; select.

Q 179.98 Research. Directories

Funding Opportunities

Summary:
Funding Opportunities is a service of the Community of Science (COS) and is the "...world's leading online resource to identify funding opportunities related to research, collaborative activities, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, post-doctoral positions, equipment acquisition, and operating or capital expenses...Sources of this information are federal and regional governments, foundations, professional societies, associations, and corporations." This site's searching results are accessible only to COS site subscribers; links are provided for joining the Funding Opportunities membership group.
Within the site's main page are five major links. The first, "Search the entire database," opens a query page with a help link. The query page is standard for all searches within the database and reflects the following fields: (1) title; (2) abstract; (3) descriptor(s); (4) requirements; (5) citizenship; (6) eligibility; (7) funding type; (8) sponsor type; (9) sponsor; (10) program; (11) deadline; (12) amount; and (13) number of matches. "Search for funding opportunities in specific disciplines" reveals several discipline links: (1) medical and health sciences; (2) science and technology, mathematics, and computer science; (3) engineering/energy; (4) agriculture and food sciences; (5) social sciences/education; (6) arts/humanities; and (7) law. Selecting a category then reveals the standard search page, confining its searches only to this field. "Faculty match for participating institutions" reveals an alphabetical list of participating institutions; selecting a title then reveals the database's standard search page, which will designate its search solely to this institution.
"Funding Opportunities for Canadians" opens a main database search page with its applicable fields. "Browse through the topic index" produces a page with two frames. The left presents a main topics listing. The right reveals instructions and a help link. Selecting a topic, and then a subtopic, allows for viewing of search results. Users who are subscribers to the site will be able to view final information; site visitors will be unable to see this final set of information. Details of matching results offer: (1) title of award; (2) sponsor; (3) deadline; (4) upper amount of award; (5) amount note; (6) eligibility information; (7) abstract of award information; (8) contact information -- business address, phone, fax, and e-mail information.
At the bottom of the site's main page are links to subscription information, help using the database, e-mailing the site's creators, and to the homepage of the Community of Science. The site is sponsored by the Community of Science Web Server.
To Search:
Select major link from site's main page; follow screen links to search page. Fill in applicable fields; only site subscribers can view final results of searching.

Q 180.6.C2 Research. Laboratories. By Region or Country, A-Z. Canada

List of Canadian Federal Laboratories

Summary:
Government of Canada's Directory of Federal Laboratories is a division of the STRATEGIS WWW site, operated by Industry Canada, which is "...the federal government's flagship department...committed to business...and dedicate[d] to the success of all Canadian businesses...." The organization specializies in locating, collecting, and analyzing business information and then reaching the most beneficial audience with the data.
At the top of the site are links to divisions of the STRATEGIS WWW site -- main menu, help, feedback, new, general information, site map, search, and French language version. Within the main page is an alphabetical listing of 124 Canadian federal laboratories, each noted with its name and location (city and province). Names of laboratories are direct links to the lab's WWW homepage or to a STRATEGIS information page on the facility. Such information pages contain: (1) URL; (2) e-mail address; (3) contact individual's name; (4) address; (5) phone and fax information; (6) keywords; and (7) profile (description) of the facility.
The site is sponsored by STRATEGIS; Government of Canada Primary Internet Site; Ottawa, Canada.
To Search:
Select a laboratory name from main page listings. Titles are direct links to the WWW or to an information page on the facility.

Q 180.6.F7 Research. Laboratories. By Region or Country, A-Z. France

Horizon Database Search

Summary:
Horizon Database Search provides access to ORSTOM research publications, offering user-definited bibliographies and extraction of files for databases. ORSTOM is a scientific research group from France which targets its efforts in a partnership with the African continent, especially in developing areas. The organization maintains overseas research activities and scientific research centers in Africa.
Access to the ORSTOM homepage, documentation division, database, and a French version of this site is provided at the top of the site. Within the main page is a search engine with several fields: (1) authors; (2) title; (3) descriptors; (4) geography; (5) publication year; and (6) basic index. A multifield option is present for interested users; searching instructions can also be found in this area. Results of searches are a list of ORSTROM documents; each document entry features: (1) Horizon reference number; (2) document number; (3) author(s); (4) document title; (5) source information (title, country of publication, volume, issue, and page numbers, and notes of additional features -- bibliography, illustrations, or tables); (6) publication year; (7) keywords; (8) geographical descriptors; and (9) abstract. Within the "source information" section of the entry, the "F" link accesses a directory of French locations for the document, each site noted with its name, business address,telephone, and fax numbers. The "M" link also produces a list of French locations for the document.
At the bottom of the site's main page are links to e-mail the site's creator and to various ORSTOM links, also found at the top of the site. The site is maintained by ORSTOM; Paris, France.
To Search:
Fill in search page; scroll to view list of matching documents.

