Science Search Engines

With a focus on science, these academic search engines return all-science, all the time.

SciSeek: In this science search engine and directory, you’ll find the best of what the science web has to offer. Browse by category, search by keyword, and even add new sites to the listings.

SciCentral: Use SciCentral as your gateway to the best sources in science. This site has a literature search, journals, databases, and other great tools for finding what you need.

Strategian: Strategian is a great place to find quality information in all fields of science. Featured resources include free full-text books, patents, and reports, as well as full-text journal and magazine articles, plus a special collection of Vintage Biology with important articles and books in biology.

Science.gov: In this government science portal, you can search more than 50 databases and 2,100 selected websites from 12 federal agencies. This is an incredible resource for millions of pages of U.S. government science information.

CERN Document Server: This organization for nuclear research serves up a great search and directory for experiments, archives, articles, books, presentations, and so much more within their documents.

Analytical Sciences Digital Library: Through the Analytical Sciences Digital Library, you’ll find peer-reviewed, web-based educational resources in analytical sciences, featuring a variety of formats for techniques and applications.

WorldWideScience: Use as a global science gateway, offering excellent search results in the sciences, and even the option to select specific databases and find resources in your own language.

General Science Resources

Science Daily

Vision Learning — General Science

Molecular Workbench

American Scientist- Science in the News

Nature.com — Subjects

Planet Science

Absolute Zero (PBS)

Wolfram Alpha — computational knowledge engine

Science 360

Science and Chemistry Timeline

BBC Science and Environment

PBS Science and Nature

How Stuff Works — Science

Smithsonian Institute

National Geographic

Scientific American Magazine

ChronoZoom– Timeline of the Universe

Popular Science

Discover Magazine

Live Science

Windows to the Universe

New Scientist

Convert Plus — Online Units Conversion

First Science

Earth Science Resources

Vision Learning – Earth Science

Passport to Weather and Climate

Mineralogy Database

Biomes – Enchanted Learning

The World’s Biomes – University of California — Berkeley

Our Amazing Planet – Live Science.com

Satellite Eye on Earth (The Guardian)

Biomes- California Academy of Science (search biomes in resource)

Weather: What Forces Affect Our Weather?

Dynamic Earth Interactive

Weather Interactive (University of Wisconsin Board of Regents)

Animated Guides to Natural Disasters (BBC)

National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library

Exploring Earth (National Science Foundation)

Windows to the Universe – Our Planet (NESTA)

Forces of Nature (National Geographic)

Interactive Rock Cycle

Ocean World (Texas A&M University)

NASA Weather Laboratory — SciJinks

Savage Earth (PBS)


Evolving Planet (Chicago Field Museum)

Biomes and Ecosystems (Missouri Botanical Garden)