Online Resources

Gale Courses - Free online classes on a wide variety of subjects including technology, writing, business applications, arts, design, personal development and more.

Digital Download Center - Our portal to downloadable e-books for Kindle, Nook and other readers, along with audiobooks for media players. Provided in cooperation with other Wisconsin public libraries.

MCM Podcast - Listen to the McMillan Conversation Maker Podcast! We bring you curated conversations with McMillan Librarians, community members, authors, musicians, artists, and more... Be inspired and entertained.

On-Line Magazines Collections

  • General Magazines - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 1,700 magazines.
  • Business and Academic - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 5,000 business and academic magazines.
  • Medical - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 1,300 medical magazines and journals.
  • Consumer Reports - Full access to the Consumer Reports website with product ratings and articles.
  • Flipster - Complete images of popular magazines with "flippable" pages.


  • General Magazines - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 1,700 magazines. Click on CITE to get the appropriate citation for your bibliography.
  • Learning Express  - Practice tests and tutorials, including PSAT, ACT, ASVAB and AP tests, MSOffice tutorials and much more.
  • Literature Resource Center - Biographies, bibliographies, critical articles about authors and books, designed for students writing English assignments.
  • Britannica Online - Encyclopedia content at elementary, middle and high school levels plus the Merriam Webster Dictionary and two Spanish-language encyclopedias.
  • NoveList Plus and Novelist K-8 - Book reviews, annotations, etc., for over 200,000 titles. Helpful whether you are looking for something to read or preparing a report.
  • NewspaperArchive - Historical newspaper articles from 5,000 newspapers.
  • Business, Health and Academic Magazines - Provides full text access to thousands of specialized magazines.

For Business / Job Seekers

  • Business Magazines - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 2,300 business magazines.
  • AtoZdatabases - Find detailed information on corporations such as contact info, sales, officers and competitors.
  • Learning Express - Practice job tests, MSOffice tutorials.
  • InvestorEdge -  Stock fundamentals and picks.

For Readers

  • Download EBooks/Audiobooks - Includes access to ebooks for Kindles, Nooks and other e-readers.
  • NoveList - Book reviews, annotations, etc., for over 200,000 titles.
  • Literature Resource Center - Biographies, bibliographies, critical articles about authors and books, perfect for readers and book clubs.
  • WorldCat - Search the contents of the world's libraries.
  • Book Club Kits - Multiple copies of popular titles available through Madison Public Library.

For Local History / Genealogy

For Teachers and Educators

  • Education Research Complete - Full text for more than 1,060 journals and 133 books and monographs.
  • Professional Development Collection - A highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
  • TeachingBooks Educator Area - Resources include hundreds of thematic and authoritative K-12 booklists and customized "Eye-on-the-Web" reports identifying and instantly connecting you to book and author materials that meet your specific grade level and subject areas of interest.

Other On-Line Resources

  • Consumer Health Complete - Health and wellness reference books, encyclopedias, reports and fact sheets.
  • ECB VideoLink - Video programs for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, available via streaming or download.
  • GreenFILE  - Scholarly, government and general-interest titles on the human impact on the environment.
  • LitFinder - Full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays; plus biographies, summaries, etc.
  • LISTA - Index to librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, etc.
  • Newspaper Source Plus - Full-text newspapers and articles, plus television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.
  • Soundzabound - Music and sound effects that are copyright compliant, content safe and royalty free for K-12 school use.
  • Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research - Daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, starting in 2005 to the present, with an embargo delay of 60 days.