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February 2010
Volume 2, Issue 2

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota 2010

SD Public Library Survey
February 1- March 31, 2010

Read Across America Day
March 2, 2010

Teen Tech Week
March 7-13, 2010

Prairie Bud & Prairie Pasque
Voting Deadline: March 15

PLA National Conference
March 23-27, 2010

School Library Media Month 2010
Communities Thrive @ your library
April 1-30, 2010

SD School Library Survey
April 1 - May 31, 2010

National Library Week
Communities Thrive @ your library
April 11-17, 2010

National Library Workers Day
April 13, 2010

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Let Gale Virtual Reference Library answer tough questions.

Continuing Education Alert
Highlighting February Online Learning Opportunities

Featured eResource of the Month

Let Gale Virtual Reference Library answer tough questions

“I heard that I need zinc in my diet. Can you tell me why?”

“I need more information on this chemical element for my chemistry project.”

“Who is Wakan Tanka?”

When questions such as these come to your library, reach for your nearest reference book collection—Gale Virtual Reference Library. This online subscription resource from the South Dakota State Library contains multi-volume, full-text reference books in business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, nation and world, religion, science and social science.

Titles include the College Blue Book, Endangered Species, UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, Encyclopedia of Small Business, Dictionary of American History, Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, World Religions Reference Library, Chemical Elements and Terrorism, to name a few.

Articles are enhanced with audio by clicking on the ReadSpeaker at the top of each article or downloading to an MP3 player. Articles can be translated into 11 languages and be read in pdf or html. Patrons can e-mail, save or print articles. Volumes within a set are just a click away.

Many patrons can access Gale Virtual Reference Library at the same time from the library or from home with barcode and password by going to

Adding Gale Virtual Reference Library to your reference toolbox will help you answer even the toughest reference questions quickly!

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