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All About Birds

Online guide to birds and bird watching. Includes ID tips, sound and video for over 200 species.

Animal Diversity Web

Includes general information about all species of the animal kingdom.


Periodic table with user-friendly data and facts about each of the elements.

Extreme Science

World records of science. The biggest, baddest and best and the science behind each.

How Stuff Works

Explains thousands of topics including science, technology, and electronics.

Famous Inventions

Brief explanations on all sorts of inventions and technology from About.com.

GCF Learn Free: Computers

Online tutorials for learning computer basics from the Goodwill Community Foundation.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA

Current information and news about space missions, past and present. Includes images, video and interactive features.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Information on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere, climate and weather.


Online magazine covering a wide range of science and medical topics. Browse by topic or by publication. Includes access to Scientific American.

Nine Planets

An overview of the history, mythology and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system..

Popular Science

Reporting on what’s new and next in technology, science, gadgets, space, green tech, and more.


Reliable and timely free science information in the biosciences, health sciences, physics/chemistry, earth and space, and engineering.

U.S. Geological Survey

Information on the health of our ecosystems and natural resources.

Wolfram MathWorld

An extensive mathematics resource.


New Scientist

Science news and articles on space, technology, health, economics and genetics from the New Scientist magazine.

Science Daily

Breaking news and articles in science and technology.

Why Files

Weekly stories of the science behind the latest news from the arts to technology.


Green FILE

Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Library card required.

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

Publishes scholarly, peer-reviewed open access journals.

Science Direct

in physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences and social sciences from Elsevier. Includes open access articles.