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

Concise Medical Dictionary, 7th edition

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

A Dictionary of Astronomy

A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, 2nd edition

A Dictionary of Biology, 6th edition

A Dictionary of Ecology, 3rd edition

A Dictionary of Genetics, 7th edition

A Dictionary of Physics

A Dictionary of Plant Sciences, 2nd edition

A Dictionary of Weather

A Dictionary of Weights, Measures and Units

A Dictionary of Zoology, 3rd edition

Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment

Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Underwater Life

Encyclopedia of Virology, 3rd edition

ENGnetBASE Contains 1600+  engineering handbooks from CRC Press. New titles are continually being added.

Evolution of Nervous Systems


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.

New Encyclopedia of Birds

Oxford Companion to Global Change

Oxford Companion to the Body

Oxford Companion to Cosmology

Oxford Companion to the Garden

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2nd edition

Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine, 3rd edition

Safari Tech Books Online Contains several thousand computer-related books. Click on Library for access to the 172 books in the BU subscription.

The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference

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.

Note: Including more than 1,200 entries, from 600 of the world’s leading experts in the field. Covers basic concepts, methodologies, and applications in clinical trials. Topics include: overview and basic statistical concepts; design and analysis of clinical trials; and methodologies and issues for clinical data analysis.

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.

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