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Science Literacy: AccessScience / The Magic Universe

Featuring Okanagan College Library's general science resources


AccessScience is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. You can search AccessScience using the box below.


What kind of content will I find on AccessScience?‚Äč:

Articles – source material from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
Research Reviews – articles reviewing key research and developments in science and technology from McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology. 
 – topical overviews  of newsworthy subjects, designed to engage and inform 
 – life histories of well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography 
 – timely stories from Science News with links to relevant AccessScience content 
– definitions from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms 
 – engaging multimedia selections that will play on any device

Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

Search or browse science topics, A-Z, in this ebook, such as:

Alcohol: Genetic revelations of when yeast invented booze 
Altruism and aggression: Looking for the origins of those human alternatives 
Antimatter: Does the coat that Sakharov made really explain its absence? 
Arabidopsis: The modest weed that gave plant scientists the big picture 
Astronautics: Will interstellar pioneers be overtaken by their grandchildren? 
Bernal's ladder: Pointers 
Big Bang: The inflationary Universe's sleight-of-hand 
Biodiversity: The mathematics of co-existence 
Biological clocks: Molecular machinery that governs life's routines 
Biosphere from space: 'I want to do the whole world' 
Bits and qubits: The digital world and its looming quantum shadow 
Black holes: The awesome engines of quasars and active galaxies 
Brain images: What do all the vivid movies really mean? 
Brain rhythms: The mathematics of the beat we think to 
Brain wiring: How do all those nerve connections know where to go? 
Buckyballs and nanotubes: Doing very much more with very much less 

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