Online Resources

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Free Online Science Search Engines, Libraries, Directories, and Journals

The Eastern Mediterranean University Library provides an extensive directory of Free Electronic Resources.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a digital library of education literature.

Library of Congress: A Guide to Online Resources (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)

NCBI Pub Med Central (PMC) a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

JSTOR offers archival and current journals, books, and primary sources across a range of disciplines.

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature

OpenDOAR provides a worldwide directory of academic open access repositories.

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a nonprofit publisher, membership, and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

The Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) ( is an electronic library covering a selected collection of Costa Rican scientific journals.

The National Science Digital Library ( is an NSF funded online science library with links to science, technology, engineering, and math resources for K-12 teachers, faculty, librarians, students and informal learners.

The National Academies Press (not entirely free)

The OAIster® database is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)

ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment.

TechXtra is a free search service serving engineering, mathematics and computing.

Scirus. is a comprehensive scientific rearch tool.

The WWW Virtual Library is the oldest catalogue of the Web searches U.S. government science databases.

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) is a search engine especially for academic open access web resources operated by Bielefeld University Library.

Dogpile returns all the best results from leading search engines including Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Yandex,

Free Courses

Wonderwhiz Kids an Online Science Library Wiki For Kids


BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes.

KQED provides free online television, radio, digital media and educational services to change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential. offers a list of Free Online Science Documentaries streams full-length documentary films free of charge, with no registration needed.

Top Documentary Films A private site, TDF offers full watchable documentaries and information on documentaries.

Big Picture TV: screens videos from leading thinkers: scientists, economists, businessmen, campaigners and more to help you make sense of global issues.

NASAconnect's Youtube video channel

NASA Vidoeo Archive

SciVee: Making Science Visible Brings scientific information available on the Internet in video and audio formats ranging from contemporary lectures to archival footage of major scientists to animations

UK Deptarment of Education: Teachers TV

Citzen Science



Nuclear Radiation


Hesparian Foundation The texts "Water for Life" and "Agua para Vivir" as a partial basis for some of these interactions. A Community Guide to Environmental Health These texts were developed as a framework for engaging at risk communities in the use of low cost water purification interventions by the Hesperian Foundation and partially funded by the United Nations Development Program.

1. Using solar devices to teach science Headley, O. et al, 1993. Physics Education. Vol 28, pp 60-65. 1993. doi: 10.1088/0031-9120/28/1/011
2. Priority Areea Assessment on Capacity Building in Science: Strengthening international science for the benefit of society. International Council for Science.
3. Essential Components of Problem-Based Learning for the K-12 Inquiry Science Instruction. HsingChi, A.W.; Thompson, P.; and Shuler, C.F. 1998. CCMB, School of Dentistry University of Southern California
4. NSTA Position Statement: Science/Technology/Society: A New Effort for Providing Appropriate Science for All. National Science Teachers Association.
Re-invisoning the Ph.D.: Recommendations from National Studies on Doctoral Education. Jody Nyquist and Donald H. Wulff. University of Washington Reinvisioning Project, 2000.
6. Our Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability. Board on Sustainable Development- Policy Division National Research Council. NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS, Washington, D.C. 1999
7. The National Academies Sustainability Roundtable 2005.
8. Harnessing science, technology and innovation for sustainable development. ICSU-ISTS-TWAS Cosortium ad hoc Advisory Group. France. 2005 ISBN:0-939357-63-9