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SCIENCE & TECH

 

DATABASES

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - Science
    Reference materials for science topics like astrononmy, pre-algebra, organic chemistry, and Earth science.

  • Today's Science
    Tailored to students and teachers, including tips for writing research papers, a guide to putting together a science fair project, experiments and presentations.

 

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ONLINE COURSES

COMPUTER SCIENCE with GALE COURSES

Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep
Start preparing for CompTIA A+ certification as you learn PC basics and troubleshoot in a real world PC environment.

Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5
Learn to use HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, and Web APIs to create cross-platform mobile apps and mashups.

Introduction to Networking
Learn the fundamentals of networking and prepare for a career in a new and fast-growing field.

Introduction to Java Programming
An experienced Java programmer introduces important Java topics with clear, step-by-step instructions.

Introduction to PHP and MySQL
Learn how to create dynamic, interactive Web sites using PHP and a MySQL database server.

Introduction to Programming
Take your first steps toward a career as a computer programmer as you master basic programming concepts and get hands-on practice in writing applications containing GUIs, sound, and graphics.

Introduction to Python 3 Programming
This course will show you how to create basic programming structures including decisions and loops. Then you'll move on to more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions.

Understanding the Cloud
Learn everything you need to truly understand the cloud—including how it works, what drives it, why it's so popular, and how to make the cloud work for you.

SCIENCE WITH UNIVERSAL CLASS

Astronomy 101
Explore our night sky, constellations, our solar system, our galaxy, and what lies beyond the far reaches of space.

Biology 101
Topics will include: Methods of Biological Studies, Chemistry Fundamentals, Cell Biology, The Study of Genetics (Heredity and Molecular), Origin and Principles of Evolution, the Dynamics of Populations, Ecosystem Structures and other Ecology Topics.

Chemistry 101
Lessons include: Atoms & Molecules, Chemical Foundations, Chemical Reactions, Gases, Bonding and more.

Electronics 101
This course presents an overview of the fundamentals of electric/electronic circuit analysis, starting with an overview of electrical theory and moving to simple circuit components like power supplies, resistors, capacitors, and inductors.

Geology 101
In this course, you will learn about: Geology History; Fossils and Earth History--Geologic Time; Fossils and Earth History--The Eons and Eras; Rock types; Geomagnetism; Plate Tectonics; Recycling and Renewal; Erosion; The Rock Cycle; Rocks and Minerals; Gemstones and Mining.

Marine Biology 101
In this course, you will learn about life in the ocean depths, at the Polar extremes, in coral reefs, estuaries, and in the open sea.

Physics 101
This course focuses on some of the critical mathematical tools required for studying physics and is geared toward students with a basic knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

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WEBSITES

  • BBC Science
    Science stories that cover every part of the globe and beyond, and do so with sharp, concise reporting.

  • National Geographic
    Making science relatable whether you're a scientist or armchair enthusiast.

  • NPR Science
    Their audio news stories cover a broad range of science topics, delving into global issues like climate change and conservation as well as investigating technology innovation, new directions in space exploration and the latest discoveries in health and medicine.

  • Science.gov
    Gateway to U.S. Federal Science. Searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results..

  • Smithsonian
    Explore science and nature with the Smithsonian Institute.

  • Scientific American
    Whether you're in the mood for a 60-second podcast or a sprawling special report, SciAm has you covered with smart takes on science, culture, policy and everywhere the three intersect.

  • Websites for Kids
    Great websites for kids about science, brought to you by the ALA.