Catalog & Resources


Catalog & Resources

Books & Reading | Business | Career/Jobs | College/Financial Aid | Genealogy | Law & Government | Immigration | Medical | Nutrition | Seniors | Sustainability | Taxes

Internet Resources

  • LINKcat -use this link to access the SCLS collection.  You can use your library card to log in and see your account, order books through delivery, and renew books.   Call the library if you need help logging in.   
  • BadgerLink
  • Databases


Wireless printing at the library!  

Send us a document from anywhere, and we can print it for you!   

Upload your document to this link:

or email it to: 

Come to the library and let the librarian know that you sent something.   We will release it to the printer for you.  

Cost is $.25 a page  


Books and Reading Resources


  • NoveList Plus features author and book information about contemporary writers for fiction and non-fiction and much more.
  • Literature Resource Center also has as author information.
  • LitFinder1 full text of many shorter literary works
  • TeachingBooks.net1 Multimedia resources for exploring children's and young adult books and their authors.

Other Links


Business Resources


Research Resources:

Other Links

  • KnowThis Annotated guide to marketing resources.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office For patent and trademark searches. Easy to use. Requires fees for full-text patent delivery.
  • U.S. Business Advisor One-stop shopping for federal government information and advice relating to business operation.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Useful, official advice and resources for starting, financing, and managing a small business. The start-up kit and the business plan outline are especially useful.


Looking for charities, foundations, and grants:

  • Associations on the Net Direct links to organizations of many types from the Internet Public Library.
  • BBB (Better Business Bureau) Wise Giving Alliance The reports are detailed and provide financial information, history, and other information on charities and their work.
  • Charity Navigator Analysis and ratings of charities and non-profit organizations. Includes a list of "Top Ten" and "4 Star" charities.
  • Foundation Center Includes hundreds of direct links to private, corporate, and public foundations, as well as information about foundations and grant seeking.
    non-profit guides "Grant writing tools for non-profit professionals."
  •  Search for Charities  Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.



Other Links:


Resume Writing:

  • Complete with tips, templates and power words
  • A free site using their templates to create your resume.
  • You can also use resume wizard in Microsoft Word. Just ask for help to get started from the Information Desk.


College and Financial Aid

See our teen college bound page



  • Ancestry Library (Available in-library only.) Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, and more.
  • Family Search Beta Search FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about your family history.
  • HeritageQuest1 Genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, etc.
  • NewspaperARCHIVE1 Searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.



Law and Government:


Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

  • Drivers Manual This manual is a simpler version of the full manual. Good for most quick reference uses
  • Motorist Manual The expanded version of the drivers manual. This manual goes into much more depth that the previous one
  • CDL Manual This is the handbook for all Commercial Drivers License users
  • Motorcyclists Manual The handbook for all motorcyclists

For eBook versions of the above manuals, versions in other languages, or other forms/publications please go to


Want to test your knowledge of the road? At there are dozens of of quizzes to help get you prepared for the official driving test, or just to hone your skills!



  • Mayo Clinic Easy to understand information on Diseases/ Conditions, Symptoms, Drugs/ Supplements, Tests/Procedures, Healthy Living and First Aid.
  • Medicare Official government site for people with Medicare.
  • Medline Plus Authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Medical journal Articles, dictionary, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. 
    Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary Online dictionary of medical terms.
  • National Center for complementary and Alternative medicine(NCCAM) Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. Research-based information on treatments and conditions. A-Z index of Health topics.
  • PDR Health Physician's Desktop Reference Online. Consumer-friendly explanations of disease states and conditions as well as the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal medicines.Also includes information on Clinical Trials, Surgery, and Interactive Tools.
  • pet care information and pet health information with over 5000 veterinarian approved articles
  • Pubmed PubMed lets you search millions of journal citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. Itincludes access to MEDLINE® and to citations for selected articles in life science journals not included in MEDLINE.
  • WebMD Consumer friendly, WebMD offers credible and in-depth medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs.


Senior and Retirement Resources:

  • Access America for Seniors A government-wide initiative to deliver electronic services from government agencies and organizations to seniors. Visitors can utilize a number of services, including comparing Medicare health plan options, comparing nursing homes throughout the U.S., and receiving estimates of social security benefits.
  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Features information for retirees on numerous topics including health, housing, travel, insurance and consumer issues.
  • BenefitsCheckUp A service of the National Council on the Aging, BenefitsCheckUp offers a free online service to help older Americans identify which federal and state assistance programs they may be eligible for. Seniors or caregivers fill out a Web form,entering information such as income, age and zip code. BenefitsCheckUp is completely confidential, and does not require a name, address, phone number or social security number.
  • Medicare (Official U.S. Government Medicare site)
  • National Senior Citizens Law Center Offers information, news, and legal help, particularly to older persons of limited income.
  • National Institute on Aging
  • Wisconsin Home Health Care Agencies

Retirement Links:



1 Access to this resource is provided as part of the BadgerLink project. If you cannot access these resources using a library card from an SCLS library, you may be able to access them through the BadgerLink website.

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


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