Subject information and links

The following lists of links have been compiled to help you find your way around scientific information sites. Please email science@nls.uk with any suggestions for links to be included or with details of any addresses that have changed.

 Topical issues

Science pervades every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat to the cars we drive, and it is far too important to leave in the hands of scientists and politicians. In order to comprehend how the world around us works, we all have to learn and understand a little about the scientific challenges and issues we face today. Here is a list of scientific issues making today's headlines.

 Junior scientists

In the 21st century, science and technology are increasingly dominating our lives and are an integral part of our culture. Science is a key subject for children and young people and they need easy access to the scientific knowledge that will help them live in an increasingly demanding world. Here we have compiled a selection of resources for the budding scientist.

 Science festivals, events and science centres

In recent years there has been an explosion of science-related activities and events designed to help the general public learn more about science and its applications. Science is fast becoming a leisure activity! Here is a list of the websites giving details of some of the science-related centres, festivals and visitor attractions available in Scotland today, and events of scientific interest.

 Science subjects links A-Z

The popular definition of science (from scientia, Latin for 'knowledge') involves the development, understanding and application of truth and knowledge to the natural world. Science helps us to make sense of the world around us, as well as how we see ourselves. It is a vast and dynamic subject area, divided into a number of disciplines. Here we have put together a list of useful scientific subject links.

Please note: By listing these sites, the Library does not imply agreement with any opinions they may express.

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