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Vermont-related events, climate and weather, glossaries, online education, medical links,
and databases for the Willey Library at NVUJ.

Reference Material
USGS Water Resources Recent Seismic Activity Science at NASA NASA Visible Earth
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Weekly Report of Volcanic Activity GIS Data Online and VT GIS data Astronomy Picture of the Day
USGS Natural Hazards Gateway West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences NOAA Hazard Images
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Directory of Open Access Journals NOAA Significant Event Imagery
NASA Earth Observatory Science Events and Conferences Elsevier's Science Direct Open Access Journals Earth Science World Image Bank
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species EPA: Surf Your Watershed The US Geological Survey Earth Revealed Online Video Series
Ocean World Earthweek: A Diary of the Planet PLOS One Earth Science Picture of the Day
TerraServer USA EurekAlert! from AAAS NEIGC Guidebooks: 1954-2016 Earth Science World Image Bank
EPA EnviroMapper Mass Animal Deaths Water Online Gateway to Astronaut Photography
United Nations' Relief Web Headlines From Space arXiv and bioRXiv NASA Image and Video Library
USGS Nonindegenous Aquatic Species Database Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Lyell Collection of the Geological Society  
ReliefWeb Army Corps of Engineers Manuals Cambridge Open Access Journals  
AGI Critical Issues Webinars Volcanic Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project European Geosciences Union Open Access Journals  
AGI Critical Issues Program   The Logic of Science
AGI Critical Issues Research Database
Terra Daily Nasa Live
Natural Resources Conservation Service US Soil Map US Government's Open Data The National Academies NASA TV (live)
NationMaster Science Alert Videos at TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
Trading Economics Science Times Human: The Movie
  Inside Government Science Direct Cell Reports Peer-Reviewed Scientific Video Journal
Our World in Data Reddit Journal of Science Films On Demand
US Census Science Daily Films on Demand or here
  UN World Population Prospects SciHub Journals Paleobiology Database and Interactive Map
  Homeland Security News Wire LibGen Journals Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  Retraction Watch Database   Macaulay Library of Biodiversity Audio and Video Recordings

Vermont-related Events
Road Closures Weather and (graphical presentation) Lamoille River at Johnson Local Geology Events
VT Council on Rural Development Summit Snow Depth at the "Stake" Lake Champlain at Burlington Vermont Geological Society
Vermont Biofinder Ski Vermont Snow Conditions VT Plowfinder Vermont Geological Survey
The VT Futures Project Vermont Power Outages VT Emergency Management Report card for Vermont's infrastructure
The Vermont Landscape Change Program Tropical Storm Irene
in VT
Vermont Open Geodata Portal Lake Champlain Phosphorous TMDL
  VT Natural Resource Atlas VT Interactive Map Viewer

Climate Issues and Weather
Climate Change
National Snow and Ice Data Center Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network Joint Typhoon Warning Center Weather Underground
New England Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative An Inconvenient Truth Japan Meteorological Agency for Tropical Cyclones NOAA National Weather Service and (graphical presentation)
US Global Change Research Program Stephen Schneider,
Stanford University
NWS/NHC Tropical Prediction Center US Weather Pages
Climate 1-Stop NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information Weathernerds Intellicast Radar
USDA Climate Change Research Center NASA: Global Climate Change Tropical Tidbits UV Index
Vermont State Climate Office SSEC Real-time composite animation NOAA Storm event database NWS Climate Prediction Center
Fourth National Climate Assessment (2018) Water Resources Dashboard   Mike's Weatherpage
The New Green Deal (Ocasio-Cortez 2019) 53 Sources for Climate Change News
Space Weather
Final Agreement at COP 21 Citizen's Climate Lobby Meteor showers Tokyo Climate Center
Carbon Monitoring for Action Climate at the National Academies Northern Lights  
Top 100 Green blogs for Students National Renewable Energy Laboratory Space Weather  
  The Future of Coal (by the MIT) Mars Weather  

