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Library Catalogs

Looking for a book, video, cd, etc?  Then check out the following library catalogs.

Start here:

Thorncat - Thorndike Library's online catalog. (Try these Search Tips)

Mainecat - Maine's statewide catalog.  Locate books in libraries throughout Maine.

Worldcat - Global catalog of books and more.  Locate books in libraries worldwide.


More to Explore . . .

Library of Congress Catalog -  The largest library in the world and serving the research needs of Congress and the American people.

Library Catalogs Worldwide - This library catalog gateway is provided by the Library of Congress

Ebooks & Audiobooks

A wide range of ebooks and audiobooks are available to you through subscriptions.  Others are available free online.  We suggest you try the following.

Thorndike's Best Bets

Credo Reference - Premier resource for 600+ online full text encyclopedias, bilingual dictionaries, biographies, and quotations.

Ebsco eBooks - A collection of 7000+ full text ebooks in all subject areas available for online viewing

Maine Download Library - Academic and general interest ebooks and audiobooks available for download. Note:

  • Requires that you sign in with your 14-digit patron code. Students - # is on the back of your student ID. Staff and faculty - contact the library (x5665).

Other Thorndike Options

AccessScience - Based on McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology & McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology* Articles, biographies, definitions, news * Full text, videos, images, animations, etc

Britannica Online Academic Edition - Multi-disciplinary * Four Britannica encyclopedias online * Full text

Dictionary of Literary Biographies - Literary writers from many eras and genres * Biographies, critical essays * Full text

Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol Online - Spanish encyclopedia online * Articles, photos, images, maps and tables * Full text

English-Spanish Library and Information Studies Dictionary

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - Multi-disciplinary * Encyclopedia entries * Full text

Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online - Online dictionary * Word definitions, spellings, rhymes, etc. * Full text


Free Online

Bartleby.com - Searches classic literature online.

HaithiTrust - Digital repository of books and journal content from major research institutions and libraries, much of which is available to the general public.

Internet Archive - Millions of books and digitized texts, many from libraries and historical societies

Online Books - Find links to freely available online books organized by call number and subject area by the University of Pennsylvania.

Project Gutenberg - Over 42,000 online books now in the public domain because their copyrights have expired.