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Current Imprints

ACS Sympoisum Series
The ACS Symposium Series (1974–present) contains high-quality, peer-reviewed books developed from the ACS technical divisions’ symposia. The series covers a broad range of topics. Published between 1950–1973, Advances in Chemistry was the predecessor to the ACS Symposium Series. This high-quality, peer-reviewed book series was instituted to provide the research community with an avenue to publish content and special topics that was beyond the scope of the Society’s existing journals.
Cambridge Books Online
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Cambridge Books Online offers access to eBooks from their world-renowned publishing program, covering subjects from all disciplines across science, technology and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences.
CRCnetBASE, a Science, Technology, and Medicine eBook platform from CRC Press, offers a comprehensive eBook collection that delivers more than 9,300 references in over 350 subject areas and more than 40 collections.
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Full-text searching and retrieval of over 35,000 titles in various disciplines, with a rich “information toolset.” Browser plug-in required. Printing and copying from ebrary are allowed, although particular titles may have print/copy page limits.
Google Books icon
[Mountain View, Calif.] : Google.
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Google Book Search is a tool that searches the full text of books that Google scans and stores in its digital database. It provides online access to full text of public domain and out-of-copyright books, reproduced either from text provided by publishers or by the libraries. In Google Book Search, the user may view pages from the book, find out 'more about this book', examine content-related advertisements, and use links to the publisher's web site and booksellers. For books under copyright, Google limits the number of viewable pages and attempts to prevent page print and text copying.
Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Bristol, UK : IOP Publishing.
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IOP ebooks is a new book programme that brings together innovative digital publishing with leading voices from across physics to create the essential collection of physics books for a digital world. Created through collaboration with leading researchers in their field, IOP ebooks feature must-read content for the physics community.
[Norwich, NY] : Knovel, [©2001]-
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Knovel provides access to over 2,000 leading reference works and databases from over 50 international publishers and professional societies through a single interface. Includes the ability to search numeric data.  Some books have interactive tables.
[Columbus, OH] : McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC
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Delivers comprehensive authoritative information that accelerates research and innovation, and features content from a broad range of must-have McGraw-Hill engineering publications, including the latest editions of classics such as Perry's Chemical Engineers Handbook.
MyiLibrary (small, green)
About 26,000 e-books (as of June 2009) from notable publishers including Springer, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and others. Works best in Internet Explorer (Windows) and Safari (Macintosh).
National Academies Press (large)
Washington, DC : National Academy of Sciences.
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Containing more than 4,000 titles, the National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.
Oxford Scholarship Online
Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, [2003]-
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More than 2,250 monographs (as of January 2009) from Oxford University Press in many subjects across the humanities and the social, natural and physical sciences.
RSC eBooks
London : Royal Society of Chemistry, [200-?]-
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The Royal Society of Chemistry eBook Collection is a definitive point of reference for anyone working in the chemical sciences. Over 700 books spanning 40 years have been brought together, digitized as pdf files and made fully searchable. The result is a comprehensive overview of research and opinion in a multitude of areas of chemical science.
Safari Tech Books
[Sebastopol, Calif.] : Safari Books Online.
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O’Reilly publications on technology, numbering more than 6,600 titles as of January 2009. Stanford’s subscription allows for 7 simultaneous users, so please log out of Safari when you’re done.
ScienceDirect eBooks
[S.l.] : ScienceDirect, Elsevier Science, c1999-
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Offers comprehensive coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines, including those published under the renowned Pergamon and Academic Press imprints, over 5,300 monograph and series books are now fully integrated with journals, book series, handbooks and reference works on ScienceDirect.
Berlin, Germany ; New York : Springer, 1997-
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Provides online, full-text access to Springer's e-book titles, as well as titles from other publishers. Subjects include: life sciences, chemical sciences, environmental sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics & astronomy, engineering and economics.
Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science
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A library of 50- to 100-page “Lectures” covering core undergraduate course areas to more specialized upper-division and graduate-level topics in biomedical, environmental, and electrical engineering, as well as the state of the art in computer science and engineering research.
New York : Thieme, c2004-
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This collection provides a resource for learning, review, and research in medicine and the life sciences. It systematically covers every course in the medical school curriculum and includes basic science volumes of interdisciplinary interest. Packed with illustrations, titles have been used for nearly 50 years by medical students and professionals alike. The innovative electronic version retains the outstanding educational utility of the print books, but incorporates powerful search functions.
Very Short Introductions
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"Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects. Offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work, all titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable." (publisher's description)
Wiley Online Library
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley.
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Wiley has nearly 10,000 books online and hundreds of multi-volume reference works. Stanford has purchased a large number of science and engineering titles. View chapter summaries, download PDFs, save publications and chapters, search for related content, export citations, and click through to references.
[S.l.] : World Scientific
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With a diverse array of titles spanning 16 subject areas, World Scientific eBooks seeks to satisfy a demand for high quality academic content on an electronic platform.

Archival Collections

[Paris] : Bibliothèque nationale de France.
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An online collection of scanned images, books and journals offered by the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, primarily from the 19th century.
Hathi Trust Digital Library
[Ann Arbor, Michigan] : Hathi Trust, [2008?]-
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HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than fifty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.
Internet Archive
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Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts and academic books.
Online Books page
[Philadelphia, PA] : University of Pennsylvania Library.
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Search or browse over 14,000 listings in a wide variety of subjects.
Project Gutenberg
[Salt Lake City, UT] : Project Gutenberg.
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Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.