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ProQuest Ebook Central: Searching

Video: Search for a Book in Ebook Central

This video (4:00) will demonstrate how to do a simple search, narrow search, advanced search, and a browse search in Ebook Central so you can start your research right away. For more information on searching (with screenshots), scroll below the video.

Searching in Ebook Central

It’s easy to begin a new search from wherever you are in Ebook Central. Just look for the Search box at the top of the page, or the Search link in the global navigation.

The image to the right shows an example of search results. 

The keyword is highlighted in the search results, and there’s a short description to give you a bit more information about the book.

You can refine your searching by using search filters such as Year Published, Subject, Language, and Author (located in the far left column).

You can also download the book, read it online, see the Table of Contents, and add the book to your bookshelf.

"Chapter Results" provide the top chapters from the most relevant books.

Advanced Searching

Know exactly what you’re looking for? Conducting and "Advanced Search" will let you leverage a wide range of search criteria including:

  • Keyword & Full Text
  • Title
  • Series Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • ISBN
  • LC Subject Heading
  • LC Call Number
  • Ebook Central Subject
  • Publication Year
  • Language
  • Download Format

Don't have a particular topic in mind? Browse a list of available subjects (by clicking on the "Browse Subjects" link near the top-center of the Advanced Search page; see screenshot on right), see what looks interesting to you, and click on a subject link to find out what your institution has on ProQuest Ebook Central.

Search Results in Ebook Central



Advanced Searching


This guide was adapted from the ProQuest Ebook Central LibGuide.

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