Online Resources

The following online resources include databases to which the library has subscribed, the library's online services, and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. Please note: A library card may be required to access some of these resources from home and are described accordingly.

Academic Search Premier

Academic journals for scholarly research. For college-level and adult researchers, this comprehensive database includes articles from 4,700+ full-text publications in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, religion & theology, psychology and more. Includes over 4,000 peer-reviewed journals, and indexing and abstracts are... (read more) BadgerLink Online

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Broad resource for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.  Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Drug information books, written for the average person. Includes "how to" information for administering different types of medications. Identifies medications that... (read more) Health BadgerLink Online

Alt HealthWatch

Alternative and holistic approaches to health care and wellness. Full-text articles for more than 190 international, and often peer-reviewed journals. Subjects include acupuncture, aromatherapy, childbirth, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, creative therapies, cross-cultural therapies, energy medicine, herbalism, homeopathy, mind-body medicine... (read more) Health BadgerLink Online

American Physical Society Physical Review Journals

APS publications serve the international physics community with peer-reviewed research journals, news and commentary about the latest research published in the Physical Review Journals, news about and for members, information about physics and its place in the world, and blogs covering science policy, as well as fun and educational science news. The... (read more) Online

Ancestry: Library Edition

Only accessible while at the library. With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, Ancestry 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... (read more) Genealogy WVLS Online

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers covers full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, as well as 13 historical Wisconsin newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. Each newspaper is available cover to cover in a searchable PDF format. See the title list for more details on which Wisconsin city and county newspapers are... (read more) Newspapers and Magazines BadgerLink Genealogy Online
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Auto Repair Source

Formerly known as "AutoMate," this resource provides authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Details: From the automotive experts at MOTOR All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Includes: service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, technical... (read more) BadgerLink Automobiles Online
Britannica Learning Zone

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. For Children BadgerLink Online
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Britannica School

Access point for Britannica's encyclopedia content for children in elementary, middle and high school. Details: Every article and image have a citation.  Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation.  Switch between levels to find appropriately challenging articles.  Encyclopedia BadgerLink For Children For Teens Online
Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier

Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering all disciplines of business.  Covers all business disciplines including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. More than 2,000 full-text journals. Explore company profiles, industry reports, market research and SWOT analyses. BadgerLink Finance and Investment Small Business Online
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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. History Wisconsin Marathon County MCPL Online

Climate Wisconsin

Multimedia educational resource featuring stories of climate change by Wisconsin Public Television.   Details 10 short videos and two animations. Includes background essays and online interactives. Great for grades 6-12. BadgerLink Online For Children For Teens For Educators
Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream to holistic medicine.  Full text for more than 560 magazines and journals.  230 full-text health reference books and encyclopedias.  Hundreds of medical images and diagrams.  BadgerLink Health Online
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Consumer Reports

Find reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services from "Consumer Reports" magazine, including articles from 1991 to the current issue​. For best results, please refer to the instructions below. Articles from other Consumer Reports publications -- "Consumer Reports Buying Guide," "Consumer Reports On Health," etc. -- are also accessible using... (read more) BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Online
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Core Collections Complete

Reliable guides for collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference. BadgerLink Online For Educators Reading Advice
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Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Produced for over a century, more than 660,000 Sanborn maps chart the growth and development of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. They were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property... (read more) MCPL Online Local History Wisconsin Marathon County

EBSCO All Databases

Access point for all BadgerLink EBSCO databases. Includes databases of magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business and general areas of interest. BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Small Business Online
Explora for Elementary Schools

Explora for Elementary Schools

An interface designed specifically for elementary students with an emphasis on topical browsing for age-appropriate EBSCOhost articles. For Children BadgerLink Online
Explora for Everyone

Explora for Everyone

An interface designed for the general public with an emphasis on topical browsing for EBSCOhost articles. BadgerLink Online

