Make sure your students are able to access the SDSL databases once they are back in the classroom! Don't wait until the last minute (or during class) to discover a broken link that sends you into a panic. Get a jump start on ensuring your students have everything they need, and you have one less thing to worry about.
What Do I Do?
While inside your school building, go to library.sd.gov then click on "Databases" Databases are listed alphabetically
If you are unable to access the databases from the SDSL website (or where your library/school's page has them listed), try these tips:
- Tip #1
Clear your internet browser's history/cache, close completely out of the browser, reopen it, then reattempt to access the database
- Tip #2
- Tip #3
Make sure you are using the correct link. Most databases use a "SD Share It" link. Here are the SDSL Database URLs to use for your school library webpage.
- Tip #4
Check with your IT department to see if anything changed over the summer. Did your school get a new internet provider or computers over the summer? Did your school/library's physical location change over the summer?
GeoIP authenticates users by IP and geographic location, meaning as long as the user is physically in South Dakota, they are able to access most SDSL electronic resources/databases immediately. Read on about GeoIP.
Electronic Resources/Databases are provided through a combination of funding from the South Dakota State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Providing these resources does not constitute endorsement of content found herein.