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Science & Nature

Resources contained in this research guide include databases, digital reference books, and Internet sites covering the following subjects: general science, life science, earth science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computers, astronomy, and technology. The materials included in this guide would be generally classified in the 500s and 600s of the Dewey Decimal System.


Featured Databases
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Grolier Online: The New Book of Popular Science: Provides scientific facts, news, biographies, experiments, and links to relevant Web sites. This resource is designed for students in middle school and high school.
Digital Reference Collections

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Science

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Environment

Digital Reference Book Titles

Encyclopedia of the Solar System: Provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact.

Gale Encyclopedia of Science: 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.

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Science of Everyday Things: This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.

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World of Earth Science: This title in Thomson Gale's "World of" Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers, and issues relating to topics in earth science. Its encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings, and is written in easy to understand language.

Suggested Internet Resources

AAAS EurekaAlert
Discoveryschool.com Science Fair Central
Earth’s Largest Full-Text Science Archive
National Science Foundation
Science Buddies
Science Fair Projects World
Science Fair Resource Guide
Science News Online
Smithsonian Spotlight on Science