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New Features in Britannica Escolar

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Completely updated and expanded to better meet your needs for Spanish-language content, Britannica Escolar now features:

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  • Two levels of content: Primaria for elementary students and Secundaria for middle school
  • New homepages that offer a variety of ways to explore the wide variety of content that Escolar offers, including articles, images, videos, maps, and tables
  • New content features, including Reino animal (Animal Kingdom), Sabías que…? (Did You Know?), videos, and the ability to search by subject at each level
  • Mobile friendly layout
  • Ability to flip between levels on the search results page 
  • Ability to connect to your other Britannica resources from the Escolar main homepage

Go to Britannica Escolar to get started!

Please contact the BadgerLink Team if you have any questions.


Connect NoveList to your Catalog

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BadgerLink can now connect your library’s catalog to NoveList and NoveList K-8!

When browsing NoveList or NoveList K-8 for a book title, it can be frustrating for your users to find just the right book, only to discover it’s not available in your library or library system. Now, NoveList and NoveList K-8 have the capability to connect to your library catalog so users can see if a book title is available at your library directly within the NoveList interface.

How it works:

BadgerLink works with EBSCO to connect your BadgerLink account to your library catalog. After the connection is set up, users who authenticate into your library or school’s BadgerLink account can see catalog records in NoveList and NoveList K-8.

Get started:

Contact Us.

The BadgerLink Team will compile the account information you need and give you contact details for requesting this connection from EBSCO.


New Browse Features in NoveList

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

You’ve always been able to search NoveList for great reading recommendations, but with the addition of two major new features, it is easier than ever to browse.

Browse by genre 

Maybe you’re someone who reads all the Historical Mysteries out there and you want to check out some other kinds of mysteries. Or maybe you just want to see what’s new and forthcoming in Romances. These new pages are the perfect solution! Organized by popular genres and full of visually appealing book carousels, they encourage exploration.

Browse by appeal

 If you really enjoy books with a certain ‘feel’ or ‘mood’, then browsing by appeal is for you. Appeals are a signature feature of NoveList – read more about them. NoveList's release includes an appeal mixer that allows you to custom-blend appeal terms for just the right mood. NoveList also added a few suggested combinations on the page to inspire you. Browse by appeal Quick access and answers You might also notice that the top menu bar is different. NoveList has redesigned it to give you quick access to the new features above, as well as other popular pages. NoveList also added a new ‘How Do I…?” menu that offers quick answers to common questions.


When will this be available?

Right now! Get started with NoveList or NoveList K-8.


New Content in LearningExpress Library

Sunday, July 5, 2015
New ebooks, practice tests, and courses have been added to LearningExpress Library which provides skill building and test preparation materials!
New Practice Tests 
Eight (8) complete MCAT® practice tests are now available in the College Center to help students prepare for the new MCAT® 2015 test.
New eBooks 
We’ve added a new series that focuses on workplace skills. It includes Mastering Workplace Skills: Math Fundamentals, Mastering Workplace Skills: Grammar Fundamentals, and Mastering Workplace Skills: Writing Fundamentals. There are also new GED® test preparation eBooks in English and Spanish, a new edition of California Police Officer Exam, and a new “501” eBook—501 Questions to Master Everyday Grammar and Writing.
New Common Core Resources
Thirteen (13) new practice tests and a new tutorial are the latest additions to the Common Core State Standards resources. They feature technology-enhanced item types and interactivity, and are completely aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Coming Soon
New and revised resources will be added for the PCAT®, PSAT/NMSQT*, AP*, ACT®, and the new 2016 SAT* test.
Contact BadgerLink if you have any questions!


Just a reminder...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Just a reminder that after June 30th Searchasaurus, Kids Search, and Student Research Center will no longer be available.

Instead of using these student interfaces, you can use the 3 new Explora interfaces (Explora for Elementary Schools, Explora for Middle and High Schools, and Explora for Everyone). Explora uses the same great EBSCO databases that you've used to, but with a new and improved interface. 

Learn more about using Explora: 

If you have questions about Explora, Contact Us


More BadgerLink Updates

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

We’ve been busy making our website better! Here’s what we’ve done.

Help Tab Changes

Our popular Training and Contact Us links are now available from any page – users will no longer find these pages buried under the Help menu. You can find copyright information on our FAQ page under About BadgerLink.  


New help menu


Learn More Pages

Find additional resource information such as the recommended audience, content highlights, key features, and any relevant how-to materials for each BadgerLink resource by clicking on Learn More. Bookmark these pages for quick access! 


Learn More button


Quickstart Guide

Check out our updated Quickstart Guide on navigating our website, and find other BadgerLink how-to’s on our Training page. 


Have questions? Contact BadgerLink!


Super Search Makeover

Thursday, June 4, 2015

BadgerLink’s Super Search will be getting a makeover later this month! BadgerLink’s Super Search allows you to search most of our resources simultaneously.

Updates will include:

  • More visually appealing interface
  • Additional search options
  •  More searchable resources

Check out new filtering options on the search results page.

Contact BadgerLink if you have any questions!


Explora and Dissertations and Encyclopedia Britannica, oh my!

Monday, June 1, 2015

BadgerLink has been busy this spring!


Try the new Explora interfaces today!  With three interfaces designed especially for different age groups, Explora offers topical browsing and traditional searching to help users find full-text articles, images, videos, encyclopedia entries, and much more. Using the same great EBSCO databases you've come to trust, Explora promises a more enjoyable experience no matter your information need.

Don't forget! The Explora interfaces are replacing Kids Search, Searchasaurus, and Student Research Center - these will no longer be available after June 30, 2015.

American Doctoral Dissertations

EBSCO's American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 includes nearly 100,000 dissertations from 1933 through 1955, and is a full image copy of the original print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. The content in this database represents the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by U.S. universities during that period of time.

Coming Soon!

Libraries and schools will be able to link directly to age-appropriate image and video collections, interactive resources, and learning games from Britannica School.

Request Authenticated URLs

To request direct, authenticated URLs to these resources, or if you have any questions, please contact BadgerLink.