SAE Technical Papers published prior to 2003 are available in Newman Library in a variety of formats including paper, microform, or CD-ROM. They can be found in Addison. Additional information is available on an SAE Refsheet.
SAE Technical papers published in 2003 through the present can be special ordered for you through ILLiad. There is no charge to you for these special order papers.
The Society of Automotive Engineers uses digital rights management (DRM) software to restrict the ways in which you can use the PDF files that they publish. The restrictions are as follows:
You can open and view the document using Acrobat Reader version 4 or higher.
You must have installed the FileOpen plug-in for Acrobat Reader in order to view the document.
The file can be viewed only on the machine on which it was first opened.
If you have more than one computer, be sure that you open the file only on the computer where you will always read the file.
Once opened on a computer, the file cannot be opened on any other computer.
In other words, the file becomes locked for viewing on the computer on which it was first opened.
You cannot copy the file to another computer and read it on that other computer.
Conclusion: Be very careful about where you first open the file as you will not be able to view or print the file elsewhere.
The FileOpen software prevents you from making more than two (2) print copies of the document. Download the FileOpen Plug-in.
For SAE Papers not in our collection, submit your request using the Article form on the ILLiad main menu. You must include the SAE Paper Number and the title of the SAE Paper in your request so that we can correctly identify the paper you are requesting.
We must use special handling outside of ILLiad to deliver these files due to their unique nature that includes DRM control.
We will obtain the PDF file from SAE.
ILLiad will send you an automated email to announce that the PDF file is being sent to you in a separate email. This announcement will include the viewing instructions, in addition to details about downloading the FileOpen plug-in, and any viewing and printing restrictions imposed by SAE.
We will send you an email with the PDF file attached. Note that we will not be able to view the contents of the document to verify that it is the document you requested. Only you will be able to view the document.
Please contact Larry Thompson if you have any questions about the SAE Papers, the means of obtaining them, and the methods for viewing and printing them.