Science Daily

sciencedaily.com

Science Daily provides breaking news about scientific discoveries and science issues. Over 65,000 research articles, 15,000 images, 2,500 encyclopedia entries, 1,500 book reviews, and hundreds of educational videos are generated on the site. The story, along with its source is listed. General science, health, biomedical sciences, biological sciences, earth sciences, physical sciences, and applied sciences stories are all listed.

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/about.php

The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture’s on-line edition is an updated version of the the book that was originally published in 1998.  Students, teachers, and researchers can use this website to find information about Tennessee.  Topics are broken down into user friendly categories.  Popular subjects include the Civil War, Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson and Daniel Boone.  This on-line version has updated and new entries, over 500 images, and also video and audio files.

science.gov

www.science.gov

From the site, “Science.gov searches over 42 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance“.
Searches can be done by keyword or topic. A link to ‘science in the news’ is also provided.

WorldWideScience.org

From Library Journal:

http://worldwidescience.org

“Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information, this ‘Global Science Gateway’ allows one to search across 28 scientific databases from 18 countries.  An international collaboration, the site provides access to published research findings in energy, medicine, agriculture, environment, and the basic sciences.”  Simply type your query into the search blank to access information from all 28 databases.

Update:  The database has expanded to include 32 national databases and access to portals in 44 countries. [6/16/08]

Update: “Now you can find non-English scientific literature from databases in China, Russia, France, and several Latin American countries and have your search results translated into one of nine languages.” [7/8/10]

Bentham Open Access Journals

www.bentham.org/open/JrnlsBySub.htm

Bentham Publishers has launced over 200 peer-reviewed, open-access journals.  This link directs you to the list of subjects covered.  Use the links on the left to access a list of title in alphabetical order.  Details about the editorial board and submission guidelines are available for each title.  Disciplines covered include: Agriculture, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Dentistry, Energy & Fuels, Engineering, Evolution, Genetics, Imaging, Immunology, Mathematics, Nanoscience, Nursing, Operational Research, Optics, Pharmacology, Psychology, Transportation, Virology, and much more!

Global Change Master Directory: Earth Science Data & Services Directory

From Neat New Stuff:

http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/

“Offers ‘more than 20,000 descriptions of Earth science data sets and services covering all aspects of Earth and environmental sciences’ courtesy of NASA. Among the wide range of topics: soil temperature, drought severity, el nino oscillations, atmospheric radiation, glacial landforms/processes, volcanic ash/dust, reforestation, environmental assessments, diseases/epidemics, ice core records, etc.”

Encyclopedia of Life

www.eol.org

According to the site, the “Encyclopedia of Life is a collaborative scientific effort led by the Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Marine Biological Laboratory, Missouri Botanical Garden, Smithsonian Institution, and Biodiversity Heritage Library, a consortium including the core institutions and also the American Museum of Natural History (New York), Natural History Museum (London), New York Botanical Garden, and Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew). Ultimately, the Encyclopedia of Life will provide an online database for all 1.8 million species now known to live on Earth. When completed, [it] will serve as a global biodiversity tool, providing scientists, policymakers, students, and citizens information they need to discover and protect the planet and encourage learning and conservation.”

See also:

The Encyclopedia of Earth

www.eoearth.org

According to the site, this is “a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.”  Use the Browse the EOE box on the right hand side of the page for navigation.