Research Databases

For additional resources not listed on this page, see also: Badgerlink.net.


 

Ancestry Library Edition –
In Library Use ONLY

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


Archive of Wisconsin Newspapersthewisconsinnewspapers
Home Use
In Library Use

The Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site allows access 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers.  Content is available from April 2005 through 60 days ago.  Includes Waukesha Freeman, Milwaukee Journal, Kettle Moraine Index, Lake Country Reporter, Sussex Sun, Oconomowoc Focus, Mukwonago Chief, Brookfield News, Elm Grove Elm Leaves, Menomonee Falls News, Muskego Sun, New Berlin Citizen, Oconomowoc Enterprise, Palmyra Enterprise


autorepair

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.


britannica online

Britannica Online – Elementary
Home Use
Library Use

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


britannica online-hs
Britannica Online – High School
Home Use
Library Use

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


britannica online-ms

Britannica Online – Middle School
Home Use
Library Use

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


business source premier

Business Source Premier
Home Use
Library Use

Search:

  • Company Profiles
  • Country Reports
  • Industry Profiles
  • Market Research Reports

consumer health complete

Consumer Health Complete
Home Use
In Library Use

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


consumerreports

Consumer Reports
Home Use
In Library Use

Product reviews and Ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.


ebooks

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.


ebsco

EBSCOhost
Home Use
Library Use
EBSCOhost (Espanol) – a su casa
EBSCOhost (Espanol) – en la biblioteca

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


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Explora 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
Home Use or In Library Use

Flipster eMagazine Logo 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.


heritage quest

Heritage Quest
Home Use
In Library Use

historyreference

History Reference Center
Home Use
In 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.


JobNowjohn now
Home Use
In Library Use

JobNow provides free career preparation assistance to help you land the job of your dreams. The service offers live interview coaching, resume assistance, career guidance, and an Adult Learning Center.


 

Kids Searchkidssearch
Home Use

Kids Search is an EBSCOhost search interface designed specifically for elementary/middle school students and includes general topics as well as history and science.


learning express

Learning Express
Home Use
In Library Use

Learning Express 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.


literary reference center

Literary Reference Center
In Home Use
In 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.


lit finder

LitFinder
Home Use
In Library Use

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


morning star

Morningstar
Home Use
Library Use ONLY

Use Morningstar to find stocks or mutual funds, research current of prospective holdings.


newspaperarchive
Newspaper Archive
Home Use
In Library Use

newspapersourceplus

Newspaper Source Plus
Home Use
In 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.


novelistk8

NoveList K-8
Home Use
In Library Use

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

  • Best of 2012
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction A to Z
  • Graphic Novels
  • Historical Fiction
  • Horror
  • Mysteries
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Thrillers and Suspense
  • Westerns

novelistplus

NovelistPlus
Home Use
In Library Use

Search:

  • Best of 2012
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction A to Z
  • Graphic Novels
  • Historical Fiction
  • Horror
  • Mysteries
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Thrillers and Suspense
  • Westerns

overdriveWisconsin Digital Library

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.


referenceusa
Reference USA
Home Use
Library Use

 


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Home Use                          
Library Use

Add a foreign language to your skill set with Rosetta Stone. This resource includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more.


Science Reference Centerscience reference center
In Library Use

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


student research center

Student Research Center
In Library or Home use

The Student Research Center is an EBSCOhost search interface designed specifically for secondary school students and includes general topics as well as history and science.


teaching books.net

TeachingBooks.net
Home Use
In Library Use

TeachingBooks.net 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.