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ProQuest Newspapers Will No Longer Be Available via Badgerlink

I recently received word that the ProQuest Newsstand will no longer be available via Badgerlink after June 30, 2009. Badgerlink, which is available free to all Wisconsin residents thanks to funding from the DPI, is a collection of several subscription databases containing articles from thousands of newspaper and periodical titles, image files, and other reference materials.

The ProQuest Newsstand included newspapers such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other national and international newspapers. It also included a Wisconsin Newsstand which offered the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal and more. It is truly a shame that this valuable database will no longer be available via Badgerlink. I assume that the cuts were due to the serious budget shortfall that the state is facing.

Ethnic NewsWatch and African American Biographical Database have also not been renewed by Badgerlink.