Online in Credo Reference
This online dictionary of science broadly covers all areas of science with short explanations and illustrations of different topics. A nice feature of this online dictionary is the quick link to illustrations provided at the end of a definition; if the definition has an accompanying illustration, there will be a SEE reference at the bottom of the definition that takes you to the chart/illustration. (For example: The definition of Urea has a SEE reference to charts on Storage and Excretion).
The related entries found on the left side of any definition refer the user to other definitions of the term or to related terms found in this or other Credo reference books. Words used in a definition that have their own separate definitions are indicated by hyperlink highlighting for easy reference.
The work has two different types of listing tabs found next to the “about this work” tab, a headings and a people link. The headings link goes to an alphabetical listing of the various topics defined in the dictionary. However the listings found before the letter “A” are to the various illustrations accompanying the work. If you are looking for a quick chart to explain a topic or to use in a presentation, this list will take you directly to the charts and illustrations. The people tab is a listing of all of the scientists who have an entry in the dictionary. Some of the subject and people definitions are very short, others such as evolution, get a longer explanation.
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