The DPLA offers a single point of free, open access to millions of items — photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images and more — from libraries, archives and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format and topic.
A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete source for all audio recorded in the Court since October 1955. The Project also provides information on all justices and a virtual reality tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including some justices’ chambers.
At-home access to most Online Resources is temporarily unavailable.
Resources tagged "badgerlink" may be accessed via BadgerLink.net.
Mango Languages and LearningExpress may be accessed if you already have an account.
Ancestry: Library Edition, Reference USA, Value Line and Wausau Daily Herald Archive are not available from home. All resources may be accessed via computers at any MCPL location.
(in-library access only)
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.
Service bulletins, electrical diagrams, and other service and repair information for many vehicles 1945 through the present.
Monthly newsletters featuring a wide variety of books for all ages and in all genres. View these newsletters online, or sign up to receive any or all of them via email! Also includes links to current book award and bestseller lists.
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.
Search for company profiles, market research, industry profiles, international economic and political data, and more.
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.
Provides convenient access to easy-to-understand health and medical information. Search and browse medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
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.)
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.
Multiple databases of magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business and general areas of interest.
(High School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for high school students and adults.
(Elementary School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for elementary school students.
(Middle School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for middle school students. Includes Compton's Encyclopedia.
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.
Provides you with a connection for tracing family history and American culture. Images of original documents are provided.
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.
Provides how-to information for many popular hobbies and crafts, including arts & crafts; collecting; games & electronics; model building; home & leisure; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & papercraft.
An online tool for home improvement assistance, including: maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating home & garden, etc.
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.
Practice tests, tutorials, and e-books to help you succeed at work, school, or while searching for a job. Please use your library card number as your username when you register. 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.
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.
Contains a wealth of primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays.
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.
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.
Geographic Information System (GIS) maps, including aerial photography, topography, land ownership and property line (plats), and tax/value information for properties throughout Marathon County.
Contains millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s, presented in a PDF format that preserves the original context and format of content.
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 & podcasts. Nine Wisconsin newspapers are included.
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!
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!
An online catalog of free ebooks, audiobooks, music, and videos, available for 7 or 14-day check-out! These files may be downloaded to your computer and transferred to your compatible E-Reader, MP3 Player, or other devices. Plus, thousands of public domain ebooks are available for you to download and keep!
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.
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.
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.
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 & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, technology and wildlife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
E-Books for kids! Includes learning books, puzzles, games and storytime books that are read to you. Includes a section with teacher resources.
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.
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.
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
Access to 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from April 2005 until 60 days ago. Each addition is covered cover to cover in a PDF, searchable format.
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.
2013 Tax Preparation Assistance
-- A schedule created by the United Way for free tax preparation assistance in Marathon County, plus local contact information for the offices of the IRS and Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue.
-- Offers residential and business listings of phone numbers and addresses in its white and yellow pages, plus allows discovery of phone number ownership via its "reverse look-up" feature.
-- Compare mortgage, refinance, insurance and CD rates. Expert analysis of home loan finance topics and trends. Also includes a variety of financial calculators for determining amortization, compound interest, and more.
-- An online, searchable collection of classic literature, poetry, and reference works. Free for online viewing only. Downloads of complete works are not possible.
-- Book reviews, reading lists, book club resources, book-finding tools, and more. This is the online version of the Book News newspaper, available monthly at the Library.
-- A popular site for discovering job opportunities. Search by category, pay scale, geographic area, and more.
Centers for Disease Control
-- The CDC provides credible information about diseases and health issues, including disease definitions and symptoms, public safety and travel bulletins, educational materials, and more.
Chronicling America | Historic American Newspapers
-- Search America's historic newspapers from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
-- Offers free college-level courses from major U.S. universities, including a wide range of topics: the humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and others. Earn certificates of completion for your resume.
-- A free, up-to-date, categorized listing of genealogy-related websites throughout the world wide web.
