Unlock wisdom in the world's greatest books and learn to think smarter

Macat iLibrary on multiple devices

Working with highly-qualified academics, Macat have analysed and curated the most important books ever written to create an accessible, online multimedia library. 

Featuring introductory videos, audiobooks, mind maps and other learning tools, the Macat iLibrary quickly unlocks core messages within the text, develops new ideas and conclusions, and improves creative and critical thinking skills. 

 


Critical thinking for students

Students

Quickly and easily evaluate the world's greatest books, and use this insight to achieve better grades, whilst developing important critical thinking skills.

Critical thinking for learners

Learners

Explore the world's greatest books in new and interesting ways, exercise your ability to think critically, and use these skills to achieve personal and professional success.


Hundreds of titles covering 11 disciplines 

... and counting, with over 80 new titles added each year

 
Anthropology

Anthropology

Business

Business

Economics

Economics

Geography

Geography

History

History

Literature

Literature

Philosophy

Philosophy

Politics

Politics

Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

Sociology

Theology

Theology


A learning method proven to develop critical thinking skills

 

Choose to study a book or collection

Critical thinking iLibrary collection page

Choose to study a specific title or a collection of titles by subject.


Understand key concepts in 3 minutes

Critical thinking iLibrary video

Videos

Grasp the big idea at the heart of a seminal book or academic paper with a clear, analogy-based explanation of its most important concepts.

Big idea summaries on the critical thinking iLibrary

The big idea

Cut to the chase with a summary of how the writer has helped to shape the world in which we live.

Tour of ideas on the critical thinking iLibrary

Tour of ideas

Learn how real-world problems helped shaped the book with 10 clear points on its origins and the author’s approach.


Form new ideas in 10 minutes

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Ways in

Read a summary of the book’s main points, the story of its inception, and why it still matters in our modern lives.

Mind maps on the critical thinking iLibrary

Mind maps

Grab quick information on the concepts, arguments and people associated with the book. Start exploring by expanding the topics that interest you.


Draw deeper conclusions in 3 hours

12-module structure on the on the critical thinking iLibrary

Consistent 12-module structure

Each of our full analyses features 12 modules within three groups ― influences, ideas and impacts ― so it’s easy to jump in and get to the information you want.

Audiobooks on the critical thinking iLibrary

Audiobooks

All of our full analyses are also available in audiobook format to help you learn wherever you are.

Works cited on the critical thinking iLibrary

Works cited

Don’t just read our analysis - explore the bibliography for wider reading.

Notes and highlights on the critical thinking iLibrary

Notes and highlights

Select interesting passages highlight them and save them for later, or add your own thoughts using the notes feature.


Perform a complete analysis in 8 hours


The 12 easy-to-read modules in each analysis are proven by the University of Cambridge to help you develop your problem-solving, analysis, creative thinking, interpretation, evaluation and reasoning skills in just 8 hours.

12 module chart to critical thinking