Research Databases

For research projects, you can always come to the main desk and ask us for help! However, one of the great things about the internet is how much information is at your fingertips. And with your library card, you can access Wisconsin’s online BadgerLink. Think of BadgerLink as like Google for non-public databases; it can search through them and help you find information. A complete list of the databases is available here or by looking through the list below.

Important note: to log in to BadgerLink, you will have to select your library from a drop-down menu. You want to scroll down to “Random Lake – Lakeview Community Library” (or, if you are a patron of a different Monarch library, to the town and library that your card is from).


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Academic Search Premier

Academic journals for scholarly research
Higher Ed Student, Educator
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Articles from 4,700+ full-text publications in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and more; includes over 4,000 peer-reviewed journals
  • Indexing and abstracts included for more than 13,800 journals
  • PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over 100 journals and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles

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Access NewspaperARCHIVE

U.S. and International newspapers, dating as far back as the 1700s
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by Heritage Archives
Details:
  • Browse by location or date range, or use the search by name or keyword feature
  • Save or print in JPG or PDF
  • Enable the optional “user account” or “treasure box” to save articles for later

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AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Broad resource for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish
General Public, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost

Details:

  • Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Drug information books, written for the average person
  • Includes “how to” information for administering different types of medications
  • Identifies medications that have the potential for adverse events when used by older adults

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Alt HealthWatch

Alternative and holistic approaches to health care and wellness
General Public, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Full-text articles for more than 190 international, and often peer-reviewed journals
  • Subjects include acupuncture, aromatherapy, childbirth, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, creative therapies, cross-cultural therapies, energy medicine, herbalism, homeopathy, mind-body medicine, naturopathy, nutrition, osteopathy, and more

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American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

Full page images of the original print index: Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities
Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Nearly 100,000 dissertations from 1933-1955
  • Searchable by dissertation title, author, and school

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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 250 Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, and 13 historical Wisconsin newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s
  • Each newspaper is available cover to cover in a searchable PDF format

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Auto Repair Reference Center

Collection of automobile repair reference information
General Public, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCO
Details:
  • Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles
  • Coverage of more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to present with all content created by ASE certified technicians
  • Drawings, step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins and recalls, 180,000+ wiring diagrams, video overviews, quick tips, and more

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BadgerLink Graphic Organizers

BadgerLink’s graphic organizers help you visually express information and express relationships between ideas
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Created by BadgerLink
Details:
  • Created by BadgerLink staff
  • Downloadable from Google Docs
  • Graphic organizers include: Cause & Effect, Claim/Evidence/Reason, Compare Sources, Credible Sources, Inference Chart, Main Idea & Details, and See…Think…Wonder

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BadgerLink Lesson Plans

6 standards-aligned lesson plans give you ideas that can immediately be used in your classroom
Educator
Created by BadgerLink
Details:
  • Presented in Google Docs for easy saving and sharing
  • For grades 4-12
  • Includes the following plans
    • Analyze and Respond to Novels
    • Persuasive Letter
    • Practice ACT
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Time Travel Tribune
    • Wikipedia Vs. Encyclopedia

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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

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BadgerLink Scavenger Hunt

Use our Scavenger Hunt cards to learn how to use BadgerLink
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Created by BadgerLink
Details:
  • Created by BadgerLink staff
  • Provides an introduction to using BadgerLink resources for research
For Educators:

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BadgerLink Super 3 Research Guide

Step-by-step guide to learn about the research process
Elementary 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

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Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition

Full-text popular nonfiction books designed for elementary school users
Elementary School Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Searchable full text for more than 1,300 nonfiction titles
  • Includes popular series titles from top book publishers
  • Covers animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, and more
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)

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Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition

Full-text popular nonfiction books designed for high school users
High School Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Searchable full text for more than 4,500 non-fiction titles
  • Includes popular series titles from top book publishers
  • Covers core subject areas as well as careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills, and more
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)

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Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition

