National Academy Press

The National Academy Press (NAP) platform provides access to thousands of full text titles published by the National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy. The ebooks can be browsed by subject area, or searched by title, ISBN, or topic. There are also some special collections, videos and audio podcasts available. The NAP ebooks can only be located in the National Academy Press database and are not listed individually in the library catalog. (Updates vary)

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1981 - present

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National Academy Press


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Printing and copying are available, but less restrictive with the PDF.

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E-Books and E-Texts

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