Directory of Open Access
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled
scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all
subjects and languages. There are now 3435
journals in the directory.
journals are searchable on article level. As of today 188726 articles
are included in the DOAJ service.
Scientific Electronic Library
Online - SciELO is an electronic library covering a selected
of Brazilian scientific journals.
The library is an integral part of a project being developed by FAPESP - Fundação de
Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, in partnership
with BIREME - the
Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information.
Since 2002, the Project is also supported by CNPq - Conselho Nacional de
Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico.
Project envisages the development of a common methodology for the
preparation, storage, dissemination and evaluation of scientific
literature in electronic format.
As the project develops, new journal titles are being added in the
Scholar Google Scholar
enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including
peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical
reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find
articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional
societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly
articles available across the web.
Just as with Google Web Search, Google Scholar orders your search
results by how relevant they are to your query, so the most useful
references should appear at the top of the page. This relevance ranking
takes into account the full text of each article as well as the
article's author, the publication in which the article appeared and how
often it has been cited in scholarly literature. Google Scholar also
automatically analyzes and extracts citations and presents them as
separate results, even if the documents they refer to are not online.
This means your search results may include citations of older works and
seminal articles that appear only in books or other offline
A goldmine of good health information from the world's
library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and
consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative
and up to date. MedlinePlus
has extensive information from the National
Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and
conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical
encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish,
extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health
information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
MedlinePlus is updated daily and can be bookmarked at the URL: http://medlineplus.gov.
There is no
advertising on this site, nor does
MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.
La versión en español de MedlinePlus, el
portal de Internet de
información de salud para el público de la Biblioteca
Medicina, la biblioteca médica más grande del mundo. Los
de la salud y el público en general pueden depender de su
confiable y actualizado. MedlinePlus ofrece información
los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud y otras fuentes de confianza
sobre más de 600 temas de salud. MedlinePlus también
tutoriales interactivos de educación de salud, una enciclopedia
información sobre medicamentos de receta y venta libre y las
noticias de salud. Nuestro portal se actualiza diariamente y usted
puede añadirlo a su lista de favoritos usando el siguiente URL: http://medlineplus.gov/esp.
MedlinePlus no contiene ningún tipo de publicidad ni endosa
compañía o producto alguno.
The PAN Pesticides Database is your one-stop location for
toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides. To find out more
about insecticides, herbicides and other pesticides select one of the
choices below. To learn more about our comprehensive collection of data
sources see About the Data.
This resource is a project of Pesticide Action Network North America
The CABM Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory carries out structure and
function studies of genomically-defined protein targets. The lab uses
both NMR and X-ray crystallography, along with computational methods,
to address questions emerging from genomic and functional genomic
analyses. The lab also develops software to automate structure
determination by NMR methods. It is one of the principal nodes of the
United States Protein Structure Initiative.
NUTRIENT DATA LABORATORY http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/
Search the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard
This interface allows simple searches. Enter up to 5 keywords which
best describe your food item. Select a Food Group. Then click on the
Submit button. If you don't get a match, check your spelling or try a
related keyword. If you get too many food items, try a more specific
keyword. If you enter two or more keywords, the program will search for
food items which contain all of the keywords. Keywords do not have to
be adjacent or in the same order as they appear in the food item. You
can exclude food items by placing the word "not" in front of a keyword.
A free online medical dictionary search engine for
definitions of medical terminology, pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare
equipment, health conditions, medical devices, specialty terms and
Species 2000 has the objective of enumerating all known species of
organisms on Earth (animals, plants, fungi and microbes) as the
baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity.
ETI BioInformatics develops and produces scientific and educational
computer-aided information systems. We offer a wide range of products and
including scientific and educational web applications; the Linnaeus II
software package for biodiversity documentation; a series of scientific
and popular titles on CD- and DVD-ROM and a 3D imaging studio. Examples
of ETI's work in the past and present can be seen in our portfolio.
World Biodiversity Database
http://www.eti.uva.nl/tools/wbd.php The World Biodiversity Database
(WBD) is a continuously growing taxonomic database and information
system that allows you to search and browse a number of online species
banks covering a wide variety of organisms. The 20 species banks
accessible through the WBD offer taxonomic information, species names,
synonyms, descriptions, illustrations and literature references, as
well as online identification keys and interactive geographical
information systems. The WBD currently includes 25472 unique taxa, plus
3958 synonyms. The online publication of several projects was made
possible by the financial support of NLBIF.
will find all kind of scientific information about Anthozoa. Since
there are many scientists studying zooxanthellate corals, this site is
mainly dedicated to the more neglected groups within the Anthozoa. It
was created as communication platform for scientists studying anthozoan
taxonomy, biology, ecology, phylogeny and biogeography including
traditional and modern methods. It should especially enhance
discussions and exchange of information within the "Young
Anthozoologists". It should also supply information that may be useful
for other scientists and anybody interested in anthozoans.