Explora for Middle & High Schools

An interface designed specifically for students in middle school and high school with an emphasis on topical browsing for age-appropriate EBSCOhost articles. For Teens For Children BadgerLink Online

Foundations in Wisconsin

Searchable profiles of active grant-issuing foundations in Wisconsin for use by local grant-writers. Please ask a library staff-member for access; the password to this database is not shared with the public.   (Staff access: https://goo.gl/mmYtzG) Grants and Scholarships Small Business WVLS Online
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Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Gale Courses is well-suited for people who want a self-paced learning... (read more) WVLS Online Computers and Technology Job-Search Online Courses
GreenFILE

GreenFILE

Articles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.  Includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles. Content covers global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable practices, renewable energy and recycling. Key journals include: Agriculture, ecosystems & Environment, Conservation... (read more) Nature and the Environment BadgerLink Online
HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources.  Collection of genealogical and historical sources. U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records and more. Unique primary sources, local and family histories. BadgerLink Genealogy Online
History Reference Center

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. BadgerLink History Online

Job Seeker

Job Seeker is a collection of free resources created by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction that provides information on every aspect of the job search, including finding a new job, acquiring new skills, exploring housing options, and connecting to local services. BadgerLink Online Job-Search

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests, tutorials, and e-books to help you succeed at work, school, or while searching for a job. Offers test preparation resources for the ACT, AP, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and more. Also, offers tutorials for all ages in the subject areas of reading, writing and math. BadgerLink For Teens For Children Job-Search Online Small Business College Prep Online Courses

Library E-book Accessibility Program (LEAP)

LEAP is a program that allows visually impaired patrons to access special e-book content thanks to a partnership between OverDrive and BookShare. Eligibility requirements must be satisfied to access this free service: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/bookshare-me/who-qualifies. Blindness and Low Vision E-books WPLC Online
Literary Reference Center

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. BadgerLink Reading Advice Online

LitFinder

Access to this online resource has been discontinued by Badgerlink as of June 2017: https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/bulletin/2018/07/litfinder-transparent-languages-online-update. BadgerLink Reading Advice Online
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Mango Languages

Mango’s software teaches real conversations in more than 70 languages with engaging grammar, culture, vocabulary and pronunciation lessons. You’ll learn to speak new languages and meet new cultures through authentic experiences, like overhearing a conversation between native speakers, watching a suspense-ridden action flick or singing along with a romantic... (read more) Language Learning Online MCPL Online Courses
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Marathon County Government

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. (The Marathon County Public Library is a department of Marathon County Government.)   Online MCPL Government Marathon County

Marathon County Job Opportunities

Marathon County employs approximately 756 regular employees and approximately 133 casual/seasonal/temporary employees. If you are interested in contributing to a positive work culture, want to be recognized for your job performance and are a talented, team-oriented individual who is motivated to make a difference in our community, consider the career... (read more) MCPL Online Job-Search

Marathon County Land Records / Mapping System (GIS)

Access Marathon County's geographic information system (GIS) to view a wide array of information about county properties, including aerial photographs, topography, soil types, natural features and shoreland, land ownership information, property lines and descriptions (similar to what you'll find in plat books), school and voting district... (read more) Government Marathon County MCPL Online
Marathon County Local History

Marathon County Local History

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. History Local History Marathon County MCPL Online
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Marathon County Pulse

Marathon County Pulse exists as a result of community partners seeing the value of having easily accessible and accurate data that describes the health and community conditions of Marathon County. Through funding from organizations in our area, Marathon County was able to create Marathon County Pulse, a platform that aids in making informed decisions... (read more) MCPL Online Health Marathon County Government
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Marathon County Uniform Addressing

In February 2016, the Marathon County Board adopted policy to implement a uniform addressing system. What this means is that instead of the current ten address grids, there will be a uniform grid. Uniform addressing will enable public agencies, especially emergency services, to provide the right service to the right place at the right time. Visit www.... (read more) MCPL Online Marathon County
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MasterFILE Complete

