Answered By: Colin Magee
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2020     Views: 152

US History In Context logo

Please contact a librarian for immediate assistance

Open ProQuest Ebook Central Here


ProQuest Ebook Central is the library’s subscribed collection of over 190,000 current, up-to-date electronic books, providing detailed information on a number of different topics.  ProQuest Ebook Central is subscription-based, meaning the library doesn’t own the books and the titles can change from time to time.

ProQuest Ebook Central is a collection of electronic books.  Use it to find:



Use the search box to conduct a basic search.  You can click on the checkboxes below the search box to set a Full Text search (recommended, to eliminate any non-full text articles from your search results), and/or Peer Reviewed.  This will search only articles from scholarly journals.

Tips: Use “Or,” “And,” and “Not” to get different results.
School OR violence will get you all results containing “school” or “violence.”  More results.
School AND violence will get you all results containing “school” and “violence.”  Fewer results.
School NOT violence will get you all results containing “school” WITHOUT “violence.” Even fewer results.
“School violence” in quotation marks will treat your search as a phrase – both words together.



Search results are sorted by relevance.  Unless you specify otherwise, the database will try and find results that contain your search terms in the titles.  You can further limit your search results by selecting a different facet on the left side:

Year published:
Choose a range of dates for your search results.  You can look at books from the past year, past few years, or older.

Each book  has been “tagged” with different subject headings.  These are general categories that contain groupings of different books based on your search results.



Clicking on a title will open its record.  You will need to click where it says “Read Online” to open the book on your screen. 

Once the book loads on your screen, you will notice a menu on the left side.  You can search within the entire text of the book by searching in the search box on the left.  On the far left, clicking on the “list” icon will bring up an expandable table of contents where you can access different sections or chapters of the book.

At the top, above the book, you can choose to save or download certain pages or chapters, print, or click on the quotations icon to access your bibliographic citation for the book.  You would cite the article using MLA if it is for English 101 or English 102, and you would cite the article using APA for other classes.


Click here for additional product support:

If you need help, contact the library.

Related Topics

    Contact Us