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Science Online Now Available Through HighWire Press


The Virtual Library of Virginia
For Immediate Release: Fairfax, Virginia 4/21/2000

Virginia academic libraries now have access to Science Online.

VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia, announces that Science Online has been added to the package of full text journals available from HighWire Press. Science Online, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is recognized worldwide for its reporting of papers written by eminent scientists and the up-to-date information it provides on new research and science policy. The addition of Science Online as a VIVA resource has been eagerly awaited by Virginia's academic librarians because of the magazine's reputation for balancing technical articles aimed at specialists and coverage of scientific advances for those with a general science interest.

Each weekly issue of Science Online contains abstracts and full text of scientific research articles and reports plus summaries and full text of news articles. Selected online articles have enhanced content with data, audio and visual components, as well as discussion forums, surveys and related web resources. Additional features of the electronic journal include:


With full text available from October 1995, Science Online will be a key research tool for students and faculty throughout the Commonwealth. Graduate students studying T cell receptors and immunology will find something worthwhile in Science Online and so will community college students needing information on animal skeletal systems. VIVA libraries participating in the HighWire agreement can access Science Online at

VIVA, The Virtual Library of Virginia, is the consortium of the libraries of the 39 state-assisted colleges and universities (at 52 campuses) within the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, 32 independent (private, non-profit) institutions and The Library of Virginia participate where possible. VIVA's mission is to provide, in an equitable, co-operative, and cost-effective manner, enhanced access to library and information resources for Virginia's academic libraries serving the higher education community. VIVA is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).


For additional information contact:
Katherine A. Perry
VIVA Director
B222 Fenwick Library
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
Tel: (703) 993-4652


VIVA is funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the VIVA member institutions, and is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).