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Ebooks: Search

Searching in Ebook Central

It’s easy to begin a new search from wherever you are in Ebook Central. Just look for the Search box at the top of the page, or the Search link in the global navigation.

The image to the right shows an example of search results. 

The keyword is highlighted in the search results, and there’s a short description to give you a bit more information about the book, including whether it is currently “Available,” “Available on request,” or “In use.”

You can refine your searching by using search filters such as Year Published, Subject, Language, and Author.

Download the book, read it online, see the Table of Contents and more, and add the book to your bookshelf.

Chapter Results provide the top chapters from the most relevant books.

Advanced Searching

Know exactly what you’re looking for? Leverage a wide range of search criteria including:

  • Keyword
  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject
  • Pub Year Range
  • ISBN
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
  • LC Subject Heading
  • LC Call Number
  • Dewey Decimal Number
  • Full Text
  • Language
  • Download Format
  • Number of Copies

Faculty may wish to search by Number of Copies to assign course reading.

Don't have a particular topic in mind? Browse a list of available subjects, see what looks interesting to you, and click on a subject link to find out what your institution has on ProQuest Ebook Central.  

Doing the same search over and over again? Save time by entering your criteria once, giving your search a name, and saving it to your account. Choose whether to run results online or let us email new results to you.


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