Science Resources

For log in and password information, please ask Mrs. Caldwell, or click HERE (only accessible to logged in Wayne Hills students and faculty)

ABC-CLIO:Daily Life Through History provides info on all aspects of daily life from antiquity through the present day from reference works, monographs, and primary documents. Search by era, region, or subject. Colonial and Native American and other ethnic cultures are featured. Weblinks to multimedia sites, video, and audio files are available. Go to ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases and then click on Daily Life
Bergen Record Online- We have daily hard copies in the library, but to use the online version, go to
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): The official website of the CDC, with information on infectious diseases, chronic diseases, data and statistics, and prevention.
Classroom Videos On Demand: Videos searchable by subject or producers (BBC, TED, HBO, etc.) For subject index:
Discovery Education: Sign in through Classlinks. Short videos on a variety of topics, organized by subject and grade-appropriateness. Topics include Science, English, Math, Social Studies, Health, Careers and Workplace, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, News and Current Events, and Virtual Field Trips.
EBSCO:Issues and Controversies Points of View (Ebsco): Information on controversial issues, including overviews of the topic, and links to magazine and academic journal articles. *Login, then select “Points of View”
Science Reference Center (EBSCO): Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. Content Includes more than 200 full-text science periodicals, 880 full-text science reference books, 12 full-text science encyclopedias, 800 full-text science essays, 4,000 full-text, full-length biographies of scientists, more than 300,000 high-quality images, including stunning images of landscapes, plants, animals, rock formations, fungi and more, dozens of science animations, and more than 640 science videos. Subjects include:Applied sciencesBiologyChemistryEarth and space scienceEnergyEnvironmental scienceForensic scienceHealth and medicineHistory of scienceLife scienceMathematicsPhysicsScience and societyScience as inquiryScience careersScientistsWildlife*Log into Ebsco, then scroll down to Science Reference Center.
eMagazines: Through a partnership with the Wayne Public Library, students and staff now have access to THOUSANDS of magazines through Libby and Overdrive Here's a step-by-step video showing how to log in and find magazines on Libby, and one for if you would prefer to use Overdrive.Please note: these are accessible through the Wayne Public Library - you need a library card number to access this. Don’t have a library card? Apply for one now by filling out this Google Form:
GALE:Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an ebook collection of over 300 reference resources in all subject areas including the arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, and social science. The articles are reproduced exactly as the print edition. Go to the GVRL, and click on “Science” in the right side menu.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale): An online database featuring reprinted articles from books, magazine articles, and websites with comprehensive information on social issues arguing both sides pro and con. Audio files are included. Numerous medical and science topics.
Science in Context (Gale): provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Drawing students in with captivating subject matter, Gale In Context: Science showcases how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues ranging from bacteria to obesity and weather. The collection includes millions of full-text articles that includes national and global publications as well as 200+ experiments, projects, and top reference content.
Google Scholar: The difference between Google and Google Scholar is that Google Scholar focuses on the scholarly literature available on the Internet. Resources in a regular Google search do not have to be scholarly, and do not have to be based on research
INFOBASE:Science Online (Infobase): Award-winning comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. Topic Centers feature specially selected content on core science disciplines to help students find a starting point for their research. Has extensive book and journal articles, images and videos, topic-specific timelines, tables and charts, and diagrams that provide a thorough grounding in all areas of the science curriculum. Also includes virtual study guides for biology, chemistry, computer science, Earth science, environmental science, marine science, space and astronomy, and physics. Each Topic Center includes overview articles, suggested keyword searches, key videos and animations, printable experiments, diagrams, key tables and data, and a topic timeline. Extras: Content can be shared via Google Classroom using a “share” link at the top of each page, read aloud tool, and Google Translate for 100+ languages.
National Science Digital Library: The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings. Create a free account to keep track of articles and information you want to remember (or use it without an account).
JSTOR - Database of Academic Journals- A collection of journals and ebooks on a variety of topics. Searchable by subject, title, publisher, or via libguides.
Learn.Genetics Website: Free website with comprehensive information on genetics, evolution, human health, cell biology, plants, neuroscience, and ecology. Includes science tools such at virtual labs. Online science magazine. Topic headings include tech, health, planet Earth, strange news, animals, history, culture, and space & physics. No login required.
MedLinePlus - Health & Medical Database: National Institutes of Health's Website. Contains information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Articles, medical videos, and illustrations. Links to the latest medical research and clinical trials. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
National Science Digital Library: The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings. Create a free account to keep track of articles and information you want to remember (or use it without an account).
New York Times (Current Articles): One of the most well-known and well-respected newspapers for over a hundred and fifty years. (if you don't have a login and password yet, fill out this form)

Scientific American- We have hard copies available in the library, or you can see PDFs of past issues by going to this folder and clicking on past issues (you must be logged into your Wayne Hills Google Account to see these!).
World Book Online- Online encyclopedia including articles on almost any topic, tables of statistics, animation, media, pictures, illustrations, sounds, an atlas, dictionary, and more.
Toxic Chemicals Info Site: Tox Town provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where you might be exposed to toxic chemicals. This site will help you better understand risks of exposure, potential health effects, and how to protect yourself. is used by your teachers for turning in papers. Your login and password are whatever you made them (usually your Wayne Hills email and password), and your teacher should give you the class ID and login code for that class (you only need to put the class ID and login code in once- after that, when you log in, you will see all your classes).
US Gov Science and Research Results Database: searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.


There are a lot of websites on the internet (anyone can make a website!), and many of them are based on people's opinions, outdated data, or questionable information. It is important to be able to tell these apart from reliable sources that are current, authoritative, and accurate. In order to do this, you can apply the C.R.A.P. test for evaluating resources, which was developed by Molly Beestrum, and is used by educators and students. The link below to Evaluating Websites is to a website that delves into the specifics of how to evaluate a resource, and be sure it is something that you want to use in your research.
Evaluating WebsitesThis website, part of Colorado Community Colleges Online, explains how to evaluate websites using the C.R.A.P. test. Comprehensive and easy to understand, it's an excellent resource for teaching students to evaluate websites.
One of the most important things when writing a report or researching is to give credit to your sources. This is called CITING your sources, and the links below will help you to do that properly. PLAGIARISM is when you copy an idea or quote and do not give credit, so it is important to cite not only quotes, but paraphrased ideas as well. You can use the links below to help you ensure that you are giving credit properly and effectively.
Citing Sources with Easy BibEasy Bib has resources to check your citations, as well as information on how to properly cite in MLA and APA format.Citing in MLA FormatEverything you need to know to cite in MLA formatCiting in APA formatEverything you need to know to cite in APA format

Boolean Search

A Boolean search is a type of search allowing users to combine keywords with operators (or modifiers) such as AND, NOT and OR to further produce more relevant results. For example, a Boolean search could be "hotel" AND "New York". This would limit the search results to only those documents containing the two keywords. For a great reference on a way to search BETTER AND MORE EFFICIENTLY, use this link