Archive for the ‘e-Books’ Category

New Books in JSTOR

November 1, 2016

Just in time for Open Access Week last week, JSTOR announced a new program to make Open Access ebooks available on the JSTOR platform.

The initial list of 63 titles covers topics from Bach Fugues to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  My favourite: The Resonance of Unseen Things: Poetics, Power, Captivity, and UFOs in the American Uncanny.

Happy reading!

The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics – an authoritative scientific reference

March 2, 2015

The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics on CHEMnetBASE

Chemistry pic

Mirroring the growth and direction of science for nearly a century, The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world, used by students and Nobel Laureates.

While you can just open Handbook of Chemistry and Physics as a pdf eBook online, it’s also a true database that lets you perform complicated property searches and draw chemical structures.

Take a Tour

Step 1   – Tour Introduction

Step 2   – The Interface

Step 3   – Browsing the Table of Contents

Step 4   – Data and Information Window

Step 5   – Interactive Tables Overview

Step 6   – Filtering Tables

Step 7   – Display/Hide Columns and Rows

Step 8   – Printing Tables, Viewing Chemical Structures & Exporting Data

Step 9   – Search Overview

Step 10 – Available Search Fields

Step 11 – Wildcards & Emailing Search Results

Step 12 – Searching Within a Document

RDC’s CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics can be accessed through One Search in ‘Find Books’ using the Red Deer College Access  link, the Retrieve Catalogue Item link (NEOS catalogue), or by the Red Deer College Access  link in the ‘Detailed Record’. It can also be found on the Article Databases A-Z list through the ‘Find Articles’ link on the RDC Library homepage. As well, this online resource is linked in the Library Subject Guides in related subject areas. Current print editions are also located in Library Reference and Main collection areas.

BONUS!  The CRC Press Periodic Table Online is now FREELY available.

Periodic table


April 5, 2013

I read an insightful post recently on one of my favourite library blogs- In The Library with the Lead Pipe on eBooks, and this idea that if librarians are fed up with all of the different platforms used in the eBook world, we should create an “aggregated eBook reading app”.  A wonderful idea, to be sure.  Do you read eBooks? Do you use RDC Library’s eBook collection? Our eBooks can be found using the library catalogue (limit to eBooks if that’s all you want to see!). Let us know what you think- and feel free to ask us if you have any questions of comments.