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  1-800-877-GALEwww.gale.com Science Resource Center Navigation Guide Science Resource Center  is an exciting new online database designed for use in high school libraries and classrooms, community colleges and public libraries. Similar in concept to other Thomson Gale ™  resource centers, Science Resource Center  combines many different types of content, including full text journals, multimedia, reference books and links to select Web sites that focus exclusively on science topics. Science Resource Center  brings together topic overviews, biographies, experiments, and magazine and academic jour-nal and newspaper articles to offer students a comprehensive research tool that covers the major science disciplines, and more: ■  Physical science ■  Life science ■  Earth and space science ■  Science and technology ■  History of science ■  Science and society ■  Scientist/inventor biographies Science Resource Center  is loaded with relevant, authoritative and easy-to-search information that can: ■  Increase interaction between librarians and science teachers ■  Increase student interest in science ■  Increase student comprehension of the school’s science curriculum C ONTENT Science Resource Center  delivers more than 50 print sets totaling more than 150 print volumes from Thomson Gale, Macmillan Reference USA ™  and UãXãL ® , including: ■   The Gale Encyclopedia of Science , 3rd Edition, 6 volumes ■   The Macmillan Science Library , 32 volumes, covering animal sciences, biology, computer sciences, earth sciences, genetics, mathematics, plant sciences and space sciences ■   U  ã X  ã L Encyclopedia of Science , 2nd Edition, 10 volumes ■   Beacham’s Guide to Endangered Species, North America , 6 volumes ■   Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine , 5 volumes ■   Body by Design , 2 volumes ■   Notable Scientists , 5 volumes ■   Chemical Elements , 3 volumes ■   Experiment Central  , 6 volumesPlus … ■  200 full-text, cover-to-cover magazines and journals ■  80 full-text academic (peer-reviewed) journals ■  Select general-interest magazines with science coverage, such as Time and U.S. News and World Report ■  Backfiles to 1981 when available ■  New York Times Science section ■  More than 9,000 images and line drawings ■  Access to more than 880 million additional images through Google Image Search (you may choose to disable this function) ■  50 audio and video clips ■  555 links to student-safe Web sites ■  Thomson Gale Science Glossary ■   Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary N OTABLE  F EATURES ■  More than 80 home page topics offer simple, one-click searching ■  Science Standards Search (details below) directly correlates content to state and national science standards for grades 9-12 ■  Tabbed results lists segment content by type for easy identification  For technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 1-800-877-GALE (option 4) 2 ■  Content Level indicators (details below) help students identify the most appropriate content (you may choose to disable this function) ■  Timeline Search (details below) places science events and discoveries in context to historical events ■  Spotlight articles highlight timely and interesting science topics; a new article is posted every two weeks ■  Expanded toolbox offers science-related documents and tools to help students ■  Publication Search (details below) allows you to find articles by journal title, date and issue ■   InfoMark  Web Page Generator (details below) helps you create your on own Web page of items to post or e-mail ■  Re-sortable search results locates information quickly and easily ■  Page number estimate prior to printing helps with printing decisions ■  New academic journals tab helps to distinguish academic journals from general interest and trade magazines Student Research Tools:  In partnership with Merriam-Webster, Inc., Science Resource Center  provides access to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. The Thomson Gale Science Glossary is also available for quickly locating defini-tions of difficult science terms and concepts. Updates:   Science Resource Center  is dynamically updated throughout the course of the year. Newspapers and maga-zines are updated daily, with the core reference content mate-rials updated on a quarterly basis. Spotlights are updated bimonthly.Document Types *(As of August 4, 2004) Academic Journal609,096 articlesAudio26Biography10,602Experiment Activity77Image9,387Magazine635,772 articlesNewspaper400,841 articlesStatistical Table522 tablesTopic Overview20,929Video23Web site Listing555 H OME  P AGE N AVIGATION The title banner appears at the top of every page. Global navigation tools appear on every page: Help, Gale Databases, Toolbox, Dictionary, List of Sources, Timeline and Mark List. The navigation bar appears directly below the title banner and provides easy access to the search paths: Advanced, Person, Publications and Science Standards. Once you have begun searching the database beyond the home screen, you will be able to change your type of search with-out having to return to the Home screen. The availability of sidebar buttons and icons in the left margin depends on the type of page being viewed. F REQUENTLY  A SKED  Q UESTIONS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Answers can be