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EBSCOhost Databases (via Web from EBSCO)  MPL Special Link
Click on the EBSCOhost Web button, scroll down the list of databases, and click on the box next to the database you want to use. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Enciclopedia Universal en Español  MPL Special Link
From Encyclopaedia Britannica, this Spanish language encyclopedia geared for high school aged students and older includes such features as a clickable world map, chronologies which allow users to select both time and place, and a shared search box for both the encyclopedia articles and dictionary. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Encyclopedia of Associations  MPL Special Link
Part of the Gale Cengage Directory Library, these e-books contain entries for approximately 125,000 U.S. national, regional, state, and community nonprofit membership organizations, ranging from national trade and professional associations to local sports and hobby groups.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia  MPL Special Link
For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database from EBSCO indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. The encyclopedia is updated annually. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Lit Finder  MPL Special Link
Searching for just the right words? Lit Finder can connect you with them fast! From ancient times to the present day, there's a way to express it in Lit Finder. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
PHOTOFACT® Online.com
Sams PHOTOFACT® repair manuals have long been the standard in the repair industry for consumer electronics devices such as TVs, VCRs, radios, etc. The Howard W. Sams Company has produced manuals since 1946. Today, the database of manuals covers almost 200,000 models of consumer electronics devices. The Central Library has a print library of photofacts to 1990.
Ready Reference Quick Fact File (RRQFF)
Find information at home as quickly as the MPL Ready Reference staff!
ReferenceUSA  MPL Special Link
The ReferenceUSA databases provide information on over 24 million U.S. businesses, 262 million U.S. consumers, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 12 million Canadian households. Easy to use helpful tips for name, address and phone checks (the quick search function of the U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles module), but ideal for creating customized and downloadable mailing lists for increasing customers, enhancing market research, and developing business to business leads. These sample searches provide guides for using the database in a variety of ways. Job seekers! Here are some ideas for using ReferenceUSA to find that new job or business lead. For developing new customers, use the advanced features of the U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles module - it offers very powerful marketing capabilities.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.

 
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