REFERENCE RESOURCES
SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL LIBRARY

HOME | ANIMALS | PLANTS | CONSERVATION | ZOOS | REFERENCE | NEWS | BOOKS | MULTIMEDIA | JOURNALS | ABOUT | SEARCH

BUSINESS / MANAGEMENT / FINANCES
       Business Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers
       Management Skills
       Chronicle of Philanthropy -- Nonprofit World News
       Consumer Price Indexes -- US Department of Labor
       Currency Exchange Rates or Exchange Rates Plus
    
       EDGAR : Electronic SEC Filings -- Corporate annual and 10K reports
       Guidestar -- Financial Data on Charities & Nonprofits
       PubHub -- Researching Philanthropy: Grants Classification System
       Grants Web -- NIH Help with Grants
       Grants.gov -- single access point for grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies               

DEMOGRAPHICS / STATISTICS
       U.S. Census Facts -- Economic, Demographic and Business Data
       U.S. Economic Indicators
       American Factfinder -- American Census Bureau, search by industry or geography
       Nationmaster.com -- Comparative Data (make your own graphs / generate stats)
       Public Record Databases -- search free databases worldwide
       Wolfram Alpha -- Statistics, data analysis, facts
       Statistical Sites online -- from US Dept Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
       California Information -- official state web site
       California Legislative Information
       California Government & Public Policy Resources -- UC Berkeley
       Federal Register Documents -- Use Advanced Search to search by keyword.
       Fedstats -- Statistics from over 100 U.S. Government Agencies
       USA.gov -- U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
       League of Conservation Voters
       NIH -- National Institutes of Health
       San Diego City Government
       Science.gov -- Searches ALL scientific sources (Dept. of Interior, EPA, NSF, Dept Agriculture etc.)
       U.S. Census Facts -- Economic, Demographic and Business Data
       U.S. Patent & Trademark Site
       U.S. Fish & Wildlife
       U.S. General Services
       USDA National Agricultural Library -- Animal Welfare Information Center

HEALTH & SAFETY
       California Wildfires -- NLM Environmental Health
       Environmental Health & Toxicology -- Information compiled by the National Library of Medicine and NIH
       Epidemiology, the Internet & Global Health -- Lectures / tutorials 64000+ scientists in 174 countries
       Health Hotline Subject Index -- Toll-Free Numbers for key organizations
       MSDS -- Material Safety Data Sheets

LEGAL RESOURCES
       California Laws
       California Findlaw
       U.S. Wildlife Laws
       Thomas Legislative Information -- Bill Summary & Status, Roll Call Votes
       Copyright and Fair use -- Stanford University
       U.S. Patent & Trademark Site

MAPS AND GIS
       GeoGratis -- Free Geospacial Data from Natural Resources Canada
       Google Earth -- Satellite maps with downloadable upgrades
       National Geographic's Map Machine -- includes conservation maps
       National Resources Inventory Map Room -- Maps and charts based on Natural Resources Conservation Service surveys
       Southern California Integrated GIS Network
       USGS EarthExplorer
       WildFinder -- WWF Distribution Maps for 30,000 species
       World and Historical Maps -- University of Texas
       WWF's Ecoregions -- A global biodiversity map

ONLINE GUIDES & TUTORIALS
       Infomine -- Directory to Scholarly Resources maintained by UC Riverside
       Computer Literacy 101 -- Lessons in computer 'basics'
       Office 2007 Tutorials -- Florida Gulf Coast University tutorials on the latest version of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
       Online Tutorials to EndNote, RefWorks, Biosis, Google searching, and PubMed -- Links maintained by UCSD
       Ted Talks -- Online videos of talks by leaders in their field (Click on "Science" or "Global issues" to find more relevant material)
       Catalist -- Official Catalog of Listservs

TRAVEL AIDS
       CDC Home Travel Information
       CIA World Factbook
       U.S. State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs
       U.S. State Department Background Notes
       Country Calling Codes -- for international telephoning
       Currency Exchange Rates
       Per Diems
       Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
       Time and Date.com -- Local times in foreign countries

WRITER'S AIDS
       Bartleby.com -- Quotations, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia and Audio Pronunciation Guide
       CSE Style Manual -- How to cite online resources. For an easy-to-use overview, use the Ohio State University's guide.
       Copyright Addendum Engine -- Creates a document to send to publishers requesting copyright privileges
       Copyright Guidelines --Stanford University
       Dictionaries - Biological Terms
       Dictionary - Medical -- Medline Plus
       Dictionary - Merriam Webster Online -- includes audio pronunciation
       Dictionary - Reverse -- Describe a concept and get a list of possibilities
       Dictionary - Swahili -- The Kamusi Project
       Guide to Grammar and Writing --Created by a Rutgers University English Professor
       Journal of Mammalogy Style Guides -- click on Style Guide for Editors (PDF)
       Quotations -- Yale University
       Words in Context -- Allows you to see how a particular term or phrase is used in peer-reviewed literature
       Writing A Grant Proposal -- Columbia University
       Writing A Biosciences Research Paper -- Rice University


HOME | ANIMALS | PLANTS | CONSERVATION | ZOOS | REFERENCE | NEWS | BOOKS | MULTIMEDIA | JOURNALS | ABOUT | SEARCH