In-Library Access Only

These databases can only be accessed inside the Appleton Public Library building.

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and study aides on a variety of topics. Also includes basic reading, writing, and math skills improvement for school children and adults. You will need your library card number.

  1. LearningExpress Adult Learning Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools for the GED® and U.S. citizenship tests as well as skill-building materials for adults, covering subjects like math, reading, writing, and public speaking.
  2. LearningExpress Career Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials for adults, covering subjects like learning about a career and preparing for an entrance or occupational exam
  3. LearningExpress College Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials for reviewing key college skills.
  4. LearningExpress College Preparation Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools for the ACT, PSAT, and SAT as well as skill-building materials, including how to write a college admissions essay.
  5. LearningExpress High School Equivalency Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools for the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests as well as skill-building materials, covering subjects like math, reading, and writing.
  6. LearningExpress Recursos para Hispanohablantes: recursos para mejorar sus habilidades escritas, matemáticas, de leer, de ser ciudadano estadounidense, y más.
  7. LearningExpress School Center: a collection of web-based skill-building materials for K-12 students, including how to prepare for tests, boost current skills, and learn new ones.
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Legal Information Reference Center

Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.

Content Includes:

  • Over 13,300 state-specific legal forms
  • More than 250 full-text publications
  • Thousands of legal forms
  • Unique, user-friendly interface

Subjects Include:

  • Business Law
  • Financial Planning
  • Family Law
  • Property & Real Estate
  • Rights & Disputes
  • And much more
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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

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Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries.

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LitFinder

International in scope, covers all time periods, and contains primary literature content including poem citations and excerpts, as well as full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

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Local Services Directory

Find which City Department to call for certain issues. This database includes all the City of Appleton Departments as well as other selected government agencies and community organizations.

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an easy to use and effective language learning tool focusing on everyday conversation. This program provides step by step lesson plans for many different languages. Mango includes specialty, topical courses and non-English movies to help you practice comprehension.

Mango is easy to use and can work on any operating system and with any web browser; the Mango app is free.

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MarketWatch.com

This resource can be used in place of our previous subscription to MorningStar Mutual Funds which had only been accessible inside the Library building. A paper version of MorningStar Mutual Funds is no longer issued. MarketWatch is a free alternative which includes a mutual fund screener and a search box at the top-right of each page that allows you to enter symbols or keywords.

"MarketWatch, published by Dow Jones & Co., tracks the pulse of markets for engaged investors with more than 16 million visitors per month. The site is a leading innovator in business news, personal finance information, real-time commentary and investment tools and data, with dedicated journalists generating hundreds of headlines, stories, videos and market briefs a day from 10 bureaus in the U.S., Europe and Asia."
-- from www.marketwatch.com/companyinfo

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MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition 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.

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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, MasterFILE Premier 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. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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