Research Databases

Access World News

America's News: Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Journal-Sentinel. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

Waukesha Freeman

Waukesha Freeman: full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Freeman. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers – Home Use   Library Use

The Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site allows access 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers. Content is available from April 2005 through 90 days ago. Includes Waukesha Freeman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Kettle Moraine Index, Lake Country Reporter, Sussex Sun, Oconomowoc Focus, Mukwonago Chief, Brookfield News, Elm Grove Elm Leaves, Menomonee Falls News, Muskego Sun, New Berlin Citizen, Oconomowoc Enterprise, Palmyra Enterprise.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition (In Library Use Only)

Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.

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Auto Repair Reference Center - Home Use   Library Use

Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. Database content includes more than 33,800 vehicles, drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins & recalls, enhanced wiring diagrams, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator.

Britannica Online

Britannica Online

Elementary School Edition - Home Use      Library Use
Middle School Edition - Home Use             Library Use
High School Edition - Home Use                Library Use
Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the Web’s Best Sites, multimedia, and curriculum content.

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Business Source Premier - Home Use     Library Use

Business Source Premier is the industry's most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

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Consumer Health Complete - Home Use     Library Use

Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

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Consumer Reports - Home Use     Library Use

Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.

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Cypress Resume - Home Use     Library Use

Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume—one that will stand out to potential employers—in a matter of minutes.

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EBSCO eBooks

Formerly called netLibrary, this is an electronic book collection of nonfiction titles. Titles can be checked out and downloaded, and read on your computer when you are not connected to the Internet, or can be transferred to your Adobe Digital Editions-compatible eBook Reader device.


EBSCOhost - Home Use     Library Use

Magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest. Student resources found below in Explora.


Explora for Everyone
Explora for Elementary Schools
Explora for Middle & High Schools

Magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest.


Flipster eMagazines

Flipster offers digital access to your favorite magazines: HGTV Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Timeand many more! Simply sign in with your library card and browse online magazines by category. View in your browser or using the Flipster app for tablets.

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Gale Courses

A wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online through Gale Courses, also known as ed2go.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

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Heritage Quest Online - Home Use     Library Use

Heritage Quest Online offers U.S. federal census information, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.

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History Reference Center - Home Use     Library Use

History Reference Center offers full text from reference books, encyclopedias, periodicals, and non-fiction books. Also includes historical documents; biographies of historical figures; historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video library link.

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Learning Express Library - Home Use     Library Use

Learning Express Libraryoffers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information needed to achieve results—at school, at work, or in life. The Computer Skills Learning Center includes interactive courses on Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Looking to land a job? An entire Learning Center is dedicated to help job seekers.  Practice tests include SAT and ACT.

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Literary Reference Center - Home Use     Library Use

Literary Reference Centercontains full text of plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, and much more.

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LitFinder - Home Use     Library Use

LitFinder is primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays.


Morningstar Investment Research - Home Use     Library Use

Use Morningstar Investment Research Center to find stocks or mutual funds, and research current or prospective holdings. (In Library Use Only)

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.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus - Home Use     Library Use

Newspaper Source Plus includes 1,570 full-text newspapers, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.


Novelist K-8 - Home Use     Library Use

NoveList K-8 contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population.

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Novelist Plus - Home Use     Library Use

Novelist Plus includes over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles, plus lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, book talks, recommended reads and more.


Reference USA - Home Use     Library Use

Reference USA provides information on U.S. companies & consumers.

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Science Reference Center - In Library Use

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

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newsstream - Home Use     Library Use offers in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of book readings, guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children’s and young adult literature.

U.S. Newsstream

Now available!  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.


WisCat is the primary tool for loans to & from libraries outside your library system.

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Wisconsin's Digital Library

With Wisconsin's Digital Library, powered by OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audio books, and more with your library card.