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eBook Collections - how to find and use eBooks

Learn how to find and use eBooks

EBook Central

undefinedThe Library at TUS Midwest owns a growing collection of eBooks on EBook Central in the subject fields of: Arts, Business, Education, Health & Medicine, History & Political Science, Law, Literature & Language, Religion & Philosophy, Social Science, and Science & Technology.

New eBooks

Access on & off campus

All eBooks available via TUS Midwest Library can be accessed both on and off campus. You will be required to log in using your TUS username and password.

Read online

Ebook Central allows you to read eBooks online directly on the platform without the need to download them first.

Click the read online button on any eBook to read:

Ebook Central Reader

The Ebook Central Reader was developed with extensive input from researchers, with intuitive navigation to help you quickly find popular features. The default view includes an expandable Table of Contents, a robust Search Within feature, relevancy ranked search terms by chapter, and a navigation tool bar in the content pane:

1. Book DetailsEbook Central Online Reader Interface
View your print and copy allowances.

2. Annotations Icon
View your highlights, notes and bookmarks.

3. Search Within Book
Type your search term into the search box, making sure to put phrases in quotes. Search results are displayed with frequency bars next to each chapter. Select the chapter name to see the results per page and contextual snippets of text.

4. Book Download 
Downloading a book is an easy 3-step process to computers, tablets, and phones.

5. Chapter Download
Download a chapter to PDF. Text is searchable and selectable, and a citation is included. Pages included in your Chapter Download are counted as part of your overall print allowances. 

6. Copy
Copy the whole page by selecting the copy icon in the navigation toolbar. To copy text within a page, select your text and use the copy icon in the pop-up menu.

7. Print
Create a PDF of a page, or a range of pages that can be printed or saved, and which includes a citation of the book. Printed pages are counted as part of your overall print allowances. 

8. Add to Bookshelf
Save this book to your online bookshelf. If you have already added the title, the icon will be disabled.

9. Share Link
Copy a URL to this page in the book, which you may share with others at your institution. 

10. Cite
Create a citation from your choice of styles: APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes-Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author-Date, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver. If you have a preferred citation style, you may set that preference in Settings.

Ebook Central Reader search results

11. Search Terms by Chapter and Page
Expand the Table of Contents to see search terms by chapter and page and click in the contextual snippet of text to navigate to that page.

12. Zoom Options
Zoom in (+), zoom out (-), fit to width, or fit to page.

13. Go To Page
To navigate to a specific page in the book, click on top of the page number and enter your desired page.

14. Previous/Next
Move backward or forward through a book one page at a time.

15. Settings
Reset your password, change your default citation style, and more.


Ebook Central Reader full viewClicking on the little 'x' in the left columns top right corner will collapse this column and provide you with a larger display of the page:




Source: ProQuest Guide

Downloading eBooks

ProQuest Ebook Central offers flexible options for downloading content.

  • Download the book to computers, tablets, and phones. Simply select your device in the first step, and we’ll guide you through the rest!
  • Download a chapter, a page, or a range of pages in real PDF. Text is searchable and selectable, and a citation is included in a style of your choice (see the Chapter Downloads tab).

If you’re using a laptop or desktop, you need Adobe Digital Editions a free program that is different than Adobe Reader.

A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the eBook to another device, but not if you’re just reading it on the same computer. 


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