Scientific subject links – M-P

 Marine biology

  • SeaWeb
    Project designed to raise awareness of the world ocean and the life within it.
    www.seaweb.org

 Materials

ASM International

Society for materials engineers and scientists, a network dedicated to advancing industry, technology and applications of metals and materials.
www.asm-intl.org/

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Developed to provide information about the Institute's services to members and to the broader materials, minerals and mining community.
www.iom3.org/

 Mathematics

 Medicine and health

  • Access Excellence
    Critical sources of new scientific information.
    www.accessexcellence.org/

  • COEH
    The Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health of the University of Manchester.
    www.coeh.man.ac.uk/

  • Cochrane Library
    The Abstracts of Cochrane Reviews are available without charge, and can be browsed or searched.
    www.cochrane.org/reviews/index.htm

  • Department of Health
    Government website for the Department of Health in England.
    www.doh.gov.uk/

  • General Medical Council
    A charity whose purpose is the protection, promotion and maintenance of the health and safety of the community.
    www.gmc-uk.org/

  • HighWire
    Full-text scientific and medical journal articles from Stanford University Libraries.
    http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl   * E journals site

  • Medi Lexicon
    Online database of over 70,000 pharmaceutical and medical abbreviations.
    www.medilexicon.com/

  • MERCK
    Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products to improve human and animal health, directly and through joint ventures.
    www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual_home/contents.htm

  • NHS Direct
    Find out more about a condition or illness.
    www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

  • National Library of Medicine
    PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi

  • NetDoctor
    Free access to databases.
    www.netdoctor.co.uk/

  • OMNI
    Offers free access to a searchable catalogue of internet sites covering health and medicine.
    http://omni.ac.uk/

  • Public Health Genetics
    Provides news and information about advances in genetics and their impact on public health and the prevention of disease.
    www.phgu.org.uk/

  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
    Library.
    www.rcpe.ac.uk/library/

  • Scotland's health on the Web (SHOW)
    SHOW is provided by a team of people based within the Information and Statistics Division of NHS Scotland.
    www.show.scot.nhs.uk/

  • Scottish Government Health Department
    Scottish government site for health.
    www.show.scot.nhs.uk/sehd/

  • UN Population Information
    A guide to population information on UN system websites.
    www.un.org/popin/

  • WHO
    World Health Organisation, the United Nations' specialised agency for health.
    www.who.int/en/

 Natural history and wildlife

  • British trees
    Lots of information on native British trees, and links to relevant and international organisations.
    www.british-trees.com/

  • Friends of the Earth
    Information on campaigns.
    www.foe.co.uk/

  • Naturenet
    UK-based site on all aspects of countryside management and nature conservation.
    www.naturenet.net/

  • Postcode plants database
    Put your postcode in, and this website gives a list of local plants in the area. Also includes a checklist of native Scottish plant species.
    www.nhm.ac.uk/science/projects/fff/

  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
    Information about events, news stories, reserves information, local groups, RSPB vacancies and many other interesting topics.
    www.rspb.org.uk

  • Wild flower page
    UK-wide coverage. Gives useful information on looking for wild flowers and their statutory protection and conservation.
    www.habitat.org.uk/wildflwr.htm

 Patents and Inventions - information sites

  • IFIA
    International Federation of Inventors' Associations.
    www.invention-ifia.ch/

  • Institute of Patentees and Inventors
    Offers its members advice and guidance on all aspects of inventing from idea conception to innovation and development.
    www.invent.org.uk/

  • Intellectual Property
    Answers to your questions and all the resources you need to find your way through the IP jungle of copyright, designs, patents and trade marks.
    www.intellectual-property.gov.uk/

  • 'PatentCafé'
    Online intellectual property magazine.
    www.patentcafe.com/

  • Yet2
    Offers scientists and researchers the opportunity to unearth critical technologies.
    www.yet2.com/app/about/home

 Patents - offices

  • British Library Business and Intellectual Property Centre information
    www.bl.uk/bipc/dbandpubs/intpropres/index.html

  • Canada
    A leading intellectual property office.
    www.cipo.gc.ca/

  • Derwent Information
    Part of the Thomson Corporation, supplier of value-added patent and scientific information.
    www.derwent.co.uk/

  • EPO
    European Patent Office.
    www.european-patent-office.org/

  • France
    French Patent Office.
    www.inpi.fr/

  • Germany
    German Patent Office.
    www.dpma.de/

  • Intellectual Property Office
    Responsible for Intellectual Property (copyright, designs, patents and trade marks) in the UK.www.ipo.gov.uk/

  • US Patent and Trademark Office
    Use their Online Business systems to search existing patents and trademarks, order copies, apply for patents, register trademarks, pay fees and monitor progress.
    www.uspto.gov/

  • WIPO
    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organisation dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works.
    www.wipo.org

 Physics

  • American Institute of Physics
    With the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare.
    www.aip.org/

  • APS
    American Physical Society.
    www.aps.org/

  • arXiv.org
    E-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. Also partially funded by the National Science Foundation.
    www.arxiv.org/   * E journals site

  • Institute of Physics
    Leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics. The Institute has a worldwide membership.
    www.iop.org/

  • PhysicsWeb
    Physics news, jobs and resources.
    http://physicsweb.org/

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