Selected free e-resources

Association of Earth Science Editors

The goals of the Association of Earth Science Editors: To strengthen the profession of earth science editing

American Geophysical Union

The purpose of the American Geophysical Union is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving more than 7,000 professionals worldwide. Our mission is to promote the ethical application of active and passive sensors, the disciplines of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and other supporting geospatial technologies

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

GFDL's mission is to advance scientific understanding of climate and its natural and anthropogenic variations and impacts, and improve NOAA's predictive capabilities, through the development and use of world-leading computer models of the Earth System.


MCEER is a national center of excellence dedicated to the discovery and development of new knowledge, tools and technologies that equip communities to become more disaster resilient in the face of earthquakes and other extreme events. MCEER accomplishes this through a system of multidisciplinary, multi-hazard research, in tandem with complimentary education and outreach initiatives.

Meteoritical Society

The Meteoritical Society is a non-profit scholarly organization founded in 1933 to promote the study of extraterrestrial materials, including meteorites and space mission returned samples, and their history.

Plate Tectonics

The progress of the earth sciences and the advancement of technologies associated with the understanding of our planet during the 1940's and 50's have led geologists to develop a new way of looking at the world and how it works. This exhibit explains the history of our new understanding of the Earth and provides a brief overview of the theories behind it.

Seismological Society of America

The Seismological Society of America (SSA) is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Environmental & Engineering Geophysical Society

Sets as its mision to promote the science of geophysics especially as it is applied to environmental and engineering problems

International Commission for Optics

The International Commission for Optics was created in 1947. It is an Affiliated Commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), and a Scientific Associate of the International Council of Science (ICSU). Its objective is to contribute, on an international basis, to the progress and diffusion of knowledge in the field of Optics.

Mazur Group

This site offers descriptions of all the group's research efforts (with links to full-text publications), searchable databases of publications and talks, news, and an interactive virtual tour of the group's lab facilities. There is also a link to Project Galileo, an online server of classroom-tested teaching resources.

The Laser Physics Group

The Laser Physics Group at Umeε University works within the field of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Optics, and the Biosciences with the following two main activities: Development of New Laser-based Spectroscopic Techniques for Sensitive Species Detection and the Development of New Techniques for Non-Intrusive Micromanipulation of Biological Objects by Laser Light - Optical Tweezers

Optical Society of America

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied


PhysNet - the worldwide Network of Physics Departments and Documents - provides a set of information services for physicists.

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) was established in 1922 in Brussels with 13 Member countries and the first General Assembly was held in 1923 in Paris. The aims of the Union are: to stimulate and promote international cooperation in physics

Institute of Molecular Physic - Polish Academy of Sciences

The institute's site provides information about the institute's research laboratories and activities, publications, seminars and conferences, and other institutes and laboratories thata gave cooperative agreements with the Institute. The site also includes a list of links to related resources.


Nordita is the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, and its purpose is to carry out research and strengthen the Nordic collaboration within the basic areas of theoretical physics.

Niels Bohr Archive
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries. The portal serves as a manufacturing reference information, offers e-storefront for standards publications, membership directory, semiconductor manufacturing industry news, and semiconductor industry conference and meeting abstracts.

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

TheThomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is funded by the US Department of Energy and managed by the Southeastern Universities Research Association. Visitors to the Jefferson Lab web site will find information on the lab's nuclear physics and accelerator programs, free-electron laser program, research facilities and experiments, research highlights, and publications. This site also features a searchable image gallery, educational meterials for K-12 teachers and students, a newsletter, an archive of news releases, and a virtual tour pf the lab.

Nist - Atomic Spectra Database

It contains data for radiative transitions and energy levels in atoms and atomic ions. Data are included for observed transitions of 99 elements and energy levels of 56 elements. ASD contains data on about 950 spectra from about 1 ? (?ngstr?ms) to 200 ʽm (micrometers), with about 72,000 energy levels and 102,000 lines, 40,000 of which have transition probabilities listed. The most current NIST-evaluated data associated with each transition are integrated under a single listing.

Nist - Physical Reference Data

PHYSICAL REFERENCE DATA of the NIST Physics Laboratory, including physical constants, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, ionizing radiation and dosimetry, nuclear and condensed matter physics, and more.