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Books

The Arabidopsis Book [TAB] (American Society of Plant Biologists)
... a compilation of over 100 invited chapters, each reviewing in detail an important and interesting aspect of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, with reference to what is known in other plants and in other kingdoms.

Astrophysics Data System -- Books Service (NASA/Harvard)
Includes the full text of 7 major astronomy and astrophysics books.

DSpace (Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT], USA)
The full text of research publications (journal articles, books, reports, etc.) on a wide variety of topics authored by MIT faculty and staff.

eScholarship -- Digital Books (California Digital Library, University of California, USA)
The full text of books and other publications covering a wide variety of topics from the University of California Press and UC International & Area Studies.

FAO Corporate Document Repository (Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations)
A diverse collection of publications--books, meeting documents, journal articles, etc.--related to food and agriculture that extends back into the 1970's.

Geometry and Topology Monographs (Geometry and Topology Publications; Mathematics Department, University of Warwick at Coventry, UK)
Research monographs, refereed conference proceedings, and similar collections in the areas of geometry and topology.

A Heat Transfer Textbook (John H. Lienhard IV and John H. Lienhard V)
An introduction to heat and mass transfer oriented toward engineering students.

HIV InSite Knowledge Base (University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital -- Laurence Peiperl and Paul Volberding, editors)
A comprehensive, on-line textbook of HIV disease. This site includes materials from the AIDS Knowledge Base, Third Edition [1999]. PT Cohen, MD, PhD, Merle A. Sande, MD, Paul A. Volberding, MD, editors.

National Academy Press (National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)
The full text of over 2,500 books covering a wide range of the sciences is available; includes a powerful searching interface.

NCBI Bookshelf (National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine)
Currently contains the full text of 18 well-known biomedical books.

Pacific Coast Avifauna (numbers 1-37)
A publication of the Cooper Ornithological Society, this publication is a series of works too long for publication in The Condor (a journal--see above).

Studies in Avian Biology (numbers 1-19)
A publication of the Cooper Ornithological Society, this publication is a series of works too long for publication in The Condor (a journal--see above). It contains both monographs and proceedings of symposia of general interest to ornithologists.

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Theses and Dissertations

Digital Library of ETDs [Electronic Theses and Dissertations] (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations [NDLTD])
The full text of theses and dissertations written by graduate students and published by leading universities and academic organizations worldwide. Available theses and dissertations can be identified and the full text of some can be accessed by either of these search engines:

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Preprints, Documents, Patents, and Reports

Agricultural Information Modules (New Zealand Digital Library Project, University of Waikato, New Zealand)
The full text of publications covering areas ranging from plant and animal science, fisheries and aquaculture to human nutrition, forestry, and rural development.

arXiv.org e-Print archive (Cornell University and the United States National Science Foundation)
An e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science and computer science.

Bibliothèque pour le développement (Humanity Libraries Project and the Payson Center for International Development at Tulane University, USA; New Zealand Digital Library Project, University of Waikato, New Zealand)
The full text (in French) of some 600 publications of ideas and solutions in the fields of Agriculture, Construction, Cooperation, Economics, Education, Energy, Environment, Industry, Nutrition, Society, Science, Technology, Water and Women.

CogPrints: Cognitive Sciences Eprint Archive (eprints.org)
The full text of papers in areas related to cognition including psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology, and other related areas.

Collection on Critical Global Issues (United Nations University Press; New Zealand Digital Library Project, University of Waikato, New Zealand)
The full text of over 200 publications in the fields of Agriculture and Land Management, Development, Environment and Sustainability, Food and Nutrition, Natural Resource Development, Science and Technology.

DOE Information Bridge (United States Department of Energy [DOE] and the United States Government Printing Office)
The full-text of DOE research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics. Access to the DOE's extensive collection of gray literature from 1995-present.

DSpace (Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT], USA)
The full text of research publications (journal articles, books, reports, etc.) on a wide variety of topics authored by MIT faculty and staff.

esp@cenet (European Patent Office)
The full text of patents issued by the European Patent Office (EPO), France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), and over 65 other countries and regions worldwide; the available patent data goes back, in some cases, as far as the year 1836.

Food and Nutrition Library (United Nations University, NGO Global Help Projects/ Humanity Libraries Project; New Zealand Digital Library Project, University of Waikato, New Zealand)
The full text of over 250 publications covering ideas, experiences and solutions in the fields of Food and Nutrition, Food Policy, Nutrition Research, including the Food and Nutrition Bulletin.

J-STAGE (Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic; Japan Science and Technology Agency)
The full text of many proceedings, reports, and conference papers published by Japanese organizations. Years of coverage depend upon the individual organization, but most documents come from the mid to late 1990's to present. Publications are often available in English though some are only available in Japanese.

Medical and Health Library (Humanity Libraries Project and the Payson Center for International Development of Tulane University, USA; New Zealand Digital Library Project, University of Waikato, New Zealand)
The full text of over 200 publications in the fields of Clinical Treatment, Emergencies, Essential Drugs, Family Planning, Food and Nutrition, Health Education, HIV/AIDS, Medical Equipment, Prevention, Public Health, Research, and Sanitation.

National Sea Grant Library (description; University of Rhode Island)
Documents covering a wide variety of subjects, including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture, fisheries, limnology, coastal zone management, marine recreation and law; the full text of some of these documents--extending back into the 1970's--is available online.

NEPIS (National Environmental Publications Information System, United States Environmental Protection Agency)
The full text of over 9,500 reports and other documents published by the EPA covering a wide range of environmental topics including solid waste disposal, water quality, and pesticide usage and disposal.

NICHD Cochrane Neonatal Home Page (Cochrane Neonatal Collaborative Review Group and the United States National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [NICHD])
The full text of 130+ systematic reviews in the field of neonatology.

Patent Full-Text and Full-Page Image Databases (United States Patent and Trademark Office)
The full text and images of United States patents granted from 1976-present and images of all U.S. patents issued since 1790. The full text and images of all U.S. patent applications are also available from March 15, 2001-present.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
The full text is available for a selection of reports and studies covering such areas as energy and the environment, information and communications technology, and HIV/AIDS published from roughly 1990-present.

United States Department of Energy PrePRINT Network
Access to and the ability to search across the contents of full-text preprint servers located worldwide and covering the fields of physics, materials, chemistry, biology, environmental sciences, and nuclear medicine.

University of California eScholarship Repository (University of California, USA)
The Repository offers faculty a central location for depositing any research or scholarly output deemed appropriate by their participating University of California research unit, center, or department, including working papers and pre-publication scholarship.

WHO Medicines Bookshelf (New Zealand Digital Library Project, University of Waikato, New Zealand)
The full text of publications covering many aspects of drugs and medicines--policy, supply and marketing, safety, economics, research, traditional medicine, and more.

World Environment Library (GTZ and the Humanity Libraries Project; New Zealand Digital Library Project, University of Waikato, New Zealand)
The full text of over 400 publications in the fields of Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Environmental Impact Assessment, Energy, Health, Natural Resources, Policy, Sustainable Development, Waste Management and Water.

World Trade Organization (WTO)
Access to the official documentation of the World Trade Organization including documents about agriculture, the environment, and technology; coverage is from 1995-present plus selected material published from 1986-1994.

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