Biology Career Resources:



Why not use Google?


Google is a website search engine that will find you plenty of “stuff” on your subject…however, much of this information is not reliable, accurate, or authoritative. 

     (For example see fake pyramid at:


The point is, that to gather reliable and accurate information it is important to know where the information comes from and who puts it out there.  Anyone can put anything they want onto a website (and they do!).  So instead of going to a search engine – try using a database!


A database will contain information that is reliable – it has been fact-checked and edited by professionals.  The Seneca Media Center offers several databases that will help you with your research:


Facts on File Database:


  • From the Seneca Website, click on Media Center
  • Click on Databases
  • Click on Facts on File Databases (a set of databases)
  • Click on Career or Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
                password: Username = senecahs  Password = senecahs
  • Type in the name of the Biology Career in the search box


Career Cruising Database:


  • Type in web address:
  • In username box type: senecahs
  • In password box type: senecahs
  • Click on: Explore Careers
  • Type in the name of the Biology Career you are investigating in the search box


In Part III of your project you are required to construct a resume.  Consider using the resume wizard found in WORD.  Open a new document - New from template - General templates - click on Other Documents tab - click on Resume Wizard....and begin!


To create a business card – open Publisher – click on Blank publications – then on Business Card – use the blank or a template design…add your information.  To print in color and on card stock see Miss R or Mrs. Donoghue.


In Part VI of your project you are to document your sources that you used for this portfolio – we’ve made it easier for you to list where you got your information from…

Go to the Media Center page and click on MLA Formats.  Print the sections you need, fill in the blank spaces, and then transfer it into your paper exactly as you filled it out.


If you used Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center – you can copy and paste the

Text Citation at the end of each article!