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ProQuest Ebook Central

Downloading for Offline Access

ProQuest Ebook Central offers flexible options for downloading content.

Download the book to computers, tablets, and phones. Simply select your device in the first step, and we’ll guide you through the rest!

Download a chapter, a page, or a range of pages in real PDF. Text is searchable and selectable, and a citation is included in a style of your choice (see the Chapter Downloads tab).

If you’re using a laptop or desktop, you need Adobe Digital Editions a free program that is different than Adobe Reader.

A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the ebook to another device, but not if you’re just reading it on the same computer. 

On iOS and Android devices, we recommend to use the Adobe Digital Editions app, which is free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

You can use other reader apps as long as they are able to handle the Adobe DRM (Digital Rights Management). Search in the app store of your choice for e.g. 'adobe drm reader' or just 'adobe drm' to get a list of potentially suitable apps.

Please note: You do need an Adobe ID to be able to read downloaded books on a mobile device. You can get an Adobe ID for free HERE (link goes out to the Adobe account login page where you have to click on the "Get an Adobe ID"-link).

Chapter Download

Now you can download a chapter PDF from the table of contents or download a chapter, page range or single page PDF from the Reader. The PDFs are searchable, selectable, and include a citation and do not expire. Chapter downloads require users to sign-in to their Ebook Central account or continue as Guest. Benefits to signing in include increased copy, print and download allowances, access to your personal Ebook Central Bookshelf where you can save books, chapters, and create/save annotations – and it’s free (and easy)!

The typical print allowance for most titles is 40% of the book. When printing a chapter or range of pages, we deduct from this allowance.

1. Detail Page Chapter Download

Clicking the PDF Chapter Downloads link will direct you to the first entry in the table of contents. From here you may navigate to chapter Download PDF links or subsection Download PDF links throughout the table of contents.

2. Reader Toolbar Chapter Download Icon

From the Reader toolbar, select the Chapter Download or Print to PDF icons and select Page Range options and your citation style. Download and save or print the PDF file.

Chapter downloads now include a daily refresh allowing users to get the content they need and return for more

Read print-to-PDF and chapter download titles on any device that supports .PDF file types – from Kindles and tablets to laptops and mobile devices. Users may transfer files between devices without support limitation.