Searching MARVEL!


Click on the link above or the link on the right.

A handout about How to use MARVELous Resources.pdf (PDF, 551 KB)

Or watch this tutorial to help you get oriented:

Searching MARVEL      slides & notes [PDF, 221 KB]

Other Narrated Powerpoint Presentations (PPT) by Stephanie Zurinski, Central Maine Library Consultant.


A Few Notable MARVEL! Databases

  • Hobbies & Crafts

This database provides full text content for most of today’s popular hobbies, crafts and recreational activities. It includes over 740 magazines and books and more than 700 videos. You can find instruction and inspiration in this resource.

Click on ‘H’ in the alphabetical list. Click on 'Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center.'

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This is the home screen for the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center. Notice the 3 sections: the search box, browsing options and the featured magazine section which contains popular or seasonal titles. The right side of the homepage features seasonal and children’s crafts. If you’re looking for something particular, use the search box. If you just want to see what is available, browsing by subject is fun and enlightening.

  • Britannica Online School Edition Encyclopedia

After entering your topic in the 'Search' box, you can choose the reading level. The first column has articles from the Encyclopedia Britannica, the second column has some from Compton’s Encyclopedia, and the third has some from the Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia. The Elementary Encyclopedia has a read-aloud feature. The fourth column is split between links to journal articles, links to web sites, and links to videos and other media.

  • Ancestry Library Edition

[Use is ONLY from within a public library]

Access to thousands of vital records online. Sources include censuses, vital records (birth, death marriage), immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, and maps.

To help you get started, here are 3 quick narrated tutorials for