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Springer e-Books: access over 5,000 scientific e-Book titles at the British Library

Springer eBooks

The British Library has recently renewed subscriptions to Springer’s Biomedical and Life Science and Earth & Environmental Science e-Book collections for 2011. We have also taken out a new subscription to the Springer Medicine collection, comprising over 2,000 e-Book titles on a wide variety on medical subjects and specialities. In total, the Library now has access to almost 6,000 scientific e-Books from Springer, published between 2005 and date, with new content added every month.

About the Collections:

Biomedical and Life Science collection:

A full list of subscribed titles (2,281 titles as of May 2011) can be viewed at:
[Biomedical and Life Sciences.xls]

Subjects covered include: biochemistry, ecology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, plant science.

Notable works include: The Prokaryotes; Encyclopedia of Neuroscience; Encyclopedia of Cancer; Encyclopedia of Entomology; Antibody Engineering.

Earth and Environmental Science collection:

A full list of subscribed titles (1,206 titles as of May 2011) can be viewed at:
[Earth and Environmental Sciences.xls]

Subjects covered include: earth sciences, environment, geology, geophysics, meteorology, petrology, oceanography, mineralogy and hydrology.

Notable works include: Encyclopedia of World Climatology; Geological Atlas of Africa; Encyclopedia of Soil Science; Energy and Environment; Encyclopedia of Coastal Science.

Medicine collection:

A full list of subscribed titles (2,454 titles as of May 2011) can be viewed at:
[Medicine.xls]

Subjects covered include: nuclear medicine, surgery, oncology, pharmacy, pathology, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, public health and neurology.

Notable works include: Springer Surgery Atlas Series; Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine; Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases; Oncology: An Evidence-Based Approach.

Access and help

Access is via the publisher’s platform: SpringerLink. Content is displayed in PDF and HTML formats and can be downloaded by individual chapter and printed. Content is fully searchable and hyperlinked through easy-to-use browsing and search functions.

Please note: Access to Springer eBook content is restricted to networked PCs in the Library’s Reading Rooms only. It is not possible to save or email eBook content but it is possible to make print-outs.

For help with the Springer e-Book collection please speak to staff in the Science Reading Rooms, or see How to start using Springer e-Books (PDF format, 140KB).