Boston Public Library
Science and Health
Electronic Resources

Subject Departments: Reference & Reader's Advisory
Further resources may be found on the Electronic Resources web page, e-mail or by calling 617-536-5400


General Science and Technology

National Science Foundation

Classroom resources fron the NSF

Interactive periodic table of the elements

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration

United States Geological Survey

National Weather Service

Science Projects

Kids.gov science project links

ipl2: Information You Can Use science project guide

Patents

Google Patent Search

Environment / Global Climate Change

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Earth Times (news)

Environmental Defense Fund (statistics)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Kyoto Protocol

National Geographic Society

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate portal

National Wildlife Federation

United Nations Global Issues: Climate Change

World Environmental Organization

Health and Medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – includes links for information about healthy living, prevention of viral infections, workplace safety, etc.

CDC Data & Statistics resources

Health Rankings and Vital Statistics

National Insitutes of Health

Diseases and Conditions

Mayo Clinic index of diseases

Symptom checker from the Mayo Clinic

National Institutes of Health MedlinePlus health information resource

Nutrition

American Dietetic Association

Massachusetts Department of Health and Human ServicesWomen Infants and Children Nutritional Program (affiliated with the US Department of Health)

MUnited States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Medication/Drugs

Mayo Clinic Drug & Herb Index

US Food and Drug Administration drug information

Clinical Trials resource from the National Institutes of Health