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Mining GALILEO in the Sciences: 

Mining GALILEO in the Sciences Teri M. Vogel Georgia State University October 23, 2003 *modified 11/9/2003

Levels of Science Information Needs: 

Levels of Science Information Needs Elementary School Middle School Junior High School High School Technical School 2, 4-Year College General Public Assignments / Reports Science Projects Research

Elementary (K-5): 

Elementary (K-5) SIRS Discoverer (K12/PLS) Searchasaurus Primary / Elementary School Search (K12/PLS/DTAE) Encyclopedia of Animals (K12/PLS/DTAE) F andamp; W New World Encyclopedia (K12/PLS/DTAE) Communities: K12 = K-12 Schools; PLS = Public Libraries; DTAE = Technical Institutes The other GALILEO communities—USG (University System of Georgia Libraries), AMPALS (Atlanta/Macon Private Academic Libraries), GPALS (Georgia Private Academic Libraries)—have access to many of these databases, but these institutions were not the focus of this presentation and have not been included here.

SIRS Discoverer: 

SIRS Discoverer

Encyclopedia of Animals / New World Encyclopedia: 

Encyclopedia of Animals / New World Encyclopedia

Searchasaurus (Primary): 

Searchasaurus (Primary)

Middle / Junior High (6-8): 

Middle / Junior High (6-8) SIRS Researcher (PLS) Searchasaurus (K12/PLS/DTAE) Middle Search Plus F andamp; W New World Encyclopedia (K12/PLS/DTAE) Encyclopedia Britannica Online (PLS) AccessScience (PLS/DTAE)

SIRS Researcher (PLS): 

SIRS Researcher (PLS)


SIRS Researcher (PLS)

Searchasaurus – Middle Search Plus: 

Searchasaurus – Middle Search Plus Same browse/ search as Primary More articles Higher reading level


Encyclopedias Encyclopedia Britannica (PLS) AccessScience (PLS/DTAE) McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science andamp; Technology Articles from A15 Phases (physics) to Zygophyllales (plant science) Subjects from Acoustics to Zoology Biographies Student Center: study guides, suggested research topics


High School (9-12) - General: 

High School (9-12) - General MAS Ultra (K12/PLS/DTAE) MasterFile Premier (K12/PLS/DTAE) Platinum Periodicals (PLS/DTAE) AccessScience (PLS/DTAE) Encyclopedia Britannica (PLS)

MAS Ultra: 

MAS Ultra

MasterFile Premier: 

MasterFile Premier

Platinum Periodicals (PLS/DTAE): 

Platinum Periodicals (PLS/DTAE)

High School and Beyond: Advanced Science Resources: 

High School and Beyond: Advanced Science Resources Academic Search Premier (K12/PLS/DTAE) Computer Source FirstSearch Databases Science Indexes (PLS) ArticleFirst (PLS/DTAE) WorldCat (PLS/DTAE) Catalog of Public/Academic Library Catalogs, with library holdings MEDLINE (K12/PLS/DTAE)

Academic Search Premier: 

Academic Search Premier


GEOBASE: Geography – Geology – Ecology – Climatology – Meteorology – Paleontology – Volcanology – Environmental Science – Energy – Hydrology – Sedimentology – Petrology – Cartography (+1 million citations)

ArticleFirst (PLS/DTAE): 

ArticleFirst (PLS/DTAE) +12.7 million records; +12K sources Drawbacks Access points: title, journal, author only NO Abstracts NO Descriptors/Subject Headings Limiting functionality very limited


MEDLINE National Library of Medicine (1966+) +12 million citations - +4,600 journals Medicine – nursing – dentistry – veterinary medicine – health care – preclinical sciences – bioethics [life, behavioral, chemical sciences, bioengineering relevant to biomedicine/ health] MeSH – Medical Subject Headings Controlled vocabulary, browsable


AGRICOLA No longer available to K12/PLS/DTAE communities, but accessible to all at National Agricultural Library (1970+) +2.5 million citations 869 currently indexed journals + books, etc. agricultural engineering and marketing, animal breeding, entomology, environmental pollution, farm management, foods and feeds, pesticides, rural sociology, social sciences, veterinary medicine and water resources

Getting Articles: Is Full – Text Access Enough?: 

Getting Articles: Is Full – Text Access Enough? How much information does the patron need? Encyclopedias, Ebsco/ProQuest collections (all have at least some full-text content; images may not be available; embargoes on recent issues) Articles cited but not full-text Interlibrary Loan and other options

How Do the Indexes Measure Up?: 

How Do the Indexes Measure Up? Measure of database – what is indexed Multidisciplinary, scholarly science journals: Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Multidisciplinary, popular science magazines: Scientific American, Sierra, Discover Discipline-specific journals? What are they? Where are they indexed?

Core/Major/Important Journals: 

Core/Major/Important Journals Institute for Scientific Information Science Citation Index journal list Sci-Bytes: What’s New in Research, Hot Papers, High-Impact Journals in various fields Scientific Societies ACS: Journal List for Undergraduate Programs AMS: Journal Price Survey Science Librarians Special Libraries Association Geoscience Information Society

Astronomy Journals: 

Astronomy Journals The Horsehead Nebula/IC434 [Credit: N.A.Sharp/NOAO/AURA/NSF]

Microbiology Journals: 

Microbiology Journals Micrasterias x400. [Department of Biology, Ohio State University at Lima]

Science on the Internet: Government: 

Science on the Internet: Government


Science on the Internet: Government: 

Science on the Internet: Government Federal USGS, NOAA, NASA/JPL, CDC, USDA, EPA, DOE State DNR International WHO, FAO

Science on the Internet: Science Fair Resources: 

Science on the Internet: Science Fair Resources Science Fair Central The Ultimate Science Fair Resource Georgia Science andamp; Engineering Fair Science Fair Projects Index Government Energy Science Projects (DOE) Science Fair Ideas (Earthquake Hazards Program – USGS) AgScience Projects (Agricultural Research Service – USDA)

Science on the Internet ‘other than Google’: 

Science on the Internet ‘other than Google’ NDSL Scout Reports InfoMine EEVL BiologyBrowser BIOME Scirus







K-12 Directories: 

K-12 Directories FirstGov for Kids KidsClick! IPL KidSpace MeL Internet

Keeping Current in Science : 

Keeping Current in Science News Sources Science, Nature, New Scientist, New York Times, Discover, Scientific American Discovery, Nova, National Geographic Best American Science Writing Best American Science andamp; Nature Writing

Getting to Know Your Local Science Librarians: 

Getting to Know Your Local Science Librarians Research Universities, Regional Universities, State Universities AL, FL, SC, TN, NC Resources available Databases Print/Online Journals Copiers/printers Services available Reference andamp; Instruction Assistance (tours, speaker, etc.)

Teri’s Science Picks: 

Teri’s Science Picks


Astronomy Picture of the Day




PLANTS National Database


Integrated Taxonomic Information System


Center for History of Physics



Astrophysical Data System



CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)




Earthquake Hazards Program


WAICENT – World Agricultural Information Centre of the Food andamp; Agriculture Organization


The Periodic Table of Comic Books



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