Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Reference Tree to offer e-textbooks by the chapter

The Bookseller - 29.11.10 - Graeme Neill

A new digital service has launched offering students the ability to download reference books by the chapter.

Reference Tree went live today [Monday] in beta and offers titles from the likes of Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Sage, Hodder Education, McGraw Hill and Cambridge University Press. Students are able to annotate and highlight text and the company behind the site is planning to introduce a feature where students can share notes and comments on the text with others. Pricing for the chapters has yet to be confirmed.

Amil Tolia, the founder of the site, said: "Reference Tree enables students to gain access to information in a concise and relevant manner, whilst focussing their spend on exactly the material they need. Having started this business alone, I now have a team of people helping to build and maintain an efficient and resourceful online tool. Our goal is to deliver a "smarter" way of learning."

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