Want to learn more about science? These online resources are great place to begin your research.

Looking for science books, DVDs, or other materials? Try searching the catalog or asking a librarian.

Free Anywhere Cousteau Society

The Cousteau Society, under the leadership of President Francine Cousteau, continues the unique explorations and observations of ecosystems throughout the world that have helped millions of people understand and appreciate the fragility of life on our Water Planet.

Free Anywhere Discovery

Discovery provides documentary television programming focused primarily on popular science, technology and history, and in recent years has expanded into reality television and pseudo-scientific entertainment.

Free With Forbes Card National Geographic

National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) supports a range of research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. Includes People, Animals, and the World and the National Geographic magazine archive 1888 – Present.

Provided by Forbes Library. Remote access requires a Forbes Library card.

Free With Forbes Card Salem Science

This suite of databases includes the complete contents of Salem Press’s Encyclopedia of Global ResourcesForensic ScienceThe Solar SystemEarth Science: Earth Materials and ResourcesEarth Science: Earth’s Weather, Water, and AtmosphereEarth Science: Earth’s Surface and History; and Earth Science: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth in a searchable online format.

Provided by Forbes Library. Remote access requires a Forbes Library card.

Free State Wide Science In Context

Gale Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Free for all Massachusetts residents. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.

Free Anywhere ScienceDaily

ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites and offers readers breaking news about the latest scientific discoveries.


Access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an interest in science, technology, and engineering with ScienceFlix, a digital resource for children ages 10 to 16.