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General Science

Take a look at the field of general science, which is a survey-level examination of several sciences within a single course, typically conducted at the high school or undergraduate level. The sciences studied can vary by institution but generally include the major physical, biological, and earth sciences, such as biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science. The purpose of such a course is to provide the student with an overview of the major sciences, taking an interdisciplinary and introductory approach.

A general sciences course can help students see the interconnectedness of the sciences and provide a foundation for higher-level science courses. A survey course of this kind can also help students determine which of the sciences interests them most, for those who are considering a career in the sciences. A general sciences course may include experiments as well as book work and theory.

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General Science Resources

Gale provides scholarly general science resources, including general science databasesprimary source archives, academic journals, and eBook science publications. Robust subject indexing and citation tools facilitate scientific research.


Gale databases offer researchers access to credible, up-to-date general science databases for research.

Primary Source Archives

Gale Primary Sources offers scientific archives and general science collections that provide researchers with firsthand content.

Gale eBooks

Gale offers a variety of eBooks covering a wide range of topics, including social science, experiments, geology, and more. Users can add Gale eBooks to a customized collection and cross-search to pinpoint relevant content. Workflow tools help users easily share, save, and download content.

  • Applied Science: Technology, 1st Edition

    Applied Science: Technology, 1st Edition

    Salem Press | 2014 | ISBN-13: 9781619252431

    Uncovers the history and science in the fields of technology, including artificial organs, air quality monitoring, computer graphics, digital logic, earthquake prediction, energy storage, explosives technologies, fiber-optic communications, risk analysis, recycling technologies, software engineering, numerical analysis, and more.

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  • Be a Scientist!: Be a Computer Scientist, 1st Edition

    Be a Scientist!: Be a Computer Scientist, 1st Edition

    Gareth Stevens Publishing | 2019 | ISBN-13: 9781538230817

    From the fast-paced world of social media and data security to the cutting-edge research on cancer and other complex diseases, computer scientists are hard at work writing programs to collect, store, protect, and analyze huge amounts of data. Readers will be introduced to the incredibly diverse and in-demand career options available to people with computer science expertise. Projected to be one of the fastest-growing industries over the next 10 years, there’s no better time to learn about becoming a computer scientist.

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  • Maximizing Social Science Research Through Publicly Accessible Data Sets, 1st Edition

    Maximizing Social Science Research Through Publicly Accessible Data Sets, 1st Edition

    Information Science Reference | 2018 | ISBN-13: 9781522536178

    Making research in all fields of study readily available is imperative in order to circulate new information and upcoming trends. This is possible through the efficient utilization of collections of information. This title is an essential reference source for the latest academic perspectives on a wide range of methodologies and large data sets with the purpose of enhancing research in the areas of human society and social relationships. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as student achievement, teacher efficacy, and instructional leadership, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking material on the availability and distribution methods of research content.

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  • Real World Science: Engineering in Your Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    Real World Science: Engineering in Your Everyday Life, 1st Edition


    Enslow Publishing  | 2020 | ISBN-13: 9781978509528

    How many day-to-day important devices are engineering design products? How does a smartphone send wireless communication? How do batteries release energy? These and other questions are explained using straightforward language that weaves in science terminology and is accompanied by intriguing photographs. Easy experiments demystify engineering concepts with step-by-step instructions to make bioplastics, bridges, motors, and robot arms. Sidebars explore high-interest current developments such as drones, 3D printing, and self-driving cars. Based on Next Generation Science Standards, this title helps students understand the engineering design process and boosts their physical science knowledge of matter, forces, energy, and waves.

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