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Finding and Using Ebooks: Ebook Central

Ebook Central

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System Requirements and Downloading

Systerm Requirements

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You can create a personal account in order to download the full text of available books. You will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed in order to read the downloaded book, and the downloaded content will expire after a specific period of time (usually 21 days).

Downloading individual chapters may not require a personal account or specific reader software, and the downloaded PDF may not expire. You will see the number of pages available for download in the item description. You can use the Table of Contents or search within the book to locate chapters of interest, then download just the chapters you need, and you can also read the full text online.

You'll find more information about using Ebook Central at the links below. 

Searching for a book

Ebook Central Tutorial: Finding and Using Ebooks

Watch the video below to learn how to:

  • Conduct a search
  • Open a document
  • Explore the document
  • Highlight text and take notes
  • Use InfoTools
  • Print pages, and copy and paste text
  • Manage, archive and share research