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Winnefox Electronic Resources, now available through your library's web site, helps to provide residents new reliable resources from the convenience of the nearest computer — paid for by state system aids through Winnefox. Database resources include:

  • Very few libraries could afford to pay on their own for access to these databases.
    EBSCO eBook Collection — Handy for homework, after-hours reference work
  • Overdrive — Downloadable audiobooks, electronic books, music and video for your PC, Mac or compatible portable device
  • WorldCat — Catalog of materials owned by more than 9,000 worldwide member libraries

With a total annual subscription price of more than $40,000 for these electronic resources, very few libraries could afford to offer these resources. Winnefox purchases such items on behalf of member libraries at a tremendous cost savings to the libraries.

Electronic Services staff provides member libraries extensive support in the following areas:

  • Purchasing electronic services and providing training to member library staff in their use.
  • Web site design and training for member libraries that wish to maintain their own web sites.
  • Developing and maintaining the System's Extranet.
  • Developing local custom electronic resources for Winnefox member libraries.

Also available through your library's web site is BadgerLink, a gateway to more than 6000 magazines, journals, and newspapers. Included in BadgerLink are:

  • Academic Search Premier — Scholarly articles on subjects including the sciences, sociology, law, the arts, and more
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information — Vital education on medications and natrual products for patients in an easy to understand question-and-answer format
  • Alt HealthWatch — Holistic and alternative approaches to health care and wellness
  • AP NewsMonitor Collection — Near real-time access to world-wide news from the Associated Press provides a 30 day rolling full-text archive
  • Auto Repair Reference Center — Maintenance, repair, recall information for vehicles 1954-present
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition — Search animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction: High School Edition — Search careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction: Middle School Edition — Search careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more
  • Britannica Online Elementary School — Easy-to-read encyclopedia articles cover subjects for school and fun, from nations of the world to animals and sports
  • Britannica Online High School — Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, illustrations, maps, and biographies
  • Britannica Online Learning Zone — Early-childhood learning, covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography and more
  • Britannica Online Middle School — Search Compton's and other resources for geography, science, arts, and additional topics
  • Business Source Premier — Company and industry profiles, country and market research reports
  • Compartimientos/Diarios en Texto Completo — BadgerLink databases in Spanish
  • Consumer Health Complete — Mainstream and holistic medicine perspectives on aging, diseases, drugs and herbs, nutrition, and men's, women's, and children's health
  • Consumer Reports — Ratings and recommendations of brand-name consumer products and services
  • Consumer Reports Buying Guide — Product test results for major purchases such as automobiles and appliances to everyday items such as food and cleaning products
  • Digital Science Online — Visual teaching tools for the elementary and middle school science classroom
  • Education Research Complete — Topics cover all levels of education, early childhood to higher education, and all specialties (multilingual, health, testing, and more)
  • Educational Administration Abstracts — Covers leadership, management, research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline
  • ERIC — the Educational Resource Information Center containing information essential to improving teaching, learning, and educational decision-making
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 — Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750
  • FDA Consumer — Search back issues of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's magazine from 1984-2007
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia — Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas
  • Greenfile — Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment: global warming, pollution, green building, renewable energy, recycling, and more
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition — Rich collection of information on medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition — Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines
  • HeritageQuest Online — Census records 1790-1930, family and local histories, Freedman's Bank and more
  • History Reference Center — U.S. and World History from 'prehistory' to current times
  • Humanities International Complete — Covers all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought
  • Kids Search — Designed especially for youth in grades K-5, search by keyword and limit by topic to find the most useful results
  • LearningExpress Library — Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve results
  • Literary Reference Center — Detailed information on the most studied authors and their works
  • LitFinder — Tons of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays
  • MAS Ultra School Edition — Full text reference books, popular magazines, biographies, and images for high school level searchers
  • Masterfile Premier — Covers virtually every subject area of general interest: reference, business, health, education, science, multicultural issues and more
  • MedLine — Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more
  • Middle Search Plus — Full text of 140+ popular middle school magazines. Also biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags
  • Military & Government Collection — Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government
  • Newspaper Archive — Millions of searchable newspaper pages dating back as far as the 1700s presented in original format/context
  • Newspaper Source Plus — Includes 1,000+ full-text newspapers, as well as 913,000 television and radio news transcripts
  • Novelist — Assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles (If you like... you'll like...)
  • Novelist K-8 — Fiction database designed with a bright, appealing layout for elementary and middle schools
  • Primary Search — Full text of popular magazines for elementary school research
  • Professional Development Collection — Specialized collection for professional educators containing educational reports and education journals
  • Regional Business News — Business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States
  • Science Reference Center — Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, physics, technology and wildlife
  • Searchasaurus — Animated dinosaur-themed interface containing an encyclopedia of animals, a general encyclopedia, a dictionary and lots of pictures
  • Songbook Database — Check out songs related to composers and writers with Wisconsin roots
  • Soundzabound — Royalty free music and sound effects designed specifically for K-12 school use
  • Student Research Center — Keyword or topic searches to assist youth in grades 6-12 to find the most useful search results
  • TeachingBooks — Author and illustrator resources, book guides with activities for library and classroom, and audio excerpts of book readings
  • Wisconsin Media Lab — Streaming and downloadable video programs for K-12 students and teachers
  • Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site — Access to Wisconsin Newspaper Association's daily and weekly member-newspapers from April 2005 to present (with a two month embargo)

Access the selection of Electronic Resources through any Winnefox member library web site.

Updated May 20, 2013