Internet Resources - Science & Technology



Databases

  • Access Science
    AccessScience contains high-quality reference material covering all major scientific disciplines. It offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers. It has more than 8400 articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, plus over 115,000 definitions of scientific and technical terms and 3000 biographies of well-known scientific figures.
    Browse related subjects: Biology, Encyclopedias, Marine Science, Science, Teen Homework Help
  • 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
  • Core Concepts: Biology
    Core Concepts: Biology informs and inspires learners about key biology topics including animals, cells, ecology, evolution, genetics, the human body, microbes, plants, and reproduction. Biographies of key scientists take learners behind the discoveries that have transformed biology. Core Concepts: Biology supports STEM learning and delivers curriculum-correlated content; promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offers research, report, and homework help.
    Browse related subjects: Agriculture, Animals, Biology, Education, Environment, Marine Science, Plants, Science, Teen Homework Help
  • Core Concepts: Chemistry
    Core Concepts: Chemistry informs and inspires learners about key chemistry topics including atoms, elements, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and the properties of matter. Biographies of key scientists take learners behind the discoveries that have transformed chemistry. Core Concepts: Chemistry supports STEM learning and delivers curriculum-correlated content; promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offers research, report, and homework help.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Science, Teen Homework Help
  • Core Concepts: Periodic Table
    Core Concepts: Periodic Table informs and inspires learners about the 118 elements that make up our world, the scientists integral to their discovery, and how the elements impact biology, chemistry, and physics.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Science, Teen Homework Help
  • Digital Literacy
    Digital Literacy is an online digital literacy and cyber citizenship resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12. Digital Literacy informs and inspires learners about key topics including entrepreneurship and careers; communication, cyberbullying, and safety; privacy and ethics; research skills and tools for the digital age; social networking; and gaming.
    Browse related subjects: Business, Computers, Education, Etiquette, Games, Technology, Teen Homework Help
  • 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 Virtual Library
    Now National Geographic and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have partnered to bring vast resources to digital life with our National Geographic Virtual Library. This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. This Virtual Library includes: National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 and National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current.
    From its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has grown into an organization synonymous with exploration, photography, maps, and rethinking the world as we know it

    Browse related subjects: History, Magazine Articles, News, Teen Homework Help
  • PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science
    PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science informs and inspires learners about key earth and space science topics including earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, energy and matter, landforms, maps, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, environmental issues, the scientific method, space, water, and weather and climate. Designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Environment, Geography, Maps, Marine Science, Science
  • PowerKnowledge Life Science
    PowerKnowledge Life Science informs and inspires learners about key life science topics including animals; classification; endangered and extinct species; food chains and food webs; green living; habitats and ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival and adaptation. Designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.
    Browse related subjects: Animals, Biology, Education, Plants, Science
  • PowerKnowledge Physical Science
    PowerKnowledge Physical Science informs and inspires learners about key physical science topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement. Designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Science
  • 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?

Geographic Facts - Santa Cruz City

* Latitude: 36.59 N
* Longitude: 122.02 W
* Area: 13.3 sq. miles
* Elevation: 20 ft. above sea level

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