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Library links - Science

Medway Libraries' subject guide to the internet for science

Please note that clicking on the links below will take you away from the Medway Libraries' webpages.

 

Animals

The Aspinall Foundation (www.aspinallfoundation.org)Gorilla

The official website for both Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks and the Aspinall Foundation.

Buglife (www.buglife.org.uk)

The Invertebrate Conservation Trust site: what they are doing to conserve insects, as well as interesting facts about bugs themselves.

People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) (www.pdsa.org.uk)

Lots of information about keeping pets, and about pet ailments.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) (www.rspca.org.uk)

The website of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Easy to use with fun and information for adults and children.

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) (www.zsl.org)

Charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

 

Birds

The Budgerigar Society (www.budgerigarsociety.com)Swan

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 page.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) (www.rspb.org.uk)

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.

 

Engineering

Engineering CompassThe 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 Engineers (www.imeche.org)

Professional society. Represents mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom.

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering (www.eng.cam.ac.uk)

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.

 

Environment

The Environment Agency (www.environment-agency.gov.uk)Beech trees

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 development.

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.

 

Sciences

BBC Science (www.bbc.co.uk/science)Periodic table

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 (NASA) (www.nasa.gov)

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.

TheScientificWorldJOURNAL (www.tswj.com/)

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.

Symbols.com (http://www.symbols.com/)

Contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics.

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.

Weather

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 regional.

Met Office - Shipping Forecast (www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/shipping_forecast.html)

Shipping forecast and gale warnings