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Your professional organizations will help you broaden your knowledge, network in your professional community, and gain access to current events in your career area.
So start now and begin exploring your professional organizations' web sites.
American Society for Microbiology
ASM is the world's largest scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences. The mission of the American Society for Microbiology is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well being worldwide. (Discounted student membership rates are available.)
American Society of Mammalogists
The American Society of Mammalogists was established in 1919 for the purpose of promoting interest in the study of mammals. Members of the Society have always had a strong interest in the public good, and this is reflected in their involvement in providing information for public policy, resources management, conservation, and education. (Discounted student membership rates are available.)
Botanical Society of America
The Botanical Society of America's mission is to promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere. (Discounted student membership rates are available.)
National Institutes of Health
NIH is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.
NYPL, Digital Library
The New York Public Library's digitized collections online including Diversity Endangered, Seeing is Believing: 700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration, Urban Neighbors: Images of New York City Wildlife, and much more.
USDA Web Soil Survey
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world.
Preprint server for biology. Find the latest research in the field, note that it is not yet peer reviewed, and is pre-print status.
Freely accessible research network to discover and evaluate scientific information. Search over 26 million articles.