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What is in it?

This is a "reference source", like a super-encyclopedia, so NOT entire books or scholarly articles, but high quality "overview" articles explaining concepts.

Fields covered: Agriculture, Forestry & Soils, Anthropology & Archeology, Astronomy & Space Science, Biology & Biomedicine, Botany, Chemistry, Computing & Information Technology, Earth Science, Engineering & Materials, Environmental Science, Food Science & Technology, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Military Science, Navigation, Paleontology, Physics, Psychiatry & Psychology, Science Theory & Philosophy, Zoology

Here is the publisher summary of the contents:

  • MORE THAN 8700 ARTICLES covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and former McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science and Technology
  • 115,000-PLUS DEFINITIONS from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
  • HUNDREDS OF BRIEFINGS about relevant topics in science and technology
  • 3000 BIOGRAPHIES of well-known scientific figures
  • 20,000-PLUS downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics
  • ENGAGING VIDEOS highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists
  • PERSISTENT LINKS TO CITABLE LITERATURE support research assignments through primary sources of information
  • INTERACTIVE CITATION GENERATOR saves time and effort when preparing papers
  • CURRICULUM MAPS tied to core content can enrich faculty lesson plans


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