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Find proxy configuration help in the updated BadgerLink Set-Up Guide

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The BadgerLink team recently updated our proxy recommendations in the BadgerLink Set-Up Guide. We were able to determine that, when set up correctly, a proxy both works with and overrides our own authentication. This is good news, as it ensures that usage is attributed to your institution’s account for the purpose of collecting accurate statistics, and also ensures that your users don’t need to both log in to your institution’s platform and the BadgerLink authentication. Special thanks to Katherine Fish of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Sue Crouch and the IT department at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College for giving us an inside look at their proxy configurations.

The BadgerLink team recommends sharing the IP address of your proxy server via the Contact Us form, and using the authenticated URLs listed in Column E on the BadgerLink Resource URLs Google Sheet to build your proxy URLs.

Please contact us with any questions, and check out the BadgerLink Set-Up Guide for more information on integrating BadgerLink with your technology to provide better access, whether you’re at a K12 school, public library or library system, academic or technical college library, health science library, or other organization.


More historical content added to Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Friday, June 23, 2017

More than 100,000 pages of early newspapers from six Wisconsin communities can now be discovered in the Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers. The Belleville Public Library, Black River Falls Public Library, Dwight Foster Public Library, Eager Free Library, Prairie du Chien Public Library and Stephenson Public Library worked together with BadgerLink, the Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) to add this content to the Archive.

Wisconsin residents can now access the following titles through BadgerLink:

  • Belleville Recorder 1887-1923
  • Badger State Banner 1868-1926
  • Banner Journal 1931-1938
  • Evansville Badger 1898-1906
  • Evansville Enterprise 1895-1911
  • Evansville Review 1899-1932
  • Evansville Tribune 1899-1908
  • Jackson County Banner 1867-1868
  • Jefferson County Union 1870-1918
  • Prairie du Chien Courier Press 1852-1922
  • Marinette and Peshtigo Eagle 1871-1896

These titles join the list of historical newspapers added to the Archive in 2016 thanks to an LSTA-funded pilot project. To explore the full collection, visit the Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers and click on Search Historical Newspapers.

The Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers is an ongoing collaboration of WHS, WPLC, WNA, and BadgerLink. For more information about how your library can participate, visit


Access NewspaperARCHIVE Functionality Updates

Friday, June 9, 2017

Access NewspaperARCHIVE has recently made some changes to their newspaper resource, including upgrading their search index, which means a better user experience! You may notice searches moving faster than usual in Access NewspaperARCHIVE, and returning better and more relevant results.

If you’re a longtime fan of Access NewspaperARCHIVE, we hope you’re enjoying this recent update. For those who haven’t used the resource yet, visit Access NewspaperARCHIVE today and find historic US and international newspapers dating back to the 1600s!

Please contact the BadgerLink team with any questions.


Computer Skills Center No Longer Available

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The LearningExpress Library Computer Skills Center is no longer available through BadgerLink.

While we are unable to provide the Computer Skills Center, we know how important computer skills training is. We can recommend some free online computer training resources:

Contact Us if you have any questions.


Visit BadgerLink at upcoming conferences!

Monday, January 30, 2017
The BadgerLink team is attending an exciting lineup of conferences this spring. If you’re planning on attending any of them, please come say hello! We will be presenting and/or exhibiting, and will have free posters and bookmarks to take back to your school, library, or organization. See where we’re headed and add us to your list of presentations or exhibitors to see!

WI State Reading Association logo
Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference
Wednesday, February 8 - Friday, February 10
Exhibits on Wednesday evening, Thursday, and Friday morning

WEMTA 2017 logo
Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association Conference
Sunday, March 19 - Tuesday, March 21
Wisconsin Dells
Exhibits on Monday and on Tuesday morning
Presentation Monday, March 20 from 3:45 to 4:45 in Crown Palm,
“Beyond Access: Developing Deep Knowledge of BadgerLink Resources”

WSST logo
Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Conference
Thursday, March 16 - Saturday, March 18
Exhibits on Thursday evening & Friday
Presentation on Thursday at 3pm, “
BadgerLink, Your Online Laboratory!”


WI Health Literacy Summit logo
Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit
Tuesday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 5
Exhibits on Tuesday, April 4

Stay tuned for more updates on conferences from April on, and as always, contact us with any questions!


EBSCO Multimedia Search Temporarily Unavailable

Friday, January 20, 2017

UPDATE: As of noon on 2/7, EBSCO Multimedia Search is back up and running! Thanks for your patience.


EBSCO Multimedia Search is temporarily unavailable. Our apologies for any inconvenience! All other resources are available during this period, including all other EBSCO resources.

We do not currently have a timeline for when EBSCO Multimedia Search will be available again, but we are hoping for a short outage period.  Please contact us with any questions.


BadgerLink Resource Outage

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

UPDATE: As of 9:20am, access has been restored and all BadgerLink resources are available once again. Thanks for your patience, everyone!


BadgerLink resources are currently experiencing an outage and are unavailable at this time. We are hoping for a quick fix and will update this article as more information becomes available.

The BadgerLink website and any related training materials are still available.

Our apologies for any inconvenience, and please contact us if you have any questions!


Scheduled Update: Tuesday, January 10th at 9pm

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

BadgerLink's authentication provider, AutoGraphics, will push out updates on Tuesday, January 10th between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight. During the updates, there may be downtime to BadgerLink's resources and Super Search, but the BadgerLink website and any related training materials will still be available.

Please contact us if you have any questions!


Google Classroom in

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, a BadgerLink-licensed provider of multimedia on K-12 fiction and nonfiction books, integrated Google Classroom into their sharing tools, making content accessible within your instructional spaces. It is now easier than ever for educators to share engaging, high quality content with students!

Image of chalkboard and chalk with Google Classroom logo

Google Classroom is a free web-based platform that allows educators to integrate their Google Apps for Education account with other Google Apps services, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Google Classroom provides educators with an easy way to distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.

The BadgerLink team put together a tip sheet to help educators use this valuable resource: Using Google Classroom with

Are you already using BadgerLink resources with Google Classroom? Do you have other ideas for using BadgerLink in the classroom? Share your success stories with us!