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This guide describes the many e-book resources available through the NU Library and how to use them.

Bookshelf Features

1.Download & Loans

Easy access to the books you’ve downloaded or have on loan, and a reminder of how many days are remaining.

2. Recently Viewed

Up to 18 titles that you’ve recently viewed are displayed here.

3. Annotated Books

Easy access to all of the books that you have bookmarked, highlighted or added notes to

4. Save to Bookshelf

Organize your books into as many folders as you’d like. Your bookshelf comes with a Research folder and you can add more folders as you need them.

5. Annotations

Access your highlights, notes and bookmarks at the book level quickly and efficiently.

6. Sort By

Sort by Title, Contributor(s), Year Published, Publisher.

7. Share Link to Folder

Share a link to your folder with others at your institution. The link could be used to create online course reading lists or new title lists for patrons and faculty.

8. Email Folder

Email folder contents to other Ebook Central users.

9. Export Folder

Export folder contents in .csv format.

10. Cite Folder

Create a citation from your choice of styles: APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes-Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author-Date, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver, or import into RefWorks/Flow or EndNote/Citavi. 

11. Export Notes, Share Link to Book, Copy To, Remove

Export your notes and bookmarks; share a link to the book; copy a book to another folder; or remove the book from your bookshelf.

12. Cite Book

Create a citation from your choice of styles: APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes-Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author-Date, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver.

13. Select, Copy or Remove Books

Select books and copy them to a new or existing folder or remove books from bookshelf.

Bookshelf Folders

There is no limit to the total number of books (i.e., links to books) you can save to your bookshelf.

However, only about 1000 books can be at any one level. If you have more than that at a single level, you may start to lose information from the last titles in the list.

The solution is to nest the books in your bookshelf into folders. You could, for example, create subject folders or alphabet folders (e.g., folder “A-C” for all titles that begin with one of those letters). To create a folder, simply go to the Bookshelf and click on Add Folder as shown below.

In summary, it is important to put your books into folders so you never have more than about 1000 at any single level.


Ebook Central Bookshelf

Your bookshelf in ProQuest Ebook Central keeps track of your downloads, loans and saved books, and lets you share them with others.

NOTE: There is no registration required for an Ebook Central account. You automatically have an account and are signed in to it whenever you access the Ebook Central database from the Library website. The upper right corner should show a Sign Out link when you have been authenticated. Additionally, clicking on Profile under Settings will display an automated username/email. You do not need to remember or enter this login information anywhere; it just ensures that you have been logged in automatically. For screenshots, see the Creating Personal Accounts page within this guide.

Refer to the box on the below left for a description of the bookshelf features.

Ebook Central Bookshelf Functionality

Screenshot of the search results screen in Ebook Central.

Bookshelf - Export Notes, Share Link to Book, Copy To, Remove

Screenshot of the personal Bookshelf page in Ebook Central.

Migrating Ebrary Bookshelf to Ebook Central

If you have saved items in a personal ebrary Bookshelf account, when you log in after the upgrade you will be prompted to merge it into an Ebook Central Bookshelf. Follow the steps below to migrate your account.

1. Navigate to your Bookshelf in Ebook Central and click on "Move ebrary Bookshelf" as shown below.

Screenshot of the personal Bookshelf in Ebook Central with the "Move ebrary Bookshelf" link highlighted.



2. Click "Get Started" as shown below. NOTE: If prompted to sign into your Ebrary account just click to continue the process. You do not need to enter any login information.

Screenshot of the "Move your ebrary bookshelf" page in Ebook Central with the Get Started button highlighted.



3. Click "Move ebrary Bookshelf" once more as shown below.

Screenshot in Ebook Central with message "Your ebrary account is now linked to Ebook Central."


4. You will receive confirmation that your bookshelf has been moved to the Ebook Central platform as shown below.

Screenshot of the Ebook Central Bookshelf with message "We moved your ebrary bookshelf to Ebook Central."


For additional assistance with ProQuest Ebook Central, see the guide here.