Online Databases



Ancestry Library Edition – In Library Use ONLY

Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.

Archive_WI_Newspapers   Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers – Library Use                                               Home Use

The Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site allows access 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers.  Content is available from April 2005 through 90 days ago.  Includes Waukesha Freeman, Cambridge News, Lake Mills Leader, Oconomowoc Enterprise, Palmyra Enterprise, Waterloo Courier, Watertown Daily Times, and Whitewater Register.

Available through BadgerLink.

auto       Auto Repair Reference Center – Home Use                                        Library Use


Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. Database content includes more than 33,800 vehicles, drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins & recalls, enhanced wiring diagrams, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator.

Available through BadgerLink.

britelem         Britannica Online – Elementary – Home Use                                        Library Use

Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the Web’s Best Sites, multimedia, and curriculum content.

Available through BadgerLink.

brithigh         Britannica Online – High School – Home Use                                       Library Use

Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the Web’s Best Sites, multimedia, and curriculum content.

Available through BadgerLink.

britmid         Britannica Online – Middle School – Home Use                                   Library Use

Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the Web’s Best Sites, multimedia, and curriculum content.

Available through BadgerLink.

ebbiz            Business Source Premier – Home Use                                                  Library Use


                  Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering all disciplines of                         business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and                         economics.
                  Available through BadgerLink.

consumer         Consumer Health Complete – Home Use                                             Library Use

Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Available through BadgerLink.

creports-150x75       Consumer Reports – Home Use                                                               Library Use

Members only access to product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.

Available through BadgerLink.

ebook        Ebsco Ebooks

Formerly called netLibrary, this is an electronic book collection of nonfiction titles.  Titles can be checked-out and downloaded, and read on your computer when you are not connected to the Internet, or can be transferred to your Adobe Digital Editions-compatible eBook Reader device.

Available through BadgerLink.

ebsco             EBSCOhost – Home Use                                                                            Library Use

Magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest.  Student resources found in Explora.

Available through BadgerLink.

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exploraExplora for Everyone

Explora for Elementary Schools

Explora for Middle & High Schools

Magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest.

Available through BadgerLink.

flipster_logo             Flipster eMagazines

Flipster offers digital access to your favorite magazines: HGTV Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Time and many more! Simply sign in with your library card and browse online magazines by category. View in your browser or using the Flipster app for tablets.

Gale courses logo small        Gale Courses

A wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online through Gale Courses, also known as ed2go.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

heritage        Heritage Quest – Home Use                                                                     Library Use

Heritage Quest Online offers U.S. federal census information, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.

Available through BadgerLink.

history                          History Reference Center – Home Use                                                   Library Use

The History Reference Center offers full text from reference books, encyclopedias, periodicals, and non-fiction books. Also includes historical documents; biographies of historical figures; historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video library link.

Available through BadgerLink.

learning                Learning Express – Home Use                                                                  Library Use

Learning Express Library offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information needed to achieve results—at school, at work, or in life. The Computer Skills Learning Center includes interactive courses on Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Looking to land a job? An entire Learning Center is dedicated to help job seekers.  Practice tests include SAT and ACT.

Available through BadgerLink.

literary             Literary Reference Center – Home Use                                                   Library Use

Literary Reference Center contains full text of plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, and much more.

Available through BadgerLink.

lit               LitFinder – Home Use                                                                                Library Use

LitFinder is primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays.

Available through BadgerLink.

morning        Morningstar Investment Research Center – Home Use                      Library Use

Use Morningstar Investment Research Center to find stocks or mutual funds, research current or prospective holdings.

news         Newspaper Archive – Home Use                                                            Library Use

Newspaper Archive offers millions of searchable historical newspaper pages from the 1700s.  PDF format of original content.

ebsco          Newspaper Source Plus – Home Use                                                   Library Use

Includes 1,570 full-text newspapers, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.

Available through BadgerLink.

k-8           NoveList K-8 – Home Use                                                                      Library Use

NoveList K-8 contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population.

Available through BadgerLink.

plus            NovelistPlus – Home Use                                                                      Library Use

NovelistPlus includes over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles, plus lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, book talks, recommended reads and more.

Available through BadgerLink.

over            Overdrive

A growing collection of downloadable fiction and nonfiction titles in audio and electronic format.  Read or listen from your computer or click here to see if your portable device is compatible.

Available through Wisconsin’s Digital Library.

ref             Reference USA – Home Use                                                                Library Use

Information on U.S. companies & consumers.  Free ReferenceUSA webinars available!

science                         Science Reference Center – In Library Use

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Available through BadgerLink.

teaching    – Home Use                                                         Library Use offers in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of book readings, guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children’s and young adult literature.

Available through BadgerLink.



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