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Trial Access Details

Springer is offering a free trial to the Springer eBooks Collection to qualifying institutions. Trial participants are eligible for 30 to 60 day trials.

Participating institutions must agree to the terms and conditions. Once you have filled out the trial request form and selected the "Submit" button you have agreed to the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions 

- Access to more than 30,000 eBook titles. Please note that titles are divided into thirteen subject collections ranging from Behavioral Science to Professional and Applied Computing.
- Instantaneous and convenient access to book content wherever and whenever needed.
- Complete usage statistic reporting during and after your trial.
- In order to ensure that there is no confusion amongst your constituents, we would like to clarify the titles that make up the Springer eBook Collection that are available during the trial period. You will access the trial directly on SpringerLink.
The trial includes access to all English/International language content from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well as book series dating back to 1997. This constitutes close to 20,000 titles. These are the eBook Packages that are currently being marketed globally.
- There are more than 50,000 eBooks available on SpringerLink, but these also include German titles, as well as book series, and Major Reference Works that go back to the 1900s. However, the trial does NOT include access to pre-2005 (except for book series content) and German language content, since these are not the eBook Packages being marketed in the Americas.
- Access cannot be granted by user name and password.
- Access will be setup by IP authentication. The Trial Institution will supply the relevant IP addresses to Springer.
- Trial institution cannot restrict access to end users during the trial.
- Trial institution must agree that during the trial, Springer may notify end users within the institution that a trial is being conducted.
- End users will be notified via eMail if they have opted in to the SpringerAlert and/or ISI eMail services.
- The Trial Institution or its end users shall not use any robots, spiders, crawlers or other automated downloading programs or devices to continuously and automatically search, index or retrieve any content accessed online under this Agreement.
- The Trial Institution or its end users is/are not permitted to archive and/or redistribute any of the content covered in this trial. All copyrighted material should be respected.
- Authorized Users may browse, search, retrieve, display, download, print, and store single copies of individual protocols for scholarly research, educational and personal use as long as such use is not made for further distribution, publication, transfer or access by others and is otherwise consistent with §107 of the United States Copyright Act regarding fair use (17 USC § 108)., and as specifically provided for in this Agreement.