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Senior School Database Search
Web of Science
Web of Science delivers access to scholarly works across the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Access is limited to on site unless you register for roaming access. Registration remains current for 6 months after which you must reregister.
CRAAP Citemaker Presentation
Background Reading - General
Biotechnology Background Reading
"Genetic engineering is the direct and purposeful alteration of an organism's DNA—the basic genetic blueprints of a bacterium, plant, animal, human, or other living organism—to add or enhance a specific characteristic or trait. Although genetic engineering is most often discussed in the controversial arenas of crop production or theoretical human genetic manipulation, genetic engineering is used in diverse areas such as medicine, industry, and agriculture to treat disease, diagnose problems, produce industrial products, convert industrial waste, create hardier crops, and perform better scientific research ... "
"Genetic technology represents the synthesis of genetics, molecular biology, information technology, biotechnology, and environmental sciences, with the combined goal of improving human life ... " You will need a Username and Password for this database.
Developing Science Research Questions
Developing Science Research Questions
Examples of the process used to develop Scientific Research Questions that are
1. of interest to the researcher and potentially to others.
2. a new issue or problem that needs to be solved or is attempting to shed light on previously researched topic.
4. Considers the available time frame and the required resources.
5. Is feasible.
6. Is not too broad or too narrow.
Data Sets - General
Data Sets- General
106 of the Best Free Data Sources
Access free data sources for a number of areas including health.
CSIRO Data Portal
"The CSIRO Data Access Portal provides access to research data, software and other digital assets published by CSIRO across a range of disciplines."
World Health Organisation Data Sets
Choose to search from one of the following:
GLOBAL HEALTH OBSERVATORY (GHO)
WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation. Provides critical data and analyses for over 30 health themes ranging from health systems to disease-specific themes, as well as direct access to the full database.
GLOBAL HEALTH ESTIMATES (GHE)
The GHE provide a comprehensive and comparable assessment of mortality and loss of health due to diseases, injuries and risk factors. Global, regional and country estimates for all-cause mortality, and deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) by age, sex and cause, are available for download.
WHO MORTALITY DATABASE
Database of annual death registration data on causes of death by age and sex as reported from civil registration systems of more than 100 Member States.
Australian Data Archive
The Australian Data Archive (ADA) provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data. ADA disseminates this data for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users. For search and citation assistance: https://ada.edu.au/accessing-data/
Brown University - Data
A collection of Data Sets curated by Brown University Library.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Search the Institute's Data points for your topic.
"Repositories included on this page have been evaluated to ensure that they meet ... requirements for data access, preservation and stability. Please be aware, however, that some repositories on this page may only accept data from those funded by specific sources, or may charge for hosting data."