Tuesday, 16 December 2008

NCBI electronic BookShelf

The NCBI Bookshelf is a growing collection of biomedical books at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=books.

Texts by key authors such as Berg, Alberts, Lodish, Janeway, Griffiths, Barron, TA. Brown, Cooper and Strachan are included.

The books may be accessed in two ways:
(1) they may be searched directly using any search term or phrase (in the same way as the bibliographic database PubMed).
(2) they can be found through links to PubMed abstracts.

Currently, the majority of the links are between the books and PubMed. In the future, more links will be made between the books and other types of information, such as gene and protein sequences and macromolecular structures.