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Online Resources

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.

100 Books Before Graduation

100 Books Before Graduation

Teens are invited to participate in our "100 Books Before Graduation" challenge using the free Beanstack app!This challenge encourages high school students to read widely before college.Rewards are earned at the 20, 50, 70 and 100 book milestones and include book bags, books and a gift card upon completion.Any book can count toward the total goal... (read more)

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Academic Search Premier

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)

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Alt HealthWatch

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... (read more)

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Ancestry: Library Edition

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: Ancestry: Library Edition was available for home access during the pandemic through December 31, 2021. The vendor decided... (read more)

Genealogy WVLS Online

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Discover businesses, people, jobs and more!  AtoZdatabases includes whitepages and yellowpages phone and address listings, plus a wealth of additional information. It is ideal for finding friends and relatives, researching local businesses, finding employment opportunities, developing sales leads and mailing lists, market research, ... (read more)

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Auto Repair Source

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 service bulletins and... (read more)

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Booklist Reader

Booklist Reader is a digital magazine that features diverse reading recommendations for readers of all ages.  Monthly issues are filled with high-interest, themed lists that showcase books patrons can read and check out now. 

MCPL Online Reading Advice


Book reviews, reading lists, book club resources, book-finding tools and more.This is the online version of the free BookPage newspaper that is available monthly at all MCPL locations. 

MCPL Online Reading Advice

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Britannica Fundamentals

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.Formerly known as Britannica Learning Zone.

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Britannica School

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.  

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Consumer Health Complete

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.    

BadgerLink Health Online

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Consumer Reports

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 the... (read more)

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Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

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)

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Gale Courses

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)

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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,... (read more)

Nature and the Environment BadgerLink Online

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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.   

BadgerLink Genealogy Online

History Reference Center

History Reference Center

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. 

BadgerLink History Online

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Job-Related Proofreading

Are you applying for a job and want someone to review your resume or cover letter? The library offers free proofreading of job-related documents such as resumes, cover letters and curricula vitae! You may email your documents to, and qualified staff will review their spelling, grammar, structure and clarity. You will receive a reply... (read more)

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Mango Languages

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... (read more)

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Marathon County Government

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.)  

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Marathon County Job Opportunities

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 opportunities on this site.Marathon County employs approximately 778 regular employees and approximately 165 casual/seasonal/... (read more)

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Marathon County Local History

This digital collection focuses on the rich local history of the towns, villages, and cities of Marathon County. It includes centennial histories written by local residents, with many illustrations documenting family life and economic development in central Wisconsin. The Marathon County Public Library’s goal is to preserve and make widely accessible to all... (read more)

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Marathon County Pulse

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 around... (read more)

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Marathon County Uniform Addressing

In February 2016, the Marathon County Board adopted a policy to implement a uniform addressing system. The project was completed in November 2019, and resulted in changes to many street numbers and some road names throughout Marathon County. Uniform addressing enables public agencies, especially emergency services, to provide the right service to the... (read more)

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MAS Complete

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags. 

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MasterFILE Complete

 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... (read more)

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New York Times

Access all New York Times articles online for free! Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinions on politics, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, cars and more. You will need to create a free account to access this resource. Be sure to uncheck "agree to receive updates and offers" on the registration form... (read more)

MCPL Online Newspapers and Magazines

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus

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. 

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NoveList K-8

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! 

BadgerLink For Children Reading Advice Online

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NoveList Plus

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! NoveList reading recommendations are also featured in the Library Catalog (V-Cat) when you view the detailed record for an... (read more)

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Open Dissertations

Open Dissertations 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)

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Personalized Reading Suggestions

Let us help you discover new books you'll love! Library staff are eager to use their expertise and online resources to find great reading recommendations just for you. Complete the form below, and we'll send you three personalized reading recommendations via email. Alternatively, contact us via live chat or call 715-261-7230.

MCPL Online Reading Advice

Public Notices

Occasionally, the library receives documents from organizations that are required to post public notices. The following are collections of these documents, displayed for the requested periods of time. The library is not responsible for the contents of these documents; if you have any related questions or comments, please direct them to the... (read more)

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PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally.The PubMed database contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full-text journal articles; however, links to the full text are often... (read more)

BadgerLink Online Health

Regional Business News

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. 

BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Online

Rosholt Collection

The McMillian Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids is kindly sharing this link to their collection of materials by Malcolm Rosholt, a local historian. He wrote several books dealing with the history of Marathon County and his family kindly allowed the library to digitize them. Useful for genealogists and local historians.

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Science Reference Center

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. 

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. This database contains maintenance and repair documentation for ATVs, commercial mowers, lawn tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft/jet skis, snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and more.

Home and Garden BadgerLink Online

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Staff Reviews

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; follow us for the latest updates. (The reviews on this website represent the personal opinions of the individuals who created... (read more)

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Tax Forms

A selection of free tax forms and publications are offered at all MCPL locations.  Typically, these documents do not arrive until the end of January (at the earliest) and are kept in stock through April.  These documents are offered for free to the public while supplies last; however, those who need a large number of forms (professional tax... (read more)

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Teacher Reference Center

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.  

BadgerLink Online For Educators

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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.

For Children E-books MCPL Online

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University of Wisconsin Digitized Collections (UWDC)

Since its founding in early 2000, the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center has worked collaboratively with UW System faculty, staff, and librarians to create and provide access to digital resources that support the teaching and research needs of the UW community, uniquely document the university and State of Wisconsin, and provide access to... (read more)

History Wisconsin Online

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Value Line

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.

Finance and Investment MCPL Online

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Videos of Children's Programs

Children's events, story times and craft videos are archived on our YouTube channel! Watch quality educational and informative video content for kids, tweens and teens from the comfort of your home. For live-streamed videos in progress (as advertised on our events calendar), you may use the following links: YouTube: (read more)

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