just saw that Safari Books Online now has an app so you can read their books on an ipad. I figured it was time to again to post about the libraries that are available to you:
Safari Books Online
Access more than 14,500 books and videos from O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley, Wrox, IBM Press, MC Press (DB2 Certification Guides & more), McGraw Hill, Wiley, Apress, Exam Cram and other top publishers.
Watch hundreds of expert-led instructional videos on today's hottest topics.
Bring your library to your smart phone, iPad, tablet, or any mobile device with a browser at m.safaribooksonline.com.
Be first to learn about the newest technologies and trends with Rough Cuts pre-published manuscripts and new technology overviews in Short Cuts.
Round out your overall skill set with an extensive professional development category of books and videos in the library.
Copy and paste code, create smart searches that let you know when new books about your favorite topics are available, and customize your library with favorites, highlights, tags, notes, mash-ups and more.
If you’re an IBM employee, you have access to Books 24x7 from internal IBM pages. Quite a few other companies, colleges, public libraries and universities also have access to the Books 24x7e- library. Check with your organization to find out more. This library is very similar to Safari Books Online, and access from most e-reading devices is supported. See this website for details. I’ve recently started to watch the Quick Talks series:
Are you looking for a quick 2-3 minute distraction in your day? I think I discovered the perfect option. I was looking for books on Books 24x7 and found Quick Talks. First... do you know about Books 24x7? As an IBM employee, you have access to a very large collection of electronic books in the Books 24x7 library. You must access the site via an IBM intranet site and must enter your IBM ID & password. Once you're in, you have full access.
So the Quick Talks. These are very short videos featuring authors. There are more than 3000 of these videos and they cover a massive range of topics. Here are a few that I watched today:
QuickTalks: Email Etiquette: Introduction
Featuring Tim Sanders
QuickTalks: Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity is a Collaborative Activity
Featuring Sir Ken Robinson
QuickTalks: Karen Moloney: How to Get Promoted
Featuring Karen Moloney
Take a look! I'm sure there are a couple that you'd be happy to watch when you need a short distraction in your day.
I’ve just recently started paying attention to Packt Publishing and must say that I’ve been impressed with their approach to publishing, frequently updated books, and of course an e-library of books:
Need instant solutions to your everyday IT problems and don't have the time to thumb through your book collection? Fed up of books cluttering your desk and weighing down your shelves? Then you're going to love PacktLib.
PacktLib allows you to access and search across Packt's entire library of books, finding practical solutions to your searches at the click of a button. That gives you almost 100,000 pages of book content in one fully searchable companion.
Or trial PacktLib for free now, with no login required.
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- Fully searchable across all books: one search references over 545 Packt books
- On demand from the cloud and accessible from any browser connected to the internet: try it from your iPad!
- You can copy & paste as well as print out
- Want to save your place for later? In PacktLib, you can bookmark content
- Houses every book published by Packt, available within a week of publication
- Read a PacktLib FAQ for more questions and answers
If you’re not interested in a library, but like e-books, don’t miss this great “sale” that is currently on till June 12: Look at all the IBM Press books.... http://bit.ly/j4ztIq For next 3 days get 50% off ebook purchases.