Science Resources

1) Login

Login to MackinVia using your Infinite Campus username and password.

2) Try one of these databases/encyclopedias for initial research:

World Book Encyclopedia


Gale Student Resources in Context

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Try one of these databases/encyclopedias for deeper research:

Academic Search Premier

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Gale Power Search

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BioMed Central

BioMed Central is a science, technology, and medicine (STM) publisher of 241 peer-reviewed, open access journals. The original research articles published by BioMed Central are freely and permanently accessible online to the public immediately upon publication.

National Geographic – Science and Space

National Geographic supports exploration and discovery and groundbreaking scientific fieldwork and critical expeditions through grant programs and public projects. Their Science and Space site covers topics in archaeology, technology, space, the prehistoric world, the Earth, and health and the human body.

National Public Radio (NPR)

National Public Radio (NPR) creates and distributes news, information, and music to a network of almost a thousand independent stations. They have a special science page on their website with scientific news and information about many topics, such as the environment, energy, space, technology, and research news.

New York Times Science News

The New York Times has a special Science page that covers current scientific events about the environment and space and the cosmos


NOVA is the most watched documentary series on public television and the highest rated science series on television and has won many major television awards, some multiple times. It's a science show for "curious people exploring interesting questions." Each show covers a single topic shown to be of great interest to viewers in an uninterrupted, hour-long program. If you're still hungry for more information about the topic, each show has a website to accompany it that offers articles, interviews, personal essays, slide shows, 360° panoramas and interactive features.

Public Library of Science (PLoS)

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit publisher of high-quality, high-profile scientific and medical journals in which scientists and physicians can publish their most important work. Because the sharing of research encourages progress, the journals are freely available to the public under the open access model with no fees for access. The journals can be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, and used (with attribution as specified by the Creative Commons Attribution License).

The PLoS also publishes a blog providing an insider's view of what's going on at PLoS. provides the ability to search over 55 scientific databases and 200 million pages of government science information and research results using one query. 17 scientific and technical organizations from 13 federal agencies contribute content to The site is also a gateway to over 2100 other scientific websites. Wikipedia and Eureka News results related to your search terms are included in the search results.