An important set of engineering ebooks from publisher McGraw-Hill, formerly available at the McGraw-Hill AccessEngineering(TM) site, is now available from the CDL-Hosted Licensed Content platform.

This set of ebooks includes recent editions of handbooks and reference sources such as Marks Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Perry's Chemical Engineers Handbook, Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, and more than 250 other titles. The ebooks cover various subject fields in engineering: Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil & Construction, Communications, Electrical & Optical, Energy, Environmental & Sustainable, Industrial, Materials Science & Nanotech, Mechanical, and Software.

The collection can be accessed at http://uclibs.org/PID/146414.


CDL hosting of the McGraw Hill ebooks was implemented at the request of UC campuses following a change in the vendor’s pricing and service model, which no longer provided for perpetual access rights to licensed material. Perpetual ownership is a core licensing principle for the UC Libraries, ensuring that our investments in licensed collections will endure long into the future.

The CDL-Hosted Licensed Content platform is based on CDL’s Merritt repository for preservation and CDL’s eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) for access. Implementation of this new service involved broad collaboration across CDL, including staff from CDL’s UC3, Publishing and Access, Licensing, and Discovery and Delivery programs, as well as close collaboration with the licensing campuses.

For more information on the collection or the CDL-Hosted Licensed Content platform, please contact us at library@ucmerced.edu or 209.228.4444.