AccessScience by McGraw-Hill
Winner of Library Journal's Best Databases 2011 and Best in Media, AccessScience (McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology) is a great online encyclopedia that is simple to navigate and designed especially for students.
McGraw-Hill really takes advantage of the online environment and the way they prepackage information is impressive. The Image Gallery is fantastic for school projects. Accompanied by explanation, the incredible photos can be used on their own or downloaded as a PowerPoint slide show for use in the classroom.
The multimedia section contains videos and animation of scientific phenomena such as the steps in cloning a gene or a solar eclipse.
This encyclopedia contains more than 2700 biographies of scientists and these can be searched by subject as well as by type of prize awarded.
All of this is in addition to the 9000 articles. And the best part? You can access this database from home with your library card for those Sunday night science emergencies!
For more information read this AccessScience flyer or check it out yourself from the library home page. Select Find your way to Articles and Online Research. Enter your Library Card number and PIN number and scroll down to the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.