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All About eBooks: ebrary / Ebook Central

Information on our digital book platforms and how to use them.

Detailed information on Ebrary / Ebook Central

Ebrary is now ProQuest's Ebook Central. In addition to our summary information here you can read detailed information on any questions you may have at the publisher's LibGuide.

Quick Start Guide

Ebook Central offers e-books in a wide range of subject areas, along with tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need. Conduct your research on the computer, or try our mobile apps for Android and for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch!

Key features include:

  • Available any time–online and offline on multiple devices including the iPad, iPhone, Kobo, Nook, and Sony Reader.
  • Personal bookshelves that automatically store links to highlights, notes, and more, providing an archive of research. Folders can be emailed to peers.
  • Notes and highlights.
  • Multiple options for searching and navigating.
  • Automatic citations when text is printed or copied and pasted into Word or any text applications. Citations include an automatic URL hyperlink back to the source.
  • Ability to transform text into a hyperlink to a URL of the end-user's choice.
  • Text-to-speech and other keyboard shortcuts to assist end-users with special accessibility needs.

 

Mobile Apps

You can download Bluefire app at the App Store or Google Play for offline reading on and IOS or Android device.

Can I print, download or read online?

You can read an entire book online. You can download the complete text of the book for a "loan period" of 14 days. You can do this by setting up a personal account within our database, and using Adobe Digital Editions (free download) to read it. You can also print, but only a percentage of each book. Each book's record will show how much of the book you can print. Some books can be read by several people at once; others just one person at a time. Each publisher decides which rules they want to use.

YouTube "how to's" on Ebook Central

Why should I create a personal Ebook Central account?

If you set up your free personal account within Fielding’s account you can:

  • Save notes, highlights, or bookmarks
  • Copy or print pages
  • Add documents to your bookshelf

How do I create an account?

If you have not already created an account, click the Sign in link in the upper-right, and then click Create an account. Follow the instructions to complete account creation.

Our Librarians

Contact us:

library@fielding.edu

Margaret Connors
Director, Library Services

Phone: 805.690.4373

Abby Rae
Librarian, Coordinator of Reference and Instruction

Phone: 805.898.2920

Lulu Coffey
Librarian

 

Thank You/Credits

This guide was adapted from the ProQuest Ebook Central LibGuide with permission.