Information on the chemical elements, including properties, safety data and
applications. Provided by American Elements, a commercial chemical
Atlas of our Changing
Environment: Google Maps drives this environmental atlas, which
highlights sites around the world that have witnessed dramatic environmental
changes. Provided by United Nations Environment Programme.
The ChemCollective: a collection of
virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, and concepts tests which
can be incorporated into a variety of teaching approaches as pre-labs,
alternatives to textbook homework, and in-class activities for individuals
or teams. It is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon
University for college and high school teachers who are interested in using,
assessing, and/or creating engaging online activities for chemistry
education. The ChemCollective is funded by the National Science
Foundation through the Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement
program and the National Science Digital Library.
Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science:
spatial resources for the social sciences.
Climate Change : 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
Digital atlas of
Idaho - Information about Idaho's natural history.
Earth Revealed -- A video instructional series on geology for college
and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs
and coordinated books. Due to licensing agreements, online viewing of
the videos for this resource is restricted to network connections in the
United States and Canada. Provided by Annenberg Media.
Data Index -- Online data organized by element. Provided by the
Physics Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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.
U.S. maps & data.
The Magazine of Sustainable Design - A cooperative project of
Architectural Record, McGraw-Hill Construction and Building Green, LLC.
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.
paleoclimatology program - Provides a central location for paleoclimate
data, research, and education.
The Periodic Table of Videos --
Short videos on each of the chemical elements on the Periodic Table.
Provided by the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
State energy data - price and expenditure data.
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).
National Society of Professional
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Civil
Institute of Electrical and
American Society for Engineering Education
A gateway to authoritative
selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including
research and development results.
- A search engine for government Web pages, with an emphasis on the Executive
Branch of the Federal Government. Another good source of statistics.
USGS Volcano Hazards Program --
Monitors active and potentially active volcanoes, assesses their hazards,
responds to volcanic crises, and conducts research on how volcanoes work to
fulfill a Congressional mandate (P.L. 93-288) that the USGS issue "timely
warnings" of potential volcanic hazards to responsible emergency-management
authorities and to the populace affected.
Data.gov - Information and access to data
generated and help by the Federal Government.
- 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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
Find synonyms for your search terms. An Ask.com service.
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."