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O'Reilly Learning

O'Reilly Learning (formerly Safari Books Online)

LANL ESD no longer manages individual licenses/subscriptions for O'Reilly Online Learning, but employees can subscribe on their own by contacting Andrea Kole ( A DOE consortia level rate is available for groups of 5 or more. For individual subscriptions, regular GSA rates apply.

O'Reilly's Online Learning platform consists of LIVE online classes, interactive sandboxes, interactive tutorials, online tech conferences, IT certification training, as well as instructional video and content pulled from thousands of titles. Content focuses on Information Technology, Management, AI, and Professional Development.

August 18, 2020

Open Access to ACM Digital Library During COVID-19 Pandemic

ACM to support the computing community is opening the ACM Digital Library to all. For the next several months, there will be no fees for accessing or downloading work published by ACM. This will continue through June 30, 2020.

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March 31, 2020


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Notes: ESD no longer manages individual licenses/subscriptions for Safari Books Online, but employees can subscribe on their own by contacting Andrea Kolodzinski (, a DOE-negotiated price is available for groups of five or more.


Numerical Recipes

Numerical Recipes are LANL-only and will require Remote Access

Numerical RecipesTM is a series of text and reference books on "the art of scientific computing" that is famous for its engaging text and lucid mathematical and algorithmic explanations. The book includes commented full listings of more than 400 unique C++ routines (About Numerical Recipes).

Numerical Recipes Electronic is the updated, online version of the Third Edition (2007).

Read online (requires Flash):

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  • Empanel - the navigation menu is fixed on the left sidebar

Download PDFs (secured):

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Older Versions

Thanks to special permission from the authors and Cambridge University Press, LANL staff have local access to PDF versions of:

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Browser Settings
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  • IE settings: Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab ... make sure that "Use SSL 3.0" and "Use TLS 1.0" are checked, and that "Use SSL 2.0" is unchecked (check IE even if you do not use it)
  • Confirm that Port 443 is open (

Mac Fix

The following combination of actions have been found to work on Macs.


  • Firefox -> Preferences -> Advanced tab -> Network tab -> Settings
  • Select "Manual proxy configuration"
    • For HTTP Proxy:
    • For SSL Proxy:
    • For No Proxy for: localhost,,
  • Click OK


  • Firefox -> Preferences -> Applications
  • Find the PDF document "Content Type"
  • Select "Use Adobe Acrobat" under the Action
  • Close the Preferences dialog box


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