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Scientist Biography Powerpoint Presentation

9 Powerpoint Presentation Tips for Students (from Lifewire, a leading technology information site)


Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

Search large collections of ebooks simultaneously in these databases: Gale Virtual Reference Library and Salem History. Also: Britannica Academic Online contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica plus recommended web links and full-text journal access.

Taft Online Subscription Databases

  • Biography in Context More than 650,000 biographies from Gale's vast reference collection as well as related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers
  • Britannica Academic Online The complete Encyclopedia Britannica, plus recommended web links and full-text journal articles
  • Britannica Image Quest Access millions of images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use
  • Classroom Video On Demand Provides access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topics
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Contains hundreds of reference ebooks. They can be searched all together or one at time. Links to these books are also available through our online catalog
  • Salem History Includes the complete content of Great Lives from History and Great Events from History
  • Science in Context Topic overviews, experiments, biographies, and links to quality websites, as well as coverage of the latest scientific developments in over 200 magazines and academic journals


The Library's RhinoCAT is an automated catalog of books, ebooks, DVDs, and CDs.It is available from any browser at It is also at the Taft Summer School homepage . A keyword search of your scientist’s name will yield the most hits – for example, Marie Curie.


See Find and Evaluate Websites for hints on how to locate quality websites.
Please read Wikipedia's article on Academic use.

In addition to the database Britannica ImageQuest, look at these websites for images:

Creating Your Bibliography

A statement from MIT Libraries on why we cite our sources: To show your reader you've done proper research by listing sources you used to get your information. To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas. To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors. To allow your reader to track down the sources you used by citing them accurately in your paper by way of footnotes, a bibliography or reference list.

From (an award-winning site for K-12 students):

You can use Bibme, an electronic citation generator, to create your MLA citations. Choose MLA on the homepage. Note: Most of our Online Subscription Databases provide a citation you can copy and paste into your bibliography if your teacher says you may do this.

  • To cite encyclopedia and reference source articles: under Other choose Encyclopedia article and Manual entry mode. Choose In print or Online database.
  • To cite journal articles found in a Taft online subscription database: choose Journal and Manual entry mode and Online database.
  • To cite a website (Famous Scientists, for example), click on Website and choose Manual entry mode to get started.
  • For source types other than Journal, Website, Book, and Video, choose Other.

Tip: Create your citations when you use the sources and save them in a Word document or a Google Doc. You can add more sources to your bibliography by copying and pasting the new citations into your existing bibliography.

Updated 7/2018