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Madison College Library Online Catalog


Search Madison College Libraries' online catalog for books, ebooks, periodicals, and A/V materials.

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Need a book that's located at another campus or library system? We offer free Interlibrary Loan service. Materials typically arrive in 2-10 days. No textbooks or reserve items, please. 

Request an item from another campus or library

We also offer several e-book collections covering many different topics.

Check out our e-books and learn more about using them!  

Study Skills

Building Strong Study Skills

This guide is provided to help you establish your own strategies for doing your best in college. Coming up with set routines, times and places to study and methods for dealing with life's stresses will help you get through each semester in one piece. 

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Learning Styles

How do you learn? 

Everyone processes information in their own way. Understanding how you learn best can help you maximize your time in school- and in life! Knowing more about how you learn can help you become a better student and increase your confidence. There are many different theories on learning styles, one of which divides learners into four categores: visual, aural, read/write and kinesthetic. Check out the links below for more information and quizzes which will help you determine what your learning style is

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Student Preferences

How Do you Best Learn
Watching: 7 votes (8.75%)
Listening: 3 votes (3.75%)
Reading: 8 votes (10%)
Doing: 21 votes (26.25%)
All of the above: 41 votes (51.25%)
Total Votes: 80

Learning Express

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Learning Express is a database provided to Madison College students as part of our library services. This database is a powerhouse, providing techical skillbuilding, career guidance, math and writing support, test prep and much more. 

Check out LearningExpress Library!

Some of the resources include: 

  • Basic computer and internet use
  • Math, reading and writing for adult learners
  • Career prep
  • Prep for allied health and nursing school tests (including the TEAS test)
  • Popular software including MS Office programs
  • Resources in Spanish

Films on Demand

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Our Films on Demand database includes many useful full-length documentary films for use by our students. 

Off campus, you'll need to enter your Madison College username and password to log in. 

Browse Films on Demand videos