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Physics journals from the American Physical Society (APS).

This resource is only available inside Madison Public Library locations.

A public library version of the popular Ancestry.com that contains census data, passenger lists, and birth, marriage and death records. Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states.

This resource is only available inside South Central Library System member libraries.

Access full text of Wisconsin Newspapers from 2005 through the present, with a 60 day ban on adding new issues.  Includes both text and a PDF scan of the articles. (Formerly named Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site)

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

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

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Hundreds of real life examples of successfully-funded business plans.  36 volumes of business plans from 1993-present.

This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.

Business Source Premier contains a wide variety of full-text popular business magazines, scholarly journals and trade publications. Try the Enhanced Business Searching Interface, which includes market research from Datamonitor.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

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.

This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.

The Collections include books that are published or distributed in the United States and Canada and in print when the current H.W. Wilson Core Collection volume went to press. Original paperback editions and paperback reprints of some essential titles unavailable in hardcover are included.

This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to all.

This resource is available to all library users.

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

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

The EBSCOhost eBooks collection (formerly NetLibrary) includes the searchable full text of over 8,000 online books. Fiction and nonfiction are included.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Access age-appropriate reference articles, journals, magazines and more. Teacher resources are also available through this school edition of Encyclopedia Britannica for grades PreK-12.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

A Spanish elementary encyclopedia, containing images, Spanish-language videos, and learning materials specifically designed for younger students.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Access magazines just as you would on paper in this new magazine database. Get the app to read magazines offline.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Access popular multi-volume reference books, including Business Plans Handbook; Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law; Reference Guide to World Literature; Small Business Sourcebook; and more.

This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.

Use GreenFILE for timely, in-depth information about environmental issues facing our planet. Topics range from global warming to recycling, alternate fuel sources, and beyond.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Use EBSCOhost Health Resources to search the full text of nearly 300 consumer health periodicals.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

HeritageQuest provides access to genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, military rosters, and more.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Instant access to a full-text history reference database featuring reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, including photos.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

A dashboard that enables learners to study subjects such as math, science, art, history, economics, computer programming, and more, outside of the classroom, and at their own pace. Academy partners include NASA, the Museum of Modern Art, the California Academy of Sciences, and MIT.

This resource is available to all library users.

Civil service, high school and college prep & citizenship tests, and other information for career training. Create an account to test and track your progress. Includes TOEFL and some materials in Spanish.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Search a wealth of news, company and financial information, and legal research sources. Some foreign languages available.

This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.

A subset of the EBSCO family of databases related to Library and Information Studies.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

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.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

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.

This resources is available remotely to cardholders with a subscribing library as their home library and in-library at all subscribing libraries.

Includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photos, and a glossary.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

A perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides.

This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.

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.

This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.

Find current and historical quotes for over 90,000 investments, and in-depth analysis for nearly 9,000 mutual funds and stocks. Plus, company and industry information and financial education tutorials.

This resources is available remotely to cardholders with a subscribing library as their home library and in-library at all subscribing libraries.

The database was provided by the State of Wisconsin through BadgerLink and is no longer available. A new collection of resources from BadgerLink will be coming soon.

Historical newspapers from newspapers spanning over 200 years, including The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal and many other local papers.  An invaluable primary resource for historical research and a unique tool for genealogists.

The database was provided by the State of Wisconsin through BadgerLink and is no longer available.

Use Newspaper Source Plus to find full text for many U.S. and international newspapers, as well as full text television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, ABC News, and PBS.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

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.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

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

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Powerful business and consumer research database, offering business and residential listings useful in searching for people, executives, creating marketing plans, conducting competitive analysis, fundraising and sales.

This resources is available remotely to cardholders with a subscribing library as their home library and in-library at all subscribing libraries.

A custom Safari Books Online library that contains a specially-tailored subset of 200 titles from Safari Books Online's extensive library. Safari Books Online has many best-selling, top-rated computing and technology books.

This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.

With Science Reference Center, you’ll find full text articles for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Music and sound effects that are copyright compliant, content safe and royalty free for K-12 school use.

This resource is available to all library users.

Generate enthusiasm for children's and young adult books  with this multimedia-rich website full of book readings, author interviews, book reviews and more.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Value Line is an investment research company collecting data and analyzing performance of approximately 8,000 stocks, 15,000 mutual funds, and 80,000 options and other securities. Value Line is best known for their Investment Survey.

This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has partnered with Ancestry to provide free access to selected Wisconsin government records for family history research.

This resource is available to all library users.

Video programs for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, available via streaming or download.

This resource is available to all library users.

Overdrive developed this new site just for Kids and Teens. It complements the main digital library site.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

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.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Worldcat is a database of millions of records describing books and other library materials from around the world. Use it to find items you are unable to find in LINKcat.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.