Science and Technology

Gale Science in Context

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Be the most knowledgeable person in the room next time the conversation turns to the latest scientific developments, or be able to intelligently argue your point of view next time a science-related debate comes up. Review science concepts like plant biology, cell division or climate change so you can blow away the science category on trivia night. Students, find multiple sources to help you with your next project or get inspiration for entering a Science Fair.

This is all possible with Gale Science in Context.

With Gale Science in Context, researchers, students and general readers can easily find authoritative reference information covering all scientific fields, such as biology, environmental sciences, physics, astronomy and more. You will discover easy-to-understand topic overviews, in-depth encyclopedia entries, current articles from noted science publications and national newspapers, as well as relevant audio, video and online sources in this simple-to-use database. You will also find dictionaries, biographies and experiments.

Check out Gale Science in Context today! And don't forget about UAPL's other science and technology resources.

Gale Science in Context

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.

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UAHS Student Portal

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Students, do you feel overwhelmed trying to find appropriate sources for your projects and homework? Then the UAHS Student Portal is for you!

The UAPL Reference Librarians have narrowed down our extensive list of resources and organized them by categories that are relevant to high school students.

Easily discover databases and eBooks with information from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, professional journals and other sources appropriate for school work. Many of these resources even tell you how to cite what you found! Best of all, they are all available any time of day.

You will need your UA library card number and PIN to access the valuable resources found through the UAHS Student Portal. And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, textemail, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Features information on animals, including metazoans, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

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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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