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I am having trouble viewing PDFs in EBSCOhost and ProQuest databases. 

I am using Google Chrome, and the PDFs won't open in my browser.




Note: This information addresses a Google Chrome setting that causes issues reading a PDF article in databases.


The Google Chrome browser comes with a built-in PDF viewer. 


If a setting in Google Chrome gets changed, the PDF will download instead of being embedded in the database. 


This appears to be a problem only with Google Chrome. Embedded PDFs in the databases will work with Firefox. 


You can get around this problem by changing the PDF document setting in Google Chrome. 

  • In the Chrome browser, select the three vertical dots in the upper right corner. 
  • Choose Settings > Privacy and security
  • Select Site Settings > scroll down and select Aditional content settings
  • Select PDF documents. 
  • Make sure the Default behavior is set to Open PDFs in Chrome


After following those steps, you should be able to view PDFs within library databases--without even having to restart your browser!



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