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Access World News - NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers in full-text content -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.

General Science Collection

This database provides information on all aspects of the scientific world and offers full text coverage for more than 60 of the most popular science publications.

ProQuest Science Journals

A definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. The Science Journals feature over 660 titles - with more than 540 available in full text. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and technical literature.

Today's Science

Secondary-school students and researchers have turned to the monthly print editions of Today's Science On File since 1992 to find authoritative yet accessible information on the latest developments in science.

 

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eBooks

 

Credo Reference

Over 1200 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science

Designed for high-school students and lay adults, this collection of entries covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

 

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Websites

 

Exploring the Planets

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum guide to planets.

HubbleSite

Images, videos, news and more.

NASA

News, images, video and information about space.

Khan Academy

Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web. Complete custom self-paced learning tool A dynamic system for getting help A custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress

SkyView Virtual Observatory

SkyView is a Virtual Observatory on the Net generating images of any part of the sky at wavelengths in all regimes from Radio to Gamma-Ray.

Space.com

News of astronomy, skywatching, space exploration, commercial spaceflight and related technologies.

Welcome to the Planets - NASA

Collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program

Windows to the Universe

Includes documents, images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience.

 

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