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ProQuest/CARLI eBooks

About ProQuest eBook Central

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ProQuest eBook Central offers full-text access to over 3,800 books in a variety of disciplines. You'll discover books in this collection, most likely, through the library catalog (collection "CARLI eBooks"). eBooks can be read without special software, but require Adobe Digital Editions (free) to download (to computer, tablet or mobile device) and print. Downloaded titles are "checked out" for 7 days. Printing is limited (approx. 40% of a book).

ProQuest eBook Central FAQ

What's included in ProQuest eBooks? 
  • ProQuest eBooks searches the full text of approximately 3,800 books, published by academic, trade and professional publishers, however, Monmouth has access to just a portion of the entire database.  Please note: if you search the ProQuest database, you should limit the search (Advanced Search) to only those books included in the campus subscription.  proquest limit to monmouth


How do I search ProQuest eBooks?


How do I know what interface is best for my research?

Do I need special software to read, print or download?

  • ProQuest/CARLI eBooks can be read without special software, but require Adobe Digital Editions (free) to download (to computer, tablet or mobile device) and print. Downloaded titles are "checked out" for 7 days. Printing is limited (approximately 40% of a book).

Trouble Shooting ProQuest Ebook Central (CARLI eBooks)

Adobe Digital Editions (free software) is required to read a book "offline" outside of the ProQuest eBook Central website. (more about this option)


If you receive an "Authorize Your Computer" message in Adobe Digital Editions:

  • Select the checkbox in the lower left "I want to authorize my computer with and ID". 
  • Click "Authorize" button
  • The book should open normally

If you receive an “Error! Check Activation" message in Adobe Digital Editions when attempting to open a downloaded book:

  • Select “Erase authorization” from the Help pull-down menu (top)
  • Close Adobe 
  • Click on the pdf Adobe ebook file again (wherever the file has saved on your device)
  • See above for instructions on Authorize Your Computer message.

Using ProQuest eBook Central

eBooks are identified in the Monmouth College Library catalog by this symbol: ebook symbol

ProQuest eBooks are provided through our CARLI consortium and thus are labeled "CARLI eBooks" in the catalog.

  • If you conduct a search in the library catalog and locate an eBook, click the phrase "Connect to eBook" (as pictured below) to access.

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  • To access the eBook, type in your Monmouth College credentials at the login screen.
  • Then, select "Monmouth College" as the Institution Name as seen below.


ProQuest ebook search result


More details on using ebooks:

  • Read Online:  read the book in your current browser. (more about this option)
  • Full Download: the entire book is downloaded to your current device. Note: this option requires requires Adobe Digital Editions (free software) for computer, tablet, or mobile device. (More about this option and see trouble-shooting box below.)
  • Chapter Download: a pdf of the chapter is saved to your current device. The local pdf reader on your specific device should open the document immediately. (more about this option)
  • Add to Bookshelf: helps organize the books you have selected to read (more about this option)
  • Share Link to Book: provides a link to that specific page of the book. 
  • Cite Book: format a citation for a bibliography in APA, MLA, Chicago (and others) 


For indepth search assistance, visit this helpful ProQuest search guide, which includes tips on reading, searching, and downloading.

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