Digital Public Library of America
-- The DPLA offers a single point of free, open access to millions of items — photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images and more — from libraries, archives and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format and topic.
Education Portal Academy
-- Free, freshman-level college courses presented in bite-sized video lessons. To receive college credit, a nominal fee is required.
-- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the U.S. to determine their eligibility for student financial aid (including the Pell Grant, Federal student loans and Federal Work-Study).
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. Otherwise, most forms and publications can be printed via the IRS website.
Found in Wisconsin
-- Search for digitized books, photographs, videos, and other resources available on the websites of libraries, historical societies, and museums statewide.
-- Get current stock and fund prices, plus look up past performance, company profiles, business and investing news.
-- Translate single words or entire documents and websites. Dozens of languages are translatable using this simple, easy-to-use online tool.
Great Websites for Kids
-- A well-organized list of websites recommended for children maintained by children's librarians from the American Library Association.
Indeed | Job Search
-- A popular site for discovering job opportunities. Search by location, company, or keywords.
International Music Score Library Project
-- Free online access to hundreds of thousands of music scores and sheet music that are no longer protected by copyright. Most are offered in easy-to-use PDF files. Some are accompanied by synthesized audio of the music in question.
Internet Archive: Audio Books & Poetry
-- Free audiobooks and poetry recordings. Listen online or download a variety of titles (mostly classics). Features digital recordings and MP3s from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.
Internet Archive: Ebook & Texts
-- Download free books and texts. Contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
Internet Public Library
-- Find authoritative information using these librarian-selected websites, arranged by subject, format, and audience. Plus, you can ask questions of IPL librarians and receive answers.
Job Center of Wisconsin
-- A free Wisconsin-centered employment exchange, linking employers with anyone looking for a job. Operated by the Wisc. Dept. of Workforce Development and the Wisc. Job Center system.
-- A non-profit website offering free access to over 3,000 educational videos that cover math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history, and more. Intended for learners of all ages, including K-12 students and adults. Learners (and parents/educators) may also track lesson progress using this website.
-- A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors.
-- 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.
Marathon Co. Genealogical Society
-- A group of professional and amateur genealogists who regularly meet to share research strategies, discuss local history, plan research projects, and assist others in their research.
Marathon County Development Corporation
-- (MCDEVCO) Provides business leaders, site selectors, employees and residents with key initiatives and resources that help them establish businesses, identify financing, receive training, capitalize on Marathon County’s resources, and establish business partnerships.
Marathon County, Wisconsin
-- Whether you are passing through the area or looking to relocate here, we want you to enjoy Marathon County to the fullest. Browsing this web-site is a great start to discovering all the resources our beautiful and diverse County has to offer.
Microsoft Office Training
-- Free video courses and tutorials for Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more. Covers the most recent Office suite as well as previous versions from several years ago.
-- A popular website for discovering job opportunities.
-- Learn how to use a mouse to navigate webpages. A series of exercises for absolute beginners.
-- A library of municipal codes and ordinances for most municipalities in Wisconsin and other states. (Note: The contents of this site may not immediately reflect the most current legislation.)
National Weather Service (NOAA)
-- A wealth of current and historical weather and climate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Includes resources for students and educators.
Nationwide Gravesite Locator
-- Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
-- Career information compiled by the U.S. government. Lists and describes hundreds of occupations, average pay, requirements, projections, and more.
-- Over 1 million free-to-keep classic ebooks in multiple formats, plus a free ebook lending library offered in partnership with public libraries world-wide. This site also collects bibliographic information, with the goal of creating "one page for every book ever published."
-- A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete source for all audio recorded in the Court since October 1955. The Project also provides information on all justices and a virtual reality tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including some justices’ chambers.
-- Over 36,000 free ebooks that may be downloaded to your computer, e-reader, or other portable devices. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. These are "public domain" books no longer protected by copyright, and are generally older works.
Reading Group Guides
-- A resource for book discussion groups, including reading guides, discussion questions, plot summaries, and book lists.
