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Animal Kingdom discus logo

Discover facts about animals by group, by habitat, or by name with easy-to-read articles, videos, and photos with age-appropriate reference and learning materials. Ideal for students in K-4.

Applied Science & Technology Full Text discus logo


Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties, from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks, nuclear and civil engineering and more

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Comprehensive full-text database covering the major scientific fields of study: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife

Science in Context


Science In Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography.

Today's Science

Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.

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Algebra I , 2015

This guide provides a natural transition from basic math to algebra, with a review of relevant concepts and operations, as well as an introduction to linear equations and functions, including graphing and inequalities. Also covered are absolute-value equations, radical equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations and functions, and rational expressions, equations, and functions.

American Men & Women of Science , 2013

This respected resource is a biographical directory of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences.

Animal Sciences , 4v, 2002

Provides a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. Covers careers in the animal sciences in addition to biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists, and ethical issues such as the practice of animal experimentation

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America , 6v, 2001

This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.

Beginning Programming , 2014

This book introduces computer programming by teaching the basics with an open-source environment known as Python. Readers are taught how Python works and how it relates to other programming languages. Simple coding projects are also provided.

Biology , 2nd ed., 4v, 2016

Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology. Contains sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, a glossary, and individual and cumulative indexes.

Bumble Bees of North America , 2014

This guide to North American bumble bees features color photographs, diagrams, range maps, and graphs of seasonal activity patterns. It identifies the 46 bumble bee species found north of Mexico and details their ecology and changing geographic distributions.

The Cat Encyclopedia , 2014

This guide presents profiles of more than one hundred and thirty of the world's cat breeds, with information on the characteristics, origins, and behaviors of each type of cat, and includes expert advice on cat care, training, and behavioral problems.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography , 27v, 2008

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Computers for Seniors for Dummies ® , 3rd ed., 2013

Starting with the basics and assuming no prior knowledge of computers, this text clearly explains how to use the keyboard and mouse, navigate the Windows 8 operating system, access the Internet, create documents, keep safe online, and more.

Computer Technology Innovators , 2013

Biographies of over 120 individuals who had an innovative and influential impact on the development and evolution of computer technology.

Discoveries in Modern Science , 3v, 2015

This set cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a board of scientists and historians. It aims to present an in-depth treatment of "curiosity-led science," as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated readers.

Earth Science

Comprised of 487 lengthy essays on basic topics in geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, environmental science, paleontology and planetology, is designed to provide and introduction to our latest understanding of the Earth's physical features and dynamic processes , as well as those of the solar system in which it resides.

egghead's Guide to Algebra , 2013

This book covers basic algebra topics that are essential for success on high school and college algebra tests. Topics include limits & continuity, derivatives & their applications, and integrals.

egghead's Guide to Calculus , 2015

This book covers basic calculus topics that are essential for success on high school and college calculus tests. Topics include limits & continuity, derivatives & their applications, and integrals.

egghead's Guide to Geometry , 2013

This title covers the fundamental concepts of geometry and helps students strengthen their math skills through narrative cartoons and graphics and study tips and exercises and improve their knowledge of geometry for standardized tests.

Encyclopedia of Energy , 2012

This academic, multi-author reference work serves as a general and non-technical resource for students and teachers to understand the importance of energy; to appreciate the influence of energy on societies around the world; to learn the history of energy; and to initiate educational discussion brought forth by the specific social and topical articles presented in the work.

Encyclopedia of Global Resources , 4v, 2010

Provides a wide variety of perspectives on both traditional and more recent views of Earth's resources. It serves as a bridge connecting the domains of resource exploitation, environmentalism, geology, and biology, and it explains their interrelationships in terms that students and other nonspecialists can understand.

Endangered Species, 2014 ed. , 2015

Discusses what has been done to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world, and examines the debate over what future actions are warranted.

Environment , 2016

Examines the steps that have been taken to protect Earth's natural environment and the controversies that surround them.

Great Lives from History: Scientists and Science , 2012

Each of these extended biographies offers concise and informative top matter that includes an introductory summary of the person's scientific significance; birth and death dates and places; and specialty fields of science. Biographies represent a strong, global, cross-gender focus, and each biography offers a sidebar focusing on a significant breakthrough or endeavor.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia , 2nd ed., 17v, 2003

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution , 2011

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction , 2013

This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.

Laptops for Seniors for Dummies ® , 3rd ed., 2013

This book provides senior citizens with information about how to select a laptop computer, use the keyboard and mouse, access the Internet, become familiar with Windows 8, work with files and folders, download apps, play games, and avoid infecting the computer with viruses and malware.

Physics , 2015

This guide explores the fundamentals of physics--Newton's laws, the basics of thermodynamics, mass, energy and work, inertia, velocity and acceleration, displacement, and more.

Raising Digital Families for Dummies ® , 2013

This guide helps you get up to speed on everything you need to know NOW in order to keep up with your children's online and gadget activity. It offers invaluable guidance for managing mobile devices, social media, and the Internet..

The Science of Nutrition , 2013

This book examines what makes certain foods better nutritionally that others and how various foods affect the human body, including the role they can play in disease and illness.

Space Exploration, 2014 ed. , 2015

Examines numerous aspects of space exploration. Presents the facts on space exploration's successes and failures, and the questions that surround them.

Timelines of Science , 2013

Highlights the theories, breakthroughs, and key thinkers that shaped the history of science in chronological order, exploring everything from ancient Greek geometry to quantum physics.

Trees of Eastern North America , 2014

This field guide to the trees of eastern North America covers 825 species, including native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada and as far west as the Great Plains.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms & Other Geologic Features , 3v, 2004

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them.

Water: A Limited Resource, 2015 ed. , 2016

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding water resources.

World of Earth Science , 2v, 2003

A comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language.


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