ProQuest Ebook Central provides a large multidisciplinary collection, it is CSU Library's largest collection of eBooks. Ebooks from the ProQuest collection are controlled by DRM (Digital Rights Management), so there may be limits on the number of concurrent users per title, there will be limits on printing and copying and to download the book to read offline you will need special software.
For more information on using this collection please see the ProQuest Ebook Central Guide
When multiple copies of a book are available, as indicated in the availability pane (see below), you have the option to:
When limited copies of a book are available, as indicated in the availability pane (see below, note that the availability pane will show a specific number of copies available e.g. 1 or 3), it is recommended that you:
The ProQuest Ebook Central Reader provides access to a number of features including search within, annotations & highlights.
Note: we recommend you Sign In to be authenticated as a CSU user before reading online as this will increase your print/save allowances for most ProQuest Ebook Central titles. You need to be signed in to use the following features: Full Download, Add to Bookshelf, Highlight, Add Note or Add Bookmark. You may need to enter your CSU username and password to sign in.
From the menu of icons along the top of the online reader you can:
Watch the ProQuest Ebook Central Reader video for more information
Download a chapter, page range or single page as a PDF. PDF's are searchable, include a citation & can be permanently stored on your computer.
Please note: When using a popular ProQuest Ebook Central title that has limited availability it is preferable to use the Chapter Download feature, rather than the read online feature, as this allows equitable access to the ebook by all students.
Access the chapter download option from the book's home screen or from the icons in the online reader
The full download feature is available for many ProQuest Ebook Central titles, however you will not be able to download those books which allow only limited concurrent users, these tend to be popular titles such as text books. The home screen of a book will indicate whether or not it is available for full download:
Downloading the book allows you to read it offline on your own computer or mobile device. You will need to install free eBook reading software, for computers you will need Adobe Digital Editions and for mobile devices you will need to install the Bluefire Reader app.
Watch the ProQuest Ebook Central Downloads video for more information