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Some of the more all-inclusive library online catalogs and reference pages are sometimes necessary to complement transportation research that can reach into other disciplines and knowledge areas.

For any item identified for borrowing, check your local library's interlibrary loan policies for instructions on how to proceed.


Online catalog of the Archives at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Many of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's original records reside in this repository.

BadgerLink is a project of the state's Division for Libraries and Community Learning. Its goal is to provide increased access to information resources for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's public, school, academic, and special libraries. BadgerLink provides access to magazines and newspapers, videos from the Department of Public Instruction's Reference and Loan Library, and links to education, government and reference web sites.

LINKcat provides access to the collections of the many public libraries within the South Central Library System of Wisconsin. This includes the Madison Public Library and its branches.

Online library catalog of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The Wendt Engineering library, one of the over two dozen libraries on campus, contains a variety of information.

Online library catalog of Marquette University

Wisconsin Digital Archives search
The Wisconsin Digital Archives, part of the Wisconsin Document Depository Program, is a collaborative effort managed by the Wisconsin Reference and Loan Library to preserve and make available the electronic publications of Wisconsin state agencies.

Wisconsin Reference and Loan Library
The Reference and Loan Library is operated by the Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Team within the Department of Public Instruction. Staff engage in statewide planning, coordination, and provision of services to assure that Wisconsin residents have equitable access to the collective knowledge and information resources in the state's libraries.

Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office
Provides mapping information, spatial data in Wisconsin and a catalog of aerial photography.

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Ingenta provides libraries and researchers with access to a comprehensive collection of academic and professional content available online. Their searchable database provides summaries with the option to purchase full-text articles from over 26,000 publications, 5,400 journals, and almost 200 academic and professional publishers.

Librarian's Index to the Internet
Produced by a program from the Library of California, this site is indexed in a directory structure by library professionals.

Library of Congress - Gateway to Library catalogs
This page links hundreds of online library catalogs in the United States and some outside of the U.S.

Library of Congress online catalog

Includes national and international newspaper links, radio and TV station Web sites, and magazine links.

OCLC participating institutions search
The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) is a global library cooperative encompassing almost 7,000 member libraries and over 43 million records. Search this page to find a participating library in your area, which enables a patron to use OCLC's many services, including interlibrary loan.

Transportation Division - Special Libraries Association
The Transportation Division of the Special Libraries Association promotes the exchange of knowledge and information among individuals and organizations interested in the development, control and use of information resources in transportation both in general or in one of its many subdivisions; including air, highway, rail, urban and water transport, and multimodal transportation.

Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT) - Transportation Research Board
The Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT) is a tool to improve the indexing and retrieval of transportation information. The thesaurus covers all modes and aspects of transportation. The TRT's purpose is to provide a common and consistent language between producers and users of transportation information.

United States Newspaper List

WorldCat (access through the South Central Library System in Wisconsin)
WorldCat is the Online Computer Library Center's (OCLC) worldwide library database on the Web. It presently contains over 43 million records from thousands of participating libraries worldwide. Please see the following page for a description of WorldCat. OCLC provides free access to users through South Central Library System with use of a public library card number. At the SCLS Reference Database page, select WorldCat a nd enter your public library card number.

  • If you are interested in obtaining access to WorldCat in your area, please check with your local library.

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