From Golden Telescope Research Guides

On the Shelves

The books are arranged on the shelf by subject. All science books have a 500 series number and are together on the shelves.
For example, books on Biomes are together using the call number 577
Example BIOME books at Regis Jesuit: UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, Shrublands,Taiga, Temperate Grasslands,Tropical Forests,Tropical Grasslands.

RJ Databases

General Science Databases
Encyclopedia type science source. Includes Biographies, Science News, Study Center, Image Galleries, Multimedia presentations.
Periodicals (Current science news), Reference Books, Science Experiments, Videos
A good starting point for general articles with the option to dig further into magazine / news / journal articles.
Browse featured topics, reference articles, academic journals, statistics, etc.
Global reference on the environment, energy, and natural resources.
Reports, academic journals, reviews and more.
Researching a controversy? Start here
Academic and Scholarly Resources
Excellent source of scholarly and professional journals.
Searches all relevant databases for your topic.
Use a keyword search. As you begin typing it will suggest topics which may be helpful.
First result often is a Research Starter which will provide a good overview of the topic.
Use limiters, found on the left side of the results page, to narrow your search. An especially helpful limiter is Subject. Be sure to use the Show More link to access all the subject limiters.
Use Advanced Search. Search your big topic and a subtopic and consider using ‘’’title’’’ or subject terms in the drop down menu to the right of the search box. This will limit your hits to the most relevant articles immediately.
Search terms: Use search terms you've collected by using the source above and other reading.
A good starting point for general articles with the option to dig further into magazine / news / journal articles.
Only academic & scholarly books and journals


  • US Government sponsored database of reputable medical web resources. May be useful for medical related biology resources.
Contents: Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Microscopy
Interactive: Cell Models, Mitosis, Meiosis, Cell Cycle
Galleries: Cell Gallery, Crystal Gallery
  • All Sims by Grade Level, Cutting Edge Research, Teacher Ideas & Activities

Evaluation Tools, Citation Tools & Database Passwords

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Basic evaluation form Citing: When and Why For Home Use
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How to use Easybib