Online Resources

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Resources on this page are provided free of charge by the Columbus Public Library, BadgerLink, and the South Central Library System. Check out our Recommended Links section at the bottom of the page for helpful websites curated by library staff members.

Auto Repair

Auto Repair Reference Center (BadgerLink)

Chilton Database

Books & Literature

Dear Reader Online Book Clubs


Literary Reference Center

LitFINDER (BadgerLink)

New York Times Book Review

Novelist (provided by Badgerlink)

Novelist K-8

Reading Group Choices

Wisconsin's Digital Library  Download content to smart phones, iPads, eReaders, & more




Business Databases from EBSCOhost (BadgerLink)

Careers & Jobs


Job Center of Wisconsin

Learning Express Raw

Purdue Online Wrting Lab

Resume: Resume Workshop


UW Madison's Writing Center: Writing Cover Letters

Wisconsin Job Network


Consumer Reports



Educational - Students

Britannica School Edition  (BadgerLink: Encyclopedia Britannica)

Book Collection

Driving Tests online

Explora for Primary Schools (BadgerLink: EBSCOhost)

Explora for Secondary Schools (BadgerLink: EBSCOhost)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database  (BadgerLink - EBSCOhost)

Khan Academy

Kids Search (BadgerLink: EBSCOhost)

Learning Express

Learning Zone (BadgerLink - Encyclopedia Britannica)

Genealogy & History

Ancestry Library (in library use only)

Columbus Area Personal War Sketches



Historic Mapworks

Military & Government Collection (BadgerLink - EBSCOhost)

National Obituary Archive

National Archives

Newspaper Archives (BadgerLink - EBSCOhost)

Recollection Wisconsin

South Central Wisconsin Local Histories

Wisconsin Historical Society


City of Columbus

City of Fall River

Columbia County

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Columbus School District

Dodge County

Fall River School District

Foreign Consular Offices

Taxes - Federal Forms

Taxes - Wisconsin Electronic Filing


Health Databases from EBSCOhost (BadgerLink)

Consumer Health Complete (BadgerLink)

Magazines & Newspapers

Columbus Journal


Magazines for K-12 students

Magazine & Newspaper Databases from EBSCOhost (BadgerLink)

NewspaperARCHIVE (BadgerLink)

Serials Solutions


Music & Multimedia

BadgerLink Songbook Database Wiscat - request books by interlibrary loan at the library's main desk

Wisconsin Meida Lab

Teachers & Homeschoolers

Britannica Learning Zone

Community for Accredited Online Schools: Online Homeschooling

Education Databases from EBSCOhost (BadgerLink)


Get Ready to Read!

Learning Express Practice tests and learning centers for all ages

Scholastic Daily Starters

Smithsonian Education

Teaching Tolerance

The Home School Foundation

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: Home-Based Private Education

Wisconsin Parents Association