Sunday, February 26, 2012
Finding Science Articles Online
The Internet is a wonderful resource for anyone looking for science articles. Whether you are a student doing homework research or a scientist who needs to keep abreast of the latest findings and publications in your field of endeavor, there are many sources of science articles online that are right for you. Many sources of science articles are the web sites of the publications in which those articles originally appeared. For example, some newspapers publish articles in regular science sections that appear weekly, such as The New York Times. Some magazines include both scientific and nonscientific information, such as National Geographic. Some publications cover science from a popular perspective in their articles, such as Popular Science and Science magazines. Scientific journals are also a source of science articles. Journals from different scientific specialties are often published online, either in full, or with abstracts. Sometimes you may need to subscribe, or be a member of a science organization, or pay to read the full article. "Pure play" online science publications are publications that specialize in collecting or originating science articles for an online audience. These are publications that do not have print editions. Although some are restricted to members, these sites are less likely to require that you pay to read their articles. Aggregators and directories that collect links to science articles throughout the World Wide Web are another source. Some may specialize in general science, while others can direct you to specific areas such as nature, space, astronomy, physics or chemistry in greater depth but narrower focus. Science articles for kids can also be found online. Many of these sites will also include experiments that children can do at home, homework help, ideas for science fair projects. Science-related puzzles and games help children become more interested in science as the children are having fun while learning.