New Resources – Dec. 2015, Jan. 2016

DVDs / Streaming

  • Waltz With Bashir
  • She’s the Man
  • Journeyman: A Documentary about Rites of Passage, Mentoring, and Male Culture in America

Online Resources

  • Open Source Patent Search

Kindle Books

  • The Martian
  • The Palace Job

Science / Math

  • Systems Thinking Made Simple: New Hope for Solving Wicked Problems
  • Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty
  • Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words


  • Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years

Photography Collection

  • Gregory Heisler, 50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer
  • reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today
  • The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits
  • Tiny: Streetwise Revisited
  • Every Breath We Drew
  • Role Models: Feminine Identity in cContemporary American Photography

Social Issues

  • The Question Bridge Book: Black Males in America
  • Campaign Finance


  • A Guide to Co-Teaching: New Lessons and Strategies to Facilitate Student Learning
  • The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read– And How They Can Learn

New Resources – November 2015

DVDs / Streaming

  • Twelfth Night


  • The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Social Issues

  • Privilege, Power, and Difference
  • The McDonaldization of Society
  • Globalization: A Basic Text


  • Climate Change: A Wicked Problem: Complexity and Uncertainty at the Intersection of Science, Economics, Politics and Human Behavior

Applied Science / Business

  • Google
  • The Story of Nike: Built for Success
  • Paul Allen Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft
  • Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism
  • Nike Culture: The Sign of the Swoosh
  • Search & Destroy: Why You Can’t Trust Google Inc.
  • Googling Security: How Much Does Google Know About You
  • Smart Alliance: How a Global Corporation and Environmental Activists Transformed a Tarnished Brand
  • Google Bomb: The Untold Story of the $11.3m Verdict That Changed the Way We Use the Internet
  • The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization
  • Sustainable Development Approaches in the Food and Beverage Industry: A Comparison Between Nestle SA and Kraft Foods Inc.


  • Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince A Biography

Photography Books

  • Touch Me I’m Sick


  • Handbuilding Techniques [Ceramic Arts Handbook Series]
  • From a Slab of Clay
  • The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism

New Library Resources – October 2015

DVDs And Streaming Media

  • As Dreamers Do: The Amazing Life of Walt Disney
  • Walt Disney [American Experience] He Made Believe
  • Supersize Me A Film of Epic Portions
  • Mother Earth News 1970-2014 Archive (DVD)
  • 44 New Titles for Classroom Video on Demand (click here)

Social Issues

  • Voters: From Primaries to Decision Night
  • Out of Nowhere: The Inside Story of How Nike Marketed the Culture of Running
  • Leviathans: Multinational Corporations and the New Global
  • We’re Monsanto: Feeding the World Lie After Lie – Book One
  • Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans
  • Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants
  • The Microsoft Antitrust Cases: Competition Policy for the Twenty-first Century
  • The I Hate Corporate America Reader: How Big Companies from McDonald’s to Microsoft are Destroying Our Way of Life
  • The Microsoft File: The Secret Case Against Bill Gates


  • Solar Storms: A Novel
  • The New Deal (Graphic Novel)

Applied Science / Business / Medicine

  • The Ethics of Excellence
  • Animal Testing: Lifesaving Research vs. Animal Welfare
  • Sneaker Wars: The Enemy Brothers Who Founded Adidas and Puma and the Family Feud that Forever Changed the Business of Sport
  • I’m Suicidal, Now What?


  • Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney
  • Walt Disney: An American Original
  • Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire
  • The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial, Unauthorized, Uncensored Disney Stories Never Told


  • Precolumbian Tragedy: Culture, Environment, and the Rise and Fall of Cahokia

Seattle Academy Clubs – 2015-16

Have fun and get involved. There is a wealth of choices this year.

  • Anime Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Bee Club
  • Bird Club
  • Black Student Caucus
  • Climbing Club
  • CSO
  • Econ-Finance Club
  • Ethics Team
  • Experimental Business Club
  • Fashion Club
  • Film Club
  • Four Corners (Diversity)
  • Global Health Club
  • Health & Nutrition Club
  • Hip Hop Dance Club
  • Knitting Club
  • Magic & Chess Club
  • Model UN
  • Nepalese Education and Female Rights
  • Outdoor Club
  • Paintball Club
  • PC Club
  • Photography Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Presidential Election Club
  • QSA Club
  • Renaissance Technologies
  • Robotics
  • Science Club
  • Tea Club
  • The Cardinal Newspaper
  • Ukelele Club
  • Well-rounded Interesting Persons
  • Wings Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Youth Legislature
  • Zambia Club

New Library Resources – September 2015

BTW:  If we don’t have what you need, we can get it. See this page. 

New Library Website

New Database List   

New Database

  • Classroom Video on Demand (18,000+ films in 187,000 segments with transcriptions)


  • National Geographic History

DVDs & Streaming Video

  • 113 New Classroom Video on Demand titles (use id/password for single sign-on)
  • Grown Ups (Feature Film)
  • O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • PS I Love You; the Lake House (Double Feature)
  • Reel Injun on the Trail of the Hollywood Indian
  • The Great Math Mystery Invention or Discovery (PBS)
  • The Laugh Out Loud – 3-Movie Collection
  • What Makes Sammy Run?
  • Taken 2

Kindle Books

  • Between the World and Me
  • The Yacoubian Building


  • Research as Design
  • The Essential Questions Handbook Language Arts; Math; Social Studies; Science Grades 4-8


  • Ways of the World: A Global History with Sources

Social Issues

  • Same-sex Marriage, Pro and Con: A Reader

Literature | Language

  • Solar Storms: A Novel
  • Vocabularians: Integrated Word Study in the Middle Grades


  • Beyond Jupiter: the Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel
  • Bone Detective: the Story of Forensic Anthropologist Diane France
  • Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator is Changing the World
  • Finding Where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life
  • Gorilla Mountain: the Story of Wildlife Biologist, Amy Vedder
  • Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Humanity from Space: An Interconnected World of Extraordinary Complexity
  • Nature’s Machines: the Story of Biomechanist Mimi Koehl
  • People Person: the Story of Sociologist Marta Tienda
  • Rachel Carson: a Twentieth-century Life
  • Space Rocks: the Story of Planetary Geologist Adriana Ocampe
  • Strong Force: the Story of Physicist Shirley Ann Jackson


  • The Millennium Problems: the Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time
  • Understanding Numbers in Elementary School Mathematics
  • Solve This: Math Activities for Students and Clubs


  • Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
  • Mod: A Very British Phenomenon: Clean Living Under Very Difficult Circumstances


  • 300 Lessons in Art
  • BioArt: Altered Realities
  • Charles A.A. Dellschau, 1830-1923
  • Illustrated Elements of Art and Principles of Design: Hands on Activities, Full Color Reproductions, Descriptions of Each Concept
  • The Art Teacher’s Book of Lists: Grades K-12
  • The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression

If we don’t have what you need, we can get it. See this page.

National Newspaper Core (in ProQuest)

This is a list of newspaper titles included in National Newspaper Core, a sub-set of the ProQuest database. Access to this database and all other databases owned by Seattle Academy can be found here on the library website.

The Christian Science Monitor – pre’97 fulltext
The Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times – pre’97 fulltext
New York Times
New York Times Book Review
New York Times Magazine
WSJ: the Magazine from the Wall St. Journal
Wall St. Journal
Wall St. Journal online
The Washington Post – pre’97 fulltext