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E-books at UC Libraries

This guide provides an overview of e-books in UC collections and online. Learn to find and read e-books.

About the ProQuest Ebook Central

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:

  • On the UC Libraries homepage click the Databases tab in the red search box.
  • Type proquest ebook in the search box. Click the search icon or hit "Enter."
  • On the result screen click on "ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly ebrary, EBL)."
    If prompted for login, enter your UC credentials (6+2 and central password).

The collection can also be accessed via the library catalog.

Refining Results by Books Available at UC

After you run a search you may wan to click on "Owned and subscribed to by my library."

Results screen with an option to limit search to library subscriptions selected

Note: we do NOT recommend selecting "Unlimited Print, Copy, & Download," as this may lead to few or no results.

Search ProQuest and View Book Details

The links below will take you to the ProQuest Book Central LibGuide.

Reading Online and Downloading

The links below will take you to the ProQuest Book Central LibGuide.

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