The state's e-government portal--links are provided to
the various components of state government. Some frequently
visited directories include:
Book-Almanac of Wisconsin Government (Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau)
Public access. Current and archived Wisconsin Blue Books are linked from within this directory. Major sections of the online Wisconsin Blue Book include: biographies of legislative, executive, and judicial branch members; a profile of agencies within the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; Wisconsin statistical information; and multiple documents related to historical and contemporary information.
Note: The free Adobe Reader or the commercial application, Acrobat, must be installed
to review the major documents within the online Wisconsin Blue Book.
Wisconsin Statutes and Annotations--updated through October 31, 2004
(Wisconsin State Legislature)
Each chapter in this database has a separate Portable
Document Format (.pdf or PDF) file. Therefore, Adobe Acrobat reader
software is needed to read and print these files. These
statutes are updated through the 2001 Wisconsin Act 5. A
Folio Search option allows the researcher to quickly
identify relevant statutes based on specific topics. Caveat: Only printed volumes of the Wisconsin
Statutes are official text.
Wisconsin Administrative Code and Register (Revisor of Statutes
Bureau, Madison, WI)
Public access. The unofficial Wisconsin Administrative Code is
reproduced as Portable Document Format (.pdf or PDF) files. Some
Chapters and Appendices may not be available through this database. The official Wisconsin
Administrative Code is available in print.
U.S. Constitutions (Revisor of Statutes Bureau, Madison, WI)
Public access--file formats include both Folio and Portable Document
Format (.pdf or PDF). The Wisconsin Constitution is available in PDF
format, and separate link is provided for pending amendments. The U.S.
Constitution is available as a PDF file, and a link is provided to the
Declaration of Independence.
Senate and Assembly sections with links to legislators;
legislation; support agencies; schedules of public hearings;
general information; statutes, constitution, and
administrative code; lobbyists; and other legislative Web
sites. A resource for identifying the status and sponsors of
Legislative Bills; and access to the electronic version of
documents used to govern the State of Wisconsin.
(Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for
Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning)
(Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries,
Technology, and Community Learning)
Note. Access to BadgerLink's
subscription-based databases is limited to Wisconsin residents. Your
access to these databases is based on: 1) a Wisconsin library card
code; 2) online registration; or 3) the server's matching of your IP
(Internet Protocol) address with those included within the range of
IP addresses submitted to BadgerLink by ISPs (Internet Service
Providers) with customers in the state of Wisconsin. (Number three is
the most common options for Wisconsin residents--contact BadgerLink
if your ISP has not registered its range of IP addresses.)
BadgerLink has a subscription to the following research databases for
Wisconsin residents: EBSCOhost, Searchasaurus, ProQuest, Wisconsin
Newsstand, African American Biographical Database, Lit FINDER, and
TeachingBooks. Additional links are provided Wisconsin-based Web sites
related to government, education, and libraries.
Automated Library Services (WALS)
A Wisconsin library card code is needed to access
some online services.
Links are provided for 19 public libraries in
Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara, and Winnebago counties,
State of Wisconsin. Search the shared Library
Catalog for collections within these libraries, and use the Winnefox
Community Information Database to search for area agencies,
clubs, and programs.
& Referral Service (I&R)
I&R includes a directory and search options for
agencies, clubs, programs (e.g., housing, child care),
services (e.g., health and mental health), and business in
Winnebago, Waushara, Green Lake, and Marquette Counties (in
WI). This is a joint program of the Oshkosh Area United Way
and the Oshkosh Public Library.
Electronic Reader (Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission)
Illustrated stories, essays, biographies, and events related
to Wisconsin history. This is an online project of the
University of Wisconsin General Library System and the State
Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Policy Research Institute, Inc.--WPRI
access is provided for nonpartisan survey data and research reports
related to issues (e.g., education, criminal justice, taxes, economic
development, etc.) that affect Wisconsin residents. Reports are
available in .pdf (portal document format), and this online access
option is available for most reports issued since 1995 (contact WPRI
for a physical copy of report issued between 1988 and 1995).
and K-12 Education
of Wisconsin System (UW System Administration)
Links are provided to Wisconsin's 13 two- and 13 four-year
taxpayer-supported campuses, and its statewide UW-Extension programs
Wisconsin Technical College System (Wisconsin Technical College
Access the primary campus or its satellite campuses for information
related to technical programs, student services, business employee
programs, and professional development seminars.
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (Madison, WI)
A link is provided to Web site of each member of the Wisconsin
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Additional
services and organizational contacts are linked from within the
(Wisconsin K-12 Education
A Department of Public Instruction (DPI) directory with
links to education-related resources and the Web sites for
K-12 schools in WI.
WEAC is the labor and public representative for its 88,000
members. Major directories within its Web site include:
teaching and learning; news and information; online
services; and all about WEAC.