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Science Fair Projects

Resource Links

This page is meant to be a starting point for student researchers. Please let me know if there are links you have found useful and think should be added for others to use.

How to Write an AgriScience Paper (Galt HS)

Sample Science Fair Research Project by Austin Frey and Brett Bigelow, El Capitan HS


Wikipedia:  Please use it as a jumping off point for your research. Use the original research found in the references.  Verify the facts.  Do not cite from it in your papers.
World Book Online:  Good starting place for most research.  K-12 PUSD resource. Login with username and password on back of ID card.  Citation information at bottom of all articles.  Take a look at the Related Information tab where credible websites, special reports and magazine articles are also often provided.


Search the library catalog using broad keywords. 'Explore more' to locate subject headings for a more precise search.  
If we do not have a book on your topic, please click here and let us know.

EBSCO ebooks  Our subscription includes both academic and high school titles. These are downloadable to your mobile device. Login with school username and password. MLA citations for all titles.


EBSCO Discovery

Trial Science Databases

Gale Science in Context   This should take you directly to the database but if not, username = 144709, password=pass

Infobase Science Online   Login with school username, password is our mascot plural.

JSTOR  The username is our school name all one word minus the word school and the password is where you might go to use this resource. Stop by the library if you do not get the login clues.

If you do use one of the trial databases we would appreciate your feedback.  Please complete this brief survey.

Image/Video Databases

Britannica's ImageQuest   Over 1 million rights cleared images. Login with the school username and password.  MLA citations for all images.

Discovery Education   Login with your student ID and password.  Downloadable videos and clips with MLA citations.

Web Resources

Google Scholar

Use this resource for academic articles. You can then use EBSCO Discovery to determine if the article is available in our subscription databases. If not available and you need the article, email the citation to Ms. Powell,

Science News for Students

Intel ISEF Projects Database

Science Buddies

Discovery Science Fair Central

Citing Your Sources


For this project you are asked to use APA format. When creating your project in Noodletools select APA not MLA.  Otherwise all should be the same.  The final citations will look a little different but the information you need for citing is basically the same.

Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab's APA Format