Science Databases

Databases that are relevant to Science classes.
Organized by content.
Under Gale Power Search  -
Open Gale Power Search
In the upper right hand corner,  locate the "Tools' drop down menu & select "Change Databases"
The following resources are good for Science class:

  • Academic OneFile
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Gardening, Landscape, & Horticulture Collection
  • General OneFile
  • General Science Collection
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection
  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Works Cited - NoodleTools helps you prepare a Works Cited according to proper APA and MLA formats. 
Updated: 10/22/2014

Encyclopedias - General

Britannica School

General reference resource for multiple age groups.

World Book Advanced

High school reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.

World Book Discover

Reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties.

World Book Student

Elementary and middle school general reference resource.

Encyclopedias - Subject Specific

PK Earth and Space

Inspires elementary and middle school learners about key earth and space science topics including earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, energy and matter, landforms, maps, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, environmental issues, the scientific method, space, water, and weather and climate.

PK Life Science

Inspires elementary and middle school learners about key life science topics including animals; classification; endangered and extinct species; food chains and food webs; green living; habitats and ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival and adaptation.

PK Physical Science

Informs and inspires learners about key physical science topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement.

Reference - General

Periodicals (Magazine & Newspapers)

Gale PowerSearch

Search newspapers, business journals and health journals.

Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.


Opposing Viewpoints

Facts and arguments on current events topics and social issues.

Points of View

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

eBooks - Non-Fiction

Works Cited

Noodle Tools

An online research tool to track your sources, take notes, create outlines, collaborate with classmates, and format and print your bibliography.