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Safari Books Online

Safari/O'ReillyTech Books Online offers technology-focused electronic books, streaming videos and learning experiences. You will find resources related to technology, software engineering, computer programming, business transformation and other related fields.

  • To access this resource follow the directions below:
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Searching: Basic search and advanced search available. To search the full-text of a book use Entire Site from the basic search or Book Content from the advanced search. The full-text search can be used to find a specific tag, command, or code in an e-book.  Browse by category, title, or publisher.

Reading: Safari e-books are read online in Safari's web browser reader. Ebooks in Safari/O'Reilly can only be viewed by one user at a time. If you are unable to access a Safari Books Online try again later.

Downloading and Printing: You can email or print only a single page at a time. Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Additional Functionality: Some code examples, especially in O'Reilly books, can be copied and pasted directly in your work. Look for information about using the code examples in the preface of the e-book you are reading.

Additional Information: Radar - O'Reilly Newsletter: the official blog for O'Reilly books.

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