Research A-Z

Research Tools
Available in-library only.
Early learning site for children ages 2-7, covering reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Academic Search Premier
Scholarly articles on subjects including the sciences, sociology, law, the arts, and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Advanced Placement Source
World of knowledge for students seeking academic excellence through Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Alt HealthWatch
Holistic and alternative approaches to health care and wellness.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers
Access to Wisconsin Newspaper Association's daily and weekly member-newspapers from 2005 to present (with a 60 day embargo).
Includes access to The Marquette County Tribune.
Help: Tutorial on YouTube
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Book Connections
(now called TeachingBooks for Libraries)
Enrich your connection to children's and young adult books through meet-the-author recordings, read-along performances and more!
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Digital version of the print discovery tool for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres.
Resource provided by Winnefox.

Britannica Fundamentals (formerly Britannica Online: Learning Zone)
Early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica Library
Comprehensive reference and learning resource for children and adults. Search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images and videos.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica School - Elementary
Easy-to-read encyclopedia articles cover subjects for school and fun, from nations of the world to animals and sports.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica School - High
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, illustrations, maps, and biographies.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Britannica School - Middle
Search Compton's and other resources for geography, science, arts, and additional topics.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Business Source Premier
Company and industry profiles, country and market research reports.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Children's Core Collection
Book recommendations for more than 49,000 fiction and nonfiction titles including story collections and picture books, serving readers in preschool through sixth grade.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Computers & Applied Science Complete
Database covering computing, technology and engineering disciplines, especially useful for studying the business and social implications of new technology.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

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
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Consumer Reports (Ebsco)
Ratings and recommendations of brand-name consumer products and services.
Help: Tutorial on YouTube
Resource provided by Badgerlink.
Free practice tests for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's written examinations and online driver's manuals - for car, motorcycle and CDL. Answers to 100+ DMV-related questions too!

EBSCOHost Research Databases
Search across multiple EBSCOHost Research Databases at once!
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

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.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Research and information essential to improving teaching, learning, and educational decision-making.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Explora for Elementary Schools
Easy-to-browse categories, organized by popular topics, provide elementary school students with a starting point for research.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Explora for Everyone
Easy-to-browse categories, organized by popular topics, provide everyone with a starting point for research.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Explora for Middle & High Schools
Easy-to-browse categories, organized by popular topics, provide middle and high school students with a starting point for research.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

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

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 Udemy
Access to over 4,000 online video courses for upskilling in business, tech, and more.
Paid for by the Winnefox Library System.

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.

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.
Now includes kids titles too!

Paid for by the Winnefox Library System.

Kanopy Kids
Animated storybooks, PBS Kids shows, readalongs, and animated and live action films and TV series for kids preschool age to teens.
Paid for by the Winnefox Library System.

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.

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 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.

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.

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
Streaming and downloadable video programs for K-12 students and teachers.

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.

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 Source
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.

TeachingBooks for Libraries
(formerly referred to as Book Connections)
Enrich your connection to children's and young adult books through meet-the-author recordings, read-along performances and more!
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

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.

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.

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

Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Read the law.

Aging & Disability Resource Center for Adams, Green Lake, Marquette, and Waushara Counties
Information and assistance to older and disabled adults, their friends, family, caregivers and the general public.

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.

Ancestry Free Index Collections
Ancestry's best kept secret is that they have over 1,300 always-free databases. You just need a free account to view these records.
Get yours free, annually, from Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Car Comparisons
Compare the pros and cons of the cars you are considering and make the best decision.

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.

TeachingBooks for Libraries
(formerly referred to as Book Connections)
Enrich your connection to children's and young adult books through meet-the-author recordings, read-along performances and more!
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Search Congress members from 1774-present.

Build Your Business helps you start or expand your business.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diseases and conditions, healthy living, emergency preparedness, workplace safety, traveler's health and more.

Chronicling America
Search selected historic American newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Class Central
Giant curated catalog of online courses popularly known as MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses spread across different online course providers.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
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.
Reviews of popular products such as electronics, household items, personal finance, and automobiles.

Covering Wisconsin
Free, expert help with obtaining health insurance.

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.
Free online computer training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc. From the Public Library Association.

Digital Public Library of America
Explore millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across America.

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

DK Find Out!
Learn about animals, computers, dinosaurs, earth, history, language, math, science, space, sports, transportation and more!

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

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.
Health information for the whole family.

FamilySearch Historical Records
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.

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"!

J.D. Power
Research a car using a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics.

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

Marquette County
View maps, schedules, meeting minutes. Search land records. Find contact info for county officials and departments.

Marquette County Historical Society
Preserving, recording and maintaining the historical information and artifacts of Marquette County, Wisconsin.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.
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.

3700+ biographies of famous people, characters and creatures.

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

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.

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.