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Scholar Search educational websites and research databases. Some
items may be available free full text, others may not be. To customize
google scholar for Oregon Tech, click on the Scholar Preferences link and type,
"Oregon Institute of Technology" in the find library box.
DiscoverEd: search open source educational
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are available for free.
Arts and Humanities
Bibliography of the History of Art Articles about fine arts and art history in English and French. Sponsored by the Getty Museum.
Bulfinch's mythology: the age of fable or stories of gods and heroes The first 40 or so chapters of Bulfinch's Mythology, including all the chapters dealing with Greek myth, and the Druids and the Beowulf myths
Ethics Updates Ethics Updates is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics.
Nobel Prizes: Prizes and Laureates
Project Gutenberg The Project Gutenberg Philosophy is to make information, books and other materials available to the general public in forms a vast majority of the computers, programs and people can easily read, use, quote, and search.
Resources in Ethics A metasite from the Indiana University with links to organizations, publications and other Web sites related to ethics.
Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research Links to thousands of sites in all areas of the humanities.
Business Case Studies on the Web
of Michigan's Center for International Business Education
Business School Publishing
Search for manufacturers free.
Hoover's Online A comprehensive web
site that offers an extraodinary amount of information on a wide variety
NAICS (North American Industry
Classification System) codes New replacement to SIC.
Codes Keyword search of the Standard Industrial Classification
Communication Studies Resources From the University of Iowa, an
extensive list of Internet resources and online (full text) articles on
issues in Communications. Check out "Selected Hot Topics"
& accuracy in reporting Information and opinion on an extensive
array of perceived problems, from corporate ownership to advertiser
influence to telecommunications policy to pressure groups.
and Network Jargon
Links to computer science technical reports.
Engineering and Technology
Chemical Safety Information
from Intergovernmental Organizations: manufacturing, other fields
involving the use of chemicals
Department of Energy: physics, chemistry, materials, biology,
environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and
information science, renewable energy
- Green Energy Portal: search free government-sponsored
reports in the fields of solar, wind power, biofuels, and more. http://www.osti.gov/greenenergy/
- Information Bridge: free public access to over 230,000
full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy
(DOE) research report literature
- Research and Development Accomplishments: a central
forum for information about the outcomes of past DOE R&D that have
had significant economic impact, have improved people's lives, or have
been widely recognized as remarkable advances in science
eFunda: online tools such as calculators and
reference material for mechanical engineers.
Engineer’s Edge: Online reference directory for engineers.
National Environmental Publications
ESRI GIS Mapping and Software
Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
NCDC (National Climatic Data Center)
Interactive data visualization.
Oregon Department of Environmental
Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office
Remote Sensing and GIS Resources
US census geodata.
National Science Foundation Unidata
Weather maps, currents.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
arXiv: physics, computer science,
math, biology, and statistics: open-access “e-prints” (a newer model of
of Open-Access Journals: nearly all subjects taught at Oregon Tech
The Free Library: full-text classic books and thousands of
online periodicals in many fields.
Applied Math and Science Education Repository: a collection
of materials geared toward students at community colleges and technical
Anatomy Atlases: full-text anatomy atlases
BioMed Central: open access journals in health sciences as well as some in biology, ecology, and zoology.
The Blonz guide to nutrition, food science and health For general audiences
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN)
Centers for Disease Control
FitnessLink For general and academic audience
Free Medical Journals: Directory of free online journals in many fields of medicine.
Molecular and Cellular Biology Resources
Highwire Press (Stanford U.): free articles in many health and medical fields. Some articles are only available on a pay-per-view basis.
Health Finder Mainly for consumer questions about health conditions.
Health Services in Oregon: Find services, doctors and information locally and beyond in the healthcare fields.
Library Resources for Geriatrics and Gerontology: hosted by OHSU, this directory site includes web resources as well as library materials. http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/research-assistance/subjguide-geriatrics-gerontolo.cfm
Medline Plus MEDLINEplus is NLM's web site for consumer health information. It provides organized, categorized lists of health information resources, and tries to point directly to full-text information. MEDLINEplus follows selection guidelines in choosing the resources it points to: they must be authoritative, accurate and well-maintained. The selection guidelines are linked from the MEDLINEplus home page.
Merck Manual For health professionals and upper-division undergraduates
National Center for Health Statistics For general and academic audience
PubMed Central: health sciences research funded at least in part by the US government.
RxList: The Internet drug index For health-care students and practitioners
Searching Radiology: peer-reviewed journals including articles in radiology topics
Dental Hygiene Research
American Dental Association (ADA) Online
American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) Online
Sybertooth Dental Websites
Medical Imaging Technology Metasites
University of Iowa - Imaging sites on the WWW
Medical Image Analysis Information about projects undertaken by various medical imaging organizations in Britain.
Visible Human Project. The Visible Human Project is creating complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the male and female human body. The current phase of the project is collecting transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers at one millimeter intervals.
Language Resources A
listing of online resources from the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst Translation Center.
Martindale's Reference Desk
Covers areas as diverse as astrology and housing, immigration and
dinosaurs, chromosome maps and postal information, mortgage calculators,
subject dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Digital Book Index Browsing reveals free
full text sources in almost every discipline, including reference books.
Crater Lake Digital Research Collection: a collaborative project between the Oregon Institute of Technology Library and Crater Lake National Park. It is a research collection of park-related scientific and historical/cultural materials for use by researchers, educators and others. http://craterlakelib.oit.edu/
Klamath Waters Digital Library: encompasses a collection of full-text documents, reports, articles, photographs and maps from the 1800's to the present as well as many special collections and resources to help find community solutions to the water issues in the Klamath Basin. http://klamathwaterlib.oit.edu/
Digital Morphology Library: an archive of information on digital morphology and high-resolution X-ray computed tomography of biological specimens.
ISTL Webliography Directory: list of webliographies, organized by subject: resources listed in webliographies are all free and open to the public. http://www.istl.org/webliographies.html
NOAA Library: geodesy, mathematics, statistics
Public Library of Science: a freely available collection of open-access journal articles in medicine and the sciences. http://www.plos.org/
Science.gov: multiple science disciplines: federated search engine that includes databases of US government agencies.
Scirus: federated search engine for multiple disciplines in science
US Geological Survey: geomatics: online libraries of maps, photos, and aerial photos; USGS library OPAC; publications warehouse
WorldWideScience: multiple science disciplines: federated search engine that includes many international government websites in the sciences.