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November/December 2012, Volume 4, Issue 10

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book South Dakota 2012

Picture Book Month

Native American Heritage Month

National Novel Writing Month

International Games Day
Nov. 3

American Education Week
Nov. 11-17

SDLA Legislative Day
Jan. 10

ALA Midwinter Meeting
Jan. 25-29

Digital Learning Day
Feb. 6

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Full-text reference books, new and updated, at your fingertips 24/7

Featured eResources of the Month


Full-text reference books, new and updated, at your fingertips 24/7

"Where were you in '62?" asked the 1973 movie "American Graffiti". Whether you're waxing nostalgic or need some information on historic popular culture, the six volume set of Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America is the reference work for you.

Do you want to set up your own online business? The Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook will answer many questions.

Time to search for a good college? Which ones offer the programs you want at a price you can afford? Look them up in the 2012 College Blue Book.

These and other new and updated titles are now available in Gale Virtual Reference Library. The State Library recently added eight new titles to support Common Core and nine updated titles in health/science and education. See detailed lists below.

The full-text Gale Virtual Reference Library is more user friendly than ever, showing book covers and copyright dates on the home page. All articles have read aloud, downloadable PDF and downloadable mp3. Gale Virtual Reference Library allows simultaneous users, so an entire class or group can look at the same page or volume at once.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is available from the State Library at directly from school or library and at home with barcode and password.

Updated Titles

  • The College Blue Book
  • Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health (due 6/2013)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Science
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery
  • Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans

New Titles

  • American Decades—2000-2009
  • Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America
  • Fashion, Costume, and Culture
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods & Recipes of the World
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures
  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes





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