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E-books

This research guide is intended to help you understand the various e-book platforms available at Florida State University.

Ebook Central

This platform hosts the e-books in the Ebook Central (ProQuest) collection. Titles purchased on the Ebook Library (EBL), ebrary, and MyiLibrary platforms are now hosted here. E-books on this platform are available via purchase, DDA, and subscription. titles from multiple publishers are brought together on this commercially-operated platform.

Tutorial: How to Access the E-book

Navigate through the slides for steps to access the e-book

How to Access the E-book

  • Check User Access Model, Number of Pages Remaining for Copying or Printing, and Days Available as a Download
  • Read E-book in Browser
  • Download E-Book as PDF or EPUB (Adobe Digital Editions required.)
  • Download Chapter as PDF
  • Add E-book to Bookshelf
  • Copy Permalink to This Page
  • Copy or Export E-book Citation

Navigate to the Availability section at availability_section_label to check user access model, number of pages remaining for copying and printing, and days available as a download

Check User Access Model, Number of Pages Remaining for Copying and Printing, and Days Available as a Download

Click Read Online at readerReadBtnId to read e-book in browser

Read E-book in Browser

Click Download Book at downloadDeniedStatus_full_download_LAbel to download e-book as PDF or EPUB (Adobe Digital Editions required)

Download E-book as PDF or EPUB

Adobe Digital Editions required.

Download Chapter as PDF

Click Add to Bookshelf (via attribute ID with book’s individual ID number) to add e-book to bookshelf

Add E-book to Bookshelf

Click Share Link to Book at share_link_to_book_lbl_txt to copy permalink to this page

Copy Permalink to This Page

Click Cite Book at cite_book_label_txt to copy or export e-book citation

Copy or Export E-book Citation

Tutorial: How to Use the E-book

Navigate through the slides for steps to using the e-book

How to Use the E-book

  • Check Download and Copy Allowances
  • View Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes in e-Book
  • Search E-book Text
  • Download E-book as PDF (Adobe Digital Editions required)
  • Download Pages as PDF
  • Copy Text
  • Print Pages of E-book
  • Add E-book to Bookshelf
  • Copy Permalink to Page in E-book
  • Copy or Export E-book Citation
  • Highlight Text
  • Add Note
  • Bookmark Page

Click Book Details at bookDetails to check download and copy allowances

Check Download and Copy Allowances

Click Annotations at bookNotes to view bookmarks, highlights, and notes in e-book

View Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes in E-book

Click Search within book at bookSearch to search e-book text

Search E-book Text

Click Full Download at toolDownload to download e-book as PDF (Adobe Digital Editions required)

Download E-book as PDF

Adobe Digital Editions required

Click Chapter Download at toolChapterDownload to download pages as PDF

Download Pages as PDF

Click Copy at toolCopy to copy text

Copy Text

Click Print to PDF at toolPrint to print pages of e-book

Print Pages of E-book

Click Add to Bookshelf at toolAddToBookshelf to add e-book to bookshelf

Add E-book to Bookshelf

Click Share Link at toolLink to copy permalink to page in e-book

Copy Permalink to Page in E-book

Click Get Citation at toolCite to copy or export e-book citation

Copy or Export E-book Citation

Click Highlight at toolHighlight to highlight text

Highlight Text

Click Add Note at toolNote to add note

Add Note

Click Add Bookmark at toolBookmark to bookmark page

Bookmark Page

Benefits of a Personal Account

  • Save e-books to the bookshelf.
  • Create folders to organize resources saved to the bookshelf.
  • Create bookmarks, highlights, and notes.

Sign in here with you FSUID and password here to create your account.

Usage Limits

Titles can have one user at a time, three users at a time, unlimited users, or non-linear usage (see “e-Book Terms” for details). The “Availability” section of the e-book access page (see above) contains the user access model. The last field in the advanced search can find books with “more than one” or “unlimited” users.

Titles can be downloaded for up to 21 days at a time. The “Availability” section of the e-book access page (see above) provides the length of the download period. 

DRM-free e-books are available; these will display the message "There are no copy, print, or download restrictions on this title." in place of the copy and download restrictions.

For help, check out Ebook Central's FAQ pages and LibGuide. ProQuest also offers a dashboard with the current operational status of all ProQuest sites.

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