Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trial - Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection

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Today through 10/14/2017, all students, faculty, and staff may access Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume V, The Symptom Media Collection is perfect for counseling, psychology, social work, medical, nursing, psychiatry, and other behavioral health care courses. This vast collection of 400+ streaming videos aligned to the DSM-5® and ICD-10 content, from 2012 on, range from 30 seconds to 15 minutes and helps students better recognize mental health disorders and provide accurate diagnoses. Volume V also provides assessment options for faculty. For over 90 titles, there are 2 versions of each film available. One includes a title slide that introduces the symptom, preparing students to see what the disorder looks like. The other does not include the title slide. Students make their own diagnoses, enabling faculty to assess student comprehension.

Break the Silence

Break the Silence exhibit was created by assistant professor of social work Shirley Fineran, OSF, of Briar Cliff University.  The exhibit focuses on modern-day slavery in the form of sex and labor trafficking in our communities. The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness, consciousness and visibility of human trafficking.

The exhibit is on display in the Libraries' first floor gallery until Oct. 6.

The exhibit is in conjunction with an event next week on Human Trafficking in SD: An Advocate's Perspective.  Wednesday Sept. 27  6:30-8 pm in Farber Hall, Old Main.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cochrane Library

Access to subscribed content in the Cochrane Library is currently unavailable. We are working on the problem and apologize for the inconvenience.   Please contact ILL to order your article.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Copyright for Your Scholarship Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 21, 10-11a
Location: MT 110

An overview of recent trends in scholarly communications with an emphasis on how faculty and graduate students can both protect their intellectual property and promote open access to research and creative works. Case studies will provide a basis for discussion and learning.

To register for a workshop, please email us at

Participants needing accommodations to participate in the events below should contact Disability Services at (605) 677-6389 at least 48 hours (2 working days) in advance. Please bring your ID as the CTL will be using the iValidate card reader system. This will ensure that anyone participating in the Statement of Achievement series of workshops will have their attendance recorded correctly. Most workshops will be available through Collaborate Ultra as well. Please contact the CTL for the link.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall 2017 Library Newsletter

The fall 2017 newsletter is now available.

All news:

Bound and Unbound IV

The Libraries’ biennial international altered book exhibition “Bound and Unbound IV,” juried by Eli Show, an artist, musician, from Sioux Falls, is on  display in the 2nd floor display cases of the library now through January 3, 2018.
art by Naomi Velasquez

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

Exhibit - 2nd Floor tower - August 28 - September 28, 2017

The National Library of Medicine, in cooperation with the National Museum of American History, is pleased to present our latest traveling exhibition, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine & History. Microbes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages for our consumption. Drawing from the collections of the National Museum of American History and the National Library of Medicine, From DNA to Beer will help to promote public understanding of the dynamic relationship between microbes, technology, and science and medicine.

Proquest Ebook Central

This week EBL and ebrary merged into Proquest Ebook Central.   Links on the Research Gateway for both now go to the new site.

To assist with the change, ProQuest has video tutorials that cover using bookshelves, searching for books, and downloading content.

Ebook Central LibGuide is chock-full of screen grabs and how-tos for all the important end-user features.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

RESOLVED 9/1: Anesthesia Abstracts website down

Anesthesia Abstracts website is down.  It might be a few days before we regain access.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Library Hours - Labor Day

Saturday (9/2) 10 am - 5 pm *
Sunday (9/3) 10 am - 11 pm *
Monday Labor Day (9/4) 10 am - 2 am

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Library Employee Years of Service Celebration 2017

Congratulations to Library employees for their years of service

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

RESOLVED -U Get It! and Pubmed

RESOLVED 8/23/17 - Currently we are experiencing technical difficulties with the U Get It! links in Pubmed.  We are working on the problem and hope to have it fixed as soon as possible.   We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

One Search FAQs

Questions about One Search (Primo)?  Check out our FAQs.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

University Libraries implement new discovery system

In an effort to better connect the USD community to the information resources and digital tools they need, the University Libraries are implementing a newly integrated library services platform that will enhance and expand library services and operational workflows university-wide.
Supporting USD's commitment to innovation and accessibility, the new system will enable the University Libraries to continuously refresh and unveil new digital tools that will allow students and faculty to search, browse, share and customize materials in increasingly robust and intuitive ways.
Additionally, the platform will support broader integration of information resources through its alignment with all the SD BOR libraries, to ensure greater fiscal responsibility and operational efficiency.
The new system is cloud based, with improved discovery, analytics, and other capabilities as well as simplified and more efficient staff workflows. With the new system we can replace the 4-6 different systems (from different vendors) that are not integrated, with integrated modules that meet the functional needs of the University Libraries.
Look for the change to be in effect in August. The main search/discovery search interface will be available at
·        What will this mean for me?
The interface for locating, accessing and obtaining USD Library resources will change in August. Many new features will be available which will allow for better virtual browsing of USD Library's collections and improved integration with other various University systems, including the learning management system (D2L). 
·        What resources will I find in a USD Library One Search?
You will be able to find scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, books and e-books, journals, dissertations, music, films video, government documents, newspaper articles, reviews and digital library content. 

·       Where can I get help navigating the new system?
For more information on how to use the new Library One Search, please see our Primo/Library One Search library guide or Ask a Librarian for help.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Library Hours - Fall Semester

Fall hours start Aug. 19

Monday - Thursday7:30 am -2 am
Friday7:30 am - 11 pm
Saturday10 am - 11 pm
Sunday 10 am - 2 am

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Changes to State Library Databases

The subscriptions to the databases ProQuest Statistical Insight and ProQuest Congressional will cease on July 1.

The databases have been provided to USD by the South Dakota State Library.  The cancellation was a state library decision and not an action taken by USD.    If you have questions or concerns, please contact the South Dakota State Library.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ProQuest Databases down

Update -  databases are now operational.
The ProQuest suite of databases provided by the State Library are having connectivity issues- AncestryLibrary, HeritageQuest, ProQuest Discovery and Research Library, SIRS Discoverer and Researcher, and US Major Dailies. ProQuest is aware of the problem and is working on it.
Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 12 Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has opened a public proceeding to roll back network neutrality protections instituted in 2015. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source and without favoring or blocking specific services or websites.

The ALA has been on the front lines of the net neutrality battle with the FCC, Congress and the federal courts for more than a decade, working in coalition with other library and higher education organizations as well as broader coalitions of net neutrality advocates.

The ALA is one of nearly 200 organizations participating in the July 12 Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality.

On July 12, websites, internet users and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Absent strong, enforceable net neutrality protections, ISPs have the financial incentive and opportunity to sell priority access to certain content providers. Enforceable rules are essential for libraries to fulfill our missions and serve our patrons. Tell the FCC to Save Net Neutrality.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Parking Lot Re-striping - Starting June 26

The Library parking lot (lot 2) will be closed June 26-30 due to re-striping parking spots.

Other lots that will be painted during this week will be: lots 1, 2, 6, 6A, 7, 8, Handicap area north of McKusick Hall in lot 9, 11, 19, 26, 27, and west half of 31.

These parking lots will be barricaded off starting at 6:00 am on Monday June 26th, 2017

Campus parking map can be found at: 

Library Hours - July 4th

Saturday (7/1) -Tuesday (7/4) Closed