Zinio provides a quick and easy way for Library patrons to read digital copies of some of their favorite magazines; access is available on any internet-enabled device -- just be sure to have your library card number ready. Zinio’s digital platform recreates a magazine page-for-page, including highly visual full-color pictures, while taking the reading experience even further through intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive rich media elements such as audio and video.
HELP with Zinio
Zinio is extremely easy to use. You will need to login twice (technically, for 2 different accounts): the first is to access the magazine titles for which the Library has paid a subscription; the second is for the Zinio website which must be used to actually view the titles. You may find it easiest to use the same email and password for both logins (the Library portal and the Zinio.com website).
Mango Languages is an easy to use and effective language learning tool focusing on everyday conversation. This program provides step by step lesson plans for many different languages (including English). Mango is easy to use and can work on any operating system and with any web browser.
Foreign Languages for English Speakers
Spanish (Latin America)
English as a Second Language
Mango currently has 15 ESL programs for learning English.
Full-text content (1999-current) of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
"With over 14 Million U.S. Businesses and 89 Million U.S. Residents, ReferenceUSA provides you the power to find and study businesses, locate people, conduct market research, find addresses and phone numbers, search the hidden job market, and much more. ReferenceUSA is updated with millions of changes monthly, so you will get the most accurate information available."
* If you are asked for a login and password rather than just a library card number, on that very same page please click on "Help" in the upper-right corner and look at the second-last topic in the Help screen regarding this issue. If adjusting the anti-virus settings still does not resolve the problem, please read the fourth-last topic "Why can't I log in to ReferenceUSA?" If you still cannot connect, Reference USA asks that you contact their 1-800 number for trouble-shooting
You can also join an online book club called Chapter-A-Day: every morning you will receive a portion of a book in your email. After you've read two or three chapters from a book, you will receive a new book. It's free and you can read at more than one club. Learn
Selected local history resources, including four historical Outagamie County plat maps, five city directories from the late 1800s, two historic building surveys and two compilations of early pioneer biographies. There are also two historical overviews, one from Appleton's 75th Anniversary celebration in 1932, and one marking the 100 year period of 1857 - 1957. Click here for a partial index of the plat maps.
The journals of the American Physical Society embody the mission "to advance and diffuse the knowledge of Physics." They strive to produce journals of the highest quality, and at the same time, to keep journals accessible to researchers and students at institutions of all types and sizes, everywhere in the world.
Covers social issues, such as Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered
Species, and Terrorism. Consists of viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government
and organizational statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government
agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazines articles, as well as links to more
than 1,800 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites.