E-notes features 3D models, simulations, and illustrations of everything from protein molecules to flower bouquets. Whether you want to browse the many visualizations of complex equations or get an introduction to WebXR, this site is a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in math, science, or computer graphics!
Below is a preview of a few of the topics explored throughout E-notes. To learn more about science and technology, head to the Technology and Applied Sciences section of ibiblio’s catalog. You can also check out this post for 3D modeling tutorials.
This section contains models of animals and objects made using WebGL. There are even animated models with adjustable cycles, like this eagle. Since these models are interactive, you can wheel the models and zoom in using your mouse or trackpad to view the graphics from different angles. There are also WebXR samples where you can edit the appearance directly in your browser, like this flower.
These interactive models show the atomic structure of crystals like diamonds and salt. You can explore the models in multiple cell sizes and learn about the types of patterns that crystal atoms create, which are called Bravais lattices. This page also links more resources for learning about crystallography.
Fractals are geometric shapes that repeat parts of themselves in different sizes and scales. Irregular fractals occur in nature, but it is also possible to create fractal images using math (BBC). The Mandelbrot and Julia sets, illustrated on this page, are some of the most recognizable fractals in mathematics. Like the 3D graphics mentioned above, you can zoom in on the images to get a closer look at the symmetry and complexity of these structures.
ibiblio’s archive contains a variety of historic and current publications. If you’re looking to do archival research, stay up to date on a range of topics, or even learn a new skill, you can check out some of the sites below. To explore more websites, visit the Journals and Reference tags in the ibiblio catalog!
The Linux Gazette was created in 1995 to report on all things related to the Linux operating system. Issues of the publication frequently offered tips, answered questions submitted by readers, and provided coding tutorials. Interviews and reviews of software programs were also occasionally featured in the Linux Gazette. Visit the home page to view the archive!
Open Humanities Press publishes academic journals and books with the goal of making critical publications available worldwide. Each proposal is peer-reviewed by a collection of scholars from a range of disciplines. You can check out book series and journals or view the most recent publications on the home page.
Code4Lib’s goal is to share information about libraries, technology, and communication. The journal publishes articles about AI, data, coding, library-related topics, and more. Articles are selected and peer-reviewed by an editorial committee; each issue features a wide variety of authors and subjects. Click here to read the most recent issue!
The Prism was a newspaper based out of the Triangle area in North Carolina that sought to provide information about local, national, and international events. Articles often focused on activism, politics, and policy. Through the efforts of volunteers, issues were published monthly from 1990 to 2000. You can view all past issues here or read the final issue.
March is Women’s History Month in the United States! Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th) celebrate the achievements and experiences of women in America and around the world.
Women in Literature
Project Gutenberg provides thousands of free ebooks, including many written by female authors! Here are some of the most well-loved and studied classics by women in literature:
These sites are no longer hosted by ibiblio but are still notable organizations showcasing women’s artistry and talent!
Women’s Voices Chorus is an all-female choir based in North Carolina. The organization was founded in 1993 and has grown tremendously since then. WVC has performed across the United States, and group members are of all ages and experience levels. They also prioritize learning material composed by women and promoting sisterhood between chorus members.
This organization, founded in 1984, highlights and promotes concert music created by women composers in New York. NYWC has supported projects such as radio streaming, international concerts, and recordings for women pursuing music. The organization also offers grants to women hoping to perform in concerts or record their compositions. The webpage also provides a catalog containing music created by NYWC members.
To learn more about women’s history in the United States, you can explore this research guide from the Library of Congress. You can also read about the history of International Women’s Day on the United Nations website.