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19th Century U. S. Newspapers  MPL Special Link
Consisting of just under 17 million articles, 19th Century U. S. Newspapers from the Thomson Gale Company is a genealogy or history buff's dream come true. Fully searchable by keyword, this database includes papers from across the U.S., and is particularly strong on the Midwest. Newspapers with significant runs include the Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, Chicago Evening Journal, Cleveland Daily Herald, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, and Frederick Douglass' Paper, to name just a few.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Academic Search Premier  MPL Special Link
Academic Search Premier from EBSCO is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. 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.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information  MPL Special Link
AHFS Consumer Medication Information (formerly called Lexi-PALS Drug Guide) offers patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. AHFS is an acronym for the American Hospital Formulary Service®, produced by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and delivered to libraries by EBSCO. AHFS includes just under 1,400 drug information pamphlets written in lay language for consumers. Both brand and generic drug names are searchable. This content is updated monthly. Results may be printed, e-mailed, saved or exported. 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.
Alt HealthWatch  MPL Special Link
Putting a focus on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness is the goal of Alt HealthWatch, from EBSCO. It offers full text articles from more than 180 international journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. 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.
American Book Prices Current (ABPC)  MPL Special Link
Want to know what that book is worth? Or a map, signed photo, autograph, letter, manuscript or other printed or handwritten paper item? If it, or something similar, came up for auction from September 1, 1975 through last month, you'll find it on American Book Prices Current. The database is updated monthly with actual hammer prices from public auctions held in North America, Europe, Australia and other locations.
Library subscription. Only available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries.
America's News Magazines  MPL Special Link
Among the 20+ magazines NewsBank has indexed and linked to full-text here are news publications such as Science News and lifestyle publications Parenting and Working Mother, broadly focused titles Smithsonian and the Atlantic and net-only Slate and Newsweek.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
America's Obituaries & Death Notices  MPL Special Link
If you are trying to find information on someone who has passed away, this may be the place where you will find what you need. Containing over 1,000 U.S. newspapers, most of which date back to the late 1990's (some before), America's Obituaries & Death Notices includes everything from front page news articles to paid death announcements.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Ancestry Library Edition  MPL Special Link
Access the United States Census (all states, 1790-1930), military records, the Social Security Death Index, slave narratives, many city directories, court, land & probate records, state vital records, numerous passenger and immigration sources, the American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI), the Dictionary of National Biography (DNB), and many, many more resources. The Map Center has more than 1,000 historical maps. Records from the United Kingdom are also included. Much of the content of this database appeared in the former Ancestry Plus database. The Milwaukee Public Library is grateful to the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society for their sponsorship of this database.
Library subscription. Only available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries.
AP NewsMonitor Collection  MPL Special Link
EBSCO's AP NewsMonitor Collection provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from the Associated Press on a continuous basis. 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.
Archives Unbound - County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Wisco  MPL Special Link
From Cengage/Gale, comes Archives Unbound - County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Wisconsin which provides vivid illustrations of people, places, and events, putting the state's local history into context with the examination of geographic, demographic, social, and cultural transformations. Included in this collection on Wisconsin are 12 cities, regions, and counties in 158 titles. The original source material spans the years 1857-1909.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Art Index Retrospective  MPL Special Link
This EBSCO database consists of citations to the HW Wilson Art Index print volumes 1-32 published between 1929 and 1984. Search more than 400,000 records, citing articles and reproductions from 600 publications. Check the library catalog, CountyCat, to see if the Milwaukee Public Library holds the full article in print. Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
AtoZ with LinkSource  MPL Special Link
This powerful product (from EBSCO) pulls together all the electronic magazines and newspapers included in the databases to which the Milwaukee Public Library subscribes, presenting them in a single alphabetical run. If you want access to the full-text online version of anything from American Demographics to Entertainment Weekly to Ranger Rick, find it here. To quickly jump to a title, use the Find box on the upper right side or use the Search tab. To search across databases for broad topics, try the Subjects tab.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Auto Repair Reference Center  MPL Special Link
EBSCO has partnered with Point 5 Technologies (under license from Nichols Publishing) to create the Auto Repair Reference Center. All content has been created by ASE Certified auto technicians. The database contains information on most major domestic and imported vehicles, with some makes going back to 1954. 2010 is the most recent year available. 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.
