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Table of Contents: Part B Internet Resources (a sampling of gateways and portals) BookFinder FreeBooks4Doctors.com FreeBookCentre.net Hesperian Online Library Who Health Topics: Publications BookShelf (MY NCBI) Merck Manuals: Online Medical Library
We now view some Internet-based sources of E-books besides those available from HINARI. Using the Internet Addresses (url) at the top of the slides, you will have access to these free E-books. The initial site is a gateway titled BookFinder, a source to over 1,200,000 e- books. Access is by keyword and broad subject categories.
We have completed a search for infectious diseases titles. For all the e-books, you are able download a PDF version. Note that these are very large files and will take considerable time to download.
For the e-book Tropical Infectious Diseases, the downloadable PDF version is over 73 Megabytes.
For each keyword search, 100 books are listed so precise searches are required. We have completed a search for myocardial infarction titles. The results are a total of 10 while a cardiology search results in the maximum 100 titles.
We have displayed the Medicine category and the various broad sub-topics.
We now view some Internet-based sources of E-books besides those available from HINARI. Using the Internet Addresses (url) at the top of the slides, you will have access to these free E-books. The initial site is a gateway titled FreeBooks4Doctors! that links to 365 health–related E-Books. This site can be accessed from the HINARI Other Free Collections drop down menu.
This slide lists the Infectious Diseases E-books from the gateway. You can access the titles by topic, impact factor, stars (rating system), language and year. The site notes which titles are PDF files. To access the full-text books, you will be redirected from the MedicalBooks4Doctors gateway to the website of the specific resource.
We have opened two books from the Infectious Diseases listing in FreeBooks4Doctors!. The first is the ABX Guide from Johns Hopkins University (USA). This E-book is organized as a website with numerous hypertext links from the initial page. Users must register (free). Note the url at the top of the slide.
The 2 nd example from FreeBooks4Doctors is a Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) E-book titled Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases. From the links in the table of contents, you could open PDF files of specific chapters. This E- books replicates the format of a print book. Note that the page does have links to related resources from the CDC website.
Another useful gateway is the FreeBookCentre.Net We have opened the Medical Books category. Note that these links are organized by broad subject category plus there is a keyword Search engine. You can access this category from the drop down menu using the simpler www.freebookcentre.net url.
Below the broad subject categories is a list of Recently Added e-books.
This slide contains a list of infectious diseases Books that are free on the Internet. Note that the [Language] is listed.
Another excellent source of E-books for health practitioners in low-income countries is the Hesperian Health Guides. From this page, there are the following options to full-text books: DOWNLOAD PDF or READ ONLINE.
When attempting to download a book, this page will display. You can choose to sign up for info on updated resources. If you click No Thanks, the downloadable version of the book will be displayed.
We have opened Where There is No Doctor. You can view the contents chapter by chapter.
As of June 2011, the National Academies Press granted free access to all its electronic books. Titles in the Health and Medicine and Food & Nutrition topics are relevant.
We have opened the Health and Medicine topics page. Note the specific SUBTOPICS that should be of interest. Note also the keyword search box.
From any individual title’s page, you can click on DOWNLOAD FREE PDF link and obtain the full-text. You will need to register but that is free.
Another good resource for E-books is the World Health Organization’s Health topics A-Z list. By clicking on one of the links to a specific topic, you will be redirected to a page that includes WHO publications in multiple formats including E-books. Once again, this is accessible from the URL at the top of the slide and you do not need to be logged into HINARI to access these resources.
We have opened the Infectious Diseases page from the WHO Health Topics subject listing. Note that there are links to various WHO documents including E-books under the Publications sub-heading.
The NCBI Bookshelf contains access to over 700 e-books in life science and healthcare including books, collections, databases, documentations and reports. Note the lists of New & Updated and Featured Titles. We will open the Browse Titles option.
The NCBI Bookshelf can be searched by Types, Subjects and Publishers. We have displayed the complete title alphabetical listing - with the Type of material listed in the last column. You also can complete a keyword Search. If you click on Book Types, you can access 110 ‘books’.
The last set of E-books is the MERCK MANUALS Online Medical Library, the electronic version of the print Merck Manuals. Access (keyword search, a detailed index, sections and symptoms) to all these resources is from this index webpage.
We have accessed the Infections Diseases section which contains a detailed directory to information on this topic.
The Dengue page contains information on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of this disease. This Online Medical Library functions as a website with hypertext links. For the information on each specific topic, you have the options to Print, Email or PDA download. This is the end of Module 7.5. There is a workbook to accompany this module. The workbook will take you through a live session covering the topics included in this demonstration with working examples. Updated 2013 02