Online Resources

Ancestry Library

ANCESTRY LIBRARY - Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, and more. The Wisconsin Historical Society has partnered with Ancestry to provide free access to selected Wisconsin government records. View Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records.

Normally an in-library only resource, Ancestry Library will be temporarily available from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

ARCHIVE OF WI NEWSPAPERS - Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s.

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Auto Repair Source

AUTO REPAIR SOURCE - Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

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BADGERLINK - Can't find the right resource? Visit BadgerLink to find more resources on a variety of topics.

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Britannica Library

BRITANNICA LIBRARY - Reference and learning resource for children and adults.

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Core Collections

CORE COLLECTIONS - Reliable guides to help librarians with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference.

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EBSCOHOST - Article databases on general, business, health topics and more.

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ERMPL Online Genealogy Index

ERMPL ONLINE GENEALOGY INDEX - Index to vital records as printed in Marshfield newspapers.

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Gale eBooks

GALE eBOOKS - Eleven titles of popular multi-volume reference sets: Encyclopedia of Education; Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia; Dictionary of American History; Encyclopedia of Food and Culture; Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law; Reference Guide to World Literature; Encyclopedia of Science and Religion; Space Sciences; Encyclopedia of Aging; Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, Business Plans Handbook (Vols. 1-34).

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Heritage Quest

HERITAGE QUEST - American genealogical sources.

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Learning Express Library

LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY - Web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials.

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Literary Reference Center

LITERARY REFERENCE CENTER - Literary criticism and reference works.

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Newspaper Archive

NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE - Searchable Wisconsin newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

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Newspaper Source Plus

NEWSPAPER SOURCE PLUS - Full-text coverage of today's major newspapers.

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NEWSPAPERS.COM - Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.


Novelist Plus

NOVELIST PLUS - Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more.

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Overdrive - Wisconsin's Digital Library

OVERDRIVE - WISCONSIN'S DIGITAL LIBRARY - Digital audio books and ebooks for use with computers, MP3 players, and ebook readers.

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TEACHINGBOOKS.NET - Multimedia on K-12 fiction and non-fiction books.


U.S. Newsstream

U.S. NEWSSTREAM - Current and archival to 1980s U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune as well as over 80 Gannett titles.

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WORLDCAT - Records describing books and other library materials from around the world. Find items you are unable to find in your library's catalog.

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Yahara Music Library

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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More Resources and Information

For more information on any of these online resources, please visit SCLS Online Resources. For more sites that may be of use, please visit Helpful Links.

Madison Public Library has compiled a large collection of different resources in a variety of topics that may be helpful for patrons. Visit Madison Public Library's Research & Discovery page for a list of topics and their resources.