The question is invariably asked by pediatricians since they are all fond of reading this historically famous pediatric powerhouse “Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics” and they will definitely would like to have it in their PDAs.
Well, the answer lies in (PocketConsult), as Elsevier “the giant publisher” have made availble for us this service to manage our purchased Elsevier published ebooks.
- Buy the print edition and make sure that you buy the version which mentions + online access code
- Go to the online version of the ebook in case of Neslon click here
- Register using the activation code provided with the book
- Then go to PocketConsult.com and register (free registeration)
- Install the adequate PDA version (Palm OS or Pocket PC) on your handheld
- Then back to the online version of the book and select the chapter you want to send to the PDA and click send
- Then synchronize the PDA via Activesync or Hotsync
- You will then be able to read that chapter using the Mobipocket Reader
Not only that but also we can download chapters from our registered books found in Student Consult (their other online portal), examples of pediatric books in Student Consult include: Neslon Essentials of Pediatrics, Pediatric Secrets, Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, and others.
Since Elsevier is acquring everything and is becoming a ubiquitous medical publisher we can expect that many more pediatric titles will be available either through the student consult or the pocket consult.
The problem is that they insist on letting us only download chapters from the ebook through what’s called “Cotent Clipper”, thereby we are only capable of getting small portions of Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics to our handheld (it works with Palm OS and Windows Mobile OS). We wish that if they can change their policy and give us the ability to read the entire ebook through some other solution, because this is a reference book and the most important function of a textbook is to search its index and get the detailed information on that specific (usually rare) topic. These books are available “completely” online, so why not on the handheld! Another big trouble with these people is that they do not allow e edition only purchase, you have to buy the printed edition in order to get access to the online and subsequently the PDA version.
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