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eBook User Guide

Accessing SpringerLink eBooks

SpringerLink eBooks

CSU LIBRARY DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO SPRINGERLINK EBOOKS BUT
A FEW OPEN ACCESS EBOOKS ARE INCLUDED IN THE JOURNAL DATABASE

  • By default, a search in SpringerLink includes Preview-Only content. If a yellow lock icon is next to the book, article, or chapter title, CSU does not have access to the full text. You can preview the first two pages of any chapter using the Look Inside button, but you cannot download it
  • Ebooks with full text available will not have the yellow lock icon and will have buttons to view online or download either the whole book or each chapter individually as a PDF
  • To browse all the ebooks with full text available:
    1. Connect to SpringerLink
    2. Scroll to the bottom left and click on Books under Our Content. Or, click on the word Books at the top center in the middle of a sentence about content types available.
    3. On the next screen at the top, uncheck Include Preview-Only content

READ ONLINE

  • Available for most computers, laptops, or mobile devices with an active Internet connection
  • See tutorials

DOWNLOAD IN PDF FORMAT FOR OFFLINE USE

  • Active Internet connection and web browser is required to download the PDF but not to read it later
  • Available for most computers, laptops, or mobile devices able to read PDFs
  • No special ereader app required; use the PDF reader of your choice, such as Adobe Reader, iBooks, etc.
  • On Apple devices, after downloading PDF, click Open in iBooks or another PDF reader app
  • Can download to a computer, connect your ereader to the computer, and then copy the PDFs to the ereader
  • For Kindle, save to PDF on a computer, then transfer to the device or use Amazon's Send to Kindle option
  • Can keep PDFs indefinitely
  • See tutorials

SpringerLink eBooks Tutorials

Tutorials on SpringerLink eBooks
                                                         
Finding articles or chapters YouTube video
Journal Pages YouTube video
eBook Pages YouTube video
How to export citations and supported formats YouTube video

 


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