eBook Collections for Science and Engineering
Subscription eBook Collections (BU only)
AIP Conference Proceedings American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings report findings presented at many of the most important scientific meetings around the world. Published proceedings are valuable as topical status reports providing quick access to information before it appears in the traditional journal literature. Online access is from 2000 to the present.
Birds of North America Comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North American birds including image and video galleries and bird call recordings.
CogNet (MIT Press) 30 eBooks for research in brain and cognitive science
ENGnetBASE Contains 1600+ engineering handbooks from CRC Press. New titles are continually being added.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7,000+ books related to developments in computer science and information technology are included in this series. The BU subscription provides online access to books published from volume 1, 1973 to the present. Many of the publications are conference proceedings.
Lecture Notes in Mathematics This series reports on new developments in all areas of mathematics and their applications. Includes research monographs and lectures. Online access is from 1997 to the present.
Merck Manual – Second Home Edition In every day language, this comprehensive medical directory explains disorders, symptoms, diagnoses, prevention, treatment and prognoses. The web edition is continuously updated to ensure that the information is as up-to-date as possible.
Safari Tech Books Online Contains several thousand computer-related books. Click on Library for access to the 172 books in the BU subscription.
SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) eBooks 400 applied mathematics and computational science ebooks.
SourceOECD Full-text of books, working papers, and other publications from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Stat!Ref Provides the full-text of a number of medical reference books, including the DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). Choose Table of Contents to see list of books.
Who’s Who in the Twentieth Century This authoritative reference book provides biographies of men and women from different countries and cultures who have contributed to the thought as well as the action of the twentieth century.
World Encyclopedia This encyclopedia features concise entries providing essential information on a range of subjects, including world affairs, science and technology, the arts, modern and ancient history, religion, sports, and popular culture.
World Maps Over 475 locator, physical and political maps.
Open Access eBook Collections
Google Book Search Searches the text of thousands of books but the full-text is only available if it is out of copyright (before 1923) or if the copyright holder has given permission. Limited previews may also be available.
Internet Archive:Texts Displays over 270,000 items, most of them published before 1923. Materials have been contributed by American and Canadian libraries.
Mathematical Books (American Mathematical Society)Mathematics books, conference proceedings and book collections online.
National Academy of Sciences. Biographical Memoirs. Biographies of America’s most distinguished scientists beginning in 1877.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) eBook Collection Authoritative collection of Biology and Biomedical books.
Project Gutenberg Over 20,000 books available for free. Has links to Gutenberg sites in other countries that also provide free online books.