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Pierre, SD 57501

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Electronic Resources | ProQuest | SIRS


SIRS Discoverer provides selected full-text articles that support grades K-9. Every article has a summary and a reading level. SIRS Discoverer's special features include biographies, over 3000 maps, country studies and an encyclopedia.

SIRS Issues Researcher provides selected full-text articles that support grades 6-12. “Leading Issues” provides over 300 topics including abortion, gun control, and capital punishment. Each Leading Issue has the topic overview, reviews the pro/con viewpoints and provides a guide for critical thinking to guide the student through the critical thinking process.

SIRS Discoverer Logo

SIRS Discoverer
Calendar Entry

SIRS Discoverer: Educator Tools
Calendar Entry

SDSL Libraries' Guide
PDF Download
updated July 2015

SDSL Libraries' Guide (BW)
PDF Download
updated July 2015

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 Logo

SIRS Issues Researcher
Calendar Entry

SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
Calendar Entry

SIRS Issues Research LibGuide from Proquest (videos, sample searches, search tips and more):
Link to SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Issues Researcher (grades 6-12)
Within SIRS Knowledge Source portal

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

More Proquest Databases

Database URLs (Hyperlinks and Shortcuts)

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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