Read On Wisconsin!
-- Promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout Wisconsin. Allows parents and educators to discuss relevant titles and teaching strategies. Also, children and teens are encouraged to create and share "book trailer" videos for sharing on this site.
-- Library Catalog search results for recent books on CD, Playaways, and OverDrive audiobooks for download. Includes audiobooks with a publication date of this year or last year. Click "refine search" to modify this and other search criteria.
Standard & Poor's
-- Provides investors with market intelligence in the form of credit ratings, indices, investment research and risk evaluations and solutions.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
-- An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include mostly Federal agencies and a few private organizations.
Stevens Point Journal
-- News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Stevens Point, WI.
-- Lots of information about young adult books, including lists, reviews, author bios, and more.
Tenant Resource Center
-- Collects forms, publications, and laws related to landlord and tenant issues. A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers and providers throughout Wisconsin.
United Way of Marathon County
-- Dial 211 or use this website for help finding community services such as financial assistance, counseling, services for youth or elderly, volunteer opportunities, and much more.
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.
-- The official portal for the U.S. government, featuring military info., federal grant sources, government jobs, tax and social security resources, voting info., national history, resources for families, job opportunities, immigration reports, government statistics, technology, and more!
-- The official website for job opportunities offered by the federal government of the United States.
US Newspaper List
-- Provides links to the websites of most newspapers in the United States. (In most cases, news stories are only freely available online for several weeks to a month.)
UWSP | Small Business Development Center
-- In partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration, offers workshops, online training, counseling, and helpful information for small businesses or those considering starting a small business.
Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association
-- A non-profit organization established in 1984 to assist in community integration as well as economic and social advancement of Southeast Asian refugees (primarily Hmong) in the Wausau-Marathon County area.
Wausau Daily Herald
-- News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Wausau, WI.
Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce
-- The purpose of the Wausau Region Chamber is to strengthen our member businesses and enhance the community by building business success. A source for business connections, opportunities, and solutions.
-- SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
-- A web-based screen reader that provides a non-visual interface to access the Internet. No software installation is necessary. WebAnywhere enables you to interact with the web in a similar way to other screen readers, such as JAWS or Window-Eyes.
-- Providing credible health information, a supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review.
WebWise | BBC
-- An online beginner's guide to using the internet, created and maintained by the BBC. Includes introductions to computer hardware and software, using a mouse, common Internet tasks, email and social networking, and privacy/security.
-- A digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects." The digital library of objects has been developed primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
-- Provides access to public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin, searchable by name, county, case number, and other details. These are exact copies of the case information entered by court staff in the counties where the case files are located.
Wisconsin Digital Archives
-- A growing electronic collection of full-text documents intended to provide information about Wisconsin government programs.
Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network
-- Provides entrepreneurs with access to experts and resources to start a new business, helps high-potential entrepreneurs move their business forward, and helps minority-owned businesses open and grow.
Wisconsin Heritage Online
-- An expanding digital collection, featuring documentary sources and material culture from libraries, archives, and museums throughout Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Historical Societies Directory
-- This directory provides information about more than 350 local affiliates of the Wisconsin Historical Society. It lists museums, archives, hours, directions and contact information.
Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry
-- Find Wisconsin sex offenders by name or location. Also offers legal information and services for those affected by sex crimes.
Wisconsin State Law Library
-- The Wisconsin State Law Library exists to serve the legal information needs of the officers and employees of this state, attorneys and the public by providing the highest quality of professional expertise in the selection, maintenance and use of materials, information and technology in order to facilitate equal access to the law.
-- The Wisconsin Statutes are a compilation of the general laws of the state of Wisconsin currently in effect that have been given statute section numbers by legislation or supreme court order.
-- Collects statistical information about job growth, wages, and industries in the state of Wisconsin. Also offers job-search and career exploration tools for job seekers.
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. Otherwise, most forms and publications can be printed via the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue website.