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.
These resources are brought to you by the Department of Public Instruction. Some of the resources require a library card to get started.
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- Books https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/books
- Encyclopedias https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/encyclopedias
- Magazines https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/magazines
- Multimedia https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/multimedia
- Newspapers https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/newspapers
- Primary Sources https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/primary-sources
- Scholarly Journals https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/scholarly-journals
- Auto Repair https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/auto-repair
- Business & Consumer https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/business-consumer
- College & Jobs https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/college-jobs
- English https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/english
- Genealogy https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/genealogy
- Government https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/government
- Health https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/health
- History https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/history
- Literature https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/literature
- Mathematics https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/mathematics
- Science & Technology https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/science-technology
- Social Studies https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/social-studies
- Visual and Performing Arts https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/visual-performing-arts
- Elementary School Student https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/elementary-school-student
- Middle School Student https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/middle-school-student
- High School Student https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/high-school-student
- Higher Ed Student https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/higher-ed-student
- Educator https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/educator
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.
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.