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InfoSci-Books is a subscription-based online database of books and reference works, created by publisher IGI Global.[1] The database, launched in 2007, provides access to over 40,000 full-text chapters from over 1,400 books and reference works that IGI Global has published since 2000.[1] 20 subject collections are available on InfoSci-Books, covering the fields of computer science and information technology management:[1]

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Technology and Informatics
  • Business/Management Information Technology and Systems
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Networking Technology
  • Databases, Data Mining, and Data Warehousing
  • Distance Learning
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Electronic Government
  • Environmental Information Sciences
  • Health Care Information and Management Systems
  • Human, Behavioral, and Social Aspects of Technology
  • Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics
  • Internet and Web Technologies and Services
  • Knowledge Management
  • Library Science
  • Mobile Computing and Communications Technologies
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Online Instruction
  • Software/Systems Engineering, Programming, Analysis and Design

Users can search through all books available in the database (by keyword and content type) on the IGI Global website.

System Features

The InfoSci-Books database is offered on an online platform that has the following features:[1]

  • XML-powered research content enabling full-text searching, including a ranking system, increased search options (basic, advanced, subject), scaffolding to display search patterns, and several options to refine the search with filtering
  • Full-Text PDF viewing option
  • A single personalized gateway to view and search your institutions’ entire IGI Global research collection
  • Complimentary downloadable MARC records
  • Open URL compliance
  • Persistent URLs
  • General citations to RefWorks
  • CrossRef accessibility


Users can contact IGI Global for further information on annual subscription pricing and consortium discount information.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "InfoSci-Books Overview." IGI Global website, Accessed September 13, 2011.
  2. "InfoSci-Books Subscription Information." IGI Global website, (link no longer available). Accessed September 13, 2011.

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