Monday, June 6, 2011

Free Downloads from the National Academies Press Website
The National Academies Press has announced that all of the PDF versions of the more than 200 books it publishes annually will now be available online for free download.

According to the June 2 press release, "The National Academies—National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council—are committed to distributing their reports to as wide an audience as possible."

This represents a backlog of more than 4,000 PDF eBooks in the fields of science, medicine, and engineering. Special categories include:
  • Agriculture

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • Biography and Autobiography

  • Biology and Life Sciences

  • Computers and Information Technology

  • Conflict and Security Issues

  • Earth Sciences

  • Education

  • Energy and Energy Conservation

  • Engineering and Technology

  • Environment and Environmental Studies

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health and Medicine

  • Industry and Labor

  • Math, Chemistry and Physics

  • Policy for Science and Technology

  • Space and Aeronautics

  • Transportation and Infrastructure

  • So, let the downloading begin!

    Thursday, June 2, 2011

    EBSCOhost and WilsonWeb Announce Merger

    EBSCOhost and WilsonWeb
    Database providers EBSCOhost and WilsonWeb have announced a merger of their two services, which will operate under the EBSCOhost banner.  The migration of resources is anticipated to be complete by December 2011.  EBSCOhost announced the acquisition of the eBook company, netLibrary, in May 2010. Look for changes in the search selections and interfaces in the coming months, along with blog posts to help you through the change process.