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Electronic Resources Round-up: New York Times Historical

Want to find an obituary for a well-known person? Need an article for a history project that was written at the time of the event? Maybe you just want to indulge in a little nostalgia about events that happened when you were young.

New York Times Historical can help. It includes papers from 1851 to 2013. Find it on the website by clicking the Research tab, then N, or use the filter and choose Newspapers from the drop-down box.

Articles and ads are .pdf documents that can be printed or downloaded.

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Electronic Resources Round-up: American National Biography

Do you need to know George Washington’s birthdate? How Fred Astaire’s career got off the ground? Maybe you’ve been assigned to write a report on a prominent woman in a science or technology field and you’re not sure where to start. American National Biography can help.

Find it on the library’s webpage by clicking on the Research tab. Anyone can use it in the library, and city of La Crosse residents with a valid library card can access it from home or school, too.

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Downloadable Magazines leaving Overdrive

We regret to announce that, effective October 1st, magazines will no longer be available in Wisconsin's Digital Library. 

In July, OverDrive terminated its partnership with Barnes and Noble, which provides NOOK Periodicals for Wisconsin's Digital Library.  The WPLC, the managing body for Wisconsin's Digital Library, is exploring other potential digital magazine products to replace this valuable statewide service to library users.  Please visit the library to read your favorite magazines in print.

 

Online Resources for Learning

LearningExpress: Learn computer skills and brush up on math and grammar concepts. Practice for standardized tests like the GED, CLEP or ASVAB, for occupational exams like the NCLEX, or for the citizenship exam. Students from elementary grades through high school can practice basic concepts in math, reading, and science. Job-seekers will find tools to improve their resumes and interview skills. Anyone who lives in the state of Wisconsin can access LearningExpress here or from the BadgerLink website.  

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