Monday, August 25, 2014

Janklow portrait to be dedicated at USD on Wednesday, Aug. 27

The portrait of former South Dakota Gov. William J. “Bill” Janklow will join the portraits of nine former South Dakota governors who attended the University of South Dakota during a dedication ceremony at 5 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Farber Hall inside of Old Main.

Joe Delarosa, 3rd year Law and M.A. in History candidate and University Libraries graduate assistant, will make remarks on behalf of the Janklow Archives Project.  Dan Daily, Dean of Libraries, will be making remarks on behalf of the University Libraries.

Janklow’s portrait will be added to the “Governor’s Gallery,” a galleria of governor portraits of the former governors who attended USD before being elected to the state’s highest office. The dedication ceremony, which is open to the public, will feature remarks by Janklow’s granddaughter Lindsey Janklow, a USD senior from Sioux Falls, S.D.; Student Government Association President Tyler Tordsen, a senior from Rapid City, S.D.; and William J. Janklow Public Service Scholarship recipient Samantha Zoss, a junior from Beresford, S.D. Artist Joshua Spies of Watertown, S.D., who painted the portrait of Janklow, will also be recognized. A reception will follow in room 211 of the Muenster University Center.

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Library Hours - Labor Day

Sun before Labor Day (8/31)     10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Labor Day (9/1)                        10:00 am - 02:00 am

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Database - Joanna Briggs Institute EBP

The Joanna Briggs Institute: Bringing the Evidence to Health Care
 Become acquainted with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) – a leading evidence-based information provider. Learn about its role in developing evidence through its global network of collaborating centers, and its methodology for developing translational research in clinical care and therapeutics.

Original Broadcast: April 19, 2011 – Podcast available on iTunes <>

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination Streaming Videos

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination Streaming Videos are moving from the USD Portal to the  web.  

Please update your bookmarks!

Each module shows step-by-step examinations with rationales for the clinician's actions and contains discussions of health history taking, interviewing, and a description of findings. Graphics illustrate key components of anatomy and physiology.

Links to the Bates ' Videos are available on the Research Gateway and the USD Portal.

‘And There’s the Humor of it’: Shakespeare and the Four Humors exhibition to be featured at University Libraries

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University Libraries at the University of South Dakota are hosting “And There’s the Humor of it”: Shakespeare and the Four Humors, a National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibit Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 13. The exhibit, consisting of six free-standing banners, is on display on the second floor in the I.D. Weeks library building on the USD campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The four humors date back to the ancient Greeks who theorized that an individual’s health and temperament rely on the balance of four major body fluids: blood (sanguine), phlegm (phlegmatic), black bile (melancholic), and yellow bile (choleric). An excess of one humor would affect the individual’s personality. This exhibit explores the role played by the four humors in several of William Shakespeare’s plays through imagery and rare books from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library.
For more information about “And There’s the Humor of it”: Shakespeare and the Four Humors at the University Libraries, contact Danielle Loftus, Art and Exhibits Committee, (605) 677-5123, email For library hours please see

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