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Friday, December 03, 2004

Hard to Curl Up on the Couch With One, But...

Have you read any good e-books lately? The library currently subscribes to over 30,000 electronic titles. Keyword searching makes an e-book a very valuable research tool. These books appear in the library's online catalog--simply click on the Web Link in the catalog record to view and search titles. Ebrary books require the download of a special reader; Netlibrary books cannot be read off-campus without first establishing a personal account on campus.

Another important subscription collection for computer science and communication majors (and interested others, of course) is Safari Tech Books Online. Nursing and health majors will benefit from the online collection in STAT!Ref. Both of these collections are available from the library's Journal Articles and Databases page.

In addition, a large number of freely available digital collections are listed here... How about a little Digital Pittsburgh, over 400 books from the 19th and 20th century dealing with western Pennsylvania history and culture? Religious Resources contains several full-text editions of the Bible, the Koran, and the Book of Mormon... Or perhaps you would enjoy the Hive and Honeybee collection from Cornell, full-text e-books on beekeeping?

If your appetite for e-books is still unsated, Dr. Ramona Nelson sends us a link to a new Australian collection.


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