Species Specialist Group http://www.issg.org
to reduce threats to natural ecosystems and the native species they
contain by increasing awareness of invasive alien species, and of ways
to prevent, control or eradicate them.
The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) is part of the Species
Survival Commission (SSC) of The World Conservation Union (IUCN). The
ISSG is a global group of 146 scientific and policy experts on invasive
species from 41 countries.
The Global Invasive Species Database is managed by the
Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival
Commission. It was developed as part of the global initiative on
invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP)
and is supported through partnerships with the National Biological
Information Infrastructure, Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research and the
University of Auckland.
of Reptilian and
We are a non-profit international organization of
veterinarians and herpetologists founded in 1991. Our goal is to
improve reptilian and amphibian veterinary care and husbandry through
education, exchange of ideas and research. The Association of Reptilian
and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) promotes conservation and humane
treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through education,
captive breeding and reptilian and amphibian habitat preservation
This site is dedicated to venomous animals. It is written
in non-scientific terms, using plain English, so that adults and kids
alike can browse through the site and hopefully learn about some of the
venomous creatures featured on the site. The scientific names of the
animals are included on the pages, and can be used to assist in
searching for additional information about a particular species. This
site currently focuses on venomous animals found in the United States.
This database is intended to provide information on the
classification of all living reptiles by listing all species and
their pertinent higher taxa. The database therefore covers all living
snakes, lizards, amphisbaenians and crocodiles. It is supposed to be
a source of taxonomic data, thus providing primarily (scientific)
names, synonyms, distributions and related data. However, a limited
number of species accounts contain links to external sources
including pictures. The database has no commercial interest and
therefore depends on contributions from volunteers. It is currently
supported by the Systematics
working group of the German
Herpetological Society (DGHT)
Salmonellosis -- Selected States, 1996-1998
During 1996-1998, CDC
received reports from approximately
16 state health departments of Salmonella infections in persons who had
direct or indirect contact with reptiles (i.e., lizards, snakes, or
turtles). Salmonella infection can result in invasive illness including
sepsis and meningitis, particularly in infants. Despite educational
efforts, some reptile owners remain unaware that reptiles place them
and their children at risk for salmonellosis. This report summarizes
clinical and epidemiologic information in four cases and provides
information about state regulations to prevent transmission of
Salmonella spp. from reptiles to humans
Salmonellosis --- Selected States, 1998--2002
During 1998--2002, CDC
received reports from state health
departments regarding Salmonella infections in persons who had contact
with reptiles (e.g., lizards, snakes, and turtles). Salmonella
infections usually cause gastroenteritis but can result in invasive
illness (e.g., septicemia and meningitis), especially in infants and
immunocompromised persons. For decades, reptiles have been known as a
source for salmonellosis; however, numerous reptile owners remain
unaware that reptile contact places them and other household members,
including children, at greater risk for salmonellosis. Increasing
evidence suggests that amphibians (e.g., frogs, toads, newts, and
salamanders) also can pose risks for salmonellosis in humans. This
report describes cases of reptile-associated salmonellosis in six
states, offers recommendations on preventing transmission of Salmonella
from reptiles and amphibians to humans, and provides an update on state
regulations mandating education at pet stores about salmonellosis.
Turtle Rescue, Inc.
Massachusetts Turtle Rescue, Inc., is incorporated under
the State of Massachusetts Department of Corporations (General Laws,
Chapter 180), and is recognized by the Federal Government as a
501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
Massachusetts Turtle Rescue provides rescue and rehabilitation for all
species of turtles and tortoises. The rescue is located in Springfield,
MA and was founded by Debbie Zajchowski. Massachusetts Turtle Rescue
advocates the humane treatment of these wonderful creatures and devotes
all spare time to the rescue and rehabilitation of these animals.
Discussions related to aquatic turtles, land turtles,
turtles in general, care sheets, general care, housing, turtle
habitats, turtle sale and adoption, photo gallery and much, much more...
Reef Central is an online community where
information about the marine and reef aquarium hobby can be exchanged
among all levels of hobbyist from beginner to advanced.
