Science in Context

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Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science In Context features authoritative information covering all major science topics. This revolutionary, curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers. Science In Context integrates content from comprehensive Gale reference sets (Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute, and Macmillan Science Library), as well as topic overviews, biographies, periodical articles from noted publications, images and videos, detailed experiments from Experiment Central, biographies, and dictionaries.

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Features and Benefits

  • Search Assist (with "Did You Mean?" prompt) helps users find accurate results.
  • Factbox overviews of biographical highlights encourage further investigation.
  • Related Topics and vetted websites aid discovery of similar content.
  • Content organized by type---reference, news, primary sources, multimedia, and more---supports general users and those who wish to conduct extensive research.


"Gale's Science in Context database presents more than 22,000 topic overviews, 8,000 biographies, and 1.5 million periodical articles on an integrated platform aimed at supporting school curricula and university coursework. This resource, like others in the series, is a high-quality website. Overall, this is a great resource for any library serving high-school or undergraduate students."

— Booklist

“This is a fantastic resource, and it is highly recommended for school and public libraries. It brings a fresh and engaging perspective to the study of science by powerfully illustrating its place at the heart of our day-to-day lives and by demonstrating this through engaging multimedia resources. Students and teachers alike will find this a “go-to” resource for anything science-related. . . . Rather than going to many different places to find this information, it is all now available in one powerful, user-friendly dashboard.”

— American Reference Books Annual