 Popular full-text magazines, reference books and other sources from world's leading publishers.  Details:  Covers topics including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion More than 2,300 full-text magazines and journals More than 870 full-... (read more) BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Online
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Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary. BadgerLink Online
Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus

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. BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Online
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Newspapers.com: Library Edition

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s onward, containing thousands of well-known regional, state and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Note: This resource replaced Access Newspaper Archive in 2018. Newspapers and Magazines BadgerLink Genealogy Online

Newswires

Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news via Associated Press, United Press International, and others. BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Online
NoveList

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! BadgerLink Reading Advice WVLS Online
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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! BadgerLink For Children Reading Advice Online

OpenDissertations

OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Created with the generous support of the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, it incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations, and features... (read more) BadgerLink Online
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Personalized Reading Suggestions

Are you looking for books to add to the top of your must-read list? Let the staff at the Marathon County Public Library help! We are eager to use our expertise to find great reads just for you. Complete the form below, and we'll send you three personalized reading recommendations within four days. Contact information... (read more) MCPL Online Reading Advice
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Popular Magazines in BadgerLink

A variety of current, popular magazines are available for free online viewing via EBSCOhost! Use the links below to access these resources. (Please note the "availability" date rage; not all issues will be immediately available after publication in print.) If you encounter an error, visit https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/resource/masterfile-complete and click... (read more) Online Newspapers and Magazines BadgerLink E-books
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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. Also includes databases of healthcare professionals, jobs postings, consumer profiles and more. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL;... (read more) MCPL Online Phone and Address Small Business Job-Search

Regional Business News

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. BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Online
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Wisconsin Communities

Meticulously detailed, color-keyed street maps created for all sizes of cities and villages, Sanborn Maps helped insurance agents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries determine the degree of fire hazard associated with a particular property. Most maps date between 1883 and 1930. Physical maps are held at MCPL Wausau, but online versions are accessible... (read more) Local History History Marathon County Wisconsin MCPL Online
Science Reference Center

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. BadgerLink For Teens For Children Online
Small Engine Repair Reference Center

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. Home and Garden WVLS Online

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. BadgerLink Music Online
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Staff Reviews

Book reviews written by the staff of the Marathon County Public Library, featuring reviews of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and teens! These book reviews also are published at Goodreads.com; follow us for the latest updates. Reading Advice MCPL Online
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Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.  MCPL Online Computers and Technology Animals and Pets Nature and the Environment Finance and Investment Government
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Teacher Reference Center

Research database for teachers providing indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals. Covers subjects such as assessment, best practices, continuing education, instructional media, school administration and teacher education. BadgerLink Online For Educators
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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. BadgerLink For Educators Reading Advice Online
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The Teen Review

Check out these 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! For Teens MCPL Reading Advice Online

TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes a section with teacher resources. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries. For Children E-books MCPL Online
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U.S. Newsstream

This online archive contains U.S. news from the 1980s to the present day, featuring key national and regional sources including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday and Chicago Tribune, as well as over 80 Gannett titles, including the Wausau Daily Herald (... (read more) BadgerLink Online Newspapers and Magazines Local History Genealogy
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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. History Wisconsin Online
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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. Finance and Investment MCPL Online

Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library

As part of a national network cooperating with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) provides braille materials, audiobooks and audio-described DVDs to Wisconsin residents who cannot see regular print or handle print materials. WTTBL patrons receive and return... (read more) Audiobooks Blindness and Low Vision MCPL Online
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Wisconsin's Digital Library for Kids

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. E-books Audiobooks For Children WPLC Online
Wisconsin's Digital Library for Teens

Wisconsin's Digital Library for 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 teens. E-books Audiobooks For Teens WPLC Online
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WPT Education

Formerly known as Wisconsin Media Lab, the WPT Education website contains collections of high-quality digital media for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, including video, sounds and images organized by subject area. BadgerLink Online For Children For Educators For Teens