Explore MPL Databases
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.
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.
|Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers|
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. This resource was formerly called The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Digital Research Site. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
|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.
Turn to AtoZdatabases for directory information and all kinds of data mines. Search for jobs, people and businesses. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business and executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, 220 million U.S. residents, new movers, new homeowners and more. Use for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, industry specific data, employment opportunities, or simply finding friends and relatives. Email, print or download what you find.
|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 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.
Are you a student looking for live tutoring help on a variety of educational topics? Connect with a teacher using the Brainfuse database! It 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 older students and the general public. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
|Britannica Escolar Online|
Britannica Escolar Online offers encyclopedias and other digital resources for primary-level students. Britannica Escolar Online ofrece enciclopedias y otros recursos digitales para estudiantes del nivel primario. 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.
|Ciencias en EspaĂ±ol|
From the Wisconsin Media Lab comes a great new resource, Ciencias en Español. Para primaria, secundaria y estudiantes de secundaria y educadores, vídeos, imágenes y actividades para el aula de ciencias, en español. For elementary, middle, and high school students and educators, videos, images, and activities for the science classroom, in Spanish. 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.
|Consumer Reports Magazine|
All the reviews and ratings that are found in the print version of Consumer Reports, plus EBSCO provides the ability to search for the same and related topics across many issues at once! Once in the resource, click on "Search within this publication" to start your search. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Country and culture information on the U.S. and the world for students, travelers and businesspeople.
|Criterion Collection Films|
Criterion Collection is a name well-known to film buffs as representing the best in feature film collections. Now Alexander Street has brought the collection to libraries through streaming video. Milwaukee Public Library subscribes to several of their collections. Users can view film transcripts, send links to the films, make clips, and easily locate desired scenes with the tools offered by this product.
|Criterion Collection Films: American Documentaries|
Some of the films available in this collection are: A Dancerâ€™s World, Grey Gardens and The War Room.
|Criterion Collection Films: American Mid-Century Collection|
*NEW* This fine collection includes the enduring masterpiece Stagecoach, Katherine Hepburn in Summertime and the hilarious comedy To Be or Not to Be starring Jack Benny.
|Criterion Collection Films: Art Cinema of the 1980s & 1990s|
Among the titles included in this collection are: Breaking the Waves, El Norte, My Life as a Dog, the Three Colors trilogy.
|Criterion Collection Films: Cult Classics|
Included in the Cult Classics collection are: The Blob, Eating Raoul, Eraserhead, and Scanners.
|Criterion Collection Films: French New Wave|
Masterpieces in this collection include Breathless, Jules and Jim and The 400 Blows.
|Criterion Collection Films: Italian Cinema|
*NEW* For an Italian perspective on the 20th century, investigate the films in this collection, such as La Strada (50’s), Amarcord (30’s), Divorce Italian Style (60’s) and Rome, Open City (40’s).
|Criterion Collection Films: Modern French Cinema|
*NEW* Represented in this group are offerings from some of France’s finest directors such as François Truffaut (The Last Métro), Éric Rohmer (Claire’s Knee) and Louis Malle (Murmur of the Heart and Lacombe, Lucien).
|Criterion Collection Films: Recently Seen in Theaters|
The title of this collection is somewhat misleading, but it does include these great films: Black Orpheus, A Brief History of Time, The Great Dictator, and A Hard Dayâ€™s Night along with others.
|Criterion Collection Films: The Films of Ingmar Bergman|
Among the classics from the famed director are The Seventh Seal, Smiles of a Summer's Night, The Virgin Spring and Wild Strawberries.
|Criterion Collection Films: World Documentaries|
*NEW* This set of acclaimed documentary films touches on some of the most disturbing issues of the century, among them: Hearts and Minds (the Vietnam War), General Idi Amin Dada (the terrifying Ugandan dictator) and Night and Fog (the concentration camp at Auschwitz).
Want customers for your business? Find them with 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. Paid for by the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.
