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eBooks at Berkeley: Ebook Central (ProQuest)

Accessing ProQuest Ebook Central

Ebook Central materials can be viewed in their entirety online within the browser. 

Downloading (limited)
You can print and download a limited number of pages per title without any extra software. 

  1. Choose the Available for Online Reading link:
    available for online reading link in ebrary
  2. Choose the chapter download icon to create and save a PDF from a single chapter 
    ebrary icons
  3. Choose the printer icon to print or download a specific page range (save as PDF to download).
    printer icon

Downloading (full)
Some books are also available for full download (or check-out) for 14 days, which requires an Ebook Central account and the free Adobe Digital Editions software to view.

To download an entire Ebook Central item:

The fine print:

  • Downloaded Ebook Central items are accessible on most computers and devices, but not the Kindle.
  • You can download up to 10 eBooks at a time.
  • Some publishers prohibit full-document downloads.


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