General Research


BadgerLink - From personal interest to educational research, BadgerLink provides Wisconsin residents with licensed trustworthy resources.
Ebscohost - Magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business, science, history and general areas of interest.

Business & Consumer Information


Auto Repair Reference Center - Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles
Business Source Premiere - Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering all disciplines of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics.
Consumer Health Complete - Content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Consumer Reports - Access to product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics, and more.
Morningstar Investment Research - Find quality investment information on stocks or mutual funds, and research current or prospective holdings.

Job Search & Test Preparation


Cypress Resume - Online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
HelpNow - A free, online tutoring and study tool with live online tutoring, a writing lab, test preparation, online meeting spaces, curated lessons and tutorials, customizable teaching tools, and more.
LearningExpress – Practice for a wide variety of tests including the GED and U.S. citizenship tests. Study and practice occupation exams including Air Traffic Controller, Civil Service, Commercial Driver's License, Cosmetology, Electrical, Emergency Medical Services, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Real Estate, Plumbing and more!

Free Online Classes


Creative Bug – Thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Gale Online Courses – Want to learn a new language or improve your computer skills? Gale Courses has over 350 interactive, instructor-led courses in a variety of topics. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Tutoring & Homework Resources


Britannica Online-Elementary School - Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the websites, multimedia, and curriculum content.
Britannica Online-Middle School - Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the websites, multimedia, and curriculum content.
Britannica Online-High School - Level-appropriate reference articles, journals and magazines, the websites, multimedia, and curriculum content.
HelpNow - A free, online tutoring and study tool with live online tutoring, a writing lab, test preparation, online meeting spaces, curated lessons and tutorials, customizable teaching tools, and more.
History Reference Center - Full text reference books, encyclopedias, periodicals, and non-fiction books. Also includes historical documents; biographies of historical figures; historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical videos. 
LearningExpress - Improve math, reading, grammar, spelling, science, logic, and geography skills. Prepare for high school entrance exams. Includes practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP tests and more!
Teachingbooks.net - Includes in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of book readings, guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children’s and young adult literature.

Reading & Entertainment


NYT Bestsellers - Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre.
Novelist K-8 - Reading recommendations that helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
NovelistPlus - Book recommendations for over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles, plus lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, book talks, recommended reads and more.
Flipster - Read your favorite magazines on your tablet, phone, or computer. There are over 90 magazines to choose from, with current and past issues. You can also download the Flipster app for your device.
Hoopla - Digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!
Overdrive – Access to ebooks and digital audiobooks. Download Overdrive’s Libby app to read or listen on your phone, tablet, or computer.
WISCAT - Search for library materials in Wisconsin libraries outside of the Bridges Library System (only opens in Chrome browser).
 

Genealogy, Local History & Newspapers


AncestryLibrary - Comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.
Heritage Quest - U.S. federal census information, family genealogies, local histories, genealogical and local history serials, and more.
Newspapers.com - Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s – 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.
Newspaper Source - Includes 1,570 full-text newspapers, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.
Wisconsin Newspaper Archive - Access to 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers. Content includes historical newspapers as well as recent papers. Available through BadgerLink.
Whitewater Cemeteries & Grave Locations - Oak Grove, Calvary, and Hillside Cemeteries with the locations of individual graves.
Whitewater Digital Newspapers - All Whitewater newspapers from 1857-2013, and Whitewater High School Yearbooks from 1926-1963 (incomplete) digitized and searchable by keyword.