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“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

Carl Sagan

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The premier online source for science news since 1996. A service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Library Card Required Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
    An extensive resource for articles from leading journals and reference sources. Covers the physical sciences, technology, and medicine, as well as the social sciences, fine arts, theology, literature and other academic subjects.
  • GreenFILE
    This collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
  • Maps 101
    Browse current and historical maps relating to U.S. History, World History, Earth Sciences and more.
  • Science Reference Center
    Provides access to information related to biology, physics, astronomy, math and technology. Offers full text resources from scholarly journals, reference documents, newspapers and magazines.
  • TOPICSearch
    Thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, and primary sources related to science and other topics.

Popular Science Websites

  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Macaulay Library
    The Macaulay Library is the world's largest and oldest scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings.
  • Earth Exploration Toolbook
    Designed for both teachers and students, learn techniques for accessing, interpreting, and analyzing Earth and environmental science datasets.
  • How Do Things Fly?
    From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, a fun interactive site that explains it all!
  • How Stuff Works
    Based on the popular Discovery Channel series, explore the natural world, engineering, space, military technology, physics and even supernatural phenomena.
  • NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce,NOAA's mission is to keep people informed of the changing environment around them.
  • NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    The home for of nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research.
  • Periodic Table of Videos
    That's right, a funny, information video for each element on the periodic table, brought to you by the folks at the University of Nottingham.
  • PopSci
    Popular Science Magazine reporting on what's new and what's next in technology, science, gadgets, space, green tech and more.
  • ScienceDaily
    A go-to source for the up-to-the-minute information on research, discoveries, and breakthroughs in science.
  • Science Resources from the State Library
    Web resources from the Connecticut State Digital Library.
  • Understanding Science
    A fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works.

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