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Databases – Science / Health


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Computer Database

With 3,576,119 articles updated as recently as April 23, 2010. Use this resource to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.


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Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

A image-rich, dynamic online resource that creates a true educational experience where a quick trip to find specific information can lead to the desire to explore and learn more. Users will be inspired by:

  • Unequaled coverage—more than 4,000 species categorized by Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds, Fish, Insects, Mammals and Simple Aquatic Life, including information on evolution, habitat, behavior, range and more
  • Authoritative, peer-reviewed content—updated regularly by a worldwide network of experts
  • Ancillary topics—such as endangered species, biomes, prehistoric animals and others
  • Ease of use—immersive tools like interactive range maps and an intuitive interface let users discover while also supporting serious academic research
  • Media richness—thousands of photos, maps, videos, audio tracks and more
  • Convenient learning tools—translation into 11 languages; ReadSpeaker text-to-speech translation; ability to download, print, bookmark, and share through popular social networking and other online applications
  • Planned enhancements—curriculum correlations and tools to connect experts, educators and students

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Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module

Mostly full text. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., articles from 2,200 general interest publications and links to reputable health Web sites in addition to a broad collection of Thomson Gale reference titles. Includes video.


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Health Reference Center Academic

Multi-source resource providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students. The material contained in this resource is intended for informational purposes only.

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