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The Milwaukee Public Library provides many databases on a variety of subjects. These databases provide premium magazine and newspaper content and provide a wealth of learning and research opportunities.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

19th Century U.S. Newspapers, from Gale, provides access to historic primary source newspapers, featuring full content and images from numerous urban and rural publications throughout the U.S. Wisconsin newspapers are well represented.

Academic Search Premier

An extensive collection of scholarly journal articles from EBSCO. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Patient drug information, in English and Spanish from EBSCO. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Alt HealthWatch

From EBSCO, Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 200 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals and reports. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

America's News Magazines

Current articles from selected magazines offered by NewsBank.

America's Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper genealogy resource from NewsBank with records from more than 3,000 newspapers as far back as 1983, but Chicago Tribune results beginning with 1930.

American Book Prices Current (ABPC)

Current and historic auction records for books, maps, photos, autographs, letters and manuscripts as verified by the Bancroft-Parkman Company. Not available outside of Milwaukee Public Libraries.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition (from ProQuest) provides access to genealogy resources, historical photos, local narratives, censuses, oral histories, indexes and other resources in thousands of record sets that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. Generously sponsored in part by a grant from the Milwaukee County Genealogy Society. Not available outside of Milwaukee Public Libraries.

Archives Unbound - County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Wisconsin

158 Wisconsin local histories and atlases for genealogical research from Gale, spanning from 1857-1909.

Art Index Retrospective

An index from EBSCO to 600 art magazines covering the years 1929-1984. Based on vols. 1-32 of the H. W. Wilson Art Index. Full articles not included, check CountyCat, to see if the Milwaukee Public Library owns the magazine.

AtoZ with LinkSource

A tool from EBSCO useful for finding online full-text available in Milwaukee Public Library databases based on brief citations.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Car and truck repair schematics covering many makes and models from 1954-2010, offered by EBSCO. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

BadgerLink Databases

BadgerLink is a program funded by the state of Wisconsin to bring library resources to all state residents. Included in this program are: newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, genealogy research, test preparation and auto repair information.

Biography & Genealogy Master Index

Provides indexing from Gale to over 2,000 biographical and genealogical print materials. Full entries not included; check CountyCat, to see if the Milwaukee Public Library owns the source book.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition

Nonfiction eBooks from EBSCO on a variety of topics written on a grade school reading level. Good for school reports. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition

Nonfiction eBooks from EBSCO for high school students' use. Mostly biographies and career exploration. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition

Nonfiction eBooks from EBSCO about careers, people, the natural world, states and countries written to appeal to middle and junior high students. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Brainfuse

Brainfuse is a unique blend of tutoring, one-to-one homework help, state-aligned skills building, test preparation, and writing assistance for students of all ages, from elementary school to college studies. Available seven days a week, from 2:00pm to 11:00pm. Generously sponsored by a grant from The Elizabeth J. Tellier Foundation.

Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna

A Spanish language encyclopedia for all ages. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Britannica School Elementary

A visual encyclopedia from Britannica for the youngest students. In addition to pictures, videos and general articles, it focuses on animals, the U.S., and the world. Included are games for kids and lesson plans for educators. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Britannica School High

For more advanced students, Britannica offers an encyclopedia with a current news feed and great how-to's that help with doing research, presentations and science projects. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Britannica School Middle

From Britannica, this encyclopedia for middle and junior high students includes coverage of math, social studies and language arts, with learning games and help with book reports. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Business Source Premier

From EBSCO, this package for business research includes articles, company and industry profiles, and country and market research. Updated daily. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Consumer Health Complete

Books, articles, encyclopedias, videos, images and fact sheets from EBSCO that offer comprehensive medical information for the layperson. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

CountryReports

Country and culture information on the U.S. and the world for students, travelers and businesspeople.

DemographicsNow

From Gale, this customizable blend of census, statistics, marketing insights and people/business directories is perfect for creating visual analyses for business plans, entrepreneurial activities and quick demographic reports. Generously sponsored in part by a grant from Rockwell Automation.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

The eBook version from Gale of more than 143,000 author biographies, great for learning about favorite writers, publishers and literary movements.

Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

The history and genealogy (as expressed through maps) of more than 250 Wisconsin communities are represented in this product from ProQuest, which spans the years from 1867-1970.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Mostly nonfiction eBooks for all ages from EBSCO including many titles from the popular "...For Dummies" series and the Oxford American College Dictionary. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

EBSCOhost Databases

The main portal for discovering all EBSCO database subscriptions available at the Milwaukee Public Library. Most of the databases are provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Education Research Complete

Searchable full text (from EBSCO) of education journals covering scholarly research and articles/reports relating to the entire spectrum of topics in the world of education. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Educational Administration Abstracts

Indexing and some full articles from selected EBSCO-controlled periodicals in the field of education. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Encyclopedia of Associations

This Gale eBook contains entries for approximately 125,000 U.S. national, regional, state, and community nonprofit membership organizations, ranging from trade and professional associations to local sports and hobby groups.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

EBSCO provides a quick search interface for this U.S. Department of Education research center, along with books, articles and other reports in the field of education. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750

A comprehensive guide to printed material about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. From EBSCO, this multilingual database does not contain the full-text to cited books. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Foundations in Wisconsin

From Marquette University's Funding Information Center, find active grant making foundations in the state of Wisconsin. Click on "member login" to begin your search. Not available outside of Milwaukee Public Libraries.

Freegal

Freegal® is a free music service that offers access to about 7 million songs, including the Sony Music catalog of artists. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries from every style from classical to metal. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A general purpose encyclopedia from EBSCO. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Gale Biography in Context

Information from Gale publications on over half a million well-known people from historical times to the present.

Gale Business Insights: Global

Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world with this database from Gale. Generously sponsored in part by a grant from Rockwell Automation.

Gale Courses

Take a 6 week class on a wide variety of topics ranging from starting a small business to improving homeschooling skills to assisting aging parents. Every course is offered each month. Register, learn, participate in class interaction, complete assignments and tests - all online. Choose from the more than 370 classes listed in the Gale course catalog and get started learning something new.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Read eBook versions of hundreds of popular Gale titles in the areas of art, biography, business, literature, music, social studies, science and more.

GreenFILE

From EBSCO comes this collection of books, articles, photos and charts covering all aspects of the environment. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Health Source - Consumer Edition

Current health information collected from popular magazines and presented by EBSCO. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Current health articles taken from academic journals, professional reports and trade publications, searchable through EBSCO. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

HeritageQuest

Find U.S. Census schedules, family and place histories, the PERSI archive and Freedman’s Bank records in this genealogy trove from ProQuest. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

History Reference Center

Books and articles collected by EBSCO on all history topics from prehistory to the 21st Century. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Humanities International Complete

For scholarly and literary articles and book reviews search this resources from EBSCO. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Invaluable

Visit Invaluable for high-end real-time auctions of art and collectibles and an archive of past auction results dating back to 1986. Not available outside of Milwaukee Public Libraries.

Jewish Data

Jewish genealogical records featuring many cemetery markers, including those in Wisconsin.

Kids Search

Articles and pictures from age appropriate magazines in an EBSCO graphical interface designed to help young students (3rd - 5th grade) with their homework assignments. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Kompass

An international business directory that includes millions of listings in countries all over the world. Find products, services, companies and executives for all import and export activities.

LearningExpress Library

Test preparation practice with tutorials, books and sample tests. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

LearningExpress Library Popular Software Tutorials

Tutorials for Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe software products. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

EBSCO presents a resource for searching academic, trade and professional publications in the field of library science and information technology.

Literary Reference Center

Discover more about literature with this source of articles, classic eBooks and reference books from EBSCO. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Literature Criticism Online

Search modern and historical literature with this resource from Gale, which covers authors, literary styles, genres, literary terms and individual works from classic to current.

LitFinder

Search the full texts of poetry, short stories, drama, speeches and essays from many different literary traditions with LitFinder from Gale. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Loislaw

Search federal and Wisconsin acts, statutes, case law, administrative rules and court rules with this database from Wolters Kluwer. Not available outside of Milwaukee Public Libraries.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages' conversational approach teaches practical, relevant content focused on four key areas of language learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and culture. 61 languages are available to English speakers, while 17 modules are provided for English-as-a-second-language learners.

Marquis Who's Who

Find out more about well-known Americans and people and leaders from around the world with this biographical directory.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

EBSCO offers this great resource for magazine and newspaper articles to support homework assignments at the high school and junior college level. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

MasterFILE Premier

The most extensive collection EBSCO has available, designed especially for public libraries. It includes a broad range of newspaper and magazine articles, academic journals, biographical information and images. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

MEDLINE

Search and retrieve medical and health information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) with this EBSCO database. Use the MeSH thesaurus link for best results. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Middle Search Plus

Middle school students can find full-text magazine and newspaper articles for all their homework needs in this EBSCO database. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Military & Government Collection

With a focus on military, governmental and political topics, this EBSCO product keeps current news at the forefront. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

From NewsBank, find indexing of and full articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (from 1990-present) and other Wisconsin, national and world newspapers.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Use Morningstar analysis to study financial investments, stocks, mutual funds and company performance.

