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The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library subscribes to several online resources that can help with general research or homework assignments. In some cases, you will be asked to enter your library card barcode number which is located on the reverse side of your library card. In other cases, you will be asked to enter a password, which may be obtained at the Adult Reference Desk upon presentation of your library card.

Databases | Math Websites | Science Websites

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EBSCO Animals provides in-depth information on a variety of topics related to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.
You will be asked to enter the barcode number on your Henry Waldinger Memorial Library library card for access to this database.  

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Datebase features a wide variety of eBook reference titles from Thomson Gale, including:

  • Animal Sciences
  • Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Kryptonite
  • Computer Sciences
  • Science of Everyday Things
  • U*X*L Encyclopedia of Science
  • World of Forensic Science

NOTE: You will be asked to enter the barcode number on your Henry Waldinger Memorial Library library card for access to the database.

General Science Collection offers full text coverage for more than 60 of the most popular science publications, providing information on all aspects of the scientific world.
You will be asked to enter the barcode number on your Henry Waldinger Memorial Library library card for access to this database. 

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
NOTE: You will be asked to enter the barcode number on your Henry Waldinger Memorial Library library card for access to the database.

Blue ArrowMath Websites
Aunty Math: Website of math challenges for K-5 learners from the DuPage Children's Museum, Napierville, IL.
Curious Math is a site devoted to math tricks and trivia.
Dr. Math : Students can ask Dr. Math questions on math topics at this web site.
Math Central is a K-12 math education website that links to math resources for students, answers quandaries and queries about math.
The Math Forum has grade-specific lessons, discussion groups, information for parents and teachers, Web links, and a question and answer section called Ask Dr. Math.
Math Is Cool includes interactive brain benders, quizzes, and math puzzles to help child master math concepts with over 5,000 pages of content.
Mathpuzzle.com contains brain twisters and logic and number puzzles.
MathStories : Site features more than 4,000 word problems categorized by topic and difficulty level.
www.figurethis.org is an interactive Web site with math challenges for middle school students and their families.

www.multiplication.com : Site has a multitude of multiplication games, as well as print-ready bingo cards, flash cards, and times table charts.

Blue ArrowScience Websites
American Museum of Natural History : OLogy website helps kids study and explore various "ologies," including geology, astronomy, entomology, etc.
Ask Why! has answers to the challenging questions that kids ask with in-depth illustrated stories.
Cool Science for Curious Kids is the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's online educational tool for children and adults.
Earth from Space: Website of over 400,000 images of the Earth, collected by NASA.
eNature.com : Field guides to 4,800 plants and animals, complete with photos.
Exploratorium: Within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts , the Exploratorium is a collage of hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits, with over 15,000 web pages. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote museums as educational centers.
How Stuff Works : Award-winning site explains the nuts and bolts of everyday things - from skating rinks to computers. Created by author Marshall Brain using photos and illustrations to elaborate an easy-to-read explanations.
ScienceBob.com : Website with experiments and fun facts.
Scifair.org: This is the ultimate science fair resource created by The Society of Amater Scientists. Website includes great science fair projects, with tips on designing displays and procedures for teaching the scientific method, and winning science fair projects.
TryScience : Colorful site with interactive games, virtual tours, etc.
University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology's website provites links to websites, exhibits, and educational resources on paleontology.
What's It Like Where You Live? is a comprehensive site which covers biomes of the world, but also freshwater ecosystems ad marine ecosystems. The site was created to by Missouri Botanical Gardens for grades four and up and is heavily illustrated with maps and photographs.


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