Science books available at Cardinal Meyer Library


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Recommended Databases:

BioMed Central
Full text biology and medical journals indexed in PubMed.

arXiv E-Print Archive
An automated electronic archive and distribution server for self-submitted research articles. Covered areas include physics, mathematics, computer science, and statistics.

EBSCOhost Databases
Search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously. Custom select any number of databases from the library’s complete list available through EBSCO.

Films on Demand
A web-based digital video delivery service for streaming over 6000 educational videos from Films Media Group.

Google Scholar
Accesses online journals and institutional repository/ self-submitted scholarly articles.

HighWire Press Free Online Journals
Lists free online journals in the sciences and humanities.

Access to open and free content only

References and abstracts from biomedical journals with links to some full text.

Provides access to MEDLINE citations with links to many sites providing full-text articles.

PubMed Central
The U.S. National Institutes of Health free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

SAGE Premier
SAGE Journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Studies & Planning.

Science Reference Center*
Provides full-text content for science encyclopedias, reference books and periodicals.

Indexes more than 10 million scientific journal articles and book chapters.

* = Access provided by BadgerLink

Video Resources

Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.

Science Videos from Films on Demand:

The History of Science Series (4:56:26)
For 3,000 years, humans have wrestled with the great questions of existence. This fascinating six-part series explains how our knowledge of space, matter, energy, and life has expanded and evolved over time. Viewers learn about many of the household names in science history—including Galileo, Newton, Darwin, and Einstein—as well as other geniuses like Tycho Brahe, who dramatically reshaped our conception of the solar system, and Hennig Brand, the alchemist who helped set a course for modern chemistry. Insightful and entertaining, each program reveals how the upheavals of history have combined with invention and investigation in transforming the human experience.

Real Science Series (1:15:05)
In matters of life and death and moments of thrilling entertainment, science is a force that makes things happen. A little bit of theory and a whole lot of action carry viewers through each program of this stimulating three-part series as they watch real people apply real science to real-life situations.

Project X: 360 Degrees of Science Series (3:03:05)
Finding its way into every aspect of life, science is a passport to a hidden and constantly evolving world. This eight-part series offers a 360-degree view of science, from the microscopic arena to the limits of the known universe. Featuring experts from around the globe, each high-energy episode visits test labs—as well as test kitchens and test garages—to illustrate remarkable findings and theories.

F=ma: Physical Science Concepts Series (33:49)
This engaging three-part series defines the elements of Newton’s Second Law—force, mass, and acceleration—plus related topics such as velocity and inertia; demonstrates them using basic calculations; and applies them in real-world examples. Video, animation, graphics, and narration combine to make this an excellent introduction to this fundamental law of physics. Correlates to the National Science Education Standards developed by the National Academies of Science and Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Science & Music Series (4:57:18)
For every music lover who has ever wondered how music happens, what Pythagoras meant when he classified music as a branch of mathematics, this informative and entertaining series of lecture-demonstrations provides fascinating insights into the relationships between sound and music. Part of the annual series of Christmas Lectures given each year at Britain’s Royal Institution, the programs explore the basic science of the fact that every sound—from the dropping of a pin to the deafening frenzy of a rock concert—is produced by changes in air pressure. The resulting waves are perceived by the miraculous ear-brain system as sensations we understand as sound and music—both apparently objective, yet intensely subjective phenomena.


Internet History of Science Sourcebook

Library of Congress Science Reference Services

National Science Foundation


Gray’s Anatomy

Human Anatomy Online

Digital Brain Atlas


Developmental Biology Tutorials

The Biology Project

National Human Genome Research Institute



Plant Information Online

Internet Directory for Botany


General Chemistry Online

Periodic Table of Elements

National Library of Medicine: Chemical Information

Royal Society of Chemistry

CASSI-Chemical Abstracts Services Source Index




Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

U.S. Department of Energy

Encyclopedia of Earth

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sattelite and Information Service Environmental Data 


DNA From the Beginning

Microbe Library Molecular Visualization Resources


Einstein Archives

Atomic Heritage Foundation

Newton Project


Animal Diversity Web

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Butterflies and Moths of North America

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