Category Archives: Tools

Identify yourself! Use the ORCID Registry

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) was established in 2010.  An ORCID identifier provides a way for researchers to identify themselves and their scholarly output.  The ORCID Registry strives to create a “permanent, clear and unambiguous record of research … Continue reading

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Google Scholar Library

On November 19, Google launched Scholar Library, a personal collection of articles in Scholar. Scholar Library allows you to save articles right from the search page, organize them by topic, and use Scholar’s full-text search & ranking to quickly find … Continue reading

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National Conservation Easement Database (NCED)

The National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) is the first national database of conservation easement information, compiling records from land trusts and public agencies throughout the United States. Voluntary and secure, the NCED respects landowner privacy and will not collect landowner … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Commission launches database of restoration projects

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is improving habitat for fish, wildlife and people in communities across the eight-state Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Restoration Database (GLRD) showcases projects implemented under the Initiative’s Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration … Continue reading

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OpenGeoSci

OpenGeoSci is a free, map-based discovery interface providing geographic searching for more than 300,000 maps, cross-sections, charts, tables, and other high-value content from GeoScienceWorld (GSW) publications. The advanced technology behind OpenGeoSci is built and hosted by HighWire Press incorporating a … Continue reading

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New app helps identify fish in Great Lakes states

Read the full story at Great Lakes Echo. Think you know a lot about fish? The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a tool that could help even the most knowledgeable fish enthusiast identify and differentiate between species in the Great Lakes … Continue reading

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Resources for Teaching Meteorology

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013. Created by Professor Herr at California State University-Northridge, the Sourcebook for Teaching Science offers a trove of materials for science educators in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, and the geophysical sciences. … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013. Texas A&M University has crafted this unique and wonderful collection of materials for use by the scientific community and anyone else with an interest in natural history and other matters. The collections … Continue reading

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National Park Service Offers Teachers A Web Portal Into Educational Materials On Parks

Teachers looking to bolster their science, history, and culture curriculum’s can now turn to the National Park Service, which has created a website especially for them. The new online service launched Thursday for educators uses spectacular natural landscapes to teach science and … Continue reading

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PLANTS Database Provides Answers for Vegetative Questions

Read the full post at the USDA Blog. Recently the PLANTS website crossed a milestone with the uploading of its 50,000th image. The database, managed by the National Plant Data Team at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s East National … Continue reading

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