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Academic Search Premier
Magazines and journals on many subjects, includes peer-reviewed and scholarly works.
Education Full Text
Covers comprehensively more than 500 periodicals in the field of education, and selected books and annuals.
Provides indexing and abstracting for journal and report literature (1966 to the present) in education and related disciplines.
General magazines, journals, and newspapers covering many subjects.
MAS Ultra - School Edition
General reference for high school students. It allows you to search for articles based on the Lexile Ranking, which gives an indication of reading level:
|Grade level||Lexile score|
"Gateway to the best scientific research news sources"—a good place to look for articles to use with students.
The Why Files
"Science behind the news"—another source for student-appropriate articles. This site also includes some teacher resources.
Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative—Biology Course
Online course material being developed by CMU, covering celluar biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics. It includes many helpful graphics.
"Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them."
"LEARN NC gives...lesson plans and teaching strategies, classroom text & multimedia, and online courses for teachers and students."
National Association of Biology Teachers
NABT publishes the journal American Biology Teacher (avaiable at Davis Library). Their website provides instructional materials and links to other teaching resources.
National Science Digital Library
"The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education." Copyright varies by resource; more information is on each record.
Within the NSDL are subsections called Pathways. "Pathway portals are developed and managed in partnership with organizations and institutions that have a history and expertise in serving their portal's target audiences".
One of the Pathways is: BEN (BiosciEdNet).
"The BEN Portal provides access to education resources from BEN Collaborators and is managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Over 11,326 reviewed resources covering 77 biological sciences topics are available. BEN resources can help you engage student interest, shorten lesson preparation time, provide concept updates, and develop curricula that are in line with national standards for content, use of animals and humans, and student safety."
National Science Teachers Association
NSTA publishes the journals Science and Children (grades K-6), Science Scope (grades 6-9), The Science Teacher (grades 9-12), and Journal of College Science Teaching (all available in Davis Library). Their website has a variety of teaching resources, including the Learning Center (hint: results can be filtered to show only free resources).
Tree of Life Web
"The Tree of Life is a collection of information about biodiversity. We cover all organisms, living and extinct, plants, animals, fungi, protists, microbes." Some of the content is Creative Commons licensed.
Photos of various animals, all under Creative Commons License.
Includes many nature photos, all under Creative Commons License.
"Everystockphoto.com is a license-specific photo search engine. Currently we index and search millions of freely licensed photos, from many sources, and present them in an integrated search."
Be sure to use the Creative Commons checkbox.
Open Clip Art Library
General clip art images, all in the public domain.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
This comprehensive encyclopedia of biology contains over 3,000 peer-reviewed articles by leading scientists.
An online encyclopedia of science and technology with news and study guides.