The following online resources include databases to which the library has subscribed, the library's online services, and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. Please note: A library card may be required to access some of these resources from home and are described accordingly.
Academic journals for scholarly research. For college-level and adult researchers, this comprehensive database includes articles from 4,700+ full-text publications in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, religion & theology, psychology and more. Includes over 4,000 peer-reviewed journals, and indexing and abstracts are... (read more)
Broad resource for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Drug information books, written for the average person. Includes "how to" information for administering different types of medications. Identifies medications that... (read more)
Alternative and holistic approaches to health care and wellness. Full-text articles for more than 190 international, and often peer-reviewed journals. Subjects include acupuncture, aromatherapy, childbirth, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, creative therapies, cross-cultural therapies, energy medicine, herbalism, homeopathy, mind-body medicine... (read more)
APS publications serve the international physics community with peer-reviewed research journals, news and commentary about the latest research published in the Physical Review Journals, news about and for members, information about physics and its place in the world, and blogs covering science policy, as well as fun and educational science news. The... (read more)
Only accessible while at the library. With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, Ancestry is a comprehensive online source of information available for conducting genealogical and local history research. (Note: There may be occasions when this resource is temporarily unavailable due to a limit of four simultaneous connections within... (read more)
Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers covers full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, as well as 13 historical Wisconsin newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. Each newspaper is available cover to cover in a searchable PDF format. See the title list for more details on which Wisconsin city and county newspapers are... (read more)
Formerly known as "AutoMate," this resource provides authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Details: From the automotive experts at MOTOR All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Includes: service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, technical... (read more)
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.
Access point for Britannica's encyclopedia content for children in elementary, middle and high school. Details: Every article and image have a citation. Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation. Switch between levels to find appropriately challenging articles.
Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering all disciplines of business. Covers all business disciplines including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. More than 2,000 full-text journals. Explore company profiles, industry reports, market research and SWOT analyses.
Digitized original sources and historical artifacts published online by a consortium of Wisconsin libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies and museums committed to preserving the history of Marathon County and Lincoln County.
Multimedia educational resource featuring stories of climate change by Wisconsin Public Television. Details 10 short videos and two animations. Includes background essays and online interactives. Great for grades 6-12.
Consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream to holistic medicine. Full text for more than 560 magazines and journals. 230 full-text health reference books and encyclopedias. Hundreds of medical images and diagrams.
Find reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services from "Consumer Reports" magazine, including articles from 1991 to the current issue. For best results, please refer to the instructions below. Articles from other Consumer Reports publications -- "Consumer Reports Buying Guide," "Consumer Reports On Health," etc. -- are also accessible using... (read more)
Reliable guides for collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference.
Produced for over a century, more than 660,000 Sanborn maps chart the growth and development of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. They were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property... (read more)
Access point for all BadgerLink EBSCO databases. Includes databases of magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business and general areas of interest.
An interface designed specifically for elementary students with an emphasis on topical browsing for age-appropriate EBSCOhost articles.
An interface designed for the general public with an emphasis on topical browsing for EBSCOhost articles.
An interface designed specifically for students in middle school and high school with an emphasis on topical browsing for age-appropriate EBSCOhost articles.
Searchable profiles of active grant-issuing foundations in Wisconsin for use by local grant-writers. Please ask a library staff-member for access; the password to this database is not shared with the public. (Staff access: https://goo.gl/mmYtzG)
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Gale Courses is well-suited for people who want a self-paced learning... (read more)
Articles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles. Content covers global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable practices, renewable energy and recycling. Key journals include: Agriculture, ecosystems & Environment, Conservation... (read more)
Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources. Collection of genealogical and historical sources. U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records and more. Unique primary sources, local and family histories.
The world's most comprehensive full text history reference database suitable for high school and college-level research. Features over 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, plus articles from more than 150 leading history periodicals.
Job Seeker is a collection of free resources created by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction that provides information on every aspect of the job search, including finding a new job, acquiring new skills, exploring housing options, and connecting to local services.
Practice tests, tutorials, and e-books to help you succeed at work, school, or while searching for a job. Offers test preparation resources for the ACT, AP, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and more. Also, offers tutorials for all ages in the subject areas of reading, writing and math.
LEAP is a program that allows visually impaired patrons to access special e-book content thanks to a partnership between OverDrive and BookShare. Eligibility requirements must be satisfied to access this free service: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/bookshare-me/who-qualifies.
Information on thousands of authors and their works, including summaries, literary criticism, biographies, reviews, interviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, full-text access to classic works of literature, and much more.
Access to this online resource has been discontinued by Badgerlink as of June 2017: https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/bulletin/2018/07/litfinder-transparent-languages-online-update.
Mango’s software teaches real conversations in more than 70 languages with engaging grammar, culture, vocabulary and pronunciation lessons. You’ll learn to speak new languages and meet new cultures through authentic experiences, like overhearing a conversation between native speakers, watching a suspense-ridden action flick or singing along with a romantic... (read more)
Whether you are passing through the area or looking to relocate here, we want you to enjoy Marathon County to the fullest. Browsing this web-site is a great start to discovering all the resources our beautiful and diverse county has to offer. (The Marathon County Public Library is a department of Marathon County Government.)
Marathon County employs approximately 756 regular employees and approximately 133 casual/seasonal/temporary employees. If you are interested in contributing to a positive work culture, want to be recognized for your job performance and are a talented, team-oriented individual who is motivated to make a difference in our community, consider the career... (read more)
Access Marathon County's geographic information system (GIS) to view a wide array of information about county properties, including aerial photographs, topography, soil types, natural features and shoreland, land ownership information, property lines and descriptions (similar to what you'll find in plat books), school and voting district... (read more)
An online archive of the rich local history of the towns, villages, and cities in Marathon County, including centennial histories written by local residents, with many illustrations documenting family life and economic development in central Wisconsin.
Marathon County Pulse exists as a result of community partners seeing the value of having easily accessible and accurate data that describes the health and community conditions of Marathon County. Through funding from organizations in our area, Marathon County was able to create Marathon County Pulse, a platform that aids in making informed decisions... (read more)
In February 2016, the Marathon County Board adopted policy to implement a uniform addressing system. What this means is that instead of the current ten address grids, there will be a uniform grid. Uniform addressing will enable public agencies, especially emergency services, to provide the right service to the right place at the right time. Visit www.... (read more)
Popular full-text magazines, reference books and other sources from world's leading publishers. Details: Covers topics including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion More than 2,300 full-text magazines and journals More than 870 full-... (read more)
The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary.
Newspaper Source Plus includes over 1,500 full-text newspapers and newswires, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos and podcasts. Nine Wisconsin newspapers are included.
Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s onward, containing thousands of well-known regional, state and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Note: This resource replaced Access Newspaper Archive in 2018.
Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news via Associated Press, United Press International, and others.
A reader's advisory service 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!
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!
OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Created with the generous support of the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, it incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations, and features... (read more)
The PBS Wisconsin Education website contains collections of high-quality digital media for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, including video, sounds and images organized by subject area. (Formerly known as WPT Education and Wisconsin Media Lab.)
Are you looking for books to add to the top of your must-read list? Let the staff at the Marathon County Public Library help! We are eager to use our expertise to find great reads just for you. Complete the form below, and we'll send you three personalized reading recommendations within four days. Contact information... (read more)
A variety of current, popular magazines are available for free online viewing via EBSCOhost! Use the links below to access these resources. (Please note the "availability" date rage; not all issues will be immediately available after publication in print.) If you encounter an error, visit https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/resource/masterfile-complete and click... (read more)
26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Powered by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Articles available in BadgerLink resources will link to full-text content Some citations in PubMed include links to full-text content from PubMed Central, a free full-text archive of... (read more)
A phone and address directory. Find current business and residential phone numbers and addresses, as well as neighborhood information, business profiles and additional corporate information. Also includes databases of healthcare professionals, jobs postings, consumer profiles and more. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL;... (read more)
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Meticulously detailed, color-keyed street maps created for all sizes of cities and villages, Sanborn Maps helped insurance agents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries determine the degree of fire hazard associated with a particular property. Most maps date between 1883 and 1930. Please note: As of 2019, MCPL subscribes to Digital Sanborn... (read 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 and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, technology and wildlife.
Maintenance and repair documentation for ATVs, commercial mowers, lawn tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft/jet skis, snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines.
A collection of royalty-free music and sound effects for use by students and educators. Ensures copyright compliance without the hassle of verifying licensing or paying for access.
Check out these book and movie reviews written by the staff of the Marathon County Public Library, featuring works of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and teens! Our book reviews also are published at Goodreads.com; follow us for the latest updates.
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.
Research database for teachers providing indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals. Covers subjects such as assessment, best practices, continuing education, instructional media, school administration and teacher education.
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.
Check out these book reviews written by Marathon County teens! Also includes reviews for games, movies, graphic novels, and magazines. Feel free to add comments and contribute your own reviews!
An online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes a section with teacher resources. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.
This online archive contains U.S. news from the 1980s to the present day, featuring key national and regional sources including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday and Chicago Tribune, as well as over 80 Gannett titles, including the Wausau Daily Herald (... (read more)
Brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials: writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development.
Provides regularly-updated investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles. Rates most stocks and funds according to a proprietary formula and assigns a "Value Line" score. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.
As part of a national network cooperating with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) provides braille materials, audiobooks and audio-described DVDs to Wisconsin residents who cannot see regular print or handle print materials. WTTBL patrons receive and return... (read more)
An online catalog of free e-books, audiobooks, music and videos available for checkout! These files may be downloaded to e-readers, computers, MP3 players and other compatible devices. This link filters the WDL collection to items intended for children.
An online catalog of free e-books, audiobooks, music and videos available for checkout! These files may be downloaded to e-readers, computers, MP3 players and other compatible devices. This link filters the WDL collection to items intended for teens.