If your library has subscription Ebook content from Ebook Central, you can now search and view your Ebook Central Ebooks on the ProQuest Platform. If you cross-search all of the content on the ProQuest platform, you'll see that Ebook Central is available as a selectable database. You can choose to search it individually from the Databases tab or by clicking to search all databases. Your library may also have a login link that automatically selects all your ProQuest databases for you. View our latest training video on the updates to ebook and video content here.
Ebook Central Ebooks appear alongside your other ProQuest content in the results page. Selecting an Ebook Central record takes you to the unique Ebook Details Viewer. The updated view and Ebook reader are integrated into ProQuest and mirrors the experience that you have from Ebook Central without having to leave ProQuest. The Ebook Central Bookshelf is now accessible within ProQuest so that you can save your Ebooks directly to your Bookshelf without having to leave ProQuest.
From the Ebook Details View you will see the book Availability, Description, Table of Contents, Book Details, and the following tools: Read Online, Download Book (not available for all titles and duration varies), Add to Bookshelf, Share Link to Book and Cite Book. Once you click Read Online or select a portion of the book from the Table of Contents, you are taken to the Ebook Document Viewer within ProQuest. See below for more tips and information.
After selecting the Read Online option, you are taken to the full text of the Ebook. This is also known as the Ebook reader or Ebook Document Viewer.
1. From the left panel, there are four selectable tabs: Table of Contents, the Book Details (including online allowances), Annotations, and Search within book. You can close this panel to create more screen space for the book contents.
2. From the top tool bar, you'll see the set of features that you can use to work with the book content.
Full Download: Download the entire book for a time period of 1 - 21 days (options vary and not all titles allow full downloads). The full book download requires the use of Adobe Digital Editions or Blue Fire Reader for mobile device downloads. You must have a Bookshelf account to use this feature. Visit the Full Download page on our Ebook Central LibGuide to learn more.
Chapter Download: Download a chapter or section of the book to PDF. PDF does not expire as it is downloaded to your local machine/device. Page restrictions are listed. You must have a Bookshelf account to use this feature.
Copy: Copy a section of the book. Page restrictions are listed. You must have a Bookshelf account to use this feature.
Print to PDF: Print a section of the book. Page restrictions are listed. You must have a Bookshelf account to use this feature.
Add to Bookshelf: Bookshelf is a personal account that you use with Ebook Central Ebook content. This account is separate from the ProQuest My Research account. Use the Bookshelf account to manage and organize your Ebooks for ease of access and to share resources and content with others.
Share Link: Create a durable/persistent URL to any section of the book.
Get Citation: Create a citation for the book in any of the six citation styles listed. Export option to RefWorks and EndNote/Citavi are also available here.
Highlight: Highlight the book content for ease of access to relevant and important sections. Highlighting is kept track of in the Annotations menu from the left panel. The annotations are also available through your Bookshelf account. Must have a Bookshelf account to use this feature.
Add Note: Add important notes to the text of the book for future reference. Notes are kept track of in the Annotations menu from the left panel. The annotations are also available through your Bookshelf account. Must have a Bookshelf account to use this feature.
Add Bookmark: Add a Bookmark to any page of the text that you want to remember/refer to later. The bookmarks are kept track of in the Annotations menu from the left panel. The annotations are also available through your Bookshelf account. Must have a Bookshelf account to use this feature.
Zoom Out, Zoom In, Zoom: Use these options to adjust the view and size of the text display.
Go to Page: Enter a page number to navigate directly to that page.
Previous/Next Arrows: Use to navigate forward or backward through the full text of the book.