Research

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Substance Abuse covers resources on the behavior, education, treatment, and research of alcohol, drug, and other substances of addiction.

TOXICOLOGY

Toxicology covers resources that focus on the identification, biochemistry, and effects of harmful substances, including the side effects of drugs, in animals, humans, and the environment.

PHARMACOLOGY & PHARMACY

Pharmacology & Pharmacy covers resources on the discovery and testing of bioactive substances, including animal research, clinical experience, delivery systems, and dispensing of drugs. This category also includes resources on the biochemistry, metabolism, and toxic or adverse effects of drugs.

CHEMISTRY, MEDICINAL

Chemistry, Medicinal includes resources emphasizing the isolation and study of substances with therapeutic potential. Topics of interest are quantitative structure-function relationships, structural characterization and organic syntheses of naturally occurring compounds, and chemical and analytical techniques used in rational drug design. See also the PHARMACOLOGY & PHARMACY category.

CHEMISTRY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Chemistry, Multidisciplinary includes resources having a general or interdisciplinary approach to the chemical sciences. Special topic chemistry resources that have relevance to many areas of chemistry are also included in this category. Resources having a primary focus on analytical, inorganic and nuclear, organic, physical, or polymer chemistry are placed in their own categories.

ELECTROCHEMISTRY

Electrochemistry covers resources that deal with the chemical changes produced by electricity and the generation of electricity by chemical reactions. Applications include dry cells, lead plate, storage batteries, electroplating, electrodeposition (electrolysis), purification of copper, production of aluminum, fuel cells, and corrosion of metals.

CHEMISTRY, ANALYTICAL

Chemistry, Analytical covers resources on the techniques that yield any type of information about chemical systems. Topics include chromatography, thermal analysis, chemometrics, separation techniques, pyrolysis, and electroanalytical and radioanalytical chemistry. Some spectroscopy resources may be included in this category when focusing on analytical techniques and applications in chemistry.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES

Multidisciplinary Sciences includes resources of a very broad or general character in the sciences. It covers the spectrum of major scientific disciplines such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, etc. Nature and Science are the preeminent resources in this category and serve as typical examples. The Web site of the National Science Foundation is a good example of a web resource included in this category. Some specialized resources that have a wide range of applications in the sciences also may fall under this category. The journal Fractals---Complex Geometry Patterns and Scaling in Nature and Society would be an example of such a resource.

MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary covers resources having a general or multidisciplinary approach to the study of the nature, behavior, and use of materials. Relevant topics include ceramics, composites, alloys, metals and metallurgy, nanotechnology, nuclear materials, and adhesion and adhesives.

GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Environmental Sciences covers resources concerning many aspects of the study of the environment, among them environmental contamination and toxicology, environmental health, environmental monitoring, environmental geology, and environmental management. This category also includes soil science and conservation, water resources research and engineering and climate change.

PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY