Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In Case You Missed It!

The BadgerLink team has had a busy Summer. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Explora

Explora is a new EBSCO resource. Each Explora interface features an attractive, user-friendly design that is easily viewed on mobile devices. Starting June 30, 2015, Explora replaced Searchasaurus, Kids Search, Student Research Center.

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American Doctoral Dissertations

EBSCO has has provided a new resource to BadgerLink, American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955. This resource 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.

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Britannica Digital Learning’s Interactive Resources, Learning Games, Images & Videos

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

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New Super Search

Search multiple BadgerLink resources simultaneously with the updated Super Search. Now when you use the Super Search, you will use a more visually appealing interface, have more search options, and also search more BadgerLink resources! Depending on your affiliation with WISCAT, your screen may look slightly different but overall functionality is the same.

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Britannica Escolar

Britannica Digital Learning has expanded and completely updated their Spanish encyclopedia, Britannica Escolar. The changes include a new homepage, more content, and the ability to flip between levels.

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Flocabulary

Unfortunately, Flocabulary’s the Week in Rap, a resource provided by the Wisconsin Media Lab, will no longer be available through BadgerLink.

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EBSCO Adds Associated Press Videos

BadgerLink now has access to 60,000 videos from the Associated Press, the world's leading news agency! You can access AP videos when you do a search using Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Explora for Everyone, Explora for Middle and High Schools, MAS Ultra, MasterFILE Complete, or Middle Search Plus.

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New Ciencias en Espanol

Ciencias en Español is the perfect place for native speakers of Spanish, English Language Learners, and Dual Language students and educators to explore physics, geology, biology, and more. Students will learn about science through interesting videos and descriptive images. Non-fiction reading guides are provided to guide students to take the next step with their learning.

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New Explora Educator’s Edition

EBSCO has released a new addition to Explora, and this one is just for educators! Explora Educator’s Edition highlights content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

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Connect NoveList To Your Catalog

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.

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Research Guides

The BadgerLink Research Guide and the BadgerLink Super 3 Research Guide help students through the research process and provide materials for educators to teach the research process. Like the rest of the BadgerLink website, the research guides have a new look.

If you linked to the research guides on your website, please note that the URLs for these resources have changed:


Updated BadgerLink Website

In the Spring and Summer, the BadgerLink team made many updates and changes to the website. On August 26th, we made a huge update to our website which changed many of our URLs (but not our authenticated URLs).

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Written by:
The BadgerLink Team
Ben Miller, Gail Murray, Elizabeth Neuman, and Kara Ripley