BadgerLink Databases  MPL Special Link
BadgerLink is a program funded by the state of Wisconsin to bring library resources to all state residents. Included in this program are: newspapers, magazines and journals through EBSCOhost leading to full articles you can read on your computer screen. If you have difficulty accessing BadgerLink remotely, check the BadgerLink FAQ or call BadgerLink's support line for remote use at 1-888-542-5543.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Biography & Genealogy Master Index  MPL Special Link
Biography and Genealogy Master Index is a comprehensive index (not full-text articles) to biographical sketches on contemporary and historical figures.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition  MPL Special Link
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition is an EBSCO database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 1,290 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, the United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more. Award winning titles are an integral part of this database and Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition features 300 books that have received highly acclaimed reviews from School Library Journal, BookList, or Publishers Weekly. Search the database by entering a topic you want to learn more about. It is particularly useful for assignments when a whole class must find material on similar topics. 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.
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition  MPL Special Link
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition is an EBSCO database for school and public libraries, which provides content including popular series from top book publishers. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 2,448 popular grades 9-12 nonfiction books, including high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more. This database includes 1,464 books which are part of the Accelerated Reader program. Search a topic of interest to find full-text books on the subject. 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.
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition  MPL Special Link
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition is designed by EBSCO for school and public libraries to provide content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 3,089 popular nonfiction books. Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition provides an interesting variety of high interest books on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more. To see specific titles, click on the "Books" link on the EBSCO toolbar. 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.
Brainfuse  MPL Special Link
Having trouble with homework? Brainfuse can help! Seven days a week, from 2:00pm to 11:00pm, live tutors can assist you one-on-one with understanding and better responding to your assignments. Help is available for all grades, from first grade to college level classwork. Subjects taught run the gamut from basic reading and math to chemistry and calculus! Tutoring is available in both English and Spanish. In addition to live tutoring, Brainfuse offers a Writing Lab; SAT, GED and ACT test preparation; shareable flash cards, tests and games (that you can create!) and group study support. Resume and cover letter assistance is also provided for adult job seekers. Brainfuse is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth J. Tellier Foundation.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Britannica Online School Edition PreK-12: Elementary School  MPL Special Link
Perfect for kids aged 6-12. Also included: daily news items from StudentNews.net, an Activity of the Day, quick access to facts and figures through Discover America, Discover Canada, and Discover Mexico, a Featured Spotlight, and the Animal of the Day. Articles can be translated into Spanish. 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.
Britannica Online School Edition PreK-12: High School  MPL Special Link
Tailored specifically for students in 9th through 12th grade, Britannica Online High School Edition offers American and English literature outlines, algebra and geometry help, assistance in physics, biology and chemistry and social studies articles. Also included is the latest news from the New York Times and BBC News, as well as frequently updated articles on current events. Just like the grade school and middle school editions, the high school edition includes a World Atlas and the Merriam Webster Student Dictionary. Many articles and biographies include links to websites and journal articles to assist students with further research. The Spanish translator feature is also available on this site. 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.
Britannica Online School Edition PreK-12: Middle School  MPL Special Link
Just like the Elementary School version, Britannica Online Middle School Edition contains a World Atlas, StudentNews.net, and the Merriam Webster Student Dictionary with the sound feature for pronouncing words. In addition, the Middle School Edition also includes topic sections geared to typical middle school classes, multiple timelines for tracking the history of such disciplines as Literature, Medicine, Daily Life and others, and a day calendar to keep up with what events occurred on this day in history. All articles can be translated into Spanish. 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.
Business Source Premier  MPL Special Link
Providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications, Business Source Premier is EBSCO's top of the line business database, offering full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Topics include all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily. 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.
Consumer Health Complete  MPL Special Link
Consumer Health Complete is an all-in-one health resource collection from EBSCO. The database includes health encyclopedias and reference books, pamphlets from organizations such as the American Red Cross and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health news from over 560 consumer health periodicals, thousands of full text evidence-based health reports for the layperson, and videos, images and diagrams to illustrate the information throughout. It also completely contains two other specialized EBSCO databases, the Lexi-PALS Drug Guide and Alt HealthWatch. 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.
CountryReports  MPL Special Link
The goal of this web site is to "Eradicate Conflict by Building Cultural Awareness" by supplying the user with country reports from around the world. With over 35,000 pages of content, it's a great resource for business, tourists, students and teachers. And now made even better by the ability to search for information on each of the United States! Simply type a state's name in the search box to discover facts and features about each state.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
CQ Researcher
The Milwaukee Public Library no longer subscribes to this database. Please contact a librarian for further assistance.
