How to Access Databases         Why use Databases?

Databases for Science save you time:

  • Science-in-Context from Gale
  • Lives of Scientists:  Biography in Context from Gale
  • Science definitions, concepts explained:  World Book Student or Advanced
  • JSTOR provides access to seminal research and historically important journal articles.
  • Examine the long list of Gale Databases for specialized topics
  • Ebsco Host – click “research databases” when it opens and de-select ERIC and K-8 resources before you enter your search terms. Use Boolean Operators and the database’s filters to narrow your sources if your results overwhelm you.  ERIC is a useful source for topics related to psychology and education.
  • Proquest E-book Central has full text books with excellent details. Use the advanced search screen and filter for the correct topic.
  • E-Library (from Proquest)  (that’s a different database) is much more limited in scope, but does have some journal articles.
  • Teen Health and Wellness addresses topics such as substance abuse, nutrition, diet, mental health issues and eating disorders.

Searching for free stuff on the internet? If you are searching for science content online, make sure you useGoogle Scholar if you want to access journal articles and material that is more likely peer-reviewed.

Books in our collection:

500’s – pure science… history and theory. Don’t miss The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine and Technology at R 509.73.

600’s – applied science and how technology is used in medicine, engineering…

350- 379’s – using science to study human behavior, forensics, crime, global warming…

News Sources for Science:

  • EurekAlert publishes breaking news in Science.  See more news sources on our News guide.
  • Our library subscribes to Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, and Wired.
  • Science News provides some of its content for free. (It’s older articles might be collected into our science databases, too.)
  • Our subscription to The Washington Post delivers a “Science and Health” section every Tuesday. The H-B community has online access that uses this login:
    • username:
    • password: get it from our library staff or see if your teacher has posted it in Canvas.
  • NBC Nightly News provides topical analysis with excellent video content.

Looking for an interesting topic to explore?  Science and the issue of equity intersect in these interesting topics for inquiry.

Image lists topics that can be researched to promote equity. These topics are listed in the text are Food Deserts  Environmental Racism  Tuskegee Syphilis Study The Opioid Epidemic The 80s Crack Epidemic and Fallout Industrial Dumping Asthma in Urban Spaces Denial of Greenspace Lead in Drinking Water Henrietta Lacks (Racism in Cancer Research) Abnormally High Rates of Cancer in Black Populations, Vaccines and the Anti-Vaccine Movement Effects of the Foster System on Development Effects of Solitary Confinement on the Brain Incarceration and Institutionalization Complex Science and Gender Identity Human Experimentation/Exploitation Partial/Whole Human Cloning Genetic Discrimination Eugenics and Racialized Genocide, Population Control Population Growth and Resource Management Science of Language and Lingual Oppression Gender Bias and Sexism Mass Incarceration Search Algorithm Bias Prescription Opioid Abuse Third World Pharmaceutical Trials Mental Health and Treatment Disparity Science in Hip-Hop Music Women/Minorities from Science, Access to Healthcare Infant Mortality Quality Housing and Health The Effects of Abuse and Trauma on the Brain Exclusion of Women/Minorities from Science
Source: Nekya Ball