Research

Research Tools

Newspaper Source Plus
Includes 1,000+ full-text newspapers, as well as 913,000 television and radio news transcripts.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

NewspaperARCHIVE
Millions of searchable newspaper pages dating back as far as the 1700s presented in original format/context.
Help: usage tips
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Novelist
Assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. (If you like... you'll like...)
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

NoveList K-8
Fiction database designed with a bright, appealing layout for elementary and middle schools.
Help: usage tips
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Overdrive
Downloadable audiobooks, electronic books, music and video for your PC, Mac or compatible portable device.
Be sure to sign in to see additional copies of popular titles purchased just for Winnefox patrons!
Help: Overdrive Help
Funded by the Winnefox Library System and the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium.

Primary Search
Full text of popular magazines for elementary school research.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Professional Development Collection
Specialized collection for professional educators containing educational reports and education journals.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Regional Business News
Business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Science Reference Center
Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, physics, technology and wildlife.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Songbook Database
Check out songs related to composers and writers with Wisconsin roots.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Soundzabound
Royalty free music and sound effects designed specifically for K-12 school use.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

TeachingBooks
Author and illustrator resources, book guides with activities for library and classroom, and audio excerpts of book readings.
Help: online tutorial
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records
1820-1907 birth, marriage & death records (& more!) made available for free through the Ancestry / Wisconsin Historical Society partnership.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Wisconsin Media Lab
Streaming and downloadable video programs for K-12 students and teachers.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Recommended Websites

NADAguides.com
National Automotive Dealers Association price guides for cars, boats, RVs, motocycles, ATVs, jetskis, and snowmobiles.

National History Day
Information on the latest theme, competition, and past winners.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
One of the world's foremost medical research centers.

National Inventors Hall of Fame
Biographical sketches of the great inventors of America and information about the museum in Ohio.

National Library of Medicine
Medical research, medical history, biotechnology, fact sheets and newsletters, toxicology and environmental health information.

National No Call List
An email is required to register your phone number for a duration of five years. Also available by phone at (888) 382-1222.

National Register of Historic Places
Official Federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history.

NationMaster
Compare countries on a wide range of demographic indicators such as literacy rates, taxation levels, and crime.

Naturalization & Court Records Index
Various records dating between the 1840s and 1970s for Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, and Winnebago court systems.

NOVA
Companion website to the public television science series.

Nutrition.gov
Federal government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.

Oshkosh Public Library City Directories
Includes coverage of Winnebago County areas including Menasha, Neenah, Omro and Winneconne, 1857 to 1922!
Joint project of Oshkosh Public Library and the Winnefox Library System.

Patchogue-Medford Popular Song Index
1100+ songbooks for words and music. Also indexes "Sheet Music Magazine" from 1987 to present, searchable by composer.

Political Graveyard
Comprehensive source of U.S. Political biographies.

Recalls.gov
Your source for recalls on consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products.

Recollection Wisconsin
Digitized historical and cultural resources for teachers, students, genealogists, and history buffs.

s9's Biographical Dictionary
Search 33,000+ people by birth/death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords.

SBA.gov; U.S. Small Business Adminisration
Assistance to small businesses through education, advocacy and financing.

Sheet Music Consortium
Group of libraries providing access to digitized sheet music.

Smithsonian
Explore exhibitions, search collections and plan a visit to the museum.

Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
Stephen P. Morse's "One Step" search allows a variety of search options via multiple engines (Ancestry, FamilySearch, RootsWeb and more).

State of Wisconsin
Official Wisconsin home page with links to state agencies and departments.

State of Wisconsin Blue Book
Read our state's constitution, learn about the different branches of government, and view state statistics and symbols.

StockCharts
Generate financial charts for stocks. Some are free, but others may require a subscription fee.

Test Prep Review
Free online practice tests for ACT, GED, GMAT, LSAT, SAT and more!

Thomas Register
Find company profiles, contact info, subsidiaries, and catalogs of US and Canadian manufacturers.

Time 100: The Century's Most Influential People
TIME magazine's top 100 most influential people of the previous year.

United Way Fox Cities 2-1-1
Assess your needs and identify appropriate community-based resources available 24x7: free and confidential.

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Digitized letters, diaries, reminiscences, speeches, photographs, oral history tapes, manuscripts and maps.
Collections of local interest:
- Oshkosh, Omro, and Winnebago County, Wisconsin - Atlases and Histories

USA.gov
Find governmental information and services on the official web portal for the U.S. government.

WebMATH
Stuck on a math problem? Instant help available through self-help math solvers.

WhiteHouse.gov: The First Ladies
Pictures and biographies of the U.S. First Ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.

WhiteHouse.gov: The Presidents
Pictures and biographies of the U.S. Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama.

Who2
3700+ biographies of famous people, characters and creatures.

Wikipedia's List of people from Wisconsin
List of prominent people from our state.

Winnebago County
Community profiles, census data, a directory of elected County officials and the latest County Board minutes.

Winnebago County Historical and Archaeological Society
Promoting advancement of local history in Winnebago County.

Wisc-Online
Digital library of learning objects to improve learning brought to you by the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Wisconsin Consumer Guide to Health Care
Helping Wisconsin residents make better health care choices.

Wisconsin Consumer Protection
News and alerts from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Wisconsin Courts
Search Wisconsin Supreme Court and Circuit Court cases, review biographical information for justices and judges, and access court forms.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Plan a Wisconsin getaway... find attractions, accommodations, events, free travel guides & more.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Driver licensing, vehicle registration, road conditions, transportation projects and more!

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
(formerly the Wisconsin Department of Commerce)
Resources for starting and operating a business in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Includes Wisconsin history, current museum exhibits, and historic Wisconsin places.

Wisconsin Historical Society Genealogy Tools
Online access to some of the books, vital records, and archival material held by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Wisconsin Legislature
Search your address to learn more about your state-level representatives. View Statutes, Administrative Code and current Legislative bills, acts, committees, and other proceedings under their Law and Legislation section.

Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles
Thousands of historical newspaper articles on Wisconsin people and communities.

Wisconsin No Call List
Register your home or cell number online for two years. Or by phone at 888-382-1222.

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Information about the Affordable Care Act for consumers, employers, and insurers in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin State Law Library
Access federal & state laws, and case law. Historic documents, law search tools, directories and legal forms.

World Factbook
History, people, government, economy, communications, transportation and military information for 250+ world entities.

WorldCat.org
Catalog of materials owned by more than 9,000 worldwide member libraries.