Sunday, June 05, 2011

Blog Briefs: A great resource: The National Academies Press makes all pdf books free!

About Blog Briefs: Having become too busy to write a lot, I have decided to blog briefly, throwing out news and opinions that might interest people who stop by. Moving on...

The National Academies Press!

It is highly unlikely that you haven't heard about the NAP, a confluence of various US organizations that publish several reports a year. Whether you are in sciences, engineering, entrepreneurship or policy making, you would use any valuable information that comes your way for free, right? Well, I read this press release, and jumped on the NAP site to find out that there are over 4,000 books that are now downloadable for free!

I tested one and found it really simple to access a book by subject and launch the download. While you could register and access some of their deals and such, you could also just proceed as a guest..


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