Are germs and microbes the same thing? Is a microorganism alive? Can they be seen without a microscope? The world of microscopic creatures is all around us, hanging out in our gut, on doorknobs, in ponds…pretty much everywhere. Here’s our guide to the world of microorganisms, including websites, databases, and search terms to use to find library books to dig deeper.
Author Hank Green narrates this very close up look at the small creatures and their interactions with us and each other. Amazing imagery, but definitely an in depth view for the more avid science explorer.
The University of Arizona presents an overview of the microbes at work in our system, told through a comic-style story, with plenty of research and a nod to modern technology.
Microbes in the news?! You bet! Whether you want to know about a living concrete that eats greenhouse gas or see pictures of the bacteria on your tongue, this site has news stories all about microbes. Dig in!
This database offers a collection of magazines, news articles, videos, and more in a searchable form. Look for topics pages to delve deeper. TIP: Try more specific terms like “bacteria” or “virus” to have more successful results.
Note: Because this is a resource purchased through the library, you will need to use your library card number to access it.