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Science Online
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  • Authored by: Facts On File, Inc.
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  • ISBN-10: 0816044287
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4428-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2000
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


A Curriculum-Oriented Overview of the Full Range of Scientific Disciplines

The award-winning Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. The accessible content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by Common Core, state, national, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards. Users can follow an extensive network of hyperlinks and suggested searches to related topics, and tabbed search results help users easily find their desired results quickly and easily.


  • Complete coverage: the full spectrum of scientific disciplines
  • Experiments and activities: more than 1,150 science experiments and activities, indexed by grade range, subject category, and time required. Great for science fairs!
  • Full science and mathematics coverage: intuitive access to thousands of reference articles and news stories
  • "Today's Science Feature": handpicked articles from Today's Science highlighting recent scientific events and discoveries
  • Images, videos, and animations: more than 9,400 printable diagrams, illustrations, and images; nearly 810 iPad/mobile-friendly videos and animations
  • Authoritative source list: full and partial text from hundreds of proprietary print titles.


  • Topics, terms, and principles
  • Biographies and definitions
  • Images and iPad/mobile-friendly videos and animations
  • "Featured Video" on home page
  • "Science in the News" articles
  • Timeline, updated monthly
  • Search by Common Core, state, national, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards to find correlating articles
  • Conversion calculator
  • "Did You Mean...?" search feature
  • Persistent record links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, CMS, and APA formats.

Reviews and Awards

"...easily searchable...provides a wealth of science research and educational tools...Recommended."
Library Media Connection

"...accessible and easy to use and students are likely to find research on this site fun and even interesting. It is a good choice to support a school's science program."

American Reference Books Annual

"Reliable curriculum-oriented information written at a level appropriate for students and coupled with enhancements such as printable diagrams and animations make [this database] a worthwhile resource. It is highly recommended for school and public libraries, and for undergraduate colleges with introductory courses..."

"...the Facts On File databases...have a clear, intuitive, easy-to-use and understand interface...the Facts On File databases, with their reference book resources, their collection of maps and images, and the number of videos included, is a great value for its subscription price. I like the special resources, like posters, tent cards and web page icons...I also appreciate how easy it was to download MARC records for my library's OPAC program."

Paul Zaccagnino, Salesian High School, New Rochell

"Each entry concludes with citation information, a thoughtful plus for instructors who are trying to encourage students to use and cite Internet resources honestly and accurately...Teachers, librarians, and students from middle school through high school will find that its high-quality, clear presentation and wide-ranging content make it ideally suited to support the science curricula. Public libraries serving this school-age population and the public seeking science information will benefit from a subscription as well. Science Online would be useful even in academic libraries..."

LJ netConnect

"This database conveys the visual nature of science in a clear and easy-to-comprehend manner."
Library Media Connection

"...super-easy to navigate and covers a wide range of science topics…This resource should set a standard for those wishing to attract—and maintain—a steady user following."

Library Journal

"The entries are colorful and easy to read...useful in a middle school or high school library or as a resource in any science classroom. Recommended."
Library Media Connection

"...easily accessible...Science Online’s diagrams and illustrations, many in color, are what make it exceptional...Recommended."

"This updated, easy-to-use database will be valuable for students, for teachers, and for general reference in both school and public libraries."

"...a refreshing solution to the problem of providing authentic and reliable information for students...an excellent tool that offers timely, accurate information taken from reliable sources in a variety of formats...The site design is attractive, adding an element of fun and interest to the research process...a valuable resource to supplement a school’s science program. Highly recommended."


"Accessible and easy to use...an enormously valuable reference source...a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the sciences...An exceptional feature is the...printable science diagrams, many in full color...Students, teachers, and library media specialists will find Science Online's high-quality, clear presentation and extensive content suitable for teaching and learning. A top choice to support your school's science program."
School Library Journal

"...those seeking ideas for science fair projects...will appreciate...Science Online."

Library Journal

Selected as a Winner of the "Readers' Choice Award for Digital Reference Tools, 2001"
- eSchool News

Finalist, "Best Education Reference or Search Service" category
- 2008 SIIA CODiE Awards

Official Honoree, 2008 Webby Awards
- Webby Awards

W3 Silver Award

- W3 Awards

"Best Databases" in the "Best for High Schoolers" category

- Library Journal

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