Szilárd LibraryElectronic Books
From February 2012 onwards, the Library offers access to an increased number of ebooks using the ebook supplier EBL and Dawsonera. Users can browse any book for 5 mins and preview them for free, and request short-term loans of ebooks. Popular books will be bought by the library accordingly.
Check it out here:
How does it work?
A selection of ebooks of Dawsonera is accessible through the portal, see the link above. When the Library buys a Dawsonera ebook, it will also be retrievable through the library catalogue.
A selection of ebooks of EBL (owned and not owned by the Library) is accessible through the portal above as well as through the library catalogue. There is a link at the top of the library catalogue display allowing to toggle between the Szilard library catalogue and the EBL ebook collection. After retrieving a relevant record, you can activate the ebook link. This will bring you to the ebook portal (login required) and to the actual ebook.
All ebooks, which the library purchases/ownes are listed in the the library catalogue.
Does it cost anything?
Generally, loan fees for unowned contents apply. If ebooks are already owned by the Library this will be stated (EBL) or marked in green (Dawsonera) and no fees apply.
*** Currently, the Library will pay for the 1-week loans of books (depending on price). ***
How to use EBL:
- Go directly to the EBL portal by using the link above. You can browse and search in the EBL portal accordingly.
- When you have found a relevant book click on it and you will be asked to register once. Please, fill out the brief account details and also provide your budget code (there is no charge for loans until the end of September 2012). The account will then be approved by the librarians before final activation.
- Every book can be pre-viewed for 5 minutes free of charge. If you wish you can then borrow the book for one week.
Green labelled book:
If the book has a green button it can be accessed immediately for a week by using a 1-week loan. If the book is not owned by the EMBL Library yet, a fee (costs are listed on the book information screen) of up to 12€ will be indicated on the system. If owned by the EMBL Library, the loan is free of charge. For the loan period, the book will be accessible on your EBL account, or you can use a DRM-protected, downloadable version accordingly.
Yellow labelled book:
If the book has a yellow button it cannot be accessed straightaway, because the fee for a 1-week loan is over 12€. Please send a request to the librarians, who will inform you about pricing and who will provide access if applicable. If a 1-week loan is accepted the book will be accessible at your EBL account, or you can use a DRM-protected, downloadable version accordingly.
How to use Dawsonera:
- For using Dawsonera's ebooks, please, go to their webpage, register while being on campus, and you can straightaway search the Dawsonera ebook collection then.
- When a relevant book has been found, it can be pre-viewed for 5 minutes free of charge.
- The reader has an option of requesting a 1-week loan by clicking the purple 'request rental' button, a book can also be suggested for purchase to the library by using the purple 'suggest for purchase' button. If a book is already owned by the Library, no fees apply and there is a green button saying "read online" (instead of a green button "read rental online" for a short-term loan).
- In contrast to EBL the 1-week loan has to be agreed by the Library, before a user can access the content. The librarians will review the request and inform the user about fees (if applicable) and after the confirmation the ebook is available for reading.
- Due to the permission procedure, initial access to Dawsonera ebooks is limited to normal office hours (9:00 to 16.30) of the Library.
Please, see additional ebooks below, e.g. Oxford Reference Online, Encyclopaedia Britannica and others. Some e-books require a user login and password - you may find the information below the respective e-books (internal information).
Note: Although technically they are books, you can also find the monographic series in the list of E-journals.
|Analyzing microarray gene expression data / G. J. McLachlan, K.-A. Do, C. Ambroise. 2004|
|Atkins' physical chemistry 8th ed. / P. Atkins et al. 2006
Login and password required (internal information)
|Atlas of Drosophila Development / Volker Hartenstein. 1993|
|Biochemistry of signal transduction and regulation, 3rd ed. / G. Krauss. 2004|
|Bioinformatics, 2nd. ed. / A.D. Baxevanis, B.F.F. Ouellette. 2002|
|Bioinformatics and functional genomics / J. Pevsner. 2004|
|Bioinformatics, biocomputing and Perl: An introduction to bioinformatics computing skills and practice / M. Moorhouse, P. Barry. 2005|
|Bioinformatics for geneticists / M.R. Barnes, I.C. Gray, (eds.). 2003|
|Biology 8th ed. / Campbell, Neil A. and Reece, Jane B. et al. 2009|
|Bionanotechnology: lessons from nature geneticists / D.S. Goodsell. 2004|
|Biostatistics 2nd ed. / G. Van Belle, L. D. Fisher, P. J. Heagerty, T. Lumley. 2004|
|Cell biology / S. R. Bolsover, J. S. Hyams, E. A. Shephard, H. A. White, C. G. Wiedemann. 2004|
|Cell motility / A. Ridley, M. Peckham, P. Clark. 2004|
|Cell Signalling Biology / Michael J. Berridge. 2007|
|Charles Darwin: three works (e-books)|
|Charles Darwin - The complete works|
|Developmental biology 8th ed. / Scott F. Gilbert|
|Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry / Science Direct, 2004|
|Encyclopedia of Genetics / Science Direct, 2001|
|Encyclopedia of Immunology / Science Direct, 2nd ed., 1998|
|Encyclopedia of Microbiology / Science Direct, 3rd ed. 2009|
|Encyclopedia of Virology / Science Direct, 3rd ed. 2008|
|Enzyme kinetics / H. Bisswanger. 2002|
|Escherichia coli and Salmonella. Cellular and Molecular Biology / C. Squires. 2012|
|Essential developmental biology, 2nd ed. / Slack. 2006
Note: some resources are available through the option "Student Resources"
|Francis Crick papers|
|From genes to genomes / J. W Dale, M. van Schantz. 2003|
|Fundamentals of biochemistry, 2nd ed. online / D. Voet et al. 2006
Note: Use the Student Companion Site.
|Genomics / C. R. Cantor ; C. L. Smith. 2002|
|Guide to analysis of DNA microarray data / S. Knudsen. 2004|
|Infotrac College Edition
Login and password required (internal information)
The online library from Gale Group and Thomson Learning InfoTrac College Edition, the Online Research and Learning Center and InfoWrite.
|International Tables for Crystallography|
|Introductory biostatistics / C. T. Le. 2003|
|Karger Books Online
Access to E-books published by Karger (Basel) is now available through the German National Licence.
|Methods in cell biology online
Monographic Book Series from Vol.76, 2004 -
|Methods in enzymology online Monographic Book Series from Vol. 1, 1955 -|
|Methods in Molecular Biology
Use the Advanced Search Option, choose the MMB book series and add volume number and author's name for best results.
|Microarray quality control / W. Zhang, I. Shmulevich, J. Astola. 2004|
|Microbial functional genomics / J. Zhou, D. K. Thompson, Y. Xu, J. M. Tiedje. 2004|
|Molecular biology web book|
|Molecular motors / M. Schliwa. 2004|
Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.
|Next Generation Genome Sequencing / M. Janitz. 2008|
|Oxford Reference Online (ORO)|
|Please note that the Oxford Reference Online (ORO) replaces our previous subscription to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as of April 2010|
Some of the resources found in the ORO are:
|Online biology book|
|Perl programming for biologists / D. C. Jamison. 2003|
|Practical flow cytometry / H. M. Shapiro. 2003|
|Principles of development online resource centre 3rd ed. / Wolpert et al. 2007|
|Protein microarray technology / D. Kambhampati. 2004|
|Statistics in microarrays / E. Wit, J. McClure. 2004|
|Structural bioinformatics / P. E. Bourne, H. Weissig. 2003|
|For further information please contact the Library.|