Research, Resources, & Online Learning

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  • Wisconsin Digital Library ebooks and audiobooks

Auto Repair Source
Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
badgerlink online resourcesBadgerLink Business & Consumer Resources
Online library resources available to Wisconsin residents.
Benefits.gov
Benefit programs and eligibility requirements from multiple federal agencies.
Better Business Bureau
Businesses, brands, and charities you can trust.
Business Resources - City of Oconomowoc
Building code, inspections, economic development, zoning, and more.
Business Resources - Wisconsin.gov
Business services offered by the State of Wisconsin.
Charity Navigator
Unbiased charity evaluations.
Consumer Issues - USA.gov
Consumer resources for complaints, recalled products, telemarketing, scams, and more.
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Use in the Library

Unbiased ratings and reviews for products and services.
Consumer.gov
Consumer protection for managing your money, credit, loans, and debt.
DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)
Vehicle and driver services.
Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association (DOBA)
Local retail, hospitality, business, and professional services.
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Online instructor-led courses in a variety of topics.  Access provided by Bridges Library System.
Government Benefits, Grants, & Loans - USA.gov
Government programs for housing, benefits, food assistance, loans, veterans services, social security, and more.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Information, forms, and instructions for filing federal taxes.
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Business resources.
Laws & Legal Issues - USA.gov
Information on laws and legal issues, voting, scams and fraud, disability rights, and more.
Money & Taxes - USA.gov
Information on benefits, grants, loans, consumer issues, credit and debt, housing, taxes, and more.
Morningstar Investment Research Center 
Investment information. Access provided by Bridges Library System.
MyMoney.gov
Information about money, saving and planning for the future.
Tools
Online calculators, budget worksheets, planning checklists, and other helpful resources for making financial decisions.
Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce
Local business resources, events, and directories.
Resident Resources - Wisconsin.gov
Resident services offered by the State of Wisconsin.
Small Business - USA.gov
Tools, services, and programs for small businesses.
State & Local Consumer Agencies
Consumer, banking, insurance, securities, and utility offices.
State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Information, forms, and instructions for filing Wisconsin taxes.
Tenant Resource Center
Tenant, landlord, and homeless resources.
Travel & Immigration - USA.gov
U.S. residency, green cards, citizenship requirements, visiting and traveling outside of the country, and related issues.
Waukesha County Business Alliance
Business resources.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
Access to the public records of the Wisconsin circuit courts.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Early literacy program encouraging you to read 1,000 books with your child before they enter school.
Britannica Fundamentals
Animated eBooks, interactive games, and tools that help build early learning skills. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
Ed.gov
Resources to help children get ready to read and learn.
Get Ready to Read!
Early learning resources to help develop early literacy skills before kindergarten.
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Kid-friendly movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows. Access provided by Bridges Library System.
PBS Kids
Educational games and videos.
PBS Wisconsin Education
Educationtional videos, games, and interactive content.
Raising Readers
Reading resources for families of children 0-5 years old.
Reading Rockets
Information and resources on how young kids learn to read.
Sesame Street
Preschool learning games about letters, numbers, STEM, and more.
U.S. Department of Education
Educational resources for parents.
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Find activities for providing fun and engaging experiences and opportunities that your child will love.
wisconsin digital libraryWisconsin's Digital Library Kids Collection
eBooks and eAudiobooks for kids.

City of Oconomowoc
City of Oconomowoc government website.
City of Oconomowoc Departments
Contact information and operating hours of City departments.
City Public Meeting Calendar
City event and meeting schedule.
Dietzenbach, Germany
Sister city partnership.
Hula Frog
Local things to do for kids.
Lake Country Family Fun
Local activities for families and visitors.
Lake Country Municipal Court
Located at the Oconomowoc Police Station building.
Map
Map of the City of Oconomowoc.
Oconomowoc Area School District
Oconomowoc public schools.
Oconomowoc Area Senior Center
Educational, recreational, social, and wellness for seniors.
Oconomowoc Community Guide
Local shopping, dining, and services.
Resident Help Center
Resources for City residents.
Visit Oconomowoc
Things to see and do in Oconomowoc.
Voting & Elections
City of Oconomowoc voting and election information.

