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HIS101 - Western Civilization I - Dr. Clarcq: Find Books

This guide will help you find resources for your paper. Fall 2018


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EBL - eBook Library


EBL eBook Library -  provides 24/7 access to an online collection of thousands Ebooks in a wide range subject areas. 




  • Login with your NCCC email username and password..
  • Titles in the EBL Ebook Library can be checked out by multiple users.  Titles do not need to be requested.
  • Titles can be read online or downloaded for a one-day or seven-day loan period.  During the loan period, users may print up to 20% of a title, or copy/paste up to 5% of a title.

Downloading EBL Ebooks:


EBL Ebooks can be downloaded on either a PC or Mac with Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) installed.  ADE is free software.  A download link for ADE is available in your EBL Account.

Dedicated e-readers:

EBL Ebooks are only available in EPUB or PDF format.  Titles must first be downloaded to ADE on your computer, and then transferred via USB to a wide range of readers including the NOOK and Sony eReader.  Titles cannot be transferred to Kindle Readers since titles are not available in Kindle format.

Apple and Android Devices:

EBL Ebooks can be downloaded directly to Apple and Android devices with the Bluefire Reader App installed on the device.  This app is free and is available at the App Store for iTunes (Apple devices) and at the Google “Play Store” (Android devices).  You will be prompted to authorize the app with an Adobe ID and password.  If you need to create an Adobe ID, click on “Get Adobe ID.”  The app must be authorized to successfully download Ebooks.

To download an Ebook, open your EBL account using the web-browser on your device and select the title of interest from your EBL bookshelf. Click “Read On Line.” At the next screen, click “Download” from the vertical tab menu next to the table of contents.  A new left sidebar will appear.  Users should select a 7-day loan period and click “Download.”  The EBook will download in the Bluefire Reader.

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Search terms that might help with this assignment:

  • Greek democracy
  • Greece--History
  • Punic War, 2nd, 281-201 B.C.
  • Carolingian Renaissance
  • Architecture, Carolingian
  • Medieval universities
  • Education, Medieval
  • Crusades
  • Islamic Spain
  • Religious toleration
  • Spanish inquisition

Some great books in our collection that might be of interest to you

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