DemographicsNow  MPL Special Link
From Gale/Cengage Learning comes a multifunctional database that can pull all the information together which anyone would need to start a business, research a market or search out demographic data. DemographicsNOW can search a directory database of over 206 million individuals or 135 million households. For business information, 23 million companies can be targeted by name, address, telephone, line of business, size of company or financial data. All of the data sits atop a powerful mapping capability (based on the 2010 U.S. Census) and the Experian Marketing Services Mosaic(R) USA consumer lifestyle profiles, all of which provides the serious market researcher with a very powerful tool. Results can be printed as pdfs or exported to a spreadsheet program.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online  MPL Special Link
Where does an author's life intersect an author's works? In the pages of the Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, that's where! This digitized version of the printed work also brings you complete online access to all the volumes of Gale's popular reference sets, Featuring comprehensive literary biographies written by recognized scholars and critics, you'll find profiles of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights from around the world. For more information on literature and authors, check out Something About the Author Online and Literature Criticism Online. Search results may be printed or e-mailed.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970  MPL Special Link
The Sanborn Map Company was the primary publisher of American fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. Fire insurance maps, which detailed buildings and their construction materials over a period of time, were used to assess potential risk from fire and other hazards, but today are a tremendous source of historical and genealogical data. More than 250 Wisconsin communities are represented in this product from ProQuest. The Help file and Frequently Asked Questions pages can help you get started if you are unfamiliar with using the maps. Maps may be printed. For more on Sanborn maps, the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee also has a digital Sanborn collection.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
eBook Collection on EBSCOhost  MPL Special Link
Formerly called netLibrary, the eBook Collection on EBSCOhost offers thousands of electronic books which can be read on a computer with web access or simply browse the collection and transfer the eBooks to your portable device! The collection includes some fiction titles, but is primarily nonfiction, with a concentration in the categories of "Business & Economics," "Health & Medicine," and "Literature & Criticism." Categories are also available for "Children's & Young Adult Fiction" and "Children's & Young Adult Nonfiction." Users can easily discover the latest additions to the collection. Access to the Oxford American College Dictionary is a nice feature of the site. Readers can bookmark, cite, e-mail and print their findings from the collection. Paid for by the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
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. The list includes: MasterFile Full Text Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Business Source Premier, Literary Reference Center, MAS FullTEXT, Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, ERIC, MEDLINE, and Academic Search Premier databases. 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.
ECB VideoLink
ECB VideoLink is now called Wisconsin Media Lab .
Education Research Complete  MPL Special Link
Need to conduct research in the field of education? Try EBSCO's Education Research Complete. This product offers a large and complete collection of full text education journals covering scholarly research and information relating to many diverse areas of education. 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.
Educational Administration Abstracts  MPL Special Link
From EBSCO, Educational Administration Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. EBSCO has digitized the full archive of this index, taking the coverage back to 1966. 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 Espa├▒ol  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.
ERIC (Web via EBSCOhost)  MPL Special Link
Search ERIC to find and retrieve 1) EJ (ERIC Journal)citations of articles from over 1,000 professional journals in education and related disciplines dating back to 1969, and 2) ED(ERIC Document) citations to a collection of documents such as research reports, curriculum guides, handbooks, conference papers, that are available on microfiche at some local college libraries dating back to 1966. 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.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 -1750  MPL Special Link
Containing more than 32,000 entries, this EBSCO database is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was developed at The John Carter Brown Library, which was founded in 1846 as a leading repository of rare books and materials and serves today as a center for advanced research in history and the humanities, affiliated with Brown University. 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.
Foundations in Wisconsin  MPL Special Link
Search by keyword, subject, grantor name, officers' names, area of interest, assets size or community to find active grant making foundations in the state of Wisconsin. Click on "member login" to begin your search.
Library subscription. Only available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries.
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. Full text for each article may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the brief display. The database contains various images, and offers brief biographies as well as information on a variety of subject areas. HINT: To find main biographical articles, enter the person's name as "last name, first name." 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.
