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1 Mining GALILEO in the Sciences Teri M. Vogel Georgia State University October 23, 2003 *modified 11/9/2003

2 Levels of Science Information Needs  Elementary School  Middle School Junior High School  High School Technical School 2, 4-Year College General Public  Assignments / Reports  Science Projects  Research

3 Elementary (K-5) SIRS Discoverer (K12/PLS) Searchasaurus –Primary / Elementary School Search (K12/PLS/DTAE) Encyclopedia of Animals (K12/PLS/DTAE) F & W New World Encyclopedia (K12/PLS/DTAE) Communities: K12 = K-12 Schools; PLS = Public Libraries; DTAE = Technical Institutes The other GALILEO communities—USG (University System of Georgia Libraries), AMPALS (Atlanta/Macon Private Academic Libraries), GPALS (Georgia Private Academic Libraries)—have access to many of these databases, but these institutions were not the focus of this presentation and have not been included here.

4 SIRS Discoverer

5 Encyclopedia of Animals / New World Encyclopedia

6 Searchasaurus (Primary)

7 Middle / Junior High (6-8) SIRS Researcher (PLS) Searchasaurus (K12/PLS/DTAE) –Middle Search Plus F & W New World Encyclopedia (K12/PLS/DTAE) Encyclopedia Britannica Online (PLS) AccessScience (PLS/DTAE)

8 SIRS Researcher (PLS)


10 Searchasaurus – Middle Search Plus Same browse/ search as Primary More articles Higher reading level

11 Encyclopedias Encyclopedia Britannica (PLS) AccessScience (PLS/DTAE) –McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Articles from A15 Phases (physics) to Zygophyllales (plant science) Subjects from Acoustics to Zoology Biographies Student Center: study guides, suggested research topics


13 High School (9-12) - General MAS Ultra (K12/PLS/DTAE) MasterFile Premier (K12/PLS/DTAE) Platinum Periodicals (PLS/DTAE) AccessScience (PLS/DTAE) Encyclopedia Britannica (PLS)

14 MAS Ultra

15 MasterFile Premier

16 Platinum Periodicals (PLS/DTAE)

17 High School and Beyond: Advanced Science Resources Academic Search Premier (K12/PLS/DTAE) –Computer Source FirstSearch Databases –Science Indexes (PLS) –ArticleFirst (PLS/DTAE) –WorldCat (PLS/DTAE) Catalog of Public/Academic Library Catalogs, with library holdings MEDLINE (K12/PLS/DTAE)

18 Academic Search Premier

19 GEOBASE: Geography – Geology – Ecology – Climatology – Meteorology – Paleontology – Volcanology – Environmental Science – Energy – Hydrology – Sedimentology – Petrology – Cartography (+1 million citations)

20 ArticleFirst (PLS/DTAE) +12.7 million records; +12K sources Drawbacks –Access points: title, journal, author only NO Abstracts NO Descriptors/Subject Headings –Limiting functionality very limited

21 MEDLINE National Library of Medicine (1966+) +12 million citations - +4,600 journals –Medicine – nursing – dentistry – veterinary medicine – health care – preclinical sciences – bioethics –[life, behavioral, chemical sciences, bioengineering relevant to biomedicine/ health] MeSH – Medical Subject Headings –Controlled vocabulary, browsable

22 AGRICOLA  No longer available to K12/PLS/DTAE communities, but accessible to all at National Agricultural Library (1970+) +2.5 million citations –869 currently indexed journals + books, etc. –agricultural engineering and marketing, animal breeding, entomology, environmental pollution, farm management, foods and feeds, pesticides, rural sociology, social sciences, veterinary medicine and water resources

23 Getting Articles: Is Full – Text Access Enough? How much information does the patron need? Encyclopedias, Ebsco/ProQuest collections (all have at least some full-text content; images may not be available; embargoes on recent issues) Articles cited but not full-text Interlibrary Loan and other options

24 How Do the Indexes Measure Up? Measure of database – what is indexed Multidisciplinary, scholarly science journals: Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Multidisciplinary, popular science magazines: Scientific American, Sierra, Discover Discipline-specific journals? –What are they? –Where are they indexed?

25 Core/Major/Important Journals Institute for Scientific Information –Science Citation Index journal list –Sci-Bytes: What’s New in Research, Hot Papers, High-Impact Journals in various fields Scientific Societies –ACS: Journal List for Undergraduate Programs –AMS: Journal Price Survey Science Librarians –Special Libraries Association –Geoscience Information Society

26 Astronomy Journals The Horsehead Nebula/IC434 [Credit: N.A.Sharp/NOAO/AURA/NSF]NOAO

27 Microbiology Journals Micrasterias x400. [Department of Biology, Ohio State University at Lima]Department of Biology

28 Science on the Internet: Government


30 Science on the Internet: Government Federal –USGS, NOAA, NASA/JPL, CDC, USDA, EPA, DOE State –DNR International –WHO, FAO

31 Science on the Internet: Science Fair Resources Science Fair Central The Ultimate Science Fair ResourceThe Ultimate Science Fair Resource Georgia Science & Engineering FairGeorgia Science & Engineering Fair Science Fair Projects Index Government –Energy Science Projects (DOE)Energy Science Projects –Science Fair Ideas (Earthquake Hazards Program – USGS)Science Fair Ideas –AgScience Projects (Agricultural Research Service – USDA)AgScience Projects

32 Science on the Internet ‘other than Google’ NDSL Scout Reports InfoMine EEVL BiologyBrowser BIOME Scirus







39 K-12 Directories FirstGov for KidsFirstGov for Kids KidsClick! IPL –KidSpaceKidSpace MeL Internet

40 Keeping Current in Science News Sources –Science, Nature, New Scientist, New York Times, Discover, Scientific American Discovery, Nova, National Geographic Best American Science Writing Best American Science & Nature Writing

41 Getting to Know Your Local Science Librarians Research Universities, Regional Universities, State Universities AL, FL, SC, TN, NC Resources available Databases Print/Online Journals Copiers/printers Services available Reference & Instruction Assistance (tours, speaker, etc.)

42 Teri’s Science Picks

43 Astronomy Picture of the Day

44 ChemFinder

45 PLANTS National Database

46 Integrated Taxonomic Information System

47 Center for History of Physics


49 Astrophysical Data System


51 CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)



54 Earthquake Hazards Program

55 WAICENT – World Agricultural Information Centre of the Food & Agriculture Organization

56 The Periodic Table of Comic Books

57 Questions

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