February 15, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 4)
Strong Points: Vastness of coverage
Weak Points: Nothing of note
You may be an educator, a student, a lay person, or a practicing scientist. You may be looking for analytical measurements or innovative ways to learn more about them. You are also the target audience of the Analytical Sciences Digital Library (ASDL). You will probably be happy, as well as thankful, for the wide range of topics covered and materials provided at ASDL. One section provides e-courseware, e-labware, and e-educational practices. Other sections provide links to e-texts, animations, lab experiments, lecture materials, and tutorials. You can scan through topics and discover (in some cases) dozens of relevant, linked material. NMR alone had 19 such links. While I question how useful a site like this is for a lay person, all other groups listed above will rejoice at the materials online herein. A peer-reviewed portal done right.