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Electronic Books

Ebrary
Provides a unique set of online database collections that combine more than 20,000 authoritative books and other documents from over 150 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers.

Reference Subscription Services

 
AccessScience
Online access to McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 9th editions and McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. This database containing more than 8,500 articles written by the leading figures in their fields and 15,000 high-quality illustrations.

AtoZ the USA

Provides information on states, counties, and cities of the United States and its territories.  Includes maps, flags, photos and facts.
 AtoZ the World
 Detailed information on culture and customs worldwide. Topics include music, cuisine, greetings, holidays and more than 100 other topics.
Auto Repair Reference Center
Content includes more than 150 illustrated auto repair manuals on all auto repair procedures for about 26,000 vehicles identified in the AAIA table (a table of numerical ID codes for every car made); approximately 70,000 Technical Service Bulletins; 100,000 enhanced wiring diagrams; over 150,000 factory drawings and step-by-step photographs; and labor time guide and estimates. Every major manufacturer for domestic and imported vehicles is represented including auto repair manuals for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. New repair procedures/updates are added continuously, and Technical Service Bulletins are added on a monthly or quarterly basis. Text and many images will be available in PDF and GIF format. (EbscoHost)
BadgerLink
A project of the Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Through BadgerLink Wisconsin libraries and the public can access online magazine and newspaper indexes and resources.

Britannica Online

Includes the complete encyclopaedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. Users can find more than 72,000 articles, updated and revised by EB editors and contributors; over 10,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, and flags; and more than 75,000 definitions including pronunciation guides and word histories.
Consumer Health Complete  ( CHC)
Provides access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. (EbscoHost)
 
DSM-IV-TR® Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 
The standard diagnostic tool used by mental health professionals worldwide to promote reliable research, accurate diagnosis, and thus appropriate treatment and patient care. Each psychiatric disorder with its corresponding diagnostic code is accompanied by a set of diagnostic criteria and descriptive details including associated features, prevalence, familial patterns, age-, culture-, and gender-specific features, and differential diagnosis.
Faulkner Advisory on Info Tech Studies
 (FAITS)
FAITS is a one-of-a-kind technology reports library that was built to serve the needs and requirements of the academic community.  Continually updated, it contains hundreds of technology reports that are meticulously researched, plainly written, uniformly formatted, and easy to understand.  The reports are designed to help students, instructors, and administrators learn about and keep up with the critical issues, emerging trends, products, services, and vendors driving the IT industry. Topical coverage areas include IT infrastructure, telecommuni-cations, wireless technology, data networking, convergence, security, enterprise systems, the internet, and technology vendors.  Convenient links to several online  technology and business news resources, as well as direct links to a wealth of bibliographic resources covering computer science, mathematics, and more, are included.  The reports are written by knowledgeable and experienced technology professionals who work or have worked in academia, private industry, or government.

 

Films on Demand

Includes more than 14,000 films in the areas of Humanities & Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Science & Mathematics, Health and Medicine, Technical Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Careers & Job Search, Guidance and Counseling, and Archival Films and Newsreels. View the entire film on your computer.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Health Reference Center
Full text from more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for nearly 170 leading history periodicals, more than 112,000 historical documents, 113,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 112,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video. (InfoTrac)
History Reference Center
Offers full text from more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for nearly 170 leading history periodicals, more than 112,000 historical documents, 113,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 112,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video. (EbscoHost)
Humanities International Complete
Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Includes all data from Humanities International Index (over 2,100 titles and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content and full text for more than 890 journals. (EbscoHost)
Lexi-PALS Drug Guide
Database of Patient Advisory Leaflets from Lexi-Comp that provides vital education on medications for patients. The approach for each pamphlet is to present each medication in an easy to follow and understand question-and-answer format. The database consists of over 1,450 medication and natural product leaflets, with an additional 600 Spanish language leaflets representing the most subscribed and commonly used medications. The database is updated monthly. (EbscoHost)
Literary Reference Center
Comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries. (EbscoHost)
LitFINDER
Contains a wealth of primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and plays. (EbscoHost)
Novelist
Aid designed to help you find your next book to read. This database of over 155,000 fiction titles for readers of all ages lets you use your favorite author to link to other books you might enjoy.
 
Salem Health Books
An up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers. Titles included: Genetics & Inherited Conditions; Magill's Medical Guide; Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health.
Salem History Books

An up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of historical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers.  Titles included: Encyclopedia of American Immigration; Historical Encyclopedia of American Business.
Salem Science Books

An up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of scientific information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers.  Titles included: Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues; Encyclopedia of Global Resources; Encyclopedia of Global Issues.
ThomasNet
An industrial search engine that provides one source for finding the exact product, service, or supplier quickly and efficiently. Provides direct access to the detailed information needed to make a purchasing or specifying decision, including line-item product details, CAD drawings, and more.
Webster Dictionary Unabridged Online
Features more than 36,000 entries with usage examples, as well as hundreds of illustrations, photographs and diagrams.
Wisconsin Digital Collections
Search digital resource available in Wisconsin. (BadgerLink)
Wisconsin Recollection
Initiated in 2004 as a collaborative project of Wisconsin cultural heritage institutions, Recollection Wisconsin Online is a digital resource for teachers, students, genealogists, and history buffs. Anyone who values our state and its wealth of resources will find interesting or useful material, including photographs, postcards, newspapers, books, diaries, and audio recordings. (BadgerLink)
Wisconsin Public Health Profiles
Public Health Profiles are published annually and provide concise health and demographic information about each county in Wisconsin.
World Book Online
Contains all articles from the 22-volume print set plus over 8,000 more; over 12,000 pictures and maps; 10,000 sounds, including pronunciations; more than 100 videos and animations; 60,000 cross-reference links; more than 7,000 links to editor-approved Web sites.

Other Libraries

RockCat
Shared catalog available at all seven public libraries in Rock County.
MadCat
Bibliographic catalog for the libraries of the University of Wisconsin.
WisCat
Statewide bibliographic database of many Wisconsin libraries.
WorldCat
Mega-library catalog containing more than 1 billion records contributed by 10,000 libraries from around the world.  It contains full bibliographic descriptions and cataloging information for the following types of materials: books, serials, manuscripts, sound recordings, videorecordings, maps, music scores, and computer-readable files.

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