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               FAQ: Mass Spectrometry Internet Resources
            Editor: Kermit Murray
                    kmurray@lsu.edu

This FAQ contains information about Internet resources of interest to
mass spectrometrists and related researchers. It includes electronic  
mail,
Usenet News, World Wide Web (WWW), and anonymous file transfer (FTP)
resources.

This FAQ is posted periodically to the Usenet groups  
sci.chem.analytical,
sci.answers and news.answers. The latest version should be obtained
either from those groups, or via FTP from the FAQ archive site at
rtfm.mit.edu.

Comments, contributions, and corrections are invited and encouraged.
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Subject: How Do I Get This FAQ? World Wide Web With a WWW browser, select one of the URL addresses below. Text: http://www.landfield.com/faqs/sci/mass-spec-resources/ Hypertext (note: long URLS have been line wrapped): http://www.faqs.org/faqs/sci/mass-spec-resources/ http://www.cs.uu.nl/wais/html/na-dir/sci/mass-spec-resources.html Anonymous FTP ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/sci/ ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de:/pub/doc/news.answers/sci/ ftp.sinica.edu.tw:/pub/doc/USENET-FAQ/news/answers/sci/ ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/news/archive/usenet/sci.chem.analytical/ ftp.rge.com:/pub/docs/rtfm/usenet-by-hierarchy/sci/chem/analytical/
Subject: What Is In This FAQ? 1. What E-mail Lists are Devoted to Mass Spectrometry? 1.1 Mass Spectrometry Lists 1.2 Analytical Sciences Lists 2. What Usenet News Groups Are Useful to Mass Spectrometrists? 2.1 sci.techniques.mass-spec 2.2 sci.techniques.spectroscopy 2.3 sci.chem.analytical 2.4 sci.chem 3. Where Can I Find Mass Spectrometry Sites on the World Wide Web? 3.1 Mass Spectrometry Index Pages 3.2 Search pages 3.3 Organizations 3.4 Journals 4. Where Can I Find Mass Spectrometry Software? 4.1 Software Index Pages 4.2 Other MS Software Pages and Sites 5. Where Can I Find Mass Spectrometry Employment Information? 5.1 Usenet Groups 5.2 WWW Resources 6. Where Can I Find Mass Spectral Databases? 6.1 Free Access Databases 6.2 Commercial Databases 7. Where Can I Find Mass Spectrometry Terms and Definitions? 7.1 Mass Spectrometry Tutorials 7.2 Mass Spectrometry Glossaries
Subject: 1. What E-mail Lists are Devoted to Mass Spectrometry? A discussion list will accept messages from subscribers for distribution to the list on either a moderated or unmoderated basis. Distribution lists send periodic electronic mail information from the list editor. Mail-on-demand servers respond to e-mail messages by sending the requested files as return mail. Unless otherwise noted, the SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE text is sent to the SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS as the first line in the body of an e-mail message. 1.1 Mass Spectrometry Mailing Lists NAME: AAMSDG TOPIC: Atlanta-Athens MS Discussion Group TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUBSCRIBE AAMSDG WWW PAGE: none DESCRIPTION: meeting announcements for the Atlanta-Athens Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group. NAME: ANZSMS TOPIC: Australian and New Zealand Society for MS TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: Listserv@latrobe.edu.au SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUBSCRIBE ANZSMS WWW PAGE: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/www/anzsms/Listserv.html DESCRIPTION: "The ANZSMS Listserver serves as an interactive E-mail discussion group concerning mass spectrometry matters of interest to ANZSMS members." NAME: SIMS TOPIC: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: Listserv@FTMON.ARL.MIL SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUBSCRIBE SIMS WWW PAGE: http://www.simsworkshop.org/WWW/Forums/DiscussionMenu.nclk DESCRIPTION: "The SIMS Listserver was established by Richard T. Lareau at the Army Research Laboratory to serve as a resource by which SIMS users could get communicate with the SIMS community via email. Currently there are over 200 SIMS users registered on the listserver." NAME: STMSLIST TOPIC: sci.techniques.mass-spec Digest TYPE: Distribution SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: maiser@novell.chem.utk.edu SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUB