Physics Assignment (Amy Prendergast)
Assignment: Find an article on a topic such as fusion energy using Science Direct or Scitation databases.
- Student will use ScienceDirect or Scitation databases to find an article on a topic such as fusion energy.
- From the ScienceDirect Home page select the “Search” button and do search. Scitation goes directly to the search page.
- Pick an article that looks good from the results and look at the “Summary Plus” in ScienceDirect to see the abstract or “Additional Information” in Scitation to see Keywords.
- Choose topic words from abstract or Keywords, go back to Search screen and add new word(s) to search to narrow it.
- Choose a full-text or PDF article from results. Write a brief annotation, noting date of article, author affiliation if any, and any other relevant information about the article.
- Using a search engine like Google search for a website using the same subject headings.
- Choose a website and write a brief annotation of relevant information about the website.
- In a paragraph or two compare the two with regard to authors (address or other biographical info, affiliation, qualifications), currency of publication/updating, bibliography, other resource information and any other evidence of value.