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Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online is the electronic reference library that delivers expert content from the world's most trusted leaders in technology publishing to professionals worldwide. Provides access to 1000's of technical books online. Content emphasizes computer programming, software and apps (including mobile apps) including business aspects. You can search the fulltext of all content by keyword, title, author and/or browse by category. Safari offers the combined collections from O'Reilly Media, John Wiley & Sons, Addison-Wesley, Peachpit Press, Adobe Press, and many more top publishers in one fully searchable database. IT, software developers, web designers, system administrators and creative pros use Safari as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training.

If you are interested in knowing more about Safari or would like to suggest titles you can e-mail Martin Alvarado, Community Engagement Librarian, Business & Technology, at

This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.


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