ProQuest Ebook Central

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Resource Description and Information

Description: Full-text of over 100,000 recent books (mostly scholarly monographs published in the last five years).
What's Covered: Books from dozens of scholarly publishers.
Subjects Covered: All academic disciplines taught at CSU Stanislaus.
Access to the full-text: Individual chapters may be read immediately online.  Portions (9 to 60 pages) can be saved as PDF files.  Most titles can be downloaded to a computer, tablet or phone for two weeks.
Dates Covered: 2004 - present

 

Printing:

Up to 60 pages can be printed for most titles. (For some titles the limit is lower or printing is prohibited.)
To print: While reading online, choose the Print icon.  Ebrary will prompt for a page range (and indicate the maximum number of pages), and then to choose Continue and Open PDF.  A PDF file  should be downloaded to your computer.  Open the PDF file and use the print function on your computer's PDF viewer.
Ebrary toolbar with print icon highlighted

 

Downloading:

To download entire pages, create a personal account and sign-in.
Download in PDF: Up to 60 pages can be saved in PDF for most titles. For some titles the limit is lower or downloading is prohibited.

To download in PDF: While reading online, choose the Print icon.  Ebrary will prompt for a page range (and indicate the maximum number of pages), and then to choose Continue and Open PDF.  A PDF file  should be downloaded to your computer.  Open the PDF file using your computer's PDF viewer.

Ebrary toolbar with print icon highlighted
Read the Full Book on Your Computer/Device:

The entire book can be downloaded for 14 days to your computer/device via free Adobe Digital Editions software  (for Windows or Macintosh computers) or the Bluefire Reader (for iOS or Android devices - iPads,  iPhones, Android phones & tablets).

Icon from book information page:   Ebrary Download Button (book cover screen)

Download icon from menu bar while viewing a page:   Ebrary Download Icon (on menu bar while reading a page online)

For books that are able to be downloaded, clicking on the Download icon will step through the required processes (eBrary sign-on, Adobe sign-on and software downloading, and downloading the book).

Required to download entire book (all free):

1. Ebrary personal ID  (sign-in / create ID)

2. Adobe personal ID   (sign-in / create ID)

3. Appropriate DRM software:

For computers (Windows or Macintosh): Adobe Digital Editions software

For devices (iOS or Android): Bluefire Reader (access on your device using  iTunes or Google Play)

More Details

Number of Book Titles: 100,000+
Availability: For CSU-wide Academic Complete titles (80,000): unlimted access.  For CSU Stanislaus PDA titles: one simultaenous user available at a time.  Off-campus restricted to current CSU Stanislaus faculty, students and staff.
Platform:  Ebrary
Provider: ProQuest

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