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Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.


Interlibrary Loan (WISCAT)

Browse the WISCAT interlibrary loan catalog to find and request items that are not available in the Library Catalog (V-Cat).  Borrowing limits: Requests for interlibrary loan items borrowed via WISCAT will be limited to five requests per patron per month for a total of 60 requests per year.  For interlibrary loan assistance,... (read more)

MCPL BadgerLink Online Catalog

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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! NoveList reading recommendations are also featured in the Library Catalog (V-Cat) when you view the detailed record for an... (read more)

BadgerLink Reading Advice 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 MOTORAll content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)Includes: service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins and recalls, maintenance... (read more)

BadgerLink Automobiles 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 have the potential for adverse events... (read more)

Health BadgerLink 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 the... (read more)

BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines 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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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, naturopathy... (read more)

Health BadgerLink Online

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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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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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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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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 BadgerLink 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.

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

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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. 

BadgerLink For Teens For Children Online

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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)

BadgerLink 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



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 Biology, Forest... (read more)

Nature and the Environment BadgerLink Online

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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 fashionMore than 2,300 full-text magazines and journalsMore than 870 full-text... (read more)

BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Online

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

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. 

BadgerLink Online For Teens College History

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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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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 often... (read more)

BadgerLink Online Health

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)

BadgerLink Online

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 bags, books and a gift card upon completion.Any book can count toward the total goal... (read more)

MCPL BadgerLink Online For Teens Reading Advice