Secondary Library

Resources by Subject : Sciences

 

Books
ISF Library Catalog You can borrow up to 7 books (besides textbook) from The Clifford C. F. Wong Secondary Library.
HK Public Library Catalog Each registered reader can borrow a maximum of 8 books from the Hong Kong Public Libraries.
Gale eBooks Off campus access requires ISF login

Gale eBooks is a nonfiction ebook collection. It covers multidisciplinary content published by authoritative publishers, delivered through a user-friendly platform.

ProQuest Ebook Central Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“This is a collection of authoritative and scholarly English e-books from world-renowned publishers/university presses, covering the subject fields of business & economics, humanities, science & technology and social sciences.” (ProQuest Ebook Central)

 

 

Databases

AccessScience Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“The AccessScience features the McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology and weekly articles on the latest breaking news. It covers all areas of science and technology plus full-text features of biographies, news, learning resources, study guides and many other related sites.” (Hong Kong Public Libraries)

BioMed Central Free access

“BMC has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.” (About BMC)

Britannica School Access via the given link does not require manual login

Encyclopedia tailored for secondary students, to support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.

Digital Commons Networks Free access

It “brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.” (Digital Commons Networks)

Directory of Open Access Journals Free access

The “database contains over 16 500 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.” (About DOAJ)

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints Off campus access requires ISF login

“Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues.” Subjects covered include Science, Technology and Ethics. (Gale Product Menu)

Gale In Context: Science Off campus access requires ISF login

“Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.” (Gale Product Menu)

Gale Interactive: Science Off campus access requires ISF login

“Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.” (Gale Product Menu)

Gale Reference Complete Off campus access requires ISF login

“Gale Reference Complete enable users to access millions of pages of primary sources, e-reference and periodical content on Gale’s superior platforms designed to streamline the student and researcher workflow.” (Gale Reference Complete)

Google Scholar Free access

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. (About Google Scholar)

JSTOR Access with ISF login

Covered “more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.” (About JSTOR)

Nature Research Free access

It provides latest journal articles that cover a broad range of subjects including Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Information Technology, Physics,…etc. Although they are not all free, there are still many open access articles.

OmniFile Full Text Mega Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“OmniFile Full Text Mega is a full-text database of essential publications for research across many disciplines, including art, education, humanities and technology. In addition to full text, it provides indexing and abstracts for thousands of publications.” (OmniFile Full Text Mega)

Find articles about sports coaching, sports science, exercise physiology, …etc.

PLOS One Free access

PLOS ONE is an inclusive journal community. The database covers subject areas across science, engineering, medicine, and the related social sciences and humanities.

ProQuest eLibrary Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

eLibrary covers more than 11,000 editor-created Research Topics pages deliver the essential elements on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, broad curricular themes and much more. Editor’s Picks and Trending Topics make it easier to explore appropriate subject matter and get started. Researchers can access primary and scholarly sources, and all content is in 100% full text. 1,700+ magazines, newspapers, transcripts and digitized reference book content, more than seven million images, maps, websites, videos and interactive simulations, all expertly curated by ProQuest editors. (About eLibrary)

Pub Med Free access

“PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally.

The PubMed database contains more than 33 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full text journal articles; however, links to the full text are often present when available from other sources, such as the publisher’s website or PubMed Central (PMC).” (About).

Science.gov Free access

“Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.” (Science.gov)

Science Direct Register for free, login for more options of filter

It covers journal articles on subjects such as humanities, business and accounting, economics and finance, psychology, and social sciences.
Choose “Open access” from Access type for free resources. Check the tutorial to learn how to conduct an Advanced Search.

Science Online Free access

“Science Online offers a comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. It covers areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental science, forensic science, marine science, mathematics, physics, space and astronomy, as well as weather and climate. Users can learn science topics through “Topic Centres”, “eLearning Modules”, “Interactive Experiments”, “Featured People”, “Science in the News”, over several thousand video clips with subtitles as well as rich images and diagrams.” (Hong Kong Public Libraries)

SPORTDiscus with Full Text Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“It covers the subjects of biomechanics, pharmacology, sports training, kinesiology, sports science, nutrition, occupational health and therapy, physical fitness, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, sports psychology, coaching and education and sports medicine.” (Hong Kong Public Libraries)

Springer Open Free access

Open access of academic journals and e-books covering a broad range of subjects, including Business, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Social Sciences, … etc.

