Science Online

Expansive Reference Coverage of the Full Range of Scientific Disciplines
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    About This Product

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


    • Comprehensive Coverage: Science Online contains a wealth of proprietary book and journal articles, images and videos, topic-specific timelines, tables and charts, and diagrams that provide a thorough grounding in all areas of the science curriculum.
    • Topic Centers: Science Online includes 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, and physics. Each Topic Center includes a series of editor-selected overview articles, suggested keyword searches, key videos and animations, printable experiments, diagrams, key tables and data, and a comprehensive topic timeline.
    • eLearning Modules: Science Online features 10 science eLearning Modules—Biomes of the Earth, CellsEnergy 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. Each eLearning Module provides an in-depth exploration of a core science subject with extensive sequential articles in a narrative format, key videos and animations, diagrams and images, and glossaries. Each eLearning Module also includes teacher support materials including learning objectives, discussion questions, assessment questions with answer keys, and student-based activities and projects.
    • Videos and Animations: Videos and animations that reinforce visual learning, stimulate interest, and provide convenient overviews and discussion starters. Science Online includes more than 4,000 video clips, many specifically produced for Science Online and not available anywhere else. All videos include full-text transcripts that are searchable and display right below the video player. They also include a record URL, closed captions, and run times.
    • Experiments, Activities, and Interactives: Science Online also features more than 1,300 science experiments and activities—including interactive experiments that replicate the in-class laboratory experience in a safe and user-friendly environment. Experiments are indexed and filterable by grade range, subject category, participation level, supervision, and time required. Each includes colorful diagrams and illustrations, a list of materials required, a procedures section, analysis and findings, and safety precautions. Great for science fairs!
    • Biographies: Science Online includes helpful lists of leading computer scientists, astrophysicists, inventors, engineers, environmentalists, women scientists, astronauts, and mathematicians. Each list includes dates of birth and death, a brief descriptor of the person’s achievements, and a link to relevant search results.
    • Science in the News: Science Online contains a selection of featured articles from the award-winning Today’s Science, highlighting recent scientific events and discoveries. Also included in search results are science-related news articles from Reuters®, covering current science developments within the past five years.
    • Authoritative Source List: Science Online features a complete inventory, by type, of the extraordinary amount of expertly researched and written content in the database, including articles from a wealth of award-winning proprietary print titles, images, videos, timelines, and a list of contributors to the database—information researchers can trust.


    • Resource Centers with extensive A-to-Z lists that can be filtered by topic
    • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to related material
    • Curriculum tools and sources index
    • Searchable timelines by subject and era, updated monthly
    • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
    • Search by Common Core, state, national, International Baccalaureate Organization, College Board AP, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards to find correlating articles
    • Conversion calculator
    • Share content to Google Classroom
    • Save content directly to Google Drive
    • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access content with their Google credentials
    • A variety of integration options and partners, including Schoology, Canvas, and D2L (Desire2Learn)
    • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib export functionality
    • List of contributors to the database
    • 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.

    The ComputED Gazette’s Education Software Review Award (EDDIES), “High School Science Website” category

    The ComputED Gazette’s Best Educational Software Award (BESSIES), “High School Science Website” category

    Library Journal Best Database, “Best for High Schoolers” category

    eSchool News Readers’ Choice Award for Digital Reference Tools

    W3 Silver Award

    SIIA CODiE Award Finalist, “Best Education Reference or Search Service” category

    Webby Award Official Honoree 

    “…love love love it! The eLearning Modules really makes this a complete package…the topics in the eLearning Modules are right on target. I think every Middle School in our County should have this.”
    Rovina Salinas, Manager, Tech Curriculum Integration, Contra Costa County Office of Education

    “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

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

    “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

    “Reliable curriculum-oriented information…a worthwhile resource. It is highly recommended for school and public libraries…”

    “…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

    “…those seeking ideas for science fair projects…will appreciate…Science Online.”
    Library Journal

    “…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.”

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

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

    Science Online: A Wealth of New Content

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    Science Online: New Cells eLearning Module

    Infobase is delighted to announce that a brand-new eLearning Module on cells has just been added to Science Online, bringing the total number of in-depth eLearning Modules to 10. Read More ›

    Science Online: 2016 EDDIE Award Winner

    Infobase is happy to announce that Science Online has been selected as a winner of The ComputED Gazette’s 21st Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES), in the “High School Science Website” category. Read More ›

    Science Online: Updates

    We wanted to take the time at the start of this new year to let you know about two brand-new enhancements we’ve just made to the award-winning database Science Online: NEW! Now searchable by College Board AP standards NEW! New and improved folders—when you create a new account, we encourage you to select the “Please send me Content Update Alerts” checkbox to receive notifications about updates. Read More ›

    Science Online: Complete Revision and Upgrade

    Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, announces the complete revision and upgrade of its acclaimed Science Online database. Read More ›

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