ProQuest Ebook Central has a wide selection of e-books in all subject areas, including Architecture, Design, Education, Languages and Literatures, Health Sciences, and Science & Technology.
All of the titles can be browsed, read online or downloaded to your own computer or electronic device.
To access ProQuest Ebook Central:
The collection can also be accessed via the library catalog.
To access the e-book you have selected, click on Read Online.
For select books, you may only have five (5) minutes of reading before you need to request longer use at no charge to you. Simply click the "Request" button, fill out the quick form, and submit to the library for approval. The process usually takes one business day.
In Ebook Central, you can download just what you need - typically, you're enabled to download individual pages and chapters as well as the entire book. If UC has access to only 1 copy of the book, full book download may not be permitted.
Download a chapter
When you copy pages or download chapters, you get a PDF file that does not expire. You can search the text and copy passages you need for your research and copy and export citations in the format of your choice. The amount of pages you are allowed to copy is clearly stated. It varies from book to book.
To download a chapter of a book, click on Chapter Download. In the pop-up window, select a citation style and the required chapter name. Click Continue and then Open PDF.
Download an entire book
If full book download is permitted, in order to download a book to read offline on your own computer or mobile device, you will be required to install free e-book viewing software.
Printing and copying allowances for each book are displayed on both the Book Details page. This is the first page that will display once you have selected a title you wish to look at: