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OER Student Guide: Reading & Learning from Digital Texts: 5b. Highlighting & Taking Notes in ProQuest Ebook Central

Use this guide to help you learn to navigate your electronic textbooks and open educational resource materials.

5b. Highlighting & Taking Notes in ProQuest Ebook Central


Reading ProQuest Ebook Central Books Online

ProQuest has annotation and highlighting features that you can use while reading online. NOTE: In order to use the online annotation and highlighting features, you will need to sign in with your Bay State email and password. Click on the sign in page on the main ProQuest Ebook Central Page in order to do this.


Ebooks Downloaded to Adobe Digital Editions

If you have downloaded your book, Adobe Digital Editions will allow you to highlight and take notes.  You can find instructions for using these features on Bookmarks, notes, highlight, and underlining in documents opened in Adobe Digital EditionsHowever, if you want to keep your notes from books you read in Adobe Digital Editions, you will want to use a different notetaking program or take notes by hand.




You can take highlight and take notes while reading books from ProQuest Ebook Central in your Internet browser of choice.  You are also able to export your notes. 

Watch this video from ProQuest to get an overview of the tools available to you. 

ProQuest Video. (2019, March 14). Ebook central online reader and productivity tools [Video]. YouTube.

Want to know how to highlight and take notes? Watch this video!

WSU Library. (2018. March 4). Ebook Central: Highlighting, notetaking, copying, and bookmarking [Video]. YouTube.

How to Export Your Notes

  1.  Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Click the 3 dot icon next to the title you need 
  3. Click on Export NotesThe file should appear at the bottom left of your screen 
  4.  Click on the file and it should open in Notepad