AskNature is a free, online community focused on helping designers, entrepreneurs, architects, engineers, and other non-biologist innovators find inspiration from biological structures, processes, and systems that already thrive in balance with Earth’s complex systems.
This website represents Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s diverse collection, spanning thirty centuries of historic and contemporary design, including the world's coolest office, a large snail shell, snakes, a dragon and four bearded men, a cone propped up on a bench, a pair of colorful hands, a mysterious tv and a perpetual calendar.
Derwent Innovations Index indexes patents of chemical, electrical and mechanical inventions from 40 patent-issuing authorities worldwide. Users may search by topic, inventor, patent assignee, patent number, classification codes, as well as searching by cited patents, and by chemical compounds. Patent titles and abstracts are enhanced by Derwent patent experts for increased clarity and better topic searching.
GreenFILE offers well-researched but accessible information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly¸ government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals¸ corporations and local/national governments¸ and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact. Topics covered include global warming¸ green building¸ pollution¸ sustainable agriculture¸ renewable energy¸ recycling¸ and more. GreenFILE is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture¸ education¸ law¸ health and technology.
JSTOR is a digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and diverse primary sources. Explore the visual side of JSTOR, including artwork, newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, and other artifacts contributed by libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies around the world
LinkedIn Learning absorbed Lynda.com in 2019. Designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever and wherever the user is ready to learn. The library videos feature software from Adobe¸ Apple¸ Autodesk¸ Blackboard¸ Facebook¸ Google¸ HTML¸ Microsoft¸ Open Source¸ SPSS¸ Twitter and many more. UC users must create an account and login with Central Login credentials. For help with setting up or accessing account, contact UCIT Help Desk.
Material ConneXion is the world's leading knowledge base for information about new and innovative materials. The database provides comprehensive information about over 3¸500 innovative materials and processes¸ with more being added each month.
Brings together in one place the majority of the leading materials science databases¸ with specialist content on materials science¸ metallurgy¸ ceramics¸ polymers¸ and composites used in engineering application. Everything from raw materials and refining through processing¸ welding and fabrication to end us¸ corrosion¸ performance and recycling is covered in depth for all metals¸ alloys¸ polymers¸ ceramics¸ and composites. Incluides over 3¸000 primary journals plus trade literature¸ patents¸ newspapers¸ press releases¸ conference proceedings¸ books and reports. Coverage: 1966 - present