Full-text popular nonfiction books designed for middle school users
Middle School Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Searchable full text for more than 3,200 nonfiction titles
  • Includes popular series titles from top book publishers
  • Covers careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics, and more
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)

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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

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Britannica Learning Zone

Interactive learning games about numbers, letters, sounds, geography and more
Elementary School Student
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
Details:
  • Build technology skills in the youngest students
  • Grow vocabulary and reading skills
  • Play games and have fun while learning
  • Please note: site uses Adobe Flash and will no longer work in Firefox

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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

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Britannica School

Access point for Britannica School Elementary, Middle, and High
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
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

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Britannica School – Elementary

Encyclopedia articles with images, maps, games, and other learning materials for elementary school students and educators
Elementary 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

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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

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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

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Britannica School Atlas – Elementary

Interactive world atlas designed especially for younger students
Elementary 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

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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

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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

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Britannica School Images & Videos – Elementary

Browse Britannica’s images and videos for elementary school students
Elementary School Student
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
Details:
  • Browse by Animals, Fine Arts, Language Arts, Places, Plants and Other Living Things, Science and Mathematics, Social Studies, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions
  • All images and videos have a citation

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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

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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

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Britannica Standards Search

Find Britannica content that aligns with Wisconsin standards
Educator
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
Details:
  • Search by state and standard
  • Connects educators to encyclopedia articles, images, video, and learning games that can be used in the classroom
  • Create My Britannica account to save materials to your account

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Business Source Premier

Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering all disciplines of business
General Public, Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCO
Details:
  • Covers all business disciplines including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics
  • More than 2,000 full-text journals
  • Searches Business Source Premier, Regional Business News, and Newswires
  • Explore company profiles, industry reports, market research, and SWOT analyses

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Climate Wisconsin

Multimedia educational resource featuring stories of climate change
Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Produced by Wisconsin Media Lab
Details:
  • Nine short videos and one animation
  • Includes background essays and two online interactives
  • Great for grades 6 – 12

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream to holistic medicine
General Public, 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

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Consumer Reports Magazine

Full-text PDF version of the popular consumer magazine
General Public
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Find information on hundreds of consumer products
  • Articles include images, graphs, and charts in full-color
  • Browse or search articles from 1991 to the current issue

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EBSCO All Resources

Access point for all BadgerLink EBSCO databases, interfaces, and specialized profiles
General Public
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Additional EBSCO subscriptions and profiles based upon account affiliation
  • Access point to EBSCOhost databases
  • Links to specialized groupings of databases by subject, i.e. Business or Health databases
  • Direct access interfaces, i.e. History Reference Center, NoveList, Explora for Everyone, etc.

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EBSCO Business Resources

Access point to all EBSCOhost business-specific databases
Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Simultaneously searches Business Source Premier, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, and Regional Business News

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EBSCO Español

Punto de acceso a bases de datos de EBSCOhost españolas Access point to EBSCOhost Spanish databases
Spanish Speaker
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • A texto completo de revistas, periódicos y artículos de revistas con una interfaz español
  • Full-text magazine, newspaper, and journal articles with a Spanish interface
  • Traducir HTML artículos de texto completo en otro idioma
  • Translate HTML full-text articles into another language

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EBSCO Health Resources

Access point to EBSCOhost health-specific databases
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Simultaneously searches AHFS Consumer Medication Information, Alt HealthWatch, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source – Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, and MEDLINE

 

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EBSCOhost Curriculum Standards

Find EBSCOhost search suggestions that align with Wisconsin standards
Educator
Powered by EBSCO
Details:
  • Search by state and standard
  • Read the standard
  • Find search terms you can use to search for standards-aligned content

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Education Research Complete

Research covering all levels of education from early childhood to higher education
Higher Ed Student, Educator
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • More than 1,300 full-text education journals
  • More than 550 full-text books
  • Indexing and abstracts for more than 2,400 journals

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Educational Administration Abstracts

Citations covering areas related to educational administration
Educator
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Includes more than 87,500 citations and abstracts
  • Covers citations dating back to 1966

