eResources: High School Students


Learning

Books & Reading

  • Ebsco eBooks – Formerly called netLibrary, this is an ebook collection of nonfiction titles. Titles can be checked-out, downloaded, and read on your computer or device. 

  • Flipster — Read your favorite magazines on your tablet, phone, or computer. There are over 90 magazines to choose from, with current and past issues. You can also download the Flipster app for your device.
  • Hoopla —  Digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!
  • Literary Reference Center – Contains full text of plot summaries, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, and more.
  • 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. 
  • OverDrive (Wisconsin’s Digital Library) – Check out and read ebooks and digital audiobooks on your computer or device. The Libby app makes reading on-the-go even easier. Click and enjoy!
  • TeachingBooks.Net — Includes 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.
  • WISCAT — Search for library materials in Wisconsin libraries outside of the Bridges Library System.

General Resources & Homework Help

  • Britannica Online – High School — Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the websites, multimedia, and curriculum content. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Consumer Health Complete – Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. 
  • Learning Express — 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. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Literary Reference Center — Full text of plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, and much more. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Science Reference Center — Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Available through BadgerLink.
  • TeachingBooks.net — Includes 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.

Newspapers & Magazines

  • Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers — Access to 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.
  • EbscoHost — Magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Flipster — Read your favorite magazines on your tablet, phone, or computer. There are over 90 magazines to choose from, with current and past issues. You can also download the Flipster app for your device.
  • 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. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Newspaper Archive — A collection of digital newspapers, obituaries, and family history records. Available for a limited time only (until June 15, 2020).
  • Newspaper Source Plus — 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.
  • U.S. NewsStream — Search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s, featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Coverage: 1980 – current. Available through BadgerLink.