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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 4 access to online books

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

Summer Institute-- July 18, 2002

Updated 7/31/2003

Helena VonVille

topics
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
online books
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
ways to locate online books web page for online books
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

ways to locate online books netlibrary
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

ways to locate online books netlibrary7
Ways to locate online booksNetLibrary
  • Be sure your students set up an account
  • Books can be accessed by a title search
ways to locate online books netlibrary8
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

ways to locate online books netlibrary9
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

ways to locate online books national academies press
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
ways to locate online books online catalog12
Ways to locate online booksOnline catalog
  • To view the book, click here:
ways to locate online books online catalog13
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
ways to locate online books online catalog14
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

conclusion
Conclusion
  • Don’t wear yourself out over the online stuff
  • The Library will help however we can
  • Helena VonVille
    • x9131
    • Or by e-mail
thank you

Thank you!

Questions? Comments?