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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


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