Additional Resources 

Biological Sciences Resources

Botany Resources

Flora of North America
IN PROGRESS OF PUBLICATION. Names, taxonomic relationships, distributions, and morphological characteristics of native & naturalized plants found in North America north of Mexico. Online version of the currently being published print series (QK110 F55).

International Plant Names Index
Database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and fern allies. IPNI is the product of a collaboration between The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian National Herbariu.

Native American Ethnobotany
A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.

PLANTS Database
Provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Mycology Resources

Index Fungorum
Database for names of fungi with taxonomic opinion. Full details appearing in the last five years reference printed versions of Index of Fungi, and Bibliography of Systematic Mycology. Provided by CABI.

CYBERLIBER: An Electronic Library for Mycology
Bibliographic information for mycological publications, most dating from the early 1800s to the 1980s. Full text is available for many important resources. Searchable by author; searching by organism is being developed. A collaborative world-wide venture.

Fungal Databases, Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory
A combination of searchable database for bibliographic and systematic information about fungi. Provided by USDA Agricultural Research Service.

The Bibliography of Systematic Mycology
Searchable online database of the Bibliography of Systematic Mycology. Searchable by author or fungus genus. Details for recent records are not available online.

Chemistry and Materials Resources

General Chemical and Physical Properties

SciFinder (CAS)
Largest collection of property data and spectra available at NDSU. Registration required.

Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.

Free chemical structure database

Sigma-Aldrich Product Directory
Melting point, boiling point, and spectra for more commercially available substances

A literature search tool designed to aid researchers and reviewers in determining relevant literature sources for a given experimental measurement. For thermophysical and thermochemical property measurements of pure, binary, and tertiary systems.

An index of selected thermodynamic and physical property resources (compiled by UT Austin)

Spectra Online

Spectral Database for Organic Compounds, SDBS
SDBS is an integrated spectral database system for organic compounds,which includes 6 different types of spectra: electron impact Mass spectra (EI-MS), Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra, 13C NMR spectra, laser Raman spectra, and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectra.

NIST Chemistry WebBook
National Institute of Standards and Technology database of chemical properties. The NIST Chemistry WebBook provides users with easy access to chemical and physical property data for chemical species.

NMR database (web database) for organic structures and their nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) spectra. It allows for spectrum prediction (13C, 1H and other nuclei) as well as for searching spectra, structures and other properties. Features peer-reviewed submission of datasets by its users.

Crystal Structures

eCrystals - Southampton is the archive for Crystal Structures generated by the Southampton Chemical Crystallography Group and the EPSRC UK National Crystallography Service

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database
From the homepage: A "crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, as well as selected datasets from other journals. The database is maintained under the care of the Mineralogical Society of America and the Mineralogical Association of Canada, and financed by the National Science Foundation."

Crystallography Open Database
Open-access collection of crystal structures deposited by contributors around the world.

Geosciences Resources

Collective Bibliography of North Dakota Geology (NDSU)
Index to journal articles about North Dakota geology published from the early 1800's-2002. Provided by NDSU Libraries in Collaboration with the North Dakota Geological Survey.

Geologic Guidebooks of North America
This database is an excellent tool for identifying geologic field trip guidebooks issued by societies, universities, geological surveys, etc., especially those related to North America. The database is maintained by American Geological Institute's GeoRef Information Services in cooperation with GSIS.

USGS National Geologic Map Database
Resource for maps and related data about: geology, hazards, earth resources, geophysics, geochemistry, geochronology, paleontology, and marine geology.

USGS Publications Warehouse
United State Geological Survey database of research and technical reports, maps, books, and conference papers in numerous USGS series. Many are available at no cost in a PDF version.

Mathematics Resources

General Mathematics Resources

Clay Mathematics Institute
Website for commutative algebra enthusiasts

MathSciNet tutorials

Designed by the makers of Mathematica software, this "computation knowledge engine" can be used to solve math problems or obtain demographic and other statistics.

Wolfram MathWorld

LaTeX Resources

A Beginner's Guide to LaTeX

LaTeX Wikibook

The not so Short Introduction to LaTeX

History of Mathematics

The Erdös Number Project
Project designed to highlight connections between the prolific mathematician Paul Erdos and his many collaborators.

