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Science Current Events  

A guide for finding current information related to science.
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2017 URL: http://chadwickschool.libguides.com/currenteventsscience Print Guide RSS Updates

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Steps for Research

Understand the Assignment

  •  Find three different current-event resources on a given topic
  • Sources can include magazines, journals, newspapers, and Internet resources
  • Cite your sources in APA format

Identify a Topic

  • Think about what you have already covered in class.
  • What interests you?
  • What do you want to know more about?
  • Make a list of topics and keywords
  • Use multimedia resources and books from the library to get more ideas and expand your thinking

 

Find and Evaluate Sources

  • Use your keywords to find resources
  • Use magazine and newspaper articles to find popular sources
  • Use online databases to search with your keywords
  • Use websites for magazines and newspapers to find more information

Cite Your Sources

  • Use APA format to cite your sources
  • Keep track of your sources and build your bibliography using NoodleTools
 

Purpose of this Guide

This guide will help you find information related to current events in the sciences. 

Before you do too much research, you will need to decide on a topic that you would like to explore.  Think about some of the topics covered in your class lectures and topics that you have read about in your textbooks. 

Some examples of topics that might be interesting to you:

  • Energy
  • Fields
  • The Scientific Method

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