Science and Technology

Reference eBooks

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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:

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.

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Gale Science in Context

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Gale Science in Context buttonDo 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.

Check it out today, and if you’re in the Summer Library Club, mark this as one of your activities, and log any time you spend reading articles about science!

Click here for a full list of our science and technology databases.

Science Reference Center

Contains information on science, including biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics, and more.

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Discoveries in Modern Science

Offers information on important scientific discoveries from the astronomical, life, and physical sciences, including important technologies and inventions.

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Computer Sciences

Provides an overview of the history of computer science, including major concepts and contributors, and the impact of computers on society.

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