Science & Environment

    Premium Resources

    • Encyclopedia of Global Warming  

      Comprehensive coverage of the questions of global warming and climate change, including scientific descriptions and explanations of all factors, from carbon dioxide to sunspots.

    • Explora  

      Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

    • Science Reference Center  

      Easy access to science-oriented content, including full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources, designed to meet every student’s science research needs.

    • Very Short Introductions  

      Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

    Other Resources

    • NASA Earth Observatory  

      Images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that have emerged from NASA research.

    • Science Daily  

      A science news web site that offers access to over 65,000 research articles, 15,000 images, 2,500 encyclopedia entries, 1,500 book reviews, and hundreds of educational videos in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences

    • United States Geological Service  

      USGS maps range from detailed local areas to the world. Because they can show many kinds of information, they are excellent for a wide range of uses, including emergency response, outdoor recreation, scientific research, and resource management.