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E-books and E-book Collections: ProQuest Ebook Central

ProQuest Ebook Central

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  • 150,000+ books from academic and university presses. 

  • Interdisciplinary

  • Includes many custom tools.


Most titles available for a borrowing period of up to 21 days. 

Use free Adobe Digital Editions software (desktop computers and handheld devices).  For handheld devices, other DRM-enabled e-readers can also be used. Download to the Kindle is limited to standard image-PDF format, one chapter or page range (up to 60 pages) at a time. 

  • When you click to download a ProQuest Central title, you will be prompted to sign in with your myNortheastern username and password. 

  • Stable links to books and book chapters are available. Leganto Reading List software is the easiest way for instructors to manage library course readings in Canvas.


Usually a limited number of pages or a chapter may be downloaded as a DRM-free PDF.  This limit resets every 24 hours, so users can download a chapter or fixed number of pages per day for personal use. While cumbersome, this allows unlimited accumulation, in a way that is intended to prevent piracy. 


Proquest guide to e-books