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new Pronunciator
Learn close to 80 languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, or German) easily and effectively.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Zinio
Full digital copies of your favorite magazines viewable on your computer or compatible mobile device.
Help: user guide
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

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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 Menasha Public 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.

Appleton Post Crescent via Proquest
Searchable full-text 1999-present.
This resource is paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

AtoZdatabases
Telephone directory of 30 million U.S. businesses and 220 million U.S. residents.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Maintenance, repair, recall information for vehicles 1954-present.
Help: tutorial
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Book Collection: Nonfiction - Elementary School Edition
Search animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.
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Book Collection: Nonfiction - High School Edition
Search careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
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Book Collection: Nonfiction - Middle School Edition
Search careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.
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Britannica Online: Elementary School
Easy-to-read encyclopedia articles cover subjects for school and fun, from nations of the world to animals and sports.
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Britannica Online: High School
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, illustrations, maps, and biographies.
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Britannica Online: Learning Zone
Early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography and more.
Help: Guided Tour
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Britannica Online: Middle School
Search Compton's and other resources for geography, science, arts, and additional topics.
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Business Source Premier
Company and industry profiles, country and market research reports.
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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
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Consumer Reports (Ebsco)
Ratings and recommendations of brand-name consumer products and services.
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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.
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Digital Science Online
Visual teaching tools for the elementary and middle school science classroom.
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EBSCOHost Research Databases
Search across multiple EBSCOHost Research Databases at once!
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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.

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.
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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Research and information essential to improving teaching, learning, and educational decision-making.
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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
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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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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.
Help: usage tips
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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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Kids Search
Designed especially for youth in grades K-5, search by keyword and limit by topic to find the most useful results.
Help: online tutorial
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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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Literary Reference Center
Detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.
Help: usage tips
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LitFinder
Tons of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays.
Help: usage tips
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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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MasterFILE Premier
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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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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Newspaper Source Plus
Includes 1,000+ full-text newspapers, as well as 913,000 television and radio news transcripts.
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NewspaperARCHIVE
Millions of searchable newspaper pages dating back as far as the 1700s presented in original format/context.
Help: usage tips
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Novelist
Assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. (If you like... you'll like...)
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NoveList K-8
Fiction database designed with a bright, appealing layout for elementary and middle schools.
Help: usage tips
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

One-Click Audio
200 always-available downloadable audiobooks plus 215 single-access titles for your PC, Mac or compatible portable device and 72 always-available downloadable ebooks.
Help: FAQs, Help
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

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.

new Pronunciator
Learn close to 80 languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, or German) easily and effectively.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

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.

Search Our Catalog | Your Account
Catalog of materials owned by 29 Winnefox Library System libraries in 5 counties.

Searchasaurus
Animated dinosaur-themed interface containing an encyclopedia of animals, a general encyclopedia, a dictionary and lots of pictures!
Help: usage tips
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Songbook Database
Check out songs related to composers and writers with Wisconsin roots.
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Soundzabound
Royalty free music and sound effects designed specifically for K-12 school use.
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Student Research Center
Keyword or topic searches to assist youth in grades 6-12 to find the most useful search results.
Help: online tutorial, usage tips
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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 Media Lab
(formerly ECB VideoLink)
Streaming and downloadable video programs for K-12 students and teachers.
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Wisconsin Newspapers 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 Fox Journal.--> Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Zinio
Full digital copies of your favorite magazines viewable on your computer or compatible mobile device.
Help: user guide
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

 

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

Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Read the law.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Education Portal
Free online classes to help earn college credit, pass CLEP, GED, and AP exams. Research and compare degrees and colleges.

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!

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.

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

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.

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..

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.

Love to Read: Finding Books & Book Clubs by IPL2
Find books to read, learn about starting a book group and journaling your reading.

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.

Menasha Newspaper Index
Selective index of articles appearing in The Post-Crescent or the News Record newspapers dated 1999-2009.
Joint project of Menasha Public Library and the Winnefox Library System.

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 Records Index
Records dating between the 1840s and 1970s for Dodge, Green Lake, Marquette, Oshkosh 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.

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
(Formerly Wisconsin Heritage Online)
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.

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 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.

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Digitized letters, diaries, reminiscences, speeches, photographs, oral history tapes, manuscripts and maps.
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- Menasha History, Change Over Time
- Menasha Local History Collection
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- Oshkosh, Omro, and Winnebago County, Wisconsin - Atlases and Histories

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.

WhitePages.com
People & business finders, reverse phone & address search, provides location of individual or business on a map.

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

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 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 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 (866) 966-2255.

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

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.

 

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