Science Fair Resources

These specially-selected Library resources should help you in your quest for the ultimate science experiment. Find books, encyclopedia articles, product ratings, journal articles, and sites packed with science experiments and help.

Databases require a Woodridge Library card to use from home but you can come into the Library to use them no matter where your card is from. Need help with a database? Come in for help, email us or call us at 630-964-7899.

Woodridge Public Library Catalog


Search the holdings (e.g., books) of the Woodridge Public Library and surrounding area libraries that share our catalog. Items can be requested to be sent to the Library for pickup.

Online Research Websites


Science Online

A complete reference database containing thousands of entries covering animal anatomy, anthropology and archaeology, astronomy, chemistry and biochemistry, biology and botany, computer science, earth science, environmental science, genetics, medicine, anatomy and physiology, marine science, physics and climatology.

Science In Context

Includes thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as the latest scientific developments covered in articles from dozens of magazines and academic journals and links to websites. Covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.


World Book Online

The online edition of the popular encyclopedia, suitable for all ages. Includes all articles from the print set plus over hundreds more, and includes pictures, maps, sounds (including pronunciations), videos and animations, links to websites, the World Book Dictionary and daily updates in Behind the Headlines. Includes World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder, and World Book Online Reference Center.

Newspapers Collections

ProQuest Discovery

The library's primary magazine, journal and newspaper database. Contains articles from over 2,500 publications, such as Time, BusinessWeek, the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Times. Coverage dates for each title vary and articles from over 1,400 of the publications are available in full text.

Free Science Fair Websites

All Science Fair Projects

Hundreds of science fair projects with complete instructions.

Science Buddies

Free science fair project ideas, answers, and tools.

Science Fair Central

Discovery Education Science Fair Central offers ideas for science fair projects and experiments for students.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide

Learn how to get started, how to choose a topic, how to complete the project, and how to display your project.


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