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July 17, 2000 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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AccessScience: the Online Encyclopedia of Science & Technology

McGraw Hill has launched a new Web site that provides subscription access to its well-known scientificencyclopedia ( core information resource of AccessScience is the 7,000-plus articlesfromMcGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and the115,000-plus definitions from the Dictionary of Scientific & TechnicalTerms. This archive will be continually updated with new and revisedarticles, which have been selected by a board of consulting editors. Thesite also offers users late-breaking news articles from Science News:The Weekly News Magazine of Science, and provides Research Updateswritten for the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology.

According to the company,users of AccessScience can expect the following enhancements to be addedto the site: 8,000 new graphics will be continuously added including allgraphics from print, and new graphics that appear only in AccessScience;librarians will be able to measure patron user statistics; expanded bibliographies;integrated Web links within the encyclopedia articles. Institutional subscriptionpricing is based on institutional size (FTEs) with rates beginning at $695a year. For comparison, the multivolume print encyclopedia sells for $1,995.

Source: McGraw Hill

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