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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

Technical Help

HOW TO ACCESS DATABASES INSIDE LIBRARY OR SCHOOL

  1. Go to https://library.sd.gov.
  2. Click on “Databases” tab on the top banner OR click on the databases icon further down the page.
  3. Search for desired database by name or category. Databases are listed alphabetically.

ITEMS TO NOTE

  • If your library accesses databases via South Dakota Share-It OR the via the SD State Library website at https://library.sd.gov, access is click-and-go via IP authentication.
  • If your library/patrons access databases via links on your library web page copied from the SD State Library website, ensure the linkable URL's are accurate. Access is click-and-go via IP authentication.
  • If your library/patrons access databases via links on your library web page using your own authentication such as EZproxy, access is through your library system.

SPECIAL ACCESS REQUIREMENTS

  • AncestryLibrary is accessible INSIDE library only.
  • ReferenceUSA accessible on State network computers only.

HOW TO ACCESS DATABASES OUTSIDE LIBRARY OR SCHOOL

  1. Go to https://library.sd.gov.
  2. Click on “Databases” tab on the top banner OR click on the databases icon further down the page.
  3. Search for desired database by name or category. Databases are listed alphabetically.

 

NOTE: If patron IP address is not recognized as being within South Dakota, a pop-up screen will be displayed showing "Allow this application to use your location?" 

  • If patrons select Allow (recommended), and the browser determines they are within South Dakota, access should be click-and-go.
  • If patrons select Allow, and the browser determines they are not within South Dakota, they will be directed to the SHARE-IT log in screen.
  • If patrons select Denythey will be sent to the SHARE-IT log in screen.

Select your library from the dropdown list, enter your barcode and password on the SHARE-IT log in screen as you have in the past.

 

HOW TO ACCESS THROUGH THE SHAREIT LOGIN SCREEN

  • If you have your own personal State Library eCard, select the South Dakota State Library from the CHOOSE YOUR LIBRARY HERE dropdown, enter eCard barcode and PASSWORD IN ALL CAPS.

  • If your library does not participate in South Dakota Share-it, select South Dakota State Library (SDSIL) from the CHOOSE YOUR LIBRARY HERE dropdown. Then enter your local library’s eCard barcode and PASSWORD IN ALL CAPS.  *If you do not have the library’s eCard information, please contact your local library.

  • For some libraries that are participating in South Dakota Share-it, select your local library from the CHOOSE YOUR LIBRARY HERE dropdown, enter barcode (username) and password that you use to check out materials. *You may need to contact your library for the barcode/password.

  • For other libraries that are participating in South Dakota Share-it, log in using your local library’s eCard barcode and password. At the log in window, select your local library from the CHOOSE YOUR LIBRARY HERE dropdown, then enter the library's eCard barcode and PASSWORD IN ALL CAPS.  *If you do not have your local library’s eCard, please contact your local library.

ITEMS TO NOTE

  • GeoIP access applies to people accessing databases from outside a library or school.
  • If your students/patrons access the databases through a local proxy server, that process will remain the same. GeoIP does not apply.
  • Authentication is done by using the local IP addresses similar to authentication inside a library or school.
  • GeoIP does not apply to ReferenceUSA. An eCard is required.
  • Alert the SD State Library to any changes to your local library’s IP addresses. Failure to do so may cause access issues.
  • Those who live near the state's border are more likely to see the "Allow this application to use your location? inquiry and Share-it screens.
  • Please keep your local eCard barcode and password on file. The  eCard will remain on record, and can always be used as a backup.

 

LIBRARY CARDS

More Authentication Information

  

Patron authentication* for electronic resources licensed through the South Dakota State Library is provided through South Dakota Share-It.

*Authentication is the process which matches user logins to the information within an authentication server. If the logins match, the user is granted access to the electronic resources.

  • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via South Dakota Share-It OR the SDSL web page – access will be by ip authentication, click and go
  • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via links on your library web page copied from the SDSL web page – you will need to make sure you use the links on spreadsheet in the top box -  access will be by ip authentication, click and go
  • If your library/patrons access electronic resources via links on your library web page using your own authentication (i.e. EZproxy) – access wil be through your library system

Register your library's static, public/external IP addresses to create local access to databases licensed for statewide by the SD State Library.

These websites will reflect back to your PC the IP address of that PC at that moment:

What is my ip Address

What is my ip

However, these websites cannot tell whether the public/external IP addresses are static (unchanging) IP addresses or are part of an static IP address range that is used only by equipment in your library or on your campus. Your ISP will know that.

Authentication information from GALE