Internet Archive: Includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.
Directory of Best Online Almanacs - RefSeek: RefSeek is a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers.
Auto Repair Reference Center: Step by step, procedures, photos, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting guides and spec tables can be accessed. A Badgerlink resource.
The Free Library The Free Library has free, full-text versions of classic literary works. Recently, the Free Library has been expanded to include publications covering Business and Industry, Communications, Entertainment, Health, Humanities, Law, Government, Politics, Recreation and Leisure, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. This collection includes millions of articles dating back to 1984 as well as newly published articles that are added to the site daily.
Google Book Search Google’s Library project. Books in the public domain are available in “full view” and free for download. For in-print books where permission has been granted, the number of viewable pages is limited to a “preview” set.
Hathi Trust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries to create full-text digital copies of items in the public domain.
Project Gutenberg offers over 38,000 free ebooks.
Library of Congress Country Profiles: The profiles offer brief, summarized information on a country’s historical background, geography, society, economy, transportation and telecommunications, government and politics, and national security.
FSI Language Courses: This site is dedicated to making these language courses freely available in an electronic format. These courses were developed by the United States government and are in the public domain.
Acronym Finder: With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
The American Heritage Medical Dictionary: New treatments, new tests, and new insights into health and disease have resulted in an unprecedented explosion in medical terminology. The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary provides students, health care professionals, and general consumers interested in medical vocabulary with a comprehensive reference that reflects the most recent developments in medicine and health care delivery.
Quotations: "Key word, author, title and subject access to a number of major quotation sources in the public domain, including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, the King James Bible, Roget's Thesaurus and others."
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YourDictionary.com: Links to 1,500 dictionaries covering 230 separate languages, from Afrikaans to Xhosa, plus specialized dictionaries, multilingual dictionaries, verb conjugators, translators, thesauri, synonyms and homonyms, quotations, etymology, and more.
Douglas County, Wisconsin - Cemeteries:Cemeteries, obituaries, photographs. The majority of cemetery links contain transcriptions of tombstones found in each named cemetery.
Douglas County, Wisconsin - Genealogy Club:The Douglas County Genealogy Club is a group of people from varied backgrounds that share a common interest in both seeking information for their family tree and supporting others that are researching their families.
Find A Grave: Find A Grave is a resource for anyone in finding the final disposition of family, friends, and 'famous' individuals. Search 132 million grave records.
Ellis Island Historic records: Records from the historic New York immigration portal are now available. View images of ship documents indicating where an individual came from, whom they were with at time of entry and who was meeting them at their destination.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR): DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join.
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High School Equivalency Center: (Badgerlink - Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Resource)
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Open Yale Courses: Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.
National Archives: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever. Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.
Wisconsin Historical Society: This organization preserves and promotes the cultural heritage of Wisconsin.
Historic Preservation: This is the primary state agency with knowledge and expertise in historic preservation, providing assistance in identifying and protecting historic properties, archaeological sites, burial places, and other cultural sites in the state. The staff includes preservation specialists (including historians, architectural historians, historic architects, and archaeologists).
Chronicling America - The Library of Congress: Historic American Newspapers. Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1822 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Job Seeker Website: Wisconsin libraries and the Department of Public Instruction are very pleased to announce the new Job Seeker website, tailored to Wisconsin residents, businesses and communities. Users can browse one list to see the 100+ resources selected for inclusion in the site. They can choose specific types of job postings or resources on building job-related skills. If you would like additional information on the site, have feedback or questions to share, please contact Martha Berningerfirstname.lastname@example.org
Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ): This resource is designed to assist you with information covering all aspects of the role of the Department – from legal services to consumer help for seniors to crime prevention and law enforcement services, victims rights and environmental enforcement.
Wisconsin Court System for the Public: Wisconsin Court System designed this web site for use by people representing themselves in divorce/separation, complaints against judges, complaints against interpreters, lawyer regulation, and more.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Created in 1972, is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to further support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
Distance Calculator-How Far Is It?: The Distance Calculator can find distance between any two cities or locations available in The World Clock. The distance is calculated in kilometers, miles and nautical miles, and the initial compass bearing/heading from the origin to the destination. It will also display local time in each of the locations.
United States Geography: USGS geographers monitor the changes on the land surface by observing the Earth with remote sensing satellites, studying the connections between people and those changes with careful geographic analysis, and providing society with relevant science information they can use to manage the consequences of those changes.
Google Earth: Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information. Free program that must be downloaded but worth the effort. High speed internet access and a monitor resolution of at least 1024 by 768 is needed.
On-line Medical Dictionary Use this free online medical dictionary search engine to research and learn about medical terminology, pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare equipment, health conditions, medical devices, medical abbreviations and more.
Kids Health: If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
Drugs.com: Prescription Drug Information, Interactions, and Side Effects.
Clinical Trials: ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals. Sponsored by U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Marshfield Clinic Health Information Center: Marshfield Clinic's Health Information Center supports individuals in developing an approach to life that includes educated decisions and actions to create a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. There is a great deal of health and wellness information, including articles on nutrition, fitness, patient education, and mental and sexual health.
International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) Portal The Petrucci Music Library contains freely available music scores and recordings of compositions in the public domain.
National Jukebox-The Library of Congress The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.
Directory of Open Access Journals Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.
PubMed Central PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
50 States and Capitals: Information for all fifty states and seven territories, including state flags (picture and description), state symbols, political and geographical information, and a direct link to the state's official web page.
United States Census Bureau: Searchable site with many statistics for the U.S., including the State and Metropolitan Data Book which is designed to serve as a statistical reference and guide to other statistical publications and sources.
U.S. State Fact Sheets: Basic and agricultural statistics on every state in the U.S., compiled by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
University of Michigan Documents Center's Statistical Resources on the Web: Provides links to many of the same sources as the U.S. Census Bureau and FedStats.
Wisconsin Health Statistics: A-Z listing to find the data or statistics-related information that you are looking for. Included is information on Births, Deaths, Health Insurance Status, Marriages, Divorces and etc.