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ProQuest Ebook Central: Home


This guide will help you with using one of LAVC's ebook databases: ProQuest Ebook Central. Use the tabs near the top of the page to navigate through the different parts of the guide. Content is organized as follows:

  • Searching: how to search for ebooks in the database, including how to conduct "advanced" searches.
  • Book Details: how to use the Book Detail Page to find important details about a book, including summaries, information about the author, reviews, and more.
  • Reading & Citing: how to view/read ebooks online; how to save, print, email portions of an ebook; how to cite an ebook.
  • Chapter Download: how to download a chapter (or portion) of an ebook.

NOTE: If you are using the Library website from off-campus, you will eventually be required to "log in." When that time comes, please follow these directions for help with logging in.


This guide was adapted from the ProQuest Ebook Central LibGuide.

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