S^4 Super Summer Science Search™ 2017 Contest

SCCLD Database Suggestions

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. Please keep in mind that you are required to use at least three (3) SCCLD databases 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. You will need a library card and password to access these resources. Don’t have a library card? Click here to learn how to apply for one.

One helpful tip: If you use the main search field for the library at the top of the SCCLD webpage, you will find books, ebooks, videos and other materials, but you won’t find online database links (Remember, you need at least three! You can still use the other resources, however). Go to the SCCLD database page and research the databases by category or using the A-Z list provided there. You can find helpful newspaper and magazine articles by using the search field under the “Research by Categories” title.

Database Research Resources

Academic Search Complete – A multidisciplinary database for students providing full-text access to scholarly articles from academic and general interest journals. The majority are peer-reviewed.

AccessScience – Provides full-text articles of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology covering all major scientific disciplines. It includes current research, biographies, data, tables, videos, news references, illustrations and images, and related links.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues – Provides information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – A selection of reference titles available online. Subjects covered include arts, history, religion and philosophy, social science, law, literature, science & technology, medicine, and more.

Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture – A comprehensive resource for the visual arts of the Classical period featuring in-depth articles, biographies, and thematic entries on architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting, and sculpture.

Ecology Experiments – Provides tools needed to explore various ecological issues

Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development – Covers educational theory and practice, integrating theoretical frameworks with field based applications

It’s My State – Great source of quick and reliable information that helps young readers identify what is common to and unique about individual states across America

My Government – A guide to learning about the U.S. government, how laws are made, voter information, and becoming a U.S. citizen. Search by zip code to locate, research, and contact federal, state, and locally elected officials.

Press Display – This digital news resource provides access to over 2,000 well-known newspapers and magazines includes the Washington Post, Business Traveler, and ForbesDaily — a vast range of local, regional, and international publications with enhanced digital content.

Profiles of California – Provides detailed demographic and statistical data on the State of California. Includes demographics on each county and individual city or town, detailed data on school districts, informative statistics and rankings on population and ancestry groups, weather statistics, and comparative ranking charts.

Science Online – Presents a broad range of scientific and mathematical disciplines through definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Scientific American – Online version of the popular magazine Scientific American. Updated monthly, the magazine features articles by scientists — many of who are Nobel Prize winners — and top journalists in all fields of science and technology.

Student Research Center – Students can easily determine content sources, such as magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, and video. Search by topic heading, use an online dictionary and encyclopedia, and explore the top searches of the day.

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