Genetic Engineering

Digital Resources

ed1Stop: Use “Reference” tab to access encyclopedias for general information and definitions.  We have World Book Online (search: genetic engineering, biotechnology, genetically modified food) and Grolier’s Online (search: genetic engineering, genetic technology, genetic code).

Sirs Discoverer: This database includes online magazine articles, websites, and reference materials written for students. Reading level is indicated by color. (search: genetic engineering, genetics, cloning, stem cells)

eBooks from the Library OPAC:  You can find the following eBooks in the library catalog:

They are multi-user versions so many people can use them at one time.  Click on the book, click “open,” username= your library number, password= your last name.  It takes you through “Follett Shelf” and right to the digital book that you can click through and read online.  Use the table of contents to help you find your subject, or search and choose the one with most “instances per page.”

Teen Health and Wellness: This database is specifically for students studying the science of health and wellness.  Try searching: genetics, genetic engineering. genetic modification, cloning, “stem cells” (in quotations)

GALE eBooks on Science: This is an electronic version of a science reference book.  (search: genetics, genetic engineering, biotechnology, stem cells, cloning)

EBSCOHost: This database includes online magazine articles, book reviews and reference materials; these materials include those written for students and for adults. (search: genetic engineering, genetics, cloning, stem cells)


1.  How did you find it?

2.  Is the site reputable?

3.  Is the site and information current?

Sources for evaluation criteria:

Avery, Susan. “Evaluating Internet Sources.” University Library. University of Illinois, 29 Aug. 2012. Web. 09 Dec. 2013. <>.

“Evaluating Information: Applying the CRAAP Test.” California State University, Chico, 2010. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <>.

“Evaluating Sources Overview.” Purdue OWL. Purdue University, 2013. Web. 10 Dec. 2013. <>.