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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 Research Guide

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

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 Library

Comprehensive reference and learning resource for children and adults.  This resource is ideal for public library patrons and does not replace Britannica School.
General Public, 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 - 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
Provided by Wisconsin Public Television
 
Details
  • 10 short videos and two animations
  • Includes background essays and online interactives
  • Great for grades 6 - 12

EBSCO Multimedia Search

Search EBSCO for videos, images, and animations
General Public, 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 Middle & High Schools

Search interface for EBSCO's middle and high school resources
Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by EBSCO
 
Details
  • Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science & Math
  • 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
  • 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

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

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Collection of consumer health information
General Public, Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • Full-text consumer health magazines, health pamphlets, and reference books
  • Covers many health topics including medical sciences, food science and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health

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

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) 

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)​

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
General Public, 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

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, Educator

Powered by Ancestry & Distributed 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)
  • 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 Complete
General Public, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student, Educator

Powered by EBSCOhost

Details
  • This list provides a link to the PDF or HTML 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

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

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