Research N-Z

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.

Wisconsin newspaper titles (including 20+ Oshkosh-specific titles) dating back as far as the 1800s, with search results presented in original format/context.
Resource provided by the Winnefox Library System. Library Edition - World Collection
Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

(formerly referred to as the 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.

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.

Oshkosh Examiner
Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of Oshkosh Examiner.
Paid for by the Oshkosh Public Library.

Oshkosh Northwestern via Proquest
Searchable full-text December 2002-present.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

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!
Funded by the Winnefox Library System and the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium.

Overdrive Magazines
Over 3000 simultaneous-use magazine titles including Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Vogue, Reader's Digest, Us Weekly, National Geographic and many more!
Funded by a subset of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium.

PBS Wisconsin Education
(Previously referred to as the Wisconsin Public Television Education)
Streaming and downloadable video programs for K-12 students and teachers.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Read classic and contemporary poems and short stories. You can even listen to some poets reading their own works!
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

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.

Reference Solutions
(formerly referred to as ReferenceUSA)
Look up addresses and phone numbers, research businesses, conduct market research and search for jobs.
Paid for by the Oshkosh 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.

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

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines including ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more!
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Teacher Reference Center
Database covering subjects such as assessment, best practices, continuing education, instructional media, school administration, and teacher education.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

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

TumbleBook Library
Animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles. Read-Alongs, Ebooks, and Puzzles & Games too.
Paid for by Oshkosh Public Library.

US Newsstream
Current and archival to 1980s U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including over 80 Gannett titles.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies
This resource is paid for by the Oshkosh Public Library.

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.

Recommended Websites

National Emergency Library
Providing access to digitized books, one borrower at a time.
Resource provided by the Internet Archive.

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.

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 1830s and 1970s for Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, and Winnebago court systems.

Companion website to the public television science series.
Federal government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.

Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visiting Oshkosh? Find out where to stay, places to eat and things to do!

Oshkosh Digital Collections
Online access to Oshkosh local history books, photographs, postcards and atlases.

Oshkosh Herald
Weekly free newspaper covering Oshkosh government, business, schools, prep sports and more.

Oshkosh Northwestern
Local news, sports, obituaries and more for today and the last seven days.

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.

Oshkosh Reader’s Connection
Book recommendations, new arrivals to our collection, and websites for readers.

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.
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.; 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.

Small Business Resources for E-Seed Class
Starting and Researching a Small Business.

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.

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.

TOEFL; Test of English as a Foreign Language
Information on the tests, registration, test sites, and procedures.

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

Stuck on a math problem? Instant help available through self-help math solvers. The First Ladies
Pictures and biographies of the U.S. First Ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. The Presidents
Pictures and biographies of the U.S. Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama.
People & business finders, reverse phone & address search, provides location of individual or business on a map.

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.

Winnefox Digital Collections
Digitized newspapers, yearbooks, photos, city directories, family histories, local history books, postcards, and scrapbooks covering local history around the five county (Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara and Winnebago) Winnefox area in Wisconsin.
Collections of local interest:
- Oshkosh Businesses
- Oshkosh City Directories
- Oshkosh Jungwirth Histories
- Oshkosh Local History Books
- Oshkosh Main Street
- Oshkosh Postcards
- Oshkosh Tinseltown, the Filming of Public Enemies
- Oshkosh Yearbooks
- Oshkosh's Pride: Sawyer and Harris
- Winnebago County Barns
- Winnebago County Rural Schools
- Wisconsin Pioneer Churches

Winnefox Vital Records
Search vital records as reported in newspapers in 5 Wisconsin counties: Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara and Winnebago.
Joint project of the Winnefox Library System and its member libraries.

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
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.
Catalog of materials owned by more than 9,000 worldwide member libraries.
Links to online dictionaries for over 260 languages.

Search by name or phone number.