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South Dakota State Library Services

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

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Academic Search Premier

Primary Audience & Categories:

General, Scholar

About

A renowned scholarly resource providing superior full-text, academic journals covering the major areas of academic research

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EBSCO Connect

Alt HealthWatch

Primary Audience & Categories:

General ResearchHealth & Medicine


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A full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. 


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Ancestry Library Edition

Primary Audience & Categories

Genealogy


About

Ancestry Library is a version of Ancestry.com's celebrated genealogical database that provides instant access to more than one billion names in more than 3,000 databases, including digital images of the 1790-1940 US Censuses, as well as:

  • immigration, vital, court, church, and ethnic records
  • city directories
  • genealogical societies
  • Social Security Death Index
  • family history library
  • Civil War Pension Index
  • and 700 historical maps.

*Special Login Instructions: Ancestry Library can only be accessed within a library building.


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Books and Authors

Primary Audience & Categories

Educators & Librarians, General Research, Scholarly Research 


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Guiding readers from every level of reading proficiency to books that match their interests. Book reviews, biographies, awards and bestseller lists, and book series.


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BookFlix

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BookFlix is appropriate for building Pre-Kindergarten through third grade early literacy skills.


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BookFlix® is a highly engaging literacy-based read-aloud experience for young children learning to read. The thematically-aligned fiction and nonfiction pairs help children grow their oral vocabulary while providing academic and content vocabulary in context. BookFlix:

  • Encourages independent listening and reading practice
  • Builds knowledge and encourages developmental concepts, ideas, and information
  • Supports reading comprehension and oral language gains
  • Teaches beginning readers to differentiate fiction from nonfiction
  • Strengthens fluency, multi-media literacy, and cross-textual comparison

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Business Searching Interface

Primary Audience & Categories:

BusinessGeneral researchScholarly Research


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Top journals covering all business disciplines; including marketing, management, accounting, finance, international business, and economics. 


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Business Source Premier

Primary Audience & Categories:

Business, General, Scholarly


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Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.


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Chilton Library

Primary Audience & Categories:

Auto Repair


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Chilton Library is for anyone repairing a vehicle, or someone teaching vehicle repair. It contains repair, maintenance and service information for thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940 to the present.


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Consumer Health Complete (Consumer Edition)

Primary Audience & Categories:

General researchHealth & Medicine


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Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Browse medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. 


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Consumer Reports

Primary Audience & Categories:

General Research, Life Skills/ Consumers


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Consumer Reports is the world's largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has been helping subscribers find better, safer products for 80+ years. Consumer Reports accepts no outside advertising and no free test samples, and employs shoppers and experts to buy and test the products reviewed.  In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow consumers to peruse the latest consumer news — whether they’re looking to learn more about budget-friendly home improvement plans, understanding the benefits and risks of retirement options or searching for the latest recalls of baby products. This is web version of Consumer Reports, not just magazine issues.


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CultureGrams

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CultureGrams by ProQuest has cultural information on over 200 countries. Daily life and culture, history, customs, lifestyles, recipes and interviews.


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NEW! K-12 Education Coursepack materials

NEW! ProQuest LibGuide


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EBSCO Applied Science & Technology Source

Primary Audience & Categories:

Technology, Engineering


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This database offers a diverse array of full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines — from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering. 


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EBSCO eBooks

Primary Audience & Categories:

BusinessGeneral researchHealth & MedicineScholarly Research


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Over 10,000 books in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, business, computers & more.


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EBSCO European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

Primary Audience & Categories:

History


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A free archive of indexed publications related to the Americas and written in Europe before 1750. It includes thousands of valuable primary source records covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.


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EBSCO Newspaper Source

Primary Audience & Categories:

News


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Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks. 


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EBSCO MegaFILE

Primary Audience & Categories:

General researchScholarly Research


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A combined search of EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and Regional Business News databases. It includes thousands of articles and covers a wide variety of topics. Select "Choose Databases" to expand your search. 


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EBSCO Open Dissertations

Primary Audience & Categories:

Scholarly, Research


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EBSCO Open Dissertations now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. It is a free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.


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EBSCO World Politics Review

Primary Audience & Categories:

Political Science, Business, Government


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This unique database provides uncompromising analysis of critical global trends to give academics, policymakers and businesspeople the context they need to have the confidence they want.


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ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

Primary Audience & Categories:

Education & Libraries


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Indexed and full-text education literature and resources; essential for education researchers of all kinds.


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Explora
Primary Audience & Categories
Elementary School    Explora Kids
Middle School , High School  Explora Teens
Teachers, Public Libraries Explora Educators & Libraries

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Explora resources are searching interfaces. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. 


