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There are a variety of resources within the eBook category.  The common denominator being that the information within is readily available online.  The organization on this page is meant to give an overview of the scope of our collection and indicate locations for further investigation.  For general browsing, when you are looking for eBooks, the best way to start is with a Library Catalog search.  


Ebook Central

A new demand-driven ebook platform is available from the CSHL Library! ProQuest EBook Central provides CSHL researchers and staff an easy way to discover and read a vast collection of scientific and technical books from leading publishers. You are able to easy discover books of interest and can read the full text of any book for 5 minutes. If you decide that the book is worthwhile, simple request the book directly on the website, and your reqest will be processed by a CSHL Librarian.

For details on using the EBook Central, we have a Ebook Central LibGuide.


 Over 24,000 eBooks to choose from.  Contact the Library to have book/s swapped in.

Etymology:  < post-classical Latin oxymoron figure of speech in which a pair of opposed or markedly contradictory terms are placed in conjunction for emphasis (5th cent.; also oxymorum ) < ancient Greek ὀξυ- oxy- comb. form1 + μωρός dull, stupid, foolish (see moron n.2).

Oxford Scholarship Online


The Library now has access to tens of thousands of Springer ebooks from 2005-2017 plus all Springer Protocols.

  • Wiley Online Library Contents

Wiley InterScience Molecular Biology Collection 55 titles

Wiley InterScience Medical Sciences Collection 56 titles

Wiley InterScience Pharmaceutical Medicine Collection 29 titles

WormBook is a comprehensive, open-access collection of original, peer-reviewed chapters covering topics related to the biology of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). WormBook also includes WormMethods, an up-to-date collection of methods and protocols for C. elegans researchers.

  • Elsevier e-Books by title

Elsevier - Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2010

A History of Weed Science in the United States

Plant Cell Biology

Elsevier - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2010

Analysis of Complex Disease Association Studies

Calculations for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Environmental Biotechnology

Enzyme Kinetics: Catalysis & Control

Essentials of Genomic and Personalized Medicine

Fenner's Veterinary Virology

Handbook of Cell Signaling

Handbook of Epigenetics

Heart Development and Regeneration

Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia

Microbial Forensics

Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular Diagnostics

Natural Killer Cells

Nitric Oxide

Plant Biochemistry

Principles of Regenerative Medicine

RNA Methodologies

Signal Transduction

Stem Cells

The HDL Handbook

Elsevier - Neuroscience 2010

Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience

Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience

19C Handbook of Mammalian Vocalization

20C Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function

21C Handbook of the Behavioral Neurobiology of Serotonin

Mathematics for Neuroscientists

Mechanisms of Memory

Mouse Behavioral Testing


Neurological Disorders and Pregnancy

Quantum Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diagnostics of Human Brain Disorders

Signal Processing for Neuroscientists, A Companion Volume

Elsevier Book Series Online

  • Advances in Genetics

57C Fungal Genomics

59C Genetics of Sexual Differentiation and Sexually Dimorphic Behaviors

60C Genetic Dissection of Complex Traits

61C Long-Range Control of Gene Expression

65C Genetic Dissection of Neural Circuits and Behavior

66C Advances in Genetics

67C Tissue-Specific Vascular Endothelial Signals and Vector Targeting, Part A

68C Socio-Genetics

69C Tissue-Specific Vascular Endothelial Signals and Vector Targeting, Part B

70C Epigenetics and Cancer, Part A

71C Epigenetics and Cancer, Part B

72C Computational Methods for Genetics of Complex Traits

  • Current Topics in Developmental Biology

77C The Mitochondrion in the Germline and Early Development

80C Current Topics in Developmental Biology

81C Multiscale Modeling of Developmental Systems

82C Red Cell Development

83C Sex Determination and Sexual Development

84C Mouse Models of Developmental Genetic Disease

85C Ciliary Function in Mammalian Development

86C Evolution and Development

87C Development of Neural Circuitry

88C Hox Genes

89C Current Topics in Developmental Biology

90C Organogenesis in Development

91C Plant Development

92C Notch Signaling

93C Invertebrate and Vertebrate Eye Development

  • Methods in Cell Biology

79C Cellular Electron Microscopy

80C Mitochondria, 2nd Edition

81C Digital Microscopy, 3rd Edition

82C Laser Manipulation of Cells and Tissues

83C Cell Mechanics

84C Biophysical Tools for Biologists, Volume One: In Vitro Techniques

85C Fluorescent Proteins

86C Stem Cell Culture

87C Avian Embryology, 2nd Edition

88C Introduction to Electron Microscopy for Biologists

89C Biophysical Tools for Biologists, Volume Two: In Vivo Techniques

90C Methods in Nano Cell Biology

91C Methods in Cell Biology

92C Methods in Cell Biology

93C Methods in Cell Biology

94C Primary Cilia

95C Microtubules, in vitro

96C Electron Microscopy of Model Systems

97C Microtubules: in vivo

98C Nuclear Mechanics & Genome Regulation

99C Calcium in Living Cells

100C The Zebrafish: Cellular and Developmental Biology, Part A

  • Progress in Brain Research

160C Gaba and the Basal Ganglia From Molecules to Systems

161C Neurotrauma: New Insights into Pathology and Treatment

162C Neurobiology of Hyperthermia

163C The Dentate Gyrus: A Comprehensive Guide to Structure, Function, and Clinical Implications

164C From Action to Cognition

165C Computational Neuroscience: Theoretical Insights into Brain Function

166C Tinnitus: Pathophysiology and Treatment

167C Stress Hormones and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Basic Studies and Clinical Perspectives

168C Models of Brain and Mind Physical, Computational and Psychological Approaches

169C Essence of Memory

170C Advances in Vasopressin and Oxytocin - From Genes to Behaviour to Disease

171C Using Eye Movements as an Experimental Probe of Brain function A Symposium in Honor of Jean Buttner-Ennever

172C Serotonin-Dopamine Interaction: Experimental Evidence and Therapeutic Relevance

173C Glaucoma: An Open Window to Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection

174C Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link between Thought and Action

175C Neurotherapy: Progress in Restorative Neuroscience and Neurology

176C Attention

177C Coma Science: Clinical and Ethical Implications

178C Cultural Neuroscience: Cultural Influences on Brain Function

179C Genetic Models of Schizophrenia

180C Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneuropharmacology

181C Neuroendocrinology: The Normal Neuroendocrine System

182C Neuroendocrinology

183C Recent Advances in Parkinson's Disease: Basic Research

184C Recent Advances in Parkinson'S Disease

186C Sex Differences in the Human Brain, their Underpinnings and Implications

187C Breathe, Walk and Chew: The Neural Challenge: Part I

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