Mathematics Genealogy Project
Traces the academic advisors of mathematicians, exposing the mathematical heritage of mathematicians. Produced by the NDSU Department of Mathematics.

The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
Mathematics history, includes a biographies index, history topics index, additional material index, and famous curves index.

Digitized Mathematical Literature

Historical Math Monographs
The Cornell University Library Historical Mathematics Monographs is a collection of selected monographs with expired copyrights chosen from the mathematics field.

DML: Digital Mathematics Library
Guide to digitized mathematics journals and monographs with links to full-text. Includes some journals that have been published for centuries.

Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics: Jahrbuch Database
A literature database based on the "Jahrbuch über die Fortschritte der Mathematik" (1868-1942) and an archive of digitised mathematical publications at the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen.

The University of Michigan Historical Mathematics Collection
19th and early 20th century mathematics books from the University of Michigan's collection.

Microbiological Sciences Resources

Laboratory Information

Clinical Microbiology Portal
Part of the American Society for Microbiology, this portal includes best practices, career information and questions and answers with experts.

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
A journal containing laboratory protocols in microbiology.

Predictive Microbiology Information Portal
A resource from the Department of Agriculture, this portal includes searchable links to information about common pathogens found in food, as well as a predictive tool for modeling the population of microbes in food, based on factors such as temperature, atmosphere and pH.

Protocol Exchange
An open repository for laboratory protocols relevant to the biological sciences. Users can freely search, browse or upload protocols.

Physics Resources

Laws and Constants

Fundamental Physical Constants
NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty. Site includes fundamental physical constants, the International System of Units (SI), and expressing the uncertainty of measurement results.

The Laws List
Laws, rules, principles, effects, paradoxes, limits, constants, experiments, & thought-experiments in physics.

Kaye & Laby Tables of Physical and Chemical Constants
Online version of the 16th edition (published 1995) of Kaye and Laby's handbook. Contains data, graphs and charts, spanning topics from fundamental constants to fibre optics, superconductivity to Raman spectroscopy and many others. Regularly reviewed and updated to reflect advances and developments in the fields of physics and chemistry.

Statistics Resources

Data Sources

United States Focus
U.S. Census

North Dakota Compass
North Dakota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in North Dakota. It tracks trends in topic areas such as children and youth, economy, health, housing, and workforce.

International Focus
UNdata (United Nations Statistics Division)
34 databases - 60 million records. UNdata is an internet-based data service which brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Provides comprehensive data by topic (theme) and country.

World Bank Open Data (World Bank)
Free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe. Searchable by country, topic, and various indicators.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Provides cross-national statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication.

International Monetary Fund
Publishes a range of time series data on lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators.

Council of European Social Science Data Archives

World Values Survey

Attitudes & Opinions
International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)

General Social Survey
Gathers data on contemporary American society in order to monitor and explain trends and constants in attitudes, behaviors, and attributes.

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Roper Center: Public Opinion Archives

Criminal Justice
Uniform Crime Reports
Provides information on crime in the United States. Includes publications, resources, and collections of data.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Includes information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. Includes specific data collections and data analysis tools.

Demographics & General
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Population Reference Bureau

IQSS (Institute for Quantitative Social Science) - Harvard

Education & Children
National Center for Education Statistics

Forum on Child and Family Statistics
About the Forum The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Find reports and other sources of statistics and demographic data on children and families in the United States, child abuse and neglect, child welfare services, children and youth in foster care, and domestic and international adoption.

Maps & Geographic Data
Hyper Cities
Overlay historical and contemporary maps of cities.

Color Brewer
For selecting colors for maps

Create maps based on your data



Centers for Disease Control: Data & Statistics (CDC)
Provides data and statistics by topic including illness/disease, birth, death, and health.

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (WHO)
Run by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Poll Search

National Library of Medicine Health Statistics Guide

Global Poverty Mapping Project

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality

Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Carribean

Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center

Sports Statistics

Baseball - Statmaster

Lahman Baseball Database - Sortable Statistics

Basketball - Open Source Sports

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