Updated: March 28 2012
BadgerLink is an online index to quality articles, videos, images and more made freely available to Wisconsin residents. Many of the articles are available in full text. It is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning.
Listed as School and Library Journals 10 Best Digital Resources of 2009, Britannica Online School Edition offers access to age-appropriate reference articles, journals, magazines and more. Designed for all levels of learning, Britannica Online School Edition K-12 offers students a gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopaedia Britannica.
To access Encyclopaedia Britannica, you will need to click on the link provided by Badgerlink.
BadgerLink now offers a direct link to the Consumer Report content offered through EBSCO. Consumer Reports is a great resource for reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides.
Credo Reference is an online reference library that provides you with access to a selection of reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, along with a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law. To access Credo Reference, you will need to log into EasiCat with your library card and PIN.
HeritageQuest Online offers genealogical information including a census search (complete set of Federal census images from 1790-1930, include name indexes for many years), books (20,000 family and local histories), the PERSI index (over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles), and much more.
Offers an interactive online practice tests and tutorials for many exams, including: ACT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Law Enforcement, LSAT, Postal workers, SAT, US Citizenship. You get immediate scoring, answer explanation, and analysis of your results.
LitFinder is a fantastic resource for full-text literary works, including poems, short stories, novels, essays, plays and speeches.
NewspaperARCHIVE features billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old – including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more.
NoveList is a database for readers who are looking for book suggestions and discussion ideas. It includes fiction books all the way from children’s picture books to young adult novels and genre literature for adults.
There is also a version of NoveList just for children’s literature called NoveList K-8. NoveList K-8 is set up to be a kid-friendly format that makes it easier to find children’s book suggestions by age (ages 0-teen) as well as author, subject, and series. NoveList K-8 also lists award-winning children’s books by type of award.
OverDrive Digital Media offers eBooks, audiobook titles, music and video that can be downloaded to a computer, a portable device or burned to a CD. A valid EasiCat library card is necessary for checkout and placing holds.
TeachingBooks provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.
TeachingBooks also provides resources correlated with Wisconsin Reading Lists including 2011-2012 Read On Wisconsin Book Club and Battle of the Books.
The TumbleBook Library is a collection of e-books for kids! Click on the TumbleBook icon to view these animated, talking picture books at the library or on your home computer. The collection also contains TumblePuzzles, TumbleGames and TumbleQuizzes based on the picture books. To access TumbleBooks, you will need to log into EasiCat with your library card and PIN number.
Wisconsin Heritage Online provides a gateway for searching and displaying content from the Wisconsin library digital image collections. All aspects of Wisconsin history, culture, government and industry may be found.
The Wiscat database is produced annually by the Wisconsin Division for Library Services and contains material in all formats, including books, serial titles, videorecordings, sound recordings and other kinds of materials located in approximately 1,000 public, academic, school and special libraries in the State of Wisconsin.
If you discover an item in Wiscat that is not owned in Eastern Shores Library System and you would like to request it, please contact your library’s Interlibrary Loan Department for help in obtaining the item.
WorldCat is a worldwide catalog of library collections that includes more than 67 million bibliographic records with items in many different formats. Patrons can access this database at any library or at home with a user-friendly search page.
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