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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. 

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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. 

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

Academic Search Premier

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

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

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

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

America's News Magazines

Current articles from selected magazines offered by NewsBank.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

Ancestry Institutional Edition

Ancestry Institutional Edition (from Ancestry) provides access to genealogy resources, historical photos, local narratives, censuses, birth, death, marriage and baptism records, oral histories, indexes and other resources in thousands of record sets that span from the 1500s to the 2010s.  

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.

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Archives Unbound - County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Wisconsin

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

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

AtoZdatabases

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

AutoMate

Featuring original equipment manufacturers content from MOTOR, AutoMate is EBSCO’s replacement for the Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC).  The product includes service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins and recalls, maintenance schedules, specifications, diagnostic trouble codes, labor estimates, parts pricing, and component locations – everything needed to keep your vehicle running smoothly.  Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

Brainfuse

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna

A Spanish language encyclopedia for older students and the general public. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

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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.

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Britannica Library

A comprehensive learning  and reference center for all age levels, Britannica Library (from Encyclopædia Britannica), provides access to primary sources, e-books, magazine articles, a built-in Merriam-Webster dictionary, videos, images and traditional encyclopedia articles all in one product!  Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

Children's Core Collection

For librarians and educators serving readers from preschool through sixth grade, EBSCO offers Children’s Core Collection in place of Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School.  CCC provides reliable guidance to assist with collection development, curriculum support and readers’ advisory by containing more than 49,000 fiction and nonfiction, story collections and picture books, plus professional literature for librarians and teachers.  Added book recommendations help keep collections up-to-date.  Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

CountryReports

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

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

DemographicsNow

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. 

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

EBSCOhost Databases

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

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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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

Fastcase

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. 

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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 Music

Freegal Music® is a free music service that offers access to about 13 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 more than 100 countries in every style from classical to metal. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.  Each library cardholder may listen to 5 hours of streaming music per day through your personal Freegal Music account and download 5 songs per week.  But for the best listening experience on your mobile device, get the Freegal Music app from the Apple Store or Google Play.  Questions?  Check out the Freegal Music FAQ

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

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

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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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

Gale Business Insights: Global

Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world with this database from Gale

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

Gale Small Business Builder

How do you know if you have what it takes to start a small business or nonprofit organization?  Now with Gale Small Business Builder, you can find out!  This interactive product requires users to create a personal account, enter information about your business idea and returns customized information to help entrepreneurs take the next step to success.   Creating a personal account allows you to retain all your information in one place and make modifications to your business plan as it grows and changes.  From ideation to financing to marketing – everything is designed to work together to produce your perfect individualized plan. Want to become a power user?  Check out this guide.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.  NEW!  Now featuring the 2018 edition of the Encyclopedia of American Industries.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

Health Source - Consumer Edition

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

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

HeritageQuest

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.

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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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers is the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection, featuring about 2,600 individuals telling their stories in more than 139,000 video clips each running 1-5 minutes long.  Its aim is to provide an integrated scholarly and educational resource for exploring African American history and culture. It is unique among collections of African American heritage because of its large and varied scope, with interviewees from across the United States, from a variety of fields, and with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present. Rather than focus on one particular part of a person’s life or a single subject, such as a career or participation in the civil rights movement, the interviews are life oral histories covering the person’s entire span of memories as well as his or her own family’s oral history.  The site works best in Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

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hoopla

Instantly borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone through hoopla!  With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. hoopla is a service of Midwest Tape, with more content added daily.  Six items may be checked out per patron each month; titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.  Get the app from the Apple Store or Google Play.  If you don't have an account, click on Get Started in the middle of the page. Parents - your children can improve their reading skills by reading along with hoopla!  Finally, check out these videos to become a hoopla power user!  Provided by the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.

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Humanities International Complete

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

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

Jewish Data

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

LearningExpress Library

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.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text

EBSCO presents a resource for searching academic, trade and professional publications in the field of library science and information technology.  Topics such as classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, information literacy, metadata and more are included from more than 320 key full-text journals, but indexing and abstracting for over 730 journals, conference proceedings, theses and pamphlets also can be found in Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (LISTA+).  Historical coverage goes as far back as 1960. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

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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.

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Mango Languages

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. 72 languages are available to English speakers, while 21 modules are provided for English-as-a-second-language learners.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

Marquis Who's Who

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

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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.

