6. Discovering E-books: Other e-book databasesWe have touched on our two largest e-book databases, both covering multiple subject areas. There are a number of other e-book databases available to OSU users, many of them subject specific. Here are just a few:
|E-book Database||Subject Areas||Description|
|Safari Tech Books Online||computer science, business||Covers major computer programming/language publishers like O'Reilly, Prentice Hall, Pearson, Microsoft, and Cisco. You can search for full text, including code fragments.|
|Knovel||engineering||Mostly reference-type books (encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.).|
|ClinicalKey||health sciences||Contains books and other content, such as guidelines and journal articles.|
|eBook Collection||most||Formerly called NetLibrary, this has select pre-2005 items on many topics.|
|HathiTrust||most||Search digitized books from many different schools. Some items may only be partially viewable.|
e-book databases list to determine which database is best for your need. The
list will contain a short description and has an About Resource link in the list
to see more about the item if you are unsure about it.
View the e-book databases list. Which database is probably LEAST useful for finding information on Shakespeare's play Hamlet?
Cambridge Histories Online
SIAM Reference Collection
Electronic Book Center