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About BadgerLink

BadgerLink is Wisconsin's Online Library, providing Wisconsin residents with licensed content

not available through regular search engines.


teacher in a classroom

See your students succeed


• lesson plans • primary sources

• activities & games • research & pd


Report card

Pass your class


• encyclopedias • articles

• multimedia • literary criticism

• science experiments

Family tree

Find your roots


• newspapers • Census records

• Revolutionary War records


Healthy person

Live a healthier life


• medication guides • videos

• health fact sheets


Fix it yourself


 • auto repair manuals • schematics

• wiring guides • maintenance intervals

Group of people

Stand out from the crowd


• practice tests • software tutorials

• business writing courses


Stay competitive


• industry profiles • SWOT analysis

• market research


Be Informed


• product reviews • magazines

• newspapers


Find your next read


• reviews • recomendations

• discussion guides • reading lists



You deserve access to trustworthy information

BadgerLink works with the following providers so all Wisconsin residents can access quality information.


Access NewspaperARCHIVE Access NewspaperARCHIVE provides historic newspapers. Digital Science Online Digital Science Online provides science images, animations, and videos for K-12 students. Provided by Wisconsin Media Lab.
EBSCO Information Services EBSCO provides articles and multimedia about virtually every subject. Britannica Digital Learning Britannica Digital Learning provides 4 full-text encyclopedias and 2 encyclopedias in Spanish.
Flocabulary The Week in Rap provides hip-hop videos highlighting weekly news. Provided by Wisconsin Media Lab. HeritageQuest Online HeritageQuest Online provides access to census records, full-text family histories, and other genealogy materials.
LitFINDER LitFINDER provides full-text literature and literary criticism. LearningExpress Library  LearningExpress Library provides online skill building and test preparation.
Soundzabound Soundzabound provides copyright free music and sound effects. Provided by Wisconsin Media Lab. provides multimedia and classroom resources about K-12 books.
Wisconsin Media Lab Wisconsin Media Lab provides multimedia for the K-12 classroom. Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site provides access to Wisconsin newspapers starting in 2005 to 90 days ago.




BadgerLink saves Wisconsin a lot of money




Annually, BadgerLink is supported by $2.2 million dollars from the Universal Service Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Purchasing content on a statewide basis saves Wisconsin approximately $74 million dollars per year.




BadgerLink is managed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries and Technology, Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning. Funding provided through the Universal Service Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.