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.
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.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.).
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.
A variety of useful Internet sites have already been investigated and catalogued on a web site for each individual project. Each site includes an annotated description and is accompanied by a direct link.
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.
A listing of additional Internet indexes is available from the IMC home page using the Subject Searching link.
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
Scientific American Magazine
The New Scientist Magazine
Popular Science Magazine
Popular Mechanics Magazine
Science Daily Magazine
The Mad Scientist Network
A variety of ideas on how to colaborate with other students and scientific experts have been suggested for each individual project. These ideas are listed on separated pages.
Glenbrook South Student Idea Database
An online database will be maintained which allows students to input ideas, successes, failures, questions, and answers. Records can be submitted and/or retrieved from the database on a separate page.
The GBS Physics staff invite you to send electronic mail:
This page last updated on 4/2/98.