found on the home page. T OOL  B OX The “Tool Box” offers expert help and explanations on how to get started and wrap up research. This feature is accessible from the home page and throughout the database screens. The Tool Box includes: ■  Science Related Tools ■  Research Guide ■  Research Tools ■  Search Tips ■  Guided Tour  To contact technical support via e-mail, send your message to TechnicalSupport@gale.com (inside the U.S and Canada) 3 S EARCH  O PTIONS   Powerful search capabilities deliver concise results. Search one of five ways from the main screen. It is easy to perform a full-scale search by selecting a topic from the alphabetical list of more than 80 topics just by clicking on the topic. If your topic is not in the list, you can type it in the Basic Search box from which you can select from a pull-down menu to search by subject, keyword, or full text. From the main screen you can also perform Advanced, Person, Publication, or Science Standards, or Timeline searches. Search results are returned in six different folder tabs: Reference, Magazines, Academic Journals, Newspapers, Multimedia and Web sites. C ONTENT  L EVELS When articles are returned in the results list, the content level is indicated to the left of the citation by one of three different icons representing Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. The icons associated with each of these levels help describe the degree of detail and difficulty each information source pro-vides. The levels coincide with stages of research: from basic research for facts about a topic to deeper research for more background and context to a sophisticated information need for scholarly details and recent developments. The content levels are assigned to each periodical and refer-ence set based on the publisher’s age recommendations. They are not assigned to each individual article. This general approach allows students and teachers to choose the articles that best suit particular needs, acknowl-edging that many students read below or above their particu-lar grade level.Further, the Content Level icons indicate the sources’ intend-ed audiences. Thomson Gale creates research materials for targeted audiences (e.g., UãXãL ®  is for grades 5 and up), and these publisher recommendations, along with the amount of detail, are the basis of the designated content levels. Each content level is described below. Basic  content provides a good overview for any student beginning a research project. It not only provides a founda-tion of key facts about a topic, but introduces keywords to help students who continue their research in other materials or on related topics. Basic content level sources are generally those published for readers up to the eighth-grade level. Intermediate  content builds on the research or information at a basic level. For a more experienced researcher, these arti-cles cover a topic in more detail, offering more background information as well as contextual information to expand on the facts. An Intermediate content level indicates a source published for students from a seventh-grade comprehension level up through undergraduates, as well as the general pub-lic. Advanced  content allows a student to complete the most sophisticated assignments requiring the latest news and details at a scholarly or professional level. Subject Search:   Science Resource Center  features a hierarchi-cal subject guide designed to help you conduct research by topic. It’s usually best to search for only one or two words at one time in order to retrieve desired results. If you enter more than one word, enter the most important word first, even if that looks backwards. You don’t have to enter every word of a subject heading to get a match.  For technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 1-800-877-GALE (option 4) 4 S UBJECT  S EARCH  R ESULTS  T ABS A search for DNA returned citations in all six tabs: Reference, Magazines, Academic Journals, Newspapers, Multimedia and Web sites. An extensive Subject Guide list is displayed on the left of the screen with all subjects contain-ing the search term DNA. The default is the Reference tab. The Subject Search for DNA lists 200 documents from the many reference sources sorted by relevance. With the pull-down sort menu, you can quickly re-sort the articles by either content level, document type, title, chronological order, reverse chronological order, or source. M AGAZINES  T AB   The Subject Search for DNA returned 1,000 articles listed in reverse chronological order, but they can quickly be sorted by selecting any of the other sort options from the sort menu: content level, document type, title, chronological order or source. ■  The little camera icon distinguishes articles with images: ■  Full-text articles are identified by this icon. ■  If the article is an abstract, this icon will be displayed: ■  The content level is indicated by the following icons displayed to the left of the article: If the article can be retrieved in PDF format, the PDF link icon is displayed: ■  Clicking on this icon will automatically link to the PDF file. A CADEMIC  J OURNALS  T AB   On the date of this search, the Subject Search for DNA returned 11,835 articles, which can be sorted in order of preference: document type, title, chronological order or source.
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