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Tools of Science

This is a summary of links that might prove helpful to authors of BFNA treatments. The most important links are two links to gazetteers:

U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System (U.S. domestic locations)

Global Gazetteer (Worldwide Directory of Cities and Towns) ("This is a directory of 3397140 of the world's cities and towns, sorted by country and linked to a map for each town. Presentation Copyright 1998-2000 by Carl Rosenberg.") Note: Coverage does not include the United States (03/18/00)

The above are the two gazetteers that appear to be most useful. Others may be found at:

Online Gazetteers
Topographic Maps
National Mapping Info - USGS


Other links

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Best Search Engines for Science


Reference Desk
Encyclopedia Brittanica
Encyclopedia of Plants
Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Mathematics Encyclopedia
Onelook Dictionary
Bryological Glossary
Internet Public Library
Alexandria Digital Library
Your Dictionary
BIN21 Virtual Library
NatureServe Conservation Information
National Atlas of the United States
National Biological Information Infrastructure

Directories and More Links

Internet Directory for Botany
Web Sites on Biodiversity and Law
Taxonomic Starting Points (USGS)
Botany Resources
Botany and Zoology Links
Internet Directory for Botany
Links to Journals, Books, Literature, Databases
Biological Museums on the Web
Biological Software on the Web
Statistical Resources on the Web
BioLinks at Harvard

Indexes and Databases

Index to American Botanical Literature
Index to Library Catalogues
Missouri Botanical Garden Moss Database (MOST)
PLANTS National Database
Useful and Edible Plants Database
Biodiversity Resources
Index Herbariorum
International Plant Names Index
Biodivesity and Biological Collections Resources
Biodiversity and World Map
Herbaria Online List
Index Nominum Genericorum
Plant Taxonomists Online

Mosses and Liverworts

IUCN Bryophyte Specialist Group
Amer. Bryological & Lichenological Soc.
Index of Mosses Database
Intern. Assoc. of Bryologists



Intro to Statistics (VassarStats)
Kovach Statistics Software
L&H Online Translations
Travlang's Translating Dictionaries
ZD Net Shareware
Simtel Software
Introduction to Map Collections
Calculators Online
Online Software for Cluster Analysis
New York State Geographic Information System