Monday, September 24, 2018

Banned Book Week! Win a mug!

Win a mug! Show us your mug with your favorite banned book. Post your selfie on our social media with the tag and you will be entered in a drawing for a free library mug. Entries must be submitted by Sept 30, 2018.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Graduate Assistant Profile - Vrinda Pareek

Name: Vrinda Pareek

Area of Study: Computer Science – M.S.

Library Department: Technology

Bio: I am a computer science graduate from India. Coding, UI designing, painting and gardening interests me.

Library projects you are working on: LibGuides, USD RED

What do you like about working for the library, what is interesting about your project/job? The things I like the most is the energy brought in by the people coming from diverse backgrounds and the type of work I do which involves web administration and other software related activities.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Graduate Assistant Profile - Sarah Hamner

Name: Sarah Hamner
Area of Study: Master of Public Administration

Library Department: Archives and Special Collections

Bio: I grew up in South Jersey, and got my undergraduate degree in Agricultural Leadership from SDSU. I worked for South Dakota 4-H for about six months before deciding to come back to school full time rather than online, and switching directions from agriculture to administration. This is my second year in the program. My bookshelves at home are overflowing, so in my spare time I try and get through the books I bought and haven't found time to read yet.  I'm also working on family history research for my own curiosity- leading to many of the unread books at home.

Library projects you are working on:
I'll be primarily working with government documents this semester, focusing on Jim Abourezk's papers. I don't know too much about South Dakota politics, being from so far away and then being so deeply involved in the 4-H and Ag world for my first four and a half years here. Working with these papers is already really interesting, and continuing with these is going to make for a great semester. Next semester will be a continuation of Abourezk, adding a project with a South Dakota writer from West River and her collection.

What do you like about working for the library, what is interesting about your project/job?
I'm really enjoying working here because I was split in my decision for a graduate degree when searching, one being PA and one being library sciences or archives, so it's great to see what kind of work I would have been exposed to had I taken the other route. It feels like I'm able to get a little bit of both things, so that's very satisfying. I'm also enjoying just looking for something in the stacks and being around all the older and rare things in the Archives.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Resolved - Linking to Ovid

Resolved - Sept 19, 2018.  If you are still experiencing this error please contact us at 

We are currently having issues with linking to Ovid.    If you come across the error screen (see below) click on “Check Alternative Resource” it should take you to the article.

You can also directly search Ovid @

We are working with Ovid to resolve this issue but we have no timeline on when it will be fixed.    Thank you for your patience.  

Monday, September 17, 2018

Graduate Assistant Profile - Talia Otto

Name: Talia Otto

Area of Study: School Psychology

Library Department: Reference

Bio: I am from Redwood Falls, Minnesota and completed my undergraduate studies at SDSU in Human Development and Family Studies. I am interested in psychological research as well as spending time outdoors and with friends and family.

Library projects you are working on: Assessment and diversity projects

Additional comments:  I have always enjoyed learning and am excited about the knowledge I have gained so far and will continue to be gaining by working in the reference department of the library!

Monday, September 10, 2018

EndNote X9 is here!

Links and guides to download the newest version of EndNote can be found on libguides.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

CQ Researcher no longer available 30 September

Please note that the database CQ Researcher will no longer be available as of September 30, 2018.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Fall 2018 newsletter

Check out our fall 2018 newsletter: new staff, databases, collections, and exhibits! AND a message from Dean Daily.                                                                      

Monday, August 27, 2018

Library Hours - Labor Day Weekend

Saturday- Sunday (9/1-2) Noon - 5pm *
Monday (9/3) Noon - Midnight

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Art Exhibition Posters

From the collection Fine Arts, Exhibition Posters and Announcements, 1917-2016, USD Archives

See the exhibit on 2nd Floor

Friday, August 17, 2018

Welcome Students!

ProQuest maintenance Saturday, Aug 18

Due to maintenance of  ProQuest platforms, the following products will be temporarily unavailable for approximately eight hours beginning Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 19 p.m. .

ProQuest Books (these products will be available within 5-hours of the maintenance start time):
•    Ebook Central
Research databases (and all other products listed below; 8-hour duration):
•    ProQuest platform (
•    ProQuest Congressional (
•    Ancestry Library Edition
•    Digital Sanborn Maps

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
•    Books in Print®

Thursday, August 16, 2018

New Resources - expanded access to JoVE

Thanks to some additional funding made available by the BRIN grant, University Libraries is able   expand our JoVE coverage for the next 3 years.

University Libraries now has access to all of JoVE except for engineering. 

JoVE Journal of Visualized Experiments  
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal.  JoVE publishes experimental techniques in a visual, video format with detailed text protocols to increase scientific reproducibility and productivity  Coverage includes Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Cancer Research, Chemistry, Developmental Biology, the Environment, Genetics, and Immunology and Infection.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New resource - JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII - Evidence-Based Evaluation

University Libraries has obtained JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII - Evidence-Based Evaluation through Dec. 31, 2018.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII - Evidence-Based Evaluation broadens coverage of core humanities disciplines; features rare 19th- and early 20th-century American art periodicals from the Frick, the Met, and the Brooklyn Museum; contains noteworthy titles such as Poetry and BOMB

Titles can be found in the library catalog or searching JSTOR

Monday, August 13, 2018

Library Hours - Fall Semester

Fall semester hours start August 20.

Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - Midnight
Friday 7:30 am - 10 pm
Saturday 10 am -10 pm
Sunday 10 am - Midnight

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Library Employee Years of Service Celebration 2018

Congratulations to library employees for their years of service

Carol Knutson - 40 Years
Danielle Dejager-Loftus - 25 Years
Sarah Hanson-Pareek 15 years

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Research Gateway - Update Link

The “Research Gateway” (databases list) is being decommissioned.

Please update your book marks to our new A-Z Databases listing (LibGuides).