RESEARCH IN THE SCIENCES LAUNCHPAD
NOTE: To look at search results specific to STEAM, click the STEAM tab, circled below.
(STEAM stands for Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)
NOTE: To launch the site click, you'll need to click "OPEN" on the first page.
Journalism sources (from newspapers, magazines, and other news sites) are often excellent sources because they tend to use less academic language than academic journals. Keep in mind, however, that different news sources will have different biases in how they treat topics. For more information, you can check out the News, Current Events, & Media Bias Guide.
Below are several science news websites that cover contemporary issues in science.
New York Times Science Section -- This is the home of all of the NYT's science journalism, covering topics like Climate, Health, and Space & Cosmos.
Scientific American -- "Scientific American covers the advances in research and discovery that are changing our understanding of the world and shaping our lives. Founded 1845, it is the oldest continuously published magazine in the United States."
Science Friday -- A website for the popular radio show Science Friday. "Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff."
Science News -- An excellent source for all newsworthy science, with a website that features a "For Students" section. Science News was founded in 1921 as an independent, nonprofit source of accurate information on the latest news of science, medicine and technology.
If you are looking for data to analyze using scientific methods, there are several good resources providing data for analysis.
Dataset Search -- Dataset Search is a search engine for datasets created by Google. Using a simple keyword search, users can discover datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the Web.
Our World in Data -- Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems -- 3059 charts across 297 topics.
WHO Global Health Date Repository -- WHO's gateway to health-related statistics for more than 1000 indicators for its 194 Member States. Data are organized to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including health status indicators to monitor progress towards for the overall health goal, indicators to track equity in health indicators, and the indicators for the specific health and health-related targets of the SDGs.