Science Online

Science Online






Science Online

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About This Product

With a wealth of content 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. 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 allow students to replicate the in-class laboratory experience in a safe and user-friendly environment, and interactive activities challenge and test students’ learning of the subject matter.

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  • 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 EarthCellsEnergy and the EnvironmentEssential ChemistryGenetics and EvolutionGlobal WarmingGreen TechnologyThe Human Body: How It WorksPhysics in Action, and The Plant World. eLearning Modules provide 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. Educator support materials—including learning objectives, discussion questions, assessment questions with answer keys, and student-based projects—are also included.
  • Videos and Animations: Videos and animations 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 1,600 science experiments and activities. These include downloadable, printable experiments in PDF format; interactive experiments that replicate the in-class laboratory experience in a safe and user-friendly environment; and self-paced learning objects consisting of animations, video clips, slideshows, images, and diagrams, along with activities that challenge and test students’ learning of the subject matter. Experiments are indexed and filterable by grade range, subject category, participation level, level of supervision, and time required. 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.
  • 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
  • Educator and student tools, and sources index
  • Searchable timelines by subject and era, updated monthly
  • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
  • Conversion calculator
  • Save content directly to Google Drive
  • Single sign-on with Google or Microsoft
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • A variety of integration options and partners, including Canvas and D2L (Desire2Learn)
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib and NoodleTools export functionality
  • List of contributors to the database
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Ability for users to set preferences for default language, citation format, and number of search results
  • 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.

Export to NoodleTools Functionality Added to Selected Infobase Databases

Selected Infobase databases now feature an “Export to NoodleTools” option for citation information. This new feature can be found via the Citation pop-up window on any page users wish to cite. The databases that now have NoodleTools include: American History African American History American Ind…read more →

Science Online: Check Out the New Overview Video

Infobase’s acclaimed Science Online database facilitates STEM research and learning with assets that encourage users to find the information they need, evaluate it, and apply it. Want to see how it works? Check out the overview video below!   Our brand-new overview video gives you an up-close…read more →

Science Online: Single Sign-On with Google Now Available

Google Sign-In can now be turned on to allow users to sign into the Science Online database with their Google credentials, enabling one-click log-in access using the “Sign in with Google” button. This option is turned off by default and can be activated by account administrators in the Admin Por…read more →

Science Online: New and Updated Biographies

More than 160 new articles have been added to Science Online, including 105 biographical entries on current or important scientists, many of whom are Nobel Prize winners. These biographies include: Biologists: Jennifer Doudna, Kevin Esvelt, Satoshi Omura, Pamela Silver, and Youyou Tu Chemists: Berna…read more →

Science Online: Learn More about Human Spaceflight

July 20th marks 50 years since the first moon landing. Just in time to celebrate this historic anniversary, a wealth of new and updated articles from the latest edition of Infobase’s Human Spaceflight series have been added to Science Online. The topics covered include: Early Human Spaceflight Ear…read more →

Science Online: 2018 Updates

Science Online is continuously updated and enhanced, increasing the educational value of this award-winning resource. Here is a recap of some of the content updates made so far this year. Recent Updates and Additions: Articles: Added original and exclusive content from the following sources: The Gre…read more →

Science Online: 2017 Year in Review—Updates and More

Science Online has been updated and enhanced throughout the past year, increasing the educational value of this award-winning resource. Recent Updates and Additions: Interactive experiments and activities: Added 304 new interactive science experiments and learning objects on such core topics as: Ac…read more →

Science Online: A Wealth of New Content

Regularly updated, Science Online now includes a wealth of new and updated articles, many of which are from the latest editions of the following critically acclaimed series and titles: Science Foundations Series: Artificial Intelligence, Second Edition Atomic Structure, Second Edition The Big Bang, …read more →

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. With the increasing importance placed on STEM education and the critical role cells and the ongoing research on them play…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. Rebuilt from the ground up, this trusted resource now features a new, dynamic design and a wealth of new conten…read more →