Engineering & Science Internet Resources - LPC Library Guide


Follow the links above to access a variety of Internet chemistry, engineering, and zoology sites useful to both students and instructors or try the science search engine below.

Virtual Reference Book (E-book): The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 4th ed.

PL0S: Public Library of Science Journals - Users are free to read, copy, distribute, and enjoy the first-rate content without limits and at no charge. Crediting the author and original source is all that is required in return. Click on the links to PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS Clinical Trials.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences - "The mission of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is to support research that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. NIGMS-funded researchers seek to answer important scientific questions in fields such as cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics, computational biology, selected aspects of the behavioral sciences, and specific cross-cutting clinical areas that affect multiple organ systems."

Science Video Sharing Sites

  • DNATUBE: Scientific Video Site - "A non-profit video site which is aiming to be a visual scientific resource for its visitors making scientific concepts easily understandable."

  • Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) - "is a video journal for biological research."

  • LabAction - "... providing the biology community with the latest videos/movies/information on human genetics, science experiments, science projects, biotechnology, current biology news and much more. LabAction is a community driven free resource for the information on biotechnology, cloning, human genetics, genetic disorders, stem cell research and marine biology."

  • SciVee: make your research known - "... about the free and widespread dissemination and comprehension of science. Created for scientists, by scientists, SciVee moves science beyond the printed word and lecture theater taking advantage of the internet as a communication medium where scientists young and old have a place and a voice."

Scirus: For Scientific Information Only - focuses on scientific information, searching the whole Web including access-controlled sites, and non-text files, as well as journal sources such as ScienceDirect, IDEAL, US Patent Office, MEDLINE on BioMedNet, Beilstein on ChemWeb, BioMed Central and Neuroscion (subscription is required for access to full text of journals)

The Biological Bulletin - This peer-reviewed journal publishes experimental research on a wide range of organisms and biological topics from the fields of Neurobiology and Behavior, Physiology and Biomechanics, Ecology and Evolution, Development and Reproduction, Cell Biology, Symbiosis, and Systematics. All articles, from the first issue in 1897 to those published 12 months ago, are now available free online.

Cell - online journal with free access to the recent archive of Cell and the other premier journals of the Cell Press collection, dated 1996 to 2003. Click search on the left of the screen to find and retrieve articles. Limit the dates to 1996 to 2003 to find the articles in full text. Click the checkboxes next to Cell, Immunity, Neuron, Molecular Cell, Structure, Current Biology, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Chemistry & Biology, or Cell Metabolism to include more journals in your search.

The Journal of Experimental Biology - free full-text online journal in comparative animal physiology. It covers the form and function of living organisms at all levels of biological organisation, from the molecular and subcellular to the integrated whole animal. The authors include scientists who study molecular, cellular and organismal physiology in an evolutionarily and environmentally based context. Coverage dates from 1923 to present.

SORA: Searchable Ornithological Research Archive - "an open access electronic journal archive and is the product of a collaboration between the American Ornithologists Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, the Association of Field Ornithologists, the Wilson Ornithological Society and the University of New Mexico libraries."

"The content is available in searchable and browseable formats and documents can be downloaded as pdf or djvu files. Djvu files rely on an 'acrobat' type browser plug-in ( for viewing and are approximately 1/4 the size of pdf files for faster downloads. Web browsers must have the ability to read java script (make sure it is turned on)."

Many of these links were found through Librarians' Internet Index and the annotations were adapted from this list (Copyright 2008 by Librarians' Internet Index,


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