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Access NewspaperARCHIVE

U.S. and International newspapers, dating as far back as the 1700s
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
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 Research Guide

Step-by-step guide to learn about the research process
Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Created by BadgerLink
 
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  • 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

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:

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition

Full-text popular nonfiction books designed for middle school users
Middle School Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • Searchable full text for more than 3,200 nonfiction titles
  • Includes popular series titles from top book publishers
  • Covers careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics, 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 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 - Middle

Encyclopedia articles with images, maps, games, and other learning materials for middle school students and educators
Middle 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 - Middle

Interactive world atlas designed especially for middle school students
Middle 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 - Middle

Browse Britannica's images and video for middle school students
Middle School Student
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
 
Details
  • Browse by Animals, Arts and Literature, Earth and Geography, History, Life Processes, Living Things, Philosophy and Religion, Plants, Science and Mathematics, Society, Sports and Recreation, and Technology
  • All images and videos have a citation​

Climate Wisconsin

Multimedia educational resource featuring stories of climate change
Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Produced by Wisconsin Media Lab
 
Details
  • Nine short videos and one animation
  • Includes background essays and two online interactives
  • Great for grades 6 - 12

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream to holistic medicine
General Public, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCO
 
Details
  • Full text for more than 560 magazines and journals
  • 230 full-text health reference books and encyclopedias
  • Hundreds of medical images and diagrams​

Explora for Middle & High Schools

Search interface for EBSCO's middle and high school resources
Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by EBSCO
 
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  • Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science & Math
  • Searches Academic Search Premier, Book Collection Nonfiction Middle & High School Editions, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Middle Search Plus, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, 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

GreenFILE

Articles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment
General Public, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • Includes scholarly, government, and general-interest titles
  • Content covers global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable practices, renewable energy, and recycling
  • Key journals include: Agriculture, ecosystems & Environment, Conservation Biology, Forest Ecology & Management, International Journal of Green Energy, and Journal of Wildlife Management

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 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
 
Details
  • 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
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
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
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
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

MAS Ultra - School Edition

A collection of magazines, books, and multimedia covering a wide-range of subject areas
Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • Subject areas include history, science, careers, and more
  • Popular magazine titles include American History, Archaeology, Discover, History Today, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian and more
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile) 

MasterFILE Premier

Full-text magazines with some coverage of newspapers and journals
General Public, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student, Educator
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • Nearly 1,700 full-text magazines with access to millions of articles
  • Covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, science, cultures and much more
  • Explore a list of popular magazines available in MasterFILE Premier
For Educators

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

Middle Search Plus

Magazine and primary sources suitable for middle school students
Middle School Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • More than 170 popular middle school magazines, including Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic
  • More than 55,000 primary source documents
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)​
For Educators

Military & Government Collection

Current news for all branches of the military and government
Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • Nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines
  • Full-text publications include Defense Studies, Military Technology, Combat Edge, Foreign Affairs, Naval Forces and more
  • Also offers indexing and abstracts for hundreds of journals
 

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

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