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Ancestry Library Edition Remote Access
Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, and more. This subscription service is available for free access in-library only.
Wisconsin Newspaper Archive
Belleville Recorders

Belleville Recorders in the Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Historic issues of the Belleville Recorder from 1887-2007 are now searchable online through the Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers.

To access:

  1. Click BadgerLink  
  2. In the Browse by Format drop-down, choose Newspapers.
  3. Click Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers.
  4. Select "Search Historical Newspapers".
  5. Click "Uncheck all", and then check only Belleville Recorder (1887-2007).
  6. The dates after 2004 are available through the "2005-90 days ago" side of the search (step 3, above). This is due to the way the Wisconsin Newspaper Association's database is constructed and how they define historic vs. current.

For issues of the Post Messenger Recorder, use above directions, skipping step 3.  Issues are listed under  "New Glarus, Post Messenger Recorder". You can search 3/10/2005- 90 days ago in the Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers. 


BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines.  Great for students, genealogists, DIYers, business people, readers, and more.


Britannica School

Encyclopedia articles with images, maps, games, and other learning materials for K-12 students and their educators.

Every article and image has a citation.  Accessibility features include: Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation. Switch between levels to find the appropriately difficult article​.  Ability to increase text size.


Subscription service. Use your Library Card to access.
Cyber Safety
A basic cyber safety course. The 30 minute course make take a few moments to load. Created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to help keep kids safe online.


A collection of online resources and databases including Explora for students.
Subscription service. Use your Library Card to access.


Farmers in Transition
Farmers in Transition- A collection of resources gathered by Workforce Development. 
For Farmers Transitioning to Non-Farm Work.


Funk and Wagnall's Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia for students and adults

Over 25,000 encyclopedia entries, including images


GCF Learn
GCF Learnfree provides free tutorials and classes on a wide range of subjects
from basic reading and math to using the internet to Microsoft Office products.
Meet your next favorite book.




Provides drug and alcohol rehab resources and support
Discover your family history today. Use your Library Card to access.


History Reference Center
Full-text history reference resource for the High School and General Public. Full-text books, magazines, historical documents, biographies, and multimedia. Search historical documents and photos, maps and full-text reference books. Full-text articles are searchable by reading level (Lexile).



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Financial &  Job Seeker Aid

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Job Center of Wisconsin
Find Job Listings, Get Ready to Apply for Jobs, Apply for Unemployment Insurance, Explore State Resources, Explore Job Programs and Community Resources by County, Overcome Barriers to Employment, Computer Skills, Education and Training, Services and Supports and Return to Workforce Development Resources.
Farmers in Transition
 A collection of resources gathered by Workforce Development.  For Farmers Transitioning to Non-Farm Work.


KidSpeak™ is a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up! Accessible through Transparent Language Online. The program teaches words and phrases suitable for learners’ age, needs, and interests. More than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs guide young learners through the basics, along with a cartoon “friend” who speaks the language. KidSpeak™ works on computers, tablets, and phones - so your little ones can learn on the go, at home, or in the library.  Subscription service. Use your Library Card for free access.


Learning Express Library
Achieve your educational and career goals. Tests, Tutorials, ebooks, flashcards and more.
Courses available in College Preparation; High School Equivalency; College Admissions Test Preparation, School Center (K-12); College Students, Adult Core Skills, Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.
Libby by Overdrive

Libby is an app from Overdrive, offering faster and easier access to the free ebooks and audiobooks in Wisconsin's digital library. Use on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. 

We have a helpful handout here too.

Library Reads
Top Ten books published this month that librarians across the country love!
Want even more suggestions? Visit their archives for the top ten lists of previous months.




Middle Search Plus
Magazine and primary sources suitable for middle school students. Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)​ 
More than 170 popular middle school magazines, including Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News and National Geographic.
More than 55,000 primary source documents.


Image Library Edition
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.


Novelist K-8
Children's fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more. Search for books by keyword and reading level (Lexile). Includes book recommendations created by book experts. Search by terms of appeal like style and mood.
Novelist Plus
Book reviews, annotations, etc., for over 200,000 titles. Titles searchable from Novelist Plus database to Linkcat. Subscription service. Use your Library Card to access.





Reference USA
Reference Solutions, formerly ReferenceUSA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. The business and consumer databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources.Subscription Service. Use your Library Card to access.




Small Engine Repair Reference Center

 Access repair guides covering routine maintenance and complex projects for all major makes and models. Search information by a variety of categories, including product type, brand, model, model number and engine type. Air-cooled engines

• ATVs • Boats • Chain saws • Diesel engines • Farm tractors • Generators • Jet skis • Lawnmowers • Motorcycles • Outdoor power equipment • Rotary tillers • Snowblowers • Snowmobiles • Trimmers • Yard and garden tractors • And more…

South Central Library System
Online Resources by Name.




Teaching Books

For Students - Multimedia on K-12 fiction and non-fiction books. Meet the Author interviews, Read-along Book Recordings, Video Book Trailers and more. 

For teachers - Leveled Lesson Plans, Literature-based Vocabulary Lists, and more.


Transparent Language Online
Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English.  ​Subscription service. Use your Library Card for free access.



An online collection of animated, talking books teaching children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.  
Choose from Story Books, Read-along Chapter Books, Math Stories, Non-Fiction Books, Puzzles & Games, Graphic Novels and more.

It is designed for kids in grades Kindergarten to six. 
Subscription service. Use your Library Card to access.



Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records

For college-level and adult researchers. The Wisconsin Historical Society has partnered with Ancestry to provide free access to selected Wisconsin government records for family history research


Wisconsin Digital Archives

 Wisconsin Digital Archives

A growing collection of online, full-text Wisconsin government documents including official policies, reports and statistics on topics such as statewide health, education, agriculture, natural resources, and more. The Wisconsin Digital Archives is provided by the Department of Public Instruction using funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to promote civic literacy and engagement, and provide government transparency.