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McGraw-Hill AccessScience

Product Highlights

AccessScience is based upon the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th edition and its corresponding annual yearbooks, the Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. AccessScience contains mroe than 9,000 encyclopedia articles and research updates written by the leading figures in their fields – including numerous Nobel Prize winners; over 2,700 science biographies; and 15,000 high-quality illustrations, graphs, videos, and animations; science and technology newsfeed from Science News; a study center with Q&As, study guies, and essay topics; and fully-searchable, media-rich content, terms, images, and videos.

In addition, AccessScience is updated daily with new articles, research updates, and current events. More information, including reviews, can be found at the McGraw-Hill AccessScience website.


A 30-day free trial is available by completing the Access Science order form.

Minitex Pricing

$.42 per FTE (2012-2013 pricing)

Please note that a $465.00 minimum applies.

Weighting Factors:

  • Two-Year Colleges – 50% of FTE enrollment in previous fall semester.
  • Four-Year Colleges & Universities – 100% of FTE enrollment in previous fall semester.
  • High Schools (Grades 9-12) – 75% of enrolled students.
  • Junior High/Middle Schools (Grades 6-8) – 25% of enrolled students.
  • Public Libraries – 5% of total population served.

License Agreements (Terms & Conditions)

Existing AccessScience Subscribers

There is no need to sign a new agreement.

New AccessScience Subscribers

Please review, sign and fax the license agreement along with the order form to Minitex (except in the case of credit card payment; see below for fax number).

How to Order or Renew

The 12-month subscription period begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

You may order at any time throughout the year, and your price will be prorated to conclude on June 30. Mid-year subscriptions must be received by the 12th of each month for a start date of the 1st of the following month.

To order or renew, please contact Minitex.

Technical Support

Technical support is available via web form or phone:

  • Web form – choose "Technical Support" option
  • Phone: 800-217-0059 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Eastern Time)


The statistics page will prompt you for your "Administrator Log In," your administrator username and password.

Contact Information

Minitex Contact

Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS)
Wilson Library, Room 60
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Toll Free: 800-462-5348
Phone: 612-624-4002
Fax: 612-625-3569

Vendor Contact

Jayme Crowder
Sales Manager, S&T
McGraw-Hill Professional
Phone: 314-637-7904


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