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November-December 2011
Volume 3, Issue 10

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book South Dakota

National Novel Writing Month

Native American Heritage Month

National Gaming Day
Nov. 12

American Education Week
Nov. 13-19

SDLA Legislative Day
Jan. 12

ALA Midwinter Meeting
Jan. 20-24

PLA Annual Conference
March 13-17

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Downloadables now available in State Library electronic resources

Featured eResources


Downloadables now available in State Library electronic resources

World Book LOGOState Library electronic resource providers are responding to the demand for downloadable books, articles and videos.

World Book Advanced’s E-Book Center contains books in the public domain (classics), including works by Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Jane Austen and others. Many of these may be downloaded onto digital readers in either EPUB or mobi formats, allowing users to put these titles on their Nooks or Kindles.

The videos in World Book Discover’s “World Book Explains” can now be downloaded. These one-to-three-minute videos are introduced by a student who asks a question that is answered by an expert in the field. Topics cover a broad range from NASCAR to the US Supreme Court.

Libraries and patrons using ereaders that accept pdf downloads have several options. Gale Virtual Reference Library offers visual (pdf) and audio (mp3) downloads of its reference book articles. Learning Express allows pdf downloads of its career and academic skills improvement e-books. The magazine and newspaper articles in SIRS Issues Researcher and ProQuest that are available in pdf may be downloaded. More publishers are adding articles in that format.

Ebooks on ebscoHost (formerly NetLibrary) still offers full-text electronic books that are viewable, but not downloadable.

Your starting place for State Library electronic resources is





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