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Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

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Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

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Library News

IMAGE 11th Annual Family Reading Festival
Article Published: January 12, 2018
Enjoy live music featuring Jim Gill; an amazing animal show with Outback Ray, the fascinating creations of the Bubble Lady,... Read More...
2018 MLK Lecture
Article Published: December 29, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2 pm Main Library - 60 South High Street, Akron Read More...
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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

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Science Projects

Have fun with science experiments. Whether you need to do a project for a school science fair or you want to be a mad scientist, our Science Project Index and other resources can get you started. Find how to formulate your hypothesis; design your experiment; and record, analyze, and report your results.

If you’re doing a project for a school science fair, get the basics with our Science Fair Project guide.

Use the Science Project Index to find projects by topic, or scientific principle

Search the Science Project Index, prepared by the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Science & Technology Division, by subject or keyword for access to over 43,000 projects in over 1500 books and ebooks available with your Akron-Summit County Public Library card, all published since 1990.

Library Databases that may be especially helpful for background research

  • Science Online
    Science Online gives an overview of scientific disciplines through a variety of sources including essays, diagrams, images, biographies, experiments, and a comprehensive timeline of events. It is intended for use by students in middle school through high school.
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition
    Designed specifically for high school students this database provides full text for popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975. This database also provides access to full text pamphlet and reference books.
  • Middle Search Plus
    Designed for middle school students provides full-text access to thousands of biographies and historical essays.
  • Science Reference Center
    Topics covered here include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
  • TopicSearch
    This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.


How to do a Science Fair Project

Science Fair Project Ideas

Citing Resources for your Report