e-Access via SpringerLink
Online access to my eBookTop
Book authors and book editors are entitled to receive perpetual free access to their own eBook on SpringerLink. One month after your book's publication you will receive an email which contains your personal registration link for SpringerLink. Just follow the short registration process and access your eBook. For the time being, this service is not available to book chapter authors.
Access via IP
If your institution has purchased access to the eBook via IP, you can automatically access the eBook via your institution’s network without entering a username and password.
SpringerLink offers off-campus access via username and password and supports access via Athens and Shibboleth. Both Athens and Shibboleth allow users to use single, sign-on to access web resources.
Springer offers access through Shibboleth via the institution login located in the login area on the right side of the screen in the masthead.
Please contact your librarian and ask if your institution has a method of authentication that allows for off-campus access.
Use of SpringerLinkTop
Book authors or book editors are entitled to receive free access to their own ebook on SpringerLink.
Search your eBook
A fast and easy way to find your eBook in SpringerLink is to use the search function. There are a variety of different ways to search on SpringerLink. You can conduct a simple search by title, author last name or DOI to find your published eBook on SpringerLink.
By entering a search term or phrase, you are searching the title, the abstract and the full-text (including authors, affiliations and references) of every article and book chapter on SpringerLink.
Cite your eBook
To cite from your published ebook/chapter we recommend that you use the “Export Citation” functionality offered as a tab above every article abstract. You can select the “RIS” or “Plain Text” option and your preferred citation manager. Your citation will automatically open in Notepad if you choose not to use a citation manager, which you can save, or copy and paste.
Users will be able to export citations in RIS or plain text directly into ProCite, Bib Tex, EndNote, Reference Manager, RefWorks, PubMed(LNM), and BookEnds.
Benefits of registration on SpringerLink
Registration grants you special personalization features such as RSS feeds, Favorites linking, saved items and free samples. Additionally, an individual registration allows you to purchase electronic journal articles and book chapters on SpringerLink and save them in your “Order History.”
Set up favorites
To use the free, Favorites feature, first register or login as an individual user on SpringerLink. Next, choose content that you are interested in and go to “Add to Saved Items". You can then create your own folder(s) with direct links to favorite books, journals, authors or search results lists.
Forgot username and password
From any page on SpringerLink, you can click on the “Log In” link that is located on the upper right in the header. Clicking “Log In” will prompt a drop down menu where you will see a "Forgot your password?" link . After you click on this link, enter your email address and if you have a SpringerLink account, you will receive an email with a hyperlink that will allow you to reset your password. When logging in, please also be sure to type your username and password just as you created them, as these are case sensitive.
Change username and password
After you have logged in, click on “My SpringerLink” or your name. You can then click on “registration” and choose “Change username” or “Change password.” These pages give you the ability to change your username and/or reset your password.
Log into your individual user account
From any page on SpringerLink, you can click on the “Log In” link that is located on the upper right in the orange banner bar. Clicking “Log In” will prompt the username and password text boxes for entering your login credentials and logging into SpringerLink.