Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Street Level Conference Room
Showing 1 to 11 of 11 items tagged as natural sciences
Provider: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Descriptions: This is the website of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Keywords: astronomy, international, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual, natural sciences, social sciences
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Descriptions: The USGS researches, monitors trends, and provides impartial scientific information on geologic topics, from Earth's ecosystems and environment to natural hazards like volcano and earthquake activity, floods, storms and drought, to the impacts of climate and land-use change on natural resources, to the geomagnetic field and meteorite activity.
Keywords: data, disaster, disease, environmental, federal agencies, general reference, geology, geoscience, hurricane, maps, microbiology, minerals, natural sciences, news, pandemic, reports, research, science, scientist, seismology, statistical, U.S. Government, weather
Provider: Thomson Scientific
Descriptions: A free database of links to Web resources in the natural sciences. Sections of links and information tailored for researchers, librarians, educators and students.
Keywords: biology, education, kids, natural sciences, student
Provider: Baylor College of Medicine
Descriptions: BioEd Online is an award-winning life sciences educational resource from Baylor's Center for Educational Outreach. Designed for teachers and their students from elementary to high school level, it contains engaging multimedia teaching and course materials, including lesson demonstrations, on genetics, neuroscience, viruses, environmental science and more topics. Resources include a library of downloadable slide sets, as well as videos, podcasts and .pdf teaching guides. BioEd Online is edited by a distinguished group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff, and funded by NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Education and others. The website also features a series of video presentations for K-8 students on life science experiments in space, funded by NASA and sponsored by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Although all courses are free to HISD teachers and Baylor-affiliated faculty and staff after obtaining a log-in, full access to some requires a subscription for other users. Teacher contact-hour certification available for more advanced courses.
Keywords: Baylor, biology, brain, communicable diseases, continuing education, courseware, education, environmental, faculty, full text, genetics, Internet, K-12, life sciences, natural sciences, neuroscience, news, NIH, partial open access, podcasts, science, student, video
Provider: Smithsonian Institution
Descriptions: The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization, composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.
Keywords: American history, biology, education, general reference, history, humanities, K-12, kids, museum, natural sciences, research, science, student, zoology
Descriptions: Science.gov searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including R&D results.
Keywords: astronomy, biomedical research, chemistry, environmental, mathematics, medicine, mental health, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, nutrition, physics, portal, science, technology, U.S. Government
Provider: Thomson Reuters
Contents: brief records, Citations, index, links
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: ION is an index for taxonomic and biodiversity researchers. Taxonomic data and references are compiled from other databases proprietary to Thomson: Zoological Record, Biosis Previews and Biological Abstracts. The organism's place in the hierarchy is shown, along with an assigned unique identification number. Recent references to articles indexed in Thomson databases are included, along with links to recommended web resources like Encyclopedia of Life, Biology Browser and NCBI. This database does not contain common names for organisms, but in many cases names identifiable to the layman are displayed in a mouse-over feature in the taxonomic list. The free Thomson database, Biology Browser is recommended for a less scholarly investigation.
Keywords: biology, life sciences, natural sciences, taxonomy
Provider: National Science Digital Library
Descriptions: From the website: The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education... NSDL is designed primarily for K-16 educators, but anyone can access NSDL.org and search the library at no cost. Access to most resources discovered through NSDL is free; however, some content providers may require a login, or a nominal fee or subscription to retrieve their specific resources.
Keywords: courseware, education, faculty, K-12, natural sciences, portal
Provider: Alexander Street Press
Contents: Bibliographic Records, images, index, maps, partial full text, primary source materials
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: This highly searchable database contains over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of "early encounters" with the humans, flora and fauna of North America, from approximately 1,400 explorers, missionaries and settlers new to the "New World." Many images of native peoples, plants and animals are also included.
Keywords: American history, Native Americans, natural sciences
Provider: American Institute of Biological Sciences
Descriptions: This website covers a host of topics in the life sciences. It "...provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in science, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with original lessons and resources to enhance bioscience teaching." Updated links are provided at the end of each article to guide the reader toward greater learning or involvement in the issue at hand. Some articles are also provided in Spanish translation.
Keywords: animal, bioethics, biology, biotechnology, education, environmental, genetics, K-12, kids, life sciences, natural sciences, student, technology
Provider: anthropology, astronomy, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, faculty, free, international, astrophysics, Web tools
Descriptions: Find out who's researching what." This is an international social networking site for university-based scholars and researchers. Look people up by institution, department, research interest or name; read posted papers; see what others are reading; follow, and see whose work colleagues are following. Free registration required for participation, though much can be viewed without joining.
Keywords: anthropology, astronomy, astrophysics, faculty, free, international, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, Web tools