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Science Resources

A subject guide for people interested in accessing information about life and physical sciences.

E-books - General Science

galeencyclopedia The Gale Encyclopedia of Science 

everyday Science of Everyday Things

encyclopediascience Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

World Wide Web Resources

High Wire Press
Earth's Largest Free Full-Text Science Archives.

PUB Science
PubScience provides users the capability to search across a large compendium of citations including abstracts of peer-reviewed journal literature with a focus on the physical sciences and other disciplines of concern to the Department of Energy (DOE) SciNet Science Search (free web site) A searchable, categorized Web directory for science, nature, engineering, and medicine. Listings have brief annotations. There are also unit conversions, science news, and periodic tables.

Science.gov searches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.

SciTech Connect
Your connection to science, technology, and engineering research information from the U.S. Department of Energy

Scirus: for scientific information only
Scirus is a powerful Internet search tool. It distinguishes itself from existing search engines by concentrating on content only and by searching both Web and membership sources. It enables scientists, students, and anyone searching for scientific information to chart and pinpoint data, locate university sites, and find reports and articles in a clutter-free, user friendly and efficient manner.

Electronic Resources

Access Video on Demand

Access Video On Demand features nine expansive streaming collections that cover the widest range of subjects with quality content, including thousands of exclusive titles you won't find anywhere else. Plus, the Films On Demand streaming video platform provides a powerful search and browse tool, making it easy for you to find specific pieces of content quickly. Access Video On Demand collections include Science.


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GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.  

Science Online

Science Online is a curriculum-oriented database that offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the sciences. Diagrams, essays, definitions, and biographies are arranged by topic and contain thousands of hyperlinks that create thematic paths through the content. More than 600 experiments, covering all of the key principles of science, encourage hands-on learning. Each experiment is indexed by grade range and by subject category and contains links to definitions, essays, and diagrams. Joining a powerful search engine with broad-ranging science content, Science Online provides students, teachers, and researchers with a complete science reference solution. (This service was partially funded by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.)

Science Reference Center

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Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Today's Science

Drawing on major scientific journals, magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. Covers all topics that today's students study: health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth and space science. (This service was partially funded by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.)

Local Science Museums

Atlantic City Aquarium
800 N New Hampshire Ave # 7
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 348-2880

Nature Center of Cape May
1600 Delaware Ave.
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 898-8848

Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103

Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1424

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