Online Resources

Most of these resources can be used from home with your valid library card! (if you don't already have a valid library card, get started here!)


Subscription Databases & Helpful Sites


AtoZ World Travel - A comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more.

AtoZ Food America - The world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!

FindHelp - A free database designed to connect you and your loved ones to local free- and reduced-cost social services on a variety of topics like medical care, food assistance, education, housing, transportation, and more. It's completely confidential and HIPAA compliant and HITRUST certified. Access in-library, remotely, and through library staff.

General Reference

Badgerlink - Resources on a variety of topics

Britannica Library - Reference and learning resource for children and adults.

EBSCOhost - Article databases on general, business, health topics, and more

Job Center of Wisconsin - free job search support including resume and application assistance and skill-building programs

Wisconsin Wifi Map - Where can you get free WiFi in Wisconsin? Click the link to find out.


Streaming Content

Hoopla - ebooks, audiobooks, music, magazines, and more, all with your library card!

Kanopy - movies and TV series

Libby - ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines - On May 1, 2023, the Overdrive app was discontinued by Overdrive and will no longer work. To continue enjoying streaming ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines, download the Libby app.



Auto Repair Source - Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles

Chilton Automotive Repair


Books & Literature

NoveList Plus

Common Sense Media - Age-based reviews of books, movies, video games, and more

Core Collections Complete

Literary Reference Center - Literary criticism and reference works - Multimedia on K-12 fiction and non-fiction books


Consumer Resources

Consumer Reports


Language Learning

Transparent Language


Newspapers, History, & Geneaology

Ancestry Library - genealogical resources for in-library use only.

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers - Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days again, plus newspapers from the 1800s to 1900s.

HeritageQuest - American genealogical sources

Newspaper Source Plus - Full-text coverage of today's major newspapers Library Edition - Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s containing regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries

Recollection Wisconsin - a collaboration between the Wisconsin Historical Society and local public libraries and historical societies in which local history resources are digitized. Check out the Black Earth resources!

U.S. Newsstream - Current and archival to 1980s U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune as well as over 80 Gannett titles.


Test Prep

LearningExpress Library - Web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials



Local Resources

Black Earth Chamber of Commerce - business

Black Earth Children's Museum - check out the children's museum on Mills St. They have fun exhibits and they even have a free Toy Library!

Black Earth Historical Society - local history

Gateway to the Driftless - nature & conservation

Heights Unlimited Community Resource Center - assistance with food, clothing, and more.

Northwest Dane Senior Services - activities and support for older adults

Village of Black Earth - Village news like meetings, public services, and utilities

Wisconsin Heights School District - our combined school district with Mazomanie, WI