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eResources

The Library subscribes to a number of Databases and has curated a collection of useful websites (eResources) that contain information across a wide variety of topics including genealogy, entrepreneurship, local history, consumer products, and language learning. You can find them here or browse our guides for Resources by Topic.

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Developed to meet the increasing demands of scholarly research, Academic Search Ultimate offers students an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
Find out if you are eligible to receive help through Wisconsin's health and nutrition programs. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Know Your Rights
Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the Constitution. Learn more here about your rights as an immigrant, and how to express them. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Census and demographic information from the US Census Bereau. | more info »
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Census and demographic information from the US Census Bereau. | more info »
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Journals from the American Physical Society (APS) are available free of charge in all Madison Public Library locations courtesy of the APS. Titles include: Physical Review A Physical Review B Physical Review C Physical Review D Physical Review E Physical Review ST AB Physical Review ST PER Physical Review Letters Physical Review Focus Reviews of Modern Physics Virtual Journals PR/PRL Index PROLA Journal access goes back to the early issues of each journal and includes full text of all articles as well as comments and errata. | more info »
This resource is only available inside Madison Public Library locations.
Find out more about your family tree by searching Ancestry Library. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to cardholders with a subscribing library as their home library and in-library at all subscribing libraries.
A collection of more than 200 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers. Newspapers are searchable and are included cover to cover in PDF format. Titles include the Wisconsin State Journal, Capital Times, Badger Herald, Daily Cardinal, Isthmus, and Madison Times, among others. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
The Area Agency on Aging of Dane County serves individuals who are age 60 and over and/or their family members by providing information and assistance in accessing services that will help older adults stay in their own homes and communities. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
AudioBookCloud
An online audio book collection which includes a wide range of genres and classic as well as newer titles. Titles include biographies, romance, full-cast plays, and more. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to cardholders with a subscribing library as their home library and in-library at all subscribing libraries.
All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to making the 2020 Census quick, easy, and safe for all participants. Here are some tips to help you stay safe. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
A locally produced resource for finding song books in the collection of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Reference and Loan Library. Song books and sheet music can be borrowed through the WISCAT interlibrary loan system. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
See also The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin or the SW Wisconsin Regional Office - Madison, 14 W Mifflin St, Ste 220, Madison, WI 53703, (608) 268-BBB1 (2221), FAX: 608-268-2320. Public Office Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday | more info »
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A multi-volume collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. | more info »
This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.
Full-text (or abstracts) of articles from thousands of scholarly and professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
Business Source Ultimate works for your students like a solid business plan – it offers an unprecedented wealth of peer-reviewed, full-text journals and other resources that provide historical information and current trends in business that spark discussion on future developments and changes in the business world. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
Information for new and existing businesses from the federal government. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Find jobs, upload/build your resume, and get information on career development and learning. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Determine the best location for your business using Census data. | more info »
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Federal agency for medicare and medicaid information and statistics. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Centro Hispano logo
Centro Hispano offers immigration services including consultations, naturalization, permanent residence, DACA, and family assistance. Visit the web site for times and to make an appointment. This service has a minimum cost. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Analysis and ratings of charities and nonprofit organizations. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Census 2020 City of Madison
The City of Madison, like many units of government and organizations across the country, is undertaking a community outreach effort to explain why this national effort for a complete and accurate count of residents is important locally. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Information about where to vote in the City of Madison, absentee voting procedures and forms, and poll location hours. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
From the City of Madison Office of Business Resources. Includes key demographics and links to more. | more info »
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From the City of Madison Common Council. Includes links to City informational documents, committees, commissions, departments, and more. | more info »
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Find a career with the City of Madison | more info »
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Offers demographics, associations, plans, businesses, profiles, and maps. | more info »
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provides services and assistance to businesses in the city. | more info »
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Catalog of open data sets and visual tools from the City of Madison. | more info »
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The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG) is the largest, most effective grassroots coalition of senior organizations in the country. | more info »
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Community Immigration Law Clinic (CILC) is a free immigration consultation clinic supported by Christ Presbyterian Church. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Immediate online access to print issues of the well-respected Consumer Reports Magazine as well as special online-only content. Important information about choosing the best products and services available. | more info »
This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.
Product reviews of electronics, appliances, and services | more info »
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Clearinghouse of consumer protection information. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
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. | more info »
This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.
The Dane County Job Center is a central location for people looking for work and businesses that need help finding qualified applicants. | more info »
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Employment opportunities in Dane County | more info »
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Data, tools, and resources for research, web and mobile applications, and data visualizations. | more info »
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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. | more info »
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A wide selection of academic e-books from top publishers and presses. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost includes thousands of indexed magazines, many full-text, for over fifteen years. Magazine coverage ranges from the popular to the academic. Also includes electronic content on auto repair, medical information and much more. | more info »
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. | more info »
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. | more info »
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. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
Census 2020 City of Madison
La Ciudad de Madison, como muchas unidades de gobierno y organizaciones en todo el país, está llevando a cabo una iniciativa de alcance comunitario para explicar porqué este esfuerzo nacional para un conteo completo y preciso de residentes es importante a nivel local. | more info »
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This Job Center resource includes the articles Criminal Records and Getting Back into the Work Force and Criminal Background Tips. | more info »
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' (aka Mormon or LDS) genealogical site. | more info »
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The official source of IRS tax forms and publications. | more info »
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An award-winning site for legal information. | more info »
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Access magazines just as you would on paper in this magazine database. Get the app to read magazines offline. Includes copies of Entertainment Weekly, People, Rolling Stone, and many, many more. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to users with a subscribing library as their home library and in-library at all subscribing libraries. To use the app, you will need to login with your library's user ID and password. Check with your library for this information.
