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October 2011, Volume 3, Issue 9

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

2011 One Book South Dakota

2011 Authors on the Road

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 5-7

SD Festival of Books
Oct. 7-9

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 16-22

Teen Read Week
Oct. 16-22

AASL National Conference
Oct. 27-30

National Gaming Day
Nov. 12

Featured e-Resources of the Month
What’s new in State Library eResources

Featured eResources of the Month


What’s new in State Library eResources

This fall, take a moment to explore the changes in ProQuest, Learning Express, and e-books on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary).



ProQuest, the all-purpose full-text magazine and newspaper eresource for high school through adults, has a new look on a new platform. Its many new features include the ability to:

  • search for full-image content in context from a wide range of formats
  • search specific document types, including primary sources, peer-reviewed journals, dissertations, images, graphs, and tables
  • browse abstracts to explore topics for papers
  • cite findings for bibliographies, offering over 20 style options
  • create a “My Research” account which allows you to:
    • save forever in ProQuest
    • save searches and articles
    • share articles to social media sites
    • set searching preferences

Searches are easier than ever, with an auto complete feature to help you fill in the search box, suggested topics and many ways to narrow your search.

Take a webinar to see it in action: SDSL Calendar: Intro to New ProQuest Platform and download the Quickstart Reference Overview PDF Download.


Learning Express

Learning Express, the popular practice test and academic skills improvement eresource, has added more e-books and tests, including the much-requested Miller Analogies.

New e-books:

  • Military Officer Candidate Tests Prep: ASVAB Success, 3e and Officer Candidate Tests
  • EMT Certification Prep: EMT Flash Review and EMT-Basic Exam, 5e
  • Career & Certification Prep: Radiography Certification Exam Preparation
  • Licensing & Certification Exam Prep for Teachers: CBEST, 5e; MTEL; Praxis I, 4e and Praxis II: Elementary Education Content Knowledge
  • Academic Test Prep: 1001 Algebra Questions; ACT Word Games; ACT: Power Practice, Chemistry Review in 20 Minutes, 2e; Geometry in 15 Minutes a Day; GRE Vocabulary Flash Review; LSAT Logic Games; MAT: Power Practice; SAT/PSAT Word Game; SHSAT (Special HS Admission Test): Power Practice
  • US Citizenship Prep: Pass the US Citizenship Exam, 4e and US Constitution in 15 Minutes a Day
  • Career & Certification Preparation: Career Changer’s Workbook; Court Officer Exam, 2e; PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test); Police Officer Exam: Power Practice, Social Networking for Career Success

New tests:

  • SHSAT (Special High School Admission Test) Practice Exam 1 & 2
  • Chemistry Skills Improvement Practice
  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) Practice Exams
  • Police Officer Exam Practices, Number & Letter Recall, 3, 4, 5, & 6 and Verbal Ability, 3 & 4
  • LSAT Logic Games Practice Exams, set 1 & 2
  • Miller Analogies (MAT) Practice Exams, 1 & 2
  • Updated GRE General Practice Tests: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing, Practice tests 1 & 2


e-books on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)

EBSCO is the new owner of NetLibrary, the full-text online ebook collection. Enjoy viewing e-books on EBSCO’s user-friendly interface. Ebooks are still limited to one user per book.


Give these new features a try and point them out to your patrons. Free, direct access is available from the State Library website within libraries and schools in SD. Free 24/7 access is available to citizens from home with a library barcode and password.





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