Resources

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Automotive & Small EngineTop

Auto Repair Reference Center (provided by Badgerlink)

Repair information for cars and trucks starting model year 1954. Includes wiring diagrams.

Kelly Blue Book

Information on buying and selling cars, new car prices and reviews, used car values, insurance quotes and comparisons, loan calculators and recall reports.

Recalls.gov

Recalls on consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products. View recent recalls, search for a specific recall and sign up to receive recall e-mails.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Information on driver licensing and vehicle registration, road conditions, transportation projects and more.

BadgerLinkTop

BadgerLink

Access to information resources, newspapers and magazines for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's public, school, academic and special libraries and internet service providers. A project of the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning.

BiographiesTop

MasterFILE Premier (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text for about 1,700 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975, covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and 150,000-plus primary source documents, as well as 400,000-plus photos, maps and flags.

Student Research Center (provided by BadgerLink)

For grades 6-12, search by keyword or topic.

Business & InvestmentsTop

AtoZdatabases

Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin

Review a Wisconsin business or charity. Complaints can be filed against companies, and companies can respond to complaints.

Business Source Premier (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text for more than 2,300 journals, including 1,000-plus peer-reviewed titles. Full text back to 1886 and searchable cited references back to 1998. Coverage in all disciplines of business.

Ebook Collection

For homework and after-hours reference work. By establishing an account, the user can create a bookshelf, bookmarks and notes.

Money Smart Neighborhood

Need help navigating the complicated world of personal finance? Check out the Money Smart Neighborhood for tips on: Careers, Education, Investing, Retirement and more!

Regional Business News (provided by BadgerLink)

Comprehensive full text coverage for more than 80 regional business publications covering U.S. metro and rural areas.

Value Line

Information and advice on 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy.

Careers & EmploymentTop

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Employment Help Center

Links to job openings, tips on résumé writing and interviewing and other resources for job seekers in east-central Wisconsin.

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Job Center of Wisconsin

Connects job seekers and employers in Wisconsin.

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LearningExpress Library (provided by BadgerLink)

Community & Area InformationTop

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Fond du Lac
Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership
Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Fond du Lac Association of Commerce
Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation
Fond du Lac Family YMCA
Fond du Lac Recreation Department
Fond du Lac School District
Fond du Lac Senior Center
Fond du Lac Volunteer Center
LIFE Report

Statistical overview of the socio-economic life of Fond du Lac County.

Marian University
Moraine Park Technical College
St. Mary Springs Academy
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
UW Fond du Lac
Winnebago Lutheran School

Consumer InformationTop

Consumer Reports

Ratings and recommendations of brand-name consumer products and services. Search issues from January 1991 to the present.

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Consumer Reports Buying Guide

Product testing and consumer advisory. Products tested range from major purchases (automobiles and appliances) to everyday items (food and cleaning products). Search issues from January 1999 to the present.

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AnnualCreditReport.com

Credit reports from three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Free to Wisconsin residents.

Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin

Review a Wisconsin business or charity. Complaints can be filed against companies, and companies can respond to complaints.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Publications

Publications on child safety (toys, furniture), carbon monoxide, household products, poisons and electrical safety.

Consumer Search

ConsumerSearch product-review editors pick the best electronics, appliances and services by comparing professional product reviews with consumer reviews.

FDA Consumer

Articles on consumer interests and education. Search issues from June 1990 to the present.

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Downloadable BooksTop

Ebook Collection

For homework and after-hours reference work. By establishing an account, the user can create a bookshelf, bookmarks and notes.

OverDrive Media

Education & Homework HelpTop

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ERIC (provided by BadgerLink)

More than a million records and links to more than 300,000 full-text documents.

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FAFSA

Higher education financial aid guide from the U.S. government.

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Academic Search Premier (provided by BadgerLink)

Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF files to 1975 or later available for more than 100 journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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BadgerLink

Access to information resources, newspapers and magazines for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's public, school, academic and special libraries and internet service providers. A project of the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning.

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Britannica Online: Elementary School (provided by BadgerLink)

Easy-to-read encyclopedia articles and age-appropriate reference and learning materials for preschool and elementary school children.

