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Available to BCR Member Libraries

By James Speed Hensinger

BCR is participating in a national contract to provide [email protected] to libraries.

This Web-based science and technology database contains the full text of the McGraw- Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, eighth edition, and its corresponding annual yearbooks. The Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, more than 2,100 science biographies, news stories from Science News, McGraw-Hill science editors' selected Web sites and recent research developments also are included for further research capabilities.

AccessScience is updated daily and has a powerful search engine that provides patrons with quick results. Links are provided to background information and to biographies. For instance, lists of Nobel Prize winners are linked to relevant articles and to topical home pages in current biographies of scientists, as well as to other pages in the Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.

BCR's price will depend on the national total aggregated enrollment. The existing volume-pricing curve range is from $0.47 to $0.215 per full time equivalent (FTE) student or patron. The final FTE price will be announced after orders are aggregated in late June. Adjustments to FTE counts are defined for community colleges, schools and public libraries.

There is no Web order form for this service. Please send an e-mail identifying your institution with your actual and (if applicable) your adjusted FTE count, to Jim Hensinger ([email protected]).

For more information see www.bcr.org/~ids/Reference/McGraw/AccSciFAQ.html.

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February 27, 2008
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