Monday, October 27, 2014

Readex trial - US Congressional Serial Set

We are trialing Readex  - US Congressional Serial Set

The trial runs until Nov. 29, 2014

Included in this trial:

American State Papers, 1789-1838
Legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the  beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817 - 1994
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Serial Set Maps
The maps published as part of U.S. Congressional Serial Set publications.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Library Hours - Veteran's Day

Monday (11/10)            7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Veteran's Day (11/11)    10:00 am - 02:00 am

Monday, October 20, 2014

Art Exhibit: 21 Days

21 Days is a social campaign to promote recycling, and provide information on the recycling process in Vermillion. It takes 21 Days to break a habit, start recycling today.

A project by Chelsea Studenski and Emily Alitz for their Publication Design class in the Art Dept. YoungAe Kim is the Instructor.

Now until 12/13/2014.  Second floor of the library building.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Database trial - IPA Source

Trial from 10/15/2014 through 11/14/2014

Online since 2003, IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Now with over 11303 titles!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Database Trial - U.S. Serial Set

The U.S. Serial Set is a collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under directive of the Congress. It contains comprehensive and often detailed information on an extremely wide range of subjects. There has rarely been a published series of its depth and breadth of coverage, and none in this country as long-lived. Its earliest documents date from 1789 and additions are made continually.

The trial is now available and runs from 14-OCT-2014 - 13-NOV-2014.

The trial includes access to:

Serial Set 1789-1969
Serial Set 2 Part A 1970-1979
Serial Set 2 Part B 1980-1989
Serial Set 2 Part C 1990-2003
Serial Set 2 Part D 2004-2010
Serial Set 2 Part E 2011
Serial Set 2 Part F 2012
Serial Set 2 Part G 2013
Serial Set High Resolution Maps 1789-1969

You can access the trial  using this web address:

Please be aware if you wish to download a PDF of an article, you will need to click Replica of Original to get the article.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Database Trial: PBS Video Collection

Trial now until November 9, 2014

The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one convenient online interface.The diverse subject matter of the included films makes this an important collection for the study of history, science, business, technology, performing arts, anthropology, psychology, politics, health, and literature.
  • America in Profile
  • American Experience
  • Empires
  • Freedom
  • Frontline
  • God in America
  • Great Performances
  • History Detectives
  • NOVA
  • Odyssey
  • The films of Ken Burns, Michael Wood, and more.

  • Help and other information on how to use this database:

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    JSTOR Daily

    Where news meets its scholarly match!

    JSTOR Daily provides insight, commentary, and analysis of ideas, research, and current events, tapping into the rich library of scholarship on JSTOR.

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Exploring South Dakota’s Political Tradition

    Exploring South Dakota’s Political Tradition

    The Al Neuharth Media Center
    The University of South Dakota
    Nov. 13, 2014

    The conference is free and open to the public

    Morning and afternoon sessions will be held at the Neuharth Center.  Lunch will be served at the Muenster University Center Ballroom.

    Registration deadline is November 7.  To register, email

    In the email, please provide:

    Email address
    Phone number
    Special dietary requests

    If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 or email 48 hours before the event. This document is available in alternative formats upon request. For assistance, contact Disability Services.

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    New Database Trials

    Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), coverage in this database begins in 1908, with indexing for some journal titles extending back into the nineteenth century. Full text is provided for articles and reviews from more than 230 journals selected by leading religion scholars.

    International Medieval Bibliography Online is the world’s leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 400-1500.

    The database comprises over 300,000 articles derived from regular coverage of some 4500 periodicals and 5000 miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections, Festschriften and exhibition catalogues). All articles are classified with full bibliographical details and subject classifications and indexing familiar to medievalists.

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