ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly known as ebrary) offers titles from hundreds of trusted publishers on one modern, intuitive platform Its intuitive, mobile-optimized design lets researchers get “anytime access” to the content they need – from a single chapter to an entire book.
|Coverage:||mostly 2000 to present|
|Users:||vary from 1 user to unlimited simultaneous users|
|Features:||create personal account, sign in to download, highlight and annotate documents, take notes, save favorites, create folders on the personal bookshelf|
|Viewing Content:||plug-in ebrary online reader within web browsers on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux platform|
|Printing:||Create an image PDF of a specific chapter or page range
- use Print to PDF to create a PDF that can be printed (or saved). You may choose to print Current Page, Page Range, or Current Chapter.
- downloaded PDFs can be read by most mobile devices, including Kindles, without additional software.
- PDF files will not expire
1. Download to laptop desktop:
1. Download to mobile devices:
|Supported mobile device or apps:||- all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
- Adobe Digital Editions compatible eReader device
|More Information:||ProQuest Online Help|
To create a ProQuest Ebook Central account:
1. Simple Search
2. Advanced Search
3. Browse Subjects
4. ProQuest Ebook Central Online Reader
In the ebook record, click Read Online to open the ebook with the online reader.
The online reader allows you to view and interact with documents and include the following features:
In the new Reader, downloading a book is an easy three step process. Downloads are supported on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phones (iOS and Android).
There are two options to copy. To copy a page, select the copy icon in the navigation toolbar. To copy text within a page, select your text. A pop-up menu appears and you select the copy icon on the far left.
In the new online Reader use Print to PDF to create a PDF that can be printed (or saved). You may choose Current Page, Page Range, or Current Chapter. You choose which of the five citation styles will be appended to the PDF: APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes - Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author - Date, Harvard, or MLA.
4. Search Within Book
In the search within book box, type your search term, making sure to put phrases in quotes. Search results are displayed showing frequency bars next to each chapter. Click on the triangle to the left of the chapter for counts of results per page and contextual snippets of text. Click on the snippet to display the page in the book with the highlighted search terms.
5. Add to Bookshelf
Click on the bookshelf icon to save the current title to the ebrary bookshelf. If you have already added the title to your bookshelf, the icon will be greyed out.
6. Share Link
Sharing a link allows you to copy a URL to the current page in the book which you may share with authorized users.
Cite allows you to create a citation choosing from five styles. If you have a preferred citation style you may set that preference in Settings.
There are two ways to highlight text. Select text on a page and choose the yellow, blue or pink option from the pop-up menu. If you select the icon from the toolbar instead, you may select and highlight text in yellow. Highlights are saved in the bookshelf.
There are two ways to take notes. Select text on a page and choose the note option from the pop-up menu (far right option). The note icon is placed adjacent left to the text. If you select the note icon in the toolbar, you create a note for the page and the note icon is placed in the upper left of the page, independent of text. All notes are saved in the bookshelf, and viewable in the Annotations side panel.
Click the bookmark icon in the toolbar or the bookmark icon in the upper right of the page to bookmark a page. Bookmarks are saved in the bookshelf, and viewable in the Annotations side panel.
11. Zoom Options
Zoom options include zoom in (+), zoom out (-), and fit to width, or fit to page (under Zoom options).
12. Go To Page
Click on top of the page number and enter your desired page to navigate to a specific page in a book.
The Previous/Next function allows you to move backward or forward through a book one page at a time.
Just click the ? to view frequently asked questions and their answers.
Here you can reset your password and choose a default citation style.
For a limited no. of titles, users can download the entire e-book for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions.
Download e-books and open in Adobe Digital Editions
1. Downloading e-books on IOS / Android devices
2. Transferring a downloaded e-book from Adobe Digital Editions to an iOS device
3. Transferring a downloaded e-book from Adobe Digital Editions to other devices (but not a Kindle)
Learn more: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices
You don’t need to return a e-book downloaded with Adobe Digital Editions. It will automatically expire at the end of the loan period. But since you can only have 10 downloads at a time, you might want to return an e-book early so you can download others. And returning a single-user-only downloaded e-book will release it for other users. Early returns of downloaded e-books are done through Adobe Digital Editions, or an app (such as BlueFire) on your device.
To return an e-book: