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Ebook Central: Read Online

Guide to Ebook Central from ProQuest

Ebook Central Reader

The Ebook Central Reader's default view includes an expandable Table of Contents, a Search Within feature, relevancy ranked search terms by chapter, and a navigation toolbar in the content pane:

1. Book Details

View your print and copy allowances.

2. Annotations Icon

View your highlights, notes, and bookmarks.

3. Search Within Book

Type your search term into the search box. Put phrases in quotes. Search results display with frequency bars next to each chapter. Select the chapter name to see the results per page and contextual snippets of text.

4. Book Download  

Downloading a book is an easy 3-step process to computers, tablets, and phones.

5. Chapter Download

Download a chapter to PDF. The text is searchable and selectable, and a citation is included. The pages are counted as part of your overall print allowances. 

6. Copy

Copy the whole page by selecting the copy icon in the navigation toolbar. To copy text within a page, select your text and use the copy icon in the pop-up menu.

7. Print

This creates a PDF that you can print or save, and which includes a citation for the book. Printed pages are counted as part of your overall print allowances. 

8. Add to Bookshelf

Save this book to your online bookshelf. If you have already added the title, the icon will be disabled.

9. Share Link

Copy the URL to this page in the book, which you may share with others at your institution. 

10. Cite

Create a citation from your choice of styles: APA, Chicago/Turabian (Notes-Bibliography or Author-Date), Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver. You may set your citation style preference in your Settings.

11. Search Terms by Chapter and Page

Expand the Table of Contents to see search terms by chapter and page and click in the contextual snippet of text to navigate to that page.

12. Zoom Options

Zoom in (+), zoom out (-), fit to width, or fit to page.

13. Go To Page

To navigate to a specific page in the book, click on top of the page number and enter your desired page.

14. Previous/Next

Move backward or forward through a book one page at a time.

15. Settings

Reset your password, change your default citation style, and more.


Ebook Central Reader - Table of Contents and Reader Navigation Tips

Search Within, Search Results, and Reader Navigation Tips

Table of Contents Disabled - Full Screen


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