Science Fair Research Mrs. Caneva Librarian
Science Fair Research
Please use a marker to put your name on a name tent.
This will help Mrs. Caneva know you a little bit.
Help you search for books with ease
Help you research articles via the databases with ease
Inform you of APA style and help you use it correctly to cite information
Directions: Please write your responses in complete
1.If you wanted to know if the library had a book for you to
use for your science fair research project, what would your
steps be to find it?
2.If you wanted to search for articles about your science fair
project online, where would you look first and why?
HOW TO FIND A BOOK…
Search for Books
Now, try out your topic!
Chicago Public Library website
Accurate and Reliable Science Sources
HOW TO FIND AN ARTICLE
IN A DATABASE…
Problems with Google and Wikipedia
Magnetism and Plants
Search the Databases
APA stands for…
American Psychological Association
Standard way for sciences to cite sources within a document and on your
Reference List at the end.
According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA
style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199).
Jones (1998) found "students often had difficulty using APA style" (p.
199); what implications does this have for teachers?
If the author is not named in a signal phrase, place the author's last
name, the year of publication, and the page number in parentheses
after the quotation.
She stated, "Students often had difficulty using APA style" (Jones,
1998, p. 199), but she did not offer an explanation as to why.
Reference List in APA Format
Last name first, followed by author initials.
Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development.Current
Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 7-10.
Are you more or less likely to check a book out for
this project now that you’ve seen this presentation?
Are you more or less likely to use the databases for
your research now that you’ve seen this