All Online Resources

Online Resources by Name

Online Resources in Alphabetical Order:

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Ancestry Library Edition Remote Access

Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, and more. Subscription service.  During the COVID-19 closure, this service is available in your home using your library card to access. 
Remote access is available for a limited time.

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Badgerlink 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.
Beanstack Tracker App

Beanstack will help you and your family discover books, keep track of your reading, reach reading goals, and more. 
1000 Books Before Kindergarten and Read Woke are ongoing programs, self-paced and with no end date.  We also have seaonal programs, the Winter and Summer Library Programs.

Download the Beanstack Tracker App in the Playstore or App Store for your smartphone or use your computer, and register.

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COVID-19 Information

Financial and Job Seeker Aid

Chilton Library Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Subscription service.  Use your Library Card to access.
ConsumerReports.org 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.

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

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

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GCF Learn Free.org 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.
Goodreads Meet your next favorite book.

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Discover your family history today. Use your Library Card to access.

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Job Seeker A website created by Wisconsin libraries and the Department of Public Instruction, tailored to Wisconsin residents, businesses, and communities. Browse job postings in all industries including county and city government. Brush up on job seeking skills like resumes, cover letters, and interviewing. Find housing information if you're relocating, and resources for veterans and released offenders.

COVID-19 Information
Financial &  Job Seeker Aid

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.

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Kidspeak 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.

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Learning Express Library Achieve your educational and career goals.
Courses available in College Prep; Computer and Internet Basics; High School Equivalency; Career Center; Popular Software Tutorials; Recursos en Español; and many more.
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.
Use with Kindle Fire devices currently not yet available - Use Overdrive instead.
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.
Literature Resource Center The world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.​Subscription service. Use your Library Card to access.

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Newspapers.com 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.

New York Times Digital Edition

NEW! Full access to The New York Times' industry-leading, original journalism. Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, cars & more. Get unlimited articles on NYTimes.com and the NYTimes app.

If you are at home or outside of the library, you may redeem a code for 72 hours (3 days) of free digital access.  (How to Log in to the NYT with a 3 day code).
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.

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Overdrive Download free eBooks for your Kindle, android, iOS Apple device or reading app with your library card.

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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.

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South Central Library System Online Resources by Name.

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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.

Tumblebooks

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.

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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.