Choose a current event or news story that demonstrates the impact of science on any aspect of our lives (health, natural world, technology, etc.)
Write a one page report and be prepared to present in class.
Write up should include:
The information should be relevant and accurate
Research should be thorough, detailed, & accurate and go beyond what was presented in class or in the text.
You can use our Full Text Electronic Journal List to find articles in current issues of scientific periodicals.
Unless you already have an idea about a topic, it can be a challenge to search a newspaper database for articles about science.
Your librarian recommends that you browse current science journals by accessing them through the Full Text Electronic Journal Portal. See the box below on the left.
One of the best resources both for choosing a current topic in science and for finding background information would be the Opposing Viewpoints database. The database provides magazine & newspaper articles and much more. The entry page includes a list of major topics of the day, many of which are science topics. Every topic listed includes link for reference sources or background information. It is also searchable.
CQ Researcher would be another good resources. Browse by topic to choose a topic & find issues of this weekly publication that have been written on your topic.
You may need your full Carroll CC email address and password to get into these off-campus..
See other useful databases in various topical areas (health, etc.) under the Find Articles tab above.
The best place to find background information is in reference sources. This is their primary function.
Reference sources are available in the Opposing Viewpoints database and in ebook format.
The library purchases authoritative Reference ebooks in all subject areas for the Gale eBooks collection.
These ebooks are available 24/7 to Carroll students. Users will be prompted for their college e-mail address and password to access e-books with a computer off-campus.
These books can be identifed by searching the catalog or by searching the Gale platform below: