The DPLA offers a single point of free, open access to millions of items — photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images and more — from libraries, archives and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format and topic.
A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete source for all audio recorded in the Court since October 1955. The Project also provides information on all justices and a virtual reality tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including some justices’ chambers.
At-home access to most Online Resources is temporarily unavailable.
Resources tagged "badgerlink" may be accessed via BadgerLink.net.
Mango Languages and LearningExpress may be accessed if you already have an account.
Ancestry: Library Edition, Reference USA, Value Line and Wausau Daily Herald Archive are not available from home. All resources may be accessed via computers at any MCPL location.
Online Resources: Children
Engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities for young learners, including an interactive atlas, learning games, audio and video, and vocabulary builders. Teaches geography, time, shapes, numbers, and relevant vocabulary, all in a fun and safe online environment.
Educational videos, images and teachers guides on a variety of science topics, including physical, earth, health, life and more. Use "choose edition" to view resources for elementary, middle or primary school students.
(Elementary School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for elementary school students.
(Middle School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for middle school students. Includes Compton's Encyclopedia.
Provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to discover child-appropriate EBSCOhost content, including nonfiction books and articles, image collections, magazines, and reference tools.
Practice tests, tutorials, and e-books to help you succeed at work, school, or while searching for a job. Please use your library card number as your username when you register. Offers test prep.: ACT, AP, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and more; tutorials for popular software: Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, Windows, Apple OS, and more; reading, writing, and math tutorials for all ages.
A reader's advisory service for children, designed to help you find information about authors, specific books, series information, "read-a-likes" (books similar to ones you enjoy), book and author reviews, book lists, teaching guides, and more!
Provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content, including science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, technology and wildlife.
An exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching, incorporating safe results from three primary school-level databases. Features an animated, dinosaur-themed interface that helps students develop basic search methodologies.
An easy resource for students to search by keyword or by topic to find useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
Provides audio excerpts of book readings, movies of authors and illustrators, and guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.
E-Books for kids! Includes learning books, puzzles, games and storytime books that are read to you. Includes a section with teacher resources.
Great Websites for Kids
-- A well-organized list of websites recommended for children maintained by children's librarians from the American Library Association.
-- A non-profit website offering free access to over 3,000 educational videos that cover math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history, and more. Intended for learners of all ages, including K-12 students and adults. Learners (and parents/educators) may also track lesson progress using this website.
-- A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors.
Read On Wisconsin!
-- Promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout Wisconsin. Allows parents and educators to discuss relevant titles and teaching strategies. Also, children and teens are encouraged to create and share "book trailer" videos for sharing on this site.