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Their inclusion in this section does not indicate endorsement by Scientific Library staff.



  • Chronicle of Higher Education - "Academe Today" offers a current issue of Chronicle in abbreviated version with Job Listings and summaries of the articles in the current weekly issue.
  • College & University Rankings - From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, links to rankings services along with cautionary notes and a discussion of ongoing controversy over ranking. Links to rankings of graduate programs, business schools, law schools and international rankings.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE).
  • SciVee  -  Free archived science community site with videos of researchers' work and collaboration.  Goal of site is to make science more visible.
  • Sense About Science - An independent charitable trust promoting good science and evidence in public debates, using an evidence-based approach to scientific issues. Response is to the misrepresentation of science and scientific evidence on societal issues, from scares about plastic bottles, fluoride and the MMR vaccine to controversies about genetic modification, stem cell research and radiation. Recent and current priorities include MRI, chemicals, detox, peer review and nuclear science. Of Note: section on Peer Review.


Education Sites for Students

  • Bitesize Bio - A free online resource for young researchers in the biosciences with short articles, web seminars and community discussion on technical and vocational topics essential to the development of researcher's career. Content is authored by experienced research professionals from all over the globe. Bitesize Bio also encourages scientists who would like experience in writing, the use of social media and new media technologies to get involved in the production side of the site.
  • Henry Stewart Talks Collection - Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection (HSTalks) - A series of specially prepared animated audiovisual presentations with synchronized narration by world leading scientists for researchers. The collection is constantly being expanded and updated and already over seven hundred leading world experts have recorded presentations especially for Henry Stewart Talks. (FNLCR)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Science Talks - Lectures for high school students broadcast live via satellite.
  • iBiology - A collection of open-access free videos conveying the excitement of modern biology and the process by which scientific discoveries are made. Divided into three sections-- iBioSeminars, iBioMagazine, and iBioEducation. A project of ASCB, HHMI, and UCSF.
  • International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) - Developed by the Internet Archive & the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab, this freely available site aims to provide direct & global access to quality content for children ages 3-13. Available to children worldwide, the ICDL will ultimately consist of over 10,000 children's books drawn from 100 cultures.
  • NIH Curriculum Supplements - Teacher’s guides to two weeks of lessons on the science behind selected health topics. 
  • Science Education, Educational Resources - from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, education resources to help new scientists.
  • TEDTalks - TED, a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Over 900 talks and performances from TED and partners are now freely available. All talks are subtitled in English, and many subtitled in various languages. Videos are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.



  • CareerBuilder- CareerBuilder is a free employment service featuring job listings from major U.S. newspapers including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, San Jose Mercury News, and the Washington Post.
  • CareerOneStop - Sponsored by the Department of Labor, tools for job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.
  • USA Jobs - Official job site of the U.S. Federal Government.
  • The Scientist Careers - The Scientist Careers is the new life science careers web site from the publishers of The Scientist.
  • U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - Includes State Job Banks, Federal Government job information, federal pay tables by location, state and local government sites, and private sector job opportunities.
  • University of Maryland Career Center - Searchable by general job listings and resume service, and career center job listings. Includes information on job service guidance. Connects to Biological Research Network.


Science Careers

  • Did You See That?: Pathways to a Career in the Public Health Laboratory - This board game, developed at the University of Iowa, combines video clips of public health lab scientists and trivia questions. Answering questions leads to a variety of careers in the public health laboratory. This game can be downloaded online.
  • - Provides easy access to updated, peer-reviewed career descriptions that inspire and motivate students to find health careers that suit them.
  • The National Academies - Reports related to career planning, including a series of publications ranking U.S. doctoral programs in several different disciplines. Also includes scientific ethics and the experiences of women in science, engineering and medicine.
  • Science Careers - from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) journal, Science, connections to clinical trials; open forums for discussion of career topics; Science Professional Network; features on alternative science careers, grants information, and others. Some sections free, others require subscription fee.


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General Career Information






Date Last Updated: 10/15/2019