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ProQuest Ebook Central

Information on using ProQuest's scholarly ebook collection on the Ebook Central platform.

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For further information on Ebook Central features, visit the ProQuest site:

Book Details Page

The Book Details Page provides important information about the book. On this page you can view the availability of the book as well as a description of what the book is about. See the User Limits tab for more information about availability and access.

Screenshot of Book Details page highlighting book description and availability


From this page you can choose whether you would like to read the book online, download the entire book for offline reading, or download a PDF of an individual chapter. See the Read Online and Downloading tabs for further information.

Screenshot of Book Details Page highlighting Read Online and Downloading features


Copy/Print/Download Limitations. Some publishers set limitations on how much of an Ebook Central title you can copy, print or download in one session. These online allowances are per book and reset after a 24 hour period. As you copy, print, or download pages in PDF, your online allowances will count down. Once you reach your limit, you will have to wait 24 hours before the allowances reset for that title.

Screenshot of Book Details Page showing where to find copy, print, and download limitations-

You can also save your book to your Bookshelf, share a link to the book, and get a citation for the book. The citation feature will also allow you to export to RefWorks or other citation manager.

Screenshot of Book Details page highlighting Bookshelf, sharing, and citation features