Friday, July 16, 2010

TRIAL: Medical e-textbooks from Elsevier

We have a trial of medical e-textbooks from Elsevier (Mosby, Churchill-Livingstone etc) until the end of August. These include really core titles like Kumar & Clark and Gray's Anatomy. The sort of e-textbooks that haven't previously been sold to libraries but only to individuals.

To access this trial go to:
http://elsevieruk.pdn.ipublishcentral.com/. Ignore the login boxes to the left. Access is provided by IP recognition, not username and password.

For off-campus access, login to Apps Anywhere and launch Internet Explorer from its Web or Office folder, and then access the trial using that instance of Internet Explorer. If we subscribe we’ll setup off-campus access through EZproxy of course.

There is an FAQ about how to read, copy and print at
http://elsevieruk.pdn.ipublishcentral.com/faqs.

Subscriptions aren't cheap so we would only be able to afford to subscribe to a few titles. Before committing to that we want to be sure that you find these titles convenient to use online. So after trialling these e-textbooks 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.

3 comments:

Terry Bucknell said...

I couldn't get the vertical scroll bar to work in Windows XP with IE7. The only way I could view a page was to use the full screen view and fit to height. And that left the font size too small to be a comfortable read. I had the same problem in Chrome but it was fine in Firefox.

Anonymous said...

Excellent selection of core or highly recommended books.
I haven't accessed the e-versions but, on the basis that the paper versions are worthwhile, I think that this would be a resource that would be valued by medical, dental,AHP and veterinary students and help them to stretch their meagre financial resources.
Of the titles on the list, I currently recommend:
Naish, Wheaters, Underwood, Kumar and Clark and Robbins .
Tim Helliwell

spinaltap19 said...

I tried reading an article from Kumar and Clarke but found the text was unreadable using Apps Anywhere > IE8 on a 20" widescreen high resolution monitor.

Pity as it would be a useful resource for both staff and students