 

Periodicals

 

Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines

 

Off campus access requires ISF login

“Access the most searched magazines across Gale OneFile focusing on current events, sports, science, and health issues.” (Gale Product Menu)

Biological Sciences Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“This A-level magazine makes cutting-edge biological research accessible for students, increasing their confidence with data, technical terms and practical experiments, and supporting their skills, independent research and the exam.”  (Biological Sciences Review Magazine)

PLOS One Free access

PLOS ONE is an inclusive journal community. The database covers subject areas across biology, medicine and health science.

Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy Off campus access requires ISF login

“Dive into interactive research with 3D models that help make human anatomy concepts easier to understand.” (Gale Product Menu)

Gale Interactive: Science Off campus access requires ISF login

“Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.” (Gale Product Menu)

Chemistry Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“This A-level magazine provides up-to-date articles by subject experts specially written for students. Articles feature real-world applications of chemistry, with specific features on practical skills and how to approach exam questions.” (Chemistry Review Magazine)

Education in Chemistry Accessible within the campus

“Education in Chemistry is a print and online magazine covering all areas of chemistry education,[1] mainly concentrating on the teaching of chemistry in secondary schools and universities.[2] It is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.” (Education in Chemistry)

Gale Interactive: Chemistry Off campus access requires ISF login

“Better visualize and understand concepts in chemistry by exploring 3D models on the periodic table, molecules, and more.” (Gale Product Menu)

Directory of Open Access Journals Free access

The “database contains over 16 500 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.” (About DOAJ)

Gale In Context: Science Off campus access requires ISF login

“Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.” Topics include technology. (Gale Product Menu)

Springer Open Free access

Open access of academic journals and e-books covering a broad range of subjects, including Computer Graphics, Computer Communication Networks, Data Storage Representation, Multimedia Information Systems, IT in Business, Programming Techniques… etc.

Civic Exchange Research Reports Free access

Contains local “public-policy research related to a wide range of themes, including air quality, biodiversity, climate change, green finance, mobility and transport, walkability and urban, waste, water security, and wellbeing and social.” (Civic Exchange Research Reports)

Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Free access

It provides data and statistics of AirNoiseWaste, and Water pollution in HKSAR.

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies Off campus access requires ISF login

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. (Gale Product Menu)

Gale In Context: Global Issues Off campus access requires ISF login

Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content. (Gale Product Menu)

National Geographic Education Resource Library Free access

Over 4,000 encyclopedic entries distributed in various grade levels.

National Geographic Virtual Library Off campus access requires ISF login

Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism’s most trusted name in exploration and discovery. (Gale Product Menu)

Shuyuan Database May require ISF login

It provides teaching and learning using data collected by Shuyuan programmes.

Springer Open Free access

Open access of academic journals and e-books covering a broad range of subjects, including Chemistry, Environment, Life Science, Physics, … etc.

United Nations (UN) Free access

Official website of the Unites Nations, which is an international organization aimed to gather the world’s nations, to discuss common problems, and find shared solutions that benefit all of humanity. (About us)

AccessScience Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“The AccessScience features the McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology and weekly articles on the latest breaking news. It covers all areas of science and technology plus full-text features of biographies, news, learning resources, study guides and many other related sites.” (Hong Kong Public Libraries)

Gale In Context: Science Off campus access requires ISF login

“Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.” (Gale Product Menu)

Physics Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“Physics Review brings the subject alive for A-level students, with articles making the latest research accessible and relevant and showing real-world applications of theory. Articles are signposted with links to terms in the specifications, and regular features help with maths and exam skills.” (Physics Review Magazine)

Science Online Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“Science Online offers a comprehensive overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. It covers areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental science, forensic science, marine science, mathematics, physics, space and astronomy, as well as weather and climate. Users can learn science topics through “Topic Centres”, “eLearning Modules”, “Interactive Experiments”, “Featured People”, “Science in the News”, over several thousand video clips with subtitles as well as rich images and diagrams.” (Hong Kong Public Libraries)

Science Direct Register for free, login for more options of filter

It covers journal articles on subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, … and much more.
Choose “Open access” from Access type for free resources. Check the tutorial to learn how to conduct an Advanced Search.

Springer Open Free access

Open access of academic journals and e-books covering a broad range of subjects, including Chemistry, Computer Science, Environment, Life Science, Physics, … etc.