Science and Technology

Computer Source (mobile)

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology, covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

Facts on File: Science Online  

This database offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, definitions, diagrams, videos, animations, illustrations, images, biographies, experiments, activities, and current news articles. The content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by the National Science Education Standards. Search Science Online from here.

GreenFILE (mobile)

This research database focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, which explore the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.


Through factsheets, bulletins and other educational materials, the Ohio State University Extension Office provides a wealth of information covering a wide array of subjects, such as agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, 4-H and youth.

Science Reference Center (mobile)

Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Designed to meet every student researchers needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.  A video tutorial is available here

Sociological Collection (mobile)

Offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

What Tree Is It?  

Use this resource to identify and learn about common Ohio trees. By only knowing one part of a tree (leaf, fruit, etc.), you can follow the samples given until you can identify your tree.

What's That Snake?  

This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Learn about Ohio snakes or use the program to identify one you have seen.

What's the Point?  

This resource is designed to help users identify flint artifacts, which are some of the most enduring legacies of prehistoric peoples. Learn more about Ohio's prehistoric people.