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eBooks Guide: Ebook Central

Guide to finding and using eBooks at CDU Library

Subjects

You can access eBooks in a range of subject areas through eBook Central:

  • Arts
  • Business/Management
  • Education
  • General
  • Health & Medicine
  • History & Political Science
  • Law
  • Literature & Language
  • Religion & Philosphy
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Science

Searching Ebook Central

Use the search box above to begin a new search in Ebook Central.

The image to the right shows an example of search results. 

The keyword is highlighted in the search results, and there’s a short description to give you a bit more information about the book, including whether it is currently “Available,” “Available on request,” or “In use.”

You can refine your searching by using search filters such as Year Published, Subject, Language, and Author.

Download the book, read it online, see the Table of Contents and more, and add the book to your bookshelf.

Chapter Results provide the top chapters from the most relevant books.

Book Details

Whether you find a book through searching Ebook Central or Library Search, we provide lots of information about the book to help you decide whether to use it for your research.

At a glance you can see:

  • If the title is currently available
  • How many copies are available at your institution
  • The Table of Contents and book description
  • Copy and print allowances
  • How long you can download the book for
  • Full set of bibliographic data, including series and edition

If you choose to work with the book, you may do the following:

  • Read online
  • Download the full book
  • Download the specific chapter
  • Save tthe book to your bookshelf
  • Share a link to the book
  • Cite the book

Ebook Central Reader

The Ebook Central Reader has intuitive navigation to help you quickly find popular features. The default view includes an expandable Table of Contents, a robust Search Within feature, relevancy ranked search terms by chapter, and a navigation tool bar 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, making sure to put phrases in quotes. Search results are displayed 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. Text is searchable and selectable, and a citation is included. Pages included in your Chapter Download 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

Create a PDF of a page, or a range of pages that can be printed or saved, and which includes a citation of 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 a 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, Chicago/Turabian - Author-Date, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver. If you have a preferred citation style, you may set that preference in 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

Change your default citation style, and language setting

Searching Ebook Central

Enter your search term(s) in the box below:

http://proquest.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=29808481

To download books from Ebook Central you will require Adobe Digital Editions. See our Troubleshooting page for instructions.

Search Results in EBook Central

Ebook Central Detail Page

Ebook Central Reader - Table of Contents and Reader Navigation

Ebook Central Reader - Search Results and Reader Navigation

Ebook Central Overview and Searching

Ebook Central Reader

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