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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
(NSDL.org) 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)
is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment.
is a free search service serving engineering, mathematics and computing.
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.
returns all the best results from leading search engines including Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Yandex,
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.
OnlineUniversities.com offers a list of Free Online Science Documentaries
Freedocumentaries.org 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
Scivee.tv: 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
"Water for Life"
"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
and partially funded by the
United Nations Development Program.
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
Priority Areea Assessment on Capacity Building in Science: Strengthening international science for the benefit of society. International Council for Science.
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
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.
Our Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability.
Board on Sustainable Development-
National Research Council.
NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS,
Washington, D.C. 1999
7. The National Academies Sustainability Roundtable 2005.
Harnessing science, technology and innovation for sustainable development. ICSU-ISTS-TWAS Cosortium ad hoc Advisory Group. France. 2005 ISBN:0-939357-63-9