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Jan F. Scholl, PhD, CFCS
Associate Professor
4-H Specialist, FCS Programs
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Ag and Extension Education
323 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802
 
jscholl@psu.edu
(814) 863-7444

 
Amy Paster
Associate Librarian
Life Sciences Library
408 Paterno
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-1811
 
alp4@psu.edu
(814) 865-3708

Making the best even better: Searchable database of 4-H research studies, agricultural experiment station projects, journal articles, proceedings and other papers, 1911-2011.

Compiled by Jan F. Scholl, 4-H Curriculum Specialist, Family and Consumer Sciences, Penn State University 
Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved

This database is designed to assist youth practitioners, graduate students and other researchers interested in 4-H studies other than graduate research. Use of this database should be cited as:

Scholl, Jan and Paster, Amy (2011). Making the best even better: Searchable database of 4-H research studies, agricultural experiment station projects, journal articles, proceedings and other papers 1911-2011. [Date you accessed the information] from http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/lifesciences/agnic/Youth/state_national/state_national.html

Now How Do I Find the Information?

Full Text Online:  Some studies will be available online from the publisher, either for free or for a cost.  Search the title of the study via an internet search engine.

If you want to borrow a study: contact the interlibrary loan office at your public, college or university library.

State experiment station and National research studies may be quite difficult to find as few people consistently donated studies—even major national studies—to university libraries or the National Agricultural Library.

Major bibliographies of state and national studies are located on page 267 of the book, Making the Best Better: Sixteen Hundred 4-H Graduate Studies (2004) written and compiled by Jan Scholl at Penn State University.

This book may be purchased by contacting the author or interlibrary loaned from your college or university library.

A search for these studies may also be conducted by using the following library databases. If you've not used them or conducted a keyword search before, contact your reference librarian.