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AIP Conference Proceedings

Access to Proceedings AIP (2000 - 2008)

Biology Image Library

The Biology Image Library is an online collection of images, movies, illustrations and animations across biology and biomedicine, for use in education and research.

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

"CSHL Protocols offers cutting edge and classic protocols in molecular and cellular biology from laboratories worldwide, along with methods from Cold Spring Harbor Laborartory's renowned manuals and on-site courses."

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

Current Protocols (Wiley)

Current Protocols contains the largest collection of authoritative, peer-reviewed, regularly-updated research methods and topical overviews available. With over 10,000 protocols spanning the life sciences, Current Protocols is the leading source of high-quality protocols for every life sciences laboratory.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical & Life Science Collection

"This collection of specially prepared animated audiovisual presentations with synchronized narration by world leading scientists is keeping researchers informed throughout the world. The resource is organised into comprehensive series of talks and is regularly expanded and updated. To find talks matching your interests browse the series or use the search facility. To be kept up to date as new series and talks are added to the collection, complete the Keep Me Updated form."


Access to the full texts of 1000 books from the subject areas Business and Economics, Science and Engineering, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Humanities and Area Studies. Additionally we have access to 3400 freely available e-books from all fields.

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.

Oxford Scholarship Online

"Oxford Scholarship Online is a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library which now offers quick and easy access to the full text of 2,125 Oxford books."

Römpp Online

Most extensive encyclopaedia in chemistry and its related sciences founded by Dr. Hermann Römpp (only in German).

Safari Tech Books

The e-reference library for programmers and IT professionals.

SPIE Proceedings

"The SPIE Digital Library is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing unprecedented access to more than 260,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present. More than 17,000 new research papers are added annually."


"SpringerLink is one of the world's leading interactive databases for high-quality STM journals, book series, books, reference works and the Online Archives Collection. SpringerLink is a powerful central access point for researchers and scientists."

Springer Protocols

Springer Protocols is the largest subscription-based electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences. Compiling protocols from Humana's successful book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Biotechnology, etc.