E-Books

E-Books

Panitza Library maintains a comprehensive collection of e-books that are available to AUBG faculty, students, and staff. Currently, we are subscribed to two collections, specifically designed for academic libraries, provided by the leading companies ProQuest and EBSCO.

ProQuest Ebook Central

ProQuest Ebook Central is a growing e-book collection that covers all academic subject areas.

The e-books are included in the Library catalog and are fully searchable. They can be downloaded for a borrowing period of up to 14 days. To do this, you need to access an Ebook Central personal account and download the free Adobe Digital Editions software. It is compatible with all mobile devices.

What is your “Ebook Central personal account”?

Once on the Ebook Central webpage look at the top-right corner of the screen and click on the Sign In button. You will be asked to enter your personal credentials.

For Username, type the 10-digit barcode from the back of your AUBG ID card. Example: 2288996655

For Password, enter “AUBG” plus the same 10-digit barcode (14 symbols in total). Example: AUBG2288996655

Note – all spaces have to be removed.

What is the ‘Personal Ebook Central Account’ used for?

Once you’re signed in, you will be able to:

  • download a book
  • prepare to use the Mobile App
  • export complete title lists 
  • save titles to your bookshelf
  • create notes 
  • highlight important information, etc.

Note, most personal preference information (such as citation choice and language) is stored as a “cookie” on the computer itself.

If you experience any access problems or have additional questions about ProQuest Ebook Central, please contact Gergana Atanasova.

EBSCO's eBook Academic Collection

EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection includes more than 190,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject content. You will be provided with access to information relevant to your research needs. This collection offers user-friendly search experience and simple download process. Subjects include:

  • Art
  • Business & Economics
  • Education
  • Literary Criticism
  • Politics
  • Science
  • Religion
  • Social Science
  • Philosophy
  • Technology & Engineering
  • and many other academic subjects

Notable publishers and university presses include Elsevier Ltd., Taylor & Francis Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Sage Publications, Ltd., Harvard University Press, Oxford University Press, and many more. All titles are available with unlimited user access, and new titles are regularly added to the collection.

EBSCO Mobile app

EBSCO Mobile app is an app that allows users to search and access content from their mobile device (phone or tablet). Simply download the app from either the Google Play or App Store to get started.

The users will need to select their institution upon logging in (American University in Bulgaria) as well as login with their EBSCO Host username and password. You also have the option to create account if you do not have one. Searching is simple and the app is designed for easy use.

To download eBooks on the EBSCO Mobile App:

  1. Tap the magnifying glass in the menu at the bottom of the screen and then enter your search terms in the Search Box. 
  2. Tap Search on your device's keyboard to run the search. 
  3. Tap an eBook result to see the details or download the title to the app. Note: You can tap the Like button to add it to your Liked Items. 
  4. Tap the Download e-book button to begin the download process. The details page tells you have many copies your institution has available for reading. Note: If you are not signed into the app with a personal account, you are prompted to log in with your personal account or create one within the app when you tap the Download button. Once signed in with your account, you are able to download the eBook. 
  5. Use the plus/minus buttons to select a checkout length and tap the Download e-book button. The eBook is downloaded and opened in the app.

For more information, please contact Gergana Atanasova.

Additional information:

We are Social