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May 2014, Volume 6, Issue 4

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

One Book SD

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

National Inventors Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

National Bike Month

Choose Privacy Week
May 1-7

National Library Legislative Day
May 5-6

National Teacher Day
May 6

Children's Book Week
May 12-18

ALA Annual Conference
June 26-July 1, 2014

ALCTS Annual Conference
June 26–July 1, 2014

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Summer reading sizzles with online resources

Featured E-resources of the Month


Summer reading sizzles with online resources

Reading all summer prevents "summer slide," the loss of reading skills during non-school months. Learn more about what you can do to promote reading at the Department of Education's Read!SD site.

Grab A Book Grow A mind Summer Reading Challenge

If you have an internet connection, you can access these resources from anywhere with a library barcode and password!

Fizz Boom Read summer reading logoFor Kids: Fizz, Boom, Read
SIRS Discoverer offers magazine and newspaper articles on a broad range of topics from children's publications; safe, appropriate websites and children's reference material. Database Features provide even more. Non-fiction ebooks in pdf are available on many topics and include books from the DK Eyewitness series. The Activities feature contains read-aloud plays and stories, jokes and riddles and more. The Fiction feature gives short stories from children's magazines. Science Fair Explorer leads to articles with simple science experiments that reinforce this year's summer reading theme.

World Book Public Library Edition Kids and InfoFinder and World Book School Library Edition Kids and Student hold general encyclopedia article information on a broad range of topics. Kids' special features include World of Animals and Compare Places. Science Projects continue the summer reading theme fun. InfoFinder and Student contain more detailed articles at a higher reading level. Special features in InfoFinder lead children to biography, science projects, classic ebooks, world newspapers and more. Student's special features offer biography, Explore South Dakota and more.

For Teens: Spark a Reaction
SIRS Issues Researcher is designed to "spark a reaction" with its more than 300 Leading Issues on current controversial topics with articles from adult-reading-level magazines and newspapers. The Curriculum Pathfinders feature helps teens find articles and websites related to certain courses, including science.

World Book Public Library Edition Online Reference Center and World Book School Library Edition Advanced offers detailed encyclopedia articles on a broad range of topics, classic ebooks, primary sources, world newspapers and more.

Literary Elements summer reading logoFor Adults: Literary Elements
ProQuest gives adults an opportunity to catch up on their magazine, journal and newspaper reading by offering popular, trade and scholarly journals online. Find book and movie reviews, author information, articles about hobbies and other topics.

World Book Public Library Edition Online Reference Center can benefit adults looking for Literary Elements and other topics. This resource contains classic ebooks by authors such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen and Twain, most of which are downloadable.

These resources are available from the Online Resources on the State Library website. They are directly available within the library and on school and academic campuses. They are available from home with a library barcode and password.


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