In-Library Access Only

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

New York Times Online

You can now access unlimited New York Times articles remotely and at the Appleton Public Library.

In the Library


2. Click Login in the upper-right corner.

3. Choose to Sign-up for an account if you have not already done so; otherwise, login to access site content.


Why am I suddenly getting a security warning with remote access?

The quick answer: the site is secure, so you can proceed regardless of how dire the warnings seem. This means rather than clicking things like “get out of here” or “ok” you choose to do something like “view details” and “proceed anyway” (the options vary based on the browser you are using).

The longer answer: The NY Times recently began redirecting to an https which causes this warning since we are still waiting on our SSL certificate that covers the proxy link you go through for authentication and access. Until that certificate is applied, users will continue to see the security warning. We have been told that it will take a couple of days to a week or more. One of our vendors has to load the new SSL on the server, so there is nothing we can do to speed up the process. In the meantime, even though the warning is scary, the site is secure.


Remote Access*

1. Use the remote authentication link.

2. Enter your Library Card Number and PIN.

3. Create an account if you have not already done so. Login.

* If you receive an error message that says DNS address cannot be found, you can try clearing/flushing your DNS cache. To do this on most Windows computers, open the command prompt and type ipconfig /flushdns

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Tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. A gateway to searching and reading historical newspapers online.  Dates of coverage for Appleton newspapers includes 1853 – 1863, 1920-1932, 1937-1940, and 1958-1976.

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Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 601,300 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.

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NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles. For school media specialists and teachers there are Standards-Based Thematic Units and Picture Book Extenders, as well as specific teaching guides for using fiction in the classroom.

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NoveList K-8

Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.

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Obituary Index

Partial index to obituaries and death notices from Appleton newspapers. This index is a work in progress.

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  • Over 1,000 games from more than 75 different publishers: 1500+ PC titles & 500+ Android titles

  • No holds or waiting: download the games you want to your computer and play them whenever and wherever you are – no internet required*
  • Login can be used anywhere and on multiple devices
  • Parents can set a different password from the account to approve activation of game
  • Games check-out for one month. Towards the end of the check-out period, you should receive an email asking if you want to renew for another month. If you don't renew, the game is removed from your computer and game panel.

*An internet connection is required to download and activate the game. Once downloaded and activated, games can be played while off-line

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Covers social issues, such as Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered
Species, and Terrorism. Consists of viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government
and organizational statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government
agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazines articles, as well as links to more
than 1,800 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites.

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Overdrive WI Digital Library

Downloadable audiobooks, music, eBooks, and videos. A total of 10 items may be checked out and 10 additional items placed on hold for a single account. You will likely encounter Hold Lists for some digital titles; we do not have unlimited access to digital titles. 

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Platbook Index

Name index to four plat books for Outagamie County: Platbook of Outagamie County, WI (1889), Platbook of Outagamie, WI (ca. 1910) Standard Atlas of Outagamie County (1917) and Atlas of Outagamie County (1942). The originals are shelved in the Wisconsin Collection at the Appleton Public Library. This index is a work in progress.

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