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Brittannica Online: High School (provided by BadgerLink)

Encyclopedias and related materials (dictionaries, thesauri, illustrations, maps, biographies). Includes educational activities, exercises and study guides.

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Brittannica Online: Learning Zone (provided by BadgerLink)

Activity-centered learning environment for pre-K through 2nd grade covering letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography and more. Supports classroom curriculum and helps students build technology skills.

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Brittannica Online: Middle School (provided by BadgerLink)

Grade-level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, best websites, multimedia and curriculum content.

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Ebook Collection

For homework and after-hours reference work. By establishing an account, the user can create a bookshelf, bookmarks and notes.

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EBSCOHost Research Databases (provided by BadgerLink)
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ECB VideoLink (provided by BadgerLink)

Streaming and downloadable videos for K-12 students and teachers.

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Education Research Complete (provided by BadgerLink)

Topics cover all levels of education and educational specialties. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,800 journals, full text for more than 1,000 journals and full text for more than 100 books, monographs and conference papers.

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Educational Administration Abstracts (provided by BadgerLink)

Bibliographic records covering topics on educational administration, including leadership, management, research and other areas of key relevance to education as a discipline. Index contains 60,000 records, which are selected from the most important sources.

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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (provided by BadgerLink)

Guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, including the history of European exploration and portrayals of Native Americans. Covers range of subjects, from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encycolpedia (provided by BadgerLink)
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Learning Express Library (provided by BadgerLink)
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MAS Ultra - School Edition (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text for more than 500 popular high school magazines. Also 300-plus full text reference books, 84,000-plus biographies, 100,000-plus primary source documents and more than 440,000 photos, maps and flags, color PDFs and expanded full text for key magazines back to 1975.

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Middle Search Plus (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. Articles assigned reading levels. Also 84,000-plus biographies, 100,000-plus primary source documents and more than 440,000 photos, maps and flags.

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MIT OpenCourseware

Free courses from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Online Courses

Free online courses from the world's leading universities. Yale, MIT, Stanford, Harvard and many others are sharing lectures and videos with lifelong learners from all around.

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Primary Search (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text for nearly 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. Articles are assigned reading level indicators;

full text information dates back to 1990.

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Professional Development Collection (provided by BadgerLink)

The most comprehensive collection of full text education journals includes more than 500 quality education journals, 300-plus peer-reviewed titles and 200-plus educational reports.

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Science Reference Center (provided by BadgerLink)
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Student Research Center (provided by BadgerLink)

For grades 6-12, search by keyword or topic.

Entertainment & SportsTop

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Songbook Database

Check out songs related to composers and writers with Wisconsin roots. More than 48,000 references to songs contained in nearly 2,000 books, and growing.

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Soundzabound (provided by BadgerLink)

Royalty-free music and sound effects for K-12 school use.

Foreign LanguageTop

TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language

Information on the tests, registration, test sites and procedures.

Transparent Language Online

Research-based and experience-driven, Transparent Language Online is a language-learning program that provides an effective, fun, and engaging experience for language learners of all levels. Combining top-of-the-line courses with lots of great, supplemental resources for over 80 languages, Transparent Language Online is the ultimate language-learning system.

GovernmentTop

City of Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County
State of Wisconsin
State of Wisconsin Blue Book

Biographies and photos of Wisconsin legislators, the state Constitution, information about the different branches of government and state statistics and symbols.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (CCAP)

This website (WCCA) provides access to certain public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin. The information displayed is an exact copy of the case information entered into the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) case management system by court staff in the counties where the case files are located. The court record summaries viewed here are all public records under Wisconsin open records law. 

Health & MedicalTop

AltHealthWatch (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text articles nearly 200 international and often peer-reviewed journals and reports on complementary, holisitic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

Consumer Health Complete (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text on all areas of health and wellness – from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine – covering topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, men’s and women's health and children's health.

Health Source Consumer Edition (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text from nearly 80 consumer health magazines on topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing Academic Edition (provided by BadgerLink)

Nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Lexi-PALS Drug Guide (provided by BadgerLink)

Nearly 1,500 medication and natural product Patient Advisory Leaflets in easy-to-follow question-and-answer format. Includes 600 Spanish language leaflets on commonly used medications.

