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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 »

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

(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 »

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 »

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.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Internet Resources

Coursera — 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.

Education Portal — A resource hub for students and working professionals to research career paths, degree programs, and schools within their chosen disciplines. This site provides practical information practical information in both written and video formats created and organized by a dedicated team of experts including educators, librarians, college counselors, career counselors, and journalists.

Education Portal Academy — Free, freshman-level college courses presented in bite-sized video lessons. To receive college credit, a nominal fee is required.

Exploring Career Info. | Bureau of Labor Statistics — Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site is specifically designed to help K-12 students explore career options based on their interests and preferences. (More in-depth data is available on the Bureau of Labor Statistics main site at

Khan Academy — 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.

KnowHow2GO Wisconsin — Information and advice for high school students on what it takes to get into college and how to plan ahead for things like college entrance exams, financial aid, choosing a major, and more.

MIT OpenCourseWare — MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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.

SYNC — SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads – a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a classic or required summer reading title – each week during the summer. Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.

State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) — Provides links to financial aid programs and applications for schools throughout Wisconsin. HEAB is responsible for the management and oversight of the state's student financial aid system.

Teen Reads — Lots of information about young adult books, including lists, reviews, author bios, and more.

YALSA's Teen Book Finder — This is a free smartphone/tablet app created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to help teens, parents, library staff, educators and anyone who loves young adult literature access YALSA's growing database of book awards and book lists.

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