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Science Books

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The Paradox of Evolution - Stephen Rothman
ISBN: 9781633880726
Publication Date: 2015-12-01

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Light - Megan Watzke; Kimberly Arcand
Call Number: NEW 535 WATZKE 2015
ISBN: 9781631910067
Publication Date: 2015-10-27

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Why Are We Waiting? - Nicholas Stern
ISBN: 9780262029186
Publication Date: 2015-04-17

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Domesticated - Richard C. Francis
ISBN: 9780393064605
Publication Date: 2015-05-25

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Adventures in Human Being - Gavin Francis
ISBN: 9780465079681
Publication Date: 2015-10-13

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Big Science - Michael Hiltzik
ISBN: 9781451675757
Publication Date: 2015-07-07

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The Serengeti Rules - Sean B. Carroll
ISBN: 9780691167428
Publication Date: 2016-02-16

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The Story of Science - Susan Wise Bauer
ISBN: 9780393243260
Publication Date: 2015-05-11

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While Glaciers Slept - M. Jackson; Bill McKibben (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780996087261
Publication Date: 2015-08-21


Science DVDs

Brain games. Season 2
Publication Date: 2013
2 videodiscs (264 min.)

Ben Franklin's balloons.
Publication Date: 2014
Nova program. 1 video disc (60 min.)

Meteor strike.
Publication Date: 2013
1 videodisc (60 min.)

Decoding Neanderthals.
Publication Date: 2013
1 videodisc (60 min.)

Featured Databases

Search our databases to help with research or other important science information

  • Science & Technology Collection
    Over 800 leading full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications.
  • Health Source - Consumer Edition
    Provides access to nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others

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Academic Search Complete

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.

Computer Source

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.

Medline Plus

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

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.


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.

                                                                             Richard Dawkins 


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:



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.


Minute Physics

Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science.

Created by Henry Reich


Q & A 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.  This video is the Q & A that followed his lecture on "The Birth of a Theorem".



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