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We welcome your feedback regarding Access and Discovery or other issues you may encounter here. Please email, Ruth Ware, [email protected]


Use the links below to access e-books the library owns:

Accessibility Information for ProQuest eBook Central – Learn more about how to use accessibility features in our most. common e-book platform.

How to Search for E-Books the Library Owns:

  1. Search for your topic in the Search Bar.
  2. On the left side of the list of results, under “Limit to,” select “Available online,” and under “Resource Type,” select “Books.” If these options do not appear, try reloading the page. You may also have to click the “Show More” link under “Limit To” to see the option for Books.
  3. This will limit your results only to e-books on your topic available to the Essex County College community.

Follow These Steps to Get Access to the Ebooks You Found:

  1. Click on either the title of the book or the Available Online link below it.
  2. In the next screen, there should be at least one link in the section marked View Online. Clicking on any link that appears here should take you to the contents of the book.
  3. From off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Essex County College username and password.
  4. The contents of the book may look different depending on the service that provides it. Most, however, will offer the option to read the book online, download PDFs of individual chapters, or download the entire book. Reading online or downloading one chapter at a time are generally preferred, as downloading the entire book can be a cumbersome process and may require third-party software on your computer.

Ebook Software:

To read and download ebooks, you may need the following software:



  • Journal, magazine and news articles in literary criticism; biographies; and primary sources.
  • Journal, magazine and news articles in all academic fields, in 27 subject databases.
  • VALE – Click here to search the VALE databases by subject.

Technical Issues – For help with any technical issues with our online resources, please contact  [email protected]



The library has access to services that provide educational streaming video, which can be assigned for classes or used by students independently. Browse the following link for available films. You may be prompted to log in with your Essex County College username and password when accessing these services.

ProQuest Streaming Services – Documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs, newsreels, demonstrations, and raw footage with curricular relevance on a wide range of subject areas. To view videos, click ‘Video & Audio’ tab located above the search bar.