Science Reference Center and Science Reference eBook Collection,uid&profile=scrc

Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

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  • Science Reference Center
  • Science Reference eBook Collection

School Curriculum & Instruction Support

The database contains a wealth of informational texts as well as real-world examples of the application of mathematical concepts in scientific research. Features and benefits include:

  • Lexile reading measures to simplify discovery of texts that match students’ reading abilities
  • Lesson plans aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Curriculum Standards Module, a tool that helps teachers in the U.S. and Canada correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to state standards


  • More than 200 full-text science periodicals
  • More than 275,000 high-quality images, including stunning images of landscapes, plants, animals, rock formations, fungi and more
  • Nearly 3,000 full-text, full-length biographies
  • More than 800 full-text science reference books
  • More than 800 full-text science essays
  • More than a dozen full-text science encyclopedias
  • 580 science videos
  • Dozens of science animations
  • Lesson plans

Special Features

  • Mobile-friendly interface
  • Autocomplete and spell checker to ensure the correct search terms are applied
  • Advanced search options and the ability to browse topics by branch of science
  • Ability to sort search results by content type, publication date, subject or publication
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist auditory learners, struggling readers or those learning English
  • Personal folders for saving and sharing content
  • Citation tool to help students format bibliographic references, as well as the ability to save, print and e-mail citations directly from the interface
  • Google Classroom integration, allowing educators using Google Apps for Education to quickly share content with students

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