Online Resources

Available Now Through January 2022

  • Gale Courses - Gale Courses offer a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
  • Peterson's Career Prep - Peterson's Career Prep has career tools to help you get a handle on what you're interested in, the skills and training you'll need, and what you can expect from your career path.
  • Udemy - Udemy offers over 6,000 online video courses in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across over 75 different categories. The courses are up-to-date with eighty-five percent of the collection having been updated in the last two years.

Access to the above resources was made possible by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the CARES ACT. They will be available through January 29, 2022. 

Popular Resources

  • LINKcat - Our library catalog. Find and request materials for pickup, renew items, and pay fees.
  • Wisconsin's Digital Library - Free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks powered by Overdrive. Download the Overdrive or Libby app for use on tablets and phones.
  • Don't Miss Lists - Frequently updated lists of popular books by type and topic that are useful for reading recommendations.
  • Helpful Links - A list of links to other websites that may be of use. Contains links to local and general genealogy resources, job search, government and local resources (including tax forms), and a variety of other subjects.

Learning/Reference Resources

  • Britannica Library - Encyclopedia reference center for all ages.
  • EBSCOhost - Article databases on general, business, health topics, and more.
  • Gale eBooks - Eleven titles of popular multi-volume reference sets. Includes encyclopedias of education, animal life, food and culture, everyday law, science and religion, space sciences, aging, crime and justice, as well as Dictionary of American History, Reference Guide to World Literature, and Business Plans handbook.
  • Learning Express - Web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials. Includes practice tests and tutorials for PSAT, ACT, ASVAB, AP tests, and more.
  • NoveList Plus - Book recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more.
  • TeachingBooks - Multimedia on K-12 fiction and non-fiction books.

For Readers

  • Core Collections - Reliable guides to help librarians with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference.
  • Literary Reference Center - Literary criticism and reference works.
  • NoveList Plus - Book recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more.
  • TeachingBooks - Multimedia on K-12 fiction and non-fiction books.
  • Wisconsin's Digital Library - Free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks powered by Overdrive. Download the Overdrive or Libby app for use on tablets and phones.
  • Worldcat - Records describing books and other library materials from around the world. Find items you are unable to find in your library's catalog.

Magazine and Newspaper Collections

  • Search General Magazines - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 1,700 magazines. Click on CITE to get the appropriate citation for your bibliography.
  • Business and Academic - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 5,000 business and academic magazines.
  • Medical - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 1,300 medical magazines and journals.
  • Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers - Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s.
  • Newspaper Source Plus - Full-text current newspapers and articles, plus television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.
  • Newspapers.com (Newspapers World Collection) - Historical newspapers from Wisconsin, the rest of the United States and other countries from the 1700s to the 2000s.
  • US Newstream - Current and archival news sources for the United States dating back to the 1980s.

Genealogy/Local History

  • Ancestry Library (temporarily available from home during the COVID-19 pandemic) - Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, and more.
  • Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library Online Genealogy Index - Index to vital records as printed in Marshfield newspapers.
  • Heritage Quest - American genealogical sources.
  • Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records (temporarily available from home during the COVID-19 pandemic) - The Wisconsin Historical Society has partnered with Ancestry to provide free access to selected Wisconsin government records.
  • Helpful Links - A list of links to other websites that may be of use. Contains links to local and general genealogy resources, job search, government and local resources (including tax forms), and a variety of other subjects.

Other Online Resources

  • Auto Repair Source - Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
  • Badgerlink - Can't find the right resource? Visit BadgerLink to find more resources on a variety of topics.
  • EBSCOhost - Article databases on general, business, health topics, and more.
  • Yahara Music Library - Stream or download music from your favorite local Madison-area artists. Learn more about Yahara Music Library on Madison Public Library's website.

 

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