Online Databases

Online Databases

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Find articles, books, ebooks, videos, online videos, journals, and more.

Access: When searching resources from an off-campus location, you will need your Mid-State 8-digit student ID and network password, and/or your Mid-State library ID (found on the back side of your student ID as a barcode). If the database you are searching is provided by BadgerLink, a public library card ID will also work. If you have any questions, please contact the library services staff using Ask a Librarian.

Library Catalogs


Magazines and Newspapers


General Research Databases


Agriculture / Natural Resources / Science

  • Agricola – The complete database from the National Agricultural Library with hundreds of full-text and full-image articles
  • Agriculture Journals – The leading agricultural journals published in North America
  • GreenFILE – Articles covering all aspects of human impact on the world
  • Salem Science – Online access to the printed version of Salem’s Encyclopedia of Energy.
  • Science Reference Center – Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources

Business

  • Business Source Premier – The industry's most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals
  • EBSCO Business Resources
  • Reference USA – Internet-based reference service containing detailed information on businesses, healthcare providers, and consumers
  • OmniFile Full Text Select – Full-text database that includes graphical content, podcasts, and foreign-language article translations covering a wide array of core subjects.
  • Regional Business News – Full-text regional US and Canadian business publications

Careers / Employment / Test Prep

  • Career Cruising – Innovative self-exploration and planning software to engage people in the process of building their future (Guide)
  • CareerLocker – Information, tools, and resources adults need to make the best decisions for their future (Special access code required. Contact the LiNK for more information.)
  • Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center – Comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning
  • Job Center of Wisconsin – Access to State of Wisconsin job openings and information
  • Job Seeker – Collection of free resources, recommended by Wisconsin public libraries, to help build skills and find jobs
  • Learning Express Library – Collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials
  • Wisconsin TechConnect – Exclusive job-seeking service for Wisconsin Technical College students and graduates

Criminal Justice / Corrections / Law

  • Criminal Justice Periodical Database – Full-text articles covering most criminal justice topics, including corrections and administration, law enforcement, and more
  • FindLaw – Access to federal and state law, the Constitution of the United States, the United States Code (laws made by Congress), and the United States Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Digital Archives – Growing collection of electronic state documents primarily from the executive and judicial branches of state government

Health / Medical / Nursing


History / Genealogy / Geography / Country Studies / Government


Literature

  • Literary Reference Center – Collection of literary criticism and works
  • LitFinder – Collection of literary works and related articles
  • NoveList – Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more

Multimedia Resources


Other Program-Specific Databases


Spanish (Español) Resources