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WPI eBooks - Search by Title

Find eBooks by title or ISBN:

For more searching options, use the Library Catalog Advanced Search.

All Electronic Books Databases

These eBook databases allow reading through your browser, and a many allow downloading for offline reading, but not all. 

  • AccessEngineering
    Full text McGraw-Hill engineering books covering all areas of engineering, including classics such as Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Perry's Chemical Engineers Handbook, Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, and many more.
  • Books 24x7  
    Full text online books covering topics of computers, information technology, and engineering. To connect, users must authenticate via EZproxy. Visitors may use on public workstations near reference desk.
  • CRCnetBASE  
    Searches CRC Press netBASE, full text CRC engineering handbooks.
  • ebrary  
    37,700+ full text books on many topics: Business & Economics, Computers, Technology & Engineering, Humanities, Life & Physical Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost  
    Search and browse thousands of full text eBooks.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
    Search Gale eBook reference content such as Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, Major Acts of Congress, Encyclopedia of Bioethics and 20+ other titles.
  • Knovel  
    Collection of 1600+ science and engineering handbooks.
  • Oxford Reference Online  
    Contains 100+ dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works full text and searchable.
  • Safari Books Online  
    15,000+ technology, engineering, and business books.
  • SpringerLINK  
    Access to a variety of scholarly science journals and eBooks published by Springer.

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Restrictions on Use

Each eBook site has its own terms of use, membership agreement, etc., which you are expected to abide by if you use that site. Please look for links to the terms of use from the beginning page of each of the eBook sites.

  • Typically, you are allowed to download, view, save and/or print portions of eBooks, in reasonable quantity, for personal use, such as for study, research, or teaching.
  • You are not allowed to download entire books. The eBook sites monitor usage, looking especially for any that might be deemed excessive, and they will take steps to curb any usage that they see as excessive and outside the terms of the user agreements.
  • The library will cooperate with the eBook sites to curtail usage that falls outside the terms of the user agreements. If such usage continues, it could result in the termination of WPI's access.

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eBook Vendor Terms

Useful chart of WPI's subscriptions which includes: file formats, download and printing options, as well as mobile device compatibility.

Visit Individual Collections for Full Text Searching

Connect to eBook sites in order to search & read the full text online.

Visit the sites below for access to some free, or public domain eBooks, and some searchable eBooks that allow users to view snippets.


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