May 15, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 10)
Strong Points: Large amount of information for a broad audience
Weak Points: None
At the website for the Entomological Society of America, insect lovers everywhere will find something to sink their teeth into. Through its many educational and informational resources, the website casts a broad net to appeal to a diverse audience including the general public, teachers, researchers, and aspiring entomologists. (Of course, there is also a great deal of members-only information for people belonging to the organization.) Many of the resources can be found on the “about entomology” page, which divides the resources into groups for the public, for teachers, and for scientists. Some of the resources include an insect name database, interviews with entomologists, a list of insect collections and museums in North America, and a freely downloadable “discover entomology” brochure. Additionally, the site offers the organization’s newsletter, career and student resources, and a number of entomology networks open to anyone (including nonmembers).