Superior Online Content for Student & Professional Researchers
CRCnetBASE is made up of over 8000 online books that span over 40 disciplines. In addition to e-books published under the imprint CRC Press, CRCnetBASE also includes online references from Auerbach and Chapman & Hall. The powerful research platform has been adopted throughout the world at academic and corporate institutions.
In 1999, CRC Press set out on a groundbreaking venture to bring its renowned printed references and handbooks to the online market. The result was CRCnetBASE. In its infancy, CRCnetBASE offered two e-book collections, which focused on the disciplines of engineering and chemistry, and included online versions of renowned handbooks, such as the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics and the Mechanical Engineering Handbook.
CRC Press and CRCnetBASE are part of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Company. To learn more about CRC Press or browse the complete catalog of printed references, visit crcpress.com
Library Advisory Board
In 2009 CRC Press formed its first Library Advisory Board. The purpose of the Board is to facilitate discussion between librarians and CRC about the rapidly changing trends of the 21st century library. The outcome of these discussions fuels the future development of digital products. Through regular correspondence and meetings, members provide insight and suggestions into all aspects of digital products. The comments of the board help CRC shape and refine current and future digital initiatives and compete in today’s marketplace. By representing all libraries, as well as the end-user, the board is a valuable resource to CRC Press and the future of its products.
About CRC Press
In 1900, Arthur Friedman, a student at Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, Ohio, started a part-time enterprise to produce rubber aprons and sell them to chemistry laboratories. His brothers, Leo and Emanuel, soon joined him to form the Chemical Rubber Company. They published the first edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics in 1913 as a marketing incentive, giving a copy away with each sale of a dozen or more aprons. Designed to fit in the pockets of those aprons, the little book provided chemists with all the essential chemical data they needed. Filling such an important need, this original single-source reference began to take on a life all of its own. Before long, the Handbook became the standard reference for chemists and physicists worldwide. Updated nearly 90 times, it has grown from its original apron-pocket size to a 2500-page volume that continues to be a mainstay of science and technology. The Rubber Book, as it was known to previous generations of scientists, is now available in an interactive electronic format, available both on CD and the web.