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Publications of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and many publications of regional geological surveys. You can search from the home page or browse content from over 40 publishers and societies.

Peer-reviewed e-books developed from ACS technical divisions symposia from 1974 through the present.

Approximately 325 e-books from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Also 496 proceedings, 81 standards and 36 journals.

  • 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 96th edition (Internet version 2015-2016) 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 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.

This resource offers a single point of access to millions of items including photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA's collections by timeline, map, format, and topic.

  • Ebrary  (moving to new platform/name called eBook Central)

UC Libraries has online access to over 7,000 Ebrary e-book titles in engineering, science, and technology.

EBSCOhost Ebook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) is a library of electronic books (e-books) on many academic subjects, including over 1,600 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.

Approximately 1,100 e-book titles published beginning in 2006, on Earth Sciences, Engineering Geology, Geology, and Geophysics.

Search the latest index of the world's books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free. 

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. The repository has over 10 million digitized books of which 27% (2.64 million) are in the public domain. Access and Use information

An Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) e-book collection sub-set on construction materials, the collection totals approximately 136 e-books.

There are over 600 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

From the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this collection of approximately 460 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-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.

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form that provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.

A collection from IOP of approximately 118 books on physics related topics.

Knovel provides access to 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.  Subject areas included as of 2016 are: Aerospace & Radar Technology; Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology; Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering & Construction Materials; Earth Sciences; Electronics & Semiconductors; Environment & Environmental Engineering; Food Science; General Engineering & Project Administration; Industrial Engineering & Operations Management; Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering; Metals & Metallurgy; Plastics & Rubbers; Safety & Industrial Hygiene; Sustainable Energy & Development; and Transportation Engineering. At the end of October 2016, the University of Cincinnati had online access to approximately 4,000 books on the Knovel platform. Watch the My Knovel Video to learn how to set up your personalized account.

The MIT Press online book collection consists of over 476 MIT Press titles publised from 1943 through 2013. Broad subjects covered are Bioengineering; Communication, Networking and Broadcasting; Components, Circuits, Devices and Systems; Computing & Processing; Engineered Materials, Dielectrics and Plasmas; Engineering  Profession; Fields, Waves and Electromagnetics; General Topics for Engineers; Geoscience; and Power Energy and Industry Applications; Robotics and Control Systems. The MIT Press ebook collection is hosted on IEEE Xplore  platform.

Momentum Press (an electronic publishing partner of ASME) offers digital content for faculty, researchers and students seeking top-quality engineering resources in sensors and controls engineering, civil and structural engineering, applied mechanics, advanced energy engineering, and materials science and engineering, and advanced energy technologies. As of January 2016, the Momentum Press collection consists of 56 titles.

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. More than 4,000 titles are available in the NAP collection. 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. In 2016, many publications from the Transportation Research Board (TRB) were made available on the NAP site.

Offers thousands of scholarly and reference e-books covering the engineering, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

Mostly general (non-engineering) type reference books.

A listing of sites that offer free access to textbooks in various subject areas, including engineering and computer science.

Approximately 240 Biology titles from Oxford University Press.

Approximately 105 Mathematics titles from Oxford University Press.

Approximately 320 Physics titles from Oxford University Press.

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 1743 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 (Elsevier)

The Referex (Elsevier) Engineering collection of over 2,100 engineering, science, and information technology books has been merged into the ScienceDirect (Elsevier) e-book collection. Most Referex links have redirects that should go to the ScienceDirect platform.

Electronic books in computer science, information technology, and related fields from various publishers. As of February 2016, the Safari titles in our subscription totaled over 31,000.

As of February 2016, the Elsevier ScienceDirect searchable ebook collection includes 7,100 books covering the years 1995-2016.  Seven subject categories are included in the collection, some reference titles, plus many book series.  The seven subject areas are: Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Science, and Materials Science.

As of October 2016, the SPIE ebook collection contains over 265 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; overlaps with many titles in the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (EBC)) 

As of January 2016, over 58,000 online books and conferences are available covering Computer Science, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, and Physical Sciences.

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. As of January 2016, there are approximately 590 Synthesis e-book titles available in the UC Library collection.

An agreement between OhioLINK and Wiley provides e-access to Wiley books with print publication dates of 2012-2016. As of February 2016, over 4,000 Wiley e-books were available on topics in engineering, the sciences, and technology.

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