SLUGS FORUM http://www.seaslugforum.net
On the Sea Slug Forum you can ask questions,
information and find
out more about nudibranchs, bubble-shells, sea hares and other sea
slugs. This site aims to generate more interest in these fascinating
animals by sharing information with a worldwide audience. The Forum is
a useful tool for anyone with an interest in sea slugs from scientists
and students to divers and aquarists.
The Internet's number one source for information about seahorses and
related syngnathid species. Created in January 2001, Seahorse.org
provides the most up-to-date information on seahorses, with a strong
focus on keeping them in the home aquarium responsibly
español FishBase english FishBase, is
a global information
system with all you ever wanted to know about fishes. FishBase is a
relational database with information to cater to different
professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers,
zoologists and many more. FishBase on the web contains
practically all fish species known to science.
ReefBase http://www.reefbase.org ReefBase
world's premier online information system
reefs, and provides information services to coral reef professionals
involved in management, research, monitoring, conservation and
National Oceanic and
Reef Action Network (ICRAN), established in
2000, is a global partnership of coral reef experts who are working to
halt and reverse the decline of the health of the world's coral reefs.
Made up of some of the world's leading coral reef scientists and
conservation groups, ICRAN partners have created a globally integrated
action plan to manage and protect coral reefs, based on recommendations
from the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI). The International
Coral Reef Action Network is a coordinated response to ICRI's urgent
call to protect coral reefs.
http://www.coral.noaa.gov/bib/literature.shtml Coral Health
Monitoring Program. Included here are
databases of literature references on Coral Health and related studies:
coral diseases, cnidarian biochemistry and selected regional studies,
for example Samoa and the Caribbean. Such references might include
little known gray literature studies on fishing communities in coral
reef areas, coral cultivation for the aquarium industry, or dynamite
fishing and its effect on coral reefs. Copyright compliance: Full text
links will not operate in instances where your institution does not
have a paid online subscription to the referenced journals
Disease Identification and Information
The purpose of the NOAA
CHAMP coral disease identification key is to provide easy access
to verifiable (based on peer-reviewed publications) information about
coral diseases. The website is designed for use by both scientists and
non-scientists. At the top of each coral disease page is a short-guide
that both summarizes the known information concerning each disease, and
serves as a link to details about each facet of the information.
Included are links to peer-reviewed literature. Also included is
information concerning verification of each disease. We hope to serve
the coral health community by providing this service, with a long term
goal of contributing to the protection and sustenance of coral reefs.
Coral Reef Alliance
The Global Coral Reef
Alliance is a small, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated
to growing, protecting and managing the most threatened of all marine
ecosystems—coral reefs. Founded in 1990. GCRA is a coalition
of volunteer scientists, divers, environmentalists and other
individuals and organizations, committed to coral reef preservation. We
primarily focus on coral reef restoration, marine diseases and other
issues caused by global climate change, environmental stress and
of the World.
Catalogue of species, bibliography of literature in which they were
described, inventory of type specimens, distribution maps, and images.
A compilation of publications concerning taxonomy, nomenclature, and
geographic distribution of extant hexacorallians - members of cnidarian
orders Actiniaria (sea anemones in the strict sense), Antipatharia
(black corals), Ceriantharia (tube anemones), Corallimorpharia (sea
anemones in the loose sense), Ptychodactiaria (sea anemones in the
loose sense), Scleractinia (hard or stony corals), and Zoanthidea (sea
anemones in the loose sense)
This network is a platform for scientists working with or
interested in octocoral research to share their ideas, questions and
works. It is designed to encourage communication among this community
and act as
a support network for students pursuing soft coral studies.
of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs and Other Marine Calcifiers Report
The report distills input of some 50 scientists and is
probably the most comprehensive report yet on this topic, spelling out
the latest in terms of what we know but also what the most pressing
questions are. It is heavily referenced and we will soon be
providing the reference list for downloading into reference
software. The report also serves as a "Guide to Future Research,"
and lists multiple criteria that should be considered when designing
The Marine Photobank was recently overhauled to better
provide for the needs of researchers, educators, agencies, media and
the public. Our galleries now house hundreds of images that
highlight pressing ocean issues. Images and services are
available for non-commercial, conservation purposes at no cost.
IMAGERY / MAPS
NASA World Wind
is available as a full install, or as an update to a previous release.
You may use it under the terms
of the NASA Open Source Agreement.
GIS-Knoppix is a bootable Linux CD with pre-installed GIS software.
It is based on Knoppix.
Gibson Resarch Corporation
I highly recommend this site to those interested in
You will find useful free software and lots of serious and professional