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SPH Library Resources for the Electronic Environment- Pt. 4 Access to Online Books Summer Institute-- July 18, 2002 Updated 7/31/2003 Helena VonVille Topics Pt 1: Basic database information Pt 2:Locating FT of journal articles Pt 3: Creating links to e-articles

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SPH Library Resources for the Electronic Environment- Pt. 4Access to Online Books

Summer Institute-- July 18, 2002

Updated 7/31/2003

Helena VonVille


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Topics

  • Pt 1: Basic database information

  • Pt 2:Locating FT of journal articles

  • Pt 3: Creating links to e-articles

  • Pt 4: Access to Online books

  • Pt 5: Creating Bibliographies


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Online Books

  • Thousands of e-books available

  • Best collections from:

    • NetLibrary

    • National Academy Press

  • Rule of Thumb: E-books are ugly to read online

    • But at least we have them


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Ways to locate online booksWeb page for Online Books

  • The Library has a special Web page to help you locate e-books

  • Has both databases

    and some book

    individual titles

http://www.sph.uth.tmc.edu/library/booksdatabases.htm


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Ways to locate online booksWeb page for Online Books


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Ways to locate online booksNetLibrary

  • Has more than 17,000 titles from highly reputable publishers: Cold Spring Harbor, Kluwer, Wiley, MIT Press, & Taylor and Francis, and more!

  • Use the database page for remote access

  • To link students to NetLibrary, use:

http://www5.sph.uth.tmc.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.netlibrary.com


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Ways to locate online booksNetLibrary

  • Be sure your students set up an account

  • Books can be accessed by a title search


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Ways to locate online booksNetLibrary

  • Want to link students

    to a specific title?

    • Right click on the title

      to pull up properties

  • URL is misleading; don’t use “&piclist…”

http://www5.sph.uth.tmc.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.netlibrary.com/ebook_info.asp?product_id=82759


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Ways to locate online booksNetLibrary

  • Books can be viewed

    online or “checked out”

    • An account is required

      to check out a book

      but not to view online


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Ways to locate online booksNational Academies Press

  • 2,500+ free books, completely accessible to anyone online

  • Not necessary to send students through proxy

  • http://www.nap.edu


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Ways to locate online booksOnline Catalog

  • Search the online catalog


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Ways to locate online booksOnline catalog

  • To view the book, click here:


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Ways to locate online booksOnline catalog

  • Caveats:

    • Not all NetLibrary e-books are listed in the online catalog

    • NetLibrary books are not sent through proxy so remote access is more difficult

    • NAP books are not all listed in the online catalog


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Ways to locate online booksOnline catalog

  • If the book is in NetLibrary and you are on the Houston campus, you can view the book

  • For remote

    access, use

    the Library

    DB page to

    access NetLibrary


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Conclusion

  • Don’t wear yourself out over the online stuff

  • The Library will help however we can

  • Helena VonVille

    • x9131

    • Or by e-mail


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Thank you!

Questions? Comments?


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