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ProQuest’s new reference ebook subscriptions increase access to high-demand content

Press Release: ProQuest [June 26, 2016]

Copyright (c) 2016 ProQuest

Abstract: 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.


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 23, 2016 – 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.

About ProQuest

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company's cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest, Bowker, Coutts information services, Dialog, ebrary, EBL, and SIPX businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon discovery service, the RefWorks citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary ebook platform, the Pivot research development tool and Intota. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

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Publication Year:2016
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 26, 2016
Publisher:ProQuest
Company: ProQuest
Record Number:21719
Last Update:2016-06-26 15:17:56
Date Created:2016-06-26 15:16:23