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LIS 1001 Fall 2014: Ebooks

For use with the classes taught by Librarians

E Books at Miami Dade College Libraries

To Access the eBook Collection:                                                                                                                 

  • Select your College (Miami Dade College)
  • Enter your Borrower ID (Student Number)

  • Enter your PIN (Last Four Digits of your Student Number)

  • From the Alphabetical Listing - Click on eBook Collection (EBSCO) 

  • Click on Connect to Database

  • The eBooks are available 24/7 from anywhere

The following are some of the eBooks available to you:

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Attention Deficit Disorder - Thomas E. Brown
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9780300106411
Publication Date: 2005-09-22
Subjects:Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Attention-deficit disorder in adults

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Disorders of Personality - Theodore Millon
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9780470040935
Publication Date: 2011-05-03
Subjects:Personality disorders--Classification
Personality disorders

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Eating and Human Emotions - Charles Stewart
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9780415554695
Publication Date: 2011-09-08
Subjects:Compulsive eating--Psychological aspects
Compulsive eaters--Psychology

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Essentials of Personality Disorders - John M. Oldham (Editor); Andrew E. Skodol (Editor); Donna S. Bender (Editor)
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781585623587
Publication Date: 2009-03-26
Subjects:Personality disorders

EBSCO Ebooks

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Ebooks Overview

Definition of Ebooks


E-books are becoming more popular as technology advances.

While the younger generations are learning the ways of the e-book quicker than others, some members of older generations would rather stick to printed books. And while some authors are embracing the new technological world of authorship, others are repelled by it, refusing to publish electronically. Despite the opinions shared by some authors, e-books are a popular phenomenon, not only for readers, but for writers as well.

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  1. Definition

    • E-book is an abbreviation for electronic book, also often called a digital book. The text that forms the e-book is a digital version of a printed book and can be read on a computer, a handheld device such as an e-reader or an e-book device and can sometimes be read on cell phones depending on the brand or make. It is common, however, that people who invest in e-books use an e-reader or personal computer to read their electronic books.


    • The e-book was first developed in 1971 by Michael Hart, according to He was the founder of the Gutenberg of Illinois University, a public library of digital books. The first e-book conference took place in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 1998, in which a series of regulations were addressed in terms of standardizing e-books. It was not until 2001, however, when Stephen King published "Riding the Bullet" as an e-book that the phenomenon became a success. He sold numerous copies for a small fee and it was then that publishers and authors saw the potential of e-books.

    • The production of an e-book is rather simple. When the book has been previously published, the book usually is scanned using a flatbed scanner, according to The flatbed scanner will help eliminate darker areas of the pages and curvature of the book and provide alignment. If the book has yet to be published, the electronic copy can be completed simultaneously with the printed version. The most common format for e-books is in PDF format.


    • There are several benefits of e-books. According to, thousands of books currently exist online that can be downloaded for free or purchased for a small price. The greatest benefit about e-books is that they can be offered indefinitely, as electronic versions will not go out of print. This version will always be available for purchase or download. Another benefit is the amount of e-books a person can carry around. E-books take up very little space and the limitations lie only in the capacity of the person's e-reader or other storage device.


    • There are some drawbacks to e-books. It should be noted that not all authors are fond of e-books and thus will not allow their books to be published electronically. Furthermore, not everyone finds it comfortable to read off a screen. While some might get back pains, others might feel dizzy after staring at a screen for hours. Lastly, there are some piracy laws that can cause concerns with e-books in terms of ownership and copyright. E-books can easily be copied, sent and distributed to public servers for anyone to use and do with as they see fit.