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ERIC

Citations and links to full-text articles related to education
Higher Ed Student, Educator
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Links to more than 264,000 full-text articles
  • More than one million citations

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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

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Explora Educator’s Edition

Lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources for educators
Educator
Powered by EBSCO
Details:
  • Highlights content relevant to K-12 teachers
  • Includes information on state curriculum standards
  • Provides easy access to lesson plans from ERIC and other resources

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Explora for Elementary Schools

Search interface for EBSCO’s elementary school resources
Elementary School Student
Powered by EBSCO
Details:
  • Browse by Animals, Arts & Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science & Health, and Social Studies
  • Searches American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, Book Collection Nonfiction Elementary & Middle School Editions, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, Primary Search, and Science Reference Center
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)
For Educators

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Explora for Everyone

Search interface for EBSCO’s general information resources
General Public
Powered by EBSCO
Details:
  • Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Careers, Current Events, Geography & Culture, Health, History & Social Science, and Science & Math
  • Searches Academic Search Premier, Book Collection Nonfiction Elementary, Middle & High School Editions, Business Source Premier, Columbia Encyclopedia, Consumer Health Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC, 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, Professional Development Collection, and Science Reference Center
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)

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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:

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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

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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

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Collection of consumer health information
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

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines
Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • More than 355 full-text journals including 287 peer-reviewed journals
  • Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses, and medical educators with information on many medical disciplines
  • Full-text journals include: Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Inquiry and more!

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HeritageQuest Online

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources
General Public
Powered by ProQuest
Details:
  • Collection of genealogical and historical sources
  • U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more
  • Unique primary sources, local, and family histories

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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)

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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

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Into the Book

Reading comprehension multimedia
Elementary School Student, Educator
Produced by Wisconsin Media Lab
Details:
  • Online student activities (grades 2-5) for eight reading comprehension strategies including: prior knowledge, questioning, summarizing, inferring, making connections, synthesizing, evaluating, and visualizing
  • Includes nine student videos
  • Online teaching tools including: lessons, music files, posters, book lists and more
  • Online professional learning resources including videos, professional development plan examples and educator effectiveness tools

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Into the Map

Multimedia and activities about Wisconsin’s geography
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, Educator
Produced by Wisconsin Media Lab
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

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LearningExpress Library

Access all the LearningExpress Library’s collections of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials *please note, this resource will be unavailable beginning 3:00 PM CT, Saturday November 5th – 7:00 AM CT, Monday November 7th for site upgrades
General Public
Powered by LearningExpress, LLC
Details:
  • Includes full-text ebooks, courses, and tutorials
  • Access all 8 LearningExpress Library learning centers
  • Please note: site uses Adobe Flash for video tutorials and will no longer work in Firefox

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LearningExpress Library Adult Learning Center

Collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials for adults *please note, this resource will be unavailable beginning 3:00 PM CT, Saturday November 5th – 7:00 AM CT, Monday November 7th for site upgrades
General Public
Powered by LearningExpress, LLC
Details:
  • Includes test preparation for the GED® and U.S. citizenship tests
  • Skill building materials cover subjects like math, reading, writing, and public speaking
  • Please note: site uses Adobe Flash for video tutorials and will no longer work in Firefox

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LearningExpress Library Career Center

A collection of web-based occupational exam practice tests and workplace skill-building resources *please note, this resource will be unavailable beginning 3:00 PM CT, Saturday November 5th – 7:00 AM CT, Monday November 7th for site upgrades
General Public, Higher Ed Student
Powered by LearningExpress, LLC
Details:
  • Includes occupation exam practice tests for Air Traffic Controller, Civil Service, Commercial Driver’s License, Cosmetology, Electrical, Emergency Medical Services, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Real Estate, Plumbing and more!
  • Prepare for the WorkKeys® Assessments and the TOEIC® assessments
  • Please note: site uses Adobe Flash for video tutorials and will no longer work in Firefox

