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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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Find out if you are eligible to receive help through Wisconsin's health and nutrition programs. | more info »
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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 »
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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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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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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Information for new and existing businesses from the federal government. | more info »
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Find jobs, upload/build your resume, and get information on career development and learning. | more info »
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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 »
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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 »
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Analysis and ratings of charities and nonprofit organizations. | more info »
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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 »
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Information about where to vote in the City of Madison, absentee voting procedures and forms, and poll location hours. | more info »
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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 »
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Product reviews of electronics, appliances, and services | more info »
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Clearinghouse of consumer protection information. | more info »
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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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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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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 »
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Directory of grant makers in the state. A librarian can provide a login for use in the library. | more info »
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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 »
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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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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 »
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Information on programs and finances of more than 850,000 charities and nonprofits. | more info »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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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These archives include Milwaukee Journal print editions going back to 1884, Milwaukee Sentinel papers going back to 1910 and Journal Sentinel dailies from 1995 through 2007. | more info »
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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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Find the North American Industry Code for industry-level data. | more info »
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Links to and a map of neighborhood business associations. | more info »
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Origins of Some Madison, Wisconsin Street Names | more info »
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Steenbock Library is a designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Patent librarians provide patent and trademark information and searching assistance for the general public and the UW-Madison community. | more info »
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David Giffey's collection of stories from the residents of the South Madison neighborhood. | more info »
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Official information on what will and will not be asked on the 2020 Census form. | more info »
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Searchable SEC filings by geography and industry. | more info »
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Free entrepreneurship learning from the Small Business Development Center. | more info »
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Provides classes and counseling from retired experts. | more info »
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From this page you can access a variety of information on programs and services in Wisconsin for older people and caregivers. A brief description of each service is available. | more info »
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Resources for starting, financing, and managing a small business. Try the Small Business Administration's Learning Center for self-paced free online business and entrepreneurship topics. | more info »
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Suite of tools from the Small Business Administration offering things like counseling, business planning, contracting, etc. | more info »
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at UW-Madison offers resources, paid classes, and the free Business Answer Line. | more info »
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Music and sound effects that are copyright compliant, content safe and royalty free for K-12 school use. | more info »
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Talk to a legal assistant who's experienced in analyzing potential legal problems. | more info »
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The official State of Wisconsin governement job site. | more info »
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Statistics and infographics from thousands of sources (free basic version). | more info »
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Tutorials for using popular websites and apps, written for computing novices and older adults. | more info »
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Find information for tenants and landlords regarding rental rights and responsibilities; state and local rental laws; mediation services; and general housing issues. Housing counseling and information for landlords and tenants in the Madison area. See also the full text of Tenant and Landlord Rights and Responsibilities, City of Madison Ordinance 32.06(2)` | more info »
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Directory of manufacturers. A librarian can provide a login for use in the library. | more info »
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Contacts for financial help to purchase insurance coverage through United Way’s HealthConnect program and the free, confidential community resources provided by 2-1-1. | more info »
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Links to online exhibits, many featuring aspects of Wisconsin history including a full collection of Wisconsin Blue Books, as well as materials from all University of Wisconsin campuses and many Wisconsin public libraries. | more info »
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Formerly the Federal Citizen Information Center, a tool to more easily find government information including passports, tax forms, small business help, etc. | more info »
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Information on obtaining copies of vital records, searching records in person, and other services. | more info »
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Find people, contact info, & background checks. | more info »
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Who to count as members of your household on the 2020 Census form, including information about newborn babies, military personnel, people in shelters, and other special circumstances | more info »
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A guide to getting started as a food processor in the state of Wisconsin. | more info »
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The State of Wisconsin Blue Book remains the primary one-volume reference source about the state, documenting the organization of the state’s three branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial). | 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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