Provides authoritative reference information on scientific fields such as biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, physics, and astronomy. Includes topic overviews, detailed experiments, and more.
Did you know you don’t always have to go to the library to look up reliable and authoritative information in reference books?
Whether you are working on a school project or research paper, have a bet with a friend over a fact, or just want to satisfy your curiosity about a topic, UAPL card holders can get online access to a variety of encyclopedia titles covering science, history, business, medicine, culture and much more. You can even use your mobile device when you’re on the go!
An example of just a few titles that are available include:
- Disasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History
- Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
- Encyclopedia of Business and Finance
- Encyclopedia of the Mind
- St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
- …and much more!
See a full list of all the reference eBook titles by going to Gale Virtual Reference Library, or download the Access My Library app (iOS | Android) on your mobile device, and choose UAPL as your local library. You can also access individual eBooks through the UAPL Databases page.
Features information on animals, including metazoans, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Do you feel lost when others discuss the latest scientific developments in global warming, extinction, or green engineering? Or are you the weakest link on your trivia team when it comes to the Science and Technology category? Does your school-age child need help coming up with an idea and researching a science-fair experiment?
Authoritative, informative and up to date, UAPL’s research database, Gale Science in Context is easy to use and accessible to all age groups and reading levels.
All scientific fields are covered, with topic pages that pull together easy-to-understand overviews as well as information from books, journals, newspapers, websites, and more. Also included are dictionaries, biographies, and experiments.
Features every issue of National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present, including additional content from National Geographic such as maps, videos, images and books.
Offers information on important scientific discoveries from the astronomical, life, and physical sciences, including important technologies and inventions.