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Springer Lecture Notes Series

Publisher: Springer Nature

Joined: 2003

Type: Online books and conference proceedings

Content Overview

The Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) includes its subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI). The series publishes new developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching - quickly, informally, and at a high level.

Subject Strengths

  • Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Security and Cryptology
  • Image Processing, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Graphics

Service Strengths

  • The LNCS contains, in 2016, over 8,000 volumes with more than 500 volumes published annually.

  • LNCS Tutorials comprise textbooks, textbook-like monographs, and lectures given at advanced courses, seminars, schools, etc. The level ranges from advanced undergraduate to postgraduate.

  • LNCS Hot Topics present new and/or emerging topics, these books introduce areas, motivate the reader and are of graduate to postgraduate level.

  • Historical archive also available separately for purchase: Springer Lecture Notes in Computers Science Series Archives [URL: to a new page]. This is a one off purchase per institution. For further information please see the dedicated page [URL: to a new page, same as above] and contact INASP.

SpringerLink platform service strengths

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The benefits of our platform include:

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on and off-campus (remote access)

  • Institutional wide access via fixed IP address only

  • Responsive design allows for optimal browsing on a desktop, tablet or phone without losing any essential functionality

  • Powerful search engine

  • Consistent, user friendly guided navigation

  • Includes electronic supplementary materials such as tables, graphs and videos

  • Reference linking & cited by linking

  • Documents are searchable by subject area, publication title, topic, author citation or keywords

  • Free access to tables of contents, detailed abstracts and editorial background for every publication

  • Free SpringerAlerts [URL:] keep users and librarians current with custom email bulletins

  • Worldwide Helpdesk

  • SpringerLink development is ongoing and updates are rapidly released


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Registration for Springer Lecture Notes Series

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