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Ebooks - Searching and Viewing

Viewing eBooks in eBook Central

1. Click on the link to Ebook Central above of from list of the A-Z Databases.

2. Click the Sign In button in top right corner for the option to download eBooks.

3. Type your search terms into the search box and click Search.

Proquest Ebook Central Search

4. After finding an eBook, click on the title or book jacket to open it.

Proquest Ebook Central Find

5. Similar to the eBooks in eBooks Collection database, while reading the title, you may search within the eBook for key terms and words. Select Read Online to search within title for specific words or phrases or access other tools such as adding notes, printing pages, and downloading the eBook to your personal device.

Primo Search

Find Books, eBooks, Articles, DVDs, and Streaming Videos

Visit our Primo Research Guide if you have any questions.

General Search Tips

  • Begin your research with an initial search in Primo, and then explore subject-specific databases for more targeted results.
  • Utilize Boolean search terms to enhance your search effectiveness: AND narrows results to those containing both search terms; OR expands results to include either search term (not necessarily both); and NOT eliminates results containing the specified term.
  • Commence with a general search, refining it to become more specific as needed. If you possess a basic understanding of your desired focus, search using a broad term and narrow it down based on available resources.
  • Examine the subject terms and keywords used in the articles you discover. If they appear relevant, consider incorporating them into your search terms. Should your results be too extensive, add supplementary search terms to refine your inquiry further.
  • To search for a specific phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. This ensures the search engine looks for the exact phrase, rather than each word individually. For instance, searching "To be or not to be" will yield that precise phrase, rather than individual words.
  • To locate a word or phrase within an article PDF, e-book, or webpage, use the CTRL and F keys to open a search box that scans the text within a document. Remember to maintain a formal tone and employ an informative writing style in English throughout your research process.

If you need more, check our advanced guide to Database Search Tips.