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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.

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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)

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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)

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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

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Ancestry: Library Edition

Only accessible while at the library. As of March 24, 2020, Ancestry: Library Edition is temporarily available for free home use through at least December, 2020! 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.

Genealogy WVLS Online

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Auto Repair Source

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 service bulletins and recalls,... (read more)

BadgerLink Automobiles Online

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Britannica Fundamentals

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. Formerly known as Britannica Learning Zone.

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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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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 Employment

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Job-Related Proofreading

Are you applying for a job and want someone to review your resume or cover letter? The library offers free proofreading of job-related documents such as resumes, cover letters and curricula vitae! You may email your documents to ref@mcpl.us, and qualified staff will review their spelling, grammar, structure and clarity. You will receive a reply... (read more)

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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.)  

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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)

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Marathon County Local History

This digital collection focuses on the rich local history of the towns, villages, and cities of Marathon County. It includes centennial histories written by local residents, with many illustrations documenting family life and economic development in central Wisconsin. The Marathon County Public Library’s goal is to preserve and make widely accessible to all... (read more)

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 a policy to implement a uniform addressing system. Uniform addressing enables public agencies, especially emergency services, to provide the right service to the right place at the right time. Visit www.mymarathoncountyaddress.org for the latest details about this project.

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MAS Complete

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

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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)

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New York Times

Access all New York Times articles online for free! Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinions on politics, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, cars and more. You will need to create a free account to access this resource. Be sure to uncheck "agree to receive updates and offers" on the registration form... (read more)

MCPL Online Newspapers and Magazines

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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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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

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NoveList Plus

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!

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Open Dissertations

Open Dissertations 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)

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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 via email. Alternatively, contact us via live chat, or call 715-261-... (read more)

MCPL Online Reading Advice

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PubMed

PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally. The PubMed database contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full-text journal articles; however, links to the full text are... (read more)

BadgerLink Online Health

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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.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. This database contains maintenance and repair documentation for ATVs, commercial mowers, lawn tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft/jet skis, snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and more.

Home and Garden WVLS BadgerLink Online

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Staff Reviews

Check out these book and movie reviews written by the staff of the Marathon County Public Library, featuring works of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and teens! Our book reviews also are published at Goodreads.com; follow us for the latest updates.

Reading Advice MCPL Online

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Tax Forms

From approximately January through April every year, a selection of commonly used tax forms and publications are available at all MCPL locations. Please note: Supplies are limited, and we cannot predict the date the tax forms will arrive! Please call ahead to ensure we have the tax documents you need.  Alternatively, we can help you print most... (read more)

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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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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

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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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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Since its founding in early 2000, the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center has worked collaboratively with UW System faculty, staff, and librarians to create and provide access to digital resources that support the teaching and research needs of the UW community, uniquely document the university and State of Wisconsin, and provide access to... (read more)

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