Mayo Clinic

Extensive site providing medical information.

Medicare.gov

Information on Medicare health and prescription drug coverage.

MEDLINE (provided by BadgerLink)

Information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and more from the National Library of Medicine.

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Medline Plus

Extensive information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health on more than 700 topics covering conditions, diseases and wellness.

National Institutes of Health

Health information for consumers and professionals from a leading medical research center.

National Library of Medicine

World's largest biomedical library provides information on all of its major programs, including medical research, medical history, biotechnology and HIV/AIDS resources. Includes medical information for consumers and professionals, including access to databases, fact sheets and newsletters, toxicology and environmental health information.

HistoryTop

Seefeld Local History Room

On the 2nd floor of the FDL Public Library, this collection of more than 2,600 items is composed of materials related to the history of the City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County and nearby areas.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 (provided by BadgerLink)

Guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, including the history of European exploration and portrayals of Native Americans. Covers range of subjects, from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

Fond du Lac Historical Society

Dedicated to preserving our history for future generations.

History Reference Center (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text from more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias, nonfiction books and nearly 170 leading history periodicals. With hundreds of thousands of historical documents, biographies, photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

MasterFILE Premier (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text for about 1,700 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975, covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and 150,000-plus primary source documents, as well as 400,000-plus photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection (provided by BadgerLink)
National Register of Historic Places

More than 78,000 historically important cultural places, including almost 3,000 National Historical Landmarks.

NewspaperARCHIVE (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text of some historic newspapers worldwide. Includes selective coverage of Fond du Lac newspapers from 1846 to 1977.

Recollection Wisconsin

Collaborative, statewide digital resource for teachers, students, genealogists and history buffs.

Smithsonian

American social and cultural history, online photography exhibit and current museum exhibits.



Student Research Center (provided by BadgerLink)

For grades 6-12, search by keyword or topic.

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Unique historical and cultural collections of digitized letters, diaries, reminiscences, speeches, photographs, oral history tapes, manuscripts and maps.

Video games

Hunting for easter eggs? You've found your destination.

Library CatalogTop

WorldCat
FDLPL Catalog
Wiscat

Literature & Book AwardsTop

WorldCat
Humanities International Complete (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world.

 

Literary Reference Center (provided by BadgerLink)

Spectrum of information from antiquity to present day from more than 1,000 books and monographs, literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals and unique sources. Also information on the most-studied authors and their works.

LitFinder (provided by BadgerLink)

Poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays from nearly a million full-text documents, literary excerpts and citations.

NoveList (provided by BadgerLink)

Find new fiction authors and suggested titles. Browse theme-oriented book lists and awards lists. With links to related sites.

NoveList K-8 (provided by BadgerLink)

Fiction database for K-8. Enhanced subject access for more than 60,000 age-appropriate fiction books. Full-text reviews from sources such as School Library Journal and Booklist.

Teaching Books (provided by BadgerLink)

Multimedia resources about fiction and nonfiction books for K-12.  Video of authors and illustrators, thousands of book guides with activities for library and classroom and hundreds of audio excerpts of book readings.

Local History & GenealogyTop

Seefeld Local History Room

On the 2nd floor of the FDL Public Library, this collection of more than 2,600 items is composed of materials related to the history of the City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County and nearby areas.

Ancestry Library Edition

U.S. Census information, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage and military records, family and local history collections and more. Available for use only inside the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Area Research Center Network

Links to each of the Area Research Centers in Wisconsin and their holdings.

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System National Park Service’s database of more than six million Civil War soldiers and sailors.

Cyndi’s List

Nearly 300,000 links related to genealogy, organized by category. Continually updated and expanded.

Early Fond du Lac County People and Places

Early Fond du Lac People and Places is a collection of 13 Fond du Lac historical books that have been digitized and made available online. This project was made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants.

FamilySearch

Comprehensive genealogy resource from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Find a Grave

Information about "Where everybody who was anybody is buried." Searchable by name, location, birth dates/death dates and "claim to fame." Includes photos.

Fond du Lac Reporter via Proquest

Full-text index for the Fond du Lac Reporter

 

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Vital Statistics Index

Indexed citations of many of the obituaries, funeral notices, marriages and milestone anniversaries published in the Fond du Lac newspapers.

