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Access NewspaperARCHIVE

Searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. Pages are presented in PDF format preserving original context and format of content. tags: badgerlink login required newspapers & magazines »

Ancestry: Library Edition

Only accessible while at the library. | With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, this is a comprehensive online source of information available for conducting genealogical and local history research. (Note: There may be occasions when this resource is temporarily unavailable due to a limit of four simultaneous connections within the Wisconsin Valley Library Service.) tags: genealogy »

Auto Repair Reference Center

Service bulletins, electrical diagrams, and other service and repair information for many vehicles 1945 through the present. tags: badgerlink automobiles login required »

Book News

Subscribe to any of these email newsletters and receive regular updates of new and suggested books in a variety of genres! (Please note: Not all of these books are part of the library's collection. If you select a book we don't own, you will be taken to a pre-filled purchase suggestion form.) tags: reading advice »

Britannica Learning Zone

Engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities for young learners, including an interactive atlas, learning games, audio and video, and vocabulary builders. Teaches geography, time, shapes, numbers, and relevant vocabulary, all in a fun and safe online environment. tags: badgerlink login required children »

Business Source Premier

Search for company profiles, market research, industry profiles, international economic and political data, and more. tags: badgerlink finance & investing login required small business »

Central Wisconsin Digitization Project

Digitized original sources and historical artifacts published online by a consortium of Wisconsin libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies and museums committed to preserving the history of Marathon County and Lincoln County. tags: history wisconsin marathon county »

Consumer Health Complete

Provides convenient access to easy-to-understand health and medical information. Search and browse medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. tags: badgerlink login required health »

Consumer Reports (EBSCO)

Reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and test results. Use keywords to search multiple issues at once, or view individual issues using the 'refine your search' options. (Click 'see more' and specify the date of the issue in question.) tags: badgerlink login required newspapers & magazines »

Digital Science Online

Educational videos, images and teachers guides on a variety of science topics, including physical, earth, health, life and more. Use "choose edition" to view resources for elementary, middle or primary school students. tags: research tools login required teen children animals & pets »

EBSCOhost

Multiple databases of magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business and general areas of interest. tags: badgerlink login required small business newspapers & magazines »

Encyclopedia Britannica

(High School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for high school students and adults. tags: badgerlink login required teen »

Encyclopedia Britannica

(Elementary School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for elementary school students. tags: badgerlink login required children »

Encyclopedia Britannica

(Middle School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for middle school students. Includes Compton's Encyclopedia. tags: badgerlink login required teen children »

Federal Tax Forms

From January through April every year, a selection of the most commonly used federal tax forms and publications are available at all Marathon County Public Library locations. (Please note: Supplies are limited! Please call ahead to ensure we have the tax documents you need.) Otherwise, most forms and publications can be printed via the IRS website. tags: taxes government »

Foundations in Wisconsin

Searchable profiles of active grant-making foundations in Wisconsin, for use by local grant-writers. Please ask a Library staff-member for access; they will need to log you in. tags: scholarships & grants small business »

HeritageQuest

Provides you with a connection for tracing family history and American culture. Images of original documents are provided. tags: badgerlink genealogy login required »

History Reference Center

The world's most comprehensive full text history reference database suitable for high school and college-level research. Features over 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, plus articles from more than 150 leading history periodicals. tags: badgerlink history research tools login required teen »

History of Marathon County, Wisconsin and representative citizens

Written by Louis Marchetti and published in 1913, this is an often-cited work used for researching the early days of Marathon County. tags: genealogy marathon county local history »

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Provides how-to information for many popular hobbies and crafts, including arts and crafts; collecting; games and electronics; model building; home and leisure; needlework; outdoors and nature; and scrapbooking and papercraft. tags: login required hobbies & crafts »

Home Improvement Reference Center

An online tool for home improvement assistance, including: maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating home and garden, etc. tags: login required home & garden »

Kids Search

Provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to discover child-appropriate EBSCOhost content, including nonfiction books and articles, image collections, magazines, and reference tools. tags: badgerlink login required children »

LearningExpress Library 3.0

Practice tests, tutorials, and e-books to help you succeed at work, school, or while searching for a job. Offers test prep.: ACT, AP, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and more; tutorials for popular software: Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, Windows, Apple OS, and more; reading, writing, and math tutorials for all ages.

Please note: If you created a LearningExpress account prior to 1/3/14, you will need to re-register.

tags: badgerlink teen small business job search children online courses computers & technology »

LitFinder

Contains a wealth of primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. tags: badgerlink reading advice login required »

Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works, including summaries, literary criticism, biographies, reviews, interviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, full-text access to classic works of literature, and much more. tags: badgerlink reading advice login required »

Mango Languages

A language learning program that teaches practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world's most popular languages: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL. It is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

tags: language learning online courses »

Marathon County Digital Collection

An online archive of the rich local history of the towns, villages, and cities in Marathon County, including centennial histories written by local residents, with many illustrations documenting family life and economic development in central Wisconsin. tags: marathon county local history »

Marathon County Land Records

Geographic Information System (GIS) maps, including aerial photography, topography, land ownership and property line (plats), and tax/value information for properties throughout Marathon County. tags: marathon county government »

