Science

national geographic index

Search the contents of National Geographic and all publications of the National Geographic Society, all the way back to 1888.

This science resource for students provides access to hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, articles, and other sources.

From NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, access Monthly Climatic Data for the World, Storm Data and Local Climatological Data. The LCD summarizes temperature, precipitation, wind speed and more for several hundred U.S. cities. Print copies of this data for Kansas City are kept at the Central Reference desk, going back through the 1930’s.

The GreenFILE database focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling. It includes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.