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How to use Ebook Central to browses and view the a wide assortment of books from scientific and technical publishers.

ProQuest Ebook Central

Welcome! ProQuest EBook Central provides CSHL researchers and staff an easy way to discover and read a vast collection of scientific and technical books from leading publishers, courtesy of CSHL Library.

To maximize discovery efficiency:

  • Search using text, then limit the topic and/or data of publication
  • When viewing a list of titles, do not click on the title, but rather on the "Table of Contents" (bulleted list icon) to the right
  • After locating the section(s) of interest, then click to begin reading
  • You now have 5 minutes to view the full text of the entire book
  • After 5 minutes, you will be prompted to you want the CSHL Library to purchase the book. If the book is useful, please complete the request with your name and phone number. A CSHL Librarian will then process your book request.

Once the book is purchased, you will be able to read for as long as your want and printout chapters.

While not required, creating an Ebook Central account on the will allow you to: request book for purchase directly to the CSHL library, create a bookshelf,  bookmark passages and draw highlights within the ebook.


 The range of subjects available to you will depend on your institution’s subject focus.

  • Business/Management
  • Education
  • General
  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & Technology


This guide created by ProQuest and slightly modified for CSHL specific information.

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