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Dubai Business subject guide: Books & e-Books

Making the most of eBooks

As well as the books from your Dubai library, you have access to a number of ebook platforms available from DMU. The ebook collections listed below are not subject specific but will include useful books for your studies.

Why are books useful?

Scholarly books can contain comprehensive accounts of research or scholarship, historical data, overviews, experts' views on themes/topics. They are particularly useful when you require background information and related research on a topic, when you want to put your topic in context, identify key theories and key researchers in a subject area.

What books are not good at is in researching current topics as it can take years to write and publish books. So whilst they can give you a good overview of a research area it is important to bring the research up to date by consulting other sources such as journals and newspapers.