Online Resources

Exclusives for E.D. Locke Public Library Patrons

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A to Z Food America

A to Z Food America

A vast array of searchable recipes. Browse by state, region, ethnic group, ingredients, and more. Includes a farmer's market directory!

 

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A to Z World Travel

A to Z World Travel

Explore the world cities guide, and find helpful travel information such as using international phone and electrical plugs, handling emergencies, and much more.

 

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, obituaries, and more. Search billions of records to trace your family history! In-library use only.

 

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Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports Online

Expert, unbiased product overviews, ratings, reviews, and buying guides, as well as product news and feature articles.

 

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creativebug

Creativebug

Unlimited access to thousands of art and craft online video classes for all ability levels. Watch anytime, anywhere, on any device.  Get inspired and start making!

 

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Flipster

Flipster

Full issues of digital magazines, including the current issue. Use your library card in the Patron ID field to access. Download the mobile app from Google Play or iTunes.

 

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hoopla

Hoopla

Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone--even your TV! Download it from Google PlayiTunes, or Amazon appstore.

 

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kanopy

Kanopy

Kanopy is a video-streaming platform. It includes Kanopy Kids for videos geared toward children. It's available via an array of apps on the TV, phone, tablet, and computer.

 

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morningstar

Morningstar

Access financial reports, screening, analyst reports and porfolio screening. Also features an Investing Classroom with courses on stocks, bonds, retirement planning, and more. 

 

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Create a free account for 72 hour unlimited access to the digital version of The New York Times--unlimited articles, countless topics, and subscriber exclusives. Use our link again as needed to sign in.

 

Access The New York Times from home:
  • Click the New York Times link above.
  • Enter your library card number and click Log In.
  • Click Redeem when a code appears.
  • Log in or create an account.
  • A page noting when your access expires will appear. Click Continue.
  • If you use the NYT mobile app, sign in with your account now.
  • When your access expires, repeat these steps using the link above as many times as you wish.
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Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive

Explore your family history and discover key historical events on one of the world's largest online newspaper archives.

 

 

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NoveList PLUS

NoveList Plus

Search book reviews, annotations, read-alikes and more for over 250,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, including audiobooks. Browse by genre, theme, appeal, etc, or search your favorite author or book to find similar works.

 

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data axle reference solutions

Reference Solutions by Data Axle

The number 1 source of information on businesses and people for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers. It helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people.

 

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Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online

Provides an effective and engaging experience for learning over 110 languages. It can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.

 

 

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Washington Post

Washington Post

Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary.

 

Access the Washington Post from home:
  • Click the Washington Post link above.
  • Enter your library card number and click Log In.
  • Log into the Washington Post or create an account.
  • A page noting when your access expires will appear. 
  • If you use the Washington Post mobile app, sign in with your account now.
  • When your access expires, repeat these steps using the link above as many times as you wish.

Available to all South Central Library System Patrons

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digitallearn.org

Digital Learn

An online hub for digital literacy support and training featuring a collection of self-directed video tutorials. Includes courses such as navigating a web site, setting up email, using a smartphone, and many more. A Public Library Association initiative.

 

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Libby, by Overdrive

Libby, by Overdrive

Borrow e-books, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone, tablet, computer, or Kindle using the Libby app. All you need is your library card! Check out the Libby Basics tip sheet or visit the Libby Help page for help getting started.

 

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LINKcat

LINKcat

Search for thousands of items in the South Central Library System catalog! Access and manage your account to place holds, see due dates, renew items, and pay fines. The LINKcat Mobile App is also available for Apple or Android devices. You can even use the app as your digital library card to check out items in person with your phone!

 

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Recollection Wisconsin

Recollection Wisconsin

Discover photos, maps, books, artifacts, oral histories and more from dozens of Wisconsin communities. Find McFarland yearbooks as well as local and family history materials in the E.D. Locke Public Library collection. Part of the Digital Public Library of America.

 

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South Central Library System Resources

SCLS Resources

These resources are available to individuals who live in the South Central Library System service area and have a library card issued by a South Central Library System member library.

 

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Wisconsin's Digital Library

Wisconsin's Digital Library

Thousands of audiobooks, e-books, magazines and streaming videos to download. Browse by subject, collection, or what's available right now. Includes a Lucky Day collection of popular titles! Find help videos, troubleshooting and more at the OverDrive Help page.

 

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WorldCat

WorldCat

Can't find a book in the LINKcat catalog? Check this national database. If it's available in WorldCat, contact us to inquire about an outerlibrary loan.

 

 

Available to all Wisconsin Residents Courtesy of BadgerLink

Auto Repair Source: Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles from the automotive experts at MOTOR.
 
EBSCOhost: A gateway to EBSCOhost resources and databases such as the History Reference Center, Explora, Literary Reference Center Plus, and Small Engine Repair Reference Center.
 
HeritageQuest Online: A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources including unique primary sources, local, and family histories, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, cemetery records, city directories, and military records.
 
Learning Express Library: Practice tests, tutorials, and ebooks for everything from Nursing to Real Estate. Topics include college preparation exams, recursos para hispanohablantes (resources for Spanish-speakers), career prep, adult core skills, and resources for students from elementary school to college.
 
Wisconsin Newspaper Archive: Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s.
 
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