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Reviews of Full-Text Handbook-Type Collections

:: On ELDNET-L (I can't link to the post), Kate Thomes asks:

Hi everyone. I know this topic has been discussed on ELDnet before, but my library system was not dealing much with the issues at the time and I do not find a record of the discussion in my files.

I would like to know if folks have assessed the relative merits of various ebook services including Referex, EngNetBase, Kluwer Online Reference Works, knovel, etc.

Does anyone have an ELDnet discussion summary of this topic, or have specific experiences and opinions they'd like to share with me?

If you have comments, Kate can be reached at Bevier Engineering Library, U Pittsburgh, at 412-624-9620 or kthomes+ AT pitt DOT edu.

I thought it would be interesting to see what reviews of some of these products are "out there", so did a quick web search, and found a few:

I searched archives of Free Pint, Charleston Advisor, E-STREAMS, Péter's Digital Reference Shelf, but couldn't find much else, which means I've probably missed a few.

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