The University of Wisconsin Libraries offer many electronic resources. Some of these are freely available, others are purchased resources. Purchased resources often have licensing agreements that limit access to authorized users such as UW faculty, staff and students. For technical information about accessing these resources, see the Off-Campus Online Access pages.
UW Alumni who are members of the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) get free access to two important electronic resources: ProQuest Research Library and ABI/Inform. For further information go to the WAA Library Service Details page. UW Madison alumni also get free access to RefWorks citation manager with a uwalumni.com e-mail address.
Wisconsin residents also have access to a suite of magazine and newspaper databases via BadgerLink. The WI Department of Public Instruction coordinates this service making arrangements with local Internet Service Providers and public libraries to provide access to BadgerLink.