Ebook Central Platform contains ebooks from the CSU system-wide Proquest Academic Complete collection of approximately 180,000+ titles.
|Ebook Central Support & Guides|
|Access||You can access the Library Ebook Central ebooks via either OneSearch or via the Ebook Central portal found on the Databases A-Z list. You need to enter your campus MyCSULA Identity account login to access Ebook Central ebooks both on- and off-campus.|
Ebook Central is designed for patrons with accessibility needs, particularly the blind and visually impaired. We are:
|Citation Exporting||From Cite Book link on the left, select either RefWorks or EndNote to export your citation or copy the citation by style.|
Ebook Central ebooks can be viewed directly using the browser on the tablet device.
Mobile Apps are available for the iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® and for Android™. These apps can be downloaded from the App Store.
For downloading instructions, go to https://proquest.libguides.com/ebookcentral/download
|Notetaking/ Create Note||
Steps to create and view notes:
For more information on creating notes, go to https://proquest.libguides.com/ebookcentral/annotations
There are two steps to print: first to print to PDF, and then print the PDF file. There are three options to print in a session: current page, a range of pages upto maximum 137 pages, or a chapter. To print,
For downloaded ebooks, they are automatically returned when the loan period expires. If you want to return the downloaded book earlier than the loan period,
|Saving as PDF||
There are two options for saving: a chapter or a range of selected pages.
|Campus Purchased vs. Subscription||
Proquest eBook Central platform includes ebooks from the CSU system-wide subscription collection, and campus purchased ebook titles.
For the titles in the system-wide subscription package, Proquest removes some titles from the collection twice a year. These removed titles are posted in the Library Intranet in June and December. Removed titles will be withdrawn from Alma, so access will become unavailable on OneSearch. For all campus purchased titles, we have perpetual access. To identify whether a title is from the system-wide subscription collection, you can see the following three areas:
All titles in the system-wide subscription package have unlimited access.
* Non-Linear Access Model: Under this model, titles are not restricted to linear distribution - one patron at a time - but rather they can be lent to any number of users concurrently. There are a set number of lending days per title per year, typically up to 325 days. Lending days reset annually. The number of days used for each loan is subtracted from the total number of annual loan days available for the title. For example, if four users each trigger a five day loan for the same title, 20 days are deducted from the title’s 325 loan days. The combined number of loan days cannot exceed the annual loan days in a year.