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Updates to Explora

Friday, March 1, 2019

Recently the BadgerLink team worked with Monica Treptow, DPI’s School Library Media Education Consultant, to review the resources searchable through each Explora interface. Based on feedback from the school library community, we determined that fewer resources in Explora for Elementary made searching much easier for Elementary level students. We also removed Academic Search Premier and Military & Government Collection from Explora Middle & High Schools to provide more relevant search results to this student level as well.

All resources removed are still available on the BadgerLink website for students to access and use outside of Explora. Schools can also opt to change these selections within Explora. Contact us and we’ll be happy to assist.

The current list of searchable resources are available below, and always on the BadgerLink website under each resources’ detail pages (links below).

Explora for Elementary Schools searches American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and Primary Search.

Explora for Middle & High Schools searches Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Complete, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, and Science Reference Center.

Explora for Everyone searches Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Complete, Middle Search Plus, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, Professional Development Collection, Science Reference Center, and Teacher Reference Center.

Explora Educator’s Edition searches Academic Search Premier, Education Research Complete, ERIC, Professional Development Collection, and Teacher Reference Center.

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