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Textbook Alternatives at Drake: Springer eBooks

The purpose of this site is to inform Drake instructors on various alternatives to "traditional" textbooks

Why Springer?

Springer eBooks are an exciting NEW addition to Cowles Library's lineup.  There is no Digital Rights Management (meaning you can download and keep chapters of the book indefinitely) AND there is a relatively inexpensive hardcopy "print" version for $24.99 (includes shipping and handling).  Check it out! 18,000+ full-text Springer books (mostly in math, computer sciences, the physical/natural sciences, and social sciences (including business)!

Springer eBook Overview

Are you a Drake Instructor?

To encourage "early adoptors" of Springer eBooks, Cowles Library is willing to purchase one "desk copy" for any Drake faculty member. Just search the 5,000 full-text Springer books (mostly in math, computer sciences, the physical/natural sciences, and social sciences (including business)  If you find one that looks interesting, and that has a "My Copy" link (watch the short video if you want to see what it looks like), contact bruce.gilbert@drake.edu and he'll order it for you ASAP!