What You'll Find Here
Become engaged in science. Browse our selected science resources and attend one of our presentations by experts in various science fields. Science for adults!
Discover a BIG IDEA at the
San Antonio Public Library.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality.
What is Scientific Literacy Anyway?
Scientific literacy means that a person can ask, find, or determine answers to questions derived from curiosity about everyday experiences.
It means that a person has the ability to describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena. Scientific literacy entails being able to read with understanding articles about science in the popular press and to engage in social conversation about the validity of the conclusions. Scientific literacy implies that a person can identify scientific issues underlying national and local decisions and express positions that are scientifically and technologically informed.
National Science Education Standards: http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses
SciShow discusses science news and history and concepts.
With equal parts skepticism and enthusiasm, they go a little deeper...without going off the deep end.
Most of the time, anyway.
Numbery goodness every week!
Videos by Brady Haran
Our World is Amazing.
Vsauce was created by Michael Stevens in the summer of 2010.
Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science.
Created by Henry Reich
Birth of a Theorem
Where does a mathematician’s inspiration come from? Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani takes us on a fantastical adventure through the beautiful, mysterious world of mathematics.
TED Talk with Wendy Freedman
When and how did the universe begin? A global group of astronomers wants to answer that question by peering as far back in time as a large new telescope will let us see. Wendy Freedman headed the creation of the Giant Magellan Telescope, under construction in South America; at TEDGlobal in Rio, she shares a bold vision of the discoveries about our universe that the GMT could make possible.
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Search our databases to help with research or other important science information
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi- disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 9,810 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
This database contains nearly 300 full text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. Computer Source provides a balance of full text technical journals and full text consumer computer titles.
Authoritative health information from the National Library of Medicine. Contains directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, easy-to-understand tutorials on common conditions, tests, and treatments, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.