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Downloading eBooks: ProQuest Ebook Central

This guide will help you find, search and download eBooks from the library's online academic collection of eBooks.

Introduction

ProQuest Ebook Central
Ebook Central is designed with mobile in mind. Access the site from your tablet or phone, and download ebooks for offline reading. These ebooks are from credible content from authoritative, scholarly sources. Ebook Central delivers, with breadth and depth of ebooks from scholarly sources, including University Presses and other top publishers.

See the 3 step process of downloading a book from ProQuest Ebook Central's Libguide in the left boxes below.  

Source: ProQuest's LibGuide site: https://proquest.libguides.com/ebookcentral/download. 

Ebook Central Download

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).

Install Adobe Digital Editions

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. 

Download to Mobile Devices

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).

 

Video - Search Ebook Central

Instruction to download - screenshots

How to download a book for offline reading - instruction with screenshots by ProQuest Ebook Center. 

https://support.proquest.com/articledetail?id=kA11W000000k9isSAA

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Though the library is physically closed, Research Databases containing Articles, eBooks and Videos are available to our students, faculty and staff 24/7.

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