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from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.
Web Where-is: Finding and Using Reliable Web Information

Internet Beginners Guide
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Collection of online resources assembled by

Study Skills Guides
your guide through the information maze from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.
your guide to studying at the university from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.

has economics news, directory of economists, links to economics Web sites, sites with economic data. Maintained by John S. Irons. has economics news, directory of economists, links to economics Web sites, sites with economic data. Maintained by John S. Irons.

AmosWeb Economic Gloss*arama
is a searchable glossary of economic terms.

(Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy) is an interdisciplinary research project that focuses on international economic competition, development and application of advanced technologies'. Their web site has BRIE working papers (selected papers have the full text attached) and research papers.

(Internet Documents in Economics Access Service) allows searching for many working papers from WoPEc, BibEc, EconWPA and other archives.

Internet Resources of International Economics & Business
This Website is designed to help the Internet community (students studying International Economics or Business, teachers, and business people) with essential information on international trade, finance, business, law and others.

World Institute for Development Economics Research is the first research and training centre established by the United Nations University. The Web site has details of their activities, including their publications. Some research papers and working papers are available in PDF.

Virtual library on International Development
has lots of links to resources in broad areas related to international economics. Maintained by Canadian International Development Agency.

(Electronic Working Papers in Economics) collates working papers from many sources and which can be queried together. WoPEc is part of NetEc 'which is a volunteer effort to improve the communication of research in Economics via electronic media'

WWW Resources in Economics
WebEc is an effort to categorize free information in economics on the WWW.

Chemical Engineering
International Directory of Chemical Engineering URLs
Chemical Engineering News
was launched in April 1997. It is now the largest online chemical community in the world. is a unique resource which combines a huge range of information for those in research chemistry, the chemicals industries and related disciplines. Membership is completely free.

Civil Engineering
CE News Online
Civil Engineering Resource on the Internet
The Internet for Civil Engineers.

Computer Engineering
online software tool of browsable and searchable links to compactpci, pc/104, motorola's 68K, java for embedded systems, embedded x86, assembly - anything and everything on the Internet of interest to practical design. is a "window on the electronic design world".

Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Basic Electronic Circuit Analysis
A site where Electrical Engineering & Technology students can Analyze electronic circuits on line. Result in a detailed step-by-step format can be obtained in less than 1 second.
Circuit Sage
a complete source of information to help you design great circuits fast.

Mechanical Engineering
Virtual Mechanisms
Java animations of classical categories of mechanisms such as straight line generators and four bar linkages.
Numerical Methods for 1D Compressible Flows
presents problem-solving techniques and approaches.

Information Technology
Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) online papers
Free/open source software (F/OSS) is software for which the human-readable source code is made available to the user of the software, who can then modify the code in order to fit the software to the user's needs. On this website you can have access to the abstract or full paper.

The Malaysia Online Legal Resources-Lawyerment is the premier and leading Malaysian Web portal focused on law and government. It provides access to an extensive and fast-growing online library of free legal resources for use by legal professionals, students, consumers and businesses.

Encyclopedia of Combinatorial Structures
This encyclopedia of combinatorial structures has been written by Stéphanie Petit. It ambitions to be seen as a young cousin of Sloane's Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences with an emphasis on sequences that arise in the context of decomposable combinatorial structures.


The Web's most extensive mathematics resource.

is a tool for doing numerical computations with matrices and vectors.

On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
This web site to get information about a particular number sequence. By AT & T

Calculus & Differential Equations
Calculus & mathematica
is the first interactive textbook on calculus and mathematica maintained by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Ohio State University.

Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
Games with mathematical explanation by mathematician Alexander Bogomolny. It is rich array of hyper linked articles, interactive Java applets, problems, and puzzles offers intriguing ways for math students and teachers alike to wonder and learn.

The Prime Pages : prime, numbers, research and records
This site indexes all resources on prime numbers, including its history, the largest prime numbers.

Web Pages that Perform Statistical Calculations!
There are over 300 links to web pages comprising of powerful, conveniently-accessible, and FREE multi-platform statistical software package for generation of random numbers, Chi-square analysis, regression analysis, etc.

WWW Virtual Library : Mathematics

Dictionary of the Cell and Molecular Biology
copyrighted by the Academic Press Limited. The Dictionary was written by members of the Institute for Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

The Cell & Molecular Biology Online
community with an emphasis on information for cell and molecular biologists. This web site is maintained by Pamela Gannon.

Protocol Online (POL)
This site links to protocols, methods and tips on cell biology, molecular biology and immunology from by research laboratories worldwide and commercial sites which host very useful and general technical information. This site is created, designed and maintained by Dr Longcheng Li.

Online Biology Book
This is a freshman level introductory text prepared by Dr. Michael J. Farabee of Estrella Mountain Community College in Arizona. It has 41 chapters includes chemistry, cellular biology, genetics, thermodynamics, protein synthesis, plants and structure, animal organ systems.

MIT Biology HyperTextbook
This is an introductory molecular biology hypertext book. It includes chapters on chemistry, large molecules, cell biology, enzyme biochemistry, photosynthesis, genetics, DNA, and immunology and has practice problems at the end of each chapter.

A molecular biology information search engine.

Amos' WWW links page
This list contains almost exclusively pointers to information sources for life scientists with an interest in biological macromolecules.

BioChemNet ... the best biology and chemistry educational resources on the Web by Dyann K. Schmidel, Ph.D.

