Unlock wisdom in the world's greatest books and learn to think smarter
Working with highly-qualified academics, we have analysed and curated the most important books ever written to create the Macat iLibrary - a multimedia online resource providing introductory videos, audiobooks, mind maps and other learning tools to help you unlock core messages quickly, develop unique ideas and conclusions, and improve your critical thinking skills.
Quickly and easily evaluate the world's greatest books, and use this insight to achieve better grades, whilst developing important critical thinking skills.
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
A learning method proven to develop critical thinking skills
Choose to study a book or collection
Choose to study a specific title or a collection of titles by subject.
Understand key concepts in 3 minutes
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.
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
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
Read a summary of the book’s main points, the story of its inception, and why it still matters in our modern lives.
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
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.
All of our full analyses are also available in audiobook format to help you learn wherever you are.
Don’t just read our analysis - explore the bibliography for wider reading.
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.