Online Resources

The following online resources include databases to which the library has subscribed, BadgerLink resources, 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.

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Ancestry: Library Edition

Library Access

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.

Please note: Use of this resource is limited to on-site library use with a public computer or personal device. 

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

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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.

 

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AtoZ Databases

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Discover businesses, people, jobs and more! AtoZdatabases includes whitepages and yellowpages phone and address listings, plus a wealth of additional information. It is ideal for finding friends and relatives, researching local businesses, finding employment opportunities, developing sales leads and mailing lists, market research, background searches, and many other possibilities.

Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source

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This resource provides authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).

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Badgerlink

Resources for personal interests to educational research.

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Beanstack: Virtual Reading Club

Web Access | Apple App | Google App

Use Beanstack to track your reading and participate in a variety of reading challenges, such as 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, 100 Books Before Graduation and our Summer Reading Club!

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Booklist Reader

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Booklist Reader is a digital magazine that features diverse reading recommendations for readers of all ages. Monthly issues are filled with high-interest, themed lists that showcase books patrons can read and check out now.

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Central Wisconsin Digitization Project

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A consortium of libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies and museums committed to preserving and disseminating the history of Marathon and Lincoln Counties through the digitization of original sources and artifacts and their subsequent publication on the internet. Includes the collections “Railroads of Lincoln and Marathon Counties” and “Libraries and Schools in Marathon and Lincoln Counties.”

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Consumer Reports

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Find reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services from “Consumer Reports” magazine, including articles from 1991 to the current issue​.

 

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Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Library Access | Home Access

 

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. The maps list street blocks and building numbers, including numbers in use at the time the map was made and pervious numbers.

Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

 

Gale Courses

Gale Courses

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Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online, for free. Courses run for six weeks, and new sessions begin every month. Gale Courses is well-suited for people who want a self-paced learning environment and engagement with fellow students and an instructor. 

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest

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Access genealogical research: all U.S. Federal Census records, family and local histories, and access to PERSI PERiodical Source Index.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

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Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, achieve success at school, at work or in life.

 

 

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Mango Languages

Web Access | Apple App | Google App

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 pop song.

Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

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New York Times

Library Access | Home Access

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 to avoid marketing emails.

Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

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Newspapers.com

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Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

 
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NoveList Plus

Access | NoveList K–8

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!

NoveList reading recommendations are also featured in the Library Catalog (V-Cat) when you view the detailed record for an item (under “more like this,” “similar titles,” “similar authors,” etc.).

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Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Library Access | Home Access

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.

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Small Engine Repair

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Assistance in providing routine maintenance and extensive repairs. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers.

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Tumblebooks

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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.

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Value Line

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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.

 

 

 

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...

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

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, snow...

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

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...

Teacher Reference Center

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.Access to this...

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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.Access to this resource is provided by Badgerlink. BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online...

Tumblebooks

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...

U.S. Newsstream

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...

University of Wisconsin Digitized Collections (UWDC)

University of Wisconsin Digitized Collections (UWDC)

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...

Value Line

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...

Videos of Library Programs

Videos of Library Programs

Library events, story times and how-to videos are archived on our YouTube channel! Experience quality educational and informative video content for kids, teens and adults from the comfort of your home. For live-streamed videos in progress (as advertised on our events...

Virtual Reading Club (Beanstack)

Virtual Reading Club (Beanstack)

Use Beanstack to track your reading and participate in a variety of reading challenges, such as 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, 100 Books Before Graduation and our Summer Reading Club! To get started: Use the links on this page to install the Beanstack app on your...

Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library

Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library

As part of a national network cooperating with the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) provides audiobooks and Braille materials to Wisconsin residents who cannot read or use regular...

100 Books Before Graduation

100 Books Before Graduation

Teens are invited to participate in our "100 Books Before Graduation" challenge using the free Beanstack app! This challenge encourages high school students to read widely before college. Rewards are earned at the 20, 50, 70 and 100 book milestones and include book...

Marathon County Public Library

Marathon County Public Library (MCPL)