Online Resources by Subject
KPL subscribes to a number of databases. Here you will have access to newspaper and magazine articles, literary criticism, business information, art & music resources and much more. Explore the many ways the Library can help you find the answers you need. 

Find the answers you need by using these high quality resources. Many of these resources are not found on the Web and are available for free to valid KCLS card holders.
Badgerlink * – Wisconsin's Connection to the World of Information provides a collection of essential online reference and research tools such as magazine and newspaper articles, reference materials, biographies, original historical materials, images and other resources.
Auto Repair Reference Center * – Contains complete automotive repair manuals as published by Chilton. It also includes more than 150 easy-to-read, illustrated auto repair manuals on auto repair procedures for more than 21,000 vehicles; more than 56,000 Technical Service Bulletins from 1987 to the present; wiring diagrams; labor times and estimates for various repairs. – Experienced mechanics, do-it-yourselfers and students in the automotive trades now have a 24-hour, on-call “mechanic” to provide information on numerous automobile makes, including Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Honda and Toyota.
Business Source Premier * – Provides full text for nearly 1,100 business publications, including full text for nearly 500 peer-reviewed business publications, giving information dating back to 1985.
Morningstar Investment Research Center * – Morningstar provides data on more than 385,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 8 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets.

Reference USA – The premier source for business and residential information for reference and research.

Regional Business News * – This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. It incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Value Line – Investment ratings and comprehensive information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 98 industries, the stock market, and the economy.
Books in Print - Gives information about primarily books which are still in print, including publisher and price.  Also covers in more limited fashion other formats and items out of print.
LitFinder * – Searchable access to more than 135,000 full-text poems, stories, plays.
NoveList * – An aid in finding books and authors that are similar to your favorites. Includes award lists and book discussion guides.
EBSCOhost eBooks – Provides access to our e-book collection, listed in the catalog as an “electronic book”. These are free digital versions of books to read online, some of which can be downloaded. You can access them 24 hours a days, seven days a week.
Overdrive – Download audio books, videos and music for your computer or remote devices. This requires a Library Card password. Also, see the youth-oriented version.
Consumer Reports – 1,000+ Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips.
ERIC * – The Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents. (Ebsco)
Professional Development Collection * – Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles and more than 200 educational reports.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia * – Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
HeritageQuest Online * – Online database, of expanding collections, that contains searchable images and corresponding indexes of the U.S. Federal Census records, searchable digitized books of family and local histories, genealogical and local history serials, and primary sources (such as directories, biographies, documentary collections, and military records). May be used within the KPL agencies and from home (with a library card).
Ancestry, Library Edition – A continually growing online database about family history and U.S. federal and U.K. census information with images of the actual census schedules. Can only be used in the Library (limited to two simultaneous users).
Access NewspaperARCHIVE * – Contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. Historical newspapers for Kenosha and Kenosha County are available, but the Kenosha News is not included in this collection.
History & Genealogy Resources  There are a wide variety of historical and genealogical materials available at the Kenosha Public Library. Visit this page to learn more about special collections from KPL and other local resources.
Military and Government Collection * – Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. It provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.
Health Source: Consumer Edition * – Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health and allows access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition * – Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
Lexi-PALS Drug Guide * – Patient Advisory Leaflets from Lexi-Comp that provides vital education on medications for patients. The database consists of over 1,450 medication and natural product leaflets, with an additional 600 Spanish language leaflets.

MEDLINE * – Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia * – Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
GreenFILE * – Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
LearningExpress * – offers instantly scored licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and vital information for a wide variety of occupations. Available to the public within the KPL buildings or from your home computer with a valid KCLS card.
MAS Ultra: High School Edition * – Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. It also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
Middle Search Plus * – Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. It also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an image collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.
Student Research Center* – Powered by EBSCOHost, this is tailored for student use with easy selection of resource type, canned topic searches, selection for grade level, a dictionary (American Heritage), an encyclopedia (Columbia) and aids for searching and citing sources.
Transparent Language Online - This language instruction resource can help English-speakers learn 88 other languages.  Also included are 24 ESL (English as a Second Language) units to support learning by non-English-speakers. Users create a free account to access the database and track their learning progress.

Powerspeak Languages – Learn Spanish, English for Spanish-speakers, French, German and Mandarin Chinese. The courses use a variety of multi-sensory activities to take full advantage of the brain’s ability to acquire language. Designed specifically for use by the diverse audience of library users, the courses include a combination of scored online activities, exercises, lessons and games.
Academic Search Premier * – A core resource of scholarly information. It contains full text for more than 2,000 journals, including more than 1,550 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study. More than 140 journals have PDF images back to 1985.

EBSCOhost * – Magazine articles, many in full text and PDF format. Choose from a variety of subject or general databases, which are also listed here individually under the appropriate subject headings. 

MasterFILE Premier  Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, it also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an image collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags. 

Student Research Center * – Powered by EBSCOHost, this is tailored for student use with easy selection of resource type, canned topic searches, selection for grade level, a dictionary (American Heritage), an encyclopedia (Columbia) and aids for searching and citing sources.
Access Newspaper Archive * – For searching and reading historical newspapers online. This contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. Use the archive to view, save and print full-page newspapers from around the world.
Newspaper Source * – Provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
Online Resources A - Z – A complete list of the online resources available through KPL in alphabetical order.
* These electronic resources are provided by BadgerLink. BadgerLink is a project of the Department of Public Instruction‘s Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning for the citizens of Wisconsin. Funding is provided through the Public Service Commission Universal Service Fund.
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