The United States National Academies Press have made all their current books available for free online. This is over 4,000 full-text books and reports from the US National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council. They cover research in science, technology and medicine.
Recent publications have included:
- Learning from SARS: Preparing for the next disease outbreak (workshop summary)
- Advancing the science of climate change
- Adverse effects of vaccines: evidence and causality
(You do not need to register for an account to view these books – click on “Download PDF”, then on “continue as a guest”, and then fill in the required email address on the form, taking care to choose whether you want to receive further emails from the publisher.)
Remember all these books are American, and practice may be different in the UK, but this could be a useful resource for research.