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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Resources

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Digitalia Hispanica
Gale Cengage Learning
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Credo Reference
Digitalia Hispanica
Ebook Central (ebrary)
Emerald Publishing
Infobase Learning
Oxford Univeristy Press
Skillsoft Books
Alexander Street
Credo Reference
Infobase Learning
NBC Learn
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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Resources
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Core Packages to support general education requirements

Gale Core Packages

LIRN has four choices available from Gale Cengage for your library collection, along with optional sets of add-on subject bundles to customize your subscription to your institution’s specific needs.

ProQuest Core Package

LIRN's ProQuest Core Package features resources from ProQuest Central and provides a rich set of resources for your library collection, along with optional sets of add-on subject bundles to customize your subscription to your institution’s specific needs.

Supplimental resources to support this field of study

ACM Digital Library

The ACM Digital Library (DL) is the world’s most comprehensive database of full-text articles and bibliographic literature covering computing and information technology. Includes the complete collection of ACM publications plus an extended bibliographic database of core works in computing from scholarly publishers.

Engineering Case Studies Online

The analysis of engineering failures is an essential part of many engineering curricula today. This focus enables modern engineers and scholars to learn what not to do and how to create designs with a greater chance of success. Key to learning is establishing the nature of each failure — structural, corrosive, electrical, etc. — and understanding it.

Aquaculture Compendium

The Aquaculture Compendium is an encyclopaedic, multimedia tool that brings together a wide range of different types of science-based information to support sound decision-making in aquaculture and aquatic resource management worldwide.

CABI eBook Subject Collection: Agricltural Economics

26 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of agricultural economics, policy and trade including: Agri-Food Chain, Agricultural Markets, Common Agricultural Policy, Environmental Standards, European Union, Global Supply Chains, International Trade, and Research Policies

CABI eBook Subject Collection: Agricltural Productivity and Farming

37 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of farming and productivity within agriculture including: Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Research, Farm Business, Farm Management, Farming Systems, Intellectual Property, Organic Farming, and Sustainable Agriculture

CABI eBook Subject Collection: Aquaculture and Fisheries Science

21 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of aquaculture and fisheries science including: Biotechnology, Environmental Risk Analysis, Fish Diseases and Disorders, Fish Health, Fish Parasites, Marine Aquaculture, Tilapia Culture, and Urban Aquaculture

CABI eBook Subject Collection: Ecology, Conservation and Climate Change

53 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of ecology, conservation and climate change including: Biodiversity, Conservation, Environmental Impacts, Greenhouse Gases, Invasive Species, Land Use, Plant Genetics, and Pollution

CABI eBook Subject Collection: Forestry

34 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of forestry, trees and woodland including: Agroforestry, Deforestation, Forests and the Environment, Forest Management, Forest Pests and Diseases, Forest Policy, Silviculture, and Sustainability

CABI eBook Subject Collection: Horticulture

34 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of horticulture including: Biofuel Crops, Fruit, Vegetables and Grains, Greenhouse Management, Growth and Production, Harvest and Post-harvest, Organic Growing, Storage, and Uses of Produce

CABI eBook Subject Collection: International Development and Rural Studies

34 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of rural studies and international development including: Agricultural Development, Change and Sustainability, Food Security, Gender Relations, Livelihoods, Rural Communities, Social Economics, and Social Perspectives

CABI eBook Subject Collection: Mycology and Invertebrate Zoology

27 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of fungi and invertebrates including: Biotechnology, Conservation, Entomology, Invertebrate Ecology and Behaviour, Microbiology, Mycology, Nematology, and Parasitology

CABI eBook Subject Collection: Soil, Water and Irrigation

39 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of irrigation and soil and water resource management including: Eco-hydrology, Irrigation Systems, Rain Fed Agriculture, River Basins, Soil Drainage, Soil Quality, Wastewater, and Water Resource Management

CABI eBook Subject Collection: Plant Biology and Crop Science

63 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of botany and crop science including: Crop Uses, Medicinal Plants, Plant Adaptation, Plant Breeding, Plant Genotyping, Pollination, Poisonous Plants and Toxins, and Seed Production

CABI eBook Subject Collection: Plant Protection

78 hand-picked titles across a variety of key topics within the field of plant protection, pests and diseases including: Biocontrol, Disease Management and Control, Nutrient Deficiency, Pesticides and Resistance, Pest Management and Control, Plant Pests and Pathogens, and Sampling and Monitoring

Crop Protection Compendium

The Crop Protection Compendium is an encyclopaedic resource that brings together a wide range of different types of scientific information on all aspects of crop protection: detailed datasheets on pests, diseases, weeds, host crops and natural enemies, enhanced with images, maps, a bibliographic database and full text articles.

Environmental Impact

An internet resource created in response to a demand from the scientific community, policy makers and information specialists for a single comprehensive bibliographic information res ource on human influences on the biosphere, including pollution, deforestation, desertification and habitat loss, and climate change.

Forest Science

This internet resource will be of particular interest to those actively involved in research or decision-making in agroforestry, forestry, wood science, and the forest and timber industries. Anyone interested in keeping up to date with scientific developments in forestry, agroforestry and wood science will find this site invaluable.

Forestry Compendium

The Forestry Compendium was conceived to meet the need for the improved dissemination of knowledge on forest trees. This interactive demonstration version was produced by CABI in collaboration with the Oxford Forestry Institute.

Nutrition and Food Science

This database covers the whole food chain from the raw ingredients to the physiological and health effects of nutrients. Key subject areas include public health, clinical nutrition, nutrition physiology, food safety, food security, consumer behaviour, food science and technology and food product groups such as functional foods.

