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E-books: ProQuest Ebook Central

Individual e-book titles can be found on subject pages.

ProQuest Ebook Central @Wallker Library

Ebook Central (formerly ebrary) is a multidisciplinary collection of ebooks that MTSU subscribes to.

1.  You will find Ebook Central ebooks individually when you search the Library Catalog.  (Limit to Ebooks from the Material Type box.)  

2.  You can also access and browse the Ebook Central collection from the Databases A-Z page.

3.  Use the Ebook Central search box to locate available ebooks.

4.  When you access Ebook Central off campus, you'll be prompted to login. Use your Pipeline or RODP username and password. 

5.  Ebook Central ebooks can be read online or downloaded.

Create a ProQuest Ebook Cerntal account

You must create an Ebook Central user account before you can:

  • highlight and annotate documents
  • save documents and annotations to your personal bookshelf
  • create folders on the book shelf to organize your research

To create an account:

  • Open Ebook Central from the A-Z Resource List
  • Click the “Sign In” link in the top right corner
  • Select “Create an account” 
  • Fill in the form to set up your account
  • Check the box next to "I accept ebrary's Terms and Conditions"
  • Click "Create Account"



ProQuest Ebook Central Downloads for Mobile

In the ebrary online Reader, users can download a book for offline reading on a tablet or phone using the Bluefire Reader for iOS and Android devices.  
When on your mobile device - and in the ebrary online Reader or on the new book Detail page - you will be guided through the streamlined 3 step download flow for mobile.

ProQuest Ebook Central Online

  Often reading online is the most straight forward way to access a book since downloading often requires installing software on your computer.

  • The screen below displays after clicking on Read Online.
  • It contains the book's availability information: how many pages you can copy and print.
  • You may click on the various parts of the book under Table of Contents. i.e. go to a specific chapter/part

Online Reader

Printing to PDF
After clicking on the printer Icon at the top of the page, you will see a Page Range.

Select from the following choices.

  • Choose the Current Page
  • Pages From...
  • Current Chapter

  1. Choose the Citation Style you wish to use. MLA is the default. Click Continue.
  2. A PDF will be created and you will be prompted to "Open PDF".
  3. The PDF will be downloaded to your computer for you to print.


Online Reader Navigation Help

1.  Download   2. Chapter Download  3 .Copy  4. Search Within Book  5. Print  6. Add to Bookshelf  7. Share  8. Cite  9. Highlight  10. Notes  11. Bookmark 12. Zoom Options 13. Go to page 14. Previous/ Next  15 .Help 16. settings.

More Info on Copying / Printing

Copy and print functions are available at the top among the available tool icons. 

The general allowance for both printing and copying from ebrary is a maximum 60 pages per book.

There are some books by certain publishers who set a more restrictive limit, which will be indicated when you try to print.

Read more about limits on copying and printing in the ebrary Support Center.

Download a ProQuest ebrary ebook to desktop or laptop

Downloads are greatly streamlined. There is a guided 3 step flow, and the device you are on is pre-selected for you

1. Download and install  Adobe Digital Editions to download ebooks to your laptop or desktop. This free software is different from Adobe Reader. 

   A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the ebook to a device. It is NOT required to read ebooks online on your computer. 

   Click on the image below to see the process. 

ProQuest Ebook Central ebooks

An academic e-book collection spanning all subject areas. 

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