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Local History and Genealogy Resources
Ancestry Library: Search census, vital, military and immigration records, family trees and more!
Available at the Central Library only.
Footnote is now fold3: The web's premier collection of original military records.
Available at the Central Library only.
What's the meaning behind the new name? Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrfice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.
Found in Wisconsin
Your home for Wisconsin's digital collections!
Search for digitized books, photographs, videos, and other resources about Wisconsin or created by Wisconsin authors available on the websites of libraries, historical societies, businesses, and museums statewide.
Heritage Quest Online: America's largest genealogical information provider. This database combines searcable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History collection. Provided by BadgerLink.
Brown, Door, Kewaunee & Shawano Counties: Historical Atlases, Directories & Plat Maps: Use this resource to view plat books and atlases from early in Northeast Wisconsin's history. They are useful to people seeking the origin of street names and to trace neighborhoods that were once farmland or heavily forested lands.
State of Wisconsin Blue Books: Search the complete text of every Wisconsin Blue Book-the primary reference source about the state, documenting the organization of the state's three branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial).
Use these databases from home or work - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” is the new law that requires everyone to get health insurance. Visit our Affordable Care Act page for online resources and more information on this health care reform that goes into effect on October 1, 2013.
AtoZdatabases: The premier reference and marketing database including 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more! Access is with your library card.
Watch a video on using AtoZ.
From the AtoZ web site: The databases are continually compiled and updated on this schedule:
Weekly: Cell Phones; New Movers; New Homeowners; and New Businesses.
Monthly: Businesses and Residences
Auto Repair Reference Center: This do-it-yourelf database contains extensive information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported automobiles in an easy-to-use format. Provided by BadgerLink.
Best Free Reference Websites, 2012 - the 14th Annual List
Selected by the American Library Association's Emerging Technologies Reference Section, this annotated list presents free and useful websites in all subject areas.
Find expert advice, buying advice, user reviews and much, much more!
Provided by BadgerLink.
Please follow these instructions for the best results:
1. Click on the Consumer Reports icon or link above. You will be redirected to the Consumer Reports publication detail page.
2. While on this page, click on "Search within this publication" on the right-hand side above the issues list.
3. In the Search box, you will see this search qualifier: JN "Consumer Reports" (this confirms that you will be searching
within the journal (JN), Consumer Reports).
4. To conduct your search, add the Boolean operator AND followed by what you are searching for.
To search for information on refrigerators, the search box would look like this:
JN "Consumer Reports" AND refrigerators
5. After clicking the Search button you will be able to narrow your results by using the tools provided on the results page.
Found in Wisconsin
Your home for Wisconsin's digital collections! Explore Found in Wisconsin and enjoy this growing assortment of books, videos, photos and available online collections about Wisconsin or created by Wisconsin authors.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
The Local History Department at the Central Library has a card index covering 1962-1983.
July 1985 - December 1996:
This index is located in the microfilm area at the Central Library and are considered news indices and not vital record indices.
1997 - 2003:
Search the Green Bay Press-Gazette covering January 1997-December 2003 in the library's online catalog. Here's how.
2002 - present:
Search ProQuest for
complete, full-text content of the Green Bay Press-Gazette from November, 2002.
Access is with your library card number
Learning Express Library : An online collection of most academic and career practice tests, including GED, SAT, ACT, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Nursing, Military and many more. School age and adult Skills Improvement sections are also available for reading, writing, and math. Set up an account to get started!
is the fast and easy way to learn to speak a foreign language!
Mango teaches real conversation skills for practical communication through fun and engaging interactive lessons. Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and it is incredibly effective (there are 37 foreign languages and 15 ESL courses to choose from!). You'll learn more than just words and phrases. You’ll learn how those pieces can be rearranged and combined to make new thoughts, new conversations, and even more practical communication! In no time at all, you'll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations - get directions, order a meal, make new friends - the possibilities are endless!
Refer to this handy tri-county guide that covers Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago counties or visit
Brown County' Resource Recovery web site: http://www.browncountyrecycling.org/
Financial Investment Resources
provides stock market analysis; equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, ratings, and picks; portfolio tools; and option, hedge fund, IRA, 401k, and 529 plan research.
AccessMorningstar with your library card. Please read the important note below.
: Only library cards that begin with the numbers 29878..... can access Morningstar.
If you have a card that begins with a different number series and would like to use Morningstar, you will need to replace your card (at no charge) at any Brown County Library. Just ask!
Investment Research covers 3,500 stocks across 100 industries, represents 95% of the daily U.S. trading volume and is backed by 80 years of power thinking. Value Line will help you make profitable decisions, create your own invesment portfolio and more!
Access Value Line
with your library card. Please read the important note below.
PLEASE NOTE: Only library cards that begin with the numbers 29878..... can access Value Line.
If you have a card that begins with a different number series and would like to use Value Line, you will need to replace your card (at no charge) at any Brown County Library. Just ask!
Audiobook, ebooks and videos
OneClickdigital allows you to search, select, and download thousands of audiobooks that can be played on any computer and on most portable devices, including the iPod.
Set up your account today (a valid library barcode is required) and start listening.
iPhone app released! Any user with an iPhone, iTouch, or iPad can download the app for free from the iTune App store - just search for OneClickDigital. The app allows you to access your checkouts, browse and checkout new titles and download directly to your device.
OverDrive: OverDrive Audiobooks,Videos and allows you to browse and search hundreds of great titles and download them to your computer or transfer them to a portable device. Some audiobooks can even be burned onto a CD. More information ...
Requirements: library card and free software available via OverDrive website.
At the library? Try the OverDrive Download Station to download audiobooks!
Instructions for downloading OverDrive Audiobooks.
Freegal Music: Download music that is yours to keep! Freegal (free and legal) Music offers thousands of songs from Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. All songs are MP3 format and are compatible with any MP3 player including iPods. Learn more...
EBSCO Host Mobile 2.0
For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
Enjoy eBooks and audiobooks on your Blackberry, Android, iPhone or iPad. Download the app that's right for you!
Download the free app from the iTunes App Store to get started using Mango on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
Courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction -- Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning
EBSCOhost: Access to 36 databases of magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, and general areas of interest. Databases include Auto Repair Reference Center, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, EBSCOhost Espanol, History Reference Center, NoveList K-8 and NovelList.
Searchasaurus: Full text database for elementary school reading and research.
Kids Search: Search engine for kindergarten-grade school reading and research.
Student Research Center: Search engine for middle school and high school students.
Literary Reference Center
Browse the most studied authors and the most studied works.
Newspaper Archive: Millions of searchable newspaper pages, some dating as far back as the 1700s, presented in PDF format that preserves the original format and context of content.
LitFinder: A wealth of primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. (If you have problems connecting to the database, try using this alternative link! [Access is with your library card number.])
TeachingBooks: Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of book readings, guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.
Having problems connecting to the databases above? Try using this alternative link! (Access is with your library card number.)