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owned by Stanford.
e-Books & e-Series
Please note that most commercially distributed e-book and e-text collections are
licensed for the non-profit educational use of the Stanford community, and access to
them is restricted. Their use is governed by copyright law and individual license
agreements. Systematic downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions
of licensed information is prohibited.
Key e-Book Sites
- Biography Resource Center and the Complete Marquis Who’s Who
- A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people throughout
history and around the world. It combines biographies from 70 Gale Group publications, the complete
Marquis Who’s who, Merriam-Webster’s collegiate and biographical dictionaries, and
full-text articles from over 250 periodicals.
- Books 24x7
- More than 7,250 books (as of January 2009) on computing and information technology from nearly 150 publishers.
- CRC Press’ engineering handbook collections online, including CivilEngineeringnetBASE,
ElectricalEngineeringnetBASE, ENGnetBASE, MechanicalEngineeringnetBASE, NANOnetBASE, and
- ebrary for Libraries
- 34,131 Titles Available for Stanford Users
Full-text searching and retrieval of over 34,000 titles in various disciplines.
Special ebrary browser plug-in required.
Stanford’s subscription allows printing and copying from ebrary at no
charge, although some titles have restrictions on the number of pages that
may be printed or copied.
- Elsevier ScienceDirect Books
- More than 6,000 reference works, handbooks, monographs, and series, primarily in the
sciences (including some social science titles).
- 93 titles as of 1/29/08
Now featuring our bestselling handbooks and references, ENGnetBASE continues to
provide all fields of engineering with access to essential formulas, updated codes,
and late-breaking developments that are shaping the field.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Includes the full-text to: Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary;
American Men and Women of Science; Complete Dictionary of Scientific
Biography; and How Products are Made.
- An online collection of scanned images, books and journals offered by the Bibliotheque
Nationale de France, primarily from the 19th century.
- Google Books
- Book Search works just like web search. Depending on copyright status and publisher
permissions, you may be able to view a preview or the full text. Reference pages for
books include links to book reviews, web references, maps and more. Currently, Google
is connecting readers with books in two ways: the Partner Program and the Library
Project (Stanford is a participant).
- Knovel Library
- 1,460 Titles Available for Stanford Users
Knovel Library combines essential and authoritative reference books and
databases from more than 30 Sci-Tech publishers and professional societies
including, McGraw Hill, John Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, and American
Institute of Chemical Engineers. Using Advanced Search feature, it is possible
to search numeric ranges for physical properties. It is also possible to sort,
filter and export data from “live tables”, resolve equations and
plot graphs, capture values from existing graphs and perform “what
if” experiments on the data.
- 14,916 Titles Available for Stanford Users
As of early January 2008, MyiLibrary includes the full-text for 14,916 books
for Stanford users. Here’s breakdown of titles by publisher: Cambridge
University Press (3,037 titles), Elsevier Science & Technology (3,009 titles),
Oxford University Press (2,168 titles), and Springer (6,702 titles).
- 53 titles as as 1/29/08
One of the world’s premier online collection of nanoscience and nanotechnology
references. Bringing together leading experts from the most prestigious and cutting-edge
academic, industrial, and government institutions, it offers researchers, students, and
professionals the most authoritative and convenient source available for both
introductory and specialized information.
- The National Academies Press
- Read more than 3,700 books online FREE! More than 1900 PDFs now available for sale.
The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish
the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of
Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating
under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more
than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health,
capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.
The institutions represented by the NAP are unique in that they attract the
nation’s leading experts in every field to serve on their award-winning panels
and committees. This is the right place for definitive information on everything from
space science to animal nutrition.
- NCBI Bookshelf
- The Bookshelf is a growing collection of biomedical books that can be searched directly.
The first book to be made available at NCBI was Molecular Biology of the Cell,
3rd edn, by Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and James
D. Watson, published by Garland Publishing, Inc. Molecular Biology of the Cell
is one of the most widely used undergraduate textbooks in molecular and cell biology.
- Online Books Page
- Search or browse over 14,000 listings in a wide variety of subjects.
- Oxford Reference Online — Premium
- Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from
one of the world’s biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable
resource. The Premium Collection offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable
dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford
University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from
titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series.
- Oxford Scholarship Online
- More than 2,250 monographs (as of January 2009) from Oxford University Press in
many subjects across the humanities and the social, natural and physical sciences.
