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Electronic Resources | Online Resources | State Government

State Government

The following databases are accessible from the PCs of the South Dakota State Government. For all the databases please refer to the Complete Listing.

If you are experiencing problems accessing any of the databases contact an Electronic Services Coordinator at 605-773-3131 or via email Email Link. Database guides for most of all the SDSL resources are available in PDF format for your convenience.

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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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Discovering Collection (grades 6-12)

Discovering Collection (grades 6-12)

Provides in-depth content for five core curriculum areas: literature, history, biography, science, and social studies. Web Link to more information
Access: library and school campus (SDLN member)
Category: general


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eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)

eBooks on EBSCO formerly NetLibrary

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


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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


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
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: language


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Online State Publications (CONTENTdm Digital Collections)

SDSL

The South Dakota State Library's Online State Publications (CONTENTdm Digital Collections) provides access to South Dakota State Agency publications and more various collections. Web Link to More Information
Access: unlimited
Category: South Dakota


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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, professional and scholarly

Proquest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional)

Proquest

Access the full text of Federal Register; Congressional Record, Congressional working papers and legislation, the current USC, CFR, Congressional rules, committee info, and more. Web Link
Access: SD State Library or via State Library ECard
Category: law and government

Proquest Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis Statistical)

Proquest

Access individually indexed statistical tables on an endless variety of topics produced by the U.S. government, state government agencies, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, universities and more. Web Link
Access: SD State Library or via State Library ECard
Category: law and government


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ReferenceUSA

Web Link to ReferenceUSA

A directory of US businesses, governments and people.
Access: state government
Category: directories


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SIRS Discoverer (grades K-9)

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


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


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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


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 Public Library Edition: World Book Online for Kids (grades K-5)

World Book Online for Kids

contains thousands of easy to read articles, interactive games, 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 Public Library Edition: World Book Online Info Finder (grades 5-9)

World Book Online Info Finder

is designed to support student information needs with research tools and science project information along with encyclopedia articles. Web Link to WorldBook
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


World Book Public Library Edition: World Book Online Reference Center (grades 9 - adult)

World Book Online Reference Center

includes encyclopedia, e-book and primary source content plus computer tutorials and life skills information. Web Link to WorldBook
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


World Book School Edition: 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 School Edition: 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 School Edition: 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 School Edition: World Book Students (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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