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Momentum Press eBooks Trial

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Princeton Library now lending iPad2

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iprinceton.JPGPrinceton University Libraries will begin lending iPads on Monday April 2, 2012. Firestone, Lewis, and the Engineering library each have three iPads available for a two week loan period.

Each iPad comes pre-loaded with tons of apps and over 100 kindle e-books selected by Princeton librarians. For more information about iPads at the library visit

You can check to see if an iPad is available by clicking here or by searching in the catalog for iPad2. Holds can be placed on checked out iPads.

To check out an iPad, you need a current PU ID card and a completed iPad Lending Agreement form. Lending Agreement forms are available at the circulation desk or at Princeton Library iPads are not available to visitors.

MyiLibrary Trial

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Princeton University Libraries have a one month trial to MyiLibrary, an e-book library with content in 20 academic subject areas from hundreds of publishers. Browse by subject, publisher, or title and perform keyword searches. MyiLibrary allows printing or downloading of up to 10 pages in PDF format from e-books.

To start reading visit from Princeton University.

Princeton's current subscription includes content from the following agencies and will continue to be available after the trial has ended: IAEA, International Development Research Center, International Labour Organization, and the United Nations.

If you have any questions or comments on the trial or MyiLibrary please let us know.

Knovel e-books visit and Knovel University Challenge 2009

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Technical and engineering reference e-book provider, Knovel, will be visiting the Lewis and Engineering Libraries on Thursday, October 1st. Come by for product demonstrations, information on new features, snacks, and information about this year’s University Challenge and prizes.

Lewis Library, First Floor 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Engineering Library, First Floor 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
If you want to get started using Knovel for your research now, visit
The University Challenge is a fun way to start learning how to search Knovel e-books and get a chance to win a Kindle, Wii, iPod Nano, or an iTunes gift card. All you have to do is correctly answer three science and engineering questions and you are SUPPOSED to look up the answers. The Challenge is on until December 1st. To learn more, visit or start playing here:


World eBook Fair thru August 4th, 2009

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"Our goal is to provide Free public access for a month to 2 Million eBooks. During the rest of the year you may continue to download your selection of about 500,000 PDF eBooks by joining the World Public Library. Annual membership is only $8.95 per year"

To search the collection and start downloading, visit:

New edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

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The 89th Edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics from CRC has just been released in both print and e-book format. New and updated tables in this edition include:

• Energy Content of Fuels
• Global Warming Potential of Greenhouse Gases
• Weather-Related Scales
• Index of Refraction of Gases
• Molecular Internal Rotation
• Atomic Radii of Elements
• Composition and Properties of Various Natural Oils and Fats
• Melting Curve of Mercury
• Properties of Gas Clathrate Hydrates
• Enthalpy of Hydration of Gases • Properties of Graphite and Nanotubes CODATA Recommended Values of the Fundamental Physical Constants: 2006
• Diffusion Coefficients in Liquids at Infinite Dilution
• Properties of Fatty Acids and their Methyl Esters
• Bond Dissociation Energies
• Structures of Free Molecules in the Gas Phase

The online e-book also now offers structure searching. This feature allows you to search the handbook by a chemical structure drawn using the Marvin Sketch Java Applet. Chemical Properties searching is also available and the two can be used together using Boolean and/or logic.

To access Princeton’s online subscription to the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics from campus click

Referex Trial from Engineering Village

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Princeton University Libraries now have a trial subscription to the Referex Engineering reference library from Engineering Village. This e-book collection contains hundreds of full text engineering books you can browse, search, and read from the comfort of your own computer or laptop. Subject coverage includes: Electronics & Electrical; Chemical, Petrochemical & Process; Materials & Mechanical; Civil & Environmental; Computing; and Security & Networking.

Beginning January 8, 2009, a keyword tag cloud will be added to each e-book title record to facilitate search and discovery.

Visit and let us know what you think.

Secure Energy Future -- A Vision

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New Book in our Morgan & Claybook online “synthesis series”. This title will eventually be listed our online catalog:

Hitting the Wall: A Vision of a Secure Energy Future Synthesis Lectures on Energy and the Environment: Technology, Science, and Society 2008, 204 pages, (doi:10.2200/S00124ED1V01Y200805EGY003)

Knovel Engineering Reference Data interactions updated

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Today, Knovel is releasing an upgrade to the tables with new usability enhancements and interactive tools that you’ll want to see for yourself. Check out screenshots here. Note also at this webpage, they advertize lots of online demonstrations, called Quickstart Webinars. They are free.

Princeton University’s link to the Knovel database:

Knovel Engineering and Scientific Online References
Collection of the latest leading technical and engineering reference books.

Safari Books Online accessible on iPhones & iPods

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“Safari Books Online introduces Apple mobile integration with Safari Bookbag - 30 Oct 2008

Safari Books Online, a US-based e-reference joint venture between publishers O’Reilly Media, Inc. and Pearson Technology Group, has announced Safari Bookbag, allowing the download of chapter and full book PDFs to the iPhone and iPod touch. Safari Bookbag can be installed via the Apple App Store for no additional cost. Safari Books Online claims to be the first online publisher to open their entire library to iPhone and iPod touch users.

Safari Books Online chose to integrate with Apple devices as its first mobile platforms after conducting a survey of its users. Among the respondents, 50 percent indicated the iPhone or iPod touch was the mobile device they used. The company plans to continue rapid expansion of its mobile strategy with other devices and readers in the months to come.

Bookbag users can synch their Apple devices with the ‘My Downloads’ section of their Safari Books Online accounts, which houses PDF versions of books that have been downloaded. To access titles on the iPhone or iPod touch, users can select the chapter of the book they want to download by simply tapping on the title of the book. With the Bookbag application, any iPod touch or iPhone with Internet access (Edge, Wi-Fi, 3G) can automatically transfer chapters of books from the Safari library. Once the books are downloaded, the PDFs can be read and accessed at any time, even without an Internet connection.”

Source: Today’s Knowledgespeak Newsletter.

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