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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2013
These eBook databases allow reading through your browser, and a many allow downloading for offline reading, but not all.
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.
Searches CRC Press netBASE, full text CRC engineering handbooks.
37,700+ full text books on many topics: Business & Economics, Computers, Technology & Engineering, Humanities, Life & Physical Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences.
- EBSCOhost eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)
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.
Collection of 1600+ science and engineering handbooks, including the Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology and Wiley Encyclopedia of Molecular Medicine.
- OCLC eBooks
Contains all the online electronic books cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Since WPI Library does not have access to all, check WPI eBook search above for access to subscribed electronic books. If you would like to request access to an eBook for WPI network use, use the Suggest a Purchase form.
- 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.
Access to a variety of scholarly science journals and eBooks published by Springer.
- 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.
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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.