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Science & Technology

EBSCO – MasterFILE Elite

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of many reference books brought together in one database. There are reference books in the subjects of biography, business, education, environment, general reference including sports, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, and social studies. You can search by subject or you can search the reference book of your choice in its entirety, using the chapter headings or the index.

Health Reference Center 

Funded by Northwestern Medicine.
Health Reference Center is a Facts on File database that allows you to search by subject information on things like body systems, diseases and disorders, drug abuse and addiction, mental health and developmental disorders, nutrition and wellness, or even by medical test. There are specific health centers with health information specific to teen’s, women’s, men’s, children’s and senior’s health.

Other Resources


CodeAcademy is a free website with tutorials to teach users basic programming. It offers courses on Javascript, HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, PHP and Python.

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages four to 104.

Mayo Clinic Patient Care and Health Information

Research diseases, conditions, symptoms, tests, procedures, tests, drugs, and supplements.


PubMed is part of the US National Library of Medicine. It comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.