TWO CONVENIENT WAYS TO FIND DEFINITIONS OF YOUR DISCIPLINE
A quick search of the many encyclopedias in the Gale Virtual Library database may yield a brief article to help you define your discipline. Try one of the keywords in the box on the right. The screenshot below shows a search for the keyword "botany." Click on the title of the article to see it.
Advanced Google Search
Set up a Google search as shown below with special commands to get results containing definitions (define:) from educational institutions (site:edu).
define:special education site:edu
ONE GOOD WAY TO FIND A JOURNAL IN YOUR DISCIPLINE
The ScienceDirect Database
Take a good look at the step-by-step instructions, then click the link below to access the ScienceDirect database.
You also can access the ScienceDirect database by following this path:
A. On the search screen, click on the Journals & Books link.
B. Enter a keyword search for your discipline. In the example shown below, the keyword is "botany." If your first search doesn't work out, try a different keyword from the list of suggested keywords on the right.
C. On the left hand side of the screen, under Publication type, click in the box next to Journals. Your search results will automatically update.
D. Click on the title of a journal to select it and see more information.
EXPLORE THESE LINKS FOR THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS IN YOUR ASSIGNMENT
The links to click on for the details you need are underlined in red in the image below. They are:
Suggested Keywords for Natural Science Disciplines
HEALTH SCIENCE & HUMAN ECOLOGY
COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Suggested Keywords for
(Also may use many of the Natural Sciences keywords above.)
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