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Library links - Science
Medway Libraries' subject guide to the internet for
Please note that clicking on the links below will take you away
from the Medway Libraries' webpages.
The Aspinall Foundation (www.aspinallfoundation.org)
The official website for both Howletts and Port Lympne Wild
Animal Parks and the Aspinall Foundation.
The Invertebrate Conservation Trust site: what they are doing to
conserve insects, as well as interesting facts about bugs
People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)
Lots of information about keeping pets, and about pet
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The website of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals. Easy to use with fun and information for adults and
The Cats Protection League (www.cats.org.uk)
A nice mix of information on cat welfare, homing etc and fun
pictures, games and competitions. Young people should check out the
Cool Cats Club.
The Kennel Club (www.the-kennel-club.org.uk)
Want to know about dog breeds? This is the site for you.
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
Charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and
The Budgerigar Society (www.budgerigarsociety.com)
This is a site which gives the history of the
society and keeps you up to date on the news and shows you can
become a member. There's a photo gallery and a useful links
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
This organisation is a British charity for the
protection of birds. It includes everything you could wish to know
about birds of the British Isles.
Daphne Jackson Trust (www.daphnejackson.org)
Helping scientists, engineers and IT specialists to return to
work after career breaks.
Engineering Magazine (www.engineeringmagazine.co.uk)
For over 135 years, ENGINEERING magazine has reported
significant events from the world of manufacturing.
Institution of Mechanical
Professional society. Represents mechanical
Engineers in the United Kingdom.
University of Cambridge - Department of
The Department of Engineering is the largest department in the
University of Cambridge, representing approximately 10% of the
University's activities by the majority of common metrics, and is
one of Europe's largest integrated engineering departments.
Women into Science and Engineering (www.wisecampaign.org.uk/)
Promotes Science and Engineering as a career
to women of all ages, from school leavers to Women Returners.
Provides support, role models and financial assistance.
The Environment Agency (www.environment-agency.gov.uk)
Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and an
Assembly Sponsored Public Body responsible to the National Assembly
for Wales. The agency's principal aims are to protect and
improve the environment, and to promote sustainable
Findhorn Foundation (www.findhorn.org)
The Findhorn Community runs an eco-village in
Scotland, and has regular workshops and retreats. Its work is based
on the values of planetary service, co-creation with nature
and being attuned to the divinity within all beings.
Nature’s Calendar (www.naturescalendar.org.uk)
A partnership between the Woodland Trust and
the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to monitor and evaluate
changes to nature's events. You can register and record your
observations of local events on Nature's Calendar.
BBC Science (www.bbc.co.uk/science)
Excellent source of science information.
Dana Centre (www.danacentre.org.uk)
The Dana Centre is a stylish, purpose-built venue, complete with
a café bar, appealing to adults. It is a place for them to take
part in exciting, informative and innovative debates about
contemporary science, technology and culture.
DNA from the Beginning (www.dnaftb.org)
An animated site on the basics of DNA, genes
and heredity. Site was the winner of the 2002 Merlot Awards.
How stuff works (www.howstuffworks.com)
Covers a whole range of stuff, like how
computer viruses operate and why power outages happen.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The official National Aeronautics and Space
Administration website with information on all aspects of astronomy
and space exploration.
New Scientist (www.newscientist.com)
New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men
and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its
industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's
mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist
reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set
in the context of society and culture.
This peer-reviewed, open access journal covers a wide range
of subjects in the life sciences and
environmental sciences. The journal's Editorial Board as well as
its Table of Contents are divided
into subject-specific domains, and currently there are around 70
domains included within the journal's scope.
Contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500
Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic
Windows to the Universe (http://www.windows2universe.org/)
Information about the Earth and space sciences put together by
the University of Michigan and funded by NASA.
BBC Weather (http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/)
UK and Ireland weather information, including
climate and sunrise / sunset times; international weather forecasts
for 6000 cities around the world.
Met Office (www.metoffice.gov.uk/)
Includes forecasts both national and
Met Office - Shipping Forecast (www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/shipping_forecast.html)
Shipping forecast and gale warnings