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FirstSearch (OCLC)

Primary Audience & Categories:

Business, Educators & Librarians, Scholarly Research


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Search for information on a wide range of subjects in twelve databases: ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, ebooks, ECO, ERIC, GPO, MEDLINE, OAlster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations. FirstSearch Base Package includes access to indexes books, articles, dissertations, archive material, and more. One can select the database to search when logged into WorldCat.

More about OCLC -

OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories around the world have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials.


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Fold3 by Ancestry

Primary Audience & Categories

Genealogy


About

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos and documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3. Fold3 is invaluable for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers and battle reenactors.


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Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

Primary Audience & Categories
 General research


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A student encyclopedia that provides over 25,000 entries on a wide variety of topics.



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Gale eBooks (Virtual Reference Library)

Primary Audience & Categories:

Business, Educators & Librarians, General Research, Scholarly Research


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Gale eBooks, formerly called Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is for ages 9-99, for people looking for information on virtually any subject.


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Gale Primary Sources: Archives Unbound

Primary Audience

scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level


About

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level. 


Introduction to U.S. History: The American Revolution 

This archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, political pamphlets and speeches, sermons and poems, legislative journals and popular magazines, as well as documents pertaining to the Boston Massacre, military recruitment, Abigail Adams, and the surrender at Yorktown. 


Introduction to U.S. History: The Civil War

This archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, regimental histories and photograph albums, legal treatises and children's books, as well as documents pertaining to Black Troops, the Home Front, Foreign Relations, and William Tecumseh Sherman, among other topics.


Introduction to U.S. History: Slavery in America

This project documents key aspects of the history of slavery in America from its origins in Africa to its abolition, including materials on the slave trade, plantation life, emancipation, pro-slavery and anti-slavery arguments, the religious views on slavery, etc. In addition to contextual essays and highlighted documents regarding the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, the Secession, and the Fifteenth Amendment.


Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880

Comprised of selections from the microfilm collections Travels in the West and Southwest and the Plains & Rockies, this digital collection provides a unique window on Western History. Selections are based on the bibliographies, The Plains and Rockies: A Critical Bibliography of Exploration, Adventure, and Travel in the American West, 1800-1865, and The Trail West: A Bibliography-Index to Western American Trails, 1841-1869.


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GreenFILE

Primary Audience & Categories:

General researchScholarly Research


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Scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, and minimizing negative impacts. 


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Health Source (Consumer Edition)

Primary Audience & Categories:

General researchHealth & Medicine


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Consumer health information includes magazines, reference books, and current health pamphlets.


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Health Source: Nursing/Academic

Primary Audience & Categories:

Health & MedicineScholarly Research


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Nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more. 


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HeritageQuest

Primary Audience & Categories

Genealogy


About

Heritage Quest provides online and film products including census records, for genealogy and family history research. This essential collection of unique material is for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Use HeritageQuest to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.


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Indigenous Peoples of North America

Primary Audience

scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level


About

Indigenous Peoples of North America provides users with a robust, diverse, informative source that will enhance research and increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada. Researchers will explore the impact of invasion and colonization on Indigenous Peoples in North America, and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge through the use of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more. These are the primary sources that take students beyond the facts and figures of history and into a deeper understanding of Indigenous Peoples.


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Learning Express Library

Primary Audience & Categories:

Career & Test Preparation


About

For ages 9-90, Learning Express Library is for anyone wishing to build skills or take a standardized test.


Learning Express: Adult Core Skills 

This center offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam. 
Category: Career and Test Prep

Learning Express: Career Preparation

Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Center and begin your path to a bright future. 
Category: Career and Test Prep

Learning Express: College Students

This center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams. 
Category: Career and Test PrepHigh School

Learning Express: College Admissions Test Preparation

Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals. 
Category: Career and Test PrepHigh School

Learning Express: High School Equivalency Center

Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams, our practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal. 
Category: Career and Test PrepHigh School

Learning Express: Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.

This center provides busy adults with the resources to improve their basic skills, earn a GED® credential, or become a U.S. citizen. 
Category: Career and Test Prep

Learning Express: School Center

The resources here can help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects. 
Category: Career and Test PrepElementary SchoolMiddle SchoolHigh School


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Legal Forms

Primary Audience & Categories:

General Research, Life Skills/Legal Help


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Legal Forms by Gale contains thousands of downloadable, customizable, legal documents, specifically for South Dakota residents. Includes real estate, wills, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant and many categories.


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LISTA (Library Information & Science Abstracts)

Primary Audience & Categories:

Education & LibrariesScholarly Research


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Indexes and abstracts for key library and information science journals, books, research reports and more. 


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MAS Ultra School Edition (Grades 9-12)

Primary Audience & Categories:

 High School 


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Contains full-text articles of popular high school magazines covering a range of subject areas, including history, science, and careers. 


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MasterFILE Premier

Primary Audience & Categories:

General


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For public libraries; EBSCO provides magazines, reference books, primary source documents, and an extensive image collection with photos, maps and flags. 


