Category Archives: Tools

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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EPA Launches New Online Mapping Tool for Environmental Impact Statements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched an interactive web-based mapping tool that provides the public with access and information on Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) filed with EPA for major projects proposed on federal lands and other proposed federal actions. … Continue reading

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Floriculture search engine now online

Industry members now have online access to a comprehensive floriculture library containing information that may have been previously unavailable. The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has partnered with North Carolina State University (NCSU) to create the Floriculture InfoSearch Engine, a powerful … Continue reading

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An Interactive Map Of Every Stream In The U.S.

A new interactive map called Streamer, from the Department of the Interior, lets you trace the origin and destination of every stream in the U.S. Fast Company has a nice overview of the tool here. Streamer is part of NationalAtlas.gov, … Continue reading

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University of Illinois Web Services launches secure messaging service

Email+, available through the Web Services Toolbox, now offers a new feature for sending secure messages.  A secure message could be a login, password, any type of link that requires a user to authenticate in, or any other type of … Continue reading

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Primo: our new web scale discovery tool

Primo, the University Library’s new “web scale discovery” tool is now live in beta mode on the University Library gateway.  Web scale discovery services are “capable of searching quickly and seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote preharvested … Continue reading

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