To export or copy a citation

ebrary includes a full citation with every copy or print.  You can either:

I. Export or copy the citation for an individual book,

II. Export the citations for a set of books.


I. Export or copy the citation for an individual book:

  • From a search-results list:
    • Click “EndNote & Citavi” or “RefWorks” button below metadata
  • From within the new reader
    • Click the “Cite Book” icon
    • Click the desired citation button, or use command-c to copy the citation

II. Export the citations for a set of books:

  • Put the books into a folder on your bookshelf
    • Note: a book can reside in multiple folders on your bookshelf, so putting a book in a folder called “For Endnote”, for example, does not remove it from the other folder(s) you might have that book in.
  • Open the folder in your bookshelf
  • Click on the “EndNote & Citavi” or “RefWorks” button above the list of titles


Note, an EndNote export can be uploaded directly into EasyBib, NoodleBib, or Zotero:

  • Export citation(s) to EndNote
  • Open the exported EndNote text file from within the desired destination citation software
  • For more detail, see:


Note, ebrary citations do not include a URL to the book on your particular ebrary site because people referring to your citation might not have access to your ebrary site.  Instead, it is either, which is a URL to ebrary’s public “about ebrary” site, or it is simply “ProQuest ebrary”, depending on the citation style you’ve selected.  Anyone checking the citation can then go to ebrary’s public “about ebrary” site and enter the book’s title in the search field.  If that book is still available through ebrary when the citation is checked, the system will try to take them to a copy of the book.  If that person’s computer has a cookie for an ebrary site, and the book is available on that site, they will be taken to the book on that site.  If not, they will be taken to a copy of the book on ebrary’s public preview site.

Why am I getting a CAPTCHA screen – that is, a screen requiring me to check a box before I can proceed?

Recently additional security checks have been implemented.  These might lead to a user being presented with a CAPTCHA screen — that is, a screen requiring the user to check a box to proceed.

This only happens in the rare condition that the user is both:

  • Using a URL that goes directly to the “Sign in” page
  • And they have also disabled cookies on their browser.

Although a user can easily proceed by clicking on the CAPTCHA, the simplest way to circumvent the screen is to use a standard URL in the format:<ebrarysite>

Not a URL that goes direct to the login page, which would be in the form:<ebrarysite>/login.action

Alternatively, allow cookies in your browser.

Note that the CAPTCHA mechanism uses functions that could be blocked, thus causing an error.  To avoid the error, use a standard URL and/or allow cookies.

Surface Pro is supported, RT is not

The new reader is certified on the Windows Surface Pro tablet running Win 8.1.

  • To read downloaded ebrary books on a Surface Pro, use  Adobe Digital Editions (not Bluefire).
  • In the ebrary download steps, choose desktop/laptop so that Adobe Digital Editions will be selected as the reader.

The Windows RT operating system is not supported by ebrary, so Surface with RT is not supported.


Library admins can request to have links to external websites added as “Additional Resources”

A globe icon  will appear in the left sidebar when reading a book if your library’s admin has requested the addition of links to external websites.  Click the icon to go to the “Additional Resources” page.

Or, when reading a book:

1. Highlight a word or phrase in the book.  If “Additional Resources” are available on your ebrary site, the pop-up tool bar will include the globe icon:

2. Click the globe icon to go to the “Additional Resources” page; your highlighted word or phrase will be automatically filled in:

3. Click the “Search” button to open a new browser tab with the external link, sending the highlighted word or phrase:


Note that different ebrary sites will have different links, or none at all, based on the library’s admin preferences.