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listing of countries
around the world.
maps and statistics
and climate information.
World Fact Book
regularly updated site
of statistical data, maps,
and flags collected by
the CIA on countries around
Library Map Collection
collection of current, historical, and
political world maps maintained by the
University of Texas at Austin.
of an online textbook in 10 chapters,
each with a Study
Guide and Further Reading list. Also
includes a separate Glossary of Terms
and Internet Web links.
is best known for showcasing the top
science news stories from the world’s
leading universities and research organizations.
Updated several times a day with breaking
news and feature articles on the discoveries
in all fields of the physical, biological,
earth and applied sciences.
U.S. Census Bureau database used to identify
place names, view geographical locations,
and access census data.
of Rocks, Minerals, and Textures
rock and mineral types, locations, and
site devoted to the geologic and natural
resources for the State of California.
Strunz and Dana classifications, A-Z
topic listing, pictures, and chemical
Earthquake Information Center
current earthquake data worldwide,
including maps, statistics, and historical
California Earthquake Data Center
and historical seismic information for
California and Nevada. Includes fault
maps of Southern California.
science information about health hazards,
natural resources, and the environment,
with news, maps and image databases.
California Environmental Resources Evaluation
System. Includes information on wetlands,
watersheds, the ocean, and environmental
National Marine Fisheries Service
(NOAA) website providing comprehensive background
information on every
species of Cetaceans: whales, dolphins,
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
official site of NOAA provides extensive
information on programs, activities, and
specific topics for oceans, coasts, fisheries,
(The Official Magazine of the Oceanography
peer-reviewed articles that chronicle all
aspects of ocean science and its applications.
reports, book reviews, editor-reviewed
articles that address public policy and
education and how they are affected by
science and technology.
information and reports on NOAA's ocean
exploration from 2001 to current as well
as the history of ocean exploration by
United States Coast Survey (1807 to
1970). Also includes a gallery of selected
images, maps, videos, and audios from NOAA
expeditions, and lesson plans for educators.
is best known for showcasing the top science
from the world’s leading universities
and research organizations. Updated several
times a day with breaking news and feature
articles on the
discoveries in all fields of the physical,
biological, earth and applied sciences.
National Ocean Services (NOS)
official site of NOS which is the primary
government agency responsible for the nation's
Environmental Protection Agency
information about environmental regulations
in California and Cal/EPA programs and
non-profit organization that provides
up-to-date information on environmental
issues from around the world.
website for the Environmental Defense
Fund is a resource for information about
toxic chemicals in the environment. Search
by state, county, or zip code.
Air Quality Management District provides
community, business, and educational
information on air quality in Southern
Environmental Protection Agency
information on issues, laws, and regulations
effecting environmental policy in the
U.S. Click on "Browse" to search
major environmental topics A-Z.
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nearly 550 scholarly
full-text journals focusing
on many medical disciplines.
Also includes the Lexi-PAL
which covers 1,300 generic
drug patient education
sheets with more than
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access to over 550 health related magazines
and journals, more than 250 health related
books and encyclopedias, thousands of full-text
evidence-based reports, the Clinical Reference
System, the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, and more.
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information on many health
topics including the
medical sciences, food
sciences and nutrition,
childcare, sports medicine
and general health. Includes
access to over 80 full-text
consumer health magazines
Better Nutrition, Prevention,
etc.), nearly 130 health
reference books, and
over 9,000 clinical reference
- MEDLINE provides
authoritative medical information
on medicine, nursing, dentistry,
veterinary medicine, the health
care system, pre-clinical sciences,
and much more. Created by the
National Library of Medicine,
the database searches citations
from over 4,800 current biomedical
journals. (Accessed through EBSCO
Health & Medicine
gateway to health and human services information
from the U.S. government. Click on "Health
Library" for a list of useful resources.
National Library of Medicine
guide to consumer health information. Includes
information on drugs, medical encyclopedia
and dictionary, and much more.
Library of Medicine's search engine to
the millions of citations and documents
found in Medline.
Manual of Medical Information
version of the Merck Manual but written
in everyday English. Find information on
disorders, symptoms, preventions, and treatments.
the internet drug index
Not as comprehensive
as Physicians Desk
Reference (PDR), but
covers the most common
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
of Health and Human Services. Health topics
A-Z, traveler's health issues, statistics,
and national disease prevention and control.
Food and Drug Administration
consumer information and FDA regulations
on food, drugs, cosmetics, and other health
World Health Organization
information on health topics and issues
Center for Disease Statistics
CDC health status statistics by race/ethnicity,
socioeconomic, region, and other population
Department of Health Services
on health issues in California including
vital statistics, forms for birth, marriage,
etc., and directories of county health
- Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Highlights and achievements of women in the field of mathematics.
- History of Mathematics Archives
Find history and overviews on the development of mathematics in various world cultures.
useful resource when preparing for the
VVC Assessment Test.
A collection of quick reference tables covering general to advance mathematics.
A comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia.
Provides instant solutions to math problems from algebra and equation solving through to calculus and matrices.
- S.O.S. MATHematics
Find short and easy-to-understand explanations for all levels of mathematics.
Biology l Chemistry| Physics
Journals (ProQuest) provides
access to a wide range of
biology topics. The database
includes over 285 titles,
with more than 250 available
in full-text. Biology-related
topics include: Biological
chemistry, Biophysics, Botany,
Cytology and histology, Environmental
studies, Microbiology, Microscopy,
and Zoology. (Off-campus
see: Databases) **Tips
for searching scientific articles**
free (and fee) full-text articles from the
11 online journals of the American Society
for Microbiology (ASM). Full-text articles
are generally made available 4 months after
an issue's publication.
Press is a division of Stanford University
It hosts the largest collection
of free (and fee) full-text, peer-reviewed
over 900 life science journals
information for every recognized species
of amphibian in the world. Useful search
listing by country and region.
resources and useful links for the study
of biology. Easily browse by organism, subject,
or geographic location.
by the University of Arizona.
Offers interactive resources
including tutorials in Cell Biology,
Biochemistry, Human Biology,
of Life (EOL)
project to document every living species
on Earth. Entries include classification,
description, images, ecology, distribution
maps, and more.
This is an
online biology textbook (Biology, 6th ed.,
1994) that takes advantage of hyperlinks
to easily navigate the content.
site focuses on mammals primarily found within
the U.S. Provides species records, illustrations
and photos, and basic facts.
of the National Academy of Sciences of the
U.S.A.) is a fee-based electronic journal
that focuses on research in the biological,
physical, and social sciences. Access to free
full-text articles is available
6 months after publication.
This is an
international directory of chemistry sites
on the Web. Sites are rated and can be searched
and sorted by various categories.
official website of the American Chemical
Society. Offers both professional and educational
presented are equivalent to the second quarter
of an introductory chemistry course. Uses
animation to effectively teach complex concepts.
is more an encyclopedia of chemical elements.
Contains data for 118 elements easily selected
from a periodic table.
Institute of Physics
information and links to the world of physics.
See under "Resources: History Center" for
presentations on discoveries in physics.
Weisstein's World of Physics
site contains explanations for technical
topics in physics. Subject areas include
astrophysics, history, terminology, matter,
interactive demos on physics and high-tech
devices. Topics include x-rays, lasers, TV
screens, and more. Click "Table of Contents" for