Gale Biography in Context  MPL Special Link
Use this Gale database to find biographies and periodical articles on over 1 million people using search criteria such as name, birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender. This database combines more than 450,000 biographies on 380,000 people from: Contemporary Authors, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Newsmakers, Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television, Contemporary Musicians, Historic World Leaders, Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists, Contemporary Black Biography, Religious Leaders of America, International Dictionary of Art and Artists, Writers Directory, and more. The database also includes full-text articles from nearly 250 periodicals. [For a full description of this database, go to Gale Group's Product Fact Sheets to link to a PDF format file. The Acrobat Reader plug-in is loaded on the MPL PCs.] Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Gale Business Insights: Global  MPL Special Link
Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world with Business Insights: Global from Gale Cengage Learning. If you liked Business & Company Resource Center and Gale Business Insights: Essentials, you will find even more in this version, which includes chart data and case studies reflecting worldwide business activity, as well as the articles and analysis for which Gale is known.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Gale Virtual Reference Library  MPL Special Link
Gale Cengage Learning offers many ebook versions of their most popular reference titles on their Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) platform. Explore titles such as Business Plans Handbook, The College Blue Book, Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary and The African American Almanac just to name a few, as well as series such as Scribner Writers Online, Contemporary Black Biography and The Science Behind.... Over a thousand titles are available.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
GreenFILE  MPL Special Link
GreenFILE (from EBSCO) offers broadly based information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Color photos are included when available. Printing, e-mailing and saving are all options. 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.
Health Source Consumer Edition (via Web from EBSCO)  MPL Special Link
Use this database to search and retrieve abstracts and indexing for over 500 consumer health, nutrition and professional periodicals, full text articles from over 255 journals, and information from 23 health books and over 1,065 health pamphlets, plus the content formerly found in Clinical Reference Systems. 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.
Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)  MPL Special Link
Click on the Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition database to search nearly 550 scholarly and full text journals focusing on a wide range of medical disciplines. Also included are abstracts and indexing for over 850 other journals. Unsure of a medical term? Users can access glossaries in the fields of genetics, oncology, pediatrics, pulmonology, emergency medicine, bacteriology, and laboratory medicine. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Clinical Nursing Research, Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Family Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Journal of Society of Pediatric Nurses, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, Nursing Management, RN, Western Journal of Nursing Research and many more. 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.
HeritageQuest  MPL Special Link
Searching for your roots in other states and faraway places? A treasure-trove of family and place histories (over 26,000) awaits within HeritageQuest. Another feature of the site is U.S. Census schedules going back to 1790. Other major resources found here include the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) and the Revolutionary War Era Pension Records. 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.
History Reference Center  MPL Special Link
History Reference Center from EBSCO is a full text history database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. It features content from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from history publishers and full text for nearly 170 periodicals including American Heritage, American Historical Review, American History, Archaeology, Aviation History, Chinese America: History & Perspectives, Civil War Times, German History, History Today (back to January 1975), Journal of American History, Military History, Naval History, Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Wild West, Wisconsin Magazine of History, and World War II, in addition to other titles. Further, the database contains more than 57,000 historical documents (such as landmark legal decisions); more than 77,000 biographies of historical and current figures; over 113,000 historical photos and maps; and 80+ hours of historical video. 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.
Humanities International Complete  MPL Special Link
Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by an imprint of EBSCO Publishing, this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (over 2,200 titles and 2.8 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases, plus full text for more than 1,140 journals. Humanities International Complete is useful for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. 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.
Invaluable  MPL Special Link
With records dating back to 1986, Invaluable (formerly Artfact) offers the world's largest online live auction marketplace including millions of public auction sales results from more than 2,000 auction houses. Each record lists the auction house with contact data, location, market value, auction history, detailed lot descriptions, sale price and a host of other relevant information pertaining to fine or collectible art, antiques, jewelry, furniture or other collectibles. The database image file has over a million photos, and each week, hundreds of upcoming auctions are featured.
Library subscription. Only available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries.
Jewish Data  MPL Special Link
Jewish Data is one of the largest professionally compiled Jewish Genealogical resources of its kind currently available. Over 500,000 records including images of tombstones, school yearbook pages and Citizen Declaration documents are contained in the database. New records are added on an ongoing basis, but Milwaukee and Wisconsin are particularly well represented.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Kids Search  MPL Special Link
Need some homework help? Are you looking for videos or articles to use for a report? Kids Search from EBSCO can help! Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be printed, e-mailed or saved to either your personal folder on the website or your computer. 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.
