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Research Databases
Available to all Hedberg Public Library cardholders. Subscription costs for these databases have been paid for you by either the Hedberg Public Library or by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Badgerlink program.

Auto Repair | Books and Literature | Business | Careers and Education
Collectibles | En Español | Homework | Health and Medicine
Language Learning | Magazines, Newspapers and Periodicals | People

Auto Repair

  • AllData - (funded by HPL) Access limited to computers at the library.
    The world's most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information, including labor and repair costs, repair instructions and diagrams, service bulletins, trouble codes and more!

  • Auto Mate (funded by Badgerlink)
    Automotive repair information for specific vehicles models going back to 1974, provided by MOTOR Information Systems

Books and Literature
  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (funded by HPL)
    Book reviews and information on children's literature.

  • Literary Reference Center (funded by Badgerlink)
    Information about authors' lives and works - great for school reports, book clubs, and readers!

  • NoveList Plus (funded by HPL)
    Over 155,000 fiction and non-fiction titles with plot summaries - for readers of
    all ages!

  • SHARE
    Lists of holdings at all 28 public libraries in the Lakeshores Library System.

  • Teaching Books (funded by Badgerlink)
    Mulitmedia collection of resources about K-12 books, authors and illustrators.

  • TumbleBook Library (funded by HPL)
    A collection of animated, talking picture books. Aslo includes Read-a-Long chapter books, Tumble TV, games, puzzles and more.

Business

  • BadgerLink Business Resources(funded by BadgerLink)
    Business Source Premier, GreenFILE, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus and Regional Business News.

  • Gale Legal Forms (funded by HPL)
    Access to a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

  • Gale Small Business Builder (funded by HPL)
    Get help planning and optimizing your business or nonprofit. Built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses, it provides a step-by-step process supported by a rich variety of recognized tools that enable you to produce complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing your enterprise.

  • Gale Small Business Resource Center (funded by HPL)
    Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

  • Morningstar (funded by HPL)
    Trusted, objective stock, ETF, fund ratings, analysis and portfolio tools.
    NOTE -you must enter your library card barcode to use this database.

  • Reference USA (funded by HPL)
    Detailed information on more than 14 million US businesses - plus a U.S. residential search that acts like a nation-wide phone book, and a Lifestyles search showing consumers' purchasing habits.

  • Valueline (funded by HPL) *
    Research information on companies and stocks for investment purposes.
    NOTE - when you are finished using this database click "SIGN OUT". Failure to do so crashes the database access for other users.

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Careers and Education

  • BadgerLink Educator Resources (funded by BadgerLink)
    Education Journals, Instructional Tools, Curriculum and Standards Support, Activities and Learning Games.

  • Gale Courses (funded by Arrowhead Library System)
    Over 350 free courses in personal and professional development. All courses start fresh monthly and run for six weeks. Topics include: computer programs, health, career exploration, college prep, writing, ESL, business, leadership, family, and more.

  • Learning Express(funded by BadgerLink)
    Online practice tests for dozens of exams, including GED, SAT, ACT, Civil Service and ASVAB. Also includes skills improvement units for reading comprehension, writing, math skills, and the US Citizenship test.

  • Lynda (funded by Arrowhead Library System)
    Learn business, creative, software and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals through online courses taught by industry leaders.

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Collectibles

  • Antiques Reference (funded by HPL)
    Descriptions and pricing information on antiques, collectibles, fine art and
    historic Americana.

En Español

  • Britannica Escolar Online(funded by Badgerlink)
    Enciclopedia español para los estudiantes más jóvenes y educadores. Spanish encyclopedia for younger students and educators.

  • Britannica Moderna (funded by BadgerLink)
    Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores. Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators.

  • Mango (funded by HPL)
    An online language-learning system that can help you learn English!

  • Learning Express Recursos para hispanohablantes (funded by BadgerLink)
    Este centro ofrece práctica para mejorar las habilidades básicas, práctica para el examen de GED o ser ciudadano estadounidense.

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Health and Medicine

  • Consumer Health Complete (funded by Badgerlink)
    Medical encyclopedias, magazine articles, videos, and diagrams for the everyday consumer of health care information.

  • BadgerLink Health Resources (funded by Badgerlink)
    Alt HealthWatch, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source: Consumer Edition,
    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    , Lexi-PALS Drug Guide, and MEDLINE.

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Homework
  • Britannica - Elementary School (funded by Badgerlink)
    Articles from books, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias and magazines.

  • Britannica - Middle School (funded by Badgerlink)
    Articles from books, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias and magazines.

  • Britannica - High School(funded by Badgerlink)
    Articles from books, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias and magazines.

  • CQ Researcher (funded by HPL)
    In depth reports written by experienced journalists about important issues of our day. Articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, graphics, photos, and sources for additional research. A great resource for research papers and debates!

  • Explora for Elementary Schools (funded by Badgerlink)
    Find articles, multimedia, primary sources, and more!

  • Explora for Middle and High Schools (funded by BadgerLink)
    Find articles, multimedia, primary sources, and more!

  • Learning Express (funded by Badgerlink)
    Skills improvement units for reading comprehension, writing, and math skills.  Also includes online practice tests for dozens of exams, including the GED, SAT, and ACT, among others.

  • Learning Zone(funded by Badgerlink) 
    Activity-centered learning environment for pre-kindergarten through second grade.

  • Literary Reference Center(funded by Badgerlink)
    Information about authors' lives and  works and related resources.  Includes a guide to researching and writing research papers.

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Language Learning

  • Mango (funded by HPL)
    An online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Russian, Italian and more!

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Magazines, Newspapers and Periodicals

  • All EBSCOHost Magazine Databases(funded by BadgerLink)
    Huge database of magazine and journal articles - great for finding information on a wide variety of subjects.

  • Consumer Reports (funded by BadgerLink)
    Full text articles from Consumer Reports Magazine. Search tip: Select "Search within this publication", click "Advanced Search", and type in the second search box.

  • CQ Researcher (funded by HPL)
    In depth reports written by experienced journalists about important issues of our day. Articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, graphics, photos, and sources for additional research. A great resource for research papers and debates!

  • NewspaperARCHIVE
    ** BadgerLink funding for this database ended July 16, 2018. We are looking into alternative resources and funding.  **
     
  • Newspaper Source Plus(funded by BadgerLink)   
    Full-text newspapers, television and radio news transcripts. Includes selections from the Wisconsin State Journal, Capital Times, and Janesville Gazette.

  • Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers (funded by BadgerLink) 
    Access to daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, starting in 2005 to the present, with an embargo delay of 90 days.

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People: Biography and Genealogy

  • AncestryLibrary (funded by HPL) Access limited to computers at the library.
    Huge collection of genealogy databases - great place to start researching family history!

  • HeritageQuest (funded by BadgerLink)
    U.S. Census records from 1790 to 1920 and other genealogical materials.

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BadgerLink Databasesare funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and are available to all Wisconsin residents.

Arrowhead Library System databases are funded by the Arrowhead Library System. These databases are available to all Rock County residents.

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