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Due to licensing agreements, some resources limit access to in-library use, public library use and Marin County Free Library jurisdictions. Access is noted in each description. For more information or to find out if your home library is within a Marin County Free Library jurisdiction, visit the MARINet Help page.
 

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Mango Languages

A fun, fast and easy language learning program that provides self-directed language instruction in a variety of languages  and focuses on everyday conversational skills. Languages offered include, but are not limited to Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. Also includes English instruction tailored to speakers of Brazilian, Portuguese, Polish, and Spanish.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

MAS Ultra: School Edition

This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school research, contains full text articles for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

MasterFILE Premier

This resource offers full-text articles for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text articles for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. In addition, PDF back files for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post are also available.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Middle Search Plus

This resource contains full text articles for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles) and full text articles are also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World EncyclopediaAmerican Heritage Dictionary, and Encyclopedia of Animals.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research that provides data on a wide variety of investment offerings; including stocks and mutual funds, real-time data and investment managment services. (Available only to Marin County Free Library jurisdiction residents due to licensing agreements)