USGS Glacial Glossary National Weather Service Glossary Astronomical Glossary Encyclopedia of Earth
Volcanology Photo Glossary Glossary of Meteorology SI Units Encyclopedia of Life
  Climate Change Glossary Unit Converter The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Online Education
Open Courses
GRE Preparation
Search Engines
MIT Open Courseware GIMP Image Manipulation Program GRE Practice Tests Wikipedia
Coursera Unit conversion calculators Youtube links Wolfram Alpha
edX Password Checker Kaplan on Youtube DuckDuckGo
Udacity Web Design GRE links from ETS Yossarian Lives!
Lynda LightZone (open-source digital darkroom)   StartPage
Khan Academy RawTherapee (open-source raw image processing)   Google Scholar
VT Geospatial Webinars LightWorks (open-source video editor)   Refseek
OpenCulture Prezi   iSeek
Github 7-Zip
Virtual LRC
Marginal Revolution University Shot Cut Nine courses that will change the way you see the world Microsoft Academic
Erik Kirk on Illustrator (YouTube tutorials) HandBrake Alan Alda's Communicating Science Center at Stony Brook  
SchoolForge   College Scorecard
    Applied Thematic Analysis Code Academy
    Tim Berners-Lee Learn Python
  College closures Code School

Medical Issues
Global Disease Alerts TOXNET: Toxicology Data Network National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences University of Washington Medical Videos
Disease Database Chemical ID Plus Collaborative on Health and the Environment UVM Community Medical School Videos
Environmental Health News Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Human Gene-Editing Initiative Videos of surgical procedures
IATP Food and Health Household Products Database Emerging Contaminants in the Environment US Health Map
CSPI Guide to Food Additives (and here) National Pesticide Information Center As You Sow Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Hospitalizations
Census of Marine Life Environmental Working Group: Foods iNaturalist
Genetically Engineered Crops (NAS) EWG Sunscreen Guide   Vermont Tick Tracker
EWG Cosmetic Database Drug Interactions Checker   Tick Encounter Resource Center
International Travel Advisories Biomedical References: PubMed   VT Tick Encounters (by week)

NVUJ Willey Library databases

Agricultural and Environmental Science Database This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management( and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.

American Meteorological Society Journals Online The American Meteorological Society Journals Online provides full text access to articles in the following journals: the Bulletin of the AMS, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Journal of Atmospherica Sciences, Monthly Weather Review and Weather, Climate and Society.

GreenFILE Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

Biological Science Database Science and biology journal articles and magazines.

Birds of North America Online Database that documents the life histories of each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the American Ornithologists’ Union.

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection A collection of over 700 journals and 6 subject specific Delmar reference titles, covering environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

General Science Collection A collection of over 200 journals.

Public Library of Science (PLOS) Articles from open access, peer-reviewed journals in the general sciences, biology, ecology, genetics, pathogens, and medicine. 215,000 + peer-reviewed articles are free to access, reuse and redistribute.

Science in Context Full-text journals, magazines, images and videos on a wide range of science topics. Primarily geared toward middle and high school studies.

MEDLINE Complete The largest companion to the MEDLINE index, this full-text database provides access to top-tier biomedical and health journals. It is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.

SportDISCUS with Full Text Covers sports science, sports medicine, physical fitness, sports administration, physical education, physical therapy and other related subjects. Contains articles from more than 500 scholarly journals, as well as magazines and books.

Family Health Database Consumer health journal articles and magazines.

Health & Wellness Resource Center A comprehensive consumer health resource for all levels of health research. Includes reference book articles and a medical dictionary.

Nursing & Allied Health Database Nursing and allied health journal articles, books, videos, dissertations, etc.

PubMed Developed by the National Center for Bioinformation Technology for the National Library of Medicine. Content may overlap with MEDLINE.

Alt HealthWatch A full-text alternative health research database focused on complimentary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.