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My BadgerLink Story

"BadgerLink has an abundance of wonderful resources for the legal community."

Diane Diane, Law Librarian
Milwaukee, WI

I am a librarian at a law firm and I can use BadgerLink in so many ways! 

There is a wealth of knowledge that includes news stories, both current and historical, as well as medical, business and industry-specific articles.  The search functionality in many BadgerLink resources is quite similar to that of the subscription-based legal database services.  This means that searches can often can be fine-tuned in order to produce the most relevant results, which equates to time savings for busy people. 

With BadgerLink I can:

  • Find many full text law reviews and other legal publications;
  • Retrieve a profile on a particular company;
  • Gather factual information about an event;
  • Check statistics and trends for a certain industry;
  • Track down an article cited in a bibliography;
  • Find authoritative materials which will clarify information found on the Web or in a Wikipedia entry;
  • Do an author search on a particular expert witness;
  • Search for older articles which may shed some light on legislative intent for a particular law.

BadgerLink has an abundance of wonderful resources for the legal community! And I can access it all simply by using my library card.

I have presented classes about BadgerLink to lawyers and legal professionals, and they are continually impressed at the amount of quality information available in “Wisconsin’s Online Library.”  BadgerLink is a fabulous service to have in one’s research toolkit!