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LearningExpress Library College Center

A collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials for reviewing key college skills *please note, this resource will be unavailable beginning 3:00 PM CT, Saturday November 5th – 7:00 AM CT, Monday November 7th for site upgrades
Higher Ed Student
Powered by LearningExpress, LLC
Details:
  • Review grammar, reading, writing, and math skills
  • Prepare for graduate school admissions, CLEP, and college placement exams
  • Please note: site uses Adobe Flash for video tutorials and will no longer work in Firefox

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LearningExpress Library College Preparation Center

A collection of web-based college entrance exams preparation and skill building for writing a college admissions essay *please note, this resource will be unavailable beginning 3:00 PM CT, Saturday November 5th – 7:00 AM CT, Monday November 7th for site upgrades
High School Student
Powered by LearningExpress, LLC
Details:
  • Includes practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, TOEFL iBT, and THEA tests
  • Download and read ebooks about writing college admissions essay
  • Please note: site uses Adobe Flash for video tutorials and will no longer work in Firefox

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LearningExpress Library High School Equivalency Center

A collection of web-based High School Equivalency exam preparation and skill-building materials *please note, this resource will be unavailable beginning 3:00 PM CT, Saturday November 5th – 7:00 AM CT, Monday November 7th for site upgrades
General Public, High School Student
Powered by LearningExpress, LLC
Details:
  • Practice for the GED® Test (English and Español), HiSET®, and TASC exams
  • Build reading, writing, math, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling skills
  • Please note: site uses Adobe Flash for video tutorials and will no longer work in Firefox

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LearningExpress Library Recursos para Hispanohablantes

Colección de desarrollo de habilidades basada en la web y preparación de exámenes materiales en español Collection of web-based skill building and test preparation materials in Spanish *please note, this resource will be unavailable beginning 3:00 PM CT, Saturday November 5th – 7:00 AM CT, Monday November 7th for site upgrades
Spanish Speaker
Powered by LearningExpress, LLC
Details:
  • Mejorar la escritura , gramática, lectura y habilidades matemáticas – Improve writing, grammar, reading, and math skills
  • TomarTomar exámenes de práctica para el examen de ciudadanía y GED® estadounidense -Take practice tests for the GED® and American citizenship test
  • Please note: site uses Adobe Flash for video tutorials and will no longer work in Firefox

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LearningExpress Library School Center

A collection of web-based skill-building materials for K-12 students *please note, this resource will be unavailable beginning 3:00 PM CT, Saturday November 5th – 7:00 AM CT, Monday November 7th for site upgrades
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by LearningExpress, LLC
Details:
  • Improve math, reading, grammar, spelling, science, logic, and geography skills
  • Prepare for high school entrance exams
  • Please note: site uses Adobe Flash for video tutorials and will no longer work in Firefox

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Citations for articles relating to librarianship
Educator
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Provides article citations covering subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more
  • Indexes more than 580 core journals, over 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals
  • Includes author profiles

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Literary Reference Center

A collection of literary criticism and 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

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LitFinder

A collection of literary works and related articles
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
Powered by Gale
Details:
  • 140,000 full-text poems
  • 8,800 full-text short stories, plays,  and novels
  • 5,800 full-text essays and speeches
  • Includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary

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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)

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MasterFILE Premier

Full-text magazines with some coverage of newspapers and journals
General Public, Middle School Student, High School Student, Higher Ed Student, Educator
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Nearly 1,700 full-text magazines with access to millions of articles
  • Covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, science, cultures and much more
  • Explore a list of popular magazines available in MasterFILE Premier

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MEDLINE

Biomedical and health journals
Higher Ed Student
Powered by EBSCOhost
Details:
  • Coverage from 1946 to present
  • Over 21 million citations to journal articles in the life sciences
  • Used by healthcare professionals, nurses, clinicians, and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health, and health policy development

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Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary
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  • 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

