Reference Databases and Helpful Links

Access to databases requires a valid library card. If you do not have a library card or are having trouble logging into a database, click here for help or call the library at 608-873-6281. More databases are available via South Central Library System.

Ancestry Library (in-library only) Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists and more.
Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers Daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, starting in 2005 to the present, with an embargo delay of 60 days. Formerly Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site.
Auto Repair Source

Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

BadgerLink Wisconsin's online library or books, newspapers, magazines, genealogy, etc. Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Britannica Library and Britannica Escolar Online Encyclopedias, dictionary, thesaurus and related learning materials in English and Spanish.
Consumer Health Complete Consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream to holistic medicine. For high school students, college-level, and adult researchers.
Consumer Reports Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.
EBSCOhost Article databases.
Flipster Digital magazines.
HeritageQuest Genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, etc.
LearningExpress Library Practice tests and tutorial course series for students and adult learners. Library Edition - World Collection 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.

NoveList Plus and
Novelist K-8

Book reviews, annotations, etc., for over 200,000 titles.
Office 365 Training Center Microsoft tutorials (including Word and Excel).
OverDrive E-books, digital audio books and more. Overdrive Help
Resources for Job Seekers From the South Central Library System. Find help in the areas of resumes, printable job applications, unemployment claims, overcoming barriers to employment, computer basics, and social services.
TechBoomers Helpful tutorials for popular Internet sites like Facebook, Instagram and more.
Transparent Language Transparent Language Online is a language-learning system including over 70 languages.
US 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.
WorldCat Find items not available in LINKcat that can be borrowed using Outer Library Loan.