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MasterFILE Complete

The most extensive collection EBSCO has available, designed especially for public libraries, but useful to anyone.  It includes a broad range of resources, such as articles from more than 2,300 popular magazines and academic journals, 870 full-text reference books, 73,000 primary source documents, 70,000 videos from the Associated Press archives and more than 1.6 million still images (such as photos, maps and flags).  Examples of the subjects covered are business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) and fashion – but start here first to research any topic.  Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

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Middle and Junior High Core Collection

For librarians and educators serving readers in grades five through nine, EBSCO presents Middle and Junior High Core Collection.  Replacing Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, this resource contains more than 30,000 fiction and nonfiction titles to help librarians and teachers with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support and readers' advisory.  . Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

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

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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.

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NewspaperARCHIVE

NewspaperARCHIVE was accessed at the Milwaukee Public Library through the state of Wisconsin's BadgerLink project.  BadgerLink was unable to contract for the product beyond July 15, 2018, therefore the database is unavailable to library patrons.  We regret the inconvenience to Milwaukee Public Library patrons.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Oxford English Dictionary

For the last word in words, The Oxford English Dictionary from Oxford University Press is the authoritative online source to use.

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PressReader

PressReader collects together more than 6,000 publications in over 60 languages from around the world, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Chicago Tribune.  Every newspaper and magazine, including the MJS, can be translated instantly into one of 18 languages, or the built-in reader can be used to hear the paper aloud.  There is no delay – content appears the same day as the printed version.  And get the app from Google Play, the Apple App Store, Amazon.com or Microsoft to enjoy PressReader on whatever mobile device you prefer.  Five devices may be authorized per account.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital Magazines from Recorded Books provides over 170 popular magazines that can be read on a tablet or mobile phone.  Formerly called Zinio.

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ReferenceUSA

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.

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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.

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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.

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Senior High Core Collection

Providing support to educators and librarians serving high school students, EBSCO presents Senior High Core Collection.  Just as the rest of the Core Collections do, this resource shares book recommendations and more than 30,000 nonfiction and fiction titles to help with curriculum support, collection development and maintenance, readers’ advisory needs and general reference assistance.  This product replaces Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition.  Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing all Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.

Small Business Resource Center

Plan. Fund. Start. Manage. Small Business Resource Center (from Gale) covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more. Startups, established businesses, and business students alike can find answers to all kinds of questions. Works on mobile devices, too. Not sure what kind of business you want to start?  Click on the list of business types to get not only good ideas, but also great business plans.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.

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Speakaboos

Kids, do you enjoy reading by yourself or having books read to you?  Either way, reading is fun with Speakaboos!  Choose from over 175 different stories – including ones starring Thomas the Tank Engine, Sesame Street characters, dinosaurs, robots, SuperKids, vehicles and princesses.  Music and engaging activities make the time spent with a book fly by!

Not available outside of Milwaukee Public Libraries.

Teacher Reference Center

Serving teachers at all levels, this research database from EBSCO provides full citations and abstracts (but not full-text) from 220 peer-reviewed journals.  Teacher Reference Center covers topics such as assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, Instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science & mathematics and teacher education.  Ask the librarian for assistance in tracking down cited resources. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

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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.

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U. S. Newsstream

U.S. Newsstream from ProQuest offers current daily and some archival access to over 250 key national and regional publications, including the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune, plus newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites .  Wisconsin newspapers such as the Appleton Post Crescent,  Green Bay Press GazetteMadison Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Courier and the Milwaukee-based Daily Reporter can all be viewed through this product, to make it easy to stay on top of real news happening right here at home.  Partial archival coverage of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 1995-2009 is also available.  View this handy coverage chart to see all available Wisconsin newspapers and the specific database each can be found in.  Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

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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.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

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.  Includes the Selection & Opinion, Special Situations and Summary & Index for 6,200 heavily traded companies.

Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records

On this site, find Family History-related government records from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s collections made available for free to Wisconsinites through the Ancestry / Wisconsin Historical Society partnership. The Family History Records put together by WHS include:

Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895 and 1905

Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907

Wisconsin, Deaths, 1820-1907

Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1820-1907

Wisconsin, Wills and Probate Records, 1800-1987

IMPORTANT: For free access to Wisconsin Historical Society records on Ancestry, START YOUR SEARCH, THEN CLICK ON YOUR RESULTS. When you click on the record you will be prompted to "Create a Free Account." DO NOT click on the "Subscribe" button or the "14-day Free Trial Offer" unless you are interested in access to all of Ancestry. If you already have created a free account, login to the account before or after your search.

Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.

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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.

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