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

General Sci/Tech

EnergyFiles : Portal site with indexes to web pages, PDF files, and databases pertaining to science and technology.
Eric Weisstein's World of Science : Encyclopedia including astronomy, biography, chemistry, and physics.
Government Information for Science and Technology : Chosen by the ACRL STS Government Information Committee.
Histories : Includes timelines on topics in physical science. : Searchable/browsable database containing biographical information on influential individuals in many fields of science.
National Academy Press Books : Includes full-text of over 2,500 National Academy Press books. USAGov for Science : Portal for access to information provided by U.S. Government agencies.
New Scientist Jobs : Includes a resume database and a searchable database of job postings.

Astronomy and Physics

American Institute of Physics : Click on AIP Journals to obtain free access to journals to which USA subscribes.
Astronomy Resources at STScI : From the Space Telescope Science Institute.
AstroWeb : Astronomy online resources sorted by category.
College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry : Hypertextbook for students taking college-level courses.
comPADRE: High quality digital resources for physics & astronomy education.
Earth and Moon Viewer : Real-time images of the earth and moon from various perspectives.
Elemental Data Index : Physical data on elements from NIST.
Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
Fermilab Information Resources Department : Downloadable PDF and PostScript files of preprints and technical publications.
Fourmilab : Covers a wide range of science and technology interests - astronomy resources include several interesting programs.
Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature : Contemporary, searchable database of names used in our planetary system.
Help for Physics Students : Guide to available books as well as Internet sources useful to physics students.
HyperPhysics : Hyperlinked flowchart and indexed list of physics topics, includes exercises.
Institute of Physics : Click on Journals to obtain free access to journals to which USA subscribes.
The NASA Astrophysics Data System Home Page : Includes a searchable collection of article citations and abstracts, as well as links to astronomical data catalogs and data archives.
NASA Images : Collection of images made available by the Internet Archive.
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database : Extragalactic objects, data, literature and other information.
NASA Planetary Science Research Discoveries : Includes an archive of articles on planetary science.
Parallax Project : Almost 60 years of parallax observations by the Allegheny Observatory. Searchable and browsable.
Physics Hypertextbook : Includes discussion, summary, problems, and resources for each topic.
PhysicsWeb : Guide to physics resources on the internet, includes search engine.
PhysNet: A collection of links to university physics departments and research institutes worldwide.
PlanetQuest: Exoplanet Exploration : NASA information on search for extra-solar planets.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey : Project to map one quarter of the entire sky, determining positions and absolute brightness of over 100 million celestial objects.
SPIRES HEP Database : Searchable database of high-energy physics related articles. e-Print archive : Archive of papers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory on physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences and computer science.
Visual Quantum Mechanics : For non-science students.


ASCE Home Page : Programs, conferences, and publications of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
ConstructionWebLinks : Commercial site - links to websites on construction, engineering, architecture and infrastructure.
DLNET - Digital Library Network for Engineering and Technology
Encyclopedia Astronautica : Information on U.S., Soviet, Chinese, Japanese, and European astronautics, including biographies of all astronauts.
engAPPLETS : Java applets for beginning study of statics and dynamics.
ENR's Top Ranked Firms : Engineering News-Record's top 500 design firms, 400 contractors, and 600 specialty contractors in searchable databases.
Job Search for Engineers at the Internet Engineering Center:
Paper Industry Page : Links to information on pulp, paper, and wood technology.

Standards and Patents

BitLaw: A Resource on Technology Law
IHS Global Engineering Documents : Searchable index of standards available from Information Handling Services, a commercial supplier.
Esp@cenet : Europe's Network of Patent Databases : Searchable indexes find records and abstracts for European and Japanese patents.
IP Mall : Information and links on patents and intellectual property
LSU Libraries: Patent and Trademark Subject Guide : Includes links to other patent libraries, patent faqs, patent offices, and patent searching.
National Information Standards Organization (NISO) : Allows free downloads of standards in pdf files - click on "View Details" then "Link : To Buy" to see free PDF link.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office : Includes order information and a link to a searchable bibliographic database of U.S. patents from 1976-1996.
USA Library Patents & Patenting

Technical Reports

NTRS: NASA Technical Reports Server : Search NTRS for NASA and Open Archives Initiative databases.


FEMA Storm Watch : Information about storms emphasizing disaster management.
HazLit : A searchable bibliographic database for natural hazards information.
NOAA National Weather Service, Mobile, AL: Weather reports and advisories for the Southeast. Also sunrise and sunset and other almanac calculations.
SUPERTyphoon : Tropical storm plots and forecast tracks, plus satellite and radar images.
Weather Glossary for Storm Spotters - NWS, Norman, OK