Digital Resources

BadgerLink

BadgerLink is an online index to thousands of magazines and newspapers.  Many of the articles are available in full text. It is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning. Click here to begin your search.

 

Gale Courses

The Monarch Library System is providing library card holders an opportunity to engage in meaningful learning through Gale Courses. This robust online resource provides access to over 360 classes on multiple topics of interest, including career training programs.

All you need to get started is a current library card, an internet connection and an eager mind that’s ready to learn. You can access the courses through the Monarch Catalog (monarchcatalog.org) by searching “Gale Courses”, or click on this link education.gale.com/l-monarchls/  

 

Meet Libby – the new Overdrive app

Click here to get started with the Libby app!

For Kids and Teens

The “For Kids and Teens” launch page separates all of the children and teen books available through Wisconsin’s Digital Library.  The page also provides access through subject or reading level.

Wisconsin Digital Library – OverDrive

Click on this launch page to view all of the titles in the main collection.

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RBdigital – Click Here to Learn More!

With a free RBdigital account, library patrons can read digital magazines through an app on Android, Kindle and Apple devices OR directly in their browser on any internet-enabled device!  You can find the RBdigital app in the app store for Apple, Android and Kindle devices.

Transparent Language Online

This new resource provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.  Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for Android ™ tablets and iPads, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

Creating a Library Collection Account:

  • Click on the link for Transparent Languages above.
  • Click on “Register” in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Follow the instructions to create your account. You will need your library card number.

“Checking Out” Transparent Language

  • Click on the red checkout button to access Transparent Languages.
  • You can als0 find the link under the main menu (the three lines in the upper left-hand corner).  Click on Education.  Click on Transparent Languages.
  • Once you click Checkout, click on the pop up that says Access.
  • Accept the policies.
  • Choose a language and get started!

The RBdigital App

If you are using a tablet or smartphone you will need to download the RBdigital App to access Transparent Languages.

  • First, create an account using the directions listed above for Getting Started.
  • From the RBdigital webpage, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Where it says, Get Rbdigital mobile apps, Click the link for your device (iOS, Android, Kindle Fire). Kindle Fire Users – please read note that follows these instructions.
  • Or Download the RBdigital App from your App Store.
  • Once it is downloaded, open the RBdigital App.
  • Login with your email address or library card number and tap Next.
  • Type in your password and tap Next.
  • Tap on the main menu. (The three lines in the upper left-hand corner).
  • Tap on Education.
  • Tap on Transparent Languages.
  • Tap on Checkout, click on the pop up that says Access.
  • Accept the policies.
  • Choose a language and get started!

{ Note: Kindle Fire users may need to change a setting on your Kindle before you can download the App. Go to Settings (From the home screen of your device, put your finger on the top of the screen and swipe down to see the Settings option)> Go to More> Go to Device> Allows Installation of Applications (from unknown sources)> Select On. Then click the link to download the Zinio App from the Zinio Collection webpage].