Selected Web sites compiled by Amy Prendergast, Reference Librarian, Science and Technology Bibliographer


USA Department of Earth Sciences
AGI GeoRef Information Services : Includes GeoRef Preview Database with references to recent geoscience publications not yet in GeoRef.
Alabama Geological Society
Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists(CSEG) Home Page : Features a scholarship application form and a searchable index of Exploration Geophysics publications.
DINOBASE : Authoritative information about dinosaurs.
DinoData : Much information about dinosaur fossils.
EarthRef : Searchable databases and other info on earth reference data and models.
EROS homepage : Satellite photography data source. : Provides access to view and download information from U. S. Government geo-spatial databases.
Geological Society of America : Includes a catalog of GSA publications and a calendar of geological and other scientific meetings.
Natural Resources Canada Earth Sciences Sector : Includes information about the Geological Survey of Canada and a variety of maps among other info.
Global Change Master Directory : NASA's directory of Earth Science data.
Mineral Gallery : Searchable site with information on minerals and gemstones including pictures and descriptions.
Minerals Yearbook : Information on the minerals and materials industries.
Space Shuttle Photographs : Sample photographs plus sources for space shuttle and other earth observation photographs.
Structural Geology Page
USDOC/NOAA/NESDIS National Geophysical Data Center : Provides access to environmental data on glaciology, paleoclimatology, solid earth geophysics, and more.
U.S. Geological Survey : USGS homepage.
University of California Museum of Paleontology : Includes online collection catalogs of UCMP and other museums and collections.

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

About Earthquakes : Includes earthquake hazards and preparedness information and a glossary of terms.
Electronic Volcano : Bibliography of volcanological literature with index by volcano name or country.
MTU Volcanoes Page : Worldwide volcanic reference maps, present and ongoing volcanic activity, terminology, links to related sites.
National Earthquake Information Center
Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program : Seeks to to document eruptions of all volcanoes for past 10,000 years.
Southern California Earthquake Center : Provides several databases of earthquake information.
VolcanoWorld : Comprehensive source of information on volcanoes.
World-Wide Earthquake Locator : Listing of recent earthquakes and links to maps showing locations.


American Geographical Society Library : Outstanding reference collection for geography & cartography - includes link to browsable Current Geographical Publications.
Association of American Geographers
Economic & Business Geography Resources & Reading Lists : Extensive bibliographies including print resources as well as web links.
FAOSTAT : Multilingual database covering international statistics including production, trade, land use, agriculture, etc.
GeoGuide Startseite : subject gateway to "scholarly relevant websites in earth sciences, geography and mining..."
Geographic Names Information System : Area codes, latitude, longitude, population, etc. for placenames in the U.S.
Geography Network : Access to maps, data, and services.
Geography World : Collection of links organized by topic including links to map collections.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names : Latitude, longitude and descriptive information on placenames worldwide.
Internet Resources for Geographers : More "scholarly" focus than Geography World, also includes links to map collections.
National Geographic Society
TerraServer-USA : Search by street addresses for aerial photographs and topographical maps in the United States.


Alabama Maps : Historical and contemporary maps of Alabama, the U.S. and the world.
Atlas of the Ice Age Earth : Regional paleogeography maps illustrating climate change over the past 130,000 years.
Bodleian Library Map Room : Images of maps in the Map Room and links to other collections.
Cartographic Images : Images of Ancient and Medieval maps and links to other cartographic resources.
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Cornell's Geoscience Information System : Digital Earth project, also includes geological and geophysical information.
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection : A collection of 18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials.
The Electronic Map Library
Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century
Internet Resources in Maps and Cartography : From the UC-Berkeley Library.
Map History/History of Cartography : Information about early maps.
Maptech MapServer : Topographic maps, nautical charts, aerial photos, etc.
National Geographic's MapMachine : Includes historic, contemporary, and special interest maps.
Oddens's Bookmarks: The Fascinating World of Maps & Mapping : Huge collection of links to online maps and atlases.
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection : Modern and historic maps, links to map collections and electronic cartographic resources
NRI Map Room : Site from the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA with maps showing soil, water, agricultural and other natural resources in the U.S.
Topo Maps 101 : Information on topographic maps - mainly Canadian but useful general info also.
United Nations Catographic Section : Country profile maps and maps of peacekeeping operations.
Worldmapper : A "collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest"

Meteorology & Weather

American Meteorological Society
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center : Data relating to global climate changes, greenhouse effect, etc.
Current Weather at Dauphin Island
Live Weather Images : Current regional images, forecast maps, satellite imagery, weathercams and other weather-related links.
Meteorological Service of Canada
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Palaeoclimatology Program : Studies of tree rings, ice cores, and other sources of weather and climate information from the distant past.
Online Meteorology Guide : A collection of web-based instructional modules to introduce fundamental concepts in the atmospheric sciences.
Tornado Project Online
USA Coastal Weather Research Center
Weather Glossary for Storm Spotters
Weather Underground
World Meteorological Organization