The New York Law Institute offers members access to over 160,000 eBooks through this collection. Additionally we have access to Proquest's catalog of nearly 800,000 eBooks which members may request for consideration.
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Advantages of using a Proquest eBook
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It’s easy to begin a new search from wherever you are in Ebook Central. Just look for the Search box at the top of the page, or the Search link in the global navigation. The image below shows an example of search results.
The keyword is highlighted in the search results, and there’s a short description to give you a bit more information about the book. You can refine your searching by using search filters such as Year Published, Subject, Language, and Author. Download the book, read it online, see the Table of Contents and more, and add the book to your bookshelf. Chapter Results provide the top chapters from the most relevant books.
Know exactly what you’re looking for? Leverage a wide range of search criteria including:
Don't have a particular topic in mind? Browse a list of available subjects, see what looks interesting to you, and click on a subject link to find out what NYLI has on ProQuest Ebook Central. Doing the same search over and over again? Save time by entering your criteria once, giving your search a name, and saving it to your account. Choose whether to run results online or let us email new results to you.
Whether you find a book through searching ProQuest Ebook Central or through NYLI's library catalog, there's lots of information about the book to help you decide whether to use it for your research.
At a glance you can see:
If you choose to work with a book, you may do the following:
From the Table of Contents you may do the following:
New additional elements on the Detail Page:
Ebook Central allows you to read ebooks online directly on the platform without the need to download them first.
In the majority of cases you will do this via the proprietary Ebook Central Reader which offers a streamlined reading experience and a multitude of options to work with the text ranging from simple bookmarks to highlighting passages of text in different colours to adding annotations, creating citations and more while automatically keeping it all safe in your personal Ebook Central bookshelf, ready to pick up where you left off.
More on how to use the Ebook Central Reader directly below.
The Ebook Central Reader was developed with extensive input from researchers, with intuitive navigation to help you quickly find popular features. The default view includes an expandable Table of Contents, a robust Search Within feature, relevancy ranked search terms by chapter, and a navigation tool bar in the content pane:
1. Book Details
View your print and copy allowances.
2. Annotations Icon
View your highlights, notes and bookmarks.
3. Search Within Book
Type your search term into the search box, making sure to put phrases in quotes. Search results are displayed with frequency bars next to each chapter. Select the chapter name to see the results per page and contextual snippets of text.
4. Book Download
Downloading a book is an easy 3-step process to computers, tablets, and phones.
5. Chapter Download
Download a chapter to PDF. Text is searchable and selectable, and a citation is included. Pages included in your Chapter Download are counted as part of your overall print allowances.
Copy the whole page by selecting the copy icon in the navigation toolbar. To copy text within a page, select your text and use the copy icon in the pop-up menu.
Create a PDF of a page, or a range of pages that can be printed or saved, and which includes a citation of the book. Printed pages are counted as part of your overall print allowances.
8. Add to Bookshelf
Save this book to your online bookshelf. If you have already added the title, the icon will be disabled.
9. Share Link
Copy a URL to this page in the book, which you may share with others at your institution.
Create a citation from your choice of styles: APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes-Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author-Date, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver. If you have a preferred citation style, you may set that preference in Settings.
11. Search Terms by Chapter and Page
Expand the Table of Contents to see search terms by chapter and page and click in the contextual snippet of text to navigate to that page.
12. Zoom Options
Zoom in (+), zoom out (-), fit to width, or fit to page.
13. Go To Page
To navigate to a specific page in the book, click on top of the page number and enter your desired page.
Move backward or forward through a book one page at a time.
Reset your password, change your default citation style, and more.
Clicking on the little 'x' in the left columns top right corner will collapse this column and provide you with a larger display of the page:
Ebook Central Downloads
ProQuest Ebook Central offers flexible options for downloading content.
Download the book to computers, tablets, and phones. Simply select your device in the first step, and we’ll guide you through the rest!
Download a chapter, a page, or a range of pages in real PDF. Text is searchable and selectable, and a citation is included in a style of your choice.
If you’re using a laptop or desktop, you need Adobe Digital Editions a free program that is different than Adobe Reader.
A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the ebook to another device, but not if you’re just reading it on the same computer.
You can use other reader apps as long as they are able to handle the Adobe DRM (Digital Rights Management). Search in the app store of your choice for e.g. 'adobe drm reader' or just 'adobe drm' to get a list of potentially suitable apps.
Please note: You do need an Adobe ID to be able to read downloaded books on a mobile device. You can get an Adobe ID for free HERE (link goes out to the Adobe account login page where you have to click on the "Get an Adobe ID"-link).
How to download Proquest eBooks
Instructions for how to print pages or a section from an eBook
Printing and copying and pasting is easy from within the Proquest interface - see also the eBook Reader tab in this LibGuide. Simply click into the ebook you'd like to click from and select the print icon at the top of the interface (see below). You will then be prompted to initiate a book loan as well.
Forwarding eBooks on to Attorneys
If you would like to forward an eBook on to an attorney we make the following suggestions: