S^4 Super Summer Science Search™ 2014 Contest

SCCLD Database Suggestions

Cupertino Library Foundation S^4 Super Summer Science Search


S^4 Super Summer Science Search Links


Here are some suggestions of databases subscribed to by the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) where you can find relevant and trustworthy information for your S^4™ project. These are simply suggestions, and we encourage you to use others not on this list. However, you are required to use SCCLD resources as much as possible in order for your project to be eligible as an entry.

All of these suggested databases, and many more, can be found at the SCCLD website: http://www.sccl.org/research/articles/online-resources

The databases and references below are categorized alphabetically as well as in thematic groupings. You will need your library card and password to access these resources.



EBSCO Host: A great database source full of credible and scholarly reviewed articles. This research resource contains information from a variety of subjects, such science, history, art, and more.



Gale Biography in Context: A comprehensive database of biographical information on historical and contemporary figures from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.



Gale Virtual Reference Library: The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a selection of reference titles available online. Subjects covered include arts, history, religion and philosophy, social science, law, literature, science & technology, and more.



Points of View Reference Center: Provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of current issues. Included are documents from leading political magazines, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary sources and reference books.




Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance, The (e-book): This dictionary provides coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of 14th to 17th century Europe with an examination of Renaissance influence on modern society.



Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture (e-book): A comprehensive resource for the visual arts of the Classical period, featuring in-depth articles from biographies to thematic entries on architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting and sculpture.




Gale Virtual Reference Library – Click on “History” in the left sidebar. Once at the History Main Page, you can click on any period of history you require for your research.



Oxford Resources – Similar idea to Gale Virtual Reference Library above, you can find a vast array of historical info from Oxford Reference, History.



Other Oxford historical resources include:

Oxford Companion to World Exploration, The (e-book): From Antarctica to the North Pole, this database offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age.



Encyclopedia of Maritime History, The (e-book): This encyclopedia covers the history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today.




Encyclopedia of Maritime History, The (e-book): Available from JSTOR, Mathematics Magazine offers lively and readable exposition on a wide range of mathematical topics.



Princeton Companion to Mathematics, The (e-book) Presents entries written by the world’s leading mathematicians. Introduces basic mathematical tools and vocabulary, traces the development of modern mathematics, explains essential terms and concepts, examines core ideas in major areas of mathematics, describes the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians, and explores the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music.




Gale Virtual Reference Library, Medicine – This is a collection of titles covering several aspects of medicine, including environmental health, genetic disorders, nutrition and fitness, and more.



MedlinePlus: Produced by the National Institutes of Health, this database provides consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness. Included are a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary.



Oxford Companion to Medicine:




Oxford Companion to Music:



Oxford Dictionary of Music:




Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography (e-book): Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.



Nature (2008 – Present) (e-magazine): Online version of the popular magazine Nature. Updated weekly the magazine provides peer-reviewed research and news in all fields of science and technology.



Rourke’s World of Science Encyclopedia Volume 1 through 10 (e-book): Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology.



Scientific American (2008 – Present) (e-magazine): Online version of the popular magazine Scientific American.



Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development (e-book): This encyclopedia covers educational theory and practice, integrating theoretical frameworks with field-based applications.



American Journal of Science (e-magazine): The journal is devoted to geology and related sciences and publishes articles from around the world presenting results of major research from all earth sciences.





New York Times (1851-2010) (e-newspaper):



San Jose Mercury News Historical Archive (1886-1922) (e-newspaper):



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