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Upper School Library: Remote Teaching & Learning


Remote Teaching & Learning Resources 
--starting points for electronic materials to support teaching and learning--



Click Here for the Passwords List.  You'll need to log in as a Catlin Gabel student or employee.  Having trouble? Contact your division librarian.

Get a Public Library Card!

You'll have access to thousands of ebooks, films, and audiobooks not in Catlin Gabel's collection!

Washington County Residents:  Apply online for a WCCLS Online Library Card.



Your library team is here to help you.  Here is a sample of the services we can provide:


  • Help you locate ebook access to a particular title, or ebooks on a topic
  • Create an EShelf of ebook titles for you and your students to use as a virtual library for research
  • Develop a LibGuide course page with links to support a particular assignment using digital resources
  • Help you and your students locate database articles for linking on your course page, or in support of research on various topics
  • Point you toward news articles in one of our newspaper databases


  • Help you locate ebooks, databases, and other useful resources for class assignments
  • Direct you to the best LibGuide pages to find research tools
  • Answer questions about how to use those (new to you) MultCoLib resources
  • Assist you with citation questions

Need help?  Contact us. 


Good news:  We have very substantial access to tens of thousands of ebook titles by having a MultCoLib card.  Here are some options. Free Audiobooks
There's a collection of several hundred free audiobooks for adults, young children, teens and tweens in this collection. Audible is making this list free during the nationwide school closures. Enjoy!

Catlin Gabel US Library ebooks
We have a small number of ebooks available through the US Library catalog to support research in specific classes.  We'll tend to provide direct links to those titles through your individual LibGuide course pages.  To find ebooks, enter keywords and the word ebook. 

Helpful Videos
These videos provide some basic information about using the Ebook tools listed above. Need more help? Ask Sue or Derek.

How to Use ProQuest EBook Central


Sue is able to curate and upload EShelves of electronic books to individual LibGuide course pages.  Need an EShelf to support your students and their projects? Contact Sue to get started. 

Here are some recent EShelves added to LibGuide pages:

Social Studies Elective:  Authoritarians (found on our LibGuide for Peter's class)
This EShelf draws together links from ebooks and audiobooks in the Multnomah County Library catalog. Click and take a look.

Here's an example of a ProQuest Ebook Central EShelf built for Peter's Authoritarians class.
NOTE: The link will require a MultCoLib library card to access. NOTE:  This is just a snapshot. EShelves can contain anywhere from a few to hundreds of books depending on your students' needs.  What you can do with this material:


  • access full-text searchable ebooks
  • copy sections of the books
  • download sections of the books
  • highlight sections of text
  • print sections of text

These are high quality published materials from major publishers, including University presses. 


These streaming services through Multnomah County Library offer a wonderful way of accessing materials for your classes.


We already subscribe to several online news sources which may be helpful in your teaching. Others are available through MultCoLib with a library card.



The Upper School Library subscribes to several dozen databases containing journal / magazine articles. Rather than listing them all here, visit the Subject Guide for English, Social Studies, Science, etc. (see tabs above), or ask for help.  If you have a MultCoLib card, you have additional access to many more amazing databases.


Your US Librarian

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Sue Phillips
Upper School Library
503.297.1894 x4550 (circulation desk); (503)297-1894 x4100 (voicemail)

US Associate Librarian

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Derek King
(503) 297-1894 x 4100