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A how-to of the Kettering & MeL databases

Academic Complete ebooks

Creating a persistent link:

To create a persistent link, simply navigate to the resource you wish to share. From here, you can choose the option to "share the book" from the menu on the left side of the screen:. Copy and paste the link provided in the pop-up box:


Using Academic Complete E-books

Searching in Academic Complete

Searching for e-books in Academic Complete is simple, and leads to over 200,000 e-book choices based on scholarly material and research. 

Academic Complete is hosted through e-book central, our general e-book hub. Completing a search here will search all of our Proquest e-books (including Academic Complete). 


If you want to search ONLY Academic Complete, select the "Advanced Search" button and check the small box in the bottom right hand corner:


Your search will show you all relevant Academic Complete e-books. From here, you can use the search bar at the top of the page to narrow your results, or the filters on the left-hand side of the screen. 

How to Read Books Using E-book Central

Begin the Download

On your eBook page, you will be able to choose to read online or download the e-book.

If you choose to read online, you can simply begin reading. 

If you choose to download the e-book, you will need to follow a few simple steps.

First, you will be re-directed through the Kettering website and prompted to login and accept the terms and conditions.


Choose Your Device

After you've logged in, the device window will pop up.

You may also be given an option for either a PDF or EPUB format, depending on the eBook. EPUBS are generally more comfortable to read. Ebook Central has a super easy to use interface that will guide you through the next steps. Just follow the instructions on your screen.

Download and Install the Bluefire App

For Android or iOS:

Go to Google Play or the App store and install the Bluefire reader.

For Kindle:

  1. Before you download, you will need to enable "allow installation of applications that are not from Appstore." on your Kindle Fire. Where you find this on your Kindle varies by device.
  2. Once you've downloaded, select Open.
  3. Select Install.
  4. Select Open.
  5. Authenticate with your Adobe ID.

Information for this section of the guide provided by COM Library under the  Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License.

Read, search, navigate and annotate – all from your web browser. This brief video walks you through the easy-to-use Ebook Central online reader. You’ll also learn how to download, copy and print books or chapters, and how to quickly and accurately create a citation for your research.

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