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Cardiff University has access to a trial of medical textbooks available online from the publisher Thieme until March 31st.
The Thieme E-Book Library offers unlimited concurrent online access to a collection of fully downloadable medical textbooks, comprising of anatomy, basic sciences, clinical sciences and radiology textbooks.
It currently contains 69 full-color textbooks, which users can download to view, annotate, and print off-line
You can access the collection by going here: http://ebooks.thieme.com/bookshelf
In order to download Thieme E-Book Library books to your iPad, you will need to download and install the iPublishCentral Reader App first. This can be done in two ways (via the platform or via the iPad app store):
From the Thieme E-Book Library platform (http://ebooks.thieme.com/bookshelf) access your first title and click on the iPublishCentral Reader link to install the app
Browse the AppStore on your iPad (search for "iPublishCentral Reader").
Alternatively you can download the app on a desktop via an iTunes account and sync with the iPad.
The app is free; your Apple/iTunes account will not be charged.
From within the university wireless network launch your iPad browser
(note: they currently support Safari browser only) and navigate to http://ebooks.thieme.com/bookshelf
On the opening page, you will find the list of titles provided in the library.
Browse to a title of interest and click on the Download link . This will take you to the Download page.
As an iPad user you will see a download icon for the iPad. Click the icon and the "open reader" file.
Your title will download into your iPad’s Bookshelf within the iPublishCentral Reader App
Cardiff University now has, via the elibrary.cf.ac.uk, free online access to Books from the Past. This is a collection of books of national cultural interest which have long been out of print and are unlikely to be reprinted by traditional means. The texts are available in two forms - images of the original book pages, together with a fully searchable electronic text which is also suitable for printing.
Developed by Culturenet Cymru and the Welsh Books Council, Books from the Past is a resource freely accessible to all. The web site will be developed and expanded over the coming years to include many more texts in both languages.
This project is currently at the pilot stage and feedback regarding its technical performance and suggestions of books to include in the future are welcomed.
Currently some of the books we have access to include: The Adventures and Vagaries of Twm Shon Catti, Plant y Gorthrwm, Cartoons of the Welsh coal strike, April 1st to Sept. 1st 1898 and Clych Atgof.
Read more at Books from the Past
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