Research methodology

Explore more  about the Scientific method at the Science buddies page

Use Citemaker for Referencing

Magazines and video

Available in the library and online

Available online

Science channel

Top quality information tools at PJ Walsh Library

A good basic starting place. Look at best websites.

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Books at PJ Walsh Library

Browse the Investigate room science collection. Science books have Dewey Decimal numbers in the 500s.

Lewis, Dyani, & Foley, Cathy (2021). Best Australian science writing 2021 INVESTIGATE 500 BES

Pinker, Steven (2018) Enlightenment now: Manifesto for science, humanism and progress EXPLORE 153 PIN

Kruszelnicki, Karl (2020) Dr Karl’s Surfing Safari 502 KRU – His books might be handy for a starting place for project ideas.

Halstead, Rachel (2004) Science and History project book INVESTIGATE 508.8 HAL Another place for ideas for your project.

State Library for scientific research

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Provides online full-text access to reference books, and some journal and magazine articles on current science topics. Includes images, videos and audio which can provide comprehensive coverage of a topic.

Provides online full-text access to a wide range of international journal articles and newspapers with some Australian content. Useful databases include: o ProQuest Science Journals o ProQuest Research Library; ProQuest Central o ProQuest Australia and New Zealand Newsstream

Provides online full-text access (with some references only) to Australian scholarly journals.

Many Google searches will want you to pay for a JStor article. Use the State Library for free.

State Library database list

Resources for Science Extension

Writing a proposal

How to write a literature review