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October 8, 2013
Highlight on electronic books: Engineering and IT Reference collection (Books 24x7)
The Library and Archives provides a diverse range of electronic books, available free to members anywhere in the world.
Here we take a closer look at just one of the resources; the Engineering and IT Reference collection.

The Engineering and IT Reference collection is a collection of 450 ebooks that the Library and Archive subscribe to through Books24x7 (a SkillSoft company).

The topics covered by this service include:

aerospace; automation; electrical engineering; electronic engineering; mechanical ennerring; networks and protocols; software engineering and telecommunications.

To gain access:
Members need to log into the IET website.
Make your way to Books 24x7 web page
and click on the Books24x7 logo
You will now find yourself logged into a personal profile on Books24x7

Take a virtual tour of the service.

How do you get started?
You can start searching for subjects you are interested in the search box.The default setting is all content on the IET Reference collection. You can change this to all collections if you wish (that is all collections on Books 24x7, not what the IET subscribes to).

Perform a keyword search:
Use the Search box that is near the top of every page.
Or you can use the search form on the Advanced Search page.
See search tips for further search instruction.

Use the Browse Topics hierarchies:
The browse topics box is located in the right-hand margin of most pages.
You can also browse by four topics:
Business;
Engineering;
IT and Technical topics
Publisher.

Select a hierarchy, then drill down the topics to display a list of titles.
Topics expand by clicking the marker () to the left of the topic name in the hierarchy.
You can search through a specific topic by first selecting a main topic or sub-topic and then restricting your search using the "This Topic' search option.

For more information see the Books24x7help page.


Edited: 15 October 2013 at 04:20 PM by Mike Dunne

   

    Posted By: Mike Dunne @ 08 October 2013 02:26 PM     General  

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