STMSLIST WWW PAGE: http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/stms/listserv.htm DESCRIPTION: Once to twice per week mailing of digests of the Usenet Newsgroup sci.techniques.mass-spec. NAME: TIMS-L TOPIC: Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUBSCRIBE TIMS First_name Last_name WWW PAGE: http://listserv.syr.edu/archives/tims-l.html DESCRIPTION: "TIMS is a listserver created to serve as a multipurpose email communication device for the users of Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometers in Academia, Government, and Industry. This listserver is co-owned by Steve Goldberg at UNC-Chapel Hill and Michael M. Cheatham at Cornell University. So those of you with interests in Geochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Nuclear Sciences, Ecology and Systematics, etc., are encouraged to join." 1.2 Analytical Sciences Mailing Lists These listservers are not devoted to mass spectrometry as such, but may contain discussion of mass spectrometry or closely related topics. NAME: ABRF TOPIC: Biomolecular Resources TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: abrf-request@aecom.yu.edu SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUB ABRF WWW PAGE: http://www.abrf.org/index.cfm/list.home DESCRIPTION: Mailing list for the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. Topics include protein, peptide and nucleic acid chemistry, sequencing, synthesis, mass spectrometry and amino acid analysis. NAME: ANALYSIS-L TOPIC: Analytical Science TYPE: Discussion, Moderated SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: MAISER@FS4.IN.UMIST.AC.UK SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUB ANALYSIS-L WWW PAGE: none DESCRIPTION: "The aim of the discussion group is to encourage and facilitate the spread of information about analytical science including techniques, methodologies etc. The list is not restricted to the discussion of chemical problems, instead it is hoped that it will cover all aspects of measurement science." NAME: APPLSPEC TOPIC: Applied Spectroscopy TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUB APPLSPEC WWW PAGE: none DESCRIPTION: Listserver of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. NAME: CHROM-L TOPIC: Chromatography TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: Web subscription SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: Web subscription WWW PAGE: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chrom-l/ DESCRIPTION: Listserver for all forms of chromatography. NAME: INTERFACE-L TOPIC: Computer to Instrument Interfacing TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: MAISER@FS4.IN.UMIST.AC.UK SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUBSCRIBE Interface-L Firstname Lastname WWW PAGE: none DESCRIPTION: To encourage and facilitate the discussion of all aspects of computer-instrumentation interfacing. The discussion is not limited to any one computer type or operating system. NAME: ISOGEOCHEM TOPIC: Stable Isotope Geochemistry TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: listproc@list.uvm.edu SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUB ISOGEOCHEM First_name Last_name WWW PAGE: http://list.uvm.edu/archives/isogeochem.html DESCRIPTION: An E-mail Discussion List for Stable Isotope Geochemistry. NAME: LASAB TOPIC: Laser Ablation TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: LISTSERV@TU-CLAUSTHAL.DE SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUBSCRIBE LASAB WWW PAGE: http://www.immr.tu-clausthal.de/geoch/labs/icp-ms/lasab.html DESCRIPTION: An informal forum for the discussion of topics related to analytical techniques using laser ablation sampling. Workers in the areas of laser ablation ICP-MS, laser ablation ICP-OES, and related fields are encouraged to join the list. NAME: PLASMACHEM-L TOPIC: Plasma chemistry, including ICP-MS TYPE: Discussion SUBSCRIBE ADDRESS: listserv@listserv.syr.edu SUBSCRIBE MESSAGE: SUBSCRIBE PLASMACHEM-L First_name Last_name WWW PAGE: http://www.geochemistry.syr.edu/cheatham/MMClistproc.html DESCRIPTION: "PLASMACHEM-L is a listserver created to serve as a multipurpose email communication device for the Plasma Chemists in Academia, Government, and Industry. So those of you with an interest in instruments designed around ICP's ,MIP's, or what have you, are encouraged to join."
