Science 10 - Radioactivity Discussion Paper
ASSIGNMENT: Refer to your teacher's assignment sheet for details and the marking guide.
THE REFERENCE COLLECTION
GENERAL ENCYCLOPEDIAS such as:
- World Book or World Book Online
A general encyclopedia covers historical topics very well and gives a general overview of your topic. Reading through some general information may also help you narrow in your subject of research.
SPECIALIZED SCIENCE REFERENCES include:
- The Gale Encyclopedia of Science [REF 505 GAL]
- The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [REF 503 MACG]
- How it Works : the illustrated encyclopedia of science and technology [REF 603 HOW]
Search Topics may include: Radioactivity / Radiation / Nuclear Power
Use VSB LIBRARY (the online catalogue) to locate materials in our school library.
- Choose "Subject Keyword" search.
GENERAL SUBJECT TERMS may be:
SPECIFIC SUBJECT TERMS will be determined as you narrow down your subject.
Example: If you choose a topic related to the uses of Radioactivity in Medicine, then you may want to search for information on X-rays, or Radiology. Always choose a general subject heading and then narrow down your topic.
Remember to write down the complete call number (# and letters) to locate items on the shelf.
"DATABASE" resources found through the VSB LIBRARY link.
- Student Research Centre
Tip: Remember to put a check mark in the FULL TEXT box.
- World Book Encyclopedia On-Line
Search the VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY collection.
With an active public library card you not only have access to borrowing materials from their collection, but you also have access to a number of databases.
Search the VPL catalogue as you would search on VSB LIBRARY.
Remember to use the "subject keyword" search option.
To access collection of Databases:
- select "Articles, Encyclopedias and More" from the ONLINE RESOURCES menu
- Browse through the list for Sciences
WEBSITES TO EXPLORE