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Middle Search Plus

Magazine and primary sources suitable for middle school students
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  • 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)

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Military & Government Collection

Current news for all branches of the military and government
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  • 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

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Newspaper Source Plus

Full-text coverage of today’s major newspapers
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  • 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

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Newswires

Near real-time access to top world-wide news
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  • Includes news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire
  • Continuously updated with a 30-day archive

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NoveList

Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists and more
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  • 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

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NoveList K-8

Children’s fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists and more
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  • 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

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Primary Search

Full-text magazines for elementary school
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  • Contains nearly 100 full-text popular children’s magazines
  • Covers a variety of topics including endangered species, musicians, fitness, space exploration and more
  • Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and American Heritage Children’s Dictionary
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)

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Professional Development Collection

A collection of education journals
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  • Includes 300 full-text,  peer-reviewed journals
  • More than 200 educational reports
  • Includes Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Reading Teacher, and School Library Journal

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PubMed

26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books
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  • When you access PubMed through BadgerLink, articles available in BadgerLink resources will link to our full-text content
  • Some citations in PubMed include links to full-text content from PubMed Central, a free full-text archive of journals also from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering
  • Adds new citations daily

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Regional Business News

Full-text regional U.S. and Canadian business publications
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  • Full-text for 108 business magazines and newspapers
  • Full-text coverage dating back to 1990

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Science Reference Center

Full-text science reference books, images, and periodicals
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  • 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:

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Soundzabound

Royalty-free music and sound effects
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  • Over 5,000 tracks of varying length songs and sound effects
  • The ONLY royalty free music library meeting all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education

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TeachingBooks.net

Multimedia on K-12 fiction and non-fiction books
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  • 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

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TeachingBooks.net Literacy Connections

Connect to materials from TeachingBooks.net that support strategic literacy instruction
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  • Manage the demands of implementing literacy instruction with materials that deepen the conversation and understanding of the books read in your classes
  • Includes: Balance Literacy, Thoughtful Reading, Text Complexity, Diverse Books, and Author’s Purpose
  • Directly supports Common Core Standards

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TeachingBooks.net Professional Development Module

Create your own literacy implementation plan through a five-phase, self-guided training module
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  • Learn about ready-to-use instructional materials
  • Create a plan appropriate for use as an artifact for Effective Educator reviews
  • Information on large range of text types, formats, cultural perspectives, and authoritative information
  • Supports Common Core Standards

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TeachingBooks.net Text Complexity Rubric

Inform instructional decisions using this interactive, crowdsourced rubric
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  • Qualitative measures for the complexity of a book include meaning, text structure, language features, and knowledge demands of the content of a book
  • Based on the Common Core Qualitative Rubric for Literary and Informational Texts
  • After submitting the text complexity rubric, receive a certificate via email acknowledging your submission

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The Ways

Multimedia educational resource featuring stories about contemporary Native American Cultures and language
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Produced by Wisconsin Media Lab
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

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Wisconsin Biographies

Multimedia educational resources that connect students with fascinating figures from Wisconsin’s past
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Produced by Wisconsin Media Lab
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

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Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records

Family history research records from the Wisconsin Historical Society records available on Ancestry
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  • Collection of family history-related government records covering various time periods between 1800 and 1987
  • Birth, Death, and Marriage Indexes, State Censuses, and Wills and Probate Records
  • Contact the Wisconsin Historical Society (608-264-6535 or asklibrary@wisconsinhistory.org) for more information about getting a copy of a record

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Wisconsin Media Lab

Educational videos, images, soundfiles, and animations spanning all curricular areas
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  • Hundreds of educational videos and images
  • Supplemental teacher resources available for many available programs
  • Includes Wisconsin Media Lab productions like Into the Book, Wisconsin Biographies, The Ways, Climate Wisconsin, Financial Literacy — TEACH IT!, Global Wisconsin, Wisconsin Hometown Stories, Wisconsin RtI Stories and others!
  • Award-winning classroom resources connect to Wisconsin’s academic standards