Friday, September 23, 2016

South Dakota Election and Voting information

How to vote in South Dakota! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Library Classes at CTL

The library will be hosting several training sessions at CTL this fall.  All sessions are located at MT 110.

Endnote - Sept. 27 @ 10am
Libguides - Oct. 5 @ 10am
Copyright - Oct 10 @ 2 pm

Monday, September 12, 2016

Trial Database - Bentham Science Journals

**Trial available now until December 2016

 Bentham Science has been publishing many high impact factor publications since 1992. With over 110 scientific journals and several hundred E books we are continuously serving the information needs of the STM field in general and the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical research communities in particular

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Trial database: Shakespeare in Performance

**Trial available now until September 27, 2016
'Shakespeare in Performance' is an essential online resource for scholars of theatre, literature, popular culture and Shakespearean drama, featuring the world-famous prompt book collection from the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.

These unique prompt books allow researchers to discover and compare how the Bard’s timeless works have been interpreted by theatre companies, actors and directors across the centuries.
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*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Library Hours - Labor Day

Sunday (9/04)  10:00 am - 11:00 pm *
Labor Day - Monday (9/5) 10:00 am - 02:00 am*
Reference Desk Hours will resume Tuesday (9/6)

Monday, August 29, 2016

E-resource cancellations

As the University Libraries strive to align budget resources and expenditures with USD priorities, the following e-resources will no longer be available as of Sept 1, 2016.  If you questions or concerns, please direct them to Daniel Daily, Dean of Libraries.

Cabell’s Educational Set
Cabell’s Psychology & Psychiatry

EBSCO Applied Sciences and Technology
EBSCO Computers and Applied Science Complete
EBSCO Bibliography of Native North America

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Now online - Horace J. Austin diary

Horace J. Austin diary 1868 with transcription is now available on the Digital Library of South Dakota *

Sculptures by Leila Ghasempor

Located in University Libraries , second  floor atrium.

Ghasempor’s work is diverse since she does sculpture, ceramic and painting in lots of medium;  including pastel, watercolor, gouache, crayon, chalks, colored pencil, and acrylic. Her works comes from her imagination and the concerns that she has.  Examples include the weather in her native country Iran, and social concerns in other countries around the world. Ghasempor states she would also like to be an activist.

Friday, August 19, 2016

ProQuest product downtime August 20-21

Over the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, 20 -21 Aug. 2016, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure.

During this 8-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable. While the date and time were chosen to minimize the impact on our customers, we realize that some users may be affected, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Downtime: Saturday, 20 Aug., 9:00 p.m. through Sunday, 21 Aug., 5:00 a.m.

During the window, web-based customer access will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times.
The following products will be temporarily offline:
Research databases
•    ProQuest platform (
•    ProQuest Congressional (
•    SIRS (all editions)
•    Ancestry
•    Sanborn maps
•    Dissertation publishing

Reference management/Research support tools
•    RefWorks

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
•    Books in Print®

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Parking lot closed for painting - Aug. 11-14

The I.D. Weeks Library Building parking lot will be closed for painting Aug 11 - 14. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Exhibit - Caroline Bowersox Collection of William Henry Jackson Photochroms

On display in the Archives - The Caroline Bowersox Collection of William Henry Jackson Photochroms. The collection contains 187 prints from the Detroit Publishing Company.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Political pins on display

The Allan H. Schell Collection of Campaign Buttons, Pins, And Political Ephemera was created by Allan H. Schell, and chiefly contains political pins, buttons, posters, pennants, and ephemera related to United States and South Dakota political positions in the 20th century.
Pins from US Presidential and SD Gubernatorial campaigns are on display in the Archives and Special Collections in ID Weeks.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Library Employee Years of Service Celebration

Congratulations to Library employees for their years of service

Alan Aldrich – 10 years
Anne Hinseth – 20 years
Julie Junker – 20 years
Catherine Paltz – 25 years
Diane Frigge – 30 years
Susan Benton – 35 years
(not pictured - Anne Hinseth, Catherine Paltz)

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