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Different Tools at The McKay Library Website

The David O. McKay Library offers students a lot of resources to help them with their studies and even with entertainment. Some of them are only found at their website. Unfortunately, there are many students who don’t know about it or just don’t take good advantage of it.

Here is a list of eight great resources that can benefit you:

  • The Wall Street Journal

Through the McKay Library website, you can create a free premium account with The Wall Street Journal and enjoy this great news resource that will keep you updated with what is happening around the world.

  • Getabstract

This great website offers you effective summaries for many business books. All the summaries follow the same template. They will provide you with “rating, top take-aways, a full summary, significant quotes and author biography,” according to You can read books online or download them as PDF or EPUB. There are also some books that have their summaries in audio.

  • Mango

This is a fun way to learn new languages. With short and entertaining lessons, you can learn how to speak, listen and write in Spanish, English, French, Japanese, Italian, German and even Pirate!

  • Rosetta Stone

Through the library website, you can create a free account and start learning many different languages for free.

  • Pronunciator

This is another online language program you can use. This website offers you 80 language options and high-quality lessons.

  • Swank

Looking for some movies to watch? Swank has a great variety of movies, from classics to newer ones, that you can watch online for free. Some of them include the Bourne movies, The Lord of Rings, The Hobbit, Mission Impossible and many more.

  • Naxos

Are you in the mood for an opera, ballet, concert or play? Naxos can help you with that. This website allows you the access to many famous presentations like Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, L’Orfeo and Dido and Aeneas. There are English subtitles for these videos as well.

  • Films on Demand and NBC Archive

Both of the websites are great resources for academic media. They offer you many videos to help you stay informed with what is going on in all kind of fields like technology, science, communication, business, astronomy, physics and many more.

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