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Research a Topic

Trying to learn about something in specific but can’t find a book in our catalogue or the right results on Google? The resources below, which are available to the public (some with a library card, some without), might be a good place to start. Library Edition

When connected to the Racine Public Library’s internet through your own computer or one of the library’s, patrons have access to Ancestry Library Edition.

BadgerLink Resources

These resources are brought to you by the Department of Public Instruction. Some of the resources require a library card to get started.


Are you getting an error when you open BadgerLink? See this article for ways to solve a common error we’re seeing right now.




Chronicling America

Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.


Learn different languages for free.

Explore free courses from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and University of Texas System.


With this collection of billions of records contributed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can piece together your ancestors’ history and bring their stories to life.​

LinkedIn Learning

Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. You will need your library card to get started.

Reference Solutions

Detailed information on more than 14 million US businesses – plus a U.S. residential search that acts like a nation-wide phone book. You may need your library card to get started.


Learn computer skills online.

Wisconsin Digital Archives

The Wisconsin Digital Archives is a growing collection of documents about the activities, functions, and policies of the Wisconsin State Government. The collection contains documents from 2001 to the present published by the Executive and Judicial branches of Wisconsin State Government, state government task forces, initiatives, boards, commissions, councils, and special study groups.

Wisconsin’s Digital Library

Check out ebooks and audiobooks from our digital library. You will need your library card and PIN to get started. You can also access the e-books, audiobooks and magazines in this collection using the Libby app.

The library is full of resources you can try out for more hands-on learning. For example, want to learn robotics? Just stop by the Innovation Lab. Is your research related to an upcoming exam? We offer proctoring for free.

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