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The Internet and the Bomb:
A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons


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CHAPTER FIVE: NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
Scientific and Professional Societies

The University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) Scholarly Societies Project http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/society/overview.html provides web and gopher addresses to over 1000 societies in all fields.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
http://www.amacad.org/
Honorary learned society whose members are elected for distinction and achievement in all intellectual disciplines. The Committee on International Security Studies focuses on arms control, new weapons technology, and foreign relations.

American Academy of Health Physics
http://phantom.ehs.uiuc.edu/~aahp/

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
http://www.aaas.org/
Extensive resources from the Washington-based science organization, including the weekly magazine"Science," most of which is online.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
http://www.aiaa.org/
Serving the aerospace profession; provides an extensive series of technical papers, books, and journals, with over two million abstracts in their Aerospace Database (a fee-based library). Publishers of "Aerospace America."

American Institute of Physics
http://www.aip.org/
College Park, Maryland-based organization. All of AIP's journals, including "Physics Today," will be online in 1997. The website includes extensive oral histories, the Neils Bohr library, and resources relating to the history of physics.

American Physical Society
http://aps.org/
An organization of 41,000 physicists worldwide and publisher of the "Physical Review."

American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
http://www.jhuapl.edu/ASNE
Publishers of the "Naval Engineers Journal," a technical bimonthly, with links to other maritime web sites.

Health Physics Society
http://www.hps.org/
http://www.usii.net/hps/

History of Science Society
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~hssexec/
A learned society providing an historical perspective on science, technology and medicine. Publishers of the quarterly journal "Isis."

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
http://www.ieee.org/
gopher://gopher.ieee.org/1
The world's largest technical professional society, with over 300,000 members, publishes "Spectrum Magazine" (available only to members online).

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
http://www2.nas.edu/nas/
Society of distinguished scholars, advising the federal government on scientific and engineering matters. Good online access to books, reports, articles in "Issues in Science and Technology" and abstracts from the "Proceedings." The Committee on International Security and Arms Control will publish its report on U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy for the Future in the Spring of 1997.


The Internet and the Bomb: A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons is written and maintained by William M. Arkin and Robert S. Norris. Any questions, comments or suggestions should be sent to the authors at warkin@igc.org and rnorris@nrdc.org. This page was last updated 5/1/97

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