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Contents: Collections  |  Single titles: eye and vision  |  Single titles: other topics  |  Protocols


AccessMedicine   UCB only;
Contains the latest editions of medical titles in the areas of internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacy, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care, and more. Selected titles include Harrison's Online, DeGowin's Diagnostic Examination, Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, and Vaughan and Asbury's General Ophthalmology.

CRCnetBASE   UCB only
Handbooks, scientific and technical resources and databases that can be searched together or in subject-based groupings. Selected titles include Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, NEUROSCIENCEnetBASE (over 200 neuroscience titles), SCI-TECHnetBASE (over 3,100 volumes across multiple fields), STATSnetBASE (over 100 titles in statistics).
FAQ and Troubleshooting Guide for the netBASE Collections

ebrary   UCB only
A collection of full-text books, with built-in software tools, in all disciplines, including medicine, biomedical sciences, law, and engineering and technology. Requires ebrary plug-in or Java client.
See Getting started with ebrary for instructions on how to install the ebrary reader.

Knovel   UCB only
A collection of full-text handbooks and databases, with built-in software tools, in science and engineering. Titles also include important information in pharmacology, drug research, and related fields.
Help Guide (PDF): For troubleshooting, consult chapters 3 and 4. For search tips, start with the Table of Contents.

MIT CogNet   UCB only
Contains searchable electronic texts in cognitive and brain sciences. This includes work from both from the MIT Press, as well as links to resources from other publishers, professional associations, institutions, and individuals.
List of books (PDF)

National Academies Press
Contains full-text PDFs of books and reports from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. Includes more than 3,000 free online books. NAP publishes over 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, health, and engineering.

PubMed Bookshelf                                                                                    
The Bookshelf is a growing collection of full-text biomedical books available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

SPIE Digital Library   UCB only                                                                                                                              
Provides access to full-text papers from SPIE proceedings and journals. SPIE is the International Society for Optical Engineering.

Springer ebooks   UCB only
Includes nearly 20,000 Springer e-books published since 2005, from every scientific discipline and many social sciences. (These e-books are also listed in Melvyl.)

Thieme ElectronicBook Library   UCB only
An online reference library of several dozen textbooks and atlases, primarily in the basic sciences, with some clinical titles. Books may be accessed through the tables of contents, indexes, or searched, and individual pages may be bookmarked for future use. Selected titles include Color Atlas of Biochemistry, Color Atlas of Immunology, Color Atlas of Neuroscience, Differential Diagnosis in Internal Medicine, and the Pocket Atlas of Ophthalmology.

General Book Collections

Google Book Search
Contains full-text books that are out of copyright and excerpts from books that are still under copyright. Use the "Find in a library" link and then "Search the Melvyl catalog" to locate a copy at a local library. Includes UC Berkeley books scanned for the Google Library Project.

Internet Archive: Text Archive
Open access books from libraries and individual collections. Includes UC Berkeley books scanned by the Internet Archive.

University of California Press eScholarship Editions   UCB only
Selected books available to the public. "Over 1,200 online editions are available here through a partnership with the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program. Nearly 400 of the titles are available to the general public; the rest are for UC faculty, staff, and students only." The list can be searched and browsed by subject, author, or title.

Single titles: eye and vision

Encyclopedia of the Eye

Duane's Ophthalmology (2011)   UCB only
Includes practical applications of theoretical and basic knowledge to the practice of eye care. Information on clinical ophthalmology and the visual system is continually updated. Online version encompasses the entire content of the nine print volumes of two reference works: Clinical Ophthalmology and Biomedical Foundations of Ophthalmology.

Atlas of Ophthalmology
The Atlas of Ophthalmology is a pictorial documentation of eye disease, containing approximately 2,500 pictures.

CRST Virtual Textbook of Cataract Surgery
An archived collection of cataract articles from Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.

The Joy of Visual Perception

Ophthalmology Medical Reference

Robert Bendheim Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology
A database of images drawn from the clinical experience of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary specialists and their colleagues around the world.

Clinical manual of contact lenses / Bennett (2009)

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary review manual for ophthalmology (2006)

The Wills Eye manual: office & emergency room diagnosis & treatment of eye disease (2008)

Single titles: other topics

Goldman's Cecil Medicine , 2012. UCB only - 24th edition of Cecil Textbook of Medicine. Print, Reference Collection.

Health United States, 2008

Healthy People 2010

Merck Index Online   UCB only
The Merck Index is an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. The Merck Index database is also structure-searchable with installation of a free ChemDraw plug-in from CambridgeSoft.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

Merck Manual of Geriatrics, 3rd ed.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
A catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. It contains textual information, references, links to MEDLINE and sequence records in the Entrez system, and links to additional related resources.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
1878 to present versions are available online.

Steven's handbook of Experimental Psychology

World Factbook
Maps and information on the geography, people, economy, etc. of every country in the world. Published annually by the CIA.

The World Health Report
The report combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject. Previous years' WHRs are also available online.


All are UCB only

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