Several oversized, heavily illustrated works of architectural and historical interest from the John Crerar Library collection are being digitized by the University of Chicago Library. The first of these works is now available for the first time in digital format. Baukunst des Mittelalters is a 19th century collection of illustrations by Johannes Otzen of German cathedrals and other structures from the Middle Ages. This digital work is now available for view at http://a2.lib.uchicago.edu/pip.php?/pres/2011/pres2011-0010.pdf . Additional titles will be available as work on them is completed.
Search thousands of photographs and other images from US government agencies databases like NBII Life, NIX NASA Image Exchange, NOAA Photo Library. Available photos include weather and space images, images of shore and coastal seas and of thousands of plant and animal species.
The Library has recently added the entire current and backfile collection of the Royal Society of Chemistry e-books. Records will be added to the Library catalog and Lens over the next few weeks, but you may also access the e-books collection at RSC e-books search page. This collection contains more than 800 titles, including the Science of Chocolate (pictured left).
Aluka's African Plants collection includes scientific data contributed by more than 50 institutions in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Plant species are represented by high-resolution digital images of type specimens provided by participating herbaria. It is searchable and browsable by taxon, plant name author, repository, use (food, medicine, phytochemistry, etc.), and more.
Springer Protocols is an electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. Compiling protocols from Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods as well as from Laboratory Handbooks, Springer Protocols offers researchers access to nearly thirty years worth of time tested, easily reproducible, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their lab.
The University of Chicago Library is pleased to provide electronic access to most Springer-Verlag books published in 2005 and 2006 and to new 2007 titles as they become available online.
We are planning to include records for these books in the Library's on-line catalog. However, we are experiencing some problems with loading the records.
In the meantime, you can access these titles directly on the Springer search page. On that page, you can seach by keyword; then limit your search results by choosing books in the right hand column under Content Type. If we have full text access to the book, you will see a green box just to the left of the entry.
If you have any questions, please contact your bibliographer:
Barbara Kern - firstname.lastname@example.org, 702-8717 Astronomy/Astrophysics and Technology Bibliographer, Reference Librarian