Monday, July 27, 2015

ScienceDirect Maintenance - Aug 1

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 5 pm August 1.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Exhibition – The Literature of Prescription Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

Exhibition is on display at the University Libraries, 2nd Floor Atrium.   July 27 – Sept 5, 2015

In the late nineteenth century, at a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The famous tale served as an indictment of the
medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.
This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Web of Science maintenance - July 26

Web of Science will be releasing a new update on July 26, 2015 and during this time of scheduled maintenance, access may be intermittent. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Database - Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy  is now available and linked from the Research Gateway.  Health/Med and Film/Video subject limiter. USD only.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Library Hours - 4th of July Holiday

Friday, July 3         10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, July 4     Closed
Sunday, July 5       1 - 11pm

Films from USD's past

Three films from the Educational Media Film Collection are now available for viewing through the South Dakota Digital Library. 

The Eternal Search - ca. 1955  Faculty research studies in anthropology, geology, business, sociology, government, psychology, zoology, biochemistry, anatomy and closed circuit television. Introduction by President I.D. Weeks, narrated by Larry Michael, script by Jim Slack, and directed by Don Miller. Filmed at the State University of South Dakota.

The University and You - ca. 1959  Segments on schools and academic departments at The State University of South Dakota. Promotional film ;writers Jim Slack and Don Miller; narrator Jim Slack; director Don Miller.

Graduate Study: Key to the Future - ca. 1961 An overall look at graduate and postgraduate work at the State University of South Dakota.” Narrated by Larry Michaels. A State University of South Dakota Motion Picture Unit Production; narrated by Larry Michael; written, directed and photographed by Sanford D. Gray.

EBL ebooks downtime - July 1

EBL ebooks will be down for maintenance on July 1, 2015 from 4 - 10 pm.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

South Dakota Shakespeare Festival - June 11-14

Macbeth this week June 11-14
7pm performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Prentis Park.

And the Scholars' Roundtable will be 
3pm Sunday in Prentis Park.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Scheduled Maintenance - Illiad & ezproxy

To allow for system maintenance, Illiad and ezproxy will be unavailable for approximately 6 hours from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. US Eastern Time Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SDOHC - Closed May 28-29

The South Dakota Oral History Center will be closed on 1-5 pm on May 28 and all day on May 29. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Library Hours - Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday (5/23) - Monday (5/25) - Closed

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains videos to supplement and reinforce information learned in dissection and anatomy courses. 
Videos might be viewed prior to dissection or after-the-fact to review. Acland’s is also popular among nursing and allied health students as a way to prepare and review in anatomy courses.
Acland’s is divided into 5 broad volumes:
  • Volume 1: The Upper Extremity
  • Volume 2: The Lower Extremity
  • Volume 3: The Trunk
  • Volume 4: The Head & Neck
  • Volume 5: The Internal Organs

Each of these sections is divided into a section of the anatomy which are further divided into videos about a more specific piece of the human anatomy.  The organization of videos facilitates browsing and moving between topics.
Each narrated video is approximately 1 to 5 minutes in length and can be viewed in order or by jumping around between sections.
Often, labels will appear during the video to emphasize a point or draw the viewer’s attention to the topic in question.  You’ll also notice above each video tools to download a PDF transcript of the narration, to email a link to yourself and to add the video to your favorites.
Emailed links can be sent to up to 5 people and will last 3 days.  To create a list of favorites you’ll need to create a personal account within Acland’s which you can do by clicking on My Favorites.  Do not click Log Out as this will disconnect you from USD’s subscription.

For help using Acland’s or for questions regarding our other medical images and video resources please contact the library using the Ask-a-Librarian. 

User guide: 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Frogman's Exhibition

Frogman's Exhibitions at the University Libraries May 11, 2015 - August 9, 2015

Reception: Saturday, July 2, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

May 11, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Curated by Luke Ball & Preston Bradley
University Libraries Gallery, 1st floor

May 11, 2015 - August 9, 2015
"Law & Order"
University Libraries, Second Floor Cases

May 11, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Japanese prints from USD's collection
University Libraries, 2nd Floor West End

June 28, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Curated by Laura Grossett & Johanna Winters University Libraries Gallery, 1st floor

Friday, May 8, 2015

Library Hours - Summer

Library hours for  May 11 -  July 26, 2015   

Monday  - Thursday     7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday    7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday, May 4, 2015

Resoved - Database down - Naxos

Naxos is currently down.   Naxos is aware of the problem and is working to resolve the problem as son as possible.    

Resolved - 3pm

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PBS video collection - Downtime

PBS video collection - This site will come offline for approximately 1 hour at 6 pm ( local time) on Friday, April 24, 2015 to allow for scheduled updates to take place.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Exhibit Reception for Corroborations 2015 - April 23

April 23 - Exhibit Reception for Corroborations 2015 


Reception: Thursday April 23, 2015  4:30- 6 pm

Where: 2nd Floor, by the Glass Exhibition Cases

Please join us for a reception for Corroborations 2015. Poetry for the exhibit will be read at the reception!

Corroborations 2015

Corroborations pairs USD visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation. 

January 21 - April 30, 2014
Where: 2nd Floor, Glass Exhibition Cases

Works can also be viewed within the Digital Library of South Dakota.

Friday, April 17, 2015

ILLiad Downtime - April 18

Illiad will be unavailable for approximately 5 hours for maintenance from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Saturday April 18, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Library Week Fun

This week (April 12-18) is Library Week and the theme is "Unlimited possibilities @ your library." Students and faculty told us what the library makes possible for them!

Everyone who participated won a University Libraries travel mug.