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Electronic Resources

Dozens of electronic resources (databases) are provided for FREE to ALL South Dakota citizens.

Electronic resources are provided to South Dakota citizens through a combination of funding from the South Dakota State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Latest Updates: Share-It Migration

From July 12-15 the Share-it interface is being updated. All SDSL-licensed electronic resources are authenticated for use via Share-It.

  1. During the migration period July 12-15 there will be no access to electronic resources via the Share-It interface, the SDSL web pages or library web pages that use SDSL links
  2. Following the migration, the SDSL database lists will be updated with new links
  3. New URL links will be posted on the SDSL website for libraries to use and post on their web pages, as the old URLs will be inoperative
  4. Libraries that have their own in-house authentication/proxy servers will not need to make any changes, and should have access even during migration

Electronic Resources

On July 1, the following electronic resources are now available for statewide, unlimited access:

  1. World Book Early World of Learning. Resources to help preschoolers and early elementary grasp early childhood themes.
  2. Legal Forms. Downloadable, South Dakota-specific, legal documents.
  3. Books & Authors. Book reviews, biographies, awards and bestseller lists, and book series.

The following are not available anymore through the State Library's website:

  1. World Book's Activity Corner
  2. World Book Estudiantil Hallazgos (Spanish Encyclopedia)
  3. World Book L'Encyclopedie Decouverte (French).
  4. Learning Express Library's Computer Skills Center. Please note that we are still subscribing to the other seven modules in Learning Express.

The following new e-resources will be available soon after the migration is complete:

  1. World Book Dramatic Learning. Plays for grades 1-12. Learn more at: worldbookonline.com link to worldbook online
  2. Culture Grams. Information on more than 200 countries, primarily for K-12. More at proquest.libguides.com link to proquest lib guides site
  3. Fold3 by Ancestry. A genealogy resource; a collection of US military records. More at: proquest.libguides.com link to proquest lib guides site
  4. Consumer Reports. The online version of the magazine's resources. More at: ebsco.com link to ebsco site
  5. Miss Humblebee's Academy. Interactive learning program for to children ages three to six. More at: gale.com link to gale website





South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
SDSL's e-Newsletter articles include:
  - Electronic Resources
  - Language
  - Practice Tests
  - South Dakota Titles To Go
And many more!


Contact:

David Bradford EMAIL
Digital Resources Coordinator
605-295-3174
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

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