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HSE Library: ebooks: ProQuest

This guide will outline the various ebooks that HSE staff have access to and where to access them.



Suitable for: Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals

The place to find links to all of our ebooks from ProQuest is here. When this link is clicked, choose your HSE region from the dropdown menu. You will then be prompted for an OpenAthens username and password. You can register for an OpenAthens account here. To access books, either browse for content or else leave the search screen blank and hit search. This will retrieve all of our subscribed content as seen in the following screenshot:


You can read any of the ebooks online on a mobile device or PC. From there, you can bookmark important parts, highlight passages and even make notes.

You can also download the book for up to 21 days at a time to your mobile device or PC. Select the download option for your selected book and then choose the device you are using:


Users on desktop will need the Adobe Digital Editions software. Bluefire Reader app is the preferred option for mobile devices. Both desktop and mobile users will need an Adobe ID which can obtained free of charge here. Email if you require any help with this.

These books have all been catalogued and are available to search from our book catalogue. A link to all ProQuest ebooks can be found here.

A link to the ProQuest Eating Disorders ebooks is here while a link to the ProQuest Mental Health can be found here.

There is also a facility for users to request ebooks for loan or purchase. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.

National Health Library & Knowledge Service. Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. Tel: 01-6352555/8. Email: