If you’ve been following WisBlawg, you know that I’ve periodically blogged about Badgerlink, a collection of amazing resources available for free to all state residents via Wisconsin’s libraries through funding from the DPI. Badgerlink databases contain over 11,000 periodical titles and over 700 newspapers (including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and many Wisconsin newspapers), children’s and adult literature, business, medical, and education sources, and many other specialized resources not available through regular Internet search engines.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, now is your chance. The Milwaukee Bar Association is holding a “Badgerlink for Lawyers and Legal Professionals” online training session on June 18 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. The instructor will be Diane Duffey, Director of Research, Habush, Habush & Rottier S.C. You’ll be in good hands – I can attest that Diane really knows her stuff.
From the course description:
Badgerlink is “Wisconsin’s online library.” It is freely available to anyone with a library card from a public library in Wisconsin, and provides access to a wealth of useful resources and publications. We will explore the many different resources available through the Badgerlink service, and check out which ones are especially helpful for legal professionals in all facets of their work. We will also look at the functionality of several of these resources and learn some tips and tricks on how to retrieve information from these databases effectively and efficiently.
Registration is available on the Milwaukee Bar Association website. CLE credit may be available.