Helpful Databases and Glossaries /
Ask-An-Earth-Scientist or Palaeontologist
Databases focused on Palaeobotany and Palaeontology
Databases focused on Botany and Biology
Scientific Unit Converter
National Geophysical Data Center and NASA
Meta Indexes of Scientific Databases
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
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Palaeobotanical and Palaeontological Collections@
Introductions to both Fossil and Recent Plant Taxa@
Software for Palaeontology@
Software for Botany and Biology@
Software for Geology and Geo-Software Indexes@
! About.com: >Education > Geology > Teach & Learn Geology > Ask-A-Geologist Sites.
AskA+ Locator. Get connected with experts on the Internet! Profiles of AskA services can be searched by various fields, or descriptors, (keyword, subject, grade) by entering a term or combination of terms and choosing a Boolean operator (AND, OR, NOT).
The British Geological Survey, Nottingham, UK: Ask-about-Geology. BGS offers an internet e-mail service for general questions on earth sciences. They encourage students and amateur geologists to send questions, but they will not write reports or provide answers to test questions.
MAD Scientist Network: MAD Sci is a collective crania of scientists answering questions in many areas. MadSci Library provide access to other science sites and resources on the WWW including links to other "Ask-A-Scientist" sites.
Open School, Canada: Ask an Expert Sources.
Paläontologische Gesellschaft. An association not only for German speaking palaeontologists. Go to: Frag eine(n) Paläontologin(en) (in German). Ask a Palaeontologist. See also here.
Russell J. Jacobson: Ask a Paleontologist.
ScienceNet, UK. A free science information service. You can search their site to find an answer or send a new question. Go to: Palaeontology.
US Geological Survey (USGS): Ask-A-Geologist. The USGS offers an internet e-mail service for general questions on earth sciences. Each e-mail message sent to Ask-A-Geologist is routed to a different USGS earth scientist. The scientist will reply to your question in a few days.
! US Geological Survey Library, Reston, Virginia: Ask a Librarian. If you are a student, teacher, or researcher, you may use the e-mail reference service for assistance in finding information on geology, hydrology, cartography, biology, paleontology, environmental science and related topics. A USGS reference librarian will attempt to respond within 3 working days.
! U.S. Geological Survey:
USGS frequently asked questions,
U.S. Geological Survey FAQ websites contain answers to the most commonly-asked questions regarding geoscience topics: e.g.
search for: fossil.
Other FAQ´s are available here.
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