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Online library resources available to Wisconsin residents.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Symptom checker, first aid, medical information for parents, and more.
Teen health information.
gsafe
LGBTQ resources for teens.
Healthfinder
Materials from government agencies and organizations in the health fields.
HealthyChildren.org
Resources from the Amerian Academy of Pediatrics on the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. 
KidsHealth
Health information created for kids.
For Parents
Health information created for parents.
National Library of Medicine
Consumer health resources for kids, teens, and adults.
Nutrition.gov
Information to help you make healthful eating choices.
Sex, Etc.
Answers for teens about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation, and more.
StopBullying.gov
Information from various government agencies on how to prevent and respond to bullying.
TeenHelp
Information for teens and parents on common adolescent development issues.
TeensHealth
Doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics.

ancestryAncestry.com
Census records, birth, marriage, and death records, immigration records, military records, and more.  Access provided by Bridges Library System.
Home Use available until December 31, 2021.
Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers
Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
Dodge/Jefferson County Genealogical Society
Family history research assistance.
Genealogy & Family History - USA.gov
Historical and government records.
HeritageQuest Online
U.S. Federal Censuses, books, cemetery records, city directories, military records, and more. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
History Reference Center
Historical books, magazines, documents, biographies, and multimedia. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
Military & Government Collection
Current news for all branches of the military and government. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
National Archives
Genealogy resources and education.
National Genealogical Society
Free genealogy resources.
Newspaper Source Plus
Articles from current newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
Newspapers.com Library Edition - World Collection
Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s - 2000s Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
Newswires
Real-time access to top world-wide news. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
U.S. Newsstream
Current and archival to 1980s U.S. news. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
USGenWeb
Free online genealogy help and information for every U.S. state and county. 
Waukesha County Genealogical Society
Genealogy research assistance.
Wisconsin Historical Society
Family history resources.
Wisconsin Vital Records
Information on obtaining copies of vital records.

Auto Repair Source
Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
BadgerLink College & Job Resources
Online library resources available to Wisconsin residents.
Career Connections
Tips, links, courses, and more from Waukesha County Technical College.
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Online resume builder. Access provided by Bridges Library System.
Gale-CoursesGale Courses
Online instructor-led courses in a variety of topics.  Access provided by Bridges Library System.
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Online tutoring, resume and cover letter review through the Writing Lab, test preparation, and more. Access provided by Bridges Library System.
Jefferson County Workforce Development Center
Job fairs/hiring events, mock interview appointments, re-entry information, workshops, job opening links, and more.
Job Center of Wisconsin
Job search database for Wisconsin.
Jobs and Unemployment - USA.gov
Job, career, and unemployment help.
LearningExpress
Web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials for kids, teens, and adults. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Repair guides for small engines. Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
Waukesha County Workforce Development System
Services, programs, events, and more for job seekers.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Job services, training, and employment assistance to people looking for work.
Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Resources to assist people with disabilities.
Wisconsin Unemployment
Unemployment benefits and insurance.
Handbook for Claimants
Information and instructions about filing for unemployment benefits.
Workforce 50+
Career resources nationwide for those over 50 years of age.
Workforce Services
Job resources from Wisconsin.gov.

AllAreaCodes.com
U.S. and Canadian area codes.
HowtoCallAbroad.com
Telephone country codes and international area code, cell phone codes, telephone books, and time zones.
International Roaming
Using mobile phones in other countries.
International White and Yellow Pages
International telephone directory, inquiry names, addresses, telephones, and faxes.
Look Up a ZIP Code
ZIP code lookup and address information.
Whitepages
Search for people, businesses, reverse phone and address searches, area codes, and zip codes.

Booklist
Book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association.
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Online access to eMagazines. Access provided by Bridges Library System.

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Downloadable movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows Access provided by Bridges Library System.
Literary Reference Center Plus
Literary criticism and reference works.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Books
Reading recommendations and blog.
New York Times Best Sellers
Lists of bestselling books, including fiction, nonfiction, and more.
NoveList
Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more.  Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.

Novelist K-8
Children's fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more.  Access provided by BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library.
NPR Books
Book reviews and recommendations.
TeachingBooks
Resources that brings books to life.
Teen Ink
Teen writing, art, photos, and forums.
Whichbook
Combine factors to find the right book.
WISCAT
Books, music, movies, magazines, and more in Wisconsin libraries.
wisconsin digital libraryWisconsin's Digital Library
eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eVideos downloadable to your device.
Wisconsin Public Radio Books
Book reviews and recommendations.