Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided
by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. Over
1,000 annotated sites are included. Use the browsable index for a broad range
of topics from Agriculture and Food to Science Education. Also searchable by keyword.
Sites selected are from SciTechResources
maintained by the National Technical Information Service.
Echo Virtual Center: Science & Technology
Incorporates and mainatins a link to the WWW Virtual Library for the History of
Science, Technology, & Medicine, established in 1994. The Echo Virtuial Center
catalogs, annotates, and reviews sites on the History of Science, Technology,
and Medicine. Site is searchable. From The Center for History and New Media.
Internet History of Science Sourcebook
A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented
cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.
Calls itself the "Gateway to the Best Science and Engineering Resources
Online:. Site consists of over 50,000 links to scientific and technical
sites plus links to publications and news releases,
Essays on Science and Society
In tribute to the 150th anniversary of AAAS (1848-1998), Science Magazine published
a weekly series of personal viewpoints on the theme of science and society . Essayists
included prominent scientists plus a wide range of nonscientists, including artists,
politicians, religious leaders, science fiction writers and philosophers.
A portal for technical report information generated through U.S. Government
funded research and development projects.
Next Wave (Free registration. Links to other Science Web Sites)
Published by The American Association for the Advancement of Science, this site
provides "resources for the next generation of scientists".
in the Headlines
Provides current and past articles on issues in the news. Also includes links
to related reports written by committees of volunteers of the nation's top experts
at the National Research Council (operating arm of the National Academy
of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering) and the Institute of Medicine.
This site posts reports daily in science, technology, and medicine directly from
universities and research organizations. The information consequently has not
undergone the condensing and editing performed by news bureaus and news-wires.
An online encyclopedia (dictionary-style) is available from the site, which contains
brief summations and definitions helpful for quick reference. With each article,
a link is provided to the research organization which has published the release.
The latest news and press releases from the world of science and engineering,
categorized or searchable by keyword terms.
Why Files (Science Behind the News)
Contains topical articles of the week plus an archive of past reports. A good
resource for authoritative and timely information on science news.
A forum for discussion on scientific trends, developments, and theories. Users
are encouraged to post and comment on stories and articles from major scientific
journals and magazines. Membership and submissions are open
to all, however the submissions are "community-edited" by the current
members of the site.
The latest news, developments and research in science. This site also offers quizzes,
poetry, games, cartoons, weekly crosswords, and webcasts, creating an interactive
and entertaining forum for the latest scientific developments.
Science Animations, Movies,
& Interactive Tutorials
Links to interactive sites, animation, and media on the web which serve as educational
resources for the sciences. The resources are organized categorically by the science.
A website designed to promote knowledge, education, and science literacy to students,
teachers, and the general public. The website offers interactive and animated
tutorials on a variety of topics, some intended for students and some intended
for a wider audience. The website seeks to create a sense of community by including
weblogs and forums for scientists and students to voice their opinions and to
How Stuff Works
Answers to how all the technology that we live with, works. Browseable and searchable.
Teaching Science and Technology
in Science and Technology
A collection of projects geared towards K-12 students, categorized by the field
Science Learning Network
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this organization comprises schools,
museums, and individual educators. Their website offers links to excellent educational
sites in the sciences, many created by museums. The site also offers links to
the museums themselves.
The Exploratorium Teacher Institute
A huge collection of resources for science education instructors. Includes projects,
in-class activities ("snacks"), listings of equipment suppliers, links
to online resources, collections of digital images, and more. A great organization
in support of teachers in the field.
An educational site for understanding neuroscience and the brain. This site offers
plenty of local content, including many experiments, activities, and games to
help students understand neuroscience, as well as an extensive collection of articles
NASA Explores: Express Lessons and Online Resources
Articles and lesson plans on science and technology related to NASA projects and
research. The materials are available in sections for each grade level, and each
lesson plan has teacher's aids, students materials, and the other content.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse compiles links to curriculum resources for
teachers of math and the sciences. The sites for these teaching resources are
then rated by the ENC and the ratings accompany the
Written by staff members of the Agricultural Research Service, this site contains
picture-book type stories on subjects in the general sciences. Topics include
insects, the environment, satellites, plants, nutrition, and high technology.
A drop-down menu also offers teaching resources including classroom activities
and projects, ideas for science fair projects, and quizzes.
Science Teachers' Resource Center
A website featuring lab experiments, demonstrations, and teaching tips for science
educators. These resources are categorized by each of the sciences. All materials
on the site are free to be used for educational purposes, providing that their
distribution is not for profit.
Patents & Trademarks
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Search U.S. Patent & Trademark Databases. Download forms and instructions
for patent and/or trademark applications and fee information. Links to home pages
of patent offices in other countries.
U.S. Patent & Trademark Databases
Patent full-text and full-page image databases.
Free Patents Online Database
A database of patents from the U.S. Patents Office updated every week. Patents
can be searched by patent number or keyword, and downloaded for free as pdf files.
Canadian Patent Database
Provides access to more than 75 years of patent descriptions and images.
1,500,000 patent documents can be searched and retrieved. Contains
images and bibliographic descriptions back to 1920 and text of the abstracts
and claims back to 1978. Updated frequently. From the Canadian Intellectual
Property Office (CIPO).
European Patent Office
Search European Patent database. Espacenet - Patent Search
Search Europe's Network of Patent databases. Retrieve full text and images free
back to 1920. esp@cenet is a free service provided by the European Patent
Organisation through the EPO and the national offices of its members states:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hellenic Republic,
Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
and the United Kingdom.
World Intellectual Property Organization
Their site provides informational sections on every aspect of intellectual property.
The site also features CLEA,
a free online service offering searchable access to laws and treaties on intellectual
property from a wide range of countries.
Search free database for patents from 1971 - present; created and sponsored by
IBM. The Intellectual Property Network (IPN) lets you search and view patent documents
from the U.S. and Europe as well as patent applications published by the World
Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Searching Tutorial http://www.lib.utexas.edu/engin/patent-tutorial/index.htm
How to find Patents - from the University of Texas @ Austin.
Patent Law Links http://www.patentlawlinks.com/
Covers all aspects of patent work including links to case law, statutes
and regulations, U.S. Patent Office, patent drawing services, patent law
firms, patent search firms, document retrieval firms, intellectual property
law and technical schools, professional associations and journals, and
legal search engines. U.S. Patent Office forms can be read and printed
with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
National Inventor Fraud Center,
Inc. (NIFC) http://www.inventorfraud.com
The National Inventor Fraud Center Inc. (NIFC) provides information to inventors
about invention promotion companies and how to market their invention themselves.
The NIFC maintains a list of BAD Guys that, in the NIFC's opinion,
provide questionable value for the fees they charge. They also have a list
of GOOD Guys that can help you during the invention process that have proven
value. The site also offers a list of 10 Questions to ask any invention
promotion company prior to paying money to them.
Trademark Law: an
From Cornell's Legal Information Institute, a website providing an overview of
the trademark topic, including references to the laws which govern trademarks
and the decisions which have figured prominently in upholding that law.
State Trademark Agencies and Databases
Links to the web sites of agencies in each state that handle trademark matters.
Includes addresses and phone numbers. Also provides links to searchable
state trademark databases on the web.
BitLaw: A Resource on Technology Law
BitLaw is a comprehensive Internet resource on technology law, containing
over 1,800 pages on patent, copyright, trademark, and Internet legal issues.
Major topics covered include Patent Law, Software Patents, Trademark Law,
Internet Law, Legal Links, Copyright Law, Primary Sources, and Forms and