Miami Dade College provides its students and faculty with access to e-books, journals, academic articles, and newspapers through its databases. These resources are easily accessible through any computer with an Internet connection. Incidentally, many MDC students, faculty, and staff are transitioning from traditional desktop and laptop computers to hand-held devices such as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones. The question arises: which devices are most compatible with our electronic resources?
This guide has been created in order to demonstrate to students, faculty, and staff how to access the library's online resources using their deivces.
|Device||Memory||Cloud storage||Battery||e-ink||File types||Weight|
||4GB (3000 books)||Yes||Up to 4 weeks with wifi off, 10 days with wifi on||Yes||Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible, MP3, MOBI, PRC, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG||7.5 oz.|
|Kindle Fire||16GB, 32GB||Yes||8 hours of reading, 7.5 hours of video||No||Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible, MP3, MOBI, PRC, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MIDI, OGG, WAV, AAC||14.6 oz.|
||2GB (1,000 books) expandable||Yes||2 months||Yes||ePUB, PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP||7.48 oz.|
|Nook Color||16GB (10,000 books) expandable||Yes||11.5 hours of reading or 9 hours of video||No||EPUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, AAC, MP4 .||14.1 oz.|
|Nook HD||8 to 16GB||Yes||10.5 hours||No||PDF, ePUB, DRP, ePIB, FOLIO, OFIP, CBZ, TXT, RTF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, PPSX, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, LOG, CSV, EML, ZIP||11 oz.|
|iPod Touch/ iPhone||8GB - 64GB||Yes||8 hours of video, online browsing, or phone usage; up to 300 hours on standby||No||HTML, PDF, PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF||3.56 oz.|
|iPad||16GB - 64GB||Yes||9.9 hours||No||PDF, H.264, MPEG-4, MOV, MP3, AAC, JPG, PNG, TIF, DOC, PPT, XLS, RTF||1.35 lbs|
|Microsoft Surface||32GB - 128GB||No||10.6 hours||No||Microsoft Office file formats||1.5 lbs to 2 lbs|
The devices listed above are some of the most common and most used tablets and e-readers used by the students and employees at Miami Dade College.