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1 Exciting Useful Mathematics/Science Partnership: An Introduction to Exciting and Useful Resources for You and Your students. Phillip Fitzsimmons, Phillip Fitzsimmons, MLIS Reference and Digitization Librarian Al Harris Library

2 How many of you teach Mathematics? Chemistry? Physics? Any other subjects? Your class Web page, containing all of the information presented in this session, is available at the link: Mathematics_Science. Mathematics_Science Do you ever feel like this guy when writing a lesson plan?

3 Goal of the day: As students in this class you have library privileges at the Al Harris Library. I will introduce you to SWOSU Resources and to Free Resources on the Internet.

4 The International Rankings Report released in Dec “show the United States is merely an average performer” when tested for math and science knowledge compared to other countries around the world. Development of math and science literacy for each student is an important part of preparing them for college and ultimately to compete in the global market place. Like Salmon Khan and Bob Moses, in your handouts, we can inspire our students to see how mathematics and science broadens the student’s horizons and empowers them. If we can get them to understand that the subjects go beyond what is in their textbooks then maybe we will see more of what is shown in the picture below.International Rankings Report

5 SWOSU Libraries Homepage: Books Articles

6 Three Places for Resources: Place Resources I.CatalogsBooks II.DatabasesArticles III.InternetWeb Pages

7 Resource I: Books Al Harris Library holds 300,000 volumes. Use the library catalog to find print and ebooks. We have more than 70,000 ebooks. Many of them are about mathematics and science. They are exactly like print books except they don’t have to be checked out and can be read on your computer. Radical Equations: Organizing Math Literacy in America's Schools is available through our library as an ebook and in print.Radical Equations: Organizing Math Literacy in America's Schools

8 Remember to put keyword phrases between quotation marks to narrow your search. Ex. “keyword phrases”. Your search will return records for books on the shelves and ebooks. Click the link on the record to open the ebook.

9 Click link to Other library catalogs to get to Open WorldCat: Open WorldCat

10 Open WorldCat : (Linked to the Library Home page.)

11 Open WorldCat: Open WorldCat can be searched using keywords to find out what books have been written about your topic. If Al Harris does not own the book you need, you can use Open WorldCat to request the book from another library. This is called an Interlibrary Loan (ILL). If you do not live near campus then you can make ILL requests from your local library for the same service.

12 Source II: Databases Click Science & Math link to find appropriate Databases:Science & Math

13 Science and Math Databases Page

14 American Chemical Society Journals SciFinder Ebsco: Computer & Applied Science Today’s Science Salem Science ISI Web of Science Chemistry Net Resources A directory of useful chemistry-related Internet sites. Mathematics Net Resources A directory of useful mathematics-related Internet sites. Also Try: Ebsco: Business Source Complete Ebsco: Academic Search Complete

15 Search: “solution” in the database Today’s Science Today’s Science The Switchgrass Solution—Green Gold?February 2008

16 Use keywords from the end of the article to do searches in other databases.

17 American Chemical Society American Chemical Society (ACS) publishes peer-reviewed research on chemical and related sciences:

18 ScifinderScifinder: a bibliographic database

19 Also Resources II: Periodicals are in the Databases. Click Periodicals List link to find appropriate Perodicals:Periodicals List

20 Search Periodical name or subject.

21 Click blue links to open the periodical.

22 Search the periodical or browse by opening year links.

23 Source III: Web sites Domain Names are the last letters at the end of web addresses such as.org,.com,.edu,.gov. Including.edu or.gov in your Web search will improve the quality of your search results by retrieving only educational and government Web sites. Examples: Biofuels.gov, Biofuels.edu Consider the following Domain Names:.edu — education,.gov —government,.biz — business,.eu — European country,.in – India,.cn – China. For a dictionary of Domain Names go to:

24 Source III: Web sites Google Site Search: 1.Use keyword and Site search strategies for finding credible information on the Web. 2.Always be aware of the bias of each site. 3.Focus on.edu (education) and.gov (government) sites. Government sites 1.Use USA.gov to find information in sites you do not know about. 2.Use key phrases “technical report” or “special report” in your search to get the information you want.

25 Google Site Specific:

26 Google Site Specific Search results: Large Scale Nuclearhttp://nuclearinfo.net/http://nuclearinfo.net/ Hydroelectrichttp://www.hydro.org/index.phphttp://www.hydro.org/index.php Solar Windhttp://www.nrel.gov/wind/http://www.nrel.gov/wind/ Tideshttp://www.eere.energy.govhttp://www.eere.energy.gov Natural Gas*http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/natural_gas/info_glance/natural_gas.htmlhttp://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/natural_gas/info_glance/natural_gas.html Clean Coalhttp://www.fossil.energy.gov/programs/powersystems/cleancoal/http://www.fossil.energy.gov/programs/powersystems/cleancoal/ Biofuels**http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biofuels.htmlhttp://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biofuels.html Geothermalhttp://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/ Mobile Hybridhttp://www.eere.energy.gov/de/hybrid_power.htmlhttp://www.eere.energy.gov/de/hybrid_power.html CNG Hydrogen Fuel Cellhttp://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/ Storage Systemshttp://www.sandia.gov/ess/Technology/technology.htmlhttp://www.sandia.gov/ess/Technology/technology.html Other Sites of Interest *****

27 usa.gov usa.gov is the information clearinghouse for the entire Federal Government. Use it to search all government Web sites simultaneously.

28 Government Web sites for scientific information: NASA-- USGS-- National Science Foundation-- Government Information Clearinghouse--

29 Tip for searching Government Web sites: Include the key phrase “technical report” or “special report” to your search. This will bring science- oriented documents to the top of your results and that are also brochure- and book-length.

30 Some of my personal favorites: GeometryInteractive Euclid's Elements Book Review Astoundingly good technical writing: Who Is Fourier?Interactive Euclid's Elements Astoundingly good technical writing: Who Is Fourier? Tutorial Videos Khan AcademyKhan Academy NASA History Series Books about the history of flightBooks about the history of flight Math AidsCalculus Hater’s HomepageCalculus Hater’s Homepage Articles Math/LogicStanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy KITE Technology Integration Case LibraryTechnology Integration Case Library ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher EducationInformation Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

31 Recap: 1.Our students can improve Mathematics and Science skills by reading Math and Science resources. 2.Places of resources: Catalogs, for Books Databases, for Articles Web, for Web sites 3.Contact me or any of the other librarians for future help.

32 Questions? Contact me: Phillip Fitzsimmons, MLIS Reference and Digitization Librarian Al Harris Library Southwestern Oklahoma State University Phone: Please evaluate this class at Survey Monkey Survey Monkey


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