Subject: 2. What Usenet News Groups Are Useful to Mass Spectrometrists? Most mass spectrometrists will be interested in the science related hierarchies and the sci.chem.* and sci.techniques.* groups. Brief descriptions of four of these groups are given below. A WWW archive of the past several months of Usenet posts can be found at the DejaNews archive http://groups.google.com/ as well as general search pages like Alta Vista: http://www.altavista.com/ 2.1 sci.techniques.mass-spec sci.techniques.mass-spec">http://groups.google.com/groups?group=sci.techniques.mass-spec This is a newsgroup moderated by David Bostwick with the goal: "provide a place for the discussion of all areas of mass spectrometry." Messages can be posted with a newsreader program or by sending them to mass.spec@gatech.edu. Moderator: David Bostwick david.bostwick@chemistry.gatech.edu School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332-0400 Backup moderator: Sarah Shealy sarah.shealy@chemistry.gatech.edu Submission address: mass.spec@gatech.edu Problems address: mass.spec-request@chemistry.gatech.edu A digest of the posts to this group is sent out by the STMSLIST listserver. See STMSLIST in Section 1.1 above for subscription information. If you have only e-mail internet access, you can still use this group. Post by sending a message to mass.spec@gatech.edu. Wait for the digest of posts from the STMSLIST mailing list (see Section 1.1), or if you need a faster response, request an e-mail reply to your post. The sci.techniques.mass-spec WWW page is http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/stms/ and the posts are archived at the anonymous FTP site ftp.gatech.edu in the directory pub/mass-spec (ftp://ftp.gatech.edu/pub/mass-spec/). 2.2 sci.techniques.spectroscopy sci.techniques.spectroscopy">http://groups.google.com/groups?group=sci.techniques.spectroscopy From the sci.techniques.spectroscopy charter: "The purpose of sci.techniques.spectroscopy is to provide an open forum for the spectroscopy community on the Internet. Sci.newsgroups allow the rapid and timely discussion of opinions and information that would take months or years (or not at all) on conventional paper journals. They also serve as highly valuable resources for referral and references on topics of interest for the readers." 2.3 sci.chem.analytical sci.chem.analytical">http://groups.google.com/groups?group=sci.chem.analytical Sci.chem.analytical is more general than sci.techniques.mass-spec but less general than sci.chem. The group is not moderated thus it contains some off-topic and crossposted material, but the advantage is that your post is rapidly available. The charter is reproduced in full below from a post to news.announce.newgroups on June 5, 1995. "sci.chem.analytical: Sci.chem.analytical is an unmoderated newsgroup for the discussion of organic and inorganic analytical chemistry. This newsgroup will provide a place for professional analytical chemists to meet and exchange ideas. Topics for discussion will include: - Chromatography - Capillary electrophoresis - Separation techniques - Mass spectrometry - Atomic absorption - Methods of analysis The list above is far from complete, but serves as an illustration. Posting of advertisements by private individuals are not permitted. Product announcements will be allowed provided they are related to topics discussed in the newsgroup and included in followup articles." 2.4 sci.chem sci.chem">http://groups.google.com/groups?group=sci.chem The sci.chem FAQ is posted (more or less) monthly to the Usenet groups sci.chem, sci.answers and news.answers. The best place to find it is the internet, for example, the FTP FAQ archive site at rtfm.mit.edu in the pub/usenet-by-hierarchy/sci/chem directory. sci.chem is a high profile/high noise newsgroup in the best Usenet tradition.There is much crossposting from other related and non-related newsgroups and other standard abuses. In spite of this it is an excellent forum. Read this newsgroup for a month and get to know the regulars before posting. To quote the sci.chem FAQ: "sci.chem is a discussion group, and it covers the scientific discussion of all issues concerning chemistry. There is no talk.chemistry group, consequently discussion often drifts away from the narrow focus of the science of chemistry. Please ensure that threads that have no ongoing 'science' requirement have the "Followup To" header diverted back to the original group. There are several groups that also cover specialist areas ... and prospective sci.chem posters should check to ensure their post would not be more appropriately placed in one of those groups. Please do not crosspost to all chemistry groups, and please do not post to groups that you are not currently reading."
Subject: 3. Where Can I Find Mass Spectrometry Sites on the World Wide Web? 3.1 Index Pages A few WWW index pages are listed below. These should be enough for a start. Go to these pages and start Web surfing mass spec. Base Peak Mass Spectrometry Resource (Hosted by SpectroscopyNow) http://www.spectroscopynow.com/Spy/ms/ Cheatham's Instrumentation Pages http://www.geochemistry.syr.edu/cheatham/ Google Directory http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Chemistry/Analytical/ I-Mass http://www.i-mass.com/ IonSource http://www.ionsource.com/ International Mass Spectrometry http://www.i-mass.com/ MS Blog http://mass-spec.lsu.edu/blog/ Proteomics Surf http://proteomicssurf.com/ The Yahoo Index, Spectroscopy Page http://dir.yahoo.com/science/chemistry/spectroscopy/ 3.2 Search Pages Search pages are rapidly multiplying on the WWW, so the list below isn't exhaustive. The Netscape site has a page of links to other search pages and is a good jumping off point. Dogpile Multiple database Internet search page. http://www.dogpile.com/ Google WWW and Usenet (DejaNews archive). http://www.google.com/ Hotbot WWW and Usenet search. Search by country/region option. http://www.hotbot.com/ WhoWhere Search page for e-mail addresses. http://www.whowhere.lycos.com/ Yahoo Yahoo site and beyond. http://www.yahoo.com/ 3.3 Organizations WWW and FTP sites and e-mail contacts for mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, and analytical chemistry organizations. For an index page of sites, see http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Chemistry/Analytical/ Mass_Spectrometry/Societies/ (note page wrap). To translate sites, see the Babelfish site http://babel.altavista.com/ American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry http://www.acs-analytical.duq.edu/ The American Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.asms.org/ Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.latrobe.edu.au/www/anzsms/ Belgian Society for Mass Spectrometry http://masseroute.cico.ucl.ac.be/bsms/bsms.htm British Mass Spectrometry Society http://www.bmss.org.uk/ Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.csms.inter.ab.ca/ Chinese-American Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/7486/massspec.html Czech Socitey for MassSpectrometry http://www.spektroskopie.cz/en/index.htm Danish Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.dsms.dk/ Dutch Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.denvms.nl/ European Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.bmb.leeds.ac.uk/esms/ French Society of Mass Spectrometry http://wwwadm.admp6.jussieu.fr/sfsm/ German Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.dgms.de/ Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.ismas.org/ International Mass Spectrometry Society http://www.imss.nl/ Irish Mass Spectrometry Society http://homepages.iol.ie/~instchem/imss98/imss.htm Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan http://www.mssj.jp/ Norwegian Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.chem.uit.no/nsms/ Polish Mass Spectrometry Society http://ptsm.ichf.edu.pl/ptsm_main.htm Society for Applied Spectroscopy http://www.s-a-s.org/ South African Association for Mass Spectrometry http://www.up.ac.za/academic/acadorgs/saams/home.html Spanish Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.iibb.csic.es/seem/ Swedish Mass Spectrometry Club http://www.chemsoc.se/sidor/Sekt/spektro.htm Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry http://www.sgms.ch/ 3.4 Journals Analytical Chemistry http://pubs.acs.org/journals/ancham/ European Mass Spectrometry http://www.impub.co.uk/ems.html International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (Former title: International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes) http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/500847/ Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry http://www.elsevier.com/homepage/saa/webjam/ Journal of Mass Spectrometry http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/1076-5174/ Mass Spectrometry Reviews http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/0277-7037/ Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry http://www.interscience.wiley.com/jpages/0951-4198/
Subject: 4. Where Can I Find Mass Spectrometry Software? Most of the FTP sites exist in conjunction with WWW pages. Use the WWW sites if you can. Use anonymous FTP only if you don't have WWW access. 4.1 Index Pages Base Peak Directory Software Page http://www.wiley.com/legacy/wileychi/ms/msi/mssw.html Charged Particle Optics http://wwwdo.tn.tudelft.nl/bbs/cposis.htm ExPASy Peptide and Protein Software Tools http://www.expasy.ch/tools/ 4.2 Other MS Software Pages and Sites The NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library Page http://www.nist.gov/srd/analy.htm SIMION for PC Home Page http://www.inel.gov/env-energyscience/chemistry/simion- software.shtml Wiley Registry of Mass Spectral Data http://www.wileyregistry.com/
Subject: 5. Where Can I Find Mass Spectrometry Employment Information? 5.1 Usenet Groups See the groups in Section 2 above, as well as misc.jobs.fields.chemistry. 5.2 WWW Resources ACS Jobspectrum http://www.jobspectrum.org/ ASMS Job Page http://www.asms.org/Default.aspx?tabid=251
Subject: 6. Where Can I Find Mass Spectral Databases? See Section 4 for mass spectrometry software, which includes database search software. 6.1 Free Access Databases Mass Spectrometry Database Committee Mass spectra of drugs and metabolites http://www.ualberta.ca/~gjones/mslib.htm NIST Chemistry Webbook Searchable by compound name http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry/ 6.2 Commercial Databases NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library EI mass spectra http://www.nist.gov/srd/nist1a.htm Wiley Registry of Mass Spectral Data EI mass spectra http://www.wileyregistry.com/
Subject: 7. Where Can I Find Mass Spectrometry Terms and Definitions? 7.1 Mass Spectrometry Tutorials University of Arizona Tutorial http://www.chem.arizona.edu/massspec/ ASMS 'What is Mass Spectrometry?' http://www.asms.org/whatisms/index.html Basic Mass Spectrometry http://chipo.chem.uic.edu/web1/ocol/spec/MS.htm Iowa State MS Tutorial http://www.public.iastate.edu/~kamel/mstutorial.html TOF Mass Spectrometry Tutorial http://www.rmjordan.com/tt1.html 7.2 Mass Spectrometry Glossaries Basepeak Glossary http://www.genomicglossaries.com/content/mass_spectrometry.asp Caltech Terms and Definitions http://www.its.caltech.edu/~ppmal/sample_prep/term_def.html Genomic Glossaries http://www.genomicglossaries.com/content/mass_spectrometry.asp IUPAC Compendium on Analytical Nomenclature http://www.iupac.org/publications/analytical_compendium/TOC_cha12.html Little Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~bl5/ency/ency.html Mass Spectrometry Terms http://mass-spec.lsu.edu/wiki/index.php/Mass_spectrometry_terms
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