Extensive Research Computing Resource: O’Reilly Online Learning Platform

Start with the basics or boost your current research computing and programming skills with self-paced on-the-go online trainings availble in the O’Reilly Online Learning platform. The platform provides over 30,000 full-text e-books and videos on computing, databases, networking, operating systems, programming, software engineering, .NET, Cisco products, Web design, Java, XML and more. The platform is fully searchable for a variety of research computing learning resources including; books, videos and even snippets of code, however, printing and PDF files are not available.

Washington University Libraries pays for the O’Reilly Online Learning: Academic Library Edition, and makes it freely available to all in the Washington University community. The home page has a drop down menu that lists participating institutions, but Washington University in St Louis is not on the list. So, students, staff and faculty must use their @wustl.edu email address to access the platform and to create a free user account that’ll let users retain notes etc. in the e-books that they have used.

From the home page (shown below), Click Institution not listed?

Type your @wustl.edu email address in the box and click Let’s Go. Then click Got It in the next page as in the screenshot below.

Once in the platform (see screenshot below), you can explore the Topics menu, or use the search box to find courses by name.

Users can search for courses based on a specific job role or a needed foundational skill set. Searches can be restricted to videos if only videos are wanted instead of books or vice versa. Course or training materials of interest can be added to a playlist.  Users can access readymade playlists, view course recommendations, what’s popular, and what’s trending.

The O’Reilly mobile app is also available which enables offline access to the O’Reilly training materials.  More information about the mobile app can be found here: https://www.oreilly.com/online-learning/apps.html.

Visit the O’Reilly platform support and user help here: https://proquest.libguides.com/oreilly.

If you need help accessing the O’Reilly Online Learning platform and getting a user account, please send an email to askbecker@wustl.edu