Tag Archives: E-books

New E-book Database: IET Digital Library

IET Digital Library

The IET Digital Library is a database of electronic books published by the IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology.) The IET runs a professional and academic book programme featuring some 300 books across 12 series, covering all the key areas of engineering and technology.

The available series are:

  • Circuits, devices and systems
  • Control engineering
  • Electrical technology
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • History of technology
  • Management of technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Power and energy
  • Professional applications of computing
  • Radar, sonar, navigation and avionics
  • Renewable energy
  • Telecommunications

Check out the IET Digital Library today!

EBSCOhost E-books

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You can now find all of the e-books you used to access on the NetLibrary platform on EBSCOhost.

Key new features of the EBSCOhost platform include:

  • Browsing by subject, genre, language, & more.
  • Enhanced viewer for examining documents.
  • Easy drop-down list for choosing your checkout duration.
  • "Search-within" functionality to find specific terms within a book.
  • Personal folder to view downloaded, checked-out books, including the amount   of time left on active check-outs.
  • Searching across eBooks and other EBSCOhost content for integrated results.

All of the content can be searched though the EBSCOhost ebook interface.  All of the e-books are also searchable through CLIO, Columbia University Library Catalog.

Additionally, EBSCOhost e-books are now also available for download to select portable devices including the iPad, NOOK, and Sony digital readers. In order for an eReader device to be used with eBooks on EBSCOhost, it must be compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. See a complete listing of the compatible devices HERE. (Please note: not all e-books are available for download.)

Here are a few recent additions to the EBSCOhost e-book collections, click on the book cover to access the title:

Blowout in the Gulf Local Models for Spatial AnalysisPrudent Practoces in the LaboratoryRoutledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics

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New Major Reference Works From Elsevier Now Available

scienceDirect

Columbia now subscribes to several new major reference works from Elsevier.
Recent additions to Columbia’s collections include:

 

Comprehensive Chemometrics

Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering

Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology

 
 
 
 
 
 
These and many other reference works as well as e-books and journals are available on the ScienceDirect platform.
All titles are also available through searches in CLIO.
 

 

New NetBase Databases Added

CRCNetBase

Columbia University Library now subscribes to 2 additional CRCnetBASE databases:

PHYSICSnetBASE: Online, full-text handbooks covering topics such as: applied and industrial physics, applied mechanics and fluid dynamics, astronomy & astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, chemical physics, condensed matter and material science, geophysics, lasers, optics and optoelectronics, mathematical and computational physics, medical physics, mesoscale physics, nonlinear physics, nuclear and high energy physics, plasma physics, quantum physics and statistical physics and thermodynamics.
AND
ERGONOMICSnetBASE: Searchable database providing information involving all aspects of human productivity and comfort. Categories include cognitive engineering and decision, communications, human performance modeling, product design, safety, and work design.

These join the other NetBase databases we already subscribe to including:
CHEMLIBnetBASE
ENVIROnetBASE
ENGnetBASE
ITknowledgeBASE
MATERIALSnetBASE
MATHnetBASE
NANOnetBASE
POLYMERSnetBASE
STATSnetBASE
WATERnetBASE

The e-book titles in these collections are searchable in CLIO, the Library’s online catalog, or directly though the NetBase platform accessible through the links above.

Biodiversity Heritage Library: digital collection

BDL

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of 12 natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). BHL content may be freely viewed through the online reader or downloaded in part or as a complete work in PDF, OCR text, or JPG2000 file formats. For help with downloading content, please see their Tutorials page

Now Available online:
46,601 titles
90,409 volumes
33,679,017 pages
Texts with information on more than 1,060,000 scientifically identified species.
Recent additions    RSS

The published literature on biological diversity has limited global distribution; much of it is available in only a few select libraries in the developed world. These collections are of exceptional value because the domain of systematic biology depends more than any other science-upon historic literature.

Because of the BHL success in digitizing a significant mass of biodiversity literature, the scientific documentation of the study of living organisms since the time of Linnaeus has become easily accessible. The BHL Portal allows users to search the entire corpus by multiple access points, read the texts online, or download selected pages or volumes as pdfs. Because of its commitment to true open access users are able to harvest source data files for research purposes. Using taxonomic intelligence services, researchers can bring together publications about even very rare species and find links to such services as the Encyclopedia of Life. BHL provides a range of tools for services and APIs that are openly available to users. Many of the texts digitized by the BHL have until now only been held in a few European or North American libraries.

SpringerLink Platform + E-Books

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SpringerLink recently enhanced it platform and on the new platform you will find: 
  • Related documents for every article or eBook chapter
  • PDF Preview for eBook chapters
  • Enhanced browsing features
  • View abstracts without leaving search results
  • Improved search functionality – including searching by citation
  • Easy filters for Online First and Open Access articles

The Library has also recently acquired the Springer E-Book collections for the years 2005-2010.  We now have access to thousands of additional electronic books, reference works, and book series in many subject areas.

Content is available on the SpringerLink platform directly though the following link: http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?APU3478

Springer book records will being showing up in CLIO, the Library’s catalog on a continuing basis, as soon as new materials are added to the collection.

Springer E-Books and “My Copy”

 The Library has acquired the Springer E-Book collections for the years 2005, 2009, and 2010.  We now have access to thousands of additional electronic books, reference works, and book series in many subject areas.

The purchase of these collections also allow Columbia Faculty , staff and students the ability to purchase their own copy of thousands of Springer books for $24.95 each. 
A little about  "My Copy":
  • $24.95 includes shipping and handling
  • pay with a credit card or Pay Pal
  • Black and White pages only (no color)
  • softcover
  • expected delivery time is usually 8-11 days
  • available for most books under 832 pages in length

For an example of a title available for purchase see: Bioclimatology and Biogeography of Africa

And for more information about  "My Copy" see:  http://www.springerlink.com/content/rnv944/mycopy/

Content is available on the SpringerLink platform directly though the following link: http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?APU3478

Springer book records will being showing up in CLIO, the Library’s catalog on a continuing basis, as soon as new materials are added to the collection.