Online Resources -- Digital newspaper and magazine archives, academic publications, online language learning, technology tutorials, practice tests, subject guides, genealogical and local history resources, recommended websites, and more! Most online resources are accessible from home with your library card. (www.mcpl.us/research/online)
Research Assistance -- Ask a librarian for assistance finding reference materials, fact-checking, and requesting items from other libraries. (www.mcpl.us/research/ask)
Textbook Collection -- Work on your homework at the library, even if you left your textbook at school or at home! Many local high schools and middle schools have made their textbooks available for students to use while at MCPL Wausau.
Homework Computers -- Several computers at MCPL Wausau are reserved for teens to use while doing homework. These computers do not require a library card to log in, and they are available for two hours at a time. There are also internet-connected computers, free wireless internet, and laptops available for checkout (with parental premission) at all MCPL locations.
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.
(High School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for high school students and adults.
(Middle School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for middle school students. Includes Compton's Encyclopedia.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
-- 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 Academy
-- Free, freshman-level college courses presented in bite-sized video lessons. To receive college credit, a nominal fee is required.
-- 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.
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.
-- Lots of information about young adult books, including lists, reviews, author bios, and more.