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NTIS FedWorld WWW homepage includes a list of more than 100 US. Government information servers, each sorted by NTIS Subject categories. Also, limited information on the services provided by NTIS, as well as access to many of the free files that are available from the dialup/telnet FedWorld interface.
View Resource The Mill Hill Essays

Published annually by the UK National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), these essays are intended to promote public understanding of science. Written by NIMR staff members and guest authors, the essays "are designed to be accessible to anyone with an interest in science and the natural world." Volumes from 1995 are available in their entirety at the site. Sample essays include "The ethical...
View Resource Papers from National Academy of Sciences Colloquia

At this site, viewers will find listings and full text (.pdf format) of scientific papers presented at 1996, 1997 and 1998 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) colloquia. Topics of colloquia reflect cutting-edge science, are very diverse, and range from 'Computational Biomolecular Science,' 'Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change,' and 'Genetics and the Origin of Species,' to 'The Age of the Universe,...
View Resource Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Featured here is an important subscription-based resource for obtaining science articles online. Wide-ranging institutional access as well as free services make each of these resources useful without an individual subscription. The PNAS, claiming to be the "world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serial . . . , publishes research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium...
View Resource INASP: International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications

Established in 1992 by the International Council for Science (ICSU), INASP is a cooperative network of partners that aims to increase international access to scientific and scholarly information. In particular, INASP seeks to improve the flow of scientific and scholarly information within and between countries with less sophisticated systems of publication and dissemination. INASP's no-frills...
View Resource Highly Cited Researchers

"This freely accessible Web site gives research professionals working in a variety of occupations an invaluable tool to identify individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades," boasts the About page of this handy tool. Part of the ISI Web of Knowledge platform from the Thompson Corporation (an...
View Resource ITpapers

Brought to the Web by The Applied Technologies Group, Inc. (ATG), ITpapers offers users access to more than 23,000 white papers and other documents related to information technology. Holdings here are divided into ten categories, including Corporate Computing, Internet, Software, Hardware, Security, and more. The several layers of subcategories and the summaries of documents make this a very...
View Resource Mill Hill Essays Archive

The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) provides this online archive of their Mill Hill Essay Series. This annual publication (last mentioned in the April 6, 2001 Scout Report) is designed for anyone "with an interest in science and the natural world." Essays are presented in HTML format and are generally equivalent to several printed pages. The archive goes back to 1995 and features...
View Resource Issues in Science and Technology

What's the relationship between climate change and national security? How will online education change the higher education landscape? These are but a few of the questions answered within the pages of Issues in Science and Technology magazine, which is sponsored by several organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the University of Texas at...