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Access Full Text Life Science and Healthcare Texts Using A New NCBI Bookshelf Homepage

Access Full Text Life Science and Healthcare Texts Using A New NCBI Bookshelf Homepage

The NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) has released a new version of their “Bookshelf” homepage.

Bookshelf provides free access to over 700 texts in life science and healthcare. One of many NCBI resources,Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.

The 700+ texts include biomedical textbooks, other scientific titles, some genetic resources, such as Gene Review, and NCBI help manuals.

The search box includes options for Limits (as subject area, resource type) and an Advanced Search Option (as author, publisher, year).
Alternatively one can browse Browse Titles . Browsing results (one or two titles) can be used to create and modify a personal table of titles from one, two, or three columns/facets.
The columns include:

+ Types of books

+ Subjects

+ Publishers

One can learn more by taking a look at this tutorial about browsing the Bookshelf.Other tutorials cover search, searching “inside” a book, using limits, and advanced search. Links to all tutorials can be found on this page.

January 28, 2011 - Posted by | Finding Aids/Directories, Librarian Resources, Professional Health Care Resources | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Hello Franz,

    Thank you for alerting me to
    I went to this URL.
    To be honest, it was difficult for me to understand how this can be used to find free full text links as quickly and easily as those that are
    on my post. I went through all the links at…and am very puzzled as how to find the free full text. The Google results there didn’t seem to yield what I expected.
    Please help me to understand this site better and how it yields quality relevant results with relatively quick, simple, and efficient searches.
    Thank you for any reply.
    I hope you understand that I do my best to only post items that I understand, especially those Web sites that aim to find/located articles and information resources.



    Comment by Janice Flahiff | February 3, 2011 | Reply

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