Rich Full-Text Content to Support High School Science Classrooms

Available via EBSCOhost, Explora or its own dedicated interface, Science Reference Center allows users to conduct keyword searches or browse topics by branch of science. In addition to full-text periodicals, books, biographies and essays, it includes: 

  • More than 1,000 science experiments
  • More than 2,000 science videos from top educational publishers including Boclips, Media4Math, Nature Picture Library and Twig Education
  • Thousands of high-quality science images from UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and Nature Picture Library

Based in the U.K., Nature Picture Library provides thousands of stunning photographs from more than 300 of the world’s best nature and wildlife photographers. The collection features images of wild animals and plant species from around the world, pets, people, landscapes and the environment.

Features and Functionality

Science Reference Center allows students to browse topics by category and have quick access to science experiments, a citation tool, and helpful research guides. Science Reference Center supports both students and educators with the following functionality:

  • Google Drive and Google Classroom integration, allowing educators using Google Apps for Education to quickly share content with students
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist auditory learners, struggling readers or those learning English
  • Citation tool to help students format bibliographic references, as well as the ability to save, print and e-mail citations directly from the interface
  • Mobile-friendly interface available 24/7 via desktop, smartphone or tablet — both at school and at home
  • Autocomplete and spell checker to ensure the correct search terms are applied
  • Ability to sort search results by content type, publication date, subject or publication
  • Personal folders for saving and sharing content

School Curriculum and Instruction Support

By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. 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) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Curriculum Standards Module, a tool that helps teachers in the U.S. and Canada correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state or provincial curriculum standards

Subjects Include:

  • Applied sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and space science
  • Energy
  • Environmental science
  • Forensic science
  • Health and medicine
  • History of science
  • Life science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Science and society
  • Science as inquiry
  • Science careers
  • Scientists
  • Wildlife