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Engineering: E-books

Subjects: Engineering, Patents

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Book recommendations

If you feel that the collection is missing a key item, please let us know. Your recommendations are always welcome.

Remote Access

To access Oxford's subscription resources off campus:

Use your Single Sign On. Go to SOLO and click on Oxford Single Sign On (top right). For most of our e-books and e-journals this is all you need.

What about VPN (Virtual Private Network)? Only necessary for a few library resources. With VPN you can access the University network as if you were on campus. Register with OUCS.

For further information see the Bodleian Libraries remote access guide.

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E-book series from our collection

In addition to physical books, the library also has a number of e-books which can be accessed by University of Oxford members on or off campus. E-books can be found using SOLO or by searching various e-book platforms directly. There are also a range of on-line services which can be used to access out of copyright or public domain books.

Highlighted series of e-books from our collection

E-book searchable platform

  • E-book Library (EBL) (for e-books on a variety of topics covering various subdivisions of Engineering and Computer Science topics)
  • OECD iLibrary (for e-books on a variety of topics, such as Energy, Environment, and Industry)
  • Oxford Reference Online (for Oxford reference e-books on a variety of topics)
  • Oxford Scholarship Online (fo e-books covering a wide range of subjects, such as Mathematics and Physics)
  • Safari e-books (for Computer Science e-books)
  • Springer e-books (for e-books on a variety of topics covering various subdivisions of Engineering and Computer Science topics)

New ebooks

Latest e-books added to our collection:

Electronic legal Deposit

You may find items on SOLO with an orange dot and an 'online access is restricted' notice. The Bodleian receives a copy of every item published in the UK and the Republic of Ireland through "legal deposit" legislation  Items which are received electronically are subject to restrictions:

  • They may only be used on Bodleian Libraries' workstations (not your own computer)
  • You may not save these items or copy and paste from them
  • Only one person at a time can view each item

Many of these items are also available as regular e-journals or e-books which face far fewer restrictions.  To avoid restricted items look out for the green Online access label.

Find out more about Legal Deposit and finding alternative copies of restricted items.