Tip of the Week: Online Biomedical Textbooks

ncbi_booksOk, so books aren’t quite the same as most of the bioinformatics resources we usually describe.  But sometimes they are the ticket to the biomedical information that you need!  As we were out doing some trainings in the last month, we realized that people weren’t as aware of the online books as we thought.  So we wanted to highlight some of the online book collections that we knew about in this tip of the week.  If you have other useful ones to share, please let us know in the comments.

This tip of the week examines the NCBI Bookshelf and access to the books therein.  I will also touch on the special books available from The Jackson Laboratory: classic texts in mouse genetics that are great to have online.  In the movie I didn’t have time to include WormBook, but that’s another great collection of book chapters with helpful information and protocols as well.

Books.  The other bioinformatics ;)

Book collections list:

NCBI Bookshelf, a wide range of biomedical texts, searchable: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=books

The Jackson Laboratory, classic texts in mouse biology: http://www.informatics.jax.org/ and access “More Resources” menu–>Online books

WormBook, nematode biology and protocols: http://www.wormbook.org/

I’ll update this post with more book collections when I come across them.

One thought on “Tip of the Week: Online Biomedical Textbooks

  1. Max

    Not the same but related: Most people know this, but you can actually read quite a bit on Amazon… I often use this when I just need a couple of pages of a book…

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