Q 180.6.U542L18 Research. Laboratories. By Region or Country, A-Z. United States. Individual Laboratory. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LLNL Documents On-Line

Summary:
LLNL Documents On-Line is a project of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) of the University of California, a part of the LLNL Library of the Future Project, and is designed to "...creat[e], disseminat[e], and stor[e] ... LLNL-authored, unclassified, unlimited reports in a fully electronic format." The site is the search page for the LLNL Documents database; the LLNL facility focuses its efforts in the areas of global security (safety and performance) of U.S. nuclear devices, global ecology (maunfacturing processes), and in biosciences, especially in genetic research.
Within the site's main page is a link ("Welcome") for general information, a link for browsing the latest additions to the collection, a link for a quick search (via a keyword field), and a link for retrieving a document by date or by accession number. Users wishing to browse the collection's most recent additions will find a listing of the last 50 documents added to the site, listed in a non-alphabetical order. Each document is noted with its: title, author(s), report number, publication date, number of pages, and accession number. Selecting the accession number reveals the final entry: (1) title; (2) author(s); (3) report number; (4) number of pages; (5) publication date; (6) a link to view the document in PDF format; and (7) a link to order a copy of the document.
Users wishing to perform a quick search should enter information within the search field, contained in the main page. Resulting documents will not be listing in alphabetical order, but in order of relevance to the search information. Each text is noted with the information revealed previously; accession numbers provide access to the full citation page. Retrieving a document by its accession number or date is performed through a query page; a user should select the link of interest, fill in applicable data within the search field, and scroll to view matching results. In all cases, document entries match those noted above, and accession numbers provide access to full citation pages.
At the bottom of the site's main page are links to e-mail the site's creator, as well as to view the LLNL homepage and site disclaimer. The site is sponsored by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); the University of California; Livermore, California.
To Search:
Select major link from site's main page; follow screen links to view document entries. Accession numbers provide link to full citation records.

Q 184 Instruments and Apparatus (General). Periodicals, Societies, Congresses, Serial Collections, Yearbooks

Review of Scientific Instruments

Summary:
Review of Scientific Instruments, a publication of the American Institute of Physics is detailed in this site, sponsored by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), an organization begun "...for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare." The journal "...[is] devoted to scientific instruments, apparatus, and techniques." The site is a compilation of available issues of the publication, which are listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent issue. No actual texts are open for viewing within the site; users should seek ordering and subscription information through the applicable link at the top of the site's main page.
Each issue listing features the volume and issue numbers, along with the journal's individual release date. Users should select an issue of interest; a listing of articles is then displayed, showing the texts, in their order of appearance within the periodical. Each article's record includes: (1) the title; (2) name(s) of author (initials, last name); (3) the page numbers where the article is located within the issue; and (4) a designation (via an icon) noting whether the text is available for ordering. Users should scroll to view site listings and issue listings.
At the bottom of the site's main page are three major links. The first gives access to the AIP homepage, for further information. The second opens the "Titles in Physics" homepage, a service which allows users to search 47 AIP society journals for topics of interest. The last link, "Journal List," accesses a comprehensive listing of all AIP journals. The site is maintained by the American Institute of Physics; New York.
To Search:
Select issue of interest from site's main page; then scan table of contents. Ordering and pricing information found via top link within site page.

Q185.7 Instruments and Apparatus (General). Catalogs

Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation

Summary:
Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation is an educational hypermedia source of SCIMEDIA, a company which provides "...on-line educational resources for the scientific community." The site serves as an on-line encyclopedia of its subject matter.
At the top of the site's main page are the encyclopedia's subject divisions, each accessible through its respective title: (1) books, journals, and software; (2) data acquisition and electronics; (3) data handling; (4) diffraction; (5) electrochemistry; (6) gravimetry; (7) imaging; (8) mass spectroscopy; (9) materials and surface analysis; (10) optics; (11) sensors; (12) separations; (13) spectroscopy; (14) standards; (15) thermal methods; and (16) titration. Users can browse the site or select a topic to move directly to its listings.
Within a given subject category, various subtopics are presented, some serving as links to further detailed information. These information pages, in turn, offer various forms of data. Following given links will result in information retrieval. Contents of subtopics vary greatly, as does the format of subtopic holdings within given categories.
The site is maintained by Brian M. Tissue; Science Hypermedia (SCIMEDIA); Blacksburg, Virginia.
To Search:
Select subject category from top of site's main page to move directly to holdings. Or browse through site.

BioSupplyNet(sm)

Summary:
BioSupplyNet(sm) allows users of biomedical research laboratory products to search and retrieve information about products and suppliers. The database contains information on more than 15,000 products from over 2,700 suppliers.
"BioSupplyNet(sm) ... was formed in collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory."
"Copyright 1995, BioSupplyNet."
To Search:
Perform keyword search by Product or Supplier, or browse alphabetical listing by Product Name, Category Name, or Supplier.
CyberStacks(sm)