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Database of the Month: Safari Online Tech Books

Within the O'Reilly database, Safari Tech Books offers books, audiobooks, case studies, videos, conference content and interactive tutorials on technology, computing, and business topics. 

Search for Titles

O'Reilly provides a basic search box at the top of the home page that can be used to execute a keyword search for books, videos, live events, and more. 

A page of results for the search term "Python."

Type keywords or phrases into the search box, and get results across all media types. Click a specific format to see only titles in the format you chose. If you'd like to see your search terms in the context of broader topics, click the Topics dropdown menu to make a choice. 

If you prefer to browse the collections by topic, click the Explore link on the sidebar.

Explore Search Results

To interact with content, click on the link title, then click the Start button. Books can be read in a browser or on a mobile device with the O'Reilly app; video materials can be viewed in a browser, on mobile, or via Roku or Amazon Fire. 

Search with O'Reilly Answers

In addition to the top-level keyword search, the Answers function allows a deeper dive into the content by typing a specific question into the search bar. The search engine instantly scans thousands of titles in the database to find and display the most relevant answer.

Set up a Personal Account

You can set up a private profile to make playlists of saved items, save search history, and export the items that you have "highlighted" in the titles viewed.

Get Database Help

Click the Support link on the sidebar for assistance with the database.

Bentley librarians can also show you how to use the database and answer your questions. Check the Bentley Library Research Help page for our contact information and Reference Desk hours.

Connect to the Database

Please visit our Databases A-Z page and click Safari Online Books: Tech Books to begin your search. This database can also be viewed in the IT & CIS subject list and the Case Studies list on the A-Z page.


Database of the Month provides a brief introduction to useful library databases, highlighting key features you should know about. If you would like more information about this database or other library resources, please contact us for assistance. If you would like a demonstration of these resources for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the Instruction Request Form.