Animal and Veterinary Science Essentials Collection (addon to CORS)

Themes: Animal Behavior, Animal Rights, Animal Immunology, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Critical Care, Veterinary Diagnostics, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Animal Welfare, Domestic Animals

Engineering Essentials Collection (addon to CORS)

Themes: Engineering — Civil, Environmental, Food, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Process, Production; Technology and Engineering, Engineering and Technology, Physical Science, Materials Science, Sustainable Engineering

Environmental Studies Essentials Collection (addon to CORS)

Themes: Climate Change, Sustainability, Ecosystems, Marine Science, Natural Resources, Energy, Green Studies, Environmental Policy, Meteorology, Botany, Geology, Natural Disasters, Geography, Energy, Recycling, Pollution

Technology Essentials Collection (addon to CORS)

Themes: Information Science, The Internet, Social Media, Telecommunications, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Warfare, Online Education, Cyber Bullying, IT Administration, Hacking, Software, Hardware, Computer Architecture, Web Design, Nanotechnology

EBSCO Custom Technical Collection

A custom bundle of resources from EBSCO, including Associates Program Source Plus, Computers & Applied Science Collection, eBook Community College Collection, Engineering Source, ERIC, Legal Information Reference Center, Library & Information Science Source, and Science Reference Center

Agriculture Collection

With strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this collection of more than 600 journal titles is focused on agriculture-related fields. In addition, more than 30 Delmar titles provide in-depth coverage on a variety of agriculture-related topics.

Computer Database

Computer Database includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

The Environmental Studies & Policy Collection covers over 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content from Delmar, including Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; and more.

Science In Context

Science In Context integrates content from Gale reference sets (Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute, and Macmillan Science Library), as well as topic overviews, biographies, periodical articles from noted publications, images and videos, detailed experiments from Experiment Central, biographies, and dictionaries.

General Science Collection

With the General Science Collection, researchers can remain current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas. Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.


GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) offers authoritative reference content in the area of the environment, energy and natural resources.

National Geographic Virtual Library

With comprehensive, timely articles and legendary photographs and maps, National Geographic magazine documents life on our planet and beyond, and interprets the world’s sweeping changes through the lens of personal experience.

Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive

Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive brings together the full history of both of these premiere magazines, over 40 years of in-depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics and unique insights into innovation, history, science, technology, the arts, and culture.

Smithsonian Collections Online

Delve into the riches of the Smithsonian, one of our country’s landmark research institutions, in this series of collections from its vast archives. This interdisciplinary, cross-curricular archive engages patrons who are pursuing general topical information or developing deeper knowledge in a specific subject area.

Gale Interative: Chemistry

Engaging, interactive models bring science to life, allowing students to better visualize and understand concepts in chemistry, supporting university coursework. Students and instructors can manipulate and explore the periodic table, molecules, and other 3D models that are paired with reference and periodical content for further understanding.

Gale Interative: Science

Engaging, interactive models bring science to life, allowing students to better visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, supporting high school curricula and university coursework. Students and instructors can manipulate and explore 3D models that are paired with reference and periodical content.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library ***

IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than four-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly-cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.

All-Societies Periodicals Package (ASPP) ***

IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package (ASPP), provides access to the IEEE core collection of 169 engineering, electronics, and computer science periodicals.

IEEE Stem Journal Collections ***

Featuring IEEE Spectrum, the flagship magazine of the IEEE, plus a number of leading IEEE periodicals, the IEEE STEM Journals collection is designed to provide users with access to content in technology, engineering, and science while providing access to the most highly regarded technology research available.

IEEE-Wiley Ebooks Library ***

The collection of over 850 titles includes practical handbooks, introductory and advanced texts, reference works, and professional books with an emphasis on leading areas of research, focused on content areas that lead today’s cutting-edge technologies and help set standards for future advancements.

MIT Press Ebook Library - Computing & Engineering Collection ***

More than 450 titles in fields including computer science, artificial intelligence, information theory, computer programming, information technology, and electrical engineering broaden the research available to your organization in one platform.

Morgan & Claypool Synthesis eBooks Library ***

Morgan & Claypool Synthesis eBooks Library consists of more than 875 eBooks that synthesize an important research or development topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field.

Earth Science

The Earth is as complex as it is beautiful, and this collection is filled with documentaries and educational titles that serve to unravel the complexity while highlighting the beauty. The next best thing to fieldwork, these videos will add context to what is taught in lectures and bring life to what is learned from textbooks.

Environmental Sciences

This rich collection features a wealth of documentaries on some of the most pressing issues in environmental science, including climate change, water shortages, overpopulation, industrial disasters, deforestation, pollution, and more.

Green Technology Online

Presents an in-depth look at the Earth’s increasing environmental problems and the methods for restoring the environment.

Physical Science

From the fundamental discoveries that changed history, to the science-fictionesque emerging fields of the present, this collection is filled with videos that highlight the most important topics in physics, chemistry, and astronomy.

Science Online

Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

Today's Science

Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.

Computer Science Collection

Over 700 scholarly, trade and industry journals are included (over 450 ongoing serial titles), along with full-text industry and government reports, books, conference proceedings, blogs and newswires.

ProQuest Technology Collection

ProQuest Technology Collection covers engineering, computing, and advanced technology disciplines and materials science offering full-text access along with comprehensive discovery through extensive abstracts managed by expert editorial teams.


EngineeringPro™ offers thousands of high value, fully-searchable titles online. This continuously growing collection provides information and answers that improve the productiv ity, upskilling and career development of scientists and engineers.

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