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TexQuest Resource Guide - Secondary Science

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Middle & High School Encyclopedias - Britannica School

Relevant article content, multi-media, primary source documents, and journal articles, suitable for any project. Students can easily search among three different levels.

- Student research

- Multiple levels for inclusion

- Graphic organizers for reading with purpose

- biography search

- science in pictures

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Full Text Magazines   

Ebooks             

National Geographic Kids - Gale (MS)

Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content including full text E-books and magazines, and short video clips. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

- Student research

- Ebooks for simultaneous use

and whole class instruction

- Magazines for simultaneous use and pleasure reading

- Images/videos for projects

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Research in Context - Gale (MS)

 

Created specifically for middle-school, this resource combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, and primary sources. Support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

- Student research

- TEKS correlation and translations for inclusion

- Science topic lists for research and argument driven inquiry

- Images, video, and audio clips for presentations

- Advance search  Experiment Activities

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Student Resources in Context - Gale

 

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links, as well as vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

- Student research

- TEKS correlation and translations for inclusion

- Science topic lists for research and argument driven inquiry

- Images, video, and audio clips for presentations

- Advance search Experiment Activities

- Primary Sources

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Gale

 

Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly experience.

- Student Research

- Topic lists & issue brows

- Point of view practice and examples

- Highlight and take notes

- Infographic maps

- search statistical data and tables

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Infotrac Newsstand - Gale

An innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers.

Student research

Images, video, and audio clips

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Narrow topics

Short videos for current science events

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General OneFile - Gale

 

News articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

-Student research

-Images, video, and audio clips for presentations

-Link to resources for enrichment

-Highlight  and take notes

-Topic Finder wheel and tiles for narrowing topics

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Academic OneFile - Gale

 

Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of all academic disciplines, Academic OneFile is authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text..

-Student research

-Images, video, and audio clips for presentations

-Link to resources for enrichment

-Highlight and take notes

-Topic Finder wheel and tiles for narrowing topics

-Peer reviewed articles from academic journals

Gale Virtual Reference Library

 

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E-books

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Gale

 

Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Alternative Energy, 2012, 3v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2011, 6v.

Human Diseases and Conditions, 2010, 4v.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, 6v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs, 5v

 

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GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) - Gale

 

Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents,  and statistics.

- Environmental Issue and Topic Lists

- Interactive Map of Environmental Issues (World)

- Case Studies

- Customizable list of academic journals and news display

- Statistics search

- Materials for biome projects

 

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Health and Wellness Center - Gale

 

Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. Easily access 700+ videos from Healthology, Inc.'s consumer health video library

- topics related to health and wellness

- health topics in the news section update every 8 hours

- online health assessment tools

- access to encyclopedias of drugs, diseases, and alternative medicine

- search for regional organizations

- access to appropriate web sites

 

Spanish Language Resources

 

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Informe Académico - Gale

 

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

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Spanish Reference Center - Britannica School

 

Over 50,000 articles plus 4,200 images. Complete with a dictionary, atlas, and timelines, it’s the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.


 

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Educator’s Reference Complete - Gale

 

Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.

 

Suggested Periodical Links

 

Discover

 

Experiment Central

 

Journal of Science Teacher Education

 

Junior Scholastic/Current Events

 

Physics Today

 

Popular Science

 

Science and Children

 

Science Scope

 

The Science Teacher

 

Scientific American

 

T H E Journal