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    Using O'Reilly for Higher Education (formerly Safari Tech Books Online)

    Safari Books Online is now O’Reilly for Higher Education. Known for best-in-class programming books with the famous woodcut animal covers, O’Reilly has been a major force in providing premier technology and business transformation knowledge. The O’Reilly for Higher Education digital platform includes more than 38,000 book titles and more than 30,000 hours of video. 

    Topics range from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos, and much more. Users can search thousands of books simultaneously online, saving time and quickly finding the information they need.  There are also proven learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials and audio books. Users also get access to exclusive O’Reilly content and as well as resources from more than 200 of the world’s best publishers.      

    Subject Coverage

    • Business
    • Desktop and Web Applications
    • Digital Media
    • Engineering
    • Information Technology & Software Development
    • Math & Science
    • Personal & Professional Development
    • Products
    • Vendors

    O’Reilly for Higher Education

    New in Spring 2020: Unlimited user access
    On the new platform, there is no limit to the number of concurrent users. Thanks VIVA!                                           

    Experience-based insight
    For more than 40 years, O’Reilly has built a community of experts across a broad range of subjects. They track the faint signals of emerging trends; we use their insights to create up-to-the minute content your students need in order to understand the dialogues and disruptions that shape the worlds of business and technology today.

    Prepare for tomorrow’s careers
    More than 2.25 million professionals in more than 4,000 businesses and government agencies learn with O'Reilly every day.  O’Reilly for Higher Education complements classroom curriculum, prepares users for future careers, and encourages lifelong learning.

    Personalization for ease of use
    Users get the kinds of experiences they expect with tailored content recommendations based on the material they like to read and watch. Personalization features include playlists for easy retrieval and content syncing across multiple devices, including notes, highlights, and bookmarks.       

    Access to today's most important conversations
    The O'Reilly platform includes thousands of hours of video from O'Reilly’s 16 global conferences, providing insider access to cutting-edge thinking from the world’s foremost technology and business leaders.                                                               

    Expertly curated, high-quality content
    O’Reilly’s savvy editorial team delivers exclusive books, videos, and learning experiences—including early release titles and case studies from leading organizations—plus resources from more than 200 of the world’s most respected publishers, including Pearson, Packt, Wiley, HarperCollins, and others.

    Proven learning formats
    O'Reilly's easy-to-follow, self-paced learning paths and interactive tutorials help users establish a knowledge base, build proficiencies, and develop new skills—their way.

    Time-saving tools
    Powerful search, personalized recommendations, and the ability to create custom playlists enable users to find and share what they need fast


    Publication Types

    • Unique interactive tutorials
    • O’Reilly conference recordings
    • Books and video training from 200+ publishers
    • Early access to content as it’s being created


    Adapted for VCCS users from O’Reilly for Higher Education: Product Education (13 Sep. 2019) courtesy of ProQuest.