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  1. Academic Search Premier

    This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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  2. AHFS Consumer Medication Information

    Formerly titled "Lexi-PALS Drug Guide," AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.

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  3. ALLDATA Car Repair

    *In-Library Only

    Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.

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  4. Alt HealthWatch

    This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

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  5. American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

    For college-level and adult researchers: full page images of the original print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Nearly 100,000 dissertations from 1933-1955, searchable by dissertation title, author, and school.

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  6. Ancestry Library Edition

    *In-Library Only

    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.

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  7. APS Physics

    *In-Library Only

    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.

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  8. Archive of WI Newspapers

    Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. Learn more on the Badgerlink website.

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  9. ArtistWorks

      Beginning to advanced lessons for instruments, voice, and physical art through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals.

    • Beginner to advanced music instruction for the most popular string and band instruments
    • Video based with bookmarking features
    • Browser-based, 24/7 learning.
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  10. AtoZdatabases

    If you have used ReferenceUSA, try AtoZdatabases for the same kind of information. "We are the ultimate search tool for jobs, businesses, mailing lists, & background searching available at libraries & government institutions."  Take a look at their introduction videos to help you get started with different tasks. Allows 1000 downloads at a time.

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  11. Auto Repair Reference Center

    Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945.

    Database content includes more than 33,800 vehicles covered from 1945 to present, nearly 800,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 83,200 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 99,800 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator; AutoIQ, Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance, unlimited remote access and much more. New repair procedures and updates are continually added to the product. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.

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  12. BadgerLink Songbook Database

    The Wisconsin Reference and Loan Library has a large collection of songbooks and sheet music that can be requested. The Badgerlink Songbook Database has been developed to help you easily locate songs.

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  13. BioMedSearch.com

    "The goal of BioMedSearch.com is to provide free access to a massive collection of authoritative documents relating to the biomedical field. Our mission is to make these important works available to the community in a way that is fast and easy, while still offering the advanced features demanded by power users such as portfolios, collaboration features, bibliographical citation export, alerts, and more.

    Our search engine contains all the data in PubMed/MedLine, including some data not normally shown in the PubMed listings, plus additional data from other sources including proprietary full-text documents, and a large database of theses and dissertations, making it the most comprehensive biomedical search engine available. All completely free!

    Besides free-form search, users can search based on Author, Journal Title, Publication Date, the Language in which the article was published (many non-English articles have English language abstracts), MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and more.

    Whether you are doctor, scientist, or someone interested in researching a medical topic out of personal interest, BioMedSearch aggregates a vast number of authoritative documents in one place to make finding medical information easy, fast and free."

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  14. Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition

    A rich research 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, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.

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  15. Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition

    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 2,448 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

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  16. Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition

    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 3,089 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

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  17. Business Source Premier

    Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

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  18. Chilton Online Auto Repair

    Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library's more popular features include:

    • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
    • Step-by-step service and repair procedures supported by close-up graphics which give you the ability to determine your next move with expertise and confidence.
    • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
    • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
    • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
    • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.
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  19. Chronicling America

    This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

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  20. ComicsPlus

      Over 13,000 popular and classic comic book titles.

    • Access through your web browser on any computer, tablet or smart phone with an internet connection
    • Browse by Genre, Publisher, Comic, and instantly checkout your favorites
    • No holds or waiting – all comics are available whenever you want them
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  21. Consumer Health Complete

    CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

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  22. Consumer Reports

    Search for reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services. Content is based on reporting and results from Consumer Reports' in-house testing laboratory and survey research center.  Browse by Issue.
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  23. Digital Image Collections

    Historic photos of Appleton and the Fox Valley.
    Includes items submitted to the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections project, Fox Valley Memory, and various galleries compiled by Appleton Public Library Reference Staff in CONTENTdm (CONTENTdm license is funded by OWLS).

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  24. Driving-Tests.org

    This Driver Education program contains the following Wisconsin-specific information:

    • 10 car practice tests
    • 6 motorcycle practice tests
    • 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
    • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
    • An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions
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  25. 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)

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  26. ECB: Educational Communications Board

    The Educational Communications Board serves as a resource for the Wisconsin education community by providing educational media, classroom resources, and professional development training opportunities in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, and the University of Wisconsin Extension. As an agency of the State of Wisconsin, the mission of the ECB is to provide a statewide telecommunications system and assistance in the diffusion of advanced technologies in support of education. Includes the Soundzabound Music Library, royalty free music library that meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education.

