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Research Guide for Grade 8 Earth Science Project

Research Guide for Grade 8 Earth Science Project

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  • 1. Mineral Study PathfinderDatabases • Gale Student Resource Center - Gold (hatters) • SIRS Discoverer (in POWER Library) • Encyclopedias: Grolier (kvalley/grolier) • Reference Books: FactCite (kvalley/hatters)Note: If you’re using POWER Library from home, the above links will not work. From home, accessPOWER Library through your public library’s site using your library card barcode.Keywords to use in your research:Crystals Fossils Geology Mineralogy SedimentaryEarth Science Gems Igneous Minerals SoilErosion Geologist Metamorphic RocksSearch for individual rocks and minerals by their name: Diamonds, Gold, Copper, Iron, Steel, Silver, etc.Where to find print resources?Use Destiny to locate the books on our shelves. Be sure to look in the Non-Fiction and the Referencesections of the library. Search using broad terms first, then narrow your topic based on the number ofresults returned.Dewey Guide: For this project be sure to look in the following areas:549 – Mineralogy 552 – Igneous Rocks, Metamorphic 553 – Gems, Iron, Steel, Gold,550 – Earth Sciences Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks Silver, Etc.Dont forget OPAC’s Catalog resources, including Webpath Express and eBooks!Use the Resource List in Destiny. Click the Catalog tab, select Resource Lists from the left menu, selectthe Public Lists tab, and then click the lists for Rocks and Minerals. The first tab, Library Materials,includes items located within the KV Library and links to ebooks. The second tab, Web Sites, providesaccess useful sites on the Web.Use Destiny’s search engine, Webpath Express to identify reliable, educational websites on your topic.Web Portals for MineralogyAtlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Mineralogy Database Minerals, and Textures Minerals by NameEarth in Motion Minerals InformationCite Your Sources (MLA 7) Help with Citations • EasyBib • OSLIS Citation Maker • NoodleTools