SPIE Digital Library Features

Here are some of the key SPIE Digital Library features and links to other guides to help you get the most out of the SPIE Digital Library.

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Get the most out of the SPIE Digital Library:

  • User Guide: We created this User Guide that explains features and will help you to better navigate the site.

  • Introductory Video: View this short video that walks you through the site features and navigation.

  • Built In-House: The SPIE Digital Library was built in-house by internal staff, allowing for greater flexibility, responsiveness, and a site that will better house SPIE's unique content and better serve our community. 

  • Taxonomy: Our taxonomy of 4,000+ terms powers related content recommendations and search to return the most relevant results.

  • Presentation Recordings: Presentation recordings from SPIE conferences are featured on the Conference Presentations page as well as embedded on proceedings article pages. They may also be filtered using the search filter option.

  • Full-Text HTML: All articles, proceedings papers dating back to 2014, and SPIE Field Guide and Spotlight eBooks are displayed in HTML format in addition to the downloadable PDF format.

  • Personalization Tools: Creating a free personal account allows you to save citations to a personal library and sign up for different types of email alerts.

  • Off-Site Access for Institutional Subscribers: After creating and signing into a free personal account while on your organization's network, users at subscribing organizations will be affiliated with the organization's subscription and will have full off-site access.

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