Genealogy databases containing census, military, Social Security death records,and much more.This database is accessible only at the library.


Automate Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Available through BadgerLink.


Provides access to over 4000 magazines and journal articles, many in full-text.

Britannica – Elementary – Home Use
Britannica – Elementary – Library Use

Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the Web’s Best Sites, multimedia, and curriculum content.


Britannica – Middle School – Home Use
Britannica – Middle School – Library Use

Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the Web’s Best Sites, multimedia, and curriculum content.


Britannica – High School – Home Use
Britannica – High School – Library Use

Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the Web’s Best Sites, multimedia, and curriculum content.


Business Source Premier – Home Use 

Library Use


Consumer Health Complete – Home Use
Library Use

Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Consumer Reports Online – Home Use
Consumer Reports Online – Library Use

Product reviews and Ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.


Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume is the online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.



Ebsco Ebooks

Formerly called netLibrary, this is an electronic book collection of nonfiction titles. Titles can be checked-out and downloaded, and read on your computer when you are not connected to the Internet, or can be transferred to your Adobe Digital Editions-compatible eBook Reader device.




EBSCOhost – Home Use

Magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, science,history and general areas of interest. Student resources found in Kids Search and Student Resource Center.

EBSCOhost – Library Use
EBSCOhost (Espanol) – a su casa
EBSCOhost (Espanol) – en la biblioteca


Explora for Everyone
Explora for Elementary Schools
Explora for Middle & High Schools

Magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest.

Flipster eMagazines – Home Use

Flipster offers digital access to your favorite magazines: HGTV Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Time and many more! Simply sign in with your library card and browse online magazines by category. View in your browser or using the Flipster app for tablets. 

 Foundations in Wisconsin


This directory, profiles over 1300 grant making foundations in Wisconsin, offering contact information, total assets, grants paid, and areas of interest. This database is accessible only in Alice Baker Library.

Gale Courses

A wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online through Gale Courses, also known as ed2go.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. 



Genealogy databases.
For access from home, click here.


History Reference Center – Home Use  
Library Use

The History Reference Center offers full text from reference books, encyclopedias, periodicals, and non-fiction books. Also includes historical documents; biographies of historical figures; historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video library link.

 Internal Revenue Service

Federal tax forms.


Learning Express – Home Use
Learning Express – In Library Use

Learning Express Library offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information needed to achieve results—at school, at work, or in life. The Computer Skills Learning Center includes interactive courses on MicroSoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Looking to land a job? An entire Learning Center is dedicated to help job seekers.  Practice tests include SAT and ACT.


LitFinder – Home Use
Library Use

LitFinder is primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays.


Literary Reference Center – Home Use
Library Use

Literary Reference Center contains full text of plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, and much more.


Morningstar Investment Research Center – Home Use
Morningstar Investment Research Center – Library Use

Use Morningstar Investment Research Center to find stocks or mutual funds, research current or prospective holdings.

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s – 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.


Newspaper Source Plus – Home Use 
Library Use

Includes 1,570 full-text newspapers, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.

NovelList K-8 – Home Use                                                                 
Library Use

NoveList K-8 contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population.  Available through BadgerLink.


Ebsco NoveList Plus
Library Use

NovelistPlus includes over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles, plus lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, book talks, recommended reads and more.


Wisconsin’s Digital Library through Overdrive is your connection to free library ebooks, audiobooks and videos. All you need is a valid library card and PIN number to get started. Read/listen via your computer or download material to a mobile device. 

EASY TO FOLLOW GUIDES for Downloading eBooks and Audiobooks to Kindles, Nooks, Mobile Tablets and more!  Click here.


Reference USA – Home Use
Free ReferenceUSA webinars available!

Reference USA – Library Use
Information on U.S. companies & consumers.


Science Reference Center – In Library Use

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.


Author info and reading enrichment
for kids of all ages.

unemployment Social and financial help links for the unemployed and underemployed.




WISCAT is Wisconsin’s statewide database of the holdings of nearly 1200 state libraries.

Do you need to find materials that are not available in Waukesha County?

Wisconsin Department of Revenue forms.

The Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site allows access 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers.  Content is available from April 2005 through 90 days ago.  Includes Waukesha Freeman, Cambridge News, Lake Mills Leader, Oconomowoc Enterprise, Palmyra Enterprise, Waterloo Courier, Watertown Daily Times, and Whitewater Register.

Wisconsin State
Law Library

Legal reference and links to Wisconsin Statutes and Wisconsin Administrative Code.

U.S. Newsstream

US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. For academic and public libraries, US Newsstream offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform. Coverage: 1980 – current.  Available through BadgerLink.