APRIL 24, 2012

New e-Books in the Library

New e-Books in the Library

CityU’s catalog now includes more than 3,510 high- quality e-books and reports issued by the nation’s leading experts from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, and published by the National Academies Press (NAP).

All of the National Academies PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book. You can download the books within minutes using Adobe Reader or Mac Preview, as a guest or by creating an NAP account. Most books are fully searchable. Readers may choose to read HTML text or view a scanned page image.

While the copy you download is meant for personal use only, and cannot be distributed, copied or posted without permission from the NAP, you may immediately share the link with others by copying the book’s unique URL, by choosing a tool under the “Share” icon, or via social networks such as Facebook or Twitter.

There are many NAP titles of interest- here are some examples of recently published works:

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education.
Communicating Science and Engineering Data in the Information Age
Certifiably Sustainable?:The Role of Third-Party Certification Systems: Report of a Workshop

Here’s another example of a free, searchable e-book on depression in families with children. depression-parents-childrenAfter clicking the “Read Online” button on the NAP website, you can enter a search term such as “medication” in the search box, or download the PDF to read offline.

You can find this and other NAP e-books by doing a search in the library’s CatalogPlus from our website, library.cityu.edu.


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