Newspaper Source Plus

U.S. and international newspaper articles and TV/radio transcripts keep this EBSCO news site up-to-date. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

NewspaperARCHIVE

Click on Access NewspaperARCHIVE.com to read historic and everyday news articles as they occurred. These newspapers, from every state in the U. S. and around the world, supply great sources for primary history and genealogy accounts. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Newswires

Current news and press releases from the Associated Press and web sources, presented by EBSCO. Formerly called AP News Monitor. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

NoveList

EBSCO offers a full suite of readers’ advisory tools with NoveList, including discussion guides, read-alikes, award winners and series lists. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

NoveList K-8

For babies, children and young adult readers, EBSCO recommends great fiction and non-fiction book titles. Series lists, awards, books to movies, and graphic novels/manga are featured. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Primary Search

Drawn from age appropriate magazines, EBSCO offers magazine articles and easy to read books to support homework assignments for elementary school students. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Professional Development Collection

For educators, this EBSCO database collects scholarly and trade journal articles and reports across the range of professional specialization from 1935 to the present. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Pronunciator

Go in-depth with more than 80 languages using Pronunciator's scored quizzes, audio downloads, repetition-based lessons and speech recognition accent tool. Register with the site to get the most out of its courses.

PropertyLink(SM) Library Edition

A product of the WIREdata Corporation, PropertyLink Library Edition can help you find real estate owners, view assessments and tax values, research buildings’ structural features, and view the sales history of parcels throughout the state of Wisconsin.

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA from Infogroup, Inc. is a tremendous collection of data records that can be used as a people or business address/telephone directory, job hunting tool, company or industry analysis source, mailing list creator, or to custom design marketing datasets within the Consumer/Lifestyle module.

Regional Business News

Stay current with local and national business news with this EBSCO product that pulls together newswire bulletins and articles reported by regional newspapers from around the country. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Science Reference Center

A resource for students of all ages from EBSCO. Find articles, books, experiments, projects, images and video on every topic in the realm of science. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Searchasaurus

For Pre-K to 2nd grade, this EBSCO dinosaur themed site helps children discover the world through pictures and text. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Something About the Author Online

For children, teens, parents, educators and librarians, Gale presents a biographical directory of favorite authors and illustrators for youth, to help readers learn more about the story behind the bodies of literature and specific books.

Soundzabound

From Wisconsin Media Lab, Soundzabound offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects for student or personal projects – all copyright compliant, content safe and royalty free. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

SRDS (Standard Rate and Data Service)

Kantar Media has migrated their popular advertising rates publications to the web. The Milwaukee Public Library has access to those covering Business Publications Media, Consumer Magazines Media, Newspapers Media, Radio Media and TV & Cable Media.

Student Research Center

For students in junior and senior high, EBSCO has an online collection of articles, books, reports, documents, transcripts, images and videos designed to support everything from core curriculum to advanced specialty classes. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

TeachingBooks.net

Make reading fun! Search for books, authors, illustrators, topics, booklists, series, or awards and enjoy audio, movie and multimedia results that appeal to kids and teachers alike. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Ulrichsweb.com

From Serials Solutions (a division of ProQuest), comes this list of magazines, journals, newsletters, serials, newspapers and other periodical publications. Find publisher, scope, frequency and contact data or out-of-print information for each title in this international directory.

Value Line

For complete stock and investment research, turn to Value Line. Click on the tab for “Investment Education” to view tutorials on improving money making and financial skills.

Wisconsin Media Lab

For free PreK-12th grade multimedia resources, visit Wisconsin Media Lab. Find videos on topics ranging from social studies to health and science, and everything in between. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Wisconsin Newspaper Association Digital Research Site

Search or read the full text of newspapers from all over Wisconsin, including The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee, The Daily Reporter and Shepherd Express. There is a three month delay on issue availability. Papers in the Journal Communications Group are not included. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

Zinio

Zinio from RBdigital provides nearly 100 popular magazines that can be read on a tablet or mobile phone.