Kompass  MPL Special Link
This international Web site links to information on almost 2.7 million companies in 60 countries, 23 million products and services in 54,300 categories, 3.8 million executives' names, and over 1 million trade and brand names.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
LearningExpress Library  MPL Special Link
Be ready for school or career tests. Some of the practice tests available are: ASVAB, AP, SAT, ACT, GRE, civil service, GED, U.S. citizenship, firefighting and law enforcement. Many others are included, plus tests for sharpening basic skills. Free registration provides you with a personal account to monitor your progress. 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.
LearningExpress Library Popular Software Tutorials  MPL Special Link
Trying to improve your job readiness? Use the Popular Software Tutorials (formerly Computer Skills Learning Center) from LearningExpress Library to brush up on or begin to study popular computer software for both Mac and PC. Study at a basic, intermediate or advanced level, and create your own login to keep building your capabilities.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Provided by EBSCO Information Services, this database indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings worldwide in the field of library science, as far back as the mid-1960's. The database contains some full articles, and abstracts many others.
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.
Literary Reference Center  MPL Special Link
The Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database which provides users with a broad spectrum of information on literature from antiquity to the present day. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works. In addition, it includes reference books such as the Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, hundreds of literary journals, author interviews, a timeline of literature, a literary glossary, and guide to various citation formats, such as MLA, APA and Chicago. This EBSCO database can be searched by author or title, and some works, such as The Canterbury Tales, Hamlet and approximately 1,000 others are conveniently contained in full here as e-books. 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.
Literature Criticism Online  MPL Special Link
Find your favorite literary reference works here! Some of the most popular Gale reference series are now available wherever and whenever you need them. Included are the digitized versions of these print titles: Children's Literature Review (CLR), Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), Drama Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Poetry Criticism. Keyword searching picks up every concept in any or all of the series. Authors, literary styles, genres and time periods are easily retrieved. Author names are browsable. For more in-depth information on your search topic, click on these links too: Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Something About the Author Online. The results of online searches may be attractively printed in .pdf format or e-mailed as plain text or in html format.
Library subscription. Available for use within City of Milwaukee libraries and by remote access to City of Milwaukee library cardholders.
Loislaw.com (Wisconsin Law)  MPL Special Link
The library subscription covers only the Wisconsin materials in this database. This database features essential legal resources for the state of Wisconsin. For suggestions on how to best use the database, click on this link.
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Mango Languages  MPL Special Link
Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language? Now's the time to try out Mango Languages, an easy to use approach to basic or complete language learning.
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Marquis Who's Who  MPL Special Link
The well-known format of Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World is now presented in an easy to search database. Biographical information includes education, birth and/or death dates, career highlights, personal information, and specifics on which Who's Who print sources the biographee may be found in. Searches can be done based on name, location, occupation, birth year, gender, educational data, hobbies, religion or political affiliation. Just under 1.5 million listings are available, and updates are made daily. Results may be easily printed or saved as an html page.
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MAS Ultra - School Edition (via Web from EBSCO)  MPL Special Link
Check out MAS Ultra - School Edition (formerly MAS Online Plus) to search the full text of over 500 general interest magazines, 268 reference books, and 500 pamphlets used in high school and junior college libraries. Some titles include the Sporting News, Herizons, Hispanic and Scholastic Math. The Image Collection contains more than 502,000 items, such as photos, maps and flags. Also included are Essential Documents in American History, the Christian Science Monitor, and the CIA World Factbook. The database is updated daily. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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MEDLINE  MPL Special Link
Search and retrieve citations and abstracts from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) MEDLINE (via EBSCO) database which covers over 4,600 medical journals from 1966 to the present. Studies, method comparisons, and reviews of current subjects are included. Clicking on the MPL Icon button will return you to the MPL Reference Resources page. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Middle Search Plus (via Web from EBSCO)  MPL Special Link
Middle Search Plus provides full text for popular magazines geared to middle schoolers. The database also contains the text of thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. Middle Search Plus is updated daily. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Military & Government Collection  MPL Special Link
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database includes a collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content which meets those interests. The Military & Government Collection from EBSCOhost provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 publications, full text for 245 pamphlets, and indexing and summaries for an additional 500 titles. Some of the titles featured in this database include Air Force Comptroller, Army Reserve Magazine, Defence Studies, JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly, Military Technology, National Review, Combat Edge, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Foreign Affairs, and Naval Forces. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Web from NewsBank)  MPL Special Link
This NewsBank product provides full-text coverage of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and is an excellent online source for researching local articles from 1990 to the present. Death Notices since June 16, 1995 are included.
