Accessing Proquest Ebook Central books
To borrow or download an ebook you will be required to login using your standard UON log-in
i.e. the same as you would use for Blackboard, MyHub, etc.
You will then be able to access the Proquest Ebook Central title you wish to read.
Downloading Proquest Ebook Central books
This option is only available for those ebooks the Library has purchased, and you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader (Bluefire reader is used on MACs) installed on your computer. You can download in PDF or ePUB format.
The option to download allows you to receive the ebook content, it does not allow you to save the book
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is software designed for reading and managing eBooks in EPUB or PDF format that are protected by DRM. It is needed to download ebooks from many of our ebook collections. It is not compatible with Apple devices - see Bluefire Reader below.
Create an Adobe ID when prompted. An Adobe ID allows you to use protected books on multiple computers and mobile devices. You can authorise up 6 computers and devices. Authorise each of your compatible machines with your Adobe ID to access all your available books and documents. See Digital Editions Supported Devices to check compatibility.
Bluefire reader is available for iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and Android devices.
When you next download a book on that device, Bluefire Reader will ask you to enter your Adobe ID. If you do not have one, you can create an Adobe ID here.
Copying Proquest Ebook Central books
Proquest Ebook Central ebooks have strict limits regarding the number of pages that can be copied
Proquest Ebook Central presents the book pages as PDF images, rather than text.
You can still copy some text, and you have two ways to do it:
In both cases citations will automatically be appended to the copied text.
Printing Proquest Ebook Central books
Proquest Ebook Central ebooks have strict limits regarding the number of pages that can be printed
Click on the Print button at the top of the screen inside the ebook
The video below provides a quick overview and information on how to search for books in Ebook Central.
Once you've found your book in ProQuest Ebook Central, you may see that there is a limit to the number of "copies" we can access. On the book's detail page, look for the following:
This means that only 3 users can access the book at a time. If this is the case, you should use the book as follows:
Wherever possible, try not to loan yourself the book, or download the book in its entirety. This may stop other library users from being able to access it.