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National Academies Press (NAP) e-Books Collection

This database is freely available to the general public via the Internet.


This site provides free online access to books and reports (currently over 4,000 titles) published by the National Academies Press (NAP). Each publication can be downloaded as a PDF document after a free and quick registration process.

NAP publishes about 200 titles per year - the focus is on science, technology, and medicine, but other disciplines are also represented - from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.

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