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Online Research Tools

ReferenceUSA

Search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more.

Gale Courses

Access hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Gale Courses are developed by expert instructors and run for six weeks.

Access training tools here.

Mango Languages

Mango offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds.

ECHO

An online archive of historical materials representing western Wisconsin history and culture.  This project and collection was made possible through a 2014 Library Services and Technology Act grant.

WISCAT

Can’t find it? Search all Wisconsin library holdings with Wiscat, then contact your library to place a request.

Novelist

A reader’s advisory database recommendations, author biographies, articles and lists for fiction and nonfiction books.

BadgerLink

Free, completely online resources for everything from personal interest to educational research to lifelong learning. Most resources listed on this page can be found within BadgerLink.

Find training, access, and how-to resources for BadgerLink here

U.S. Newsstream

U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune as well as over 80 Gannett titles. Content is updated daily.

Auto Repair Source

Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Consumer Reports

Testing results and comprehensive reviews for a wide variety of products.

Learning Express Library

Practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses to help you achieve success at school, at work or in life.

Recursos para Hispanohablantes

Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español.

A collection of web-based skill building and test preparation materials in Spanish.

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Full-text Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. 

Newspapers.com

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

HeritageQuest Online

Access genealogical research including all U.S. Federal Census records, family and local histories, and access to PERSI PERiodical Source Index.

Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records

Family history research records from the Wisconsin Historical Society records available on Ancestry.com.

Consumer Health Complete

A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Consumer Health Complete is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

MEDLINE

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. 

For Youth & Students

PBS Wisconsin Education

Videos, interactive resources, Wisconsin biographies, and more! 

Novelist K-8

Children’s fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more

Explora

Encyclopedia entries, videos, images, dictionary entries, and more. Appropriate for researchers of all ages.