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  27. Education Research Complete

    Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,150 journals, as well as full text for nearly 1,200 journals, and includes full text for more than 500 books and monographs, and for numerous education-related conference papers.

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  28. Educational Administration Abstracts

    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. The index contains 60,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

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  29. Encyclopædia Britannica

    Britannica Online School Edition K12 offers encyclopedias, dictionary, thesaurus, illustrations, maps, biographies, educational activities, exercises, study guides, and related material for students and teachers (Kindergarten through 12th grade). Included are the Wisconsin state curriculum standards with links to supporting articles and learning materials. There are separate interfaces for elementary, middle, and high school, as well as for teachers.

    Access sub-groups of this resource through the following links

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  30. ERIC

    ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents from ERIC.

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  31. European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

    This bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and 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 co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library. The John Carter Brown Library, founded in 1846 is a foremost repository of rare books and materials and is a center for advanced research in history and the humanities.

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  32. Explora for Elementary Schools

    For elementary school students and educators, an interface designed especially for elementary school students with an emphasis on topical browsing. Browse by Animals, Arts & Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science & Health, and Social Studies.

    Searches American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, Book Collection Nonfiction Elementary & Middle School Editions, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, Primary Search, and Science Reference Center

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  33. Explora for Everyone

    For the general public, an interface designed especially for the general public with an emphasis on topical browsing. Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Careers, Current Events, Geography & Culture, Health, History & Social Science, and Science & Math.

    Searches Academic Search Premier, Book Collection Nonfiction Elementary, Middle & High School Editions, Business Source Premier, Columbia Encyclopedia, Consumer Health Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Middle Search Plus, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, Professional Development Collection, and Science Reference Center

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  34. Explora for Middle & High Schools

    For middle and high school students and educators, an interface designed especially for middle and high school students with an emphasis on topical browsing. Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science & Math.

    Searches Academic Search Premier, Book Collection Nonfiction Middle & High School Editions, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Middle Search Plus, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, and Science Reference Center

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  35. Fox Valley Memory

    Digital library of local history. Contains text and images, as well as links to other local history
    resources. (managed by APL and the Outagamie County Historical Society)

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  36. Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

    This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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  37. Gale Courses

    Gale Courses, based off the popular ED2Go platform, offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses typically run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

    Record of Completion: if you complete 60% of the quizzes and get at least 80% on the final exam on your first try, you can print or save a certificate of completion. Certificates & Reports are always available in your “Previous Courses” list.

    Need more help? See Gale Courses' Help Page.

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  38. GreenFILE

    GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to 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. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

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  39. Health Source - Consumer Edition

    This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

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  40. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

    This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

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  41. Heritage Quest

    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.

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  42. Historic Photos Index

    Partial index to photos from books in the Wisconsin Collection, generally scenes from Appleton history. The photos may be viewed in the library or requested as photocopies. Photos are not available online. Other historic photos are in Fox Valley Memory.

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  43. History Matters

    Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence.

    We emphasize materials that focus on the lives of ordinary Americans and actively involve students in analyzing and interpreting evidence. We welcome your participation in expanding and improving the site.

    For a guide to over 2600 sites on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, visit ECHO Science and Technology Virtual Center.

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  44. History Reference Center

    History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for nearly 170 leading history periodicals, more than 112,000 historical documents, 113,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 112,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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  45. Hoopla

    Download or stream 5 items each calendar month with no waiting lists. If you see it and you want it, you can have it. Hoopla gives you access to 500,000 movies, tv, music, books*, audiobooks*, and comics. Use Hoopla on your laptop or computer by logging in to the website, or use the Hoopla app on your mobile devices.

    For a list of supported devices, go to www.hoopladigital.com/help and click on Supported Devices.



    Getting Started

    1) w w w . h o o p l a d i g i t a l . c o m

    2) Click the blue GET STARTED button… you’ll be prompted for the following steps:

    3) Enter your email address and create a password

    4) Search for and select APPLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY

    5) Enter your Library Card Number and PIN

    6) Click the blue SIGN ME UP button



    Using It

    1) Login to the site OR open the app
    2) Find what you want and click Borrow. It's that easy. Movies, Audiobooks, and TV give you the option to Download to your device (rather than just stream by default) while Books and Comics download automatically.



