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Electronic Resources | Online Resources | Library Access

Library and School Campus Access

The following databases are accessible from the PCs in 400+ South Dakota libraries and campuses. For all the databases please refer to the Complete Listing.

If you are experiencing problems accessing any of the databases contact a Digital Resources Coordinator at 605-773-3131 or via email Email Link.

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Academic Search Premier (1965+)

Academic Search Premier

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier contains indexing for nearly 8,050 publications, with full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. More Information
Access: home, library and school campus
Category: magazines and journals/perodicals, professional and scholarly


AncestryLibrary

AncestryLibrary

Of interest to those researching local history and family histories. Includes U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 thru 1940, immigration records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, the family history library and more. Web Link to More Information
Access: library and school campus
Category: genealogy


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Business Source Premier (1965+)

Business Source Premier

The world's largest full text business database, it covers virtually all subjects related to business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics and economics. More Information
Access: home, library and school campus
Category: business and investments, magazines and journals/perodicals


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CAMIO

CAMIO from OCLC

Contains fine art and decorative art from pre-history through contemporary works. All content is rights-cleared for educational use in the classroom or to illustrate papers, Web projects and other assignments. Web Link
Access: library and school campus

ChiltonLibrary

Chilton Library

Provides authoritative manuals online with monthly updates. Thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940-present and includes repair, maintenance and specification tables are covered. Web Link to more information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: auto repair


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EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost

Links to EBSCOHost databases including: Academic Search Premier Web Link, Business Source Premier Web Link, MasterFILE Premier Web Link, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Web Link, Teacher Reference Center Web Link, and Regional Business News Web Link. More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: magazines and journals/perodicals

eBooks on EBSCOhost

eBooks on EBSCO

Full text of 10,000+ commercially published books in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, business, computers & more, plus Cliffs Notes. More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: general

Explora

explora

Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. More Information
Access: home, library and school campus
Category: education, encyclopedia

Modules: Explora Educators Web Link, Explora Kids Web Link, Explora Libraries Web Link, Explora Teens Web Link


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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Core collection of online reference books in the following subject areas-health, history, government & law, science, education and business. Web Link to more information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: business and investments, general, education and libraries, professional and scholarly, health and medicine, law and government


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HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest

Of interest to those researching local history and family histories, it includes U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 thru 1940; 25,000+ family and local history books (every word searchable); the PERiodical Source Index/PERSIT (a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy & local history periodicals); and Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files. Web Link
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: genealogy


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Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

Online learning platform of 300+ practice tests covering ACT, SAT, GED, and more. Complete answer explanations and study suggestions. Web Link
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: career and test preparation, education and libraries, professional and scholarly

Modules: Adult Learning Center Web Link, Career Center Web Link, College Center Web Link, College Preparation Center Web Link, Computer Skills Center Web Link, High School Equivalency Center Web Link, Recursos para Hispanohablantes Web Link, School Center Web Link


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Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Offers courses in more than 60 languages to allow users to learn, listen and speak their chosen languages. Courses for English learners begin in the student’s native language and teach English. The courses focus on four key areas of language learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and culture Web Link
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: language


MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for 2,000+ periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, etc. More Information
Access: home, library and school campus
Category: general


MegaFILE

MegaFILE

MegaFILE is comprised of EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier and Regional Business News databases. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s. More Information
Access: home, library and school campus
Category: magazines and journals/perodicals, professional and scholarly


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ProQuest (1986+)

ProQuest

Provides the full text (image or text+graphics) from 1,700+ magazines/journals and newspapers for K-12, college, and general users, including Barron's. Web Link to More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: general, magazines and journals/perodicals, newspapers, professional and scholarly


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Regional Business News

Regional Business News

A supplemental database for customers of Business Source Premier. More Information
Access: home, library and school campus
Category: business and investments, news and newspapers


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SAGE Knowledge

SAGE

E-book collection of professional development titles, reference works, handbooks and more that supports academic research. Web Link to More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: business and investments, education and libraries, general, health and medicine, professional and scholarly, science


Sanborn Maps-SD

Sanborn Maps

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for 82 South Dakota communities from 1867 to 1970. Web Link to More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: genealogy, South Dakota


SIRS Discoverer (grades K-8)

SIRS Discoverer

Full-text articles and graphics from more than 1,600 U.S. and international magazines, newspapers and U.S. government documents, which were carefully selected for their educational content, interest and level of readability for middle and elementary curriculum topics. Web Link to More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: general, magazines and journals/perodicals


SIRS Issues Researcher (grades 6-12)

SIRS Issues Researcher

A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Web Link to More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: general, magazines and journals/perodicals


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Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators. More Information
Access: home, library and school campus
Category: education and libraries, magazines and journals/perodicals, professional and scholarly

TumblebookLibrary

tumble book library

Animated, talking picture books, short videos, and chapter books for grades K-3. Lexile and AR reading levels and grade levels are provided. Web Link to More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: books and literature, general, education and libraries


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World Book Activity Corner

World Book Advanced

World Book Activity Corner offers thousands of activities for all ages with easy, clear instructions, photographs, illustrations, and more. Every activity also contains a list of materials for easy reference and can be printed, e-mailed, or saved.Web Link to WorldBook
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


World Book Advanced (grades 9-12+)

World Book Advanced

is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book and primary source databases. Web Link to WorldBook
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


World Book Discover

World Book Discover

a reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases. Features include article read aloud, and a job and life skills section. (For differentiated instruction, i.e.ESL, reluctant readers and adult learners)Web Link to WorldBook
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


World Book Foreign Language Edition: Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Spanish Language Encyclopedia)

World Book Spanish Language Encyclopedia

Traducción de lengua española de la enciclopedia del descubrimiento del estudiante del libro del mundo. Los artículos, los mapas y las imágenes son incluidos. (Spanish-language translation of the World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia. Articles, maps and images are included.) Web Link to WorldBook
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


World Book Foreign Language Edition: L'Encyclopédie Découverte (French Language Encyclopedia)

World Book French Language Encyclopedia

L'Encyclopédie Découvertes (World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia) Les articles, les images, le diccionaire visuel, les activités et les Websites consultés sont comprise. (French-language version of the World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia. Articles, images, a visual dictionary, activities and reviewed websites are included.) Web Link to WorldBook
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


World Book Kids (grades K-5)

World Book Kids

contains thousands of easy to read articles, interactive games, teacher resources and more. Web Link to WorldBook
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


World Book Student (grades 5-9)

World Book Students

contains encyclopedia articles, maps, images, timelines and more. Web Link to WorldBook
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


WorldCat

WorldCat

A worldwide catalog of 56 million items found in 9,000+ libraries, including State Library & 25+ SD libraries. Additional indexes to books, articles, dissertations, and archive material are also available. Web Link
Access From (with username/library card barcode and password): home, library and school campus, state government
Category: books and literature, education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


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