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Expansive Reference Coverage of the Full Range of Scientific Disciplines

The award-winning, redesigned Science Online offers students and researchers a wealth of comprehensive content and a dynamic design that facilitates STEM research and learning. Topic Centers feature specially selected content on core science disciplines to help users find a starting point for their research, and users can also access the full, updated content of our unique science eLearning Modules, which target a variety of core topics and feature valuable Educator Support materials for seamless in-class integration. Plus, new, interactive science experiments that come with lesson objectives, data tables for findings, and analysis of expected results allow users to replicate the in-class laboratory experience in a safe and user-friendly environment.


  • Comprehensive coverage: a wealth of discipline-specific entries and articles, images and videos, topic-specific timelines, tables and charts, and diagrams that provide a thorough grounding in all areas of core science
  • Editorially curated Topic Centers: specially selected content that composes a virtual study guide for the most researched scientific disciplines, including biology, chemistry, computer science, Earth science, environmental science, marine science, space and astronomy, physics, and more
  • eLearning Modules: the full, updated content of nine science eLearning Modules—Biomes of the Earth, Energy and the Environment, Essential Chemistry, Genetics and Evolution, Global Warming, Green Technology, The Human Body: How It Works, Physics in Action, and The Plant World—providing focused, targeted coverage of a variety of core topics, with important educator resources
  • Videos and animations: 4,000+ high-interest videos and animations that reinforce visual learning, stimulate interest, and provide convenient overviews and discussion starters
  • Experiments, activities, and interactives: more than 1,300 science experiments and activities—filterable by topic, time span, participation, supervision, and grade range—including interactive science experiments for all learners. Great for science fairs!
  • Original diagrams, tables, and charts: original color diagrams, tables, and charts, with captions, that illustrate key concepts
  • Biographies: leading computer scientists, astrophysicists, inventors, engineers, environmentalists, women scientists, astronauts, and mathematicians, with images for key people
  • Science in the News: featured news stories from the award-winning collection of articles that compose Today's Science, highlighting recent scientific events and discoveries
  • Authoritative source list: expertly researched and written content from a wealth of award-winning proprietary print titles.


  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists can be filtered by Topic Center
  • Tag "clouds" for all content, linking to related material
  • Curriculum tools and sources index
  • In-depth overview essays under Suggested Reading give extensive back­ground on relevant topics
  • Searchable timelines by subject and era, updated monthly
  • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
  • Search by Common Core, state, national, IB, College Board AP, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards to find correlating articles
  • Conversion calculator
  • Share content to Google Classroom
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib export functionality
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Ability for users to set preferences for default language, citation format, number of search results, and standards set for correlations
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages
  • Search Assist technology
  • Persistent record links
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat.

--------- Science Online Facts On File 02/01/2000