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Science Behind the Nobel Prizes


Want to learn more about the 2009 Nobel Prize winners and the science behind their works?  Just click on the links from this AccessScience News page to access related Encyclopedia Articles and Research Updates.

In addition to Medicine, Chemistry and Physics, AccessScience covers practically all areas of science including: Agriculture, Anthropology & Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Computing, Earth, Engineering, Environmental, Mathematics, Paleontology and Psychology & Psychiatry.

A lot of new content and features have been added to AccessScience over the past couple of months. Here are some highlights:

Search Results
In addition to articles, definitions, multimedia, biographies and news, the Results page now also provide links to images, bibliography and contributors’ information.

This section helps you to explore topics in depth with links to articles, research updates, images, podcasts and videos.
Latest Exploration: Fossil Humans

You can search a graphics collection of ~16,000 images from detailed scanning electron micrographs to Mars Express photographs, complemented by new charts and tables.
View the latest images from Image of the Week page.

This feature is provided by, an online complement to the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.

Content is regularly updated to include animations, videos, audio interviews, article commentaries and links to related sites.

In commemoration of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species, here’s the
Latest spotlight: Darwin

My AccessScience
You can save search results, bookmark articles and archive favorite images on a personal account.

Other Features
SHARE button (top right of every page) – you can bookmark, post, and send articles and other features to friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other online communities

You can also follow AccessScience on Twitter:

Researching a science topic? Start with AccessScience.  From the Library homepage, click on Find > Encyclopedias.  Scroll down the screen to Commonly Used Encyclopedias and it is the 5th resource listed.

Any queries?  Please feel free to contact the Library Information Desk.

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