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.
- Biographical dictionary of scientists. Ref Q 141 .B528 2000 2 vols
- Great events from history (from the ancient world to the 20th c.). Ref D 65 - Ref D 421 (also online in Salem History)
- Great lives from history (from the ancient world to the 20th c.) Ref CT 113 - Ref CT 120 (also online in Salem History)
- Great lives from history: Inventors and inventions. Ref T 39 .G75 2010 (also online in Salem History)
- Great lives from history: Scientists and science. Ref Q 141 .G7667 2013 3 vols (also online in Salem History)
- Notable twentieth-century scientists. Ref Q 141 .N73 1995 4 vols
- Science and its times : understanding the social significance of scientific discovery. Ref Q 175.46 .S35 2000 8 vols (also online in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
- Science, technology, and society : the impact of science from 2000 B.C. to the 18th century. Ref Q 125 .S434756 2002 3 vols
- Science, technology, and society : the impact of science in the 19th century. Ref Q 125 .S43476 2001 2 vols
- Science, technology, and society : the impact of science in the 20th century. Ref Q 125 .S395 2002 3 vols
- Women in science. Ref Q 141 .O34 1986
- Women in world history : a biographical encyclopedia. Ref HQ 1115 .W6 1999 17 vols (also online in Gale Virtual Reference Library)
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 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
- 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 library.taftschool.org. 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.
- Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography (one of a number of science encyclopedias compiled by Dr. Wiesstein) http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/
- Famous Scientists (the web's largest educational resource focusing on the lives and achievements of the most famous scientists and inventors in history)
- Women in Science: A Selection of 16 Significant Contributors (from the San Diego Supercomputer Center)
In addition to the database Britannica ImageQuest, look at these sites for images:
- Finding Public Domain Images for Multimedia Projects (from EdTechTeacher.org)
- Wikimedia Commons (a collection of 38 million freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute)
- Google Images (At the top of your image results page, click on Tools -- Choose Usage Rights -- Choose Labelled for noncommercial reuse)
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.
You can use Bibme, an electronic citation generator, to create your citations. Choose the style your teacher wants you to use on the homepage (APA, MLA, etc). 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.
- To cite an image, under Other choose image type (photograph, for example) and then in print, website or online database
- 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.