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Books not at Stanford

Here are options for Stanford students, faculty, and staff to get books needed for research that are not owned by Stanford.

e-Books & e-Series

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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 TELECOMMUNICATIONSnetBASE.
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 products.

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.

Monographic Series

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