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Morningstar Investment Research Center  MPL Special Link
Investors who depended on Morningstar Mutual Fund publications for unbiased analyses can now turn to the Morningstar Investment Research Center. This easy to use site offers in-depth analysis of stocks, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Most reports, excluding the interactive graphs, may be printed. Analysts' research, key ratios, SEC filings, financial statements, dividend and returns info, market segment comparisons, and company snapshots are all available.
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Newspaper Source Plus  MPL Special Link
Newspaper Source Plus from EBSCO includes 700 newspapers, providing more than 31 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as The New York Times (from January 1985 to present), The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Mail (UK), The San Francisco Chronicle, The Times (United Kingdom) of London, The Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, and others. All staff articles are also included from many newspapers, including: The Baltimore Sun, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, etc. Some Wisconsin publications include: The La Crosse Tribune, The Daily Reporter, The Janesville Gazette, and The Wisconsin State Journal. Indexing depth varies for those. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features more than 699,000 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts, including: ABC News (American Broadcasting Company), ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), CBS News, CNBC,CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, PBS, and more. The database is updated daily. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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NewspaperARCHIVE  MPL Special Link
As part of Heritage Archives, Access NewspaperARCHIVE offers coverage for over 5,900 newspaper titles, with articles dating from the 1700's to the present. The database contains tens of millions fully searchable pages representing the U.S., Canada, Jamaica, Germany, Ireland, Japan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, in .pdf format. More than 700 Wisconsin newspapers are included, and Milwaukee is represented by the Milwaukee Sentinel, the Milwaukee Daily American, the Wisconsin Banner and approximately 40 others. HINT: Try all versions of a newspaper's name. For example, the Milwaukee Sentinel appears under multiple listings, such as the Daily Sentinel and Gazette, Milwaukie Sentinel, and the longest span appears as the Milwaukee Daily Sentinel. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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NoveList  MPL Special Link
An entire suite of readers' advisory products, NoveList contains not only a core of 150,000 fiction titles, but 4,000 articles and lists, book talks, and book discussion guides (great for book groups!). Many genres, from graphic novels to Christian fiction are included here. An EBSCO product, NoveList also offers avid booklovers author read-alikes, readers' advisory training content and a variety of other reader and staff materials. With books for all ages, lists of award winning titles, a guide to books in series, attractive cover images, and a colorful design, NoveList has something to appeal to every reader! Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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NoveList K-8  MPL Special Link
A subset of the full NoveList database, NoveList K-8 is specially designed for children and teen readers. Produced by EBSCO, this database includes author biographies, recommended titles, books in series, and book cover art images. Teachers & parents can subscribe to two special newsletters found here: NoveList School News and NoveList RA News. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Primary Search (via Web from EBSCO)  MPL Special Link
Age Level - 8 years old and up. Search full text of magazines and pamphlets for young readers. Primary Search also contains pictures of world and state flags, maps, and photos of people, places, historic events and natural science topics. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Professional Development Collection  MPL Special Link
Designed for professional educators, EBSCO's Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized array of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 700 journals. Examples of titles included are: Curriculum Administrator, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, and many others. The majority of full text titles included in the database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in the Professional Development Collection dates as far back as 1965. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Pronunciator  MPL Special Link
If you desire an intensive language learning guide Pronunciator may be just what you want. With 82 languages, including the less-common Pinyin Chinese, Romaji Japanese and Somali, Pronunciator offers additional options for language students who want to go more in-depth. Creating a personal account is a must, as drills and quizzes are personalized to the individual's progress.
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PropertyLink(SM) Library Edition  MPL Special Link
The PropertyLink(SM) Library Edition database can help you find real estate property owners, view property assessment and tax values, research property features, view property sales history and more. The service provides an easy to use query function with the ability to search and link properties using over 60 different search criteria. Search access points vary depending upon how a county's assessor collects assessment information. The database contains over 2 million real property records, including commercial, residential and vacant land data from all of Wisconsin's 72 counties, except Menominee. Information found is printable.
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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.
