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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 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

This resource has been replaced with Children's Core Collection.
Elementary School Student

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 Library

Now available!  Comprehensive reference and learning resource for children and adults.  This resource is ideal for public library patrons and is not replacing Britannica School.
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
 
Details
  • Three distinct interfaces and reading levels in one site: Children, Young Adults, and Reference Center
  • Content updated daily

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
 
Details
  • 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
 

EBSCO Multimedia Search

Search EBSCO for videos, images, and animations
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCO
 
Details:
  • Access the Image Collection, Medical Image Collection, Literary Image Collection, Science Video Collection, Medical Video and Animations, and Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century
  • Includes more than 10,000 videos and almost a million images

Explora for Elementary Schools

Search interface for EBSCO's elementary school resources
Elementary School Student
Powered by EBSCO
 
Details
  • 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
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost​
 
Details
  • Over 25,000 encyclopedia entries
  • Includes images

History Reference Center

Full-text history reference resource
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
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
Provided by Wisconsin Public Television
 
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
Provided by Wisconsin Public Television
  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 School Center

Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success.
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

Collection of literary criticism and reference 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
 

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
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student
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

Newspapers.com Library Edition - World Collection

Coming soon!  Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student

Powered by Ancestry & Distributed by ProQuest

Details
  • Contains United States, Canada, United Kingdom & Ireland, Australia, and Panama titles
  • At least 150 Wisconsin titles
  • Ongoing updates and new content continually added 

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

Popular Magazines

List of popular magazines available in MasterFILE Premier
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student, Educator

Powered by EBSCOhost

Details
  • This list provides a link to the PDF full text of  61 popular magazine titles available in MasterFILE Complete
  • Document also contains separate tabs for STEM & Social Studies titles
  • If you encounter an error, when using the links on this list,  go to our MasterFILE Complete page, click the logo to authenticate into the resource, then try the link again

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 Public Television
 
Details
  • Over 2,000 tracks of varying length songs and sound effects

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
Provided by Wisconsin Public Television
 
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

U.S. Newsstream

Now available!  Current and archival to 1980s U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune as well as over 80 Gannett titles.
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by ProQuest
 
Details
  • Wisconsin Newspapers in BadgerLink Title List (includes titles from U.S. Newsstream, Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers, and Newspapers.com Library Edition World Collection)
  • Daily updates and same day publication access to over 250 titles
  • Includes newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites. 

Wisconsin Biographies

Multimedia educational resources that connect students with fascinating figures from Wisconsin’s past
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, Educator
Provided by Wisconsin Public Television
 
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 First Nations

Educational materials for teaching about the American Indian Nations of Wisconsin
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator

Provided by Wisconsin Public Television

Details
  • A rich collection of educational videos
  • Professional development resources for educators
  • Lesson plans for all grade levels
  • Learning tools for the classroom and library

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Multimedia resources telling the stories of Wisconsin Communities
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator

Provided by Wisconsin Public television

Details
  • Appropriate for grades 2-12
  • Each of the 8 videos includes teaching resources 
  • Supports Wisconsin Education Act 31, the statutory requirement that all school districts provide instruction in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the 12 American Indian nations and tribes in the state

Wisconsin Public Television Education

Educational videos, images, sound files, and animations spanning all curricular areas
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Provided by Wisconsin Public Television
 
Details
  • Innovative, cost-free multimedia resources including videos, student interactives, eBooks, sound files and a new Wisconsin historical inquiry adventure game
  • Gateway to PBS LearningMedia and PBS NEWSHOUR Student Reporting Labs
  • Award-winning classroom resources connect to Wisconsin's academic standards
  • Includes Wisconsin Public Television Education productions like Climate Wisconsin, Into the Book, Into the Map, The Ways, Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Wisconsin Biographies, Wisconsin Hometown Stories, Young Performers Initiative and others

Young Performers Initiative

Music, visual, and performing arts video resources featuring Wisconsin's talented young performers
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator

Provided by Wisconsin Public Television

Details
  • This initiative shines a spotlight on Wisconsin’s talented young performers
  • Includes videos, lesson plans, and listening guides
  • Led by Public Broadcasting in Wisconsin, in partnership with Wisconsin School Music Association