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Scheduled outage for Access NewspaperARCHIVE

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Due to a data center upgrade and move, approximately 50% of Access NewspaperARCHIVE’s collection will be unavailable from the evening of Wednesday, March 16th through Tuesday, March 22nd, with a complete outage planned for Friday the 18th starting at 10pm and lasting for an estimated 24 hours or less.

We apologize for any inconvenience during this time. You may be able to locate your desired articles in one of our other newspaper resources. A full list is available here:

As always, please contact us if you have any questions!



Britannica School Content Changes

Monday, February 22, 2016

​BadgerLink staff recently learned that Britannica has discontinued the Learning Games and Interactive Resources components of Britannica School. The interactive content was created on a now obsolete platform and is unable to be updated to reflect new technology trends.  For example, many of the interactive games could not be viewed on the variety of new devices that students and teachers use. Rather than updating old systems, Britannica is focusing on developing their School product to support students and educators.

Here’s what Britannica School been working on:

  • Providing the option to upload files to My Britannica with Resource Packs
  • Adding more than 1,200 new and revised articles monthly, all with up-to-date media
  • Interactive, engaging homepages that highlight curriculum and other relevant content at all levels
  • New and improved video content – In the last year Britannica School added more than 3,000 new videos
  • Increasing number of images and infographics
  • Also coming soon, Britannica School will be adding more new interactive timelines, which should be live on the site in 2016

Update Your Website

Because Britannica School has discontinued the following resources, the URLs that BadgerLink provides will no longer work.  

  • Britannica School Learning Games – Elementary
  • Britannica School Interactive Resources - Middle
  • Britannica School Interactive Resources - High

If you link to any of these resources, please remove them from your website. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.


LitFinder Has a New Look!

Friday, February 5, 2016


Beginning in January,  LitFinder has transitioned to a mobile-responsive interface, with enhanced features. The content remains the same, as well as the ways you search. Here is a summary of the recent changes:

  • Google Drive Integration: From the LitFinder Homepage, users can seamlessly login with their Google Apps for Education account to access tools like Google Drive and Docs Learn more

  • Mobile Responsive Design: New look and feel is optimized for all screen sizes, regardless of device

  • Improved Navigation: Content featured in prime locations with toolbars and filters on the right

  • Enhanced Accessibility: High-contrast banners and improved tool buttons make content easier to locate

Previous LitFinder interface Previous LitFinder Interface


Updated LitFinder interface Updated LitFinder Interface

Explore the new interface here, and please get in touch if you have any questions!



Have you seen my keys?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Britannica just made your life a little easier. When using your My Britannica account, you can upload your own documents into Resource Packs so that you can find all of your lesson materials in one place. Graphic Organizers, student activities, rubrics, and so much more can easily be added to your pack, leaving you more time to search for those darn keys.

Here’s how:

From Britannica School, click on My Britannica to Log in or create your account.
*When creating your educator account, use School Code blink.
screenshot of Britannica School homepage


Click on My Content.

Screenshot of being logged in to My Britannica

Add files to a new or existing resource pack.


create or select resource pack

If you have any questions, please contact BadgerLink!



Having Trouble with Permalinks?

Friday, January 29, 2016

We recently learned of an issue with some permalinks from EBSCO resources in BadgerLink.  The problem has been resolved, but if you shared or saved any permalinks while the issue was happening, you may run into trouble trying to access them.  

Fortunately, there is a quick fix!  If your permalinks aren’t working and look like the one below, simply remove the first part, highlighted in red below, so that the permalink begins with Your permalink should be good to go!


Please contact us if you have any questions!


New Wisconsin Biography from Wisconsin Media Lab: Stephen Babcock

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Engage your students with Wisconsin Media Lab’s newest Wisconsin biography, “Stephen Babcock: Agriculture’s MVP.”

Stephen Babcock, a chemist at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, invented the Babcock Test, which enabled people to accurately and efficiently find the amount of butterfat in milk. His invention revolutionized the dairy industry around the world and helped Wisconsin gain the nickname, “America’s Dairyland.”

Screenshot from Wisconsin Biographies

This resource includes:

  • A short animated video
  •  iBook and print biographies at three Lexile levels
  • Two online student activities
  • Historical photos
  • Lesson plans

Explore the rest of Wisconsin Media Lab’s Wisconsin Biographies for more videos and activities about historical Wisconsin figures, made right here in Wisconsin!


NEW Tools for the Library Classroom

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Help visually express information and relationships between ideas, supplement information literacy skill-building, spark critical thinking, and enhance comprehension using the growing collection of BadgerLink Graphic Organizers.

Now available to download or print through the BadgerLink website!

Graphic Organizers Main Ideas & Details and Credible Sources Graphic Organizers


Questions or comments? Contact Us.


New Content in Access NewspaperARCHIVE

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Access NewspaperARCHIVE has added new content in the month of November, including a total of 85,000 pages to Wisconsin newspapers:

  • Eau Claire Daily Telegram
  • Eau Claire Country Today
  • Eau Claire Leader Telegram 
  • Janesville Weekly Gazette
  • Janesville Daily Gazette
  • Janesville Morning Gazette
  • Janesville Gazette
  • Kenosha Telegraph
  • Kenosha News
  • Kenosha News Courier

Pages were also added to newspapers from Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Kingston (Jamaica), Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, and Virginia.

Contact Us if you have any questions!


Wisconsin Newspaper Association Digital Research Site Resource Name Change

Monday, November 23, 2015

BadgerLink works with the Wisconsin Newspaper Association to provide access to 242 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago. This resource, Wisconsin Newspaper Association Digital Research Site, has changed its name. Now when searching for recent Wisconsin newspapers, you will use the Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers--it is the same great content you found in Wisconsin Newspaper Association Digital Research Site, just with a shorter name!

If you link to Wisconsin Newspaper Association Digital Research Site on your website, please change the name to Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers. The Authenticated URL did not change.

Contact BadgerLink if you have any questions!


BadgerLink Resources Temporarily Unavailable

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BadgerLink resources are currently experiencing an outage.  The team is working to make them available again as soon as possible. We are anticipating being back up and running soon.  Stay tuned!

UPDATE 4:25pm, 11/11/2015 -- BadgerLink resources are still unavailable -- our apologies!  Check back here for more updates as they become available.

UPDATE 8:00am, 11/12/2015 -- The problem has been solved, and BadgerLink resources are available once again.  Thanks for your patience!

Please Contact Us with questions, and sorry for the inconvenience!

The BadgerLink Team
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