Friday, March 1, 2013

e-Resource of the Month: Access Science

AccessScience Connects Students to Science

Authoritative and comprehensive, AccessScience provides students with an up-to-date, easy-to-use gateway to scientific knowledge, from basic introductory material to extended article entries and live journal citations in key scientific areas including biology, Earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, and beyond.

With contributions from the world’s top researchers—including 38 Nobel Laureates—and edited specifically to engage undergraduates, AccessScience links students to the lives and works of world-renowned experts, making science accessible and interesting while increasing scientific knowledge and competence.

AccessScience features:
  • More than 9,000 articles and research updates with literature citations—many actively linked to source materials—and extensive cross-referencing
  • More than 16,000 vivid color images and compelling videos and animations that bring topics to life on the screen
  • Intriguing biographies of nearly 3,000 well-known scientists
  • 110,000+ definitions drawn from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
  • A continually updated science and technology newsfeed from Science News
  • A handy study center with Q&As, study guides, and essay topics
Based on the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, AccessScience stays current on the most significant scientific findings and breakthroughs with updates from the annual McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology. Plus AccessScience’s editorial team is composed of veteran scientists and scientific writers with deep experience in making complex subjects accessible and exciting to newcomers. The result: accurate, up-to-date, compelling content that ignites the fire of discovery in students.
Find AccessScience on our Articles & Databases page (under Science & Environment).

~ Alison -- Electronic Resources Librarian

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