In 1857, the City of Madison purchased a tract of land with a lovely view overlooking the entire city and the surrounding lakes. Even today, this tree-lined cemetery, located on Speedway Road, retains an original park-like atmosphere with winding roads and flowerbeds. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Directory of grant makers in the state. A librarian can provide a login for use in the library. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
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. | more info »
This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.
Includes records of births and deaths in Wisconsin prior to 1907, information about cemetery records , Wisconsin Name Index , a Civil War roster, and much more. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Get customer service phone numbers for popular businesses. | more info »
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at UW-Madison's Memorial Library. | more info »
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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. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
A resource guide for Latino families developed by the Madison Latino Support Network (LaSup). The guide includes a “Know Your Rights” card, important phrases for interacting with immigration enforcement and guidance on how to create an emergency plan in the case of deportation. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
Information on programs and finances of more than 850,000 charities and nonprofits. | more info »
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Use EBSCOhost Health Resources to search the full text of nearly 300 consumer health periodicals. | more info »
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. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
The Library of Congress has an online exhibit called American Memory. It includes photos from the Detroit Publishing Co. collection. You can search the collection by keyword. Type "Madison and Wisconsin" and see what you get. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
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. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
By the banks of the Lemonweir River in what for ages had been Ho-Chunk territory, Andy Thundercloud shares the oral tradition of his people. Part of WPT's Tribal Histories series. | more info »
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Porchlight strives to decrease the Dane County homeless population by providing shelter, housing, supportive services, and a sense of community in ways that empower residents and program participants to positively shape their lives. | more info »
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YWCA Madison has designed several services that help women and their families find their place in the world. | more info »
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There are many ways the 2020 Census can shape your community. The results, collected once a decade, help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. | more info »
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Free public domain sheet music. | more info »
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A nonprofit, multi-care organization assisting older and disabled adults to live with independence and dignity and maintain health and well being. Includes area services like Meals on Wheels. | more info »
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The Indigenous Law Portal is a valuable resource for researching indigenous law throughout the world. | more info »
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Jewish Social Services provides assistance to refugees and their families through a variety of services and resources to help them become self-sufficient and create a safe and stable life in the Dane County area. | more info »
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Look for jobs, fill out applications, write resumes, and more. Great starting site. | more info »
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View a collection of job listing websites, job help services, and online tools to build skills and find Wisconsin jobs. | more info »
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Resources on the following topics: Aging & Caregiver Resources, Alzheimer's & Dementia, End of Life, Essential Preparation, General, Health, Housing & Long-Term Care, Safe & Healthy at Home. | more info »
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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. | more info »
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. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
A subset of the EBSCO family of databases related to Library and Information Studies. | more info »
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. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
From the City of Madison. Links to bicycle maps, B-cycle, biking tips, programs, events, and more. | more info »
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The Madison Cooperative Development Coalition (MCDC) is the City of Madison-funded initiative to form worker cooperatives that address income inequality and racial disparities by creating living-wage union jobs. | more info »
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Search job openings in the Madison area | more info »
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The Madison Living History Project is a place to share stories and images related to Madison’s history. These are snapshots of Madison neighborhoods, places, people, and events conveyed through conversations with and stories from community members. | more info »
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From Metro Transit, Madison's public transit system. Includes routes, schedules, fare information, detours, and more. | more info »
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The Department of Human Resources serves the District and the community by establishing, developing, recognizing and maintaining a quality work force for the education of our students. | more info »
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Madison Path To Citizenship logo
Madison Path to Citizenship is a collaborative effort among community organizations to offer free citizenship education, legal consultation, and citizenship application services for lawful permanent residents (people with green cards) who want to become U.S. citizens. | more info »
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Madison Senior Center involves older adults in their community and the Senior Center, as leaders, teachers and learners; provides a balance, diverse and coordinated program; and promotes the Senior Center as a model for the aging and aged. | more info »
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Madison news and events. Includes Cap Times and Wisconsin State Journal. | more info »
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Find services, suppliers, and information about local business and demographics. | more info »
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Neighborhood associations, plans, businesses, profiles, and maps. | more info »
This resource is available to all library users.
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. | more info »
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, Chinese, Greek, Italian and Russian and more. | more info »
This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.
Find information about a lawyer or a firm. For Wisconsin lawyers, see also State Bar of Wisconsin Lawyer Search Engine. | more info »
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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. | more info »
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Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores. Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.
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. | more info »
This resource is available remotely to cardholders with a subscribing library as their home library and in-library at all subscribing libraries.
Recently published federal, local and state government publications. | more info »
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Search the digital archives of municipal records by counties and cities housed at the Secretary of State of Wisconsin. Some records go back to the mid-1800s. | more info »
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MyVote provides Wisconsin voters with registration, sample ballot, municipal clerk and polling place information. | more info »
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Tools for readers and educators
Research tools, community resources, and more for your business
Resources and information about the 2020 Census
Information about products, businesses, and consumer protection
Find info about your heritage with genealogy resources available at Madison Public Library
Information about local and federal government, voting, and more
Community health organizations and reputable resources for health and medical information
Links to community resources related to food, health, housing assistance, and shelter
Find out about library initiatives and resources for exploring Madison's history
Library services and online resources for job seekers
Resources for language learning
Information on finding a lawyer, immigrant rights, legal forms, and more
Stay informed through our free resources and help you reach your wellness goals through our workshops by the community, for the community
Find out about Madison's neighborhoods, community organizations, local history, and more
Resources for accessing newspapers and newspaper articles, including obituaries and historical archives
List of resources to promote racial equity and social justice in Madison
Find out about library services and other community resources for older adults
Information and resources for filing your taxes...
Find publicly-available contact information for businesses or individuals
Expand your knowledge base and prepare you to be the best volunteer you can be.
Job descriptions and requirements for working at Madison Public Library

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