Monday, August 10, 2009

E Books --Free and Chained

Online Books

Bartleby: Geart Books Online

Digital Book Index

Free Tech Books

Google Book Search

Medical Books

Free PDF eBooks Archive

Project Gutenberg

Read Print



Project Gutenberg

1. E-Books in Public Domain

Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free electronic books (eBooks or etexts) on the Internet. The collection of more than 15000 eBooks

Authorama Public Domain Books (Fiction) provides the best works of fiction from a wide range of classic authors; general reference works like encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, verses etc

Online Book Page by University of Pennsylvania Library has about 20000 e-books on different subjects

The eScholarship Editions collection of University of California includes more than 1,400 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction

1,800 publicly-available ebooks from the University of Virginia Library's Etext Center, including classic fiction, major authors

MIT OpenCourseWare a site fr 500 course materials available on the Internet, for free download

2,500 National Academy science, engineering, and health of USA texts free online

Internet Public Library of University of Michigan has about 20000 e-books on variety of subjects

Read Print site is very useful for historians and lovers of literature, as this site contains mainly the classics

Oxford Text Archive from OU 2,500 resources in over 25 different languages

Million Book Project [The Universal Library, China site]

Million Book Project [Digital Library of India

Million Book Project [The Universal Library, U.S. site

Project Madurai Tamil Digital Library under preparation by voluntary effort 160 works in Tamil script

World eBook Library comprehensive collection of public domain texts & references. 60,000 PDF e-books and e-documents, plus 7,000 mp3 audio books. From the World Electronic Text Library Foundation, based in Honolulu, Hawaii

A site which provides comprehensive web links on Best free Digital Libraries – Australia; Best free Digital Libraries – World; Other Free Australian Books; Other Free Book Sites/Pages in English; World - Other Languages, Regional and National; Individual Topics/Miscellaneous; Sacred Texts & Religion

100 libraries across the globe

with the help of following link one can visit the top 100 libraries with the blink of finger---

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Univerisities Alert

To get the list of UGC recognized and fake Universities, please open the follow link---------

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wolfram Alpha

A new Search Engine is going to launch , somewhere in May 2009 , introduced on March 5, 2009. It is based on mathmatical algorithm s and heuristics. This search engine will give you the right answer for a qustion not a amount of pages which contains single words or combinaitons of words.
Before this itwas realised that Google is failed to respond the factual questions and to solve the problem, developer of "Mathmatica" and "NKS" Ed Tech's Scientist Stephen Wolfram stands up on March 5, 2009 with new search engine "Wolfram Alpha" and going to be launched in May 2009.
In order to provide the answers of factual qustions they tried to implement methods and models. algorithms and explicity curate all data to make it computable, e.g. if any user want to know the number of neutrons in helium atom , he will get the exact answer in natural language.
As per the version of its creators, this is a system that computes the answers to the questions by using the buil in models of field of knowledge, compelte with data and algorithm , which represents real knowledge.
In simpler term we can say that this could be a global store of information that understand and responds to ordinary language in the same way a person does.
"With Mathematica, I had a symbolic language to represent anything, as well as the algorithmic power to do any kind of computation. And with NKS, I had a paradigm for understanding how all sorts of complexity could arise from simple rules," Stephen wrote in a blog posting.
Wolfram explained that, with a mixture of Mathematica and NKS automation, and expert human help, he has been able to create a system that "knows a lot, and can figure a lot out".
He added that thanks to "algorithms and heuristics, lots of linguistic discovery and linguistic curation, and some serious theoretical breakthroughs", the system also understands natural human language when used to ask it questions.
Wolfram Alpha is due for launch in May, and will be a simple web site with a single input field.
For more references--

Google Squared

May12, 2009 was the historical moment in Google history, when at searchology event, launched a new searching tool named Google Squared. This is the best effort in web 3.0 and semantic seacrh.
It is the effort of structuring the unstructred data on web pages and in process they extract data from the web pages and presents the search results as squares in an online spreadsheet format.
The San Francisco Chronicle described the feature in a bit more detai that it compiles details from several Web pages and organizes them into a table on a single page, with multiple columns like a spread sheet.
One of the features announced today is called Search Options, which is a collection of tools designed to let users better "slice and dice" their search results so they can manipulate the information they're getting. Mayer said the tools should help people who struggle with what exactly what query they should pose.
"Let's say you are looking for forum discussions about a specific product, but are most interested in ones that have taken place more recently," she wrote. "That's not an easy query to formulate, but with Search Options you can search for the product's name, apply the option to filter out anything but forum sites, and then apply an option to only see results from the past week."
One Search Options tool is geared toward giving users more information when they do a search. For instance, instead of just getting results in text form, they could have the search engine return images as well.
Google acknowledged that this was still very much a “labs” feature that was imperfect at best. However, between Wolfram Alpha, Google’s efforts in semantic search, and a host of competitors that will be popping up in this field, we may very well be on the edge of Search 3.0. This is good news for our students, teachers, and library scientists struggling to help our students get the information they want from the billions of pages of junk (and millions of pages of interest) floating around the web.

In that same layer Google also is adding more information to its results snippets -- those little pieces of text that tell you about the site that's been pulled up. If you're searching for a hotel, for example, the snippet won't just tell you the name of the hotel and where it is -- now it could tell you its price range, number of stars in customer reviews and the number of reviews listed.
Google Squared still needs a lot of improvement, which is why it's being released to Labs. It collects the information by looking for structures that seem to imply facts. The squares are built out based on high probability of facts.
There will be concerns over Google providing this data on its own by grabbing data and serving it up without sending searchers to the sites that provided the info.
For more reading following links may be helpful ------
Screenshots of Google Squared
YouTube-Google Squared
Will Google Squared make GOOG a better research tool

More Search Options and other updates from our searchology event

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Elsevier launches German language version of clinical reference tool MD Consult

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the launch of DoctorConsult (, the German language version of its professional clinical reference tool, MD Consult. The move is part of Elsevier’s expanded efforts to provide interactive clinical reference and clinical decision support (CDS) tools to new markets in Europe. The launch of DoctorConsult is seen to make Elsevier the first multi-lingual professional clinical reference product provider.The customised products are seen to meet the cultural needs of users who do not speak English as a first language, and address specific medical practice needs within different countries. The Internet-based products provide users with a full range of medical information covering a variety of clinical needs. In one integrated interface, users can now access evidence-based immediately actionable 'quick answers' (i.e. Elsevier's FirstConsult) as well as background references such as books and full text journal articles suitable for more in-depth research. Additional localised versions of MD Consult are in development for Italy, France and Spain.The Consult suite of multilingual reference products is one of several solutions being developed to meet local reference, point-of-care, workflow and decision support needs. Additional solutions in development include Clinical Decision Support; guidelines and best practice information delivered when and where they are most useful at the point of care; leveraging of patient data to pinpoint the most needed information for a given clinical task; drug information and safety checking, also linked to patient data when possible; seamless content integration with Electronic Health Records, including info buttons and alerts; payer services; retrospective analytics for identifying performance gaps and outliers; and tools to influence provider behaviour.According to Elsevier, the company is well positioned to replicate its success in the US in other markets as well. The company further noted that European e-health markets and Elsevier's positions within them are at an earlier stage of development than in the US. While market dynamics are different, key underlying market forces are similar to those in the US, particularly the drive to contain costs and improve outcomes, and the rapid increase in Internet usage by healthcare practitioners.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008