Science & Environment

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    • 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.

    • GreenFILE  

      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.

    • Science Online  

      Comprehensive overview of scientific disciplines through a variety of authoritative sources including essays, diagrams, images, biographies, experiments, and a comprehensive timeline of events.

    • Science Reference Center  

      Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. 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.

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    • 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.