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Databases

databasesLibrary databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. Start your research with these general databases, available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library Card

Explora Middle School Find information from magazines, newspapers and reference books on a variety of topics . Includes videos, primary sources, images and biographies.

Explora High School Look up topic overviews, magazine and academic journal articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind.

Science (Gale OneFile) Magazines and journals focused on science. Video Tutorial

Science Reference Center Full-text articles from science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines and journals. 

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GreenFILE Information on the environment including sustainability, global warming, pollution, renewable energy, and recycling. 

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Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) ;Encyclopedias about the arts, biography, country studies, history, law, literature, religion, science, and social science. 

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For additional resources, check out our Science, Nature, and Technology page.


Life Science

SparkNotes Biology Study Guides Cells, plants, evolution and more.

The Visible Human Project Over 18,000 digitized sections of the human body.

Genetics Dictionary Talking glossary of genetic terms.

Animal Diversity An online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification and conservation biology.

Encyclopedia of Life Global access to knowledge about life on Earth.

University of California Museum of Paleontology Thousands of pages of content about the history of life on Earth.

Crash Course YouTube Channel: Biology Hank Green teaches you biology!

Khan Academy: Biology Videos on biology topics.


Earth Science

This Dynamic Earth The story of Plate Tectonics.

Geology.com News and information about geology and earth science.

Overview of the Solar System Our solar system and beyond from NASA.

Crash Course YouTube Channel: Ecology Hank Green teaches you ecology!

Khan Academy: Cosmology and Astronomy Videos attempting to grasp a little bit about our Universe.


Physical Science

Periodic Table of Elements Information, images, videos and more.

General Chemistry Online Glossary, tutorials and chemistry exam survival kit.

World Physics Easy to understand topics in all areas of physics.

The Physics Classroom Physics concepts explained with quizzes to test your understanding.

SparkNotes Guides on chemistry and physics.

Crash Course YouTube Channel: Chemistry Hank Green teaches you chemistry!

Khan Academy Videos on chemisty and physics and more.


Health

Databases

databasesLibrary databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. Start your research with these general databases, available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library Card

Health and Wellness (Gale) Information on health, medicine, and wellness. The material is intended for informational purposes only. Video Tutorial

Other Online Resources

Consumer Health Complete Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

Diseases and Conditions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Medline Plus Trusted information with tutorials, illustrated encyclopedia and the latest health news.

Khan Academy: Health Videos about medicine and the healthcare system.


Science Projects

Databases

databasesLibrary databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. Start your research with these general databases, available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library Card

Science Reference Center Full text articles from science encyclopedias, reference books and periodicals. Tip: To find science experiments, go to “Advanced Search”, and then select “Science Experiment” under “Document Type”.
App available for iPhone Android App Help

Other Online Resources

Science Fair Central Ideas for your project and presentation from Discovery Education.

Science Buddies Free science fair projects, ideas, answers and tools.

Sciencehound Science Fair Projects Browse hundreds of projects with complete instructions.

Science Fair Project Ideas Browse ideas from Education.com.

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair The world's largest international pre-college science competition.

Colorado Science and Engineering Fair Honors excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, providing opportunities for students from all regions of the state to create and present their research.