Amino acids
is a database of linear structure formulae for amino acids.

Chemical glossary
A glossary of chemistry terms listed alphabetically. It is also searchable.

Paul's Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry information including practice tests, interactive tutorials, an interactive periodic table, and more.

The Representation of Molecular Models
is a site to view the molecular graphics in 3D with its common attributes. Searching is by category or formula. You will need a VRML 2.0 Player plug-in to view the 3-D images, links to the plug-in are provided.

A visual interpretation of the table of elements
A visual tour through the periodic table with description and history (including the origin of its name) for each of the 109 elements. These pages is heavy with images and take a while to load.

The Pictorial Periodic Table
The elements on most tables are clickable which lead to information on each element. A list of isotopes are also given for some elements. It also has links to history of the periodical table, other periodic table and related sites. By Chris Heilman.

for the periodic table on the Web. A very thorough site. Mark Winter, The University of Sheffield and WebElements Ltd, UK.

CAS Standard Abbreviations & Acronyms
is a list of automatically generated abbreviations and acronyms in CAS publications and services.

This is a Very Large Scale Protein Modelling Project, which was run from May 18 to 20 at the Silicon Graphics Advanced Technology Center in Cortaillod (Ne) Switzerland.

is a program for creating molecular graphics in the form of PostScript plot files.

RasMol V2.5 : molecular visualisation program
is a molecular graphics program for the visualisation of proteins, nucleic acids and small molecules. It is maintained by Glaxo Research and Development.

Molecular and protein modeling
Cornell Theory Center release four computer programs for molecular and protein modeling. It includes write ups about the program and usage instructions. Programs are free for downloading.

Molecules of the Month
Highlighting & exploring chemistry using the World Wide Web browsers and interactive 3D chemistry viewers - over 1000 3D models to view and manipulate. It features a new molecule every month discussing its the structure and chemistry. This site extensively uses two types of multimedia plug-ins for world wide web browsers.

VMD : visual molecular dynamics
This is a molecular visualization program for displaying and animating large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics. VMD supports computers running Unix or Windows, is distributed free of charge, and includes source code. By the Theoretical Biophysics group.

International Chemical Safety Cards
This site is a source of general information about the chemicals presented in 12 different languages including Chinese and Japanese. Chemical are listed based on chemical names, CAS numbers, EC index numbers, etc.

Online tutorials and instructions
Global instructional chemistry
contains illustrations of hyperactive molecules which you will be able to rotate, measure and play. It is maintained by Dr Henry Rzepa.

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC): A Users Guide
It is an online manual cover the history, application, theory of operation, technical assistance and manufacturers of HPLC. It also includes a quiz at the end of the guide.

The Learning Matters of Chemistry & Organic chemistry interactive exercises
The Organic Chemistry Resources project was started in the early 1994 as an organic chemistry resource aimed to provide learning and teaching organic chemistry materials on the net. It includes computer graphics and animation of molecular models and atomic orbitals and online interactive exercises to enhance the learning of chemistry and use of the periodical tables. This page and the materials in this page are developed by and maintained by Yue-Ling Wong, Ph.D.

Organometallic HyperTextBook
An introductory reference for students covering all aspects of Organometallic Chemistry. It has extensive hypertext links to concepts and terms as well as citations to references made.

NIST Chemistry WebBook
Contains themochemical data for organic and small inorganic compounds, reacion thermochemistry data, IR spectra, mass spectra, electronic/vibrational spectra, constants of diatomic molecules, ion energetics data, and themophysical property data. Structures are given for most species, as well as common and commercial names.

A searchable database of chemical substances gives the molecular weight, chemical structure, density, boiling & melting point, CAS registry number. It includes links to other sites on its usage, physical properties, MSDS details, regulations and hazadous data. A very good site.

LiqCryst Online
offers free access to its demo-set database of structures and the LC Registration numbers of more than 70000 compounds. Searching is by structures drawing, compound names, registry number, etc. The molecular mass, line notation and structure of the all compounds are displayed even when they are not in the demo-set. Registration is free.

WWW Virtual Library : Chemistry

Galaxy: Chemistry

a directory of Chemistry on the InterNet maintained by Mark Winter, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield.

Physical reference data

Favourite Mathematical Constants

Periodic Table of Elements

Physic 2000
relies heavily on the use of interactive applets.

Eric's Treasure Troves of Physics
An extensive on-line encyclopedias and dictionary of physics compiled by Eric W. Weisstein. This dictionary is searchable with hypertext links to explanations of terminology used in the descriptions, includes references as well.

Physical Reference Data
It includes physical constants, and other data on spectroscopy, ionizing radiation and dosimetry, nuclear and condensed matter physics, and more.

Favorite Mathematical Constants
Very nice and useful list of mathematical constants with supporting essays and references. Maintained by Steven Finch, Research and Development Team, MathSoft, Inc.

Conversion Factors
The following list provides the conversion relationship between U.S. customary units (e.g. inch and miles) and SI (International System) units. By the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Atomic Spectroscopic Database (from NIST)
This database provides access and search capability for critically evaluated data on atomic energy levels, wavelengths, and transition probabilities that are reasonably up-to-date. The Atomic Energy Levels Data Center and Data Center on Atomic Transition Probabilities and Line Shapes have carried out these critical compilations.

Periodic Table of Elements - X-ray properties
A clickable table of elements. This table provides various x-ray properties for each element and it has also a script for calculating x-ray cross sections for a give energy.