Feel like browsing in the bookstacks?  But not quite ready for a trip to campus?    Try a visit to the Internet Archive — www.archive.org.  Then click on texts.   There are over a million books to browse;  you’ll find standard formats such as PDF but also nostalgic formats such as the flip book.  You’ll find almost 200,000 volumes from Canadian libraries.  One of my favorites is an early volume (1905) of Canadian Nurse.  And there are 30,000 amazing volumes from the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project.  This project is a joint effort of  natural history museum libraries,  botanical garden libraries, and research institutions such as Harvard and Woods Hole.   Most volumes are pre-1923.  The book pictured below on whale-fishery was published in 1820.


Happy browsing!

The Cochrane Library is currently available to all Canadians for a trial period ending December 31, 2009.  This pilot is a joint initiative of the Canadian Cochrane Network and Centre and the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA), and was made possible by building on the leadership of the existing subscribers from provinces, territories and institutions across Canada.

For more information about the project,  see the CHLA page at: http://www.chla-absc.ca/?q=en/node/340

Feedback on this resource is most appreciated – please use the feedback form at: http://toby.library.ubc.ca/survey/eresources/trial.cfm?id=1547

Happy searching!

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