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Grzimek’s Animal Life

Animals: from aardvark to zorilla! This online resource, based on the acclaimed encyclopedia, covers more than 4,000 species, and includes information on evolution, habitat and behavior and includes thousands of photos, maps, videos and audio tracks. Also included is information on endangered species, biomes and prehistoric animals.

Science In Context

Researching science topics has never been easier — with Gale Science Resource Center, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Recommended Websites


Links and lots of information about biology, bio-diversity, plant biology, evolution, microbiology, and much more.


A premier source for wildlife information, this organization is now partnered with the National Wildlife Federation. The site offers field guides, local wildlife guides, parks and nature refuge information, and more.

How Stuff Works

“Originally founded as a Web site for curious people, the award-winning company now offers clear and fascinating content.” Categories include computers, science, money, people, and lots more. This site is good for browsing but also has a strong index.

Plants Database

All about plants; this site is maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service.