Research Resources

Lester Public Library offers a number of databases and research tools to help with your information needs. Most of these resources are available 24/7 and require a valid Wisconsin library card to access.

Looking for genealogy or local history resources?  We’ve got a page just for you!  Visit our Genealogy & Local History page.

Access Newspaper Archive

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Searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.  Pages are presented in PDF format preserving original context and format of content.  Many Wisconsin papers are available, including most Manitowoc newspapers.

To start your search click here.

Wiscat

wiscat-logoWiscat is the state-wide shared library catalog that allows us to borrow items through interlibrary loan.  If you are not finding what you want in our local library catalog, you can search state-wide to see if another library in Wisconsin owns it.  If you find what you’re looking for, call (920)793-7114 or email the library lesref@lesterlibrary.org and we’ll order it for you.

To start your search click here.

Learning Express

 

If you’re studying for an exam, we can help! Through Badgerlink, library patrons have access to a wide variety of Learning Express online practice tests and guides.  You can study for dozens of different college or professional exams any time you want–even when the library is closed.

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Some of the tests available include:

  • ACT
  • SAT
  • PSAT/NMSQT
  • ASVAB
  • AP Exams
  • GED

You can also study for professional/occupational exams, such as:

  • Nursing exams
  • Cosmetology certification
  • CDL exam
  • Firefighter/EMT
  • Law Enforcement
  • Postal Worker
  • Civil Service Exams


Visit the Learning Express here.  To make this software work, you must use Internet Explorer or Edge.  It will not work with any other browser.

Medline Plus

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Our recommended source for Health Information.

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families. It brings you information about diseases and conditions in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

 

To get started click here.