Linkedin Learning - A video-based resource that let's you choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Wisconsin Collection - Full scans of historical newspapers from Wisconsin, including the Rapids Tribune (under various names) from 1890 until almost the present day, accessible with your McMillan library card.
Most used resources
Wisconsin's Digital Library - 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.
Consumer Reports - Full access to the Consumer Reports website with product ratings and articles.
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.
2-1-1 - Dial 2-1-1 on your phone or visit this website for help finding essential services like food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance and more.
Helpful Links - Links that we use at the library to common websites, helpful references and local sites including links to local government and elected officials.
COVID-19 Links - Get the latest information from federal, state, and local health agencies here.
- Linkedin Learning - A video-based resource that let's you choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts.
- Britannica School - Encyclopedia content at elementary, middle and high school levels plus the Merriam Webster Dictionary and two Spanish-language encyclopedias, Britannica Moderna for older students and Britannica Escolar for younger students.
- Britannica Library - Encyclopedia reference center for all ages.
- Explora - A broad range of general information resources for the general public.
- History Reference Center - Full-text history reference resource for student and adult researchers.
- Learning Express - Practice tests and tutorials, as well as some basic instruction in math, language arts, and science (including some topics in Spanish).
- 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.
- Science Reference Center - Full-text science reference books, images, and periodicals for student and adult researchers.
- Transparent Language - Learn a new language from your computer or mobile device from anywhere.
- Auto Repair Source - Comprehensive auto repair database.
- Creative Bug - Online arts and crafts video lessons.
- Small Engine Repair Reference Center - Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.
- Reference Solutions - Source of information on businesses and people for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers.
- Learning Express - Practice job tests and learn job searching skills.
- InvestorEdge (in-library only) - Stock fundamentals and picks.
- Business Magazines - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 2,300 business magazines.
- Wisconsin's Digital Library - Includes access to downloadable ebooks for Kindles and other e-readers as well as downloadable audiobooks.
- NoveList Plus - Book reviews, annotations, etc., for over 200,000 titles.
- Literary Reference Center Plus - 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.
Magazine and Newspaper Collections
- Search General Magazines - Full text (read/print/download/email) articles from 1,700 magazines. Click on CITE to get the appropriate citation for your bibliography.
- 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.
- Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers - Daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, starting in 2005 to the present, with an embargo delay of 60 days as well as some historical papers.
- Newspaper Source Plus - Full-text current newspapers and articles, plus television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.
- Newspapers World Collection - Historical newspapers from Wisconsin, the rest of the United States and other countries from the 1700s to the 2000s.
- US Newstream - Current and archival news sources for the United States dating back to the 1980s.
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Wisconsin Collection - Full scans of historical newspapers from Wisconsin, including the Rapids Tribune (under various names) from 1890 until almost the present day.
For Local History / Genealogy (see also Newspaper Sources above)
- Rapids/Wood Co. History
- Rapids/Wood Co. Genealogy
- HeritageQuest - Census records and more.
- Ancestry - A major source of genealogical records. Available in library only.
- Recollection Wisconsin - A state-wide collection of photographs and documents, where McMillan houses much of its historical collection.
- Education Research Complete - Full text for more than 1,060 journals and 133 books and monographs.
- PBS Wisconsin Education - Video programs for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, available via streaming or download.
- Professional Development Collection - A highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
- TeachingBooks - Resources connecting you and your students 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.
- GreenFILE - Scholarly, government and general-interest titles on the human impact on the environment.
- LISTA - Index to librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, etc.