Database Collections

Provides Wisconsin residents access to quality online information in cooperation with the state's library community.

Consumer Reports (Provided by BadgerLink)
Consumer Reports (Provided by BadgerLink)

Current articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.

EBSCOhost (Provided by BadgerLink)

Provides databases with full text articles [Available through Badgerlink].


Hoopla is an online streaming service for public libraries in Milwaukee County offering feature films, documentaries, comic books, television series, music albums and audiobooks. Library patrons may use their web browser or mobile device to use hoopla. The content is always available without waitlists.


Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and Kids favorites. We partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment.

Libby by Overdrive

Libby by OverDrive Downloadable Media, is a FREE service offered through the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium. Libby and OverDrive allow you to select and download audiobooks, ebooks, videos or music to play directly on your computer or on supported portable devices.

Automotive and Home
Auto Repair Source (Provided by BadgerLink)

Auto Repair Source is from MOTOR with all content coming from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). It includes service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins and recalls, specifications, diagnostic trouble codes, labor estimates, parts pricing and maintenance schedules. (Badgerlink resource)

Small Engine Repair

This database gives detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Business and Investments
Business Source Premier (Provided by Badgrlink)

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 business publications. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

CFRA Marketwatch Advisor

CFRA provides independent, differentiated and actionable analysis to help you make better investment and business decisions. Includes S&P Global’s Equity and Fund Research business, a leading provider of independent research and commentary with offerings focused on stocks, ETFs and mutual funds as well as sectors and industries.

Regional Business News (Provided by Badgerlink)

Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. (Includes The Daily Reporter from Milwaukee.)

Education, Testing, Homework Help
Advanced Placement Source

This database gives full text journals and magazine articles for high school students enrolled in various Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.

Computers & Applied Science Complete

This Ebsco database provides full text on the areas of computing, technology and the engineering disciplines.

Explora for Educators (Provided by BadgerLink)

Explora for Educators provides lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources for educators. This resource highlights content relevant to K-12 teachers, includes information on state curriculum standards and provides easy access to lesson plans from ERIC and other resources

Gale Courses (Provided by MCFLS and Member Libraries)

Gale Courses deliver engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills (including Microsoft Office applications), and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.


Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners.

MAS Complete

This resource provides a collection of popular magazines, books, and multimedia that addresses a wide range of subject areas important for the schooling of middle and high school students.

Senior High Core Collection

Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners.


TeachingBooks a diverse and constantly growing online collection of multimedia K-12 book and author resources that helps teachers integrate books throughout the curriculum.

Wisconsin Public Television Education

As part of Wisconsin's public broadcasting system, Wisconsin Media Lab curates cost-free K-12 multimedia educational content. Our award-winning classroom resources connect to Wisconsin's academic standards, span all curricular areas and are vetted by Wisconsin educators.


On-demand video courses in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.

Ancestry Library Edition

A source for family history. Census, military records, immigration records, etc.

HeritageQuest Online (Provided by Badgerlink)

HeritageQuest Online is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. 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.

Jewish Data - Remote Access
Jewish Data - In library use

Jewish Data is one of the largest professional Jewish genealogy databases. The growing collection contains close to a million records with documents, books, and tombstone images from many locations around the world, including Milwaukee. You can access this database remotely with your North Shore Library Card and pin number. It is also available for use at the North Shore Library. Available through the generous donation of Rabbi Avraham Laber.

Health and Medicine
Consumer Health Complete (Provided by Badgerlink)

Consumer Health Complete provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

History Reference Center (Provided by Badgerlink)

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Language Instruction
Transparent Language

Transparent Language provides a fun, effective and engaging way for individuals to learn a foreign language. It is intended for all levels of learners looking to build their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in a foreign language. In addition to a course, there are supplemental vocabular and grammar resources and a mobile app. It offers over 100 languages to choose from. There is enhanced support for Android tablets and iPads.

Literature and Humanities
Literary Reference Center Plus (Provided by BadgerLink)

The Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a highly graphical interface intended for public, academic and high school libraries. The primary goal of LRC is to assist high school and undergraduate English and Humanities students with homework and research assignments of a literary nature.

NoveList (Provided by BadgerLink)

NoveList provides access to full text reviews, annotations, publication information, subject headings and more for more than 120,000 works of fiction. In addition, this database can recommend similar titles and authors, provide guides for book discussions and more.

Novelist K-8 (Provided by Badgerlink)

NoveList K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive feature content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

This database offers full text classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides.

Newspaper and Magazine Collections
Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. This database is for student and adult researchers.

Newspaper Source Plus (Provided by BadgerLink)

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. Library Edition World Collection (Provided by Badgerlink)

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

E-Magazines (Wisconsin's Digital Library/OverDrive)

Wisconsin's Digital Library/OverDrive is an online service that allows you to download digital copies of popular magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. These digital magazines are yours to keep and back issues are also available.

Reference Sources
Encyclopaedia Britannica School Edition K-12 (Provided by BadgerLink)

Use this powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites.

Explora for Elementary Schools (Provided by Badgerlink)

Explora is EBSCO's new interface for schools and public libraries. Designed specifically for its users, the interface supports student research and classroom instruction.

Explora for Middle & High Schools (Provided by Badgerlink)

Explora is EBSCO's new interface for schools and public libraries. Designed specifically for its users, the interface supports student research and classroom instruction.

MasterFILE Complete (Provided by Badgerlink)

MasterFILE Complete features more than 2,300 full text magazines and journals. It covers topics such as business, health, education, fitness, leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issue, DIY and fashion. The database offers photos, maps and flags. It features over 73,000 full text primary source documents as well and videos from the Associated Press.

Science Reference Center (Provided by Badgerlink)

Science Reference Center a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to 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.