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Adelia Grabowsky
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Full-text searching ProQuest eBook Central collection

Note: At this time, eBooks from ProQuest eBook Central and EBSCO can't be "checked out" from AULibraries public or OIT Lab computers since the download must stay with the copy of Adobe Digital Editions it is downloaded to and is only transferrable to the devices synced to that copy.  The online preview is available at all workstations. 

Full-text searching in the content of eBooks must be done from the vendor webpage. Click here to access ProQuest's eBook Central search platform. You may be asked to sign in or create an account to use the search platform.

Sign in Link located in upper right hand corner of screen

eBook Central has a simple search box where you can enter your terms, but to have full control of your search logic, use the Advanced Search.


Simple Search box with Advanced and Browse Subject links underneath

The Advanced Search allows you to search by author, title, subject, year as well as things like ISBN, LC subject headings, and language among others.


advanced search page; scroll down to get more limiters

Once you get your results you can refine your search by using the limiters on the left or click on the title of a book that interests you and you will see more information about the book. From this point you can Read Online or do things like download the entire book.

read online or full download buttons located under the image of the book

eBook Central allows you to further keyword search within your document to find where your words appear.  Notice the "download" link if you wish to download the item for checkout.

download button ebrary navigation barFor downloading instructions, see Downloading eBooks from ProQuest eBook Central in the tabs at the top of this guide.