Thursday, July 14, 2016

New Database - Proquest - US Major Dailies

ProQuest has added US Major Dailies, providing access to five of the country’s most respected national & regional newspapers offering researchers complete and timely coverage of local, national and world events, from 1980-present. The newspapers included are the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Time, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. ProQuest continues to contain ProQuest Discovery and Research Library databases. Within ProQuest, you may search one, two or all three of these databases simultaneously.

Monday, July 11, 2016

ILLiad Server Maintenance - July 13

ILLiad will be down starting at 9:00 pm on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 and it could last up to 4 hours.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

ProQuest platform maintenance- July 9

ProQuest will be taking a two-hour maintenance window on July 9th from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM to prepare for the upcoming migration to a cloud-based infrastructure.

During this time access to ProQuest databases will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cengage Gale cancellation

As of June 30, 2016, South Dakota will no longer subscribe to the Gale databases.  Thus, USD will no longer offer these databases to our users.  This action is part of cost sharing measures at the statewide level.

See the Research Gateway for our database subscriptions. 

New Union/Re Union - May 11- Aug. 19

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Library Hours - 4th of July

Saturday - Monday (7/2-7/4) Closed

Taylor & Francis Online - Downtime - June 24

Taylor & Francis Online will be down for maintenance on Friday, June 24 from 5 -8 pm.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Book Chatter - June 14

Take a coffee break and join us for book chatter!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

OCLC maintenance

All OCLC services will be unavailable from 8:00 pm Saturday, 4 June 2016, to 11:00 am Sunday, 5 June 2016, while they conduct data storage migrations.

Hein Online Trials

The Law Library will be trialing Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II and Tax Foundation Publications package until 6/10/2016

More information on these databases can be fount at

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Library Hours - Memorial Day

Saturday - Monday (5/28-5/30) Closed

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lighting Maintenance - May 16

Maintenance on all lighting on the east side of 2nd and 3rd floor will take place on Monday, May 16.   Ceiling lighting will not be operable from 7 am - 5pm.   If you need assistance retrieving items from the stacks, please visit the Circulation Desk.

Archives and Special Collections will be closed during this maintenance.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Pharos down May 9

Due to system maintenance, there will be the following disruption for all lab printing through Pharos and multi-function devices through Pharos on May 9 from 8 am to 4 pm.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Summer Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 11 pm *
Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm *
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm *
Sunday 1 pm - 11 pm

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dialogos E Interpretaciones (Dialogs and Interpretations)

Located in the first floor University Libraries Gallery until May 20th.

International Print Exchange and Traveling Exhibition dedicated to global artistic and cultural exchange as well as promoting the fine art of printmaking to the public.

The international traveling exhibit, “Dialogos y Interpretaciones,” is located on the first floor of the I.D. Weeks library building in the University Libraries Gallery. Co-curators, Jules Floss of the United States and Jorge Osorio of Columbia, have brought together more than 70 artists from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Honduras and the United States for an artistic and cultural exchange. Artists were given great latitude in their interpretation of the portfolio’s theme and every fine art print in the exchange features traditional printmaking techniques such as relief, lithography, intaglio, serigraphy and letterpress.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Archives and Special Collections closed May 16

Archives and Special Collections will be closed Monday May 16.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Library Hours - Finals

Friday (4/29) 7:30 am - 2 am *
Saturday (4/30) 7:30 am - 2 am *
Sunday (5/1) 10 am - 2 am *
Monday - Thursday (5/2 -5/5) 7:30 am - 2 am *
Friday (5/6) 7:30 am - 5 pm *
Saturday (5/7) 10 am - 2 pm *
Sunday (5/8) Closed

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New Resource - Routledge Perfomance Archive (RPA)

The Library has purchased the Routledge Performance Archive (RPA)

The Routledge Performance Archive provides access to audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance. Included are interviews with key figures in theatre history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with specialist actor trainers from around the world; unique footage direct from the legendary practitioners themselves; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries previously unavailable to global audiences. The video material spans more than fifty years of documented work direct from renowned practitioners and specialists, and ranges across the entire spectrum of theatre topics.

You can access it from the library databases list via the subject filters of theatre and film/video