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TitleMatch: Prevent Duplicates

TitleMatch helps you manage your collection in real time. As you add to your list, titles that are already in your collection (or those that are on another list) are marked with a color-coded TitleMatch icon so that you won’t accidentally order duplicates. You can view matches in a…

Title Not Found

Occasionally, you may be unable to find a title you are looking for on the website. This does not mean that we cannot provide the title. If your search has returned no results, you may add an unfound title to your list by clicking the Add Unfound Title link and entering as much information you…

Sets and Series

Mackin has a special search field just for Sets and Series to help you find what you’re looking for. Searching by Sets and Series yields slightly different results than other search parameters. For example, searching for “Junie B Jones” brings up the following search results…

Search Title and Author

There is an option in the SEARCH BY dropdown menu at the top of the Advanced Search page and on Easy Search that enables you to search by Title and Author. (Punctuation is not necessary to complete the search.) NOTE: Please be aware that the Search Page Preferences you select on the My Profile…

Refine Search

You will need to refine your search if your search results return more than 500 titles. If your search term is too general and returns more than 500 items, a pop-up message will appear giving you several options. You may either add more parameters to your search, filter the results by Compendium…

Reading Level Determination

Reading level is determined by the companies that run the various reading programs (e.g. Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts, Lexile, Fountas & Pinnell, etc.) Sometimes a publisher will include an approximation when they send us their title information, but this is changed when we get the…

Preview Titles

While searching and managing lists on Mackin.com, a Preview feature is available for select titles. Whenever the Preview button is displayed next to a print book, eBook or digital audiobook on Mackin.com, an online preview is available to help you evaluate the title. Clicking the Preview button…

Preferred Format Search Results

Set the Preferred Format Order to filter search results by binding/format before they are displayed. You can choose to NEVER DISPLAY certain formats and bindings that you’d never consider ordering, or prioritize the various bindings by assigning an order of preference to each…

Interest Level Determination

Mackin’s Collection Development staff determine interest levels for titles on the website. Our highly trained staff have extensive experience reviewing books. All have degrees in library science, and many have education degrees as well. Information provided by publishers and review…

Format Info: Digital Resources

Single-user License: Only one person can use this title at a time. Multi-user License: Simultaneous access is provided so more than one person at a single site can use this title at the same time. Subscription Access: This digital resource is available for a limited period. At the end of the…