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Article Research

Search databases that describe and index articles found in many magazines, professional/scholarly journals, and South Dakota/national newspapers.

Many of the databases also contain the article(s) themselves in

  • full-text (all of the words) or
  • full-image (the image of the article as it appeared in paper form).

If you have the description (citation) for the article(s) you want, State Library staff can obtain and send to you copies of article(s) found in libraries worldwide. You may request specific articles using either of these methods:

  • type or cut-and-paste descriptions of the article (or citations) into the State Library's Article Request form
  • Contact the South Dakota State Library for further assistance

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Book Research

State Library Catalog

South Dakota State Library Catalog

Describes, indexes, & locates items owned by the SD State Library
Access: unlimited
Category: books and literature, professional and scholarly, South Dakota

For more information on using the catalog, please review Using the State Library Catalogs

For South Dakota State Employees and libraries, the State Library will process Research and Material requests.



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

More information on using WorldCat Web Link to WorldCat.

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Tumblebooks will no longer be available through the South Dakota State Library as of July 1, 2017.

State Library Board
September 27, 2017, Oacoma

The SD State Library is hiring a Senior Librarian!

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The web site previously administered by the South Dakota Library Network will be taken down as of July 28, 2017. If any libraries still have links to this site on their library web sites, those links should be removed.

SDSL Public Library Trustee Wiki Web Link to Trustee Wiki
A general overview of trustee duties and responsibilities, issues, and skills to develop.

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