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Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties, from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks, nuclear and civil engineering and more

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Full text of more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies and dictionaries — all from well-respected publishers

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A collection of ebooks on various subjects.

A platform that allows the user to search multiple EBSCO databases at once and retrieve single set of results

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Provides access to information from magazines and books on many topics for elementary students

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Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more for high school students

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Provides access to information on many topics from magazines, newspapers, books, biographies, country reports, primary sources, video and more for middle school students

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Provides access to information from many sources on most topics for teen through adult public library patrons

A collection of premier reference books that you can view and search online. You can search a single book, within a subject or across the library’s entire book collection.

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Full-text articles from 120+ children’s magazines, reference sources and newspapers

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Delivers up-to-date information on frequently studied topics in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and more

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161,000 multimedia resources, including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, interactives, maps and science experiments.

Comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials and other career and life skills resources

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From frogs to great white sharks, students will find a lot of creatures and critters to discover in PebbleGo Animals. Learn about animal behavior, classification and habitats, birds, dinosaurs, insects, pets and so much more.

Salem Press has recently updated our online platform with all new features, search capabilities and a great new design. It is now easier than ever before to access all Salem Press’ award-winning content in one database.

Comprehensive full-text database covering the major scientific fields of study: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife

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K-6 math eBook database


Biology2nd ed., 4v, 2016

This guide to North American bumble bees features color photographs, diagrams, range maps, and graphs of seasonal activity patterns. It identifies the 46 bumble bee species found north of Mexico and details their ecology and changing geographic distributions.

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Biographies of over 120 individuals who had an innovative and influential impact on the development and evolution of computer technology.

This set cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a board of scientists and historians. It aims to present an in-depth treatment of “curiosity-led science,” as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated readers.

Comprised of 487 lengthy essays on basic topics in geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, environmental science, paleontology and planetology, is designed to provide and introduction to our latest understanding of the Earth’s physical features and dynamic processes, as well as those of the solar system in which it resides.

This academic, multi-author reference work serves as a general and non-technical resource for students and teachers to understand the importance of energy; to appreciate the influence of energy on societies around the world; to learn the history of energy; and to initiate educational discussion brought forth by the specific social and topical articles presented in the work.

Provides a wide variety of perspectives on both traditional and more recent views of Earth’s resources. It serves as a bridge connecting the domains of resource exploitation, environmentalism, geology, and biology, and it explains their interrelationships in terms that students and other non-specialists can understand.

Each of these extended biographies offers concise and informative top matter that includes an introductory summary of the person’s scientific significance; birth and death dates and places; and specialty fields of science. Biographies represent a strong, global, cross-gender focus, and each biography offers a sidebar focusing on a significant breakthrough or endeavor.

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.

From the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden’s security leak of classified information, to hacked email accounts of prominent political candidates, internet privacy and cyber security present major ethical issues in today’s technology-centric society.

This issue of Reference Shelf explores evolving cyberlaw pertaining to such issues as data privacy, freedom of expression, intellectual property, e-commerce, and contract law. Free and open source software licensing raises questions regarding developer’s liability and trade secrets. Recent advances in surveillance and tapping and in computerized voting technology have also raised many legal issues. The jurisdiction of cyberlaw—should the Internet be treated as a physical space?—is yet another layer. Issues of net neutrality are also considered.

Islands of plastic waste, chemicals from everyday products and prescription drugs, and farm animal waste are all contributing to the destruction of our environment and climate change. Such issues, and the difficulty of solving them, are the subject of this Reference Shelf.

This guide presents profiles of more than one hundred and thirty of the world’s cat breeds, with information on the characteristics, origins, and behaviors of each type of cat, and includes expert advice on cat care, training, and behavioral problems.

The Digital Age challenges us to understand not only the great potential good offered by modern digital technology but its negative consequences.

Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.

This book examines what makes certain foods better nutritionally that others and how various foods affect the human body, including the role they can play in disease and illness.

Highlights the theories, breakthroughs, and key thinkers that shaped the history of science in chronological order, exploring everything from ancient Greek geometry to quantum physics.

This field guide to the trees of eastern North America covers 825 species, including native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada and as far west as the Great Plains.

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth’s landforms – what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them.

Best of the Web

In addition to a plethora of experiments, the site has a category for Useful Science Websites, linking out to topical sites in multiple science fields. These resources are curated by Fizzics Education, an Australian company with more than a decade of experience with STEM outreach, programming, and events.