Online Databases

West Allis Public Library provides access to a variety of databases. These databases include:

  • Ancestry (In Library Use Only) - A source for family history.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - collection eBooks includes books on the environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science, social science and technology.
  • Heritage Quest Online - an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center - provides comprehensive full text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today.
  • Home Improvement Reference Center - designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair.
  • Legal Information Reference Center - offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed "how-to" instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center - offers comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments.
  • Newsbank - Providing full text Milwaukee Journal, Greenfield-West Allis NOW and America's Obituaries and Death Notices.
  • (New!) Reference USA - the number 1 source of information businesses and people for small business owners marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers.
  • Small Business Reference Center - offers a variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center - this is the definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance.
  • Salem Health - Magill's Medical Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology and other medical issues.
  • Salem History - Milestone Documents in American History combines full text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
  • Salem Literature - Magill's Literary Annual
  • WilsonWeb Biography - Wilson's largest biography database!
  • Worldbook Online - The classic encyclopedia online with current events, monthly features and multimedia.

To view more useful research tools visit CountyCat.

To access databases from a computer outside the West Allis Library, enter your 14-digit library card number when prompted.