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ProQuest Learning: Literature


Infobase Learning


ABC-Clio's World Geography

ABC-Clio's World History

ABC-Clio's American History

ABC-Clio's American Govt.

E Library

E-Resources (Mackin VIA)

Maps 101

RBdigital magazines!

NoodleTools - tutorials for NoodleTools


NEW! Teen Health and Wellness

Newzbrain Current Events Game

NEW! Gale Powerspeak Languages

(to help learn a world language - Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and English (ESL)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

(available only through Waterford Public Library Card Access)

Finding Dulcinea

How Stuff Works

For more information on each database, read below:

Proquest Learning: Literature contains original full-text works, author biographies, contemporary literary criticism, study guides, and multimedia. Researchers will find more than 150,000 searchable works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world - from medieval times to the present, and throusands of secondary literary sources such as biographies, literary cirticism, essays, reviews, interviews, video, and Websites.

Proquest Learning: Literature

SIRS Knowledge Source™ is an online resource that provides integrated access to thousands of full-text articles, documents and graphics from SIRS highly-acclaimed reference databases -- SIRS Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter, and SIRS Renaissance via one graphical interface.



The Reference Suite @Infobase Learning consists of four interlinked modules, searchable jointly or independently:

  • The Facts On File World News Digest contains the entire back file of this weekly publication of record, with domestic and world news coverage from 1940 to the present. It adds a wire-service news feed, updated hourly, along with hundreds of original features, primary documents, newspaper editorials, and other materials that give perspective and context to the events.
  • Issues & Controversies On File presents more than 650 in-depth, objective articles on the most controversial, complex social issues of our times — in language that middle- and high-school students can understand. Articles link to news coverage, selected newspaper editorials, and other resources.
  • Today's Science On File offers a back file from 1992 to the present of science news coverage for secondary students, illustrated generously, updated weekly, and fully linked to background information.
  • The World Almanac Reference Database combines new and past editions of The World Almanac and Book of Facts with The World Almanac Encyclopedia in a broad reference database.

Infobase Learning


BadgerLink is a project of the state's Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning. Its goal is to provide increased access to information resources for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's public, school, academic, and special libraries


Students construct their own knowledge by examining cultural, physical, and spatial inforamtion organized by country and topic. For over 200 countries, students will find country profiles and overviews; history; important statistics about population, climate, economics, and culture; biographies; a listing of influential organizations; primary source documents; maps, flags, and photos.

ABC-CLIO's World Geography

Using this resource, students deveop chronological knowledge by exploring the cultures, events, personalities, inventions, movements and religious developments that occurred around the globe and throughout history.

ABC-CLIO's World History

Covering everything from early exploration and the establishment of the 13 colonies, through westward expansion, the Civil War, and all the remarkable events of the 19th and 20th centuries, this website offers a compendium of research and reference resources. Features include a multimedia window into maps, chronologies, flags, and biographies, plus Living History, feature story, and "this day in history" articles that link current events to U.S. History.

ABC-CLIO's American History

Containing watershed court cases, events, policies and people, daily political news, commentary, videos, chronologies, images, primary sources, maps and more, this website engages learners in the study of American Government by tying today's exciting headlines to educational standards and curriculum-based content.

ABC-CLIO's American Government

Elibrary makes it easy for students to find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books, and transcripts, plus thousands of pictures, maps, weblinks, and audio/video files



Mackin VIA provides one easy, convenient access to all your ebooks and educational databases. One login will give you and your students the ability to view and use all your eResources.

Mackin Via


Zinio is a service that allows library patrons to read many of their favorite magazines on a computer or on their favorite e-reader or smartphone. Patrons must first set up a Zinio library account, and then a Zinio viewer account. The Zinio library account allows them to gain access to the LLS collection of magazine titles. The Zinio viewer account is used to access & read the magazine issues they choose.



With Powerspeak Languages, language learners get more out of the language they study: fluency through immersion, more appreciation of a people and their culture, and more ways to engage with the language. From students to business travelers to people who simply want to experience the cognitive benefits of learning a new language, Powerspeak Languages is one of the best language learning programs and offers a fun, proven, and powerful way to gain quick proficiency. 



The Premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues. Bring balance and perspective to controversy through subject matter experts and top journalistic sources.

**This source content can only be accessed through the Waterford Public Library website with a valid Waterford Public library card.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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Finding Dulcinea presents a collection of researched and vetted web sites in order to help researchers find a credible site to use with their work.

Finding Dulcinea

HowStuffWorks.com is an amazing, award-winning online destination for anyone who wants to know how anything works! Originally started by author and entrepreneur Marshall Brain as an entertaining and fascinating place for people to learn about the world we live in, the site has grown to be one of the top 500 Web sites in the United States.

How Stuff Works