Ecology & Environment
of Our Changing Environment - An environmental atlas of sites around the
world that have experienced drastic environmental changes.
Produced by the United Nations Environment Programme.
: The Discovery of Global Warming -- A hypertext history of how
scientists came to (partly) understand what people are doing to cause
climate change. Provided by Spencer Weart, Director, Center for
History of Physics, American Institute of Physics.
Crude oil watch - the latest information on crude oil prices.
Environmental News Network
-- to inform, educate, enable and create a platform
for global environmental action. ENN has, under new management,
just entered into a variety of new partnerships with highly experienced
environmental experts and editorial affiliates to
bring to ENN a greater balance and depth of understanding about complex
environmental issues, as well as front line reporting, that will be unlike
that available to any other environmental news organization. (From the
on their Website)
Environmental Protection Agency
-- Links on the home page to Popular Topics, Learn the Issues, Science &
Technology, and Laws and Regulations. The "My Environment" tool allows
users to input a ZIP code to find local environmental information.
EPA Office of Water - Contains links
to regional water information, water news, and 25 Quick Finder links under
the topic areas of Ground Water and Drinking Water; Water Science;
Wastewater Management; Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds; and American Indian
Farmland Information Center -- a
clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship. It
is a partnership between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and
American Farmland Trust.
wildlife news - is the quarterly (formerly bi-monthly) newsletter of the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is written by, for and about Fish and
Wildlife Service employees in offices around the nation.
Global Climate Change -- Provided by
the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA).
Impacts of Resource Development on Native American Lands -- Includes
information on water resources and the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.
This website is an outgrowth of Web site author Erin Klauk's 2007 master's
thesis. Provided by the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton
Kalispel resident fish project - Annual report.
National Agricultural Statistics Service
- Provides statistical data by crop, state, or county.
National air quality and
emissions trends report - Trends Reports are EPA's "report card" on the
status of air quality and air pollutant emissions.
Biological Information Infrastructure -- A broad, collaborative program
to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's
biological resources. The NBII links diverse, high-quality biological
databases, information products, and analytical tools maintained by NBII
partners and other contributors in government agencies, academic
institutions, non-government organizations, and private industry.
National Invasive Species
Information Center - a service of the National Agricultural Library.
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies:
A key objective of GISS research is prediction of atmospheric and climate
changes in the 21st century. The research combines analysis of comprehensive
global datasets, derived mainly from spacecraft observations, with global
models of atmospheric, land surface, and oceanic processes. Website
sections include News, Research, Data & Images, Publications, Software
Tools, and Education.
NatureServe Explorer - Provides an
online encyclopedia on 65,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of U.S. and
Canada. Provided by NatureServe, a nonprofit conservation
Providing safe drinking water in America : national public water system
annual compliance report and update on implementation of the 1996 Safe
Drinking Water Act Amendments.
State energy data -
price and expenditure data.
Digital Library - Water-related resources regarding the
Trans-Mississippi region of North America. The currently available resources
include classic water literature, government reports, legal transcripts,
water project records, personal papers, photographic collections, and
audio/video materials associated with the major river basins of the Western
United States. A collaborative regional project of the Greater Western
Library Alliance, with initial funding from the Institute of Museum and
Educates approximately 150,000 visitors each month about wilderness and the
value of public lands preservation. The site houses the only
officially-recognized, national, comprehensive, inter-agency database of
information about all Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service,
Forest Service and National Park Service wilderness areas. Begun in
1996 through a collaborative partnership between the College of Forestry and
Conservation's Wilderness Institute at The University of Montana, the Arthur
Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness
Other Life Science Websites:
Biology Browser -
Produced by BIOSIS, BiologyBrowser is a free
web site offering resources for the life sciences information community,
including the Nomenclature Glossary for Zoology.
Encyclopedia of Life - Classifies and provides information about living
organisms. Supported by Harvard University, the Smithsonian, Field
Museum, Marine Biological Laboratory, Biodiversity Heritage Library
consortium, Missouri Botanical Garden, and the MacArthur and Sloan
Genome.gov - Supplies information about
consumer health and counseling information for genetic disorders, as well as
in-depth information for medical and scientific professionals. From
the National Human Genome Research Institute.
National Center for Health Statistics
- From the Centers for Disease Control.
National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference -- A service of the
Department of Agriculture.
Profiles in Science --
Makes available the archival collections of prominent scientists,
physicians, and others who have advanced the scientific enterprise,
including Rosalind Franklin and Linus Pauling. Provided by the
National Library of Medicine.
BioEd Online : Biology
Teacher Resources from Baylor College of Medicine -- Includes Biology
News, Hot topics in Biology, Ready-to-Go Lessons, and PowerPoint slide sets.
Webcasts, video clips, and podcasts from the San Francisco Eploratorium: The
Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception. Select from the
categories : Everyday Science, History of Science, Popular Culture, Popular
Science, and Science in Action.
- The best movies of the United States
Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the
U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are
available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever. A joint venture
between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.org.
Teacher's Domain : Multimedia resources
for the classroom and professional development - Provided by WGBH, the
PBS station in Boston. Most materials are for science subjects.
User needs to register (for free).
- A search engine for government Web pages, with an emphasis on the Executive
Branch of the Federal Government. Another good source of statistics.
A gateway to authoritative
selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including
research and development results.
Digital System - Searchable database of Web pages, with an
emphasis on the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government, including
Congressional bills and hearings. Provided by the Government Printing
Thomas - An
easy-to-search source for legislative information, provided by the Library
I-Docs - An online collection of
paper and digital resources selectively chosen from published Idaho Government
Idaho state fact sheet
- facts that include but are not limited to population, income, education,
Job & Graduate School Information:
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor,
CareerOneStop provides job-seekers
with career information, as well as tools to help in a job search.
Idaho Career Information System
- CIS is a division of the Idaho Department of Labor and since 1980 has been
helping people in Idaho with volumes of information about occupations,
postsecondary education, financial aid and finding jobs.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information on careers from the
Department of Labor.
Learning Express - Each of the
Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses,
eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at
work, or in life. Create a free account for yourself, so that the program
can track your test results.
Test Prep Review -- Free access to
sample questions from many standardized tests, such as graduate school entrance
exams and certification exams.
and Style Guide - Guidance provided by Purdue
University Online Writing Lab.
APA Citation Style - examples of citations in APA Format for your list of
and Style Guide - Guidance provided by Purdue
University Online Writing Lab.
Citation Style - Guidance provided by the University
of Illinois Writers' Workshop.
Knight Cite -- An automatic generator of citations in either MLA, APA, or Chicago style.
Registering for the service allows you to save citations to generate a
bibliography. A free service provided by the Hekman Library at Calvin College.
Son of Citation Machine -- An
"interactive Web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university
students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect
other people's intellectual properties" (from the
Research Paper Help:
Online Writing Lab
- A service of the Humanities Division at LCSC, this center provides
one-on-one advice from other students on improving your papers before
turning them in.
Online Resources for Writers - Links to useful information from colleges and
universities, covering all phases of writing academic essays. Provided by
the Amherst Writing Center.
Calculator - Based on the start date and due date for your assignment,
this calculator will map out benchmarks for completing tasks leading up to
the final paper. It also provides links to other pages with tips on
understanding your assignment, focusing your topic, etc. It was
developed by the library at the University of Minnesota, so a few of its
linked resources are not available to you. But we have many similar
resources available to you on this campus.
Wikipedia : Researching with Wikipedia - A page on the Wikipedia site that
describes the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia as a source of information.
It includes this statement: "In all academic institutions, Wikipedia,
along with most encyclopedias, is unacceptable as a major source
for a research paper."