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A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.

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New / Trial Databases

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Gale in Context: Middle School This link opens in a new window
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A multi-subject database good for middle school students. Browse by broad topics such cultures, geography, government, literature, people, science, social issues and US or world history, or specific topic. Also allows for basic and complex searching.
MultCoLib Ebooks via Overdrive (MultCoLib) This link opens in a new window
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MultCoLib is permitting access to the Overdrive ebook collection by signing up with a cell phone number. This "digital library card" will be good for 6 months, beginning in March, 2020. Give it a try! There's thousands of books to check out on Overdrive.
New York Times This link opens in a new window
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Alternate Name(s): NY Times
Start here to create your yearlong pass to the full text of the New York Times. Once you enter your email address, the NY Times will send an email verification to your Catlin.edu email account. Confirm, and you are all set!
NoveList Plus (EbscoHost) This link opens in a new window
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Alternate Name(s): Novelist Plus
A wonderful source of book reviews and author information for avid readers! Use this database to find out the sequence of titles published by an author, read reviews of an author's fiction or nonfiction works, and locate other authors with similar writing styles or plot elements.
Open Library (ebooks) This link opens in a new window
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Alternate Name(s): Internet Archive Open Library
The Open Library provides free access to hundreds of thousands of books and audiobooks, including many current titles. You need to register for free to use the library, and can borrow up to 10 books at a time. The audiobooks are read in an electronic voice, which is not ideal.
Swank Motion Pictures This link opens in a new window
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Alternate Name(s): Swank K-12 Streaming Video
Swank is our new streaming video service for classroom use. Teachers and student groups may use Swank for on-campus classroom and events showings, and teachers may share a link to Swank films for students to watch from home. Speak to one of the librarians if you need support in using Swank, or requesting access to a film.
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