Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Superb On-Line Resources Available on Library Website

Finding quality information on the internet is no easy feat. Thanks to BadgerLink, a part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, patrons of the Milton Public Library have access to 8,140 magazines and professional journals, 1,557 newspapers, and 6,755 books, all full-text and all for free.

Whether you’re looking for quality online health and medical databases, automobile repair manuals, company profiles, primary historical documents, maps, book reviews, and many other full text resources that are not available through regular internet search engines, you’ll find it all on BadgerLink.

BadgerLink also connects users to WISCAT, the online catalog of WI library holdings, and provides a directory of links to library, education, government, and general reference sites. WISCAT alone contains 6,100,000 titles with local holdings for 1,255 libraries of all types throughout the state.

Badgerlink is funded through the Wisconsin Universal Service Fund. Wisconsin residents use this service extensively. It is estimated that BadgerLink users conduct more than 16,000,000 searches annually. BadgerLink resources are available through the library website at