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Anita Streich,
Information & Community Services Librarian
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311 N Spring St
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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Learn a LanguageAll online resources are available free to Beaver Dam Community Library card holders.

A to Z Databases

AtoZdatabases is a premier job search, reference, market research and mailing list database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Residential Database includes 220 million U.S. residents, over 19 million New Movers, and over 3 million New Homeowners, updated weekly.


BadgerLink is Wisconsin's online library which provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music. These resources are provided exclusively for use by all Wisconsin residents and are materials that are not available through regular search engines such as Google.

Chilton Online Chilton Library allows you to browse through a robust list of vehicles in order to obtain vehicle specific information including: Repair Procedures, Technical Service Bulletins/Recalls and Vehicle specific Maintenance schedules and much more. Also available from the library are Auto Repair Reference Center and Small Engine Repair Ref Center.
Consumer Reports is now freely available to all Beaver Dam library card holders through EBSCOhost. provides consumer advice for many products, including product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons. The information is updated frequently, providing reliable data, unbiased information and more than 1000 ratings, reviews, product comparisons and video clips.
 EBSCO EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference databases accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases, including Auto Repair, Small Engine Repair, Consumer Reports (with Cars Best Deals & Health), Consumer Health, Hobbies & Crafts, Home Improvement, Research Databases, Small Business & Business Databases, Searchasaurus, Kids Search, NoveList Plus, Points of View, History & Science Research Center, Image Gallery & more.
 Freegal Freegal (free and legal) Music has 1000's of recordings from Sony Music Entertainment's catalog of legendary artists! There is music from every genre, from classical to modern pop to today's hottest artists. Hundreds of additional songs are added every week.   All downloads are in MP3 format and are Digital Rights Management free - you can keep them forever! Freegal works with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. 
 Gale Online Resources Gale Online Resources are the most current, comprehensive and reliable online databases from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Databases from Gale include: Chilton Library, eBook & Reference, Health & Wellness (with Alternative Health Module), National Geographic Virtual Library (featuring: Magazine archive 1888 - Present | People, Animals, and the World | National Geographic Kids),  Price It! Antiques & Collectibles & much more.
 Health and Wellness Resource Center Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module Health provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles.
 Job Search Resources Job Search Resources-- A variety of books and online resources are available to job seekers through the Beaver Dam Community Library. Find links to AtoZdatabases's Premier Jobs Database, Learning Express Library by BadgerLink, local job assistance and more.
 Learn a Language

Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language learning system. The multi-faceted, comprehensive system allows you to learn conversational language at yourr own pace. The DRM-free program allows patrons to fully utilize Rocket Language's easy to access downloadable lessons, games and more. Learn Russian, Korean, Japanese, Spanish and many more languages with Rocket.

Each Language Learning Program Includes:
• 62 hours of interactive instruction
• 17 grammar and culture lessons
• Over 340 grammar exercises
• Self-testing
• Interactive Audio tracks
• MegaWord word building games