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Updated 15 October, 2009

NEWS (20/3/07):  CRCnetBASE in 2007 - A complete list of netBASE online libraries is available on our website at Free trials are available for all of our netBASE products. To register or for additional information, please e-mail or call 1-888-318-2367.
NEWS (11/8/09):  CRCnetBASE is pleased to announce the availability of COUNTER usage reports. You can now access the usage reports listed below at  . Simply, sign-in using your userstats username.
NEWS (15/10/09): We are happy to announce that MARC 21 records (in MARC-8 or Unicode (UTF-8) encoding are now available for book titles on CRCnetBASE eBook collections. The MARC records can be downloaded through The Resource Center at:  Please note these MARC records are complete and replace any previously downloaded MARC records for CRCnetBASE products.  You can use the same login for the site that you have used to access usage statistics in the past. If you do not remember your login, please use the link on the site for a login reminder.

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Dekker Encyclopaedias. (4/9/07)
A product line from Taylor & Francis Books.

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CRCnetBASE  - 2010 offer to CAUL (via Palgrave Macmillan, 20/7/09, updated 31/7/09)
Taylor & Francis Group Online Products License Agreement (31/7/09)
Update 6/10/08: The text refers to the Build Your Own netBASE option whereby customers may select individual titles from across the subject packages to make their own collection. A minimum of 50 titles is required for this option. Customers may choose a subscription model or a perpetual access model. List pricing depends on the volume of titles selected. Customers should request a quotation if from Palgrave if considering this option. I confirm that Build Your Own netBASE is available now.

CRCnetBASE  - 2009 offer to CAUL (via Palgrave Macmillan, 1/7/08)
GEOnetBASE 2008 offer to CAUL (via iGroup, 1/7/08)
GEOnetBASE titles list (1/7/08)

CRCnetBASE and Taylor & Francis Encyclopaedias - 2008 offer to CAUL (via Palgrave Macmillan, 15/10/07)
CRCnetBASE and Taylor & Francis Encyclopaedias - pricing and spreadsheet for expressions of interest (via Palgrave Macmillan, 30/8/07)
CRCnetBASE and Taylor & Francis Encyclopaedias - call for expressions of interest (via Palgrave Macmillan, 30/8/07)

Offer to CEIRC for 2005 for the 11 CRCnetBASE products (via iGroup, 24/8/05)
Offer to CEIRC for CRCnetBASE new titles (via iGroup, 27/8/05)
Offer to CEIRC via iGroup (21/5/04) for ALL currently available netBASE products.
Additional information (22/7/04)

Offer to CEIRC (30/1/02 to 15/3/02) for ENGnetBASE, ENVIROnetBASE and CHEMnetBASE.
CRC License & Exhibit A

Offers to CEIRC (30/9/00) [ENGnetbase] [IT KnowledgeBASE]  [CHEMnetbase] [Handbook of Chemistry & Physics]

ENGnetbase CEIRC Consortium Offer (offer expires 30 September, 2000)
From E.Mucha, 30 October 2000:  CRC Press have reviewed the CAUL offer for 'ENGnetbase' to include an archival option for subscribers who take a two year subscription period, and a further 5% discount is offered if more than 5 institutions participate (see subscription price below).

The archival option provides subscribers with data content in print and CD ROM (for some titles to ENGnetbase) in the event that the subscription is cancelled after two years.

Reviewed Price offer for 'ENGnetbase' : $2325USD
Number of Participating institutions 2-5 (10%)  16-20 (25%) 5-10 (20%)  20+ (30%)
Cost (USD) $2092.50  $1860  $1743.75 $1627.50

It's not too late for interested parties to take up the offer to ENGnetbase, the CAUL consortia subscription will commence January 2001-December 2001. Subscription orders should be faxed (03 92107788) and marked to my attention.

ENGnetbase can be accessed from the following address and clicking on the IP Address button below the rotating banner, it will take the viewer to the ENGnetbase search engine if they have IP access. Alternatively the administrator can avoid this step by accessing which will open the search engine directly.
IT KnowledgeBASE - CEIRC Consortium Offer (offer expires 31 October, 2000)
IT KnowledgeBASE:
Authorised users should click onto Knowledgebase Subscriber Login to be automatically logged onto the service.  Search help now appears under Member services when you go onto the site.  Please note that the Data Finds You service whereby users can be emailed information based on their personalised search is not available for IP authorised users.
CHEMnetbase - CEIRC Consortia Offer (offer expires 31 October, 2000)
    see also offer for Handbook of Chemistry & Physics
Trial (2 months) available - contact CAUL Office by 21 July, 2000.
All trials, to the (20) Universities, are activated via IP access and ready for searching.
Handbook of Chemistry & Physics:
IP authorised users will be logged when they go to this page.  There is full search help available at the site.
The Handbook of Chemistry & Physics is priced at US $1295 per academic institute.  The same discounts per participating institutes would apply as for ENGnetBASE, ie
2-5  participating universities  10%
5-10 participating universities  15%
11-15 participating universities 20%
16-20 participating universities 25%.

CHEMnetBASE is the name given to the collection of online Chemistry products available from CRC Press.  These are:  Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, The Combined Chemical Dictionary, The Merck Index and Polymers-A Property Database.

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