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Online Resources

Auto Repair Reference Center [connect] [more] [availability]
Part of the new, expanded version of EBSCOhost, the Auto Repair Reference Center has information on over 33,000 vehicles from 1945-present.

Consumer Reports Online
Consumer Reports Online [connect] [more] [availability]
Immediate online access to print issues of Consumer Reports Magazine as well as special online-only content. Important information about choosing the best products and services available.

EBSCOhost logo
EBSCOhost [connect] [more] [availability]
EBSCOhost includes thousands of indexed magazines, many full-text, for over fifteen years. Magazine coverage ranges from the popular to the academic.

Gale Virtual Reference Library [connect] [more] [availability]
Over twenty titles of popular multi-volume reference sets including Business Plans Handbook.

Literary Reference Center entry screen
Literary Reference Center [connect] [more] [availability]
A full-text database combining information from many sources in one unique location. Plot summaries, articles, author biographies, book reviews, novels, literary journals, short stories, poems, and much more.

Literature Resource Center entry screen
Literature Resource Center [connect] [more] [availability]
Search the Literature Resource Center to find information about authors and their works. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers.

Mango Languages [connect] [more] [availability]
An online language-learning system for help learning languages such as Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and Russian and more.

NoveList
Novelist [connect] [more] [availability]
Looking for something to read? NoveList has recommendations, reviews, plot summaries, and other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.

NoveList K-8 [connect] [more] [availability]
NoveList K-8 meets all the fictional reading needs of kids (0-18) and includes picture books, chapter books, and young adult titles.

Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids & Teens
Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids and Teens [connect] [more] [availability]
Overdrive developed this new site just for Kids and Teens. It complements the main digital library site.

Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive
Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive [connect] [more] [availability]
Download audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos directly to your computer or for use with a variety of devices. Fiction and nonfiction are included, and many popular titles are available.

Features

HeroCon HeroCon May 1st and 2nd is HeroCon at the Central Library! HeroCon is an all-ages celebration of comics, games, and geek culture. Running in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day (with ...read more

Posted by Tina - Central on
April 22, 2015
Wisconsin Book Festival Wisconsin Book Festival Events Series We're hosting some amazing local and national authors this spring and summer as part of our Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series.  Events are happening in our libraries ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 21, 2015
Madison Story Project A Day in a Kid's Life What makes Madison "home" to our youngest residents?  We're teaming up with the Madison Children's Museum to document the stories of Madison's youth in a 24-hour online ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 21, 2015

For more information contact

Tana Elias
608-266-4953
telias@scls.lib.wi.us