Student Research Resources

The following BadgerLink databases are courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning. If you have problems connecting to any of these databases, try this alternative link. Access is with your library card number.


BadgerLink Students  Access to databases of books, magazines, multimedia, newspapers, and more! Elementary, Middle school and High School resources cover English, Science, Math and Social Studies.  The Higher Education resources include Arts, Literature Social Sciences, business, Education and Science.



exploraExplora for Elementary Schools: Full text database for elementary school reading and research. This replaces Searchasaurus.




exploraExplora for Middle & High Schools: Search engine for middle school and high school students. This replaces Kids Search and Student Research Center.




Literary Reference Center Browse the most studied authors and the most studied works.



News Paper Library Edition – World Collection: Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s – 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.


News Paper ArchiveBritannica Library: Comprehensive reference and learning resource for children and adults.


US NewsstreamUS Newsstream: Current and archival to 1980s U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune as well as over 80 Gannett titles.



Teaching BooksTeachingBooks: Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio book excerpts, guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children’s and young adult literature.