Knowledge of different types of waves, and their motion through the ocean and the continents allows prediction of the possible extent of damage or the timing of tsunamis and earthquakes.
Using an understanding of the behaviour of sound waves, acoustical engineering can reduce noise pollution by planning structures that absorb sound waves or that do not reflect and amplify sound in an unwanted way.
Applying knowledge of waves and resonance has improved the design of sporting equipment to allow for greater performance by athletes.
Improvements in the field of optics have revolutionised the way information is communicated over the past 50 years.
Developments in the way materials interact with light will have profound implications for a range of industries over the next 25 years.
Google Advanced search techniques
1. You can complete an advanced search in Google Advanced Search, which helps narrow or refine your search for better, more specific results.
2. Narrow your results to one particular domain type, by adding site: and a name to your search terms.
3 letter Domain names
3. Use 'Ctrl F' (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.
4. Use a Google command to limit results to the : After you get your results, choose the Google Menu Bar, and choose 'Tools'. Then on the far left, at the drop-down menu next to 'Any Time', .you can choose 'Within the last year' (or less, if you prefer), but generally, you can choose 'Custom Range' at the bottom, as often the last 3 to 5 years would be sufficient for a recent search.
5. Use Boolean searching
The ENTIRE collection of resources provided by the BBC Library can be searched on ONE single, powerful search platform, which retrieves print books, eBooks, database articles and websites. Click HERE for assistance.
The world’s largest collection of open access research papers
An inclusive journal community which believes all rigorous science needs to be published and discoverable, widely disseminated and freely accessible to all
A free distribution service and an open archive for scholarly articles in the fields of science
An American website that aggregates press releases and publishes lightly edited press releases about science
Breaks down the stories behind the most interesting news and photos on the Internet
Offers the best intelligent, informed science and technology coverage and analysis on a daily basis
Google Scholar's searches are set to cover scholarly material more often than 'regular' Google. Google Scholar's searches are set to cover scholarly material more often than 'regular' Google. Read the article below on the advantages an disadvantages of using it. TIP: To get PDFs only, type in 'filetype:pdf'. It's great!
Google Books can be very frustrating because often much of the book is missing and you are expected to purchase it to read the full content. So after you put in your search term you are interested in (eg biodiesel), and get some results up, you should then go immediately to the (on the left - above 'About this box')
and type in a particular word or term you are interested in (eg CO2 emissions OR methanol) you should get a number of pages pop up. Choose one that looks useful - you should get some good results this way!
Choose the sources you wish to evaluate. Save this document to your tablet, complete the evaluation of the sources (one per page) and print out to attach to the back of your assignment.
Currency: Timeliness of the information
|Relevance: Importance of the information for your needs
Authority: Source of the information
Accuracy: Reliability and correctness of the information
Purpose: Reason the information exists
Zotero can be set to the same Harvard AGPS (Australia) style that CiteAce uses, called 'Melbourne Polytechnic - Harvard'. Please read the instructions carefully.
Any issues - see your Library Staff