21. Oktober 2020

ProQuest’s New Reference Ebook Subscriptions Increase Access to High-Demand Content

Some titles available in subscription for the first time

An authoritative and user-friendly reference point for researchers, teachers, and students, ProQuest’s new Reference Ebook Subscriptions include 500+ high quality, reference-only ebooks, handbooks, encyclopedias, manuals, guides, and dictionaries. Intended to make more high-demand reference content available to more academic and public libraries than ever before, these Reference Ebook Subscriptions carry many titles offered in subscription for the first time.

ProQuest Reference Ebook Subscriptions are carefully curated by our on-staff librarians to address specific library and patron needs; and all are designed to complement ProQuest’s flagship subscriptions with no title overlap. Contributions from nearly 50 world-renowned publishers, including Oxford University Press, Palgrave, McFarland and Britannica Educational Publishing, reflect the value of aggregation to deliver cross-disciplinary, multi-publisher content in a focused collection.

The Reference Ebook Subscriptions are designed to complement ProQuest’s flagship ebook subscriptions without title overlap between our Reference products and Academic Complete™, College Complete™, Schools & Educators Complete™ or Public Library Complete™.

All ProQuest Ebooks offer:

  • Online and offline reading options including DRM free chapter downloads, and full book downloads
  • Time-saving tools for note-taking and highlighting, citation creation, and collaboration, all from within the book
  • Support for researchers and their workflows to help them discover, evaluate and access relevant titles and chapters

“A product of ProQuest’s subscription evolution, the modular, manageable new Reference Subscriptions offer essential and affordable content, giving more libraries the opportunity to deliver high-demand reference content to their patrons,” said Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Books. “In partnership with premier publishers who share our mission to simplify the research workflow and improve outcomes, we’ve created extraordinarily rich collections to serve the diverse needs of academic and public libraries.”

For a complete Information literacy solution, libraries can consider the Reference Ebook Subscriptions along with ProQuest Research Companion, a multimedia-based resource that includes assessment and customization capabilities along with tools and videos introducing best practices on how to find, evaluate and use information for a research project.

ProQuest’s new Reference Ebook Subscriptions are available for purchase on the ebrary and Ebook Central Platforms.