Difficult site. Is NCBI smarter than OE ?

peter p.
10/15/2004 10:20 am
In this site http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books
there are many of the greatest scientific books ever made ( on line free! versions).
However it seems that there is not a main page of links but you must first type a word in order to find all pages containing this word.
For example in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgicall=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=mboc4.TOC&depth=10
(This is the starting page of the famous book THE CELL) if I type the word "cell" it returns many many pages. In order to find the starting page I typed "figure 1-1" and in order to find the second page I typed "figure 1-15" in order to download the second page.
Can you tell suggest me a better solution in order to make my life easier?
(You see NCBI has the BEST American biology books free and on line.)
Oleg Chernavin
10/15/2004 01:08 pm
I tried to understand how the site works, but I failed.

All I can suggest is to open the site in Offline Explorer Pro`s Internal browser and hold down Ctrl+Alt keys while submitting your request. You will get a new Project with the request form parameters recorded in the URLs field. You could use URL Macros to enumerate all possible variants.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
06/30/2006 02:00 pm
I have the same problem with NCBI. But maybe this book is easier to get :

Essentials of Glycobiology 1st ed

I've seen a version of this book on the net. Someone has downloaded it from NCBI and compiled into a pdf.
Oleg Chernavin
07/04/2006 08:57 am
I was able to make a Project to download the book. You can find it using the Tools menu - Published Projects - Books section.