Online Resources


AutoMate provides authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Consumer Reports Magazine provides articles on health, public safety, marketplace, economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers. Part of BadgerLink.  Click “Search within this Publication” to search. For remote access you may have to enter your library barcode number. Click on Library Card Login in the upper-right and follow the instructions.

HeritageQuest Online

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HeritageQuest Online offers genealogical information including a census search (complete set of Federal census images from 1790-1930, include name indexes for many years), books (20,000 family and local histories), the PERSI index (over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles), and much more.

Job Seeker Collection

The Job Seeker Collection is a collection of resources for job seekers put together by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a free resource that provides videos and practice exercises to help with math, science, history and more.

Literary Reference Center

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The Literary Reference Center offers a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to present day literature. Powered by BadgerLink.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus provides 63 million articles from more than 1,210 newspapers, 130 newswires, and 50 news magazines.  Includes all staff articles for the Janesville Gazette, La Crosse Tribune, The Leader Telegram (Eau Claire), The Telegram (Superior), and The Wisconsin State Journal.  Cover-to-Cover coverage for the Advance-Titan (Oshkosh), Capital Times, The Daily Reporter (Milwaukee), UWM Post (Milwaukee), Wisconsin Law Journal (Milwaukee), and Wisconsin State Journal. is an historical newspaper archive from the 1700s-2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

Recollection Wisconsin

Recollection Wisconsin brings together digital cultural heritage resources from Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies and shares them with the world in partnership with the Digital Public Library of America.

US Newsstream

US Newsstream contains current and archival to 1980s US news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsay, and Chicago Tribune as well as over 80 Gannett titles.


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WISCAT is a project of Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and contains material in all formats, including books, serial titles, video recordings, sound recordings and other kinds of materials located in public, academic, school and special libraries in the State of Wisconsin.

If you cannot find an item in the Monarch Library System catalog, and you would like to request it from the WISCAT catalog, please contact your library’s Interlibrary Loan Department for help in obtaining the item.


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WorldCat is a worldwide catalog of library collections that includes more than 67 million bibliographic records with items in many different formats. Patrons can access this database at any library or at home with a user-friendly search page.