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August 2013, Volume 5, Issue 7

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Library Card Sign-up Month

SD Festival of Books
Sept. 20-22, Deadwood

Banned Books Week
Sept. 22-28

Banned Websites Awareness Day
Sept. 25

Tri-Conference: NDLA, MPLA, SDLA 2013
The Library: All Travelers Welcome
Sept. 25-27, Sioux Falls

Assn. of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference
Sept. 25-28, Omaha

Indian Ed Summit
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2013

Teen Read Week
Oct. 13-19

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 20-26

Featured e-Resources of the Month
World Book Student now available for iPad and Online Resources for English Language Learners

Featured eResources of the Month


New in Gale Virtual Reference: content on novels, decades, movies, news and more!

Gale Virtual Reference buttonJust in time for back to school, Gale Virtual Reference Library contains new titles that support student research and Common Core.

Was To Kill a Mockingbird on your summer reading list? The 16-volume Novels for Students provides details about cultural and historical significance along with plot and characters for this and many more titles. Use this title and other literature titles in Gale Virtual Reference Library that support the Common Core Reading: Literature strand to write well-informed papers.

Are you planning the upcoming all-school reunion and wish you had a list of events, fashions and more from the time period? The 10-volume, American Decades 1900-1999, complements UXL American Decades 2000-2009. Find details about each decade, including fashion, government, religion, sports and more.

Film buffs will find fascinating details about movies, studios and actors, as well as definitions of cinema terms in Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film.

These and other new titles are available in Gale Virtual Reference Library. Please see the full list below. Gale Virtual Reference Library allows an unlimited number of users, article download and read aloud plus citations.

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

Updated title:

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

New titles:

  • Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
  • American Decades 1900-1999
  • Casebase: Case Studies in Global Business
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography
  • History Behind The Headlines: The Origins of Conflict Worldwide
  • Novels for Students



Common Core, electronic resources, research




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