Sunday, June 15, 2008

Books24x7: a KCLS online technical resource

Books24x7_logo KCLS provides free access to Books24x7you will need to enter your KCLS library card to access this service. Books24x7 provides on-demand business, technical, and engineering content containing thousands of digitized best-in-class books, book summaries, research reports and best practices.

Software reference books
Books24x7 is an invaluable service for browsing software reference books. Often times, all you want to read is a chapter or two of a reference book, without having to own it. Books24x7 provides software reference titles by all the major publishers, such as WROX, Wiley, Sams, Sybex, and Microsoft Press. Here are some of the most viewed software reference titles on Books24x7.

Visual C# 2008 Visual C# 2008—Step by Step
Get the hands-on, step-by-step guide to learning the latest enhancements in Microsoft Visual C# 2008. Visual C#, one of the tools in Microsoft Visual Studio ® 2008, is a modern programming language designed to deliver a productive environment for creating business frameworks and reusable object-oriented components.
SQL Server 2005 - Integration Services SQL Server 2005—Integration Services
Integration Services is a powerful tool for business intelligence. Understanding the essentials of how to develop and deploy SSIS packages, as well as how to apply these skills to data warehousing solutions, is critical to harnessing the full benefits of SQL Server.
Programming Interviews Exposed Programming Interviews Exposed
The pressure is on during the interview process but with the right preparation, you can walk away with your dream job. This classic book uncovers what interviews are really like at America's top software and computer companies and provides you with the tools to succeed in any situation.
Design Patterns for Dummies Design Patterns for Dummies
Ever feel as if you've solved this programming problem before? You — or someone — probably did, and that's why there's a design pattern to help this time around.

Accessing Books24x7
To access Books24x7, go to KCLS Databases. From the list of database categories, select Science and Technology. Click the link to Books24x7. Next, you will need to enter your KCLS library card account number, which you can find on the back of your card.

KCLS database access

Once you've accessed the Books24x7 home page, select the topic and sub-topic category; then, select your choice of reference book to view.

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