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South Dakota State Library
MacKay Building
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501

1-605-773-6962 (FAX)
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Electronic Resources | WorldCat


WorldCat (The OCLC Online Union Catalog) is the world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 135 million bibliographic records and holdings information from 72,000+ libraries across the world, including those of the SD State Library and 25+ other SD libraries. WorldCat has records for any item/format that could be found in any library: musical scores, books, serial publications, computer files, Internet resources, sound recordings, archival materials, maps, and visual materials. WorldCat covers information back to 2100 B.C.E. and in over 400 languages.

Users: You will be asked for your username and password to access. This is your State Library ECard or your SD Share-It participating library card barcode and password. If you need your password, you may call the State Library at 1-800-423-6665 (SD Only) or 605-773-3131 or your local library.

FirstSearch Base Package includes access to indexes books, articles, dissertations, archive material, and more. One can select the database to search when logged into WorldCat. Access to Camio Web Link to Camio is available via a separate interface.

Funded by South Dakota taxpayers and by federal Library Services & Technology Act/LSTA monies, the SD State Library makes WorldCat available free-of-charge throughout SD.

Guided Tour from OCLC
Web Link to OCLC



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

Database URLs (Hyperlinks and Shortcuts)

FirstSearch at a Glance Web Link to First Search Preview
FirstSearch is an online reference search tool that delivers quality content from WorldCat and other quality, respected databases.

WorldCat: Window to the world's libraries Web Link to WorldCat

Total Eclipse August 21 2017 Free access through September 15, 2017 to 3 resources: Gale Research in Context, Gale Science in Context, Gale Student Resources in Context

Tumblebooks will no longer be available through the South Dakota State Library as of July 1, 2017. We are in the process of bringing you a new talking book resource.

Puzzle Map of South Dakota with various database/online resource logos
Puzzle Map download and print this P D F file - Puzzle Map

Download and print this PDF file for a listing of electronic resources made available to South Dakota.

SDSL Electronic Resources Quick Guide download and print this PDF file - South Dakota State Library Electronic Resources Quick Guide
SDSL E-Resources Quick Guide is a reminder of which features are in which e-resources for which age group.
Updated February 2017

South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
SDSL's e-Newsletter articles include:
  - Electronic Resources
  - Language
  - Practice Tests
  - South Dakota Titles To Go
And many more!

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David Bradford EMAIL
Digital Resources Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

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