Full Collection of EBooks from Springer Publishing Now Available for Researchers

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(617) 373-4961

Northeastern University Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of the 2010 full collection of eBooks from Springer Publishing, one of the top international publishers of scientific, technical and medical titles. The set also includes 2005-2009 volumes from the Computer Collection, including the prestigious Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Over 4,000 new eBooks are added to this collection each year. The eBooks can be downloaded by chapter and are fully searchable, even on the book chapter level, and they can be printed out and bookmarked online.

The Springer eBooks primarily cover the disciplines of science, engineering and medicine; there are also titles in business & economics, humanities, social sciences, law and mathematics. Individual titles can be found in NuCat, the Library's online catalog. An additional feature of this eBook collection is the ability for users to buy a print copy of most eBooks purchased by the Library; these will be immediately printed on demand and shipped within a few days.

Many in the Northeastern community are no doubt avid consumers of eBooks for their personal reading. Academic libraries are also undergoing a huge transformation to eBooks in many disciplines. The Library is now able to offer 24/7 access to these books from multiple locations for multiple users. With growing numbers of distance education and online classes, many students no longer come to campus on a regular basis, so electronic books and journals are critical to support teaching and research. Searching across the content of many of these eBook collections is powerful and will help students and researchers to discover hidden information on a particular topic.

Library users should also remember to search the Internet Archive and Google Books for the full-text of older books online. In the Internet Archive, one can find over 1,100 pre-1923 Northeastern books that the Library has digitized through the Boston Library Consortium.

Friday October 29: Northeastern Faculty are invited to participate in a Faculty workshop on using Springer eBooks. The workshop is from 10am -11am in Room 90, Snell Library.

For questions, please contact Amira Aaron, Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources, at a.aaron@neu.edu or 781-373-4961.

About Northeastern University Libraries
Northeastern University Libraries consist of Snell Library, John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute Library, and Marine Science Center Library. The libraries welcome over two million online and walk-in visitors a year. Collections include 967,000 volumes, 126,000 e-books, and 35,000 electronic journals. The libraries provide award-winning research and instructional services, a pioneering multimedia content creation space, a very popular Meet the Author series, and house internationally recognized special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. Northeastern has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives, building on its institutional repository and digitization of special collections. The libraries continue to break new ground in scholarly communication, interdisciplinary research, and the emerging field of transliteracy - the ability to read, write, and interact across multiple media formats. Northeastern University Libraries lead the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.lib.neu.edu.

 

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