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Ebooks: Ebooks

MIT Library has access to ebooks through the O'Reilly Academic platform. This guide will help you understand how to access and read O'Reilly ebooks

O'Reilly ebooks

MIT Library subscribes to O'Reilly Learning Platform (formerly Safari). The O'Reilly website contains over 40,000 different titles for MIT students and staff to access, free of charge.

O'Reilly's catalogue doesn't just include books, however. There are videos, short courses, and case studies that MIT students and staff can use to supplement their learning and professional development.

Access O'Reilly Academic Learning Platform here

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O'Reilly on mobile

Use the O'Reilly mobile app to download and read ebooks offline.

To sign in to O'Reilly on mobile, please use your MIT email address and password.

Accessing O'Reilly Ebooks

Introduction to O'Reilly Ebooks

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Hi there and welcome to a Melbourne Institute of Technology library tutorial. In this tutorial we will look at how to access ebooks through O'Reilly's learning platform. Accessing O'Reilly is a little bit different to accessing other MIT resources and I will show you the process now. We will start on the MIT library homepage, clicking on Online Resources, and we'll navigate to the resources that begin with O. You can also access this link through the subject Libguides or through the ebooks tab. Clicking on O'Reilly Learning Platform:Academic Edition will bring us to this temporary access page. You can see that it's asking you to select your institution. At this point in time Melbourne Institute of Technology is not listed on this list so we need to click on "not listed click here", and this presents us with a choice: if you have not used O'Reilly before just enter your MIT email address in this box here. O'Reilly will create a temporary account for you and also send you an email to finish setting up your account with a password. If you already have used the platform click on "already a user? Click here." That will take you to this membership logon page. I have mine filled in already but just enter your MIT email address and password and click sign in. That will take you to the O'Reilly home page and you can start looking at content straight away.

There are also O'Reilly mobile apps for iOS and Android. Once you've downloaded the app from the App Store, just enter your MIT email address and password. You will need to have these set up on the website before you use the app so that you can be properly authenticated. Once you have logged in successfully, you will have access to content you have previously looked at, you can search for new content, and you can download titles to read offline later. There is a range of other features to explore within the app and the website, and we'll go over those different video.

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