Online Databases

Ancestry Library Edition Logo with Clickable Link Ancestry is a website enabling users to create their own family tree and help them discover, preserve, and share their family history.

* Please note, this database is only accessible at the Library.
Auto Repair Source Logo with Clickable Link Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
BadgerLink Logo with Clickable Link An Online Library which provides information to Wisconsin residents that isn’t available through regular search engines. Newspaper & magazine articles; Health information & medication guides; Tutorials & test prep; and census records are just some of the information you have access to.  Includes full-text PDF version 
Consumer Reports Logo with Clickable Link Full-text PDF version of the popular consumer magazine .
Heritage Quest Logo with Clickable Link Contains a collection of genealogical and historical resources; unique primary sources, local and family histories; and U.S. Federal Censuses, books, cemetary records, city directories, military records and more.
Learning Express Library Logo with Clickable Link

Access all the LearningExpress Library's collections of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials.  This collection includes Career Preparation, High School Equivalency Center, College Admissions Test Preparation, Adult Core Skills, and more. 

Discontinued as of July 1, 2024

Small Engine Repair Reference Center with Clickable Link Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. Includes repair information for ATV's, Generators and other Small Engines, Marine/Boat Motors, Motorcycles, Outdoor Power Equipment, Personal Watercraft, Snowmobiles, and Tractors.

Wisconsin Policy Forum

"The Wisconsin Policy Forum is a statewide nonpartisan, independent policy research organization with offices in Milwaukee and Madison."

"We focus our policy research on a broad range of issues affecting the state with a particular emphasis on Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin, including government finance, economic development, education, and social services."

The databases, "Municipal Facts" and "School Facts", were previously published in print form and are available at the Library.
 

The 2023 Municipal DataTool provides five years of data on Wisconsin's cities and villages, allowing users to see trends over time.
The Property Values and Taxes DataTool explores key trends in important indicators of the state's economic health, the cost borne by taxpayers, and the finances of its local governments.
Wisconsin Policy Forum's School DataTool compares educational data for school districts throughout Wisconsin.  The DataTool is a one-stop source of information for several major education indicators, from enrollment and school spending to graduation rates and student performance.

Due to the file size, the DataTool may intially take a few moments to load.
Additional research and publications done by Wisconsin Policy Forum can be found on their website, wispolicyforum.org.   Print copies of their publications, Wisconsin Taxpayer and Focus, are available at the Library.