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

Full text general reference publications, periodicals, reference books, primary source documents covering virtually every subject area of general interest; includes photos, maps and flags. tags: newspapers & magazines badgerlink »

News (EBSCO)

Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news via Associated Press, United Press International, and others. tags: newspapers & magazines badgerlink »

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)

Newspaper Source Plus includes over 1,500 full-text newspapers and newswires, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos and podcasts. Nine Wisconsin newspapers are included. tags: badgerlink login required newspapers & magazines »

NoveList

A reader's advisory service designed to help you find information about authors, specific books, series information, "read-a-likes" (books similar to ones you enjoy), book and author reviews, book lists, teaching guides and more! tags: badgerlink reading advice login required »

NoveList K-8

A reader's advisory service for children, designed to help you find information about authors, specific books, series information, "read-a-likes" (books similar to ones you enjoy), book and author reviews, book lists, teaching guides, and more! tags: badgerlink reading advice login required children »

Online Book Clubs

Sign up to receive excerpts of popular books via email! Simply select your favorite genre, and you'll get a the first few chapters of a book every week. (You won't get the whole book, but just enough to determine whether you would like to borrow the full version from the library.) tags: reading advice »

OverDrive: Library E-Book Accessibility Program

A program by which Library users who are visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled may access e-book content, thanks to a partnership between OverDrive and BookShare. Eligibility requirements must be satisfied to access this free service. tags: ebooks visually impaired »

ReferenceUSA

A phone and address directory. Find current business and residential phone numbers and addresses, as well as neighborhood information, business profiles, and additional corporate information.

Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL. It is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

tags: login required small business phone & address »

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. tags: badgerlink login required newspapers & magazines »

Science Reference Center

Provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content, including science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, technology and wildlife. tags: badgerlink research tools login required teen children »

Searchasaurus

An exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching, incorporating safe results from three primary school-level databases. Features an animated, dinosaur-themed interface that helps students develop basic search methodologies. tags: badgerlink login required children »

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Maintenance and repair documentation for ATVs, commercial mowers, lawn tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft/jet skis, snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. tags: login required home & garden »

SoundzAbound

A collection of royalty-free music and sound effects for use by students and educators. Ensures copyright compliance without the hassle of verifying licensing or paying for access. tags: music badgerlink login required »

Student Research Center

An easy resource for students to search by keyword or by topic to find useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc. tags: badgerlink research tools login required teen children »

TeachingBooks

Provides audio excerpts of book readings, movies of authors and illustrators, and guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature. tags: badgerlink reading advice login required children »

The Teen Review

Book reviews written by Marathon County teens! Also includes reviews for games, movies, graphic novels, and magazines. Feel free to add comments and contribute your own reviews! tags: reading advice teen »

TumbleBooks

E-Books for kids! Includes learning books, puzzles, games and storytime books that are read to you.  Includes a section with teacher resources. tags: children ebooks »

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials: writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development. tags: »

Value Line

Provides regularly-updated investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles. Rates most stocks and funds according to a proprietary formula and assigns a "Value Line" score.

Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL. It is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

tags: finance & investing login required »

Wausau Daily Herald Archive

Full-text content of the Wausau Daily Herald from 1999 through yesterday. Excludes images and advertisements. The first few years of this index may not include all articles; if you can't find what you seek, you can search our microfilm archive. For exact duplicates of printed articles and other searches via microfilm, contact us.

Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL. It is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

tags: genealogy marathon county research tools login required newspapers & magazines »

Wisconsin Media Lab

Collections of high-quality digital media for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers. Includes video, sound and image collections organized by subject area. (Includes ECB VideoLink.) tags: badgerlink login required »

Wisconsin Newspapers Archive

Provides access to daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, starting in 2005 to the present, with an embargo delay of 90 days. Each newspaper addition is available cover to cover in a searchable PDF. tags: badgerlink genealogy login required newspapers & magazines »

Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library

Provides braille and recorded books and playback equipment for Wisconsin residents who for any physical reason cannot read normal print. Part of the Talking Book Program of the Library of Congress. For access to these materials locally, please call 715-261-7200. tags: visually impaired audiobooks »

Wisconsin Tax Forms

From January through April every year, a selection of the most commonly used Wisconsin state tax forms and publications are available at all Marathon County Public Library locations. (Please note: Supplies are limited! Please call ahead to ensure we have the tax documents you need.) Otherwise, most forms and publications can be printed via the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue website. tags: government wisconsin taxes »

Wisconsin's Digital Library

Also known as OverDrive, Wisconsin's Digital Library offers an online catalog of free e-books, audiobooks, music and videos available for checkout with your library card. These files may be downloaded to e-readers, computers, MP3 players and other compatible devices. tags: ebooks audiobooks »

Wisconsin's Digital Library for Kids & Teens

An online catalog of free e-books, audiobooks, music and videos available for checkout! These files may be downloaded to e-readers, computers, MP3 players and other compatible devices. (This link filters the WDL collection to items intended for children and teens.) tags: ebooks audiobooks teen children »

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