Online Databases

 

AccessNewspaper ARCHIVE (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)

This database contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating back to the 1700s. Pages are presented in PDF format, presenting the news as it originally appeared in print.

Ancestry.com Library Edition 
The Racine Public Library patrons have access to Ancestry Library Edition.  In order to use this service you will need to come down to the library. You can bring in your own computer and connect via WiFi or you may use one of our internet terminals.

Auto Repair Reference Center (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Step-by-step auto repair and upkeep directions for the do-it-yourselfer, covering more than 23,000 domestic and imported vehicles.

BadgerLink (Your Library Card May Be Needed)
BadgerLink is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning. Its goal is to provide access to quality online information resources for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state’s public, school, academic, and special libraries and Internet Service Providers. BadgerLink resources are available through this site and through links on many library web pages. Most libraries also provide access to BadgerLink from public access computers within the library.

Business Source Premier(Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.

Consumer Health Complete Interface (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream to holistic medicine.  For high school students, college-level, and adult researchers.

Consumer Reports (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Full-text pdf version of the popular consumer magazine. For high school students and adult researchers.

Ebsco All Databases (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
A list of all Ebsco Databases.

Ebsco Health Resources (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Access point to EBSCOhost health-specific databases. For high school, college, and adult researchers.

Ebsco MasterFilePremier (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Full-text magazines with some coverage of newspapers and journals.  For student and adult researchers.

Encylopedia Britannica School Edition PreK-12 (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Articles from books, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias and magazines.

Explora for Elementary Schools (Provided by BadgerLink. Your library card may be needed.)
The search interface for EBSCO’s elementary school resources.  For elementary school students and educators.

Explora for Middle & High Schools (Provided by BadgerLink. Your library card may be needed.)
The search interface for EBSCO’s middle & high school resources.  For middle & high school students and educators.

Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna (Juvenil & Enciclopedia Universal en Español) (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores.  Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators.

Gale Courses (Your Library Card will be needed.) Online instructor led courses.

GreenFILE (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

History Reference Center (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Full-text history reference resource for college-level and adult researchers.

Heritage Quest (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
U.S. Census records from 1790 to 1920 and other genealogical materials.

LearningExpress Library ( (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card may be needed)
Access the LearningExpress Library’s collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials.  For kids, teens, and adults.

Literary Reference Center (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card Maybe Needed)
Information about authors’ lives, works, and related resources. Includes a guide to researching and writing research papers. Great for school reports, book clubs, and readers.

Military & Government Collection (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Current news for all branches of the military and government.  For student and adult researchers.

Morningstar Stock, Mutual Fund, Bond, ETF Investment Research (Outside the Library) Click here if you are using this from within the library.(Your Library Card May Be Needed)

Newspaper Source Plus (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Full-text coverage of today’s major newspapers, for students and researchers.

Novelist (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Over 155,000 fiction titles with plot summaries – for readers of all ages.

Novelist K-8 (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Children’s fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists and more.  For children and pre-teens.

Powerspeak Languages (Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Through these online tutorials you can learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, German and ESL Spanish.

Primary Search(Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Full-text magazines for elementary school students.

Professional Development Collection (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Designed for professional educators, this database provides access to nearly 550 education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

Reference USA (Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Detailed information on more than 14 million US businesses – plus a U.S. residential search that acts like a nation-wide phone book.

Regional Business News (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Regional Business News provides full text for regional business publications, incorporating coverage of more than 80 publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost) (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Full-text science reference books, images, and periodicals for student and adult researchers.

 

Student Research Center (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Useful information for high school students gathered from magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, video, and other sources.

TeachingBooks.net (Provided by BadgerLink. Your Library Card May Be Needed)
Mulitmedia collection of resources about K-12 books, authors and illustrators.

Webster Comprehensive Dictionary

Zinio (Provided by Lakeshores Library System. Your Library Card May Be Needed) This a mobile reading application that delivers digital editions of magazines. It provides the same reading material plus exclusive video, audio and and web links. To sign up all you need is a library card and and email address.