Thursday, November 15, 2018

Trials - Scopus and SciVal

USD will be trialing Scopus and SciVal until Dec 12, 2018

Scopus - www.scopus.com 

SciVal - www.scival.com 
All users will need to register with a username and password.
Addtional information about login can be found at https://libguides.usd.edu/accesshelp/trials

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Library Hours - Thanksgiving

Wednesday (11/21) 7:30am- 5pm*
Thursday - Saturday (11/22-24) Closed*
Sunday (11/25) Noon - Midnight

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Human Library Book Applications - Open

Applications (www.bit.ly/USDhuman) are now being accepted for people to be volunteer human books for Vermillion’s 3rd Human Library—scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the I.D. Weeks Library.

A Human Library is an opportunity for people talk one to one with someone who is different from them—whether the difference is related to looks, background, culture, religion, life experiences, sexual orientation, occupation, ideology, health, etc. The book (a brave person willing to share their story) begins by sharing highlights of their story with a reader (a brave, curious person) and then the conversation begins. Conversations last up to 20 minutes and readers’ questions are welcome.  The event is organized like a library with volunteer books, a catalog of book titles & descriptions to help readers choose which book(s) they want to read (talk to),  librarians to answer questions, a check out table (circulation desk), etc.

The first Human Library was held in Copenhagen in 2000 at a youth rally to promote peace. The Human Library™ Organization now works with libraries and organizations around the world to overcome prejudice and stereotypes by building bridges of understanding through conversation.

For more information please refer to the links below or contact Caroline Anderberg at caroline.anderberg@usd.edu.
The Human Library LibGUIDE                      https://libguides.usd.edu/humanlibrary
The Human Library™ Organization            http://humanlibrary.org

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Library Hours - Veteran's Day

Saturday - Sunday (10/10-11) Noon - 5pm*
Monday (10/12) Noon to Midnight

Monday, November 5, 2018

Access issue with ScienceDirect



 Access to ScienceDirect is currently showing this screen before article access.  

Selecting the first option will deny you access.   Second choice is the correct one.

If you selected the first option, you will need to delete your cookies for Elsevier and ScienceDirect and choose the second option - University of South Dakota Lommen Library, UnivSouthDakotaIP

We are working with ScienceDirect to remove this option screen.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

RESOLVED - Psychiatry Online

This issue has been resolved as of Oct. 26, 2018 - Psychiatry Online is currently unavailable to patrons accessing it through the proxy. Access is available on the library computers. Please do not enter your email in the error page.  We believe the website might be hacked. 
We are working to resolve this issue and apologize for the inconvenience.

Ebook Central maintenance

Ebook Central will be down for maintenance for approximately 90 minutes beginning at 11 am on Saturday, October 27.   Ebook Central will be unavailable during this time. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

It is Time to give the I.D. Weeks Library your Feedback—We are listening!

Check your USD emails—the 2018 LibQUAL+® Lite Survey link has been sent to USD students, faculty, staff, and administrators. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete! Survey results will help the I.D. Weeks Library set priorities to improve library services and collections to support your learning, teaching, and research needs.

Students who voluntarily enter their USD email address with their completed survey will be eligible to WIN one of eight Coyote Cash Prizes (6 for $20, 1 for $30, and 1 for $50). Please do not complete the survey if you are not at least 18 years old.

To ensure anonymity, email addresses are separated from survey responses and drawing entries once the completed survey is submitted. The survey is open until Friday, November 9, 2018. If you have questions or problems accessing the survey, please contact Caroline Anderberg at libqual@usd.edu.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Coming Soon—How are we doing?

University of South Dakota students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to participate in the 2018 LibQUAL+® Lite Survey October 22 – November 9, 2018. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete! Survey results will help the I.D. Weeks Library set priorities to improve library services and collections to support your learning, teaching, and research needs.

The survey link will be sent to USD student, faculty, staff, and administrators email addresses. To ensure anonymity, email addresses are separated from survey responses once the completed survey is submitted.

Students who voluntarily enter their USD email address with their completed survey will be eligible to WIN one of eight Coyote Cash Prizes (6 for $20, 1 for $30, and 1 for $50). Survey results will not be tied to your email address entry. Please do not complete the survey if you are not at least 18 years old.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

New Link - Journal Search

University Libraries will be discontinuing the journal search provided by Serials Solutions as of October 17, 2018   http://fs6mb7xu9b.search.serialssolutions.com/

The new journal search link is https://usd-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/jsearch?vid=01SDBOR_USD&lang=en_US

Please update your bookmarks!



Monday, October 8, 2018

Silent Witness Initiative

The Department of Political Science is sponsoring Silent Witness Initiative in I.D. Weeks Library during Oct. 8 - 15. 

In 1990, the Silent Witness Initiative began promoting and education to support an end to domestic violence through community based exhibits.  It started with a small group of volunteers in one state and grew into an international presence, with projects in all 50 states and 23 countries.

Silent Witness provides hope, help and healing for the victims and violators of domestic violence. Our goal is to eliminate domestic violence homicides by 2020.

Thousands of men and women die each year in acts of domestic violence in the United States.  Each one has a story.  Join our efforts to end this tragedy.

https://www.silentwitness.net/

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Library Hours - Native American Day

Saturday - Sunday (10/6-7) Noon - 5 pm*
Monday (10/8) Noon to Midnight

Monday, October 1, 2018

RESOVLED - Connection issues - Ebscohost databases

 10/2/2018 This issue has been resolved.   If you continue to experience connection issues please email USD-LibraryAccessHelp@usd.edu 

We are currently experiencing intermittent connectivity issues with EBSCOhost databases.   We are working with EBSCO to fix this as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Micromedex update

We have resolved the access issue with Micromedex.  Please update your book marks.     https://login.ezproxy.usd.edu/login?url=https://www.micromedexsolutions.com/micromedex2/librarian

If you continue to have issues please email USD-LibraryAccessHelp@usd.edu

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 USD-LibraryAccessHelp@usd.edu 


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 @  https://login.ezproxy.usd.edu/login?url=http://gateway.ovid.com/autologin.html

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.  https://libguides.usd.edu/endnote