Getting to INFOhio and the list of resources
Directions for searching in Science Online
1. Enter your topic in the box.
2. On the list of results choose
- Experiments & Diagrams for project ideas;
- Articles to find background information on your topic; or
- Images to find pictures for your poster board
3. Click on an article title to read it.
4. Use the tool bar at the top of the article to save, email, print, and cite the article.
5. When you click the Citation button, make sure that the button next to APA is selected. Then, copy and paste the citation into your Google doc for the References page of your background research paper.
Directions for searching in Science Reference Center
1. Select the Advanced Search option so that you have more ways to get the kinds of articles you need.
2. Enter your topic in the search box and scroll down the page to the section labeled “Lexile Reading Level.”
- Choosing your reading level in that box makes sure the articles you get will not be too difficult or too easy for you to read and understand. If you are not sure what level to choose, your teacher can help you.
- You can select more than one level by holding down the Ctrl button and highlighting each level that you want.
3. Click on an article title to see additional information about it, including an abstract (or summary). This abstract will help you decide whether the article will be useful for background research or not.
4. If you have read the abstract and want to use the article, look for a link in the top left that says “Full Text” to read the whole article.
5. Use the tool bar on the right side of the screen to print, save, email, and cite the article.
6. To cite the article, click on the Cite button on the tool bar and be sure to copy and paste the APA style citation into your Google doc for the References page of your background research paper.