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University Libraries for First-Year Engineers: Study Breaks

Fun Resources for your Study Breaks

Need a break from textbooks? Check out our popular and recommended reading. You can also keep up with the news (and get some great recipes) or watch a movie.

More popular and recommended reading lists:


The New York Times Logo The New York Times Cooking Logo

Create a free account with The New York Times. Directions on how to sign up are at the link below.
Bonus! Also gain access to the New York Times Cooking 

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Create a free account with The Wall Street Journal.  Directions on how to sign up are at the link below.


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DVD Collection

Use OneSearch to find DVDs in the Norlin Library DVD Collection! Conduct a search, and then use "All filters" to limit the location to "Norlin Library - Dvds."

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Over 8500 films, documentaries, educational and training videos to stream.

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Swank Digital Campus

With latest releases, classics, foreign films, documentaries and tv shows, Swank has over 25,000 titles to stream.

Summer 2023: Major System Updates

You'll notice some changes as we work.
  • New Library Catalog: try it out and tell us what you think
  • Prospector will be unavailable from May 19 through Spring 2024. 

Full details on our library services platform migration project & timeline.

Engineering, Science and Design Librarian

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Emily Dommermuth