20,000+ Springer ebooks now available; print-on-demand too!

The UC Libraries have purchased most of the Springer ebooks published from 2005 to 2009. This purchase builds on our existing access to Springer book series to greatly expand our ebook collections.

springer logoEach book chapter is available as a PDF file without digital rights management (DRM): these files can be downloaded, printed, and even transferred to a PDA or Kindle. Eventually, these ebooks will be linked from our catalogs and UC-eLinks. In the meantime, you can search or browse all of them directly at SpringerLink, or by choosing one of the collections below.

Books are available in the following subject collections:

Note: A few Springer ebooks are excluded from this purchase because they have been jointly published with another publisher.

This purchase will help the libraries to study the viability of ebooks, including such factors as preferences, behaviors, and usage. We will be soliciting feedback from our users regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the electronic format for their specific disciplines.

Library users can also take advantage of Springer’s MyCopy print-on-demand service.

Through the MyCopy service, you can order your own personal softcover copy of many Springer ebooks for $24.95 (including shipping & handling). To purchase a personal copy, look for the Buy a Print Copy of this Book for $24.95 Including Shipping link or the orange MyCopy box when viewing a Springer ebook.

Over 11,500 titles are available through MyCopy with more titles added all the time. Currently, only English-language titles from 2005 forward with fewer than 832 pages are eligible for this service.

If you have questions or feedback, please contact your librarian.

New sign-up options for Research Advisory Service

It’s easier than ever to make an appointment for our popular Research Advisory Service. 

  • You can now reserve any available time slot during the same week.
  • Sign up at the Reference Desk (2nd floor, Doe Library), or
  • Call 642-6657 and we’ll sign you up.
Either method will get you a free half-hour session with a librarian who can help you refine and focus research inquiries, identify appropriate online and print tools, and develop search strategies.
UC Berkeley undergraduates writing term papers or engaged in research projects for their humanities, social sciences, and international and area studies classes are eligible for this service. 


New electronic resources

The library subscribes to more than 900 premium online information sources. To learn more about what we’ve added in the last month, see our list of new resources.

» Frantext (French textual analysis tool)
» Leiden University Repository (articles on African studies and more)
» PsycCritiques (reviews in psychology)
» The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives

The following databases are now offered with the EBSCOhost interface:

» Africa-wide NiPAD
» Family and Society Studies Worldwide
» Left Index
» RILM (Abstracts of Music Literature)
» RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals
» RISM: International inventory of musical sources after 1600
» Women’s Studies International

To find out more about any of our electronic resources, search its title here.