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  1. Overdrive WI Digital Library

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Browse and search for hundreds of downloadable audiobooks, music, eBooks, and videos. A total of 10 items may be checked out and 10 additional items placed on hold for a single account. (The Overdrive URL will contain '10/355' for the regular site; to force yourself to the Mobile Overdrive site, replace those numbers with '40/20'.)

     HELP with Overdrive

    • See InfoSoup's informational/search page on using eBooks in Overdrive.
    • Overdrive Help: includes MyHelp, customized help for your computer or device in the form of a step-by-step wizard/tutorial to get you going with Overdrive Digital Download Center. The Device Resource Center will let you know if yours is compatible with Overdrive's ebooks, audiobooks, music, or videos. You can also take a look at some of the helpful videos in the Digital Books Tour.
    • WI Digital Book Center FAQ (WPLC)... very frequently updated, includes extensive info with screen shots.
    • APL has handouts to help you with your eReader, with specific instructions for a Kindle. (See links at bottom of this content area.)
    • Transfer Overdrive holds to your new library card number. In the “describe your problem” section put in NEW card number (labeled as new) and old card number (labeled as OLD).
    • Still having trouble with Overdrive? You can contact Support with a description of your situation.

    Created by: 
    OverDrive
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  2. OneClickDigital Audiobooks

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    OneClickdigital is a new audiobook download service offered to InfoSoup library card holders, providing access to more than 3400 audiobook titles published by Recorded Books.

    Created by: 
    Recorded Books
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  3. eBook Collection (by EBSCOhost)

    Formerly NetLibrary, eBook Collection by EBSCOhost gives you online access to select titles. However, unlike NetLibrary, titles can be downloaded and moved to an eReader; the collection also includes audiobooks (similar to Overdrive)

    Created by: 
    NetLibary (transitioning to EBSCO)
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  4. Heritage Quest

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    HeritageQuest Online™ combines digital, searchable images of U.S.federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.

    HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive
    indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more
    than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and
    over 12,000 local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250
    primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.

    Many other distinctive and invaluable sources of information can be found within HeritageQuest Online.
    These include Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a widely recognized
    resource guide, updated annually, that covers more than 6,300 genealogy and history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800. There are other valuable collections such as the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, which identifies more than 80,000 American military, naval, and marine officers and enlisted men. The forthcoming Freedman’s Bank Records is a database that documents more than 70,000 bank depositors and their dependants and heirs. The Freedman’s Bank Records
    is considered one of the most important resources for African-American
    genealogical research. All of these resources are fully searchable
    through HeritageQuest Online’s easy-to-use Web interface.

    Take a look at Wisconsin DPI's YouTube channel for a video on using HeritageQuest to find Census Records.

    Created by: 
    ProQuest
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  5. Tumble Books

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    Animated, talking picture books that have been created from existing picture books from well-known publishers and authors and converted to the TumbleBook format.
    * NOTE: TumbleBooks and TumbleQuizzes are created in Flash animation and require the Flash plug-in to view and hear the animation. The great majority of computers and operating systems are already pre-loaded with Flash, however, if you are unable to view the books you can download the Flash plug-in for free from Adobe.

    Created by: 
    TumbleBooks
    Database Funded by: 
  6. Ancestry Library Edition

    Can I use this from home?: 
    no

    One of the most important genealogical collections available today with coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This collection, with thousands of databases and billions of names, is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest™ Online.

    The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. Ancestry Library Edition updates continually, with more indexes and original images added all the time.

    Created by: 
    ProQuest
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  7. WorldCat

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    (formerly Badgercat) lists the books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, maps and other items owned by libraries throughout the U.S. and more than 80 countries.

    Created by: 
    OCLC
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