    Check Out Periods

    21 days: audiobooks*, books*, & comics
    07 days: music
    03 days: movies & tv episodes (each episode counts as one download toward your total)
    When your checkout period is up, the items will automatically return and be deleted from your device.

     


    *Books & Audiobooks: aside from Harper Collins titles, you won’t find a lot of best sellers. Hoopla is actively working with the other big 4 publishers, so this may change in the future.

     

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  46. Humanities International Complete

    Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 890 journals.

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  47. InfoSoup Memory Project

    The InfoSoup Memory Project is an online effort to provide access to the wealth of historical resources available in OWLSnet member libraries. The InfoSoup Memory Project is still in its early stages and will continue to grow.

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  48. InstantFlix

    InstantFlix allows anyone with a current, InfoSoup library card to stream thousands of award winning films from more than 2,000 festivals worldwide. Titles include films from festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, and Tribeca.

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  49. LearningExpress Library

    (formerly known as 'Learn-a-Test')   Practice tests and study aides on a variety of topics. Also includes basic reading, writing, and math skills improvement for school children and adults. You will need your Library card number.

    1. LearningExpress Adult Learning Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools for the GED® and U.S. citizenship tests as well as skill-building materials for adults, covering subjects like math, reading, writing, and public speaking.
    2. LearningExpress Career Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials for adults, covering subjects like learning about a career and preparing for an entrance or occupational exam
    3. LearningExpress College Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials for reviewing key college skills.
    4. LearningExpress College Preparation Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools for the ACT, PSAT, and SAT as well as skill-building materials, including how to write a college admissions essay.
    5. LearningExpress High School Equivalency Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools for the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests as well as skill-building materials, covering subjects like math, reading, and writing.
    6. LearningExpress Recursos para Hispanohablantes: recursos para mejorar sus habilidades escritas, matemáticas, de leer, de ser ciudadano estadounidense, y más.
    7. LearningExpress School Center: a collection of web-based skill-building materials for K-12 students, including how to prepare for tests, boost current skills, and learn new ones.
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  50. Legal Information Reference Center

    Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.

    Content Includes:

    • Over 13,300 state-specific legal forms
    • More than 250 full-text publications
    • Thousands of legal forms
    • Unique, user-friendly interface

    Subjects Include:

    • Business Law
    • Financial Planning
    • Family Law
    • Property & Real Estate
    • Rights & Disputes
    • And much more
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  51. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

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  52. Literary Reference Center

    Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries.

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  53. LitFinder

    International in scope, covers all time periods, and contains primary literature content including poem citations and excerpts, as well as full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

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  54. Local Services Directory

    Find which City Department to call for certain issues. This database includes all the City of Appleton Departments as well as other selected government agencies and community organizations.

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  55. Mango Languages

    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. Mango includes specialty, topical courses and non-English movies to help you practice comprehension.

    Mango is easy to use and can work on any operating system and with any web browser; the Mango app is free.

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  56. MarketWatch.com

    This resource can be used in place of our previous subscription to MorningStar Mutual Funds which had only been accessible inside the Library building. A paper version of MorningStar Mutual Funds is no longer issued. MarketWatch is a free alternative which includes a mutual fund screener and a search box at the top-right of each page that allows you to enter symbols or keywords.

    "MarketWatch, published by Dow Jones & Co., tracks the pulse of markets for engaged investors with more than 16 million visitors per month. The site is a leading innovator in business news, personal finance information, real-time commentary and investment tools and data, with dedicated journalists generating hundreds of headlines, stories, videos and market briefs a day from 10 bureaus in the U.S., Europe and Asia."
    -- from www.marketwatch.com/companyinfo

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  57. MAS Ultra - School Edition

    Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

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  58. MasterFILE Premier

    Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.
    Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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  59. MEDLINE

    MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing
    with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

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  60. Middle Search Plus

    Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text
    is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.

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  61. Military & Government Collection

    Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.
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  62. New York Times Index

    Free online index to all 11.6 million articles of the NYT from 1851 to the present. Some access is available to old, PDF articles.

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  63. New York Times Online

    You can now access unlimited New York Times articles remotely and at the Appleton Public Library.

    In the Library

    1. www.nytimes.com

    2. Click Login in the upper-right corner.

    3. Choose to Sign-up for an account if you have not already done so; otherwise, login to access site content.

     

    Remotely*

    1. Use the remote authentication link.

    2. Enter your Library Card Number and PIN.

    3. Create an account if you have not already done so. Login.

    * If you receive an error message that says DNS address cannot be found, you can try clearing/flushing your DNS cache. To do this on most Windows computers, open the command prompt and type ipconfig /flushdns

     

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  64. Newspaper ARCHIVE

    Tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. A gateway to searching and reading historical newspapers online.  Dates of coverage for Appleton newspapers includes 1853 – 1863, 1920-1932, 1937-1940, and 1958-1976.

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  65. Newspaper Source Plus

    Newspaper Source Plus includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 601,300 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.

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  66. NoveList

    NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles. For school media specialists and teachers there are Standards-Based Thematic Units and Picture Book Extenders, as well as specific teaching guides for using fiction in the classroom.

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  67. NoveList K-8

    Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.

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  68. Obituary Index

    Partial index to obituaries and death notices from Appleton newspapers. This index is a work in progress.

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  69. OnePlay

    • Over 1,000 games from more than 75 different publishers: 1500+ PC titles & 500+ Android titles

    • No holds or waiting: download the games you want to your computer and play them whenever and wherever you are – no internet required*
    • Login can be used anywhere and on multiple devices
    • Parents can set a different password from the account to approve activation of game
    • Games check-out for one month. Towards the end of the check-out period, you should receive an email asking if you want to renew for another month. If you don't renew, the game is removed from your computer and game panel.

    *An internet connection is required to download and activate the game. Once downloaded and activated, games can be played while off-line

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  70. Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    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.

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  71. Overdrive WI Digital Library

    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. You will likely encounter Hold Lists for some digital titles; we do not have unlimited access to digital titles. 

     HELP with Overdrive

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  72. Platbook Index

    Name index to four plat books for Outagamie County: Platbook of Outagamie County, WI (1889), Platbook of Outagamie, WI (ca. 1910) Standard Atlas of Outagamie County (1917) and Atlas of Outagamie County (1942). The originals are shelved in the Wisconsin Collection at the Appleton Public Library. This index is a work in progress.

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  73. Post-Crescent Index - APL

    Citations to articles on local events from the The Post-Crescent newspaper, with some entries dating to the 1850s. The Library owns microfilm for most Appleton newspapers going back to 1853.

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  74. Post-Crescent Online (Proquest Newspapers)

    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.

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  75. Primary Search

    Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

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  76. Professional Development Collection

    Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

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  77. RBdigital Audiobooks

    RBdigital Audiobooks provides access to thousands of downloadable audiobook titles published by Recorded Books. For most all titles, there will be no waiting: if you see it, you can get it. The exception to this are "Coming Soon" titles, and "Single Use" titles. "Coming Soon" titles are audiobooks that aren't yet released to the platform, but are scheduled to soon be available per an agreed upon release date with the publisher. "Single Use" titles are additional titles APL purchases that only allow one user at a time; in those cases, you will need to place a Hold to be added to the list.

    Helpful Hints & Links
    Get the correct App
    • The name of the library is Outagamie Waupaca Library System - Owlsnet; if you just start out by typing 'out' it will appear as a dropdown.

    Having technical difficulties with downloading or opening titles? Please contact them directly at yoursupport@recordedbooks.com

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  78. RBdigital Magazines

    Read magazines on your tablet or smartphone with your Infosoup library card. Many popular and specialty titles available. You will need to create an account with your library card number, an email address, and a password for the site.

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  79. Recollection Wisconsin

    (Formerly known as "Wisconsin Heritage Online")
    An expanding digital collection featuring documentary sources and material culture from Wisconsin libraries, archives, and museums. The collections in this exhibition project are contributed by cultural heritage organizations throughout Wisconsin.

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  80. Referencia Latina

    This comprehensive Spanish-language database offers content from a variety of sources including thousands of encyclopedia entries, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.

    Content Includes:

    • 49,000 encyclopedia entries
    • Spanish-English dictionary
    • More than 2,500 health reports
    • Over 100 multidisciplinary reference books 
    • Dozens of general interest magazines in a variety of subject areas
    • More than 100,000 images with captions in Spanish
    • An atlas consisting of 330 Spanish-language maps
    • Reputable, regional Spanish language newspapers: Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries such as:

      • El Comercio (Perú)
      • El Mercurio (Chile)
      • El Tiempo (Colombia)

      • El Universal (México)
      • El País (Uruguay)
      • El Nacional (Venezuela)
      • La Nación (Argentina)
      • La Nación (Costa Rica)
       
      In addition, prominent full-text magazines include Automundo, People en Español,Entrepreneur México, Contenido and Impacto Latin News.

      Referencia Latina's intuitive, theme-based Spanish-language interface is designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users with limited online research experience.

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  81. Regional Business News

    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

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  82. Science Reference Center

    Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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  83. Small Business Reference Center

    Access the much more user-friendly interface by connecting through EBSCOhost and then scrolling down to click on "Small Business Reference Center."

    This database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

    Content/Features Include:

    • Nearly 400 full-text periodicals
    • Nearly 500 full-text reference books
    • Hundreds of business videos
    • State-specific resources
    • Unique, user-friendly interface
    • Business Basics
    • Start-up Kit & Business Plans
    • General Business Areas
    • Industry Information by Small Business Type
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  84. Small Engine Repair Reference Center

    Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. PDF full text is available for all documents.

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  85. Soundzabound Music Library

    Royalty free music library that meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education. Offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects for grades K -12 and universities that ensures your copyright safety. Perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling, presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more! Part of the ECB.

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  86. Teaching Books

    Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles, and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.

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  87. Time Archive

    Gives access to covers and the beginning of articles all the way back to the start of the magazine (March 3, 1923).

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  88. Tumble Books

    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.

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  89. University of WI Digital Collections (images provided by APL)

    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.

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  90. Veterans History Project

    "The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war."

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  91. Veterans' Grave Registration

    Information on over 500 Fox River area deceased veterans from the War of 1812 to World War I.

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  92. Virtual Reference Library

    Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

    Arts

    • Arts and Humanities Through the Eras 5v, 2005
    • Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 2v, 2004
    • Contemporary Fashion 2nd ed., 2002
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers 4th ed., 4v, 2001

    Biography

    • Business Leader Profiles for Students 2v, 2002
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 24, 2nd ed., 2005
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography 2nd ed., 23v, 2004
    • Notable Sports Figures 4v, 2004
    • Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s 2v, 2003

    Education

    • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans 24th ed., 2008

    Environment & Animals

    • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia 2nd ed., 17v, 2004

    Literature

    • Contemporary Novelists 7th ed., 2001
    • Contemporary Poets 7th ed., 2001
    • Modern American Literature 5th ed., 3v, 1999
    • Nonfiction Classics for Students 5v, 2001
    • Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature 2002
    • Reference Guide to Short Fiction 2nd ed., 1999
    • Reference Guide to World Literature 3rd ed., 2v, 2003
    • Writers Directory 2005 ed., 2v, 2004

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  93. Westlaw Legal Research

    *In-Library Only

    Legal research. Includes forms, case law, and much more. Please note there is a daily limit on Westlaw use: Daily Document Limit = 150; Session Document Limit = 20. Both email and download requests count toward these limits.

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  94. WISCAT

    The Wisconsin Catalog is the statewide bibliographic database. It contains 5.2 million bibliographic records with local holdings statements for 1116 libraries of all types throughout Wisconsin.

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  95. Wisconsin Digital Archives

    (Government documents, mostly born-digital.)  State government provides a wealth of information about all aspects of life in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Digital Archives is a growing collection of electronic state documents that are intended to provide public perspective on state government programs

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  96. Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site

    Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site is a service of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. It provides access to the daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, starting in 2005 to the present, with an embargo delay of 60 days. The BadgerLink team has worked with the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) to improve Wisconsin newspapers in BadgerLink. Through this new partnership, WNA’s Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site will provide access to its 235 daily and weekly member-newspapers. Each addition is covered cover to cover in a PDF, searchable format. This service is available onsite in libraries of all types (except for corporate libraries) and through entry of a library card number. It is not available statewide through IP address authentication as are other BadgerLink resources.

    By their request, this database does not include Gannett newspaper publications, which includes The Post-Crescent in Appleton, The Reporter in Fond du Lac, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Herald Times Reporter in Manitowoc, Marshfield News-Herald, Oshkosh Northwestern, Sheboygan Press, Stevens Point Journal, Wausau Daily Herald, and The Daily Tribune in Wisconsin Rapids.

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  97. World Vital Records (My Heritage)

    A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections:

    • COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940
    • military records
    • enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records
    • millions of newspaper articles
    • unique, exclusive local and world collections

    NEW records added regularly.

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  98. WorldCat

    Books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, maps and other items owned by libraries throughout the U.S. and more than 80 countries.

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