Frank B. Koller

Memorial Library

Catalogs and Databases

Library Catalogs

 

MERLIN LOCAL LIBRARY CATALOG

Merlin is the catalog shared by 28 libraries. With a library card patrons can directly request and renew items, and access account information for the status of items either checked out or on hold.

WISCAT STATE CATALOG

WisCat is the catalog for Wisconsin libraries that can be browsed when Merlin doesn't have what you're looking for. Contact the library to request items that are not available in Merlin.

WORLDCAT GLOBAL CATALOG

WORLDCAT is a worldwide catalog of library collections. A user-friendly search page is available for patrons searching the catalog from home.

WISCONSIN'S DIGITAL LIBRARY CATALOG

Wisconsin's Digital Library Catalog catalog offers downloadable media (electronic books, films, music and audiobooks) to access from a pc or portable device. For CD burning permission refer to the Digital Rights Information section at the bottom of each title page.
 
Please review the Help Center before using the digital library catalog.
 

Library Databases

The following online databases provide a wealth of information in a variety of formats. Some of the databases may require a password, available at the library, or access may be limited to in-library use.

ANCESTRY Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is an extensive library genealogy research tool. Access is limited to in-library use at any NWLS library. Promotional training materials are available.

BADGERLINK

BadgerLink* offers Wisconsin residents access to business, health, literature, magazine and newspaper resources, and many are available in full-text. Promotional materials are available. For more information visit the online support center. If you are unable to access any BadgerLink database, log in using the Library Card Access page. The following databases are among the many resources available through Badgerlink:

  • Auto Repair Reference Center - Repair manuals for most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954.
  • Consumer Health Complete - Includes more than 200 health and wellness reference books and encyclopedias, thousands of health reports, drug evaluation sheets, videos, pamphlets and other documents.
  •  HeritageQuest - Research ancestors and historical sources dating back to the 1700s.
  •  MasterFILE Premier- A general reference database with nearly 1,700 publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Accessed in BadgerLink's Database List.
  •  NoveList - A readers' advisory database with over 150,000 fiction titles, and over 4000 custom created articles and lists. Access Feature Articles, BookTalks, and Book Discussion Guides along with Author Read-alikes, Readers' Advisory training content and a variety of other reader materials.
  •  NoveList K-8 - A readers' advisory database for grades K-8 with collection of titles, BookTalks, Recommended Reads book lists and more.
  • TeachingBooks.net - Thousands of resources for k-12 multimedia fiction and nonfiction reading activities for educators, librarians, students and families supporting language arts, book clubs, art educators, social studies and much more.
  • EBSCOhost - A rich eBook collection of books, journals, and database content. Select the EBSCO Database List, then select the eBook Collection. Sign in at the top of the page. 
  • LearningExpress Library is a learning center for people of all ages and education levels interested in learning extra skills for school or work. A video is available to help you get started.


*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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