- Safari Tech Books
- O’Reilly publications on technology, numbering more than 6,600 titles as of January
2009. Stanford’s subscription allows for 7 simultaneous users, so please log out of
Safari when you’re done.
- This collection includes 4,570 e-books (January 2009) covering scientific and technical
information, including handbooks and single-volume reference sources.
- Springer Protocols
- Springer Protocols is the largest subscription-based electronic database of reproducible
laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. Compiling protocols from Humana’s
successful book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular
Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and
Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a vast number of Laboratory
Handbooks, such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook,
and the Springer Laboratory Manuals, Springer Protocols offers researchers access
to nearly thirty years worth of time tested, easily reproducible, step-by-step protocols for
immediate use in their lab.
- Includes books, journals, protocols and reference materials, in all subject areas, from
Springer. As of January 2009, includes nearly 30,000 e-books in more than 1,000 series.
- SpringerMaterials (Landolt-Börnstein)
- Landolt-Börnstein, the largest compilation of data in physics and chemistry,
celebrated its 125th birthday on 29 September 2008. The reference work was published
by the physicist Hans Landolt and the chemist Richard Börnstein in 1883; in the
New Series, it now comprises more than 360 printed volumes and over 55,000 electronic
documents for engineers and scientists.
- Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science
- Stanford has a campus-wide site license to the Synthesis Digital Library.
Synthesis is an innovative information service for the research, development,
and educational community in engineering and computer science.
The basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page “Lecture”; a
self-contained electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development
topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field. We believe that they offer
unique value to the reader by providing more analysis and depth than the typical
research journal article. They are also more dynamic and convenient than traditional
print or digital handbooks, contributed volumes, and monographs.
The library and its lectures are organized by series. Each series is managed by a
prominent consulting editor. The series editor guides lecture topic and author
selection as well as peer review. New series and lectures will be added continuously
and existing lectures will be revised as needed. This will make the collection dynamic
in a way that has not been achieved with traditional reference or educational
The Synthesis platform provides the user with access to content in PDF with live
links to references and sophisticated search and personalization functions.
- Thieme Electronic Book Library — Atlas & Textbook Series
- This collection provides a resource for learning, review, and research in medicine
and the life sciences. It systematically covers every course in the medical school
curriculum and includes basic science volumes of interdisciplinary interest. Packed
with illustrations, titles have been used for more than 40 years by medical students
and professionals alike, with over 20 million copies sold worldwide. The innovative
electronic version retains the outstanding educational utility of the print books,
but incorporates powerful search functions to allow easy pinpointing of topics.
Online access to monographic series is restricted to the Stanford community.
- Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology (v. 1, 1971)–
- Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry (v. 55, 2000)–
- Advances in Catalysis (v. 45, 2000)–
- Advances in Chemical Engineering (v. 26, 2001)–
- Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry (v. 76, 2000)–
- Advances in Inorganic Chemistry (v. 50, 2000)–
- Advances in Organometallic Chemistry (v. 46, 2000)–
- Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry (v. 35, 2000)–
- Advances in Polymer Science (v. 1, 1958)–
- Advances in Protein Chemistry (v. 55, 2001)–
- Advances in Quantum Chemistry (v. 37, 2000)–
- Alkaloids: Chemistry and Biology (v. 54, 2000)–
- Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry (v. 1, 2005)–
- Annual Reports in Medicinal Chemistry (v. 35, 2000)–
- Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy (v. 41, 2000)–
- Biotechnology Annual Review (v. 5, 2000)–
- Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry (v. 28, 1991)–
- Current Protocols Online
- Knovel Sci-Tech Reference Books
- Molecular Sieves: Science and Technology
- New Comprehensive Biochemistry (v. 35, 2002)–
- Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science (v. 73, 1987)–
- Progress in Medicinal Chemistry (v. 41, 2003)–
- Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology (v. 64, 2000)–
- Progress in the Chemistry of Natural Organic Products (v. 88, 2007)–
- Springer Handbook of Enzymes (v. 25, 29; 2006)–
- Springer Series in Chemical Physics (v. 78, 2005)–
- Stanford dissertations (PDF, 1989-present)
- Structure and Bonding (v. 8, 1970)–
- Topics in Current Chemistry (v. 1, 1949)–
- Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry (v. 1, 2006)–
- Topics in Medicinal Chemistry (v. 1, 2006)–
- Topics in Organometallic Chemistry (v. 1, 1998)–
- more e-Books in Science and Engineering
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