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Services / Resources: Newspapers and Magazines

On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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Microfilm Archives

MCPL Wausau has a microfilm archive of Marathon County newspapers from the late 1800s onward (primarily the Wausau Daily Herald), plus digital microform viewers with options to scan or print articles. Additionally, MCPL Mosinee has microfilm of the Mosinee Times and a digital microform viewer. Please note... (read more)

MCPL On-site Genealogy Newspapers and Magazines Collection

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Magazines and Newspapers

The following magazines and newspapers are currently offered in printed form at the specified MCPL locations.  These subscriptions are subject to change without notice; contact us for the latest information. Newspapers and the most recent issue of each magazine are available for reading in the library only. Magazine back issues... (read more)

Newspapers and Magazines MCPL On-site Collection

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.


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 and click... (read more)

Online Newspapers and Magazines BadgerLink E-books

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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 Library Edition screenshot 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

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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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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

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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

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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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


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

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


The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

Appleton Post-Crescent

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Appleton, Wisconsin.

Web Newspapers and Magazines

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search America's historic newspapers from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.  

Web Newspapers and Magazines

Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA offers a single point of free, open access to millions of items — photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images and more — from libraries, archives and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format and topic.

Web History Music Newspapers and Magazines

Green Bay Press-Gazette

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Web Newspapers and Magazines

Marshfield News-Herald

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Web Newspapers and Magazines

Stevens Point Journal

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Web Newspapers and Magazines

U.S. Newspaper List

Provides links to the websites of most newspapers in the United States. (In most cases, news stories are only freely available online for several weeks to a month.)

Web Newspapers and Magazines

Wausau Daily Herald

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Wausau, Wisconsin, and surrounding communities.

Web Newspapers and Magazines

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

News, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds for Appleton, Wisconsin.

Web Newspapers and Magazines