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Academic OneFile - Covers physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Articles are in PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions so researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

Agriculture Collection - Broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields. This collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Computer Database - Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection - Provides coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy which includes nearly 200 journals, and gives access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Genetics Home Reference - This web source is from the National Library of Medicine, providing summaries of genetic conditions and their molecular basis in an easy-to-understand language. Browse the site by specific disorder or condition (such as breast cancer), by gene, or by chromosome.

General Science Collection - Composed of nearly 300 predominantly full-text academic journals and general science-focused magazines, this collection provides coverage of all scientific endeavors, including particle physics, quantum theory, advanced mathematics, and biotechnology.

GreenFILE - This web 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. GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.

Grzimek's Animal Life - Grzimek's Animal Life on the web provides students and researchers with a dynamic, interactive resource that fosters discussion and critical thinking. This product uses the content from the encyclopedia to provide unequaled coverage on more than 4,000 species, and includes more than 11,000 images, videos, illustrations, and maps.

Information Science and Technology Collection - Almost 100 leading industry journals covering topics such as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more. Coverage begins in 1980.

LISTA - EBSCO Publishing provides the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. Coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more are included.

Popular Science Archive - Search through the Popular Science Magazine archive which covers 137 years of publications. Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements.

Safari Tech Books Online - This is a large collection of books for programming and IT students and professionals from O'Reilly and other technical publishers. It is not necessary to set up an account, although you will need your Alameda County Library card to access these books from home. - searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.

Science Resource Center - Researching science topics has never been easier -- Find thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations. Tthe latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

WorldWide Science - is a global science gateway connecting you to national and international scientific databases and portals.

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