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Regional Business News  MPL Special Link
Interested in news with a business focus? Looking for a local take on companies or business conditions around the country? Want to see newswire releases? Regional Business News from EBSCO is your source. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Science Reference Center  MPL Special Link
From EBSCO, Science Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Searchasaurus  MPL Special Link
EBSCO's Searchasaurus makes it easy for the youngest students to search by keyword or by topic to find what they need for reports and other assignments. Designed for elementary school children, pictures guide even early readers by broad topic to articles, encyclopedia facts, photos and drawings. Findings can be printed or e-mailed and some .pdf results may be saved. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Something About the Author Online  MPL Special Link
Learn more about favorite authors and illustrators of the best books for children and young adults. From Cengage/Gale, Something About the Author Online is a complete archive that preserves the full experience of the print reference series. It provides a backfile of searchable pages digitized directly from the print volumes, from 1971 to current volumes as they are released, more than 230 volumes and over 19,000 entries. Search on an author's name and the screen will display the writer's biographical profile in Something About the Author's familiar format: personal data, addresses, career, awards and honors, writings, sidelights (essay on the author's life and works), adaptations, additional sources and more. For more information on authors and their writings, check out Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Literature Criticism Online. Search results may be printed or e-mailed.
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Soundzabound  MPL Special Link
Need some music beats or animal sounds to make the perfect homework project? Soundzabound provides music and sound effects that are copyright compliant, content safe and royalty free for use in student projects and other school productions. For example, students may download and use these MP3 audio files in podcasts, videos, digital storytelling or any type of multimedia production. Select by artist, category, run times, or title. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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SRDS (Standard Rate and Data Service)  MPL Special Link
Kantar Media has migrated their popular advertising rates publications to the web. The Milwaukee Public Library has access to those covering Business Publications Media, Consumer Magazines Media, Newspapers Media, Radio Media and TV & Cable Media. If you are looking for names of media outlets, their addresses, phone numbers, media focus, target audience, circulation figures or ad rates, this is the source. Information may be printed or output as a customizable report.
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Student Research Center  MPL Special Link
Designed for high school students, the Student Research Center from EBSCO is rich with all kinds of features such as primary source documents, newspaper & magazine articles, film & videos, radio & TV transcripts, books & encyclopedia articles, biographies and country fact capsules. Brief citations to articles are included, but results may be limited to just those that lead to full text resources. Teachers have a special section on the site, too, with links to curriculum standards and the education department websites for each of the 50 states. Results can be printed, e-mailed or saved to either your personal folder on the website or your computer. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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TeachingBooks  MPL Special Link
TeachingBooks is a multimedia resource center that generates enthusiasm for books and reading by providing easy access to authors, illustrators and other book resources all in one place. Included are original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, book guides with activities for the library and classroom, audio excerpts of book readings for grades PreK-12, pronunciation of author names by the authors themselves and links to author websites. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Ulrichsweb.com  MPL Special Link
Magazines, newsletters, serials, annuals, databases. Find them all in Ulrichsweb.com, the online version of the well-known Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. Coverage is international in scope, and historical information on ceased publications is provided. Details in each listing usually include publisher name and contact data, frequency of publication, format, indexing available, and circulation figures.
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Value Line  MPL Special Link
For research on stocks you can trust, turn to Value Line. All the features of the print version, plus easy access and navigation. As an added bonus, under the "Education" tab, check out Value Line University to learn how to maximize your investments through short tutorials.
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Wisconsin Media Lab  MPL Special Link
Is visual learning your thing? Look no farther than Wisconsin Media Lab (a partnership between the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (ECB) and BadgerLink), to discover a treasure trove of great multimedia resources appropriate for ages K5 through high school. Teacher resources are available, too! Sample titles included are: Getting In: The Truth About College Admissions, Climate Wisconsin, Bill Nye's Solving For X, The Science of Disney Imagineering and The Teen Guide to Healthy Dating. Videos may be searched by title or subject and grade level. Or go directly to Science Animations and Images for great pictures to use in homework and projects. Formerly called ECB Videolink. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site  MPL Special Link
Produced by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, this site offers access to its 235 daily and weekly member newspapers. Newspaper content is available beginning with April 2005 and recent issues are included following a two month embargo period. Each edition is provided in full, cover to cover, in a PDF, searchable format. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is not included. Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.
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Zinio  MPL Special Link
Get your reading on the go with Zinio! Choose from more than 100 popular magazines and read them on your tablet or phone. Among the included titles are: US Weekly, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Martha Stewart Living and Chicago Magazine. Best of all, they never need to be returned. Watch the how-to video on the site, then create your Zinio account and start downloading today.
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