Featured Online Resources
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Online access to Salem Press’ Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, exploring how mathematics affects our daily lives in sociological, economic, and historical perspectives. The Salem History database also searches Encyclopedia of American Immigration, Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, and Milestone Documents in World History.
Online collection of over 3,000 computer and technical ebooks, covering programming, design, desktop publishing, ecommerce, online business, hardware and more, from publishers such as O’Reilly, Wiley, Pretence Hall, and many more.
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Contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
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Additional Suggested Resources
- TED-Ed – Educational lessons built around TED talks
- Code Academy – Learn to code, interactively, for free online
- NASA Pubspace – Easy public access to peer-reviewed papers resulting from NASA-funded research. Full-text and available online
- Science Matters – A scientific journal publishing peer-reviewed research from a variety of fields that makes all published content, including raw data, publicly available
- eLife – An open-access journal that publishes promising research in the life and biomedical science fields
- Frontiers – A community-rooted, open access research publisher
- The Feynman Lectures on Physics – These famous lectures are available for free online.
- TechBoomers – Free articles that teach people how to use technology to make their lives easier (and more fun!)
- Goodwill Community Foundation LearnFree – Self-paced tutorials for learning Everyday Life skills, Basic Math, Computer Programs, Mobile Apps, Reading, and much more
- San Jose Public Library Virtual Privacy lab – Resources selected by librarians to help patrons stay safe and protect their privacy online