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Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy - An on-line textbook containing hundreds of brightfield photomicrographs that clearly reveal the details of stained human tissue sections. Each micrograph is labeled for easy identification of the individual cellular and tissue components, and is accompanied by a brief explanation of these features. The site is nicely cross-referenced and also contains basic information about optical microscopy.

Center For in vivo Microscopy - On the cutting edge of microscopy, the Duke University CIVM specializes in Magnetic Resonance Microscopy using high-field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance instruments. The site contains basic information about the technique, an image and movie gallery, and a listing of publications.

CELLS Alive! - One of the best microscopy sites on the Web. This website features many time-lapse animations and a very nice overall treatment of biological microscopy.

CRYSTALS Alive! - Crystals in polarized light. From the people who brought you CELLS Alive!.

EAMNET Teaching Modules - Developed by the European Advanced Light Microscopy Network (EAMNET), this series of tutorials explores the basics of optical microscope along with specialized techniques, such as calcium imaging, photobleaching techniques, resonance energy transfer, and three-dimensional techniques.

Electron Micrograph Library - An archive of electron micrographs, sponsored by the Institute for Molecular Virology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. These images can be freely used for educational or research purposes, but are not in the public domain. Most of the micrographs are of DNA, viruses, and DNA-protein complexes made using antibody-gold staining techniques.

The Institute for the Promotion of the Less Than One Millimeter - A 3-D look at creatures less than one millimeter in size, brought to you by Microscopy UK.

Light Microscopy Forum - Contains a wide spectrum of topics such as microscope history, development, and practical applications in the earth and life sciences. The website also has a section of microscopy want ads (a "Flea Market"), a series of links to other websites, and serious recommendations on microscopy books.

McCrone Research Institute - A not-for-profit corporation dedicated to teaching and research in applied microscopy.

MicroAngela - A unique website containing images obtained in black and white with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and then colorized with graphics software.

Microscopy Online - This site includes a searchable directory of microscopy vendors and an online bulletin board for microscopists to exchange information and ideas.

MicroscopyU - Built through a collaboration between Nikon and Molecular Expressions, MicroscopyU features online entry into the Small World competition, interactive tutorials, a general microscopy forum, and information about Nikon microscopes.

Microscopy UK - The British home of amateur microscopy on the Web. Included in the Microscopy UK website are several online journals and a variety of articles dealing with all aspects of optical microscopy. This is an excellent website and we highly recommend an extended visit.

Microscopy Vendors Database - A great place to start if you need to locate a microscope vendor or supplies for microscopy and related sciences. The site was built and is maintained by Henrik Kaker. In addition to an exhaustive list of vendors, the site offers a company search, an advertising index, and a new products section.

Microscopy.Info - A growing collection of microscopy resources, databases, news, meetings, and other items of interest to microscopists.

MicroVision by Dennis Kunkel - Award-winning photomicrographer Dennis Kunkel shows off his portfolio of outstanding electron and optical micrographs on the Web. This is a "must see" for any serious photomicrographer.

Mikro/Makro - An excellent website featuring the photomicrography and photomacrography of noted German microscopist Karl Deckart. Included on the site are images taken with the microscope in addition to photographs captured with a camera and macro lens. Deckart has been a consistent winner of the Nikon Small World Competition, having had 40 images earn prizes in this prestigious contest over the last 10 years.

NanoTheatre - A look into the world of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) including techniques such as tunneling, atomic force, and magnetic force microscopy. The site contains an extensive collection of biological (cells, viruses, DNA, hair, and more) specimens, semiconductors, data storage, and materials images, presented in an entertaining style. This Web site is sponsored by Digital Instruments, one of the world's leaders in SPM design and manufacture.

The Nanoworld Home Page - One of the largest collections of scanning electron photomicrographs on the internet. This vast website is full of links, references, photomicrographs, and other resources for the microscopist. This site is sponsored and maintained by Duncan Waddell at the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia.

Photomicrographs (Micro 101) - A very large collection of biological photomicrographics designed to serve as a visual aid for microscopy education. The site sponsored by Buckman Laboratories and covers algae, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, protozoa, fibers, and a discussion of techniques.

STM Image Gallery: Moving Atoms - This incredible gallery of Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) images is sponsored by the IBM Almaden Research Center Visualization Lab. Topics include an overview of the technique and several spectacular STM images of atoms in unique groupings.

Tips & Tricks of Microscopy - A large compilation of microscopy information from discussion group proceedings, maintained and sponsored by the Biotechnology program at the University of Florida. The site contains references to an abundance of specialized techniques in the biological sciences arena.

The Virtual Microscope - A virtual polarizing microscope using both QuickTime and Shockwave interactive animations to simulate a petrograpy microscope. This site, by the Open University, is a very good start to virtual microscopy on the Web.


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