Genealogy at the Wisconsin Historical Society

Numerous resources, including the Wisconsin Name Index, Pre-1907 Vital Records Index and Wisconsin Local History and Biography articles.

General Land Office Records

More than two million images of land patent records from 1820-1908.

Heritage Quest Online (provided by BadgerLink)

U.S. Census information, family and place histories, Revolutionary War information and Periodical Source Index. Available for use inside the Fond du Lac Public Library and remotely to FDLPL  cardholders.

History by the Lake: Studies in the history of Fond du Lac and the Lake Winnebago region

A collection of historical essays written by students at Marian College under the supervision of Clarence B. Davis. Reproduced with the permission of the editor.

Linkpendium

Directory of genealogy links for the United States and a worldwide surname index.

Online Birth & Marriage Records Indexes

A vital records index for genealogists.

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records

Links to death indexes, searchable by state and county.

Pedrick Historical Collection

Resources about past Ripon residents.

RootsWeb.com

Now supported by Ancestry.com, this free genealogy resource includes search engines, databases, family trees, mailing lists and message boards. The site also hosts other volunteer projects.

Social Security Death Index via Family Search (SSDI)

Database from FamilySearch.org a name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962.

Source of the Lake: 150 years in Fond du Lac

A book of historical essays written by students at Marian College under the supervision of Clarence B. Davis. This book is reproduced with the permission of the editor.

U.S. National Archives (NARA)

Resources for the genealogist from U.S. National Archives, which oversees the management of all federal records.

USGenWeb Project

Links to state genealogy websites and helpful information for researchers such as caring for, repairing and preserving old documents, books and photographs.

Where to Write for Vital Records

How to obtain birth, death, marriage and divorce records from each state.

Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin history, current museum exhibits and historic Wisconsin places

Wisconsin Local History Network

Volunteers compiling historical and genealogical information relating to Wisconsin.

Newspapers & MagazinesTop

BadgerLink

Access to information resources, newspapers and magazines for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's public, school, academic and special libraries and internet service providers. A project of the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning.

Fond du Lac Reporter via Proquest

Full-text index for the Fond du Lac Reporter

 

Newspaper Source Plus (provided by BadgerLink)

More than 1,500 full-text newspapers, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. Also features more than 500,000 TV and radio news transcripts, videos and podcasts.

NewspaperARCHIVE (provided by BadgerLink)

Full text of some historic newspapers worldwide. Includes selective coverage of Fond du Lac newspapers from 1846 to 1977.

Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site (provided by BadgerLink)

Cover-to-cover access to 235 of Wisconsin Newspaper Association's daily and weekly member newspapers from April 2005 to present (with a two-month embargo period).

Resources for Book LoversTop

NoveList (provided by BadgerLink)

Find new fiction authors and suggested titles. Browse theme-oriented book lists and awards lists. With links to related sites.

WisconsinTop

BadgerLink

Access to information resources, newspapers and magazines for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's public, school, academic and special libraries and internet service providers. A project of the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning.

Fond du Lac Reporter via Proquest

Full-text index for the Fond du Lac Reporter

 

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Vital Statistics Index

Indexed citations of many of the obituaries, funeral notices, marriages and milestone anniversaries published in the Fond du Lac newspapers.

GreenFILE (provided by BadgerLink)
Songbook Database

Check out songs related to composers and writers with Wisconsin roots. More than 48,000 references to songs contained in nearly 2,000 books, and growing.

Soundzabound (provided by BadgerLink)

Royalty-free music and sound effects for K-12 school use.

State of Wisconsin Blue Book

Biographies and photos of Wisconsin legislators, the state Constitution, information about the different branches of government and state statistics and symbols.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (CCAP)

This website (WCCA) provides access to certain public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin. The information displayed is an exact copy of the case information entered into the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) case management system by court staff in the counties where the case files are located. The court record summaries viewed here are all public records under Wisconsin open records law. 

Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin history, current museum exhibits and historic Wisconsin places

Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site (provided by BadgerLink)

Cover-to-cover access to 235 of Wisconsin Newspaper Association's daily and weekly member newspapers from April 2005 to present (with a two-month embargo period).

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