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I want to access a Springer e-book. How do I do that?

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016  |  829 Views
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Springer books are theoretically incorporated into the search box on the library’s main page. However, we have noticed you tend to get more results when searching within the Springer database itself.

First, login to the library website with your NETID and password (top right corner of the Harold B Lee Library banner).

To get to Springer’s database, type “Springer” in the Databases option on the library home page then click the "Search" icon.

This search will give you a list of several results, Select “SpringerLink.” If you are off campus, you will be asked to authenticate with your BYU netID and password.

 Here are three tips to make your SpringerLink experience a little more pleasant. 

1) We have access to selected titles (2005-2010). Books that we do not have access to are marked with a locked icon.

2) You can search several ways. My favorite to start with is viewing only content we own.  I don’t like to look at results I can’t access. To do this, first perform a search. Click on "Advanced Search" then simply uncheck the yellow/orange box that says, “Include Preview-Only Content.”

3) One of Springer’s greatest strengths is you don’t have to read their materials online. You can download the item as a pdf and print it or read it on your computer, tablet, etc, so watch for the “Download PDF” link. 

If you have more questions, email science_reference@byu.edu or call us 801 422 2987

Answered by Jed JohnstonBookmark and Share

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