Research Tools

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Gale Academic OneFile
Aids learners in finding accurate information and articles with ease from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Gale Books & Authors
Access your next great read via unique search paths, such as author, title and series, awards, graphical, advanced, and many more!
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Gale Courses
Interactive, instructor led online courses available on a wide variety of topics.
This resource is paid for by the Winnefox Library System.

Gale Environmental Studies
From global warming, to food safety, to health care access, and the impact of economic development on international relations, today's important environmental issues are shaping the global future.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Gale General OneFile
General reference magazines and key serials covering a wide variety of subjects including news and current events, health, and computers and technology.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Gale Global Issues
Supports awareness and provides perspective, while tying together a wealth of authoritative content: empowering learners to critically analyse and understand the most important issues of the modern world.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Gale Health & Wellness
Authoritative, up-to-date information on health topics, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Gale In Context: Elementary
A kid-friendly interface that encourages exploration through a visual topic tree, along with "I Wonder..." questions that engage kids' curiosity and draws them into subject areas.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Gale Literature Resource Center
Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Gale OneFile News
Search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, and many other fields in more than 2,300 major world newspapers. Includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts!
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Gale Udemy
Access to over 4,00 online video courses for upskilling in business, tech, and more.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Gale: Petersons Career Prep
Help for job seekers at all levels! A place to turn to for help with creating a resume, searching for jobs & more!
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment: global warming, pollution, green building, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Rich collection of information on medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

HeritageQuest Online
Census records 1790-1930, family and local histories, Freedman's Bank and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

History Reference Center
U.S. and World History from 'prehistory' to current times.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Stream movies, TV shows, music and comics to your computer, tablet, phone - even your smart TV! No waiting.
Get help with Hoopla
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Humanities International Complete
Covers all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more, streamed ad-free with your library card.
Paid for by the Winnefox Library System.

Kanopy (Expanded Access)
Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more, streamed ad-free with your library card.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

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.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Abstracts & full-text for key library and information science periodicals covering classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, information literacy, metadata & more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Literary Reference Center Plus
Detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.
Help: usage tips
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

MAS Complete
(upgraded from MAS Ultra - School Edition)
Full text reference books, popular magazines, biographies, and images for high school level searchers.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

MasterFILE Complete
Popular full-text magazines (see list of titles), 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.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Middle & Junior High Core Collection
Book recommendations for more than 30,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, serving readers in grades five through nine.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Middle Search Plus
Full text of 140+ popular middle school magazines. Also biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Military & Government Collection
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Miss Humblebee's Academy
Make early learning seriously fun! Introduce key concepts in math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music to children ages 3-6.
Paid for by the Menasha Public Library.

Recommended Websites
Health information for the whole family.

FamilySearch Historical Records
We're a FamilySearch Affiliate, get expanded access in the library!
Search for a deceased ancestor in historical records to uncover vital information from their life.; 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.

Information about Wisconsin Department of Health Services health care, nutrition, and other benefit programs offered in the state.
Quick, free machine translations of text or web pages. Many languages.
The official U.S. government source for fuel economy information.
From computer basics, Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Access), e-mail, social media, to reading, math, job hunting and more, offers over 125 tutorials, completely free.

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

Guys Read Gals Read
Site designed to get kids reading!

Health Insurance Glossary
Definitions of health insurance terms.
Learn how the health care law affects you. See your health insurance choices at the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Wide range of health topics covered including nutrition, fitness, screening tests and more.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic's extensive web site for medical information.
Eligibility information, application procedures and ACA provisions for both Medicaid and CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.; 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.
Your one-stop shop for mental health and substance abuse information, resources, and service navigation in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties.

My Vote - Wisconsin
Find your polling place, see what's on your ballot, and register to vote in person or absentee.