Monday, April 19, 2010

TRIAL: CRCnetBASE e-books

We have a trial of CRCnetBASE until 14th May 2010.

CRCnetBASE is the science and technology e-books platform from the CRC Press imprint of Taylor & Francis Group. It includes over 5,000 titles, and they presented in PDF chapters without restrictive Digital Rights Management (DRM) software.

We are trialling the full list of subjects available (just click on the subject to trial the titles available):

Biomedical Science (539)
Business & Management (696)
Chemical Engineering (158)
Chemistry (786)
Clean Tech (153)
Computer Science & Engineering (286)
Economics (767)
Engineering - Civil (365)
Engineering - Electrical (748)
Engineering - General (127)
Engineering - Mechanical (377)
Engineering - Mining (28)
Environmental Science & Engineering (610)
Ergonomics & Human Factors (127)
Food & Nutrition (561)
Forensics & Criminal Justice (284)
Geoscience (29)
Healthcare (104)
Homeland Security (74)
Industrial Engineering & Manufacturing (252)
Information Technology (402)
Life Science (756)
Material Science (481)
Math (447)
Medicine (353)
Nanoscience & Technology (113)
Occupational Health & Safety (110)
Pharmaceutical Science & Regulation (268)
Physics (401)
Polymer Science (102)
Public Administration & Public Policy (70)
Social Sciences (537)
Statistics (279)
Water Science & Engineering (213)

We may already access to some of the titles in CRCnetBASE through Taylor & Francis's main e-books platform. It is possible to purchase individual titles, or to purchase or subscribe to collections.

After trying CRCnetBASE please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.

TRIAL: Past Masters

A trial of Past Masters is available to all UK HE institutions until May 30th 2010.

Past Masters provides online access to the complete works, and in some case correspondence, of some of the greatest philosophers and thinkers, including Aristotle, Darwin, Descartes, Kant, Plato, Wittgenstein, and many more.

To access this trial go to
http://pm.nlx.com/trial_logins/new and login with the trial username and password.

After trying Past Masters please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

19th Century British Library Newspapers - more titles

The 19th Century British Library Newspapers has been extended to add Part 2 which brings 22 additional publications chosen by leading experts and academics to significantly extend the geographical coverage of the resource including a whole range of both regional and metropolitan titles. The additions to the archive have also sought to provide a more comprehensive picture of the political spectrum in the 19th century and include the entire runs of two additional major London papers – The Morning Post and The Standard – offering the conservative viewpoint alongside the liberal and radical papers already digitised such as the Daily News and Reynold’s Newspaper.

Just access our existing links from the catalogue or Metalib to
19th Century British Library Newspapers to access both the original 49 newspapers and the additional 22 titles.