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 call the library at (608)873-6281 or email us at storef [at]

Ancestry Library
Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists and more. (Accessible only inside the library building.)
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. See below for Small Engine Repair!

BadgerLink Wisconsin's online library of books, newspapers, magazines, genealogy, etc. Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. (Here are a guide to some of the most popular BadgerLink resources, as well as an Intro to BadgerLink video)
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.
CreativeBug Access to more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
DigitalLearn Tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
EBSCOhost Article databases.
Fuel Economy Guide Environmental Protection Agency's guide to fuel efficiency for different years, makes, and models of vehicles.
HeritageQuest Genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, etc.
Kanopy Over 30,000 films always available for free. No holds, no waiting! Stream from any computer, TV, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.  A valid Stoughton Public Library card is required to access Kanopy.
LearningExpress Library Practice tests and tutorial course series for students and adult learners.
Literary Reference Center Plus Collection of literary criticism and reference works. 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.
NextReads Newsletters Sign up for monthly newsletters about a variety of genres, featuring new titles with direct links to the library catalog.

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. Use the OverDrive link to access from a computer, or download the Libby app to a mobile device. Click here for more information and help.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center Full-text classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides
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.
Small Engine Repair Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.
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 Wisconsin State Journal, 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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