Database of the Week – Access Science

Did you know it is dangerous to use earbuds to listen to music or use your cell phone in a thunderstorm? The wires in the earbuds can channel electricity from close lightening strikes right into your ear and cause terrible damage.

How do I know this? I read it in Access Science!

From Science News, Vol. 172, No. 3, July 21, 2007, p. 46. Copyright © 2007 Science Service.

Access Science: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online

Access Science is a fun science database filled with tons of information. If you need a science paper topic, or if you’re just curious to see what is happening in the scientific community, this is the place to visit.
Use Access Science to develop your topic, gather background information, and learn key vocabulary terms. Articles have a suggested citation with all the information you need to cite the article correctly. Once you have gathered your background information you will be prepared to search for scholarly journal articles.

Access Science includes:
– full search capabilities of the 9th edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
– new trends and developments in science and technology (“Research Updates”) from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology
– access to 110,000+ definitions from The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms
– Headline News
– Biographies of scientists
– Student Center with Essay Topics, Topical Study Guides, Study guides for Advanced Placement, a weekly Q&A
– Image Gallery
– Links to related web sites
– Choose a Topic to see a list of articles and research updates

Laura Bell Wright, Interlibrary Loan & Reference Librarian


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