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UC Science Fair: Finding Resources and Documenting References

This guide provides tips and resources for southwest Ohio students participating in UC's science fair.

UC Libraries to Know & Love !

For help with your science fair research, contact a librarian or visit a library:


Chemistry-Biology Library 

  • 513-556-4211 (Ted Baldwin, Librarian)
  • Chemistry and biology topics, including textbooks with basic information.

CECH Library 

  • 513-556-1758 (Katie Foran-Mulcahy, Librarian)
  • Materials for children and young adults, including the NASA Educators Resource Center.

Engineering and Applied Science Library 

  • 513-556-4211 (Ted Baldwin, librarian)
  • Resources about technology and engineering, including technical reports.

Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library   

  • 513-556-1389 (Holly Prochaska & Ted Baldwin, Librarians)
  • Information on about physics, mathematics, geology, and geography / maps.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The PLCH offers several powerful science oriented research databases for public use.   If you’re connecting from home, work, or school, you will need a valid library card and PIN #.

Cool Websites for Resources

These websites provide a range of resources for learning about science topics:

Searching for Journal Articles

Many scientific journal articles are not available to access for free on the open Web.  You can access many journal articles electronically when you visit a library on UC's campus.  Bring your flash drive to save the article, or download and email the article to yourself.

Free Databases to search for Scientific Journal Articles

When you visit at a UC library, you can use these additional databases to search for journal articles:

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