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Science Comparison

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Review by CCL-EAR Committee

Members of the CCL-EAR committee undertook a comparative study of three science databases:
• AccessScience (McGraw-Hill)
• Today’s Science (Infobase Learning)
• Science in Context (Gale)
The review focused on the subject coverage, search interface, cost, availability/accessibility of service, and customer service as well as customization, and mobile options.
AccessScience’s search interface presents a simple and intuitive layout making it easy for novice searchers to navigate.
Today’s Science is a well-regarded resource geared toward high school students and lower-division undergraduates.
Gale’s Science in Context database provides students with an attractive and user-friendly interface with which to begin their research.

Download the full text of our review for more details.
Committee’s Overall Assessment:

Committee’s Standard Evaluation Chart:

Database Content
Search Interface
User Support Services
Cost
Accessibility/Availability of Service

 

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