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Access NewspaperARCHIVE

U.S. and International newspapers, dating as far back as the 1700s
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Powered by Heritage Archives
 
Details:
  • Browse by location or date range, or use the search by name or keyword feature
  • Save or print in JPG or PDF
  • Enable the optional "user account" or "treasure box" to save articles for later  

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by Wisconsin Newspaper Association
 
Details
  • Covers more than 250 Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, and 13 historical Wisconsin newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s; see a Title List 
  • Each newspaper is available cover to cover in a searchable PDF format

BadgerLink Graphic Organizers

BadgerLink's graphic organizers help you visually express information and express relationships between ideas
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Created by BadgerLink
 
Details
  • Created by BadgerLink staff
  • Downloadable from Google Docs
  • Graphic organizers include: Cause & Effect, Claim/Evidence/Reason, Compare Sources, Credible Sources, Inference Chart, Main Idea & Details, and See...Think...Wonder

BadgerLink Scavenger Hunt

Use our Scavenger Hunt cards to learn how to use BadgerLink
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Created by BadgerLink
 
Details:
  • Created by BadgerLink staff
  • Provides an introduction to using BadgerLink resources for research
For Educators:

BadgerLink Super 3 Research Guide

Step-by-step guide to learn about the research process
Elementary School Student, Educator
Created by BadgerLink
 
Details
  • Created by BadgerLink staff
  • Includes checklists for each step in the research process and an educator section with curriculum ideas and information on Wisconsin Standards

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition

Full-text popular nonfiction books designed for elementary school users
Elementary School Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • Searchable full text for more than 1,300 nonfiction titles
  • Includes popular series titles from top book publishers
  • Covers animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, and more
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)

Britannica Escolar

Enciclopedia español para los estudiantes más jóvenes y educadores Spanish encyclopedia for younger students and educators
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, Spanish Speaker
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
 
Details
  • Completa enciclopedia española - Complete Spanish encyclopedia
  • Incluye artículos, imágenes , mapas, tablas , líneas de tiempo , así como un diccionario completo y atlas - Includes articles, images, maps, tables, timelines, as well as a complete dictionary and atlas

Britannica Learning Zone

Interactive learning games about numbers, letters, sounds, geography and more
Elementary School Student
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
 
Details
  • Build technology skills in the youngest students
  • Grow vocabulary and reading skills
  • Play games and have fun while learning
  • Please note: site uses Adobe Flash and will no longer work in Firefox​

Britannica School

Access point for Britannica School Elementary, Middle, and High
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
 
Details
  • Every article and image have a citation
  • Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation
  • Switch between levels to find the appropriately difficult article​

Britannica School - Elementary

Encyclopedia articles with images, maps, games, and other learning materials for elementary school students and educators
Elementary School Student
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
 
Details
  • Every article and image have a citation
  • Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation
  • Switch between levels to find the appropriately difficult article

Britannica School Atlas - Elementary

Interactive world atlas designed especially for younger students
Elementary School Student
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
  Details
  • Full-color maps that reflect today's world
  • Access data on population, languages, and monetary units
  • Links to age-appropriate articles​

Britannica School Images & Videos - Elementary

Browse Britannica's images and videos for elementary school students
Elementary School Student
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
 
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  • Browse by Animals, Fine Arts, Language Arts, Places, Plants and Other Living Things, Science and Mathematics, Social Studies, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions
  • All images and videos have a citation
 

Explora for Elementary Schools

Search interface for EBSCO's elementary school resources
Elementary School Student
Powered by EBSCO
 
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  • Browse by Animals, Arts & Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science & Health, and Social Studies
  • Searches American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, Book Collection Nonfiction Elementary & Middle School Editions, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, Primary Search, and Science Reference Center
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)
For Educators​

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia for students and adults
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Powered by EBSCOhost​
 
Details
  • Over 25,000 encyclopedia entries
  • Includes images

History Reference Center

Full-text history reference resource
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Powered by EBSCO
 
Details
  • Full-text books, magazines, historical documents, biographies, and multimedia
  • Nearly 57,000 historical documents and 40,000 historical photos and maps
  • More than 1,990 full-text reference books
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)
For Educators

Into the Book

Reading comprehension multimedia
Elementary School Student, Educator
Produced by Wisconsin Media Lab
 
Details
  • Online student activities (grades 2-5) for eight reading comprehension strategies including: prior knowledge, questioning, summarizing, inferring, making connections, synthesizing, evaluating, and visualizing
  • Includes nine student videos
  • Online teaching tools including: lessons, music files, posters, book lists and more
  • Online professional learning resources including videos, professional development plan examples and educator effectiveness tools

