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SpringerLink is Springer’s platform that hosts ebooks, book series, reference works, protocols and journals. SpringerLink is an open platform which means that you can preview table of contents and abstracts for all titles, but fulltext is only available for owned titles.

Please note that Lund University Libraries does not have access to all content on SpringerLink. LUB owns or subscribes to almost 90 000 books and book series volumes (June 2021) on SpringerLink. If you only want to see content LUB have access to, uncheck the yellow box Include Preview-Only Content above the search filters on the left-hand side of the site. Preview-only titles are displayed with the color yellow in the background and a yellow padlock above the title:


Information about downloading ebooks on SpringerLink
Springer offers "full book download functionality", this means that you can download all chapters of an ebook in one go in PDF or EPUB format. The complete ebook and chapters are available to subscribed users without restrictions, but please note that "without restrictions" only mean that the books are free of DRM (Digital Rights Management). Authorized users (registered students and staff) at Lund University may still only download individual items, i.e. one (1) article, chapter or ebook for personal use, for educational, scientific or research purposes. For non-subscribed ebooks, the first two (2) pages can be viewed.
Exceptions: The full book download is NOT available for ebooks with over 100 chapters, Major Reference Works and some of the major book series (e.g. LNCS).

Information för bibliotekarier: Observera att Springer eBook Archive, NonSeries pre2005 består av ett urval av titlar som inte ingår i de ämnessamlingar vi äger. För komplett lista över de ca 2,300 titlar som ingår i pre2005, se nedan.

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Name SpringerLink
Publisher/Provider SpringerNature
Subjects included Biomedical Sciences, Business & Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences and Geography, Economics, Education & Language, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Sciences & Nutrition, Law, Life Sciences, Materials, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, Statistics
Type of resource Platform with ebooks, e-journals, reference work entries and protocols in fulltext
Fulltext format HTML, PDF, EPUB (ebooks only)
Accessibility Via IP address
Login authentication required No, not on LU-campus. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to login via LU's Central Authentication Service (CAS) with a Student Account or LUCAT-ID.
Number of concurrent users Multiple concurrent access (multiple people reading at the same time)
Download required No
Must be borrowed No
Number of days for download - -
Download and read offline Yes, the PDF-files can be downloaded. SpringerLink support any device by automatically adjusting the site-setup that is optimal for the screensize of the device that is used.
Download to a portable device Yes


Authorized users (registered students and staff) at Lund University may download and print individual items solely for educational, personal, scientific, or research purposes. By individual item is meant one (1) article or chapter but not a complete book unless specifically stated.
Printing Authorized users (registered students and staff) at Lund University may download and print individual items solely for educational, personal, scientific, or research purposes. By individual item is meant one (1) article or chapter but not a complete book unless specifically stated.
Text to speech? Yes/No, the PDF-files are compatible with text-to-speech software but the HTML-files are not.
Export references? Yes
Export formats? RIS: Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero. ENW: EndNote. BIB: BibTeX, JabRef, Mendeley.
How do I suggest a purchase? Students and staff: Please contact your faculty library.
Librarians: Se Förvärv av elektroniska resurser för mer info.
Restrictions? Walk-in users: Users not affiliated with Lund University may be permitted access to Springers fulltext content, but only within the physical premises of Lund University Libraries from designated terminals.
Course Packs: Registered students and staff may use single articles, chapters and other individual items of the content for the preparation of academic and educational course materials including print-outs and copies in print, with all the rights notices duly presented. If you are in doubt as to what is allowed, always ask Springer first.
Obtaining permissions: If you would like to reuse Springer content in a journal (print/online), book (hardcopy or electronic), doctoral thesis, research project etc, you must request permission first. Springer offers a variety of options for reusing Springer content via the Copyright Clearance Center.  
Interlibrary loan / Fjärrlån Yes, but only in print format. Single items (one chapter or article) of electronic journal articles and book chapters may be printed then sent via post, fax or faxed-based services (e.g. Ariel or Prospero) to fulfill ILL requests from academic, research or other non-commercial libraries for personal, educational, scientific, or research purposes. If sent electronically, the file must retain the relevant copyright notice and be deleted immediately after printing. Please note that only book chapters are eligible for ILL. Complete Book PDFs are not eligible.
Text and Data Mining Policy Text and Data Mining (TDM) at Springer Nature (PDF)