There are many different vendors and platforms that provide e-books. The library subscribes to many of them. You can learn about and compare the features of different platforms on this e-book vendor comparison chart.
With Springer Link you can read books and book chapters online, or download the content and read it later.
Note: Chapters with the yellow lock icon are only available as previews. If they interest you, you can search for them in our other e-book databases. You can also deselect the preview-only option at the top left of the Springer screen.
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions which share their digitized collections. It is a useful source when looking for research, books in the public domain, or for browsing through collections of subject specific works. You can also create your own collections, both private and public.
With Safari Tech Books Online, U of I affiliates have access to thousands of online books and videos that focus on technology, math, science, engineering, and software development. You can find Safari Tech Books Online by searching for it in the Library's list of A-Z Databases.
When you select a text, you will come to a reader like presented below. From here you can search the content of the book by specific word, go to chapters by selecting them from the left hand column, or email and print the page selected.
With ProQuest Ebook Central you can:
Wiley Online Library is another major e-book provider. Like Springer, you can read e-books by downloading them as PDFs.
For reference e-books see the Library's Online Reference Collection. Below are resources which simultaneously search several reference sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and more.