National Academies Press Puts All 4,000 Books Online for Free

The National Academies Press (NAP), the publishing arm of the National Academies of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, announced on June 2 that it is offering its entire PDF catalog of 4,000+ books for free, as files that can be downloaded by anyone.  Many NAP books and reports are relied on by scientists, educators, and policy makers.

The press has published a set of instructions for getting the free PDFs.  The PDFs can be downloaded and read on Kindles, Nooks, and other devices.  Note:  So that you do not incur any charges, make sure to click on the “Download Free PDF” button and NOT on the “Buy Book” button.

Some of the many NAP titles include the Quality Chasm Series: Health Care Quality Reports from the Institute of Medicine (To Err is Human, Crossing the Quality Chasm, etc.), Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Assessment of the Evidence, and Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (8th edition).

Thank you, National Academies Press!

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