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What is BadgerLink?

BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music. Want to know more?

Why can't I access BadgerLink?

BadgerLink is only available to Wisconsin residents. Our system looks at your computer to determine if you're in Wisconsin.

If you're seeing the Whoops page, our system can't tell if you're in Wisconsin. Log in to verify that you are a Wisconsin resident or Contact Us to see if we can get you automatic access in the future. Learn more about how to access BadgerLink. 

Why isn't BadgerLink accepting my login?

Sometimes browsers get confused. Here's what you should do:

  • Clear your browser's cookies and cache. 
    • To clear your cookies and cache, press Ctrl+Shift+Delete.
    • Select cache, cookies, temporary internet files, history (exact wording varies) – and click delete.
    • Close and re-open your browser. 
  • Navigate back to our Library Card Login page (http://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/login) and enter your login information again.

My URLs don't work. Where can I find the correct links?

Because only Wisconsin residents can use our resources, we have special authenticated links. You can find a Google Spreadsheet of all our authenticated links by going to Get the Word Out! and then clicking on BadgerLink on your Website

I don’t live in Wisconsin. Can I use BadgerLink?

No. The BadgerLink contracts stipulate that access is given only to Wisconsin residents.

See what resources your state provides.

Where can I recommend a resource?

BadgerLink resources are purchased with Universal Service Funds appropriated through Wisconsin’s biennial budget process.Content is selected through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process governed by Department of Administration (DOA) guidelines. Once the contracts have been awarded and appropriated funds have been encumbered for the purchase of the selected resources, contracts are signed.

BadgerLink is not able to change resources or vendors in the middle of a contract or without an RFP. However, we do want to know what resources you think would be best for BadgerLink! 

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What are the copyright restrictions of BadgerLink resources?

If you have any questions about using BadgerLink resources, Ask a Librarian!

 

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  • Access NewspaperARCHIVE is licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents. Go to the Access NewspaperARCHIVE Copyright Information page for more information.

  • Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers website, is owned by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and its contents are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws. You may use the site and its contents for personal research and educational purposes only

  • Britannica School is licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents. Go to the Britannica Terms of Use page for more copyright information.

  • EBSCO resources are licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents. Go to the EBSCO License Agreement page for more information. 

  • HeritageQuest Online is licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents. Go to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions page for more information.

  • LearningExpress Library is licensed for educational or personal use by Wisconsin residents. Please contact support@ebsco.com for all content permissions inquiries.

  • LitFinder is licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents. Go to the Gale Cengage Learning Privacy Statement and Terms of Use page for more information.

  • TeachingBooks.net's resources are licensed for personal and educational use by Wisconsin residents. Go to the TeachingBooks.net Policies page for more information.