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FDA Consumer (Ebsco)
Search back issues of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's magazine from 1984-2007.
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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
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new Gale Courses
Interactive, instructor led online courses available on a wide variety of topics.
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This resource is paid for by the Winnefox Library System.

GreenFILE
Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment: global warming, pollution, green building, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
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Health Source: Consumer Edition
Rich collection of information on medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
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HeritageQuest Online
Census records 1790-1930, family and local histories, Freedman's Bank and more.
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History Reference Center
U.S. and World History from 'prehistory' to current times.
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Humanities International Complete
Covers all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
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LearningExpress Library
Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve results.
Set up an account using your email address as your username & choose your own password.
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new Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Abstracts & full-text for key library and information science periodicals covering classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, information literacy, metadata & more.
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Literary Reference Center
Detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.
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LitFinder
Note: We're sorry but this resource is no longer available. Badgerlink's contract with Litfinder ended on 6/30/2018.
Tons of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays.
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MAS Ultra - School Edition
Full text reference books, popular magazines, biographies, and images for high school level searchers.
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new MasterFILE Complete
Popular full-text magazines, reference books and other sources covering virtually every subject area of general interest: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion.
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MasterFILE Premier
Note: This database was discontinued October 4th. Please try the replacement resource, MasterFILE Complete.
Covers virtually every subject area of general interest: reference, business, health, education, science, multicultural issues and more.
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MEDLINE
Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.
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new Middle & Junior High Core Collection
Book recommendations for more than 30,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, serving readers in grades five through nine.
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Middle Search Plus
Full text of 140+ popular middle school magazines. Also biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
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Military & Government Collection
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
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Recommended Websites

Family Voices of Wisconsin Fact Sheets
Concise fact sheets including one on the provisions of the Affordable Care Act for residents of Wisconsin.

FamilyDoctor.org
Health information for the whole family.

FDA.gov; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Information on staying safe and healthy. Reports on food, drugs, cosmetics and more.

Federal Trade Commission's Facts for Consumers
All about the credit scoring system: tips to improve your score, what happens if you are denied credit, and how to file a complaint.

Find a Grave
Locate the final resting place of family, friends, and famous individuals.

ForwardHealth
Information about Wisconsin Department of Health Services health care, nutrition, and other benefit programs offered in the state.

Found in Wisconsin
Digitized books, photographs & other resources available from libraries, museums, and historical societies around the state.

FreeTranslation.com
Quick, free machine translations of text or web pages. Many languages.

GCFLearnFree.org
From computer basics, Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Access), e-mail, social media, to reading, math, job hunting and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers over 125 tutorials, completely free.

Goodreads
Discover and share books you love on the largest site for readers & book recommendations!

Guide for Penny Pinchers
Blog covering business, credit and loans, finance and investing.

Guys Read
Site designed to get guys reading. Includes a large list of "books that guys read."

Health Insurance Glossary
Definitions of health insurance terms.

Healthcare.gov
Learn how the health care law affects you. See your health insurance choices at the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Healthfinder.gov
Wide range of health topics covered including nutrition, fitness, screening tests and more.

HomeworkSpot
A homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites in one spot.

Hospital Compare
Find out how well the hospitals in your area care for their patients with certain medical conditions or surgical needs.

How Stuff Works
Credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.

HSED Prep Resources
Prepare for the Wisconsin High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) with these links:

Hybrid Cars
Compare environmental impact, mileage and more on hybrid vehicles.

Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number
Everything you need to know to protect your Social Security number from identity crime.

IMDB (Internet Movie Database)
Find information on virtually any actor, film or television program.

Immunization/Vaccine Information Statements
Vaccine information in many languages.

Infoplease's Biography Almanac
Over 30,000 profiles, searchable by name, occupation, ethnicity, etc..

Internet Picture Dictionary
Search or browse pictures by letter or category. Interactive activities too: flashcards, fill-in-the-blanks, word scramble, etc.

Investopedia
Learn about investing from this site which offers a dictionary, tutorials, articles and a free "fantasy investing pool"!

Kelly Blue Book
New and used car values, reviews, loan calculators and insurance information.

Khan Academy
3,000+ free educational video tutorials and interactive exercises for individualized learning. Also suitable for use in the classroom.

KidsHealth
Health, behavior, and development information from before birth through the teen years.

Linkpendium: Winnebago Couty, Wisconsin
Extensive collection of county-specific links to assist with your genealogy / family history search.

Local Vital Records Index
Marriage announcements, anniversary notices and obituaries published in local newspapers 1865 - January 1916, 1977 - 1985 and 2002-current. Indexing of newspapers published 1986 - 2001 is in progress.
Joint project of the Winnefox Library System, libraries in Green Lake County, Wisconsin (Berlin, Green Lake, Kingston, Markesan and Princeton) and Carter Memorial Library in Omro.

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic's extensive web site for medical information.

Medicaid.gov
Eligibility information, application procedures and ACA provisions for both Medicaid and CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Medicare.gov; the US Government Site for People with Medicare
Providing assistance to Medicare beneficiaries with health and prescription drug coverage questions.

Medline Plus
Health information from the world's largest medical library covering topics like conditions, diseases and wellness.

MyConnectionNEW.org
Your one-stop shop for mental health and substance abuse information, resources, and service navigation in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties.