Wauwatosa Public Library Reference Databases

ResearcherThe Wauwatosa Public Library has a wide range of materials in various formats to serve patrons’ research, educational and recreational needs, including the databases listed below. Other resources are available through Wisconsin’s online library, Badgerlink.

The Library also maintains a directory of staff recommended Web sites across a wide variety of subject matter.

Please Note: To use the following databases from a location outside of the library, you must be a Wauwatosa resident and have a Wauwatosa Public Library Card.

Databases By Subject

| Adult LearningBusiness & Finance | Consumer Information |
| Homework Help | Languages | Newspapers | Wauwatosa |

Adult Learning

Gale Courses

The Gale courses are six-week online interactive courses for personal enrichment and professional development.  Courses include a variety of topics such as genealogy basics, computer skills for the workplace and sign language, to name a few.  The courses are instructor-led and sessions begin every month.

Brainfuse JobNow

Adult Learning Center is the adult learners version of HelpNow where patrons access, GED prep, U.S citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources which lists popular job search links. Microsoft Office support allows patrons to ask questions about Excel, Word and PowerPoint. The Writing Lab, Send Question and the Skills Building are also included in the Adult Learning Center suite.  Tutors are available every day from 2:00 pm to 1:00 am.

Business & Finance


ValueLine Research Center includes online access to ValueLine’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.  ValueLine delivers reliable information to help you make better informed financial decisions.

Morningstar Library Edition

Morningstar Investment Research Center is an easy to navigate database to help both novice and veteran investors reach their investment goals.  It’s the one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary.

Reference USA

ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents.  ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

S&P NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information offering online access to Standard & Poor’s independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries.

Consumer Information

Consumer Reports Online

ConsumerReports provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.  Information is updated frequently, providing reliable data and unbiased information enabling customers to make better purchasing decisions.

Homework Help


Brainfuse is one of the nation’s leading online tutoring providers and we serve a diversified client base of libraries, school districts and colleges/universities. Brainfuse users receive personalized tutoring via a versatile and user-friendly online classroom. Brainfuse is found throughout the country.


Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an award-winning resource that offers you online language instruction from the comfort of your own home or anywhere on the Internet. Mango Languages provides instruction with a conversational focus on over 70 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese and Italian.  There is also instruction for English-as-a-second-language learners.

Oxford English Dictionary Online

OED Online, the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary, is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.  It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of 600,000 words, past and present-from across the English-speaking world.


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel online provides full-text articles from 1990 to present on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections of the paper.

New York Times

Delve into the stories an topics that interest you most from world news to the arts.  Book Review to Sunday Review and everything in between.


Wauwatosa Organizations Directory

The Wauwatosa Organizations Directory is compiled by the Wauwatosa Library and is updated annually.  Directory entries included the organization name, contact information, description, meeting information and a link to the website.