NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccessScience, McGraw-Hill Professional's innovative next-generation online general science reference, was honored as the Best Multidisciplinary Platform/eProduct at the 2013 Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence – the PROSE Awards – in another year of record entries to the competition. Established by the Association of American Publishers, the PROSE Awards are judged by peer publishers, academics, and librarians and recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished and groundbreaking books, journals, and electronic products in more than 40 categories.
AccessScience continues McGraw-Hill Professional's long tradition of delivering rigorously vetted scientific knowledge to provide users with the absolute gold standard of science reference information. The site builds upon the renowned McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook (s) of Science & Technology with new and updated content written specifically for students and non-specialists by thousands of highly distinguished contributors – including 38 Nobel Prize winners – and is enhanced by compelling online features and functionality, such as animations and videos, as well as by links to primary research, citation generators, and curriculum maps that help reduce classroom preparation time for educators.
"We are extremely pleased that AccessScience has been honored with a PROSE Award, one of the most sought-after recognitions in the world of professional and scholarly publishing," said John Rennie, Editorial Director of AccessScience. "Given the proliferation of inaccurate or outdated scientific information online, it has become crucial that students and generalists should be able to turn to an engaging, current, and trustworthy digital science reference. This award is a clear recognition that AccessScience has become the indispensable and outstanding leader among scholarly resources of this kind."
To learn more about AccessScience, visit www.AccessScience.com.
The honor was announced on February 6 at the PROSE Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. For more information about the PROSE Awards and a full list of winners, visit www.proseawards.com.
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