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System-wide Resources

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OverDrive - Wisconsin's Digital Library
Digital audio books and ebooks for use with computers, MP3 players, and ebook readers.

Patrons who live outside the SCLS service area cannot have access through their SCLS member library card and must access this resource through a library in their home county.

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WorldCat FirstSearch and
Records describing books and other library materials from around the world. Find items you are unable to find in your library's catalog.

BadgerLink Selected Resources

  • BadgerLink provides Wisconsin residents with licensed trustworthy content not available from free search engines.
  • Contact BadgerLink or your local library for assistance or information about these databases.
  • More databases are available from BadgerLink.
Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s.

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers Full Details & Training


Britannica Library

Britannica Library and Britannica Escolar Online

Reference and learning resource for children and adults. 

Britannica Library Full Details & Training
Britannica Escolar Full Details & Training

Core Collections

Core Collections Complete

Reliable guides to help librarians with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference.

Core Collections Complete Full Details & Training

Books & Authors


Article databases on general, business, health topics and more.

EBSCO All Resources Full Details & Training

Magazine & News Articles


American genealogical sources.

HeritageQuest Online Full Details & Training

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center Plus

Literary criticism and reference works.

Literary Reference Center Full Details & Training

Books & Authors
Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus

Full-text coverage of today's major newspapers.

Newspaper Source Plus Full Details & Training

Newspapers Library Edition Library Edition

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Library Edition - World Collection Full Details & Training


NoveList and Novelist K-8
*For access to Novelist Plus, please see the list of subscribing libraries.

Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more.

NoveList Full Details & Training

Books & Authors

Multimedia on K-12 fiction and non-fiction books. Full Details & Training

Books & Authors

U.S. Newsstream

U.S. Newsstream

Current and archival to 1980s U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune as well as over 80 Gannett titles.

U.S. Newsstream Full Details & Training


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Additional Resources

Individual libraries may provide additional locally-subscribed resources.

* Online resources are supported by funding from South Central Library System, its member libraries, BadgerLink, and LSTA grants made available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).