Catalogs Databases Native American Resources Pathfinders Reference Search Engines


Merlin The shared catalog and circulation system of Northern Waters Library Service
WISCAT WISCAT is the statewide bibliographic database for Wisconsin.
WorldCat a worldwide catalog of library collections that includes more than 67 million bibliographic records with items in many different formats. Patrons can access this database at any library or at home with a user-friendly search page.


Guides to resources within the LCOOCC Library


Use these links to databases of online articles in magazines and journals. Some of these databases require a username & password. See the library front desk for access info. 

EBSCOHost offersa collection of specially designed, comprehensive full text databases, available online via EBSCOhost. Thanks to BadgerLink for the BadgerLink funded databases.

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BadgerLink BadgerLink are accessible databases supported and funded through the Department of Public Instruction - Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning.  Its goal is to provide increased access to information for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's library community. Thanks to BadgerLink for the BadgerLink funded databases.
Ethnic Newswatch  Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.    
JSTOR JSTOR is a trusted archive of high-resolution, scanned images of important scholarly journals. JSTOR is not a current issues database. There is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR. (You have to be using a computer at LCO College's main campus for access).
The Ojibwe People's Dictionary The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers. It is also a gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society. Along with detailed Ojibwe language entries and voices, you will find beautiful cultural items, photographs, and excerpts from relevant historical documents. Whenever possible, we provide examples of documents in the Ojibwe language. The Ojibwe People's Dictionary has thousands of entries and audio, with more coming online each week. It is our goal to make The Ojibwe People's Dictionary a continually expanding resource for Ojibwe language and culture.
First Nations Periodical Index The First Nations Periodical Index contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content.  This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers.

Journal of American Indian Education

The Journal of American Indian Education is a peer reviewed scholarly journal, which publishes papers specifically related to the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Full text through 2009.
BioOne An innovative collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector. BioOne brings to the Web a uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne’s titles are published by small societies and other not-for-profit organizational publishers, and, until now, have been available only in printed form. (You have to be using a computer at LCO College's main campus for access to the full text articles).



Quotations - Bartlett's Familiar Quotations


Reference, Literature, and Verse - Great Books Online



Genealogy -
(Available only from the main campus or another member of Northern Waters Library Group)

Native American Resources

  The Native Health Database contains citations and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Canadian First Nations
Edward Curtis' The North American Indian

Edward Sheriff Curtis published The North American Indian between 1907 and 1930 with the intent to record traditional Indian cultures. The work comprises twenty volumes of narrative text and photogravure images. Each volume is accompanied by a portfolio of large photogravure plates.

The entire work is presented here, supported largely by funds from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

American Mosaic - The American Indian Experience

The American Indian Experience (AIE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

An historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. Volumes I through VII are available on the web both as fully searchable digitized text and as page images. The contents may be accessed from the Table of Contents or Index of each volume or through keyword searching.

Search the Internet
If you didn't find what you were looking for in the virtual library or in the AIHEC Virtual Library, it's time to try the Internet.

 Google - Mostly a search engine.  Accurate and very fast.