Into the Map

Multimedia and activities about Wisconsin's geography
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, Educator
Produced by Wisconsin Media Lab
  Details
  • Five cross-curricular online activities (for grades 3-6) that provide students with the opportunity to apply their geography knowledge
  • Includes teacher resources and lesson plans

LearningExpress Library Computer Skills Center

A collection of web-based popular software and computer basics video courses
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Powered by LearningExpress
 
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  • Includes video tutorials on Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, SharePoint Designer, Visio, Word, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Learn about your Windows or Mac operating system

LearningExpress Library School Center

A collection of web-based skill-building materials for K-12 students
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by LearningExpress
 
Details
  • Improve math, reading, grammar, spelling, science, logic, and geography skills
  • Prepare for high school entrance exams

Literary Reference Center

A collection of literary criticism and works
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Powered by EBSCO
 
Details
  • 36,000 plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews
  • 101,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
  • 94,000 poems and 25,000 short stories
For Educators
 

LitFinder

A collection of literary works and related articles
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Powered by Gale
 
Details
  • 140,000 full-text poems
  • 8,800 full-text short stories, plays,  and novels
  • 5,800 full-text essays and speeches
  • Includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
 
Details
  • More than 700,000 definitions with 143,000 etymologies
  • Also includes Top 10 Lists, Word of the Day, and "Ask the Editor" videos
  • Revised for today's librarians, teachers, and students

Newspaper Source Plus

Full-text coverage of today's major newspapers
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Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • 63 million articles from more than 1,210 newspapers, 130 newswires, and 50 news magazines
  • Includes all staff articles for The Janesville Gazette, La Crosse Tribune, The Leader Telegram (Eau Claire), The Telegram (Superior), and The Wisconsin State Journal
  • Cover to cover coverage for  Advance-Titan (Oshkosh), Capital Times, The Daily Reporter (Milwaukee), UWM Post (Milwaukee), Wisconsin Law Journal (Milwaukee), and Wisconsin State Journal

NoveList K-8

Children's fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student
Powered by EBSCO
 
Details
  • Search for books by keyword and reading level (Lexile)
  • Includes book recommendations created by book experts
  • Search by terms of appeal like style and mood

Primary Search

Full-text magazines for elementary school
Elementary School Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • Contains nearly 100 full-text popular children's magazines
  • Covers a variety of topics including endangered species, musicians, fitness, space exploration and more
  • Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and American Heritage Children's Dictionary
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile) ​

Science Reference Center

Full-text science reference books, images, and periodicals
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCO
 
Details
  • Covers subjects of Biology, Chemistry Earth and Space Science, Environmental Science, Health and Medicine, History of Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physics, Science and Society, Science as Inquiry, Scientists, and Wildlife
  • Includes Science Image Collection with more than 300,000 images
  • Contains more than 200 full-text science magazines
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile) ​
For Educators:

Soundzabound

Royalty-free music and sound effects
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Provided by Wisconsin Media Lab
 
Details
  • Over 5,000 tracks of varying length songs and sound effects
  • The ONLY royalty free music library meeting all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education

TeachingBooks.net

Multimedia on K-12 fiction and non-fiction books
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by TeachingBooks.net
 
Details
  • Browse or search author interviews, lesson plans, discussion guides, readings, and videos
  • Thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books
  • Every resource is selected to encourage the integration of multimedia, author, and book materials into reading and library activities

The Ways

Multimedia educational resource featuring stories about contemporary Native American Cultures and language
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Produced by Wisconsin Media Lab
 
Details
  • Twelve videos featuring stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes
  • Includes online interactive map and supplementary texts
  • Great for grades 6 - 12

Wisconsin Biographies

Multimedia educational resources that connect students with fascinating figures from Wisconsin’s past
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, Educator
Produced by Wisconsin Media Lab
 
Details
  • A collection of short animated videos with leveled biographies (iBook and print)
  • Includes two online student activities and teaching tips
  • Historical images available for each biography
  • Grades 3 - 8​

Wisconsin Media Lab

Educational videos, images, soundfiles, and animations spanning all curricular areas
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by Wisconsin Media Lab
 
Details
  • Hundreds of educational videos and images
  • Supplemental teacher resources available for many available programs
  • Includes Wisconsin Media Lab productions like Into the Book, Wisconsin Biographies, The Ways, Climate Wisconsin, Financial Literacy -- TEACH IT!, Global Wisconsin, Wisconsin Hometown Stories, Wisconsin RtI Stories and others!
  • Award-winning classroom resources connect to Wisconsin’s academic standards