Books Online (e-books)
(Many books available online are linked by title in the UC Library Catalog)
- Bookshelf (National Center for Biotechnology Information)
Bookshelf is a collection of biomedical books that the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is adapting for the web in collaboration with authors and publishers.
An index to more than 25,000 English language books. All should be free for personal, non-commercial use.
The 91th edition (Internet version 2010-2011) contains updated and revised data on approximately 11,000 inorganic and organic chemical compounds, as well as critical constant tables for 858 fluids. The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics can be found in the CHEMnetBASE database.
- CRCnetBASE (The individual netbases have now merged into one database called CRCnetBASE with the exception of CHEMnetBASE and POLYMERnetBASE. )
CRCnetBASE provides full text access to over 5,800 engineering, science, medical, and information technology reference books from Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, Chapman and Hall, Lewis Publishers, Marcel Dekker, and Taylor and Francis. Subject databases: CHEMnetBASE and POLYMERSnetBASE. New books are added monthly.
- Credo Reference (formerly XReferplus)
Credo Reference is an online reference library that provides you with access to a selection of approximately 551 reference books from over 70 publishers. Credo Reference includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law, including science and technology. Find out about the titles in Credo Reference.
UC Libraries has online access to over 4,000 Ebrary e-book titles in business, engineering, science, and technology.
EBSCOhost Ebook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) is a library of electronic books (e-books) on many academic subjects, including over 1,200 engineering titles. The collection includes thousands of titles purchased by OhioLINK, plus thousands of public-domain e-books. Users can preview an e-book online, peruse a page, read each page in depth, jump to specific chapters or pages, or use links in the Table of Content or Index to go directly to specific chapters of interest. Users can also download and read e-books on their personal computers. Every word in every book is searchable.
The OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center is a free online database of master' theses and doctoral dissertations from graduate students in participating Ohio colleges and universities.
There are over 550 ebook titles published by IEEE in this collection. Over 75% of the titles in the collection are for books published since 2000. Numerous subject areas are covered including, bioengineering, communications, computer engineering, electrical engineering, energy, geoscience, photonics, physics, and robotics. The ebook collection can be accessed through the IEEExplore database
- IET e-Books (NEW)
From the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this collection of over 300 e-books covers topics in the areas of Circuits, Devices and Systems; Control Engineering; Electrical Technology; Electromagnetic Waves; History of Technology; Manufacturing; Management of Technology; Power and Energy; Professional Applications of Computing; Radar, Sonar, Navigation and Avionics; Renewable Energy; and Telecommunications.
- InfoSci E-books (IGI)
InfoSci-Books includes over 1,700 full-text books and proceedings on the following topics: IT management, end user computing, data mining, knowledge management, e-commerce, multimedia databases, telecommunications, and distance learning in the following areas: Business Management; Computer Science; Education Technologies; Electronic Commerce; Environmental IS; Healthcare Information Systems; Information Systems; Library Science; Multimedia Information Systems; Public Information Systems; Social Science and Technologies. Coverage starts in 2000.
Provides leading science and engineering books, conferences, and databases embedded with productivity tools in one online service. The Knovel product provides the ability to interact with the data, deep searchability, valuable subject collections through aggregation, and continuing expanding content. At the end of August 2009, the University of Cincinnati had online access to approximately 1,950 books in the Knovel collection. Watch the My Knovel Video to learn how to set up your personalized account.
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. NAP publishes over 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 NAP are unique in that they attract the nation's leading experts in every field to serve on their blue ribbon panels and committees. For definitive information on everything from space science to animal nutrition, you have come to the right place.
- NetLibrary (now EBSCOhost Ebook Collection)
Offers thousands of scholarly and reference e-books covering the engineering, humanities, sciences and social sciences.
Contains full text books including dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesaurus, and almanac.
Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. All e-books in the Project Gutenberg collection are free in the United States because the copyright has expired.
Dissertations from 1861 to the present with full-text to UC Ph.D. dissertations from 1955 to the present and for other institutions from 1997 to the present.
Referex Engineering is a searchable collection of over 1,900 engineering, science, and information technology books in six distinct collections:
Chemical, Petrochemical and Process Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Security and Networking
Electronic books in computer science, information technology, and related fields.
As of April 2011, the Elsevier ScienceDirect searchable ebook collection includes 2,647 books covering the years 1995-2010. Seven subject categories are included in the collection. The seven subject areas are: Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Science, and Materials Science.
As of early 2012, the SPIE ebook collection contains over 150 books on subjects such as: Astronomy and Astronomical Optics, Biomedical Optics and Medical Imaging, Communication and Information Technologies, Defense and Industrial Sensing, Electronic Imaging and Processing, Micro- and Nano- Technologies, and Optics and Electro-Optics.
- SpringerLink (e-books from Springer on the publisher's website)
- Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science (Morgan & Claypool)
SYNTHESIS is an innovative information service for the research, development and educational communities in engineering and computer science. It combines authoritative content with advanced digital delivery to create a product that is substantially more useful than traditional print and digital publications.
Content, Structure, and Scope
The basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by a prominent contributor to the field. We call these Lectures and believe that they offer unique value to the reader by providing more synthesis, analysis, and depth than typical research journal articles. They are also more modular and dynamic than traditional print or digital handbooks, such as collected volumes and monographs. We believe that they are ideal entry points to new areas for researchers, advanced developer s, and students.
SYNTHESIS is organized by series, each managed by a prominent consulting editor. The series editor oversees lecture topic and author selection as well as peer review to assure quality. SYNTHESIS launched in 2005.
A variety of electronic reference resources.
An open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit.
- Wiley Online Library (NEW)
An agreement between OhioLINK libraries and Wiley will provide online access to Wiley books with print publication dates of 2012, 2013, and 2014.
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