Internet Resources - Science & Technology



Databases

  • Access Video On Demand
    Enjoy instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All you need is Internet access and a valid library card number! iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.
    Browse related subjects: Art, Business, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Environment, Geography, History, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Recreation, Religion, Travel
  • Applied Science & Technology Source
    Providing content from leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers' guides, directories, conference proceedings and more, Applied Science & Technology Source focuses on traditional engineering challenges and research, as well as research concerning the business and social implications of new technology. This database provides comprehensive coverage for a wide variety of applied science specialties—from acoustics to aeronautics, and neural networks to nuclear engineering.
    Browse related subjects: Science, Technology
  • ChiltonLibrary.com
    ChiltonLibrary provides automotive repair information for do-it-yourself (DIY) people. You'll find exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
    Browse related subjects: Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Transportation
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Includes e-books on the following topics: General Reference, Education, History, Nation and the World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
    Browse related subjects: Countries, Education, History, Religion, Science, Social Issues
  • Greenfile
    Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 535,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.
    Browse related subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Science
  • National Geographic Archive
    National Geographic magazine is recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world. This award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, the National Geographic Magazine Archive includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable.
    Browse related subjects: History, Magazine Articles, News, Teen Homework Help
  • Science in Context (Gale Cengage)
    Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects from obesity to endangered species. Includes a selection of videos, audios, podcasts, images and interactives. Also includes full-text articles from national and global newspapers, magazines and journals, Experiment Central and national and state standards.
    Browse related subjects: Science, Teen Homework Help
  • Science of Everyday Things
    Expands on the explanations of scientific principles and concepts using a step-by-step approach. Presents theories in their everyday applications for further understanding.
    Browse related subjects: Encyclopedias, Environment, Science

Recommended Websites

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Endangered Species
    Gives status of endangered and threatened species in the United States. There is a good kids section. Shows photos.
    Browse related subjects: Government, Plants
  • arXiv Cornell University Library
    Cornell University Library's arXiv is provides open access to 595,005 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
    Browse related subjects: Science
  • GCFLearnFree.org
    Goodwill Community Foundation International has put together helpful tutorials for getting familiar with a wide range of technology tools, with tutorials covering Google, Microsoft Word, Facebook, and more.
    Browse related subjects: Computers, Education
  • Index to How to Do It Information
    Indexes numerous hobby, craft, and do-it-yourself magazines. The articles indexed go back into the 1960s. If it is not in our own collection, we can try to get a photocopy of the article from another library, or locate a nearby library that has it. The publisher, Lathrop Enterprises, has put up this web version. Central Reference also has the hardbound volumes, covering 1963-1989 and 1990-1999.
    Browse related subjects: Crafts, Do-It-Yourself
  • Physics
    Physics highlights a selection of papers from the American Physical Society's Physical Review journals. Physics features three kinds of articles: Viewpoints are commentaries written by active researchers, who are asked to explain the results to physicists in other subfields. Focus stories are written by professional science writers in a journalistic style and are intended to be accessible to students and non-experts. Synopses are brief editor-written summaries.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Science
  • PhysicsCentral
    PhysicsCentral communicates the excitement and importance of physics to everyone by answering questions, exploring the latest research, and providing daily updates on physics in the news. Sponsored by the American Physical Society.
    Browse related subjects: Education, News, Science
  • Santa Cruz County Birds and Wildlife
    This inspiring collection of Santa Cruz County Bird and Wildlife Photography is available to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries thanks to a generous donation by Tony Britton Photography. Beautiful prints of select images are also available for viewing at the Downtown branch. All images are copyright Tony Britton. Students may use the photos for educational purposes for free, as long as the photos are attributed to the copyright holder. Use of these photos for commercial or other purposes are decided by the copyright holder. All inquiries for use of photographs should be directed to virtualservices@santacruzpl.org.
    Browse related subjects: Animals, Santa Cruz County
  • Science.gov
    Incredible listing of good science sites.
    Browse related subjects: Agriculture, Government, Marine Science, Plants
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Official website of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. How to apply for a patent or trademark, and how to search and view existing patents and trademarks.
    Browse related subjects: Inventions

Did You Know?

Signers of the Original California Constitution

The signers of the original California Constitution were the 48 delegates to the constitutional convention. The convention met from September to November 1849 at Colton Hall in Monterey, California. The Constitution was written in both English and Spanish and provided that all major legislation was to be written in both ... [More]

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