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E-book Resources for HINARI Users(module 7.5)


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MODULE 7.5E-book Resources for HINARI Users

  • Instructions - This part of the:

  • course is a PowerPoint demonstration intended to introduce you to E-book Resources

  • module is off-line and is intended as an information resource for reference use.


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Table of Contents

  • Definition & capability

  • Oxford Textbook of Medicine

  • American Psychiatric Press Publishing

  • CAB e-Books

  • Internet Resources (a sampling of gateways)

    • FreeBooks4Doctors.com

    • Hesperian Online Library

    • FreeBookCentre.net

    • Who Health Topics: Publications

    • BookShelf (MY NCBI)

    • Merck Manuals: Online Medical Library


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Definition: E-book

A book that has been digitized and is available online. Because e-books usually exist in print and online versions, they are different from websites. The content in e-books has gone through an editorial process that helps to establish and verify its information.

Glossary of Research Terms. Southwestern Oregon Community College, July 23 2009 (accessed August 24, 2010).


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E-book Capabilities

An electronic book is typically delivered over a computer network.  E-book capabilities vary by vendor, but most offer hyperlink navigation and keyword searching within the text. Printing and downloading functions are usually available, but are restricted to protect copyrights.

Library and Information Technology Glossary. University of North Texas Health Science Center Library. May 12, 2010 (Accessed August 24, 2010)


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Access to the HINARI E-books is via the Reference Sources drop down menu. We begin the overview of these resources by opening the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th edition (2010).

Note that the other E-book Internet sites discussed in this module do not require HINARI login.


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The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is one of the foremost international textbooks of internal medicine. It provides practical guidance on the clinical management and prevention of disease, with in-depth coverage of the traditional specialty areas. The initial page contains an ‘expandable’ table of contents that details the contents of each topic.


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We have expanded the Contents for chapters 7 (Infection) and 8 (Sexually Transmitted Diseases).

Note that, for most chapters, you can get a summary [Essentials] and view the graphics separately [Browse Figures].


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We have displayed the Essentials of Chapter 8.1 – Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections. You can click on the [Full Text] link for the complete text of this sub-chapter.


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We have displayed the graphics separately by clicking on the [Browse Figures] option.


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In this final Oxford Textbook of Medicine slide, we have clicked on the Save option from the web browser. You can save the information as a single html file to the computer’s C drive, a flash drive or a CD. To view it, you must use your web browser.


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Via the Reference Sources drop down menu, we have opened the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 5th edition (2008), one of twelve psychiatry related E-books available from this publisher.

Note that the chapters also have the Download PowerPoint Slideshow option. This format would be useful for presentations and lectures.


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We have displayed Chapter 3.The Role of Psychiatric Measures in Assessment and Treatment.

Note that you can access the sections of this chapter by clicking on the links in the left-column frame.


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We have displayed the Clinical Decision Tree, Chapter 3.

Note the options to Email a link, Bookmark This and either Print Section or Print Chapter. You also can save the specific text as an html document.


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Other American Psychiatric Publishing E-books

  • Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry

  • Textbook of Psychopharmacology

  • Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment

  • Dulcan’s Textbook of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

  • DSM-IV Casebook


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  • Gabbard’s Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

  • Helping Parents, Youth and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems

  • Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology

  • Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatment

  • What Your Patient Needs to Know About Psychiatric Medications

    Remember – to access the American Psychiatric Publishing’s e-books, you must login to HINARI and go to the Reference Sources drop down menu.


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Using the Reference Sources drop down menu, we have accessed Applied Mycology, an E-book published by CABI, a not-for profit science based development and information organization.

This is one example from the 21 titles in the human health and nutrition sub-set of CAB eBooks available via HINARI. These titles include Home Parenteral Nutrition, Integrated Food Safety and Public Health, and Parasitic Flatworms.

Note: these are large PDF files that are slow to download. You can choose to download an individual chapter which would be a considerably faster option.


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We have opened the initial page of Applied Mycology. It is a PDF file that allows you to print all or part of the material.


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From the page with the link to Applied Mycology, we have clicked on the listing for Human, Health, Food & Nutrition. This page gives you a listing of the CAB E-books in this broad subject category and links to the full-text for those available to HINARI users.

Reminder – access the CAB E-books from the Reference Sources drop down menu.


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We now view some Internet-based sources of E-books besides those available from HINARI. Using the Internet Addresses (url) at the top of the slides, you will have access to these free E-books.

The initial site is a gateway titled FreeBooks4Doctors! that links to 365 health–related E-Books. This site can be accessed from the HINARI Other Free Collections drop down menu.


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This slide lists the Infectious Diseases E-books from the gateway.

You can access the titles by topic, impact factor, stars (rating system), language and year. The site notes which titles are PDF files.

To access the full-text books, you will be redirected from the MedicalBooks4Doctors gateway to the website of the specific resource.


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We have opened two books from the Infectious Diseases listing in FreeBooks4Doctors!. The first is the ABC Guide from Johns Hopkins University (USA). This E-book is organized as a website with numerous hypertext links from the initial page.

Note the url at the top of the slide.


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The 2nd example from FreeBooks4Doctors is a Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) E-book titledEpidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases.

From the links in the table of contents, you could open PDF files of specific chapters. This E-books replicates the format of a print book. Note that the page does have links to related resources from the CDC website.


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Another excellent source of E-books for health practitioners in low-income countries is the Hesperian Online Library.

Note the list English titles for download (as PDF files). This site can be accessed from the url at the top of the slide.


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Another useful gateway is the FreeBookCentre.Net We have opened the Medical Books category. Note that these links are organized by broad subject category plus there is a keyword Search engine.


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This slide contains a list of infectious diseases Books that are free on the Internet. Note that the [Language] is listed.


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Another good resource for E-books is the World Health Organization’s Health topics A-Z list. By clicking on one of the links to a specific topic, you will be redirected to a page that includes WHO publications in multiple formats including E-books.

Once again, this is accessible from the URL at the top of the slide and you do not need to be logged into HINARI to access these resources.


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We have opened the Infectious Diseases page from the WHO Health Topics subject listing. Note that there are links to various WHO documents including E-books under the Publications sub-heading.


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The National Center for Biotechnology Information(USA) also has a gateway titled Bookshelf. This has links to all the biomedical E-book publications by the NLM. Access is via an A-Z Book List.


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The last set of E-books is the MERCK MANUALS Online Medical Library, the electronic version of the print Merck Manuals. Access (keyword search, a detailed index, sections and symptoms) to all these resources is from this index webpage.


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We have accessed the Infections Diseases section which contains a detailed directory to information on this topic.


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The Dengue page contains information on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of this disease.

This Online Medical Library functions as a website with hypertext links. For the information on each specific topic, you have the options to Print, Email or PDA download.

This is the end of Module 7.5.

There is a workbook to accompany this module. The workbook will take you through a live session covering the topics included in this demonstration with working examples.

Updated 2010 08


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