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Science and Mathematics


All Science and Mathematics eResources require a 14-digit Northbrook Public Library card number for access. Questions? Call the library at (847) 272-6224.

  • Browse topics or research specific issues related to agriculture, computers, engineering, and space science. Find photographs, definitions, and great background information.
  • Core Concepts: Biology is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource. Interactive activities, timelines, and science experiments provide opportunities for hands-on learning and help students see science in context.
  • This eResource makes complex scientific concepts easy to understand and highly engaging. Its intuitive, interactive interface encourages hands-on exploration to develop a deep understanding of the 118 elements that make up our world.
  • Over 125 essays on basic topics, provides an introduction to our latest understanding of the Earth.
  • This 4 volume set includes the history of energy, it's resources, and technology and has photos, charts and graphs to illustrate.
  • Presents articles showing the math behind our daily lives. Explains how and why math works, and allows readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus and others affect what we do every day.
  • This new set addresses one of the fastest-growing subjects in academic curricula—the forensic sciences, which are also known as criminalistics.
  • A-Z encyclopedia offering nonspecialist information about 460 topics in genetics, from the science behind this important field to diseases that can be passed down among generations.
  • Compiled by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), MEDLINE is the world's most comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information.
  • New additions! Have complete access to the archives and current issues of the National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Kids plus books, 500 downloadable images and videos. One search term yields results from all aspects of the National Geographic Virtual Library!
  • A collection of encyclopedias and reference books with information on animal life, conservation, weather and more.
  • Find a comprehensive, authoritative overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, definitions, diagrams, videos, animations, illustrations, images, biographies, experiments, activities, and current news articles.