The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.
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.
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)
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.
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.
The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.
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.
Request military service records online, by mail or by fax. Military personnel records can include DD 214s/Separation Documents, service personnel records found within the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), and medical records. Military personnel records can be used for proving military service or as a valuable tool in genealogical research.
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.
This site hosts many digitized collections of historical photos, maps, documents, genealogical data and more, all related to Wisconsin and its history.
This collection of resources provides educators and pre-service teachers accurate and authentic educational materials for teaching about the American Indian Nations of Wisconsin. It also assists educators in fulfilling Wisconsin Education Act 31, the statutory requirement that all school districts provide instruction in the history, culture, and...