Online Resources



atozdatabases2                                                                                                                                    AtoZdatabases offers 30 million business and executives’ profiles, 220 million residents, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, 2 million new businesses, 2.3 million live job listings, interview tips, resume templates, background and criminal search results, and much more! Searches can be done using various selects in the wide variety of offered databases. For instance, in the 220 million residents’ database the user can search using interests, hobbies, and lifestyles of people. The database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, marketing research, employment opportunities, background and criminal searching, finding friends and relatives and much more!
Ancestry With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; and passenger lists. (In Library Use Only)
BadgerLink is supported by the Department of Public Instruction to provide Wisconsin residents access to quality online information in cooperation with the state’s library community.

  • Access Newspaper ARCHIVE: Searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. Pages are presented in PDF format preserving original context and format of content.
  • Encyclopædia Britannica: English and Spanish language encyclopedias for K12 students and teachers. Resources include articles, images, videos, “how to” guides, maps as well as lesson plans and activities. Access is organized by curriculum standards, reading level, and subject.
  • EBSCO: provides access to 36 databases of magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business and general areas of interest. Includes:
  • LitFINDER: contains a wealth of primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays.
  • TeachingBooks: provides original, in studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of book readings, guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children’s and young adult literature. represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
Tired of trying to figure out what comes next in that mystery series you’ve been reading?
Login to eSequels with your West Bend library card number to get started.

  • Is current and complete so you can find the newest title by your favorite author or spot a title that you may have missed
  • Lists the most popular series so you can discover a new author or rediscover an enjoyable series of years past
  • Indexes character, location, and subject as well as author and title so you can identify a series that you may recall only vaguely
  • Lists the novels in the correct reading sequence so you can begin at the beginning rather than blunder into the middle of act III
Gale Courses provides more than 365, six-week long online programs taught by college instructors who are experts in their field.Instruction is available anytime, anywhere, and through a variety of devices—perfect for busy lifestyles and different learning styles. Gale Courses is well-suited for people who want a self-paced learning environment and engagement with fellow students and their instructor. Lessons are assigned twice a week and often feature text, video, interactive games, and images. New courses begin each month. Gale Courses offers programs like:

  • courses to support business professionals, including business law, human resources, management, manufacturing and marketing
  • computer and technology courses that suit skill levels from beginner to advanced
  • courses in parenting, the arts and hobbies
  • a number of health and wellness courses
  • select courses offer continuing education credits
Gale Legal Forms is a resource for patrons to navigate common legal procedures through access to thousands of authentic, professional legal documents — and it is the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are state-specific to Wisconsin.  Official, federal, business, personal, litigation, real estate and general forms are available which cover hundreds of legal subject areas.
Heritage Quest Find ancestors and relatives in the complete set of US Federal Cenus Records 1790-1930. Also, find information on people and places described in over 25,000 family and local histories.
HeritageQuest Online Barcode Authentication
LearningExpress Library

Access all the LearningExpress Library’s collections of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials:

  • Includes full-text ebooks, courses, and tutorials
  • Access all 8 LearningExpress Library learning centers
LearningExpress Adult Learning Center

  • Includes test preparation for the GED® and U.S. citizenship tests
  • Skill building materials cover subjects like math, reading, writing, and public speaking
morningstarGet trusted data and analysis on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds through Morningstar Investment Research Center. This informative online resource is accessible from home or in the library! You will need your library card to access it from home. Click here to access the database from home.
NoveList K-8 Plus NoveList K-8 Plus allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students. You can access the Learning Center by clicking on its link in the left hand column of your screen.
NoveList Plus NoveList Plus is an easy to use database with a single search bar that makes finding books quick and simple. It includes over 200,000 fiction and nonfiction titles with subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as:

  • Author Read-alikes
  • What We’re Reading
  • Book Discussion Guides
  • BookTalks
  • Annotated Book Lists
  • Lists of award-winning books




Pronunciator offers the opportunity to learn a language FREE through your library! Pronunciator offers 80 languages and all you need is your library card.