Encyclopedias in the Library
Here are some of the areas that students research in geology
- Plate tectonics
Types of Resources to Use in Your Research
- Reference books -- mainly scholarly encyclopedias and subject-specific dictionaries. It helps to start with a good general background knowledge of your topic.
- Books -- for broad coverage of a subject at a moderate to deep level.
- Articles from periodicals (newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals) -- to hone in on the specifics, or bring knowledge from books up to date.
Websites -- lots of information, but it's easy for web authors to fake expertise. Evaluation is essential! Click on the Websites tab to search some recommended websites.
Includes these major reference resources:
- McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
- McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology
- McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
- Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography®
- Science News® and ScienCentral® videos
In addition, the database is continuously updated, fully-searchable, with media-rich content, such as videos, illustrations, animations, and image galleries.
This database includes news articles, definitions, biographies, essays, videos & animations,
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a large collection of online scholarly encyclopedias. Use the widget below to search only in the science encyclopedias.
Credo Reference is a large collection of online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and books. Use the widget below to search in their science resources.