Glenbrook South Year-End Physics Projects

Research Resources

Relativity Links

Project Homepage

Scoring Rubrics

Resources

Basic Research Qs

Project Timeline

Project Pitfalls

The Lab Report

Collaborat'n Ideas

There are a variety of resources available for conducting your literature search. Some of the most useful resources are those available through the Glenbrook South IMC. In addition to the books which have already been pulled and placed upon reserve, there are numerous electronic resources available there.

Electronic Sources in the IMC

The following resources are available from the IMC home page; many of the magazine/newspaper databases and library catalogue systems can even be accessed from home using an Internet connection.

EBSCOhost

  • a commercial on-line service which allows keyword searches of magazine, newspaper and educational databases.
  • names and sources of articles pertaining to various subjects can be found; the availability of such sources at the IMC is indicated; the full-text version of many of the articles are also available.
  • easily understood advanced search methods are allowed by means of a graphical interface.
  • the service is easily accessible from any computer in the school and even accessible from home by use of the appropriate password (see your teacher for the EBSCOhost password).

 

Firstsearch

  • a commercial on-line service which allows keyword searches 17 general and subject-specific databases.
  • use the WilsonSearch option to retrieve full-text versions of magazine articles.
  • use the NetFirst option to do keyword searches of Internet resources and view annotated descriptions of relevant sites and direct links to such sites.
  • the service is easily accessible from any computer in the school and even accessible from home by use of the appropriate password (see your teacher for the password).

 

Topic Search

  • a commercial on-line service which allows keyword searches of magazine and newspaper databases.

     

Newspapers on the Net

  • a commercial on-line service which allows keyword searches of many popular magazines (Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, New York Times, etc.).

 

Networked CD-ROMS

The IMC has a variety of PC-based networked CD-ROMs which can only be accessed from the computers on the north end of the IMC. Such CD-ROMs include the McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science (highly recommended), McGill's Survey of Science, and NewsBank's Science Source.

 

Search IMC's Catalogue Systems

Using the link from the IMC home page titled Glenbrook South Library Catalog, you will have opportunity to search the DYNIX catalog system to see IMC holdings. This search can be done from any computer within the school and even from home (if you have a TELNET connection). If you are not sure if you have a TELNET connection, then merely try it to see.

 

Search Glenview Library's Catalogue Systems

Using the link from the IMC home page titled Other Library Catalogs, you will have opportunity to search the catalogue of the Glenview Public Library. This search can be done from within the school or from home if you have a TELNET connection. If you are not sure if you have a TELNET connection, then merely try it to see.

 

Internet Resources

Search Engines

Alta Vista

Excite

Hot Bot

Lycos

Dog Pile (a multi-threaded search engine)

A listing of additional search engines is available from the IMC home page using the Keyword Searchi Enginea link.

 

Internet Indexes

Yahoo

A listing of additional Internet indexes is available from the IMC home page using the Subject Searching link.

 

Other Options

Ask Jeeves (ask a question of Jeeves, the internet butler; he'll help you find the answer.)

 

Useful Science Sites

The following sites typically contain useful information and resources about a variety of scientific topics.

The Exploratorium Museum

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Nova

Scientific American Magazine

The New Scientist Magazine

Popular Science Magazine

Popular Mechanics Magazine

Discover Magazine

Science Daily Magazine

Science Magazine


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Created: July 23, 1996
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/help/relativity/resource.shtml