Research

Research Tools

ABCMouse.com
Available in-library only.
Early learning site for children ages 2-7, covering reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Academic Search Premier
Scholarly articles on subjects including the sciences, sociology, law, the arts, and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Vital education on medications and natrual products for patients in an easy to understand question-and-answer format.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Alt HealthWatch
Holistic and alternative approaches to health care and wellness.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Ancestry Library Edition
Available in-library only.
Genealogy, family trees and family history records online.
Paid for by the Carter Memorial Library.

AP NewsMonitor Collection
Near real-time access to world-wide news from the Associated Press provides a 30 day rolling full-text archive.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers
(Previously referred to as the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Digital Research Site)
Access to Wisconsin Newspaper Association's daily and weekly member-newspapers from 2005 to present (with a 90 day embargo).
Includes access to the Omro Herald. Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Maintenance, repair, recall information for vehicles 1954-present.
Help: tutorial
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Book Collection: Nonfiction - Elementary School Edition
Search animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Book Collection: Nonfiction - High School Edition
Search careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Book Collection: Nonfiction - Middle School Edition
Search careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica Online: Elementary School
Easy-to-read encyclopedia articles cover subjects for school and fun, from nations of the world to animals and sports.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica Online: High School
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, illustrations, maps, and biographies.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica Online: Learning Zone
Early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica Online: Middle School
Search Compton's and other resources for geography, science, arts, and additional topics.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Business Source Premier
Company and industry profiles, country and market research reports.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Consumer Health Complete
Mainstream and holistic medicine perspectives on aging, diseases, drugs and herbs, nutrition, and men's, women's, and children's health.
Help: online tutorial
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Consumer Reports (Ebsco)
Ratings and recommendations of brand-name consumer products and services.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Consumer Reports Buying Guide (Ebsco)
Product test results for major purchases such as automobiles and appliances to everyday items such as food and cleaning products.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Driving-Tests.org
Free practice tests for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's written examinations and online driver's manuals - for car, motorcycle and CDL. Answers to 100+ DMV-related questions too!

EBSCO eBook Collection
Handy for homework, after-hours reference work.
Help: support center
Paid for by the Winnefox Library System and Wisconsin Public Library Consortium.

EBSCOHost Research Databases
Search across multiple EBSCOHost Research Databases at once!
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Education Research Complete
Topics cover all levels of education, early childhood to higher education, and all specialties (multilingual, health, testing, and more).
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Educational Administration Abstracts
Covers leadership, management, research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Research and information essential to improving teaching, learning, and educational decision-making.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Explora for Elementary Schools
Easy-to-browse categories, organized by popular topics, provide elementary school students with a starting point for research.
Help: online tutorial
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Explora for Everyone
Easy-to-browse categories, organized by popular topics, provide everyone with a starting point for research.
Help: online tutorial
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Explora for Middle & High Schools
Easy-to-browse categories, organized by popular topics, provide middle and high school students with a starting point for research.
Help: online tutorial
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Recommended Websites

A&E Biography
Biographies from historical figures to current celebrities.

Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Read the law.

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Winnebago County
Information and assistance to older and disabled adults, their friends, family, caregivers and the general public.

All Music
Artist biographies, discographies, chart rankings of songs, and much more.

American Board of Medical Specialties
Check if your doctor is board certified.

American Medical Association
Patient education, from finding a doctor to exploring health care careers.

American President: A Reference Resource
Facts, speeches, cabinet information for each US. President.

AnnualCreditReport.com
Get yours free, annually, from Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Appleton Public Library’s Songbook Index
Search over 850 songbooks owned by the Appleton Public Library.

Ask an Expert
About science, weather, health and more.

Ben's Guide to US Government
How our government works.

Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin
Look up businesses and charities before you do business with them.

Big Charts
Financial charts, quotes, industry analysis and market news. Historical quotes back to January 1985.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Search Congress members from 1774-present.

Build Your Business
Wisconsin.gov helps you start or expand your business.

Castle Garden
Search 10+ million immigrants who arrived in New York before Ellis Island opened in 1892.

Census Records from FamilySearch
Search the 1880 United States Census, the 1881 British Isles Census, or the 1881 Canadian Census.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diseases and conditions, healthy living, emergency preparedness, workplace safety, traveler's health and more.

City of Omro
View city departments, local businesses and organizations; pay bills and taxes; obtain permits & registrations.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Publications
Publications on child safety (toys, furniture), carbon monoxide, household products, poisons, electrical safety.

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
Examine and compare prescription drugs' effectiveness, track record, safety and price.

Consumersearch.com
Reviews of popular products such as electronics, household items, personal finance, and automobiles.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
The first stop on the Web for many family researchers with over a quarter million links on genealogy.

Dead or Alive?
Tracks whether famous people are still alive or not.

DigitalLearn.org
Free online computer training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc. From the Public Library Association.

Digital Public Library of America
Explore millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across America.

Discovery Education Free Student Resources
Interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you learn and have fun.

DK Find Out!
Learn about animals, computers, dinosaurs, earth, history, language, math, science, space, sports, transportation and more!

Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guide
Information on new and used models, tires, rebates, repair manuals, recalls.

Ellis Island
Passenger lists and ship information for more than 22 million passengers and crew who entered the United States between 1892-1924.

Environmental Protection Agency
Learn about issues impacting human health and the environment.

Epinions
Unbiased reviews by real people. Check before you shop!