How do I search the new Wisconsin Historical Society website?
Search more than 3 million records all at once (from a wide variety of the Society’s databases) with our streamlined search box, available at the top of every page on the new site. A site-wide search is likely to return results that include many types of resources related to your keyword, including: photos, maps, essays, books, newspaper clippings, historical essays, lesson plans and/or biographies.
"Search Inside" a Section or Topic
To search by keyword within a section such as "Teach and Learn Wisconsin History" or a topic such as "Maps and Atlases," enter your term(s) into the search box located within the page and click the blue GO button. The search engine will narrow the scope of its scan and your results list will include matches only related to items included in that section or topic.
Search Our Catalogs, Indexes and Digital Collections
Many of our materials are still available only in physical form and can be searched by using our Library and Archives Catalogs. You can also Explore Our Collections to sample an ever-growing selection of online materials.
See our Collections Overview page to learn about the scope and strengths of our collections.
How can I sort, refine and/or expand my search results?
Visiting the Library and Archives
Area Research Centers
Our expert staff members are available to help you find what you're searching for. Please contact our Library-Archives staff at 608-264-6535 or by email below:
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