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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 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 Moderna

Enciclopedia española para estudiantes mayores y educadores Spanish encyclopedia for older students and educators
High 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 - High

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

Interactive world atlas designed especially for older students
High 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

Britannica School Images & Videos - High

Browse Britannica's images and videos for high school students
High 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

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​

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

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

Citations of European works that relate to the Americas
High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • More than 32,000 citations covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples 
  • Topics covered include British colonies, commerce, discoveries, religious orders, pirates, and the Dutch and French in America

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 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
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

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

Humanities International Complete

Full-text information on literature, philosophy, the arts, and history
High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
  Details
  • Nearly 1,240 full-text journals
  • Content for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought

LearningExpress Library College Admissions Test Preparation

Prepare for important exams like the ACT, SAT, AP Tests, and more.
General Public, High School Student
Powered by LearningExpress
 
Details
  • Includes practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, TOEFL iBT, and THEA tests
  • Download and read ebooks about writing college admissions essay

LearningExpress Library High School Equivalency Center

Guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential.
General Public, High School Student
Powered by LearningExpress
 
Details
  • Practice for the GED® Test (English and Español), HiSET®, and TASC exams
  • Build reading, writing, math, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling skills

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
 

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 Complete

Now available!  Popular full-text magazines, reference books and other sources from world's leading publishers
General Public, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student, Educator
Powered by EBSCOhost
 
Details
  • Covers topics including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion
  • More than 2,300 full-text magazines and journals
  • More than 870 full-text reference books
  • More than 73,000 full-text primary source documents
  • More than 1.6 million photos, maps and flags
  • More than 70,000 videos from the Associated Press (AP)

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

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, 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

Now available!  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

Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more
General Public, High 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, 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

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. 

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams

Multimedia educational resource that tells the story of Wisconsin civil rights activist Vel Phillips
High School Student, Educator

Provided by Wisconsin Public Television

Details
  • Appropriate for grades 9-12
  • The 55-minute documentary is also broken out 12 into 3-5-minute episodes to make it easier to share in the classroom
  • Includes 6 lesson plans

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