Science & Engineering eBooks

The following are major electronic book collections in math, physical science and engineering at UCSD Libraries.  They are available online and fully searchable.

Springer E-books
Over 40,000 books online. Many of these books can be bought at a discounted price of $24.95 if you want a personal copy.  Look for Buy a Print Copy of this Book near the book's table of contents.

Over 2,500 science and engineering encyclopedias, handbooks, texts, and databases. Advanced features include numerical range searching and interactive graphs and tables. Great for chemical & physical property data.

IEEE Wiley E-Books on IEEE Xplore
Over 350 e-books in electrical engineering, communications and computer engineering, with some bioengineering and general engineering titles.

Safari Tech Books Online (O'Reilly)
1,400 O'Reilly IT/computing books. Includes titles on programming, operating systems, networking, security and software engineering. Simultaneous access is limited to 30 UC users, so please click the “Sign Out” in the upper right corner of the page when finished. Our Safari license only includes the O’Reilly titles. If you need access to titles from Cisco, IBM and the other publishers, Safari offers several personal subscription options.

SYNTHESIS Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science
400+ titles in this library of short lecture-sized books, synthesizing an important research topic, with more analysis & depth than the typical research article. Good for CSE, ECE, BENG & general eng.

Access Engineering
Over 200 McGraw-Hill Professional engineering books, 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.

CRCNetBase Collections: provide access to CRC Press reference books.

Google Books
Books scanned by Google. The number of pages you can actually view varies, from the entire book for out-of-copyright titles, to snippets/selected pages for more recent books. Use Roger, Melvyl & other catalogs to find a print copy.

National Academies Press
Over 3,000 book-length reports from the National Academies. Emphasis on science, engineering, technology, science policy and science education.


The easiest way to find an eBook is to search in Roger by keyword or subject within electronic materials.

If you don't find an eBook in Roger, browse or search one of these collections.  It searches full-text across all the books in the collection, which is a good choice for narrow topics.

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