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Research Databases
Available to all Hedberg Public Library cardholders. Subscription costs for these databases have been paid for you by either the Hedberg Public Library or by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Badgerlink program.

Auto Repair | Books and Literature | Business
Careers and Education | Collectibles | Homework | Health and Medicine
Language and Culture | Magazines, Newspapers and Periodicals | People

Auto Repair

  • AllData - (funded by HPL) Access limited to computers at the library.
    The world's most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information, including labor and repair costs, repair instructions and diagrams, service bulletins, trouble codes and more!

  • Auto Repair Reference Center (funded by Badgerlink)
    Step-by-step auto repair and upkeep directions for the do-it-yourselfer, covering more than 23,000 domestic and imported vehicles.

Books and Literature
  • Booklist (funded by HPL)
    Thousands of book reviews and recommendations from the American Library Association.
  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (funded by HPL)
    Book reviews and information on children's literature.
  • Literary Reference Center (funded by Badgerlink)
    Information about authors' lives and works - great for school reports, book clubs, and readers!
  • Litfinder (funded by Badgerlink)
    A collection of plays, poems, essays, speeches and other literature.
  • NoveList Plus (funded by HPL)
    Over 155,000 fiction and non-fiction titles with plot summaries - for readers of
    all ages!
  • RockCat
    Lists of holdings at all seven public libraries in Rock County.
  • Teaching Books (funded by Badgerlink)
    Mulitmedia collection of resources about K-12 books, authors and illustrators.
  • TumbleBook Library (funded by HPL)
    A collection of animated, talking picture books. Aslo includes Read-a-Long chapter books, Tumble TV, games, puzzles and more.

Business

  • BadgerLink Business Resources (funded by BadgerLink)
    Business Source Premier, GreenFILE, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus and Regional Business News.
  • Reference USA (funded by HPL)
    Detailed information on more than 14 million US businesses - plus a U.S. residential search that acts like a nation-wide phone book.
  • Valueline (funded by HPL) *
    Research information on companies and stocks for investment purposes.

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Careers and Education

  • BadgerLink Educator Resources (funded by BadgerLink) 
    Education Journals, Instructional Tools, Curriculum and Standards Support, Activities and Learning Games
  • Learning Express (funded by BadgerLink)
    Online practice tests for dozens of exams, including GED, SAT, ACT, Civil Service and ASVAB.  Also includes skills improvement units for reading comprehension, writing, math skills, resumes, cover letters and job interviews.

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Collectibles

  • Antiques Reference (funded by HPL)
    Descriptions and pricing information on antiques, collectibles, fine art and
    historic Americana.

En Español

  • Britannica Escolar Online(funded by Badgerlink)
    Se puede navigar la Enciclopedia Juvenil alfabéticamente o por tema.  También se puede buscar videos o materiales de apendizaje.  Spanish language edition of Britannica Online.
  • Mango (funded by HPL)
    An online language-learning system that can help you learn English!
  • Little Pim (funded by HPL)
    A fun, interactive online language learning system that helps kids age 0-6 learn Russian, Arabic, German, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Hebrew and more.
    Powered by Mango Languages.

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Health and Medicine

  • Consumer Health Complete (funded by Badgerlink)
    Medical encyclopedias, magazine articles, videos, and diagrams for the everyday consumer of health care information
  • BadgerLink Health Resources (funded by Badgerlink)
    Alt HealthWatch, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source: Consumer Edition,
    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    , Lexi-PALS Drug Guide, and MEDLINE.

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Homework
  • Biography in Context (funded by HPL)
    Information about famous and moderately famous people from around the world and through history.
  • Britannica - Elementary School (funded by Badgerlink)
    Articles from books, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias and magazines.
  • Britannica - Middle School (funded by Badgerlink)
    Articles from books, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias and magazines.
  • Britannica - High School(funded by Badgerlink)
    Articles from books, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias and magazines.
  • CultureGrams™ (funded by HPL)
    Learn about each country’s history, customs, government, and general attitudes of countries all over the world.
  • Kids Search(funded by Badgerlink)
    Useful resources for homework and personal exploration, with a search engine designed specifically for elementary and middle school students.
  • Learning Express (funded by Badgerlink)
    Skills improvement units for reading comprehension, writing, and math skills.  Also includes online practice tests for dozens of exams, including the GED, SAT, and ACT, among others.
  • Learning Zone  (funded by Badgerlink)  
    Activity-centered learning environment for pre-kindergarten through second grade.
  • Literary Reference Center (funded by Badgerlink)
    Information about authors' lives and  works and related resources.  Includes a guide to researching and writing research papers. 
  • New Book of Popular Science (funded by HPL)
    Searchable databases for middle and high school students that include features like NewsBytes (weekly science-news articles), Projects, Biographies, SciZone (mind-benders and puzzles), SciFiles (data and charts), SkyWatch (weekly stargazer), and Ask Pop Sci (invites users to send in questions).
  • Searchasaurus  (funded by BadgerLink)
    Useful resources for elementary and middle school students with a point-and-click interface that is easy for younger users.
  • Student Research Center (funded by BadgerLink)
    Useful information for high school students gathered from magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, video, and other sources.

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Language and Culture

  • CultureGrams (funded by HPL)
    Learn about the history, customs, government, and general attitudes of countries all over the world.
  • Little Pim (funded by HPL)
    A fun, interactive online language learning system that helps kids age 0-6 learn Russian, Arabic, German, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Hebrew and more.
    Powered by Mango Languages.
  • Mango (funded by HPL)
    An online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Russian, Italian and more!

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Magazines, Newspapers and Periodicals

  • All EBSCOHost Magazine Databases (funded by BadgerLink)
    Huge database of magazine and journal articles - great for finding information on a wide variety of subjects.
  • Consumer Reports (funded by BadgerLink)
    Full text articles from Consumer Reports Magazine
  • NewspaperARCHIVE (funded by BadgerLink)                         
    Search through historic newspaper pages back to the 1700s, and see the news as it originally appeared in print.
  • Newspaper Source Plus  (funded by BadgerLink)    
    Full text newspapers, television and radio news transcripts.
  • Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research (funded by BadgerLink) 
    Access to daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, starting in 2005 to the present, with an embargo delay of 60 days.

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People: Biography and Genealogy

  • AncestryLibrary (funded by HPL) Access limited to computers at the library.
    Huge collection of genealogy databases - great place to start researching family history!
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index (funded by HPL)
    Index to articles about people. If specific articles are not owned by Hedberg Public Library, they may still be obtained through InterLibrary Loan.
  • Biography In Context (funded by HPL)
    Information about famous and moderately famous people from around the world and through history.
  • HeritageQuest (funded by BadgerLink)
    U.S. Census records from 1790 to 1920 and other genealogical materials.

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BadgerLink Databases are funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and are available to all Wisconsin residents. 

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