Life Sciences Library: E-books

The Life Science Library offers access to many electronic books. The list below is a very selected list and is not a complete list of all electronic titles available. Most e-books we have purchased (except possibly the most recent) are listed in IUCAT.  For tips on searching IUCAT, consult our LibGuide Science E-books & E-journals.

AccessMedicine offers a group of around 77 medical related textbooks covering a broad range of areas.  AccessMedicine lists all available textbooks under the "Textbooks" tab.  

The IUB libraries have access to Springer e-books from 2005-2013.  The best way to find these titles and to identify the most recently added titles is to search SpringerLink.  Once you enter relevant keyword(s) in the search box you can limit your search by selecting "books" or "book chapters" from the "content type" limits on the left-hand side of the search results page. Springer publishes lots of handbooks and series such as Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. You can also visit IU's MyiLibrary for Springer titles.

IU libraries (system-wide) have access to Wiley e-books from 2007-2010. Wiley titles from other years that were purchased individually are listed below or in IUCAT.

The IUB libraries have access to Elsevier titles from 2008-2013. The latest titles might not yet be listed in IUCAT. Another way to see a list of these titles is to go to the site, click on "Browse" in the upper left corner and then click the boxes so "Full-text available" and "All books" are the only ones checked. After you click on "Apply" you will just see e-books we have access to. It is possible to limit to subscribed e-books with "Search" too. A few others purchased outside of this agreement are listed below and in IUCAT.

Royal Society of Chemistry
The IUB libraries have access to RSC e-books from 1968-2011.

The IUB libraries also offer access to many eBrary e-books.

HathiTrust makes the digitized collections of some of the nation’s great research libraries available for all. Hathi Trust Digital Library provides full text searching across the more than 1.6 billion pages (4.6 million volumes) in its collections but displaying the full-text for post-1922 publication dates is limited. To search for a book or journal title, under “Catalog Search” enter title, select “Title” and click on “Find.” You may limit your search to “Full view only.

Indiana Natural History Project
Indiana Natural History Project offers full-text electronic titles that relate to Indiana's natural history. Many of those listed on the site are in the public domain and more will hopefully be added in the future.



Advances in Agronomy (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Applied Microbiology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Botanical Research (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Cancer Research (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Developmental Biology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Ecological Research (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Genetics (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Immunology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Insect Physiology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Marine Biology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Microbial Physiology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Organ Biology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Parasitology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Pharmacology (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Protein Chemistry (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Space Biology and Medicine (Elsevier book series)
Advances in Virus Research (Elsevier book series)


Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins 2nd edition. (Methods of Biochemcial Analysis; v. 43) (2002, Wiley)
Bioinformatics for Geneticists 2nd edition. (2007, Wiley)
Bioinformatics: Genomics and Post-Genomics (2006, Wiley)
Bioinformatics: Tools and Applications (2009, Springer)
Biotechnology Annual Review (Elsevier book series)


Cancer Stem Cells: Identification and Targets (2009, Wiley)
Clinical Proteomics : from Diagnosis to Therapy (2008, Wiley)
Community Ecology 2nd edition (2011, Wiley)
Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy 2nd edition (2005, Wiley)
Comprehensive Natural Products II (2010, Elsevier)
Current Topics in Developmental Biology (Elsevier book series)
Current Topics in Membranes (Elsevier book series)


Dictionary of Botany (English - Spanish | | Spanish, English) (Editorial Castilla La Vieja, 2011)


Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry (2004, Elsevier)
Encyclopedia of Parasitology (2008, Springer)
Essential Cytometry Methods (2009, Elsevier) 
Evidence Base for Diabetes Care 2nd edition (2010, Wiley)
Evolving Brains (1999, Freeman)


Fields Virology (2013, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)
Fish Physiology (Elsevier book series)
Flora of Indiana  (1940, Wm. B. Burford printing co.)
Flow Cytometry with Plant Cells (2007, Wiley)
Food Safety Handbook (2003, Wiley)


Genomics in Drug Discovery and Development (2008, Wiley)


Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2010, CRC)
Handbook of Statistical Genetics 2nd edition (2003, Wiley)


International Encyclopedia of Public Health  (2008, Elsevier)
International Review of Cytology (Elsevier book series)
International Review of Neurobiology (Elsevier book series)
Introduction to Linear Models and Statistical Inference (2005, Wiley)


Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Elsevier book series)


Manual of Scientific Style: a Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers (2008, Elsevier)
Medicinal Natural Products (Second Edition) (2001, Wiley)
Medicinal Plant Biotechnology (2008, Wiley)
Methods in Cell Biology (Elsevier book series)
Methods in Microbiology (Elsevier book series)
Microbial Hazard Identification in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (2006, Wiley)
Microbial Proteomics (Methods of Biochemical Analysis; v. 49) (2006, Wiley)
Mycorrhizal Symbiosis (Third Edition)  (2008, Elsevier)
Mycorrhizas: anatomy and cell biology (2004, CABI pub.)


New Comprehensive Biochemistry (Elsevier book series)
Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist (2004, Wiley)
Nutritional Genomics: Discovering the Path to Personalized Nutrition (2006, Wiley)


Observing Animal Behaviour: Design and Analysis of Quantitative Data (2007, Oxford/Ebrary)


Perspectives in Medical Virology (Elsevier book series)
Pesticide Residues in Food and Drinking Water - Human Exposure and Risks (2004, Wiley)
Plant-Bacteria Interactions (2008, Wiley)
Progress in Brain Research (Elsevier book series)
Progress in Medicinal Chemistry (Elsevier book series)
Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology (Elsevier book series)
Pseudomonas (2008, Wiley)
Public Health Genomics: the Essentials (2008, Wiley/ECHO)


R Book (2013, Wiley)


Senses: A Comprehensive Reference (2008, Elsevier) 
Statistics for Research, 3rd edition (2004, Wiley)


Textbook of Diabetes, 4th edition (2010, Wiley)
Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse - An Evidence Based Review +CD (2003, Wiley)


Vitamins & Hormones (Elsevier book series)


Writing for Science and Engineering (2013, Elsevier)