New reference database: AccessScience

The University of Iowa Libraries has added a new reference database to its collection: AccessScience. AccessScience is available to students, faculty and staff of the University of Iowa and can be accessed both on and off-campus.

AccessScience (video demo) allows researchers to browse by topic or use keyword searching to find:

  • Over 8,500 online articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th edition, written by more than 5000 researchers;
  • Research updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology;
  • 110,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms;
  • 2,000+ biographies of well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography
  • Science and technology news and videos from Science News and ScienCentral.

Other features include:

  • Multimedia collections of animations, videos and images;
  • Q & A section with user-submitted questions and expert answers;
  • Topical study guides and ideas for essay topics;
  • Bibliographies with literature citations organized by topic.

AccessScience is an excellent place for science & technology researchers to begin their search. It provides an authoritative general overview of science & technology topics and guides researchers to other relevant and reliable sources for further study. If you would like a demonstration of this new database, please contact the Sciences Library (335-3083).