UAPL Online Reference Databases

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Access Science

Provides scientific coverage and reference information for many fields, including mathematics, psychology, physics, military science, botany, engineering, zoology, and more.

Computer Sciences
UPDATED

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

Computer Source

Offers the latest information on technology, including computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

Discoveries in Modern Science
UPDATED

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

Facts on File Science Online

Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines, including forensic science, chemistry, and astronomy using essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

Facts on File Today's Science

Offers resources to bridge the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today. Updated weekly.

Gale Encyclopedia of Science

Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, mathematics, and the medical and health sciences with a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology.

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.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

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

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution
NEW

Covers evolution in detail from a scientific viewpoint, including coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction
NEW

Explores major extinctions and extinct life from the perspective of multiple fields, including zoology, paleontology, and environmental science.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Features every issue of National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present, including additional content from National Geographic such as maps, videos, images and books.

Science Reference Center

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