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MiddleSearch Plus (Grades 5-8)

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For middle schools; it has biographies, primary source documents, reference books, a vast image collection, and articles from popular middle school magazines. 


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Miss Humblebee's Academy

Primary Audience & Categories:

Pre-K, Early Elementary School


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Miss Humblebee's Academy has dozens of short lessons for ages 2-6; in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. 


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Points of View Reference Center

Primary Audience & Categories:

 General ResearchScholarly Research


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Presenting multiple sides of issues, it helps one create persuasive arguments and essays, understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. 


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Primary Search (Grades K-6)

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For elementary schools; it contains articles from popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries and a large image collection. 


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Professional Development Collection

Primary Audience & Categories:

Education & LibrariesScholarly Research


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Full-text information for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers. 


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ProQuest Research Library

Primary Audience & Categories:

Business, Educators & Librarians, General Research, Scholarly Research


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ProQuest Research Library provides seamless access to and navigation of more than 125 billion digital pages of the world's scholarship, delivering it to the desktop and into the workflow of serious researchers in multiple fields, from arts, literature, and social science to general reference, business, science, technology, and medicine. It also contains the content formerly within ProQuest Discovery.


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NEW! ProQuest LibGuide


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Reader's Guide Retrospective 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson)

Primary Audience & Categories:

General researchHealth & MedicineScholarly Research


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Searchable full coverage of the original paper volumes of a broad selection of periodicals. 


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Regional Business News Plus

Primary Audience & Categories:

Business General Research


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Full-text worldwide business information. Includes newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, newswires and videos. 


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Science Reference Center

Primary Audience & Categories:

General research


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Articles from hundreds of science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and a large image collection; primarily for K-12 students. 


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SIRS Discoverer

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Discoverer is primarily for elementary and middle school students.


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SIRS Discoverer provides selected full-text articles that support grades K-8. Every article has a summary and a reading level. SIRS Discoverer's special features include biographies, over 3000 maps, country studies and an encyclopedia.


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NEW! K-12 Education Coursepack materials

NEW! ProQuest LibGuide


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ProQuest Marketing Tools 

SIRS Issues Researcher

Primary Audience & Categories:

 Issues researcher is primarily for middle and high school students. 


About

SIRS Issues Researcher provides selected full-text articles that support grades 7-12. “Leading Issues” provides over 300 topics including abortion, gun control, and capital punishment. Each Leading Issue has the topic overview, reviews the pro/con viewpoints and provides a guide for critical thinking to guide the student through the critical thinking process.


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NEW! K-12 Education Coursepack materials

NEW! ProQuest LibGuide


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Teacher Reference Center

Primary Audience & Categories:

BusinessScholarly Research


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Indexing and abstracts for over 200 of the most popular peer-reviewed teacher and administrator trade journals.


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TrueFlix

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TrueFlix has dozens of social studies and science units. Primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.

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TrueFlix provides 50+ subject-area topics in science and social studies, and includes videos and accompanying eBooks. It’s written for audiences 3rd grade and up, but primarily intended for 3rd through 8th grade.

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US Newstream

Primary Audience & Categories:

Business, Educators & Librarians, General Research, Scholarly Research


About

US Newsstream has full-text news articles drawing from over 1000 different sources-- newspapers, newswires, news journals, trade journals, websites, televisions and radio transcripts, blogs, and podcasts. This includes the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the trade journal South Dakota Business Review. Has today's news and back issues stretching to the 1980s.


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Title says Global Newsstream


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World Book

Primary Audience & Categories:

 

Life Skills, PreK Learning


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Moving from Early World of Learning to World Book Advanced, World Book Online aligns end-users with their appropriate learning levels. Each stand-alone site provides additional features to support the needs of users' specific capabilities.


world book globe icon   World Book (landing page) Career, Education, General, Languages, Test Preparation
world book advanced icon, artist compass   World Book Advanced High School
world book discover icon, telescope   World Book Discover Career, Practice Tests, General, Language
world book dramatic learning icon, theater masks   World Book Dramatic Learning                                             Education, General, Elementary, Middle School, High School
icon for world book early world of learning, happy face earth   World Book Early Learning Early Literacy, Education, Elementary
world book kids icon, balloon   World Book Kids Elementary
world book student icon, pencil   World Book Student Elementary, Middle School

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WorldCat

Primary Audience & Categories:

Business, Educators & Librarians, Scholarly Research


About

Search for information on a wide range of subjects in twelve databases: ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, ebooks, ECO, ERIC, GPO, MEDLINE, OAlster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations. FirstSearch Base Package includes access to indexes books, articles, dissertations, archive material, and more. One can select the database to search when logged into WorldCat.

To access WorldCat, your username and password is your State Library ECard or your SD Share-It participating library card barcode and password.

More about OCLC -

OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories around the world have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials.


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