Doing research or looking for magazine articles? Search across multiple EBSCO databases at once. Discover all the 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.
|Explora for Elementary Schools|
Explora for Elementary Schools (from EBSCO) is designed for elementary level students to replace Searchasaurus and Kids Search. It features colorful pictures and school subject categories for easy browsing. The site pulls together a children’s dictionary, titles from EBSCO’s nonfiction book collections, articles from newspapers and magazines, a basic encyclopedia, and resources to support social studies and science classes. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
|Explora for Everyone|
Explora for Everyone simultaneously searches 20 of EBSCO’s most popular databases. Included are resources found in Academic Search Premier to Science Reference Center and everything in between. No more trying to decide which product contains the articles or topics you need – try this first! Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
|Explora for Middle and High Schools|
EBSCO's Explora for Middle and High Schools is the replacement for Kids Search and Student Research Center. It features the ability to browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science & Math while drawing from a wide array of EBSCO databases. It also provides an easy to use interface and updated functionality such as the cite button that formats your footnotes and bibliographies for you so you can just paste the information into your paper or report. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
If you’ve used Loislaw in the past, now search federal and Wisconsin acts, statutes, case law, administrative code, Supreme Court and Court of Appeals published opinions, Attorney General Opinions (1982-2013) and current 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals court rules, as well as the 2014 and 2015 Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules with this database from Fastcase. For help, check out the FAQ page for the product.
|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 Movies and Television|
Freegal Movies offers each Milwaukee cardholder the ability to stream 3 different movies or television episodes each week, across any of their devices. Many films come from the vaults of Paramount Studios, but documentaries, concert films and television shows are also available. New videos are added each month, but some also are removed due to licensing restrictions. This FAQ can answer all your questions about the service.
Freegal Music® is a free music service that offers access to about 8 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 in every style from classical to metal. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. NEW! Freegal Streaming has been added. Each cardholder can now listen to 5 hours of streaming music per day through your personal Freegal Music account, in addition to your allotment of 5 downloadable songs per week.
|Full Text Finder|
A tool from EBSCO that is used to find full-text articles in Milwaukee Public Library database subscriptions. Search by citation, keyword, title, subject or ISSN. Formerly called AtoZ.
|Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia|
A general purpose encyclopedia from EBSCO. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
|Gale Biography in Context|
Get the scoop on famous people. Authoritative 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.
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.
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.
Genealogists and history-lovers - you can find U.S. Census schedules, family and place histories, the PERSI archive and Freedman’s Bank records in this treasure 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.
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 is one of the largest professional Jewish genealogy databases. The growing collection contains close to a million records with documents, books, and tombstone images from many locations around the world, including Milwaukee.
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.
Taking a test? Practice your skills with tutorials, books and sample tests for the ACT, SAT, AP, Praxis, TOEFL, ASVAB, CDL, NCLEX, civil service and more. 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.
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.
Wish you knew a foreign language? 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.
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.
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|
Trying to find an old article from a Milwaukee newspaper? With NewsBank, you can find articles that were published 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.
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.
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.
EBSCO offers a full suite of readersâ€™ advisory tools with NoveList, including discussion guides, read-alikes, award winners and series lists. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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.
|Oxford English Dictionary|
For the last word in words, The Oxford English Dictionary from Oxford University Press is the authoritative online source to use.
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.
|ProCitizen U. S. Citizenship Preparation|
Are you or someone you know preparing to become a United States citizen? If so, ProCitizen from Pronunciator has the help you need. Learn all about democracy, how the U.S. government works, American history and geography, and brush up your English reading and writing skills at the same time. Learn by watching videos, practice with drills and take quizzes to help you know when you are ready to take the exam.
|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.
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 buildingsâ€™ structural features, and view the sales history of parcels throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Building your business, want a new job? 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.
|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.
From Wisconsin Media Lab, Soundzabound offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects for student or personal projects â€“ 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.
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.
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.
For complete stock and investment research, turn to Value Line. Click on the tab for â€śInvestment Educationâ€ť to view tutorials on improving money making and financial skills. NEW! Coverage has been expanded from 1,700 companies to 6,200.
|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.
Zinio from RBdigital provides nearly 100 popular magazines that can be read on a tablet or mobile phone.