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RESEARCH & LEARNING

If you are interested in searching our premium databases, you’ll see them all here.  From Ancestry.com and Consumer Reports to Gale Courses and Learning Express, we’ve got information you won’t find anywhere else! Need to give your car a tune-up? You’ll find Auto Repair Source too!

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Business and Consumer Information

  • Auto Repair Source — Accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Business Source Premier – Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering all disciplines of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. 
  • Consumer Reports — Access to product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics, and more. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Free Business Sources —  Find a full list of local and national free business resources on this curated list.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center – Find stocks or mutual funds, and research current or prospective holdings. 

Genealogy, History, and Newspapers

  • Ancestry Library Edition – A comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research. 
  • 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.
  • Heritage Quest – 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. 
  • History Reference Center — Full text 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 Also includes historical documents; biographies of historical figures; historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical videos. Available through BadgerLink.
  • 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.

Health & Science

  • Consumer Health Complete – Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. 
  • Science Reference Center — Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Available through BadgerLink.

Homework Help

  • Britannica Online – Elementary School — Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the websites, multimedia, and curriculum content. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Britannica Online – Middle School — Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the websites, multimedia, and curriculum content. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Britannica Online – High School — Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the websites, multimedia, and curriculum content. Available through BadgerLink.
  • 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.
  • NoveList K-8 — Reading recommendations that helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. 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.

Jobs & Employment

  • Cypress Resume – The online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps. 
  • Learning Express — Looking to land a job? An entire Learning Center is dedicated to help job seekers. Practice tests include SAT and ACT. The Computer Skills Learning Center includes interactive courses on Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Gale Courses — Over 350 interactive, instructor-led courses in a variety of topics. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Online Classes

  • Gale Courses – A wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online through Gale Courses, also known as ed2go. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. 
  • Learning Express – Offers practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses for a wide variety of purposes including interactive courses on using software, job searching, taking the SAT and ACT and much more. 

Reading & Entertainment

  • 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.
  • NoveList K-8 — Reading recommendations that helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. Available through BadgerLink.
  • 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.