Monthly Archives: March 2014

Steps Involved in Conducting Research

True scientific research follows a strict protocol and well-established processes. The type of “research” one might conduct in the library for a paper is not the same as the type of research done for scientific purposes. Research aims to observe and describe, predict, determine the causes and explain. All of this data is typically recorded […]

Who Owns Your Research Notebook?

There are conflicting arguments over who owns a research notebook. Is it the person responsible for the research? If the research is done by a student, does it belong to the school that funded the research? The answer to this problem is complex, and there really is no right or wrong opinion on the subject. […]

Three Critical Mistakes People Make with Lab Notebooks

Laboratory notebooks serve to protect your ideas while helping you stay organized throughout your research. While they may seem pretty easy to use, many people make errors in their notebooks that can render their original ideas impossible to defend in court. Here are three mistakes to avoid: Tearing Out Pages If your notebook is missing […]

Great Science Fair Lab Notebooks

The science fair is coming and you have a great project in mind. Science fair participants often win great rewards, such as bonus points in school, and maybe scholarship money for college. With so much at stake, it is imperative that you always put your best foot forward. Judges, teachers and other science fair participants […]

Considerations for Your Personal Research Notebook

Regardless of the subject matter you are researching, a well-maintained research notebook can be your most valuable tool. It gives you a place to organize your materials and thoughts, plus it gives you a place to track what you learn throughout the process. Your notebook helps coordinate your efforts and keeps the daily problem solving […]

Artists Now Use Archival Pens to Preserve Work

Ink as an art medium has been around for a long time. Technically speaking, even the early hieroglyphs and cave drawings used a form of ink to create their images. As evidenced by the fact that we can still appreciate their beauty, ink can last quite a long time. However, those drawings exist primarily on […]