Monday, April 6, 2009

Science Online gets Upgraded

screenshot, Science Online research tool

Are you in middle or high school and need some reliable science information? If you have a Washington County Library card, you can use Science Online.

Now, if you don't have a card, we can help with that too.

Science Online is one of our subscription databases, and they've recently added new content and features. Why? To make it even more accessible and user-friendly for you.

For example, check out:

  • their useful new "Did You Mean...?" feature and other search enhancements, including filtering video search results for closed-captioned only.
  • the Science Standards link, which allows users to search for science education standards and then find entries related to those standards, now at the top of the page.
  • their new easy-to-use conversion calculator, where you can convert measurements such as volume, weight, speed, time, and more.
  • more new or newly colored illustrations, helping students to better visualize important scientific ideas and concepts.
  • more than 500 new entries, including artificial intelligence, robotics, computer security and risks, the Internet and the World Wide Web, computer science fundamentals and programming concepts, and climate change.

This is one sure way to impress your instructors...