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New Computer Science books & e-books
New Electrical Engineering books & e-books
Searchable full-text editions of hundreds of CRC/Chapman & Hall texts, handbooks, dictionaries & tables covering engineering topics. Includes: Comprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering; Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary, Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary.
Dictionary of Statistics [UCSD Only]
1500 entries. Provides concise, jargon-free definitions of terms. Features biographical information on key figures, entries covering statistical journals, terms used in computing, operational research, probability and mathematical & statistical notation.
Includes thousands of articles, dictionary terms and research updates in all areas of science and technology. Also includes over 2000 biographies of leading scientists, weekly updates of breakthroughs and discoveries in science and technology, a science dictionary, and links to related websites. Limited to two simultaneous users at a time.
These are the main e-book collections (not single titles) of interest to computer science & electrical engineering researchers. Unless otherwise specified, books in these collections are also in the UCSD Libraries catalog, though the most recently published ones are generally available online 1-3 months before appearing in our catalog.
IEEE-Wiley on IEEE Xplore
IEEE-Wiley ebooks for electrical engineering, communications and computer engineering, with some bioengineering and general engineering titles. Recent (2011-2018) IEEE books are in the Wiley Online Library; older 1992-2010 titles are on Xplore.
MIT Press Ebooks at IEEE Xplore
MIT Press ebooks on engineering topics (especially in computing), including some general interest titles and social aspects of computing and technology. [1970s to present, plus a few pre-1970s titles]
Safari Tech Books Online (O'Reilly)
Over 2600 O'Reilly IT/computing books. Simultaneous access is limited to 30 UC users, so please click “Sign Out” when finished. If you return to Safari, you may need to click "Start using Safari as an Academic or Library user" where it says your are in preview mode to officially login and read your desired book(s).
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. [1997 to present]
Optics and photonics ebooks from SPIE Press including Monographs, Field Guides, Tutorial Texts, and Spotlight series [1991 to present]
SYNTHESIS Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science
Library of short lecture-sized books, synthesizing an important research topic. Emphasis on general engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, human-centered informatics, data science and managment. [2005 to present]
3,000+ texts, handbooks, encyclopedias and databases for chemistry and engineering. Advanced features include numerical range searching and interactive graphs and tables. Excellent resource for chemical/physical property & engineering data; use the basic search for (compound and property), or the more advanced Data Search.
E-Book collections for sciences and engineering including ENGnetBASE, MATHnetBASE, STATSnetBASE back to 2001. Click 'more info' icon to find out more about using these. Suggest physics titles from CRC by Recommending a Purchase.
Springer Engineering books
Thousands of online books from 2005-2018, covering all areas of engineering.
Springer Computer Science books
Thousands of online books from 2005-2018, plus older volumes in series such as Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Browse the titles or search full-text, and (for selected titles) purchase your own paperback copy for $25.
Springer books in Professional Computing and Web Design
Over 2000 books 2005-2018 from the APress imprint of Springer focusing on practical aspects of programming, software, and web design.
SkillSoft Web-Based Training - IT Skills e-books + videos
Books 24/7 and videos on IT and desktop skills. [Skillsoft is licensed by UCSD Staff Education to give faculty, staff, and students web-based courses, videos and e-books; requires UCSD username and password.]
Oxford University Press - Math & Physics
ebooks from Oxford University Press. [2000 to present]
Almost 400 books from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics covering topics from math and applied math fields such as astronomy, atmospheric science, computer science, economics & finance, fluids, and physics.
Wiley Online Library Books- choose Subjects
Wiley offers many of their books online covering Physical Sciences & Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, and more. The UC libraries have purchased many of the Wiley Interscience books for 2011-2018, and UCSD Library purchased selected individual e-books from prior years.