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Research Links for Teens


BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library. Here you can find everything from videos to newspapers, author interviews, encyclopedias, and more!

Click here for instructions on how to access BadgerLink at home:

Click here for a list of Online Research Tools for High School Students

BadgerLink Reseach Guide A step-by-step guide to learn about the research process created by BadgerLink staff.

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College Admissions Test Preparation

Prepare for important exams like the ACT, SAT, AP Tests, and more. 


Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more.

Explora for Middle and High School

Encyclopedia entries, videos, images, dictionary entries, and more. Search interface for EBSCO’s middle and high school resources.

One-on-one tutors are available daily, seven days a week, from 2 PM until 11 PM (CST).
All you need to get started is your library card and your PIN.

Read the user guide here


Live Online Tutoring: 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM


HelpNow provides individualized learning solutions for students of diverse needs and backgrounds. Students communicate with live, expert online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, share text or images and graph homework problems. The Brainfuse full-service test center also offers practice tests for all levels, collaborative learning, targeted skills building, and self-study options for every entry point into the learning process.


  • Test Prep: HelpNow also offers skills-building and test preparation. All live tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with friends, parents and teachers.
  • Feedback: The Writing Lab and the Send Question Center options give users the freedom to receive assistance at any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor. Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback. The Send Question Center is for non-writing assignments such as math or science.
  • Adult Learning Center: The adult learners’ version of HelpNow, where you can access GED prep, U.S citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources which lists popular job search links. Adult learners have access to live tutoring, Writing Lab and Send Question Center as well.

Click here to see the User’s Guide (PDF) or watch a short introduction video.