At a glance:

  • What is Books Academic?

    Tailored to academic institutions, Books Academic, covering several languages, provides access to the complete and unabridged content of more than 38,000 online textbooks as well as hundreds of audiobooks and executive summaries in a fully searchable database.

    All users have full and simultaneous access to all titles and the collection is automatically updated with new releases.

    It is possible to download parts of the books and read them offline or print them.

    The collection is available on most "link resolver services", and support the MARC standard on all titles.
  • What kind of content is included?

    Access to the complete and unabridged content of more than 38,000 online high quality textbooks, covering several languages, from reputable publishers as well as hundreds of audiobooks and executive summaries in a fully searchable database.

    A resource that keeps your collections up to date in a timely, efficient and accessible way and eases the burden of making time-consuming catalog selections and ensures that frontlist titles are represente.
  • What does it cost ?

    We operate with 2 licensing models:

    The price is based either on the individual institution's FTE figures, or on a specific number of relevant users.

    The subscription is made for 1, 2 or 3 years and provides full and unlimited access during the license period.

    We are happy to make a tailor-made offer, based on your situation.
  • How is it installed?

    All titles support the MARC standard, making it easy to integrate with your search system.

    The MARC standard ensures that all bibliographic data is available in your search systems.

    Books Academic is available on most link resolver services. In many cases, the integration with the library system can thus be done with a few clicks of the mouse.

    The integration can be done either via IP authentication or EZproxy. This ensures flexible access and makes it possible to access the databases easily and anonymously - also outside the library area.
  • Which publishers are behind?

    The titles are a complete rendering of the same titles that are published through a number of publishers. There are currently. agreements with more than 400 publishers. Wiley, Mc Graw Hill, Apress, Wrox, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Franzis, Springer, Wiley-vch are just some of the names.

    The content is written by professionals – opposed to regular web searches with many wrong and misleading information.

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What is Books Academic??


Books Academic is a comprehensive collection that provides full access to the complete and unabridged content of more than 33,000 online professional books as well as hundreds of audiobooks and executive summaries in a fully searchable database.

Books Academic, covering several languages, is tailored to libraries and academic institutions and is accessed online through the current library system.

Books Academic automatically keeps library collections updated with new releases, which eases the burden of making time-consuming catalog choices while ensuring frontlist titles are represented.

Books Academic delivers high-quality books by reputable publishers and ensures that everyone can find resources - at any time and anywhere - including those students taking a semester abroad.

Books Academic is a resource that is very attractive and widely used by libraries and academic institutions. Books Academic is available on most "link resolver services", but also supports the MARC standard on all titles - ensuring integration with the current search system.

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Resourceful content.


Books Academic is divided into several individual collections and covers, among other things, these topics:

ITpro

- Business Skills for IT Professionals
- Certification and Compliance
- Cloud Computing and Virtualization
- Computer Science
- Data and Databases
- Desktop and Office Applications
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Hardware
- IBM and Oracle Technologies
- IT Project Management
- Networks and Protocols
- Operating Systems and Servers
- Security
- Software Design and Development
- Web Development and Graphic Design

BusinessPro

- Business Analysis
- Business Skills
- Corporate Case Studies & Interviews
- Employee Training & Development
- Finance & Accounting
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Human Resources
- International Business
- Management & Leadership
- Marketing & Sales
- Project Management
- Quality & Manufacturing Management
- Social Media
- Sustainability
- Team Skills
- Technology in Business

EngineeringPro

- Aerospace
- Automotive
- Bioengineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Tools
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- Engineering General
- Environmental Engineering
- Food & Colour Chemistry
- Industrial; Manufacturing & Operational Systems
- Marine Engineering
- Materials Science
- Mathematics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nanotechnology
- Nuclear Engineering
- Optical Engineering
- Petroleum; Mining & Geological
- Physics
- Safety & Health
- Software Engineering
- Sustainability
- Systems Engineering
- Telecommunications

FinancePro

- Accounting
- Alliances; Partnerships and Joint Ventures
- Auditing
- Certification Prep
- Consolidation & Mergers
- Credit & Loans
- Economic Influences
- Ethics
- General References
- Government & Non-Profit
- Insurance
- International Issues
- Investing
- Operations Management
- Planning & Budgeting
- Real Estate
- Risk Management
- Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
- Selling Financial Services
- Taxation & Valuation
- Technology
- Venture Capital

Desktop

- Business Applications
- General Computing
- Google
- Graphics & Design
- Handheld Devices
- IBM Notes
- Internet & Web
- Mobile Devices and Computer Skills
- Operating Systems
- Microsoft Office XP, 97 and 2000
- Microsoft Office 2003
- Microsoft Office 2007
- Microsoft Office 2010
- Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
- Microsoft Office 2013
- Microsoft Office 2016
- Microsoft Office 365

Recognized publishers


Books Public gives you knowledge directly from a wide range of professionals. The titles in Books is a complete reproduction of the same titles which is released through a number of publishers. With Books Public you get access to the original content from a large number of the world's leading and respected writers and publishers. There are currently agreements with more than 400+ publishers.

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Books Academic comes from our long-standing partner Skillsoft, who has been honored with numerous awards and accolades.
 
 
Trial access.
We are happy to provide free of charge trial access for Libraries/academic institutions for a period of 30 days.

Required information to set up the trials:

  • EZproxy URL / IP range for the library.
  • Collections to include in the trial.
  • Target start date of trial.
  • Technical contact.
  • Library contact.

Please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail, if you want a trial access.

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Licensing Model.


Books Academic are either licensed on the basis of Full Time Equivalent (FTE), or based on a specific number of relevant users.

Books Academic is offered as a site license that provides simultaneous access for students and staff. Once logged into your library system, Skillsoft titles are presented, along with other resources found, when performing a search, and can be accessed online.

These models are only available to libraries and academic institutions.

Full MARC support!!


All titles in our collections are supporting the MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) standard, making it easy to create integration between your search system and Books Academic. The MARC standard ensures that all the bibliographic data from Books Academic becomes available in your search systems.

At the same time, Books Academic is available on most link resolver services. In many cases, integration with the library system can thus be done with a few mouse clicks.
"It is a very good solution. Today all students and university staff have access from within and outside campus."
Mälardalen University
Tord Heljeberg
Librarian, e-resources
"The sub collections we have chosen to subscribe also provide us with titles more exactly targeted at our users than some other more multidisciplinary collections."
Mälardalen University
Tord Heljeberg
Librarian, e-resources
"The choice was easy. Besides our technical requirements were met, the cost was substantial lower than our previous system, though at a reduced but more targeted collection of titles. We entered a three-year agreement and got even further discount. We are in all very well-satisfied."
Aalborg Universitet
Lone Ramy Katberg
License Administrator

IP authentication or EZproxy


The integration can be either via IP authentication or EZproxy. This ensures flexible access and makes it possible to access the databases easily and anonymously - even outside the library area.
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