Databases

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  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for more than 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
  • AGRICOLA Journal Article Citation Index, known as "Articles, etc." of National Agricultural Library's (NAL). It includes citations, many with abstracts, to journal articles, book chapters, reports, and reprints.
  • America: History & Life (EBSCOhost) An abstracting index for journals, books and dissertations for the study of history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) ACS Publications are an index with access to the full text copies of articles found in all ACS publications including current as well as archived files.
  • Ancestry Library Edition On-campus login only. This is the most comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research available. Included in this source are the digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index and Passenger and Immigration Lists Index.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science) A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,160 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
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  • BioOne BioOne is the product of innovative collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector. BioOne brings to the Web a uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals.
  • BIOSIS Previews (ISI Web of Knowledge) A a comprehensive index to life sciences and biomedical research worldwide including: journals, meetings, patents, and books.
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost) With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is the essential tool for business students. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more. Indexing and abstracts and full text are available back as far as 1886.
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  • Cabell's Directories Each Directory helps you select those journals that are most likely to publish your manuscript. The index in each Directory helps you match the characteristics of your manuscript to the topic areas the journal emphasizes, the type of review process, acceptance rate and number of external reviewers.
  • Chilton Library Provides authoritative manuals online with monthly updates. Thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940-present and includes repair, maintenance and specification tables are covered.
  • CIA World Factbook A resource for studying the geography of the world.
  • Clinical Trials ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.
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  • Deadwood Historical Newspapers Index Indexes issues from 1876 to 1905 of these historic Deadwood papers: “Black Hills Pioneer,” “Black Hills Times,” and “Black Hills Champion”.
  • Digital Library of South Dakota The Digital Library of South Dakota (DLSD) is a collaboration of the libraries of the six Board of Regents colleges and universities as well as partners in the state of South Dakota. The project contains numerous digitized images and documents across a variety of topics and time periods.
  • Digital Sanborn Maps Digital Sanborn Maps, hosted by the Library of Congress, provide digital access to historical maps (1867-1970) of cities in the United States. This link takes you to a pre-filtered view of South Dakota maps.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest) With more than 2.4 million entries, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. UMI offers over 2 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 930,000 are available in PDF format for immediate free download, and an average of 2,000 new PDFs are added to the database each week.
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  • eBooks (EBSCOhost) Read online digital version of books and journals 24 hours a day. Mobile apps for browsing this collection on tablets and phones can be download for Android and iOS.
  • EBSCOhost Search Academic Search Premier (offers full text for nearly 1,850 scholarly journals, including more than 1,200 peer-reviewed titles), Business Source Premier (full text for more than 2,950 scholarly business journals), Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (contains more than 560 English-language, scientific and technical publications), Inspec, and Health Source, etc.
  • ERIC Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) provides PDF files for documents originally produced in microfiche from 1993- present through the Educational Document Reproduction Service.
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  • Films on Demand Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational video content into your curriculum by providing easy integration with learning management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog systems. Most titles are available for individual lease or purchase, or through subscriptions to our robust, curriculum-focused subjects.
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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers a wealth of eBook reference content in a database format. The sources offered in eBook format include multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized reference sources.
  • Google Scholar Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
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  • Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source - Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 300 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) This database provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
  • HeritageQuest Online HeritageQuest Online contains references to book collection of over 25,000 family and local histories, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™ and other expanding collections.
  • HighWire Full-text Science Largest archive of free full-text science articles from HighWire Press.
  • Hospitality & Tourism Index (EBSCOhost) Hospitality & Tourism Index is a bibliographic database covering scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This comprehensive database contains more than 480,000 records from 500 titles, with coverage going back to the mid 1960s.
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  • Indian Country Today Indian Country Today Media Network is your essential Native American news and information site offering superb online services in the areas of education, business and events - from listings of tribal colleges to the latest pow wows. Index only, in Microsoft Excel format.
  • InfoTrac (All databases-menu) InfoTrac Web (formerly InfoTrac Search Bank) provides access to databases of a general nature as well as databases for specialized scholarly subjects. If you choose to go to the InfoTrac from this description it will provide a menu of the various resource databases which are included in it.
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  • JSTOR An archive collection of core scholarly journals. Subject coverage includes journals in history, social sciences, literature, mathematics, statistics and ecology. Starting with the very first issues, all articles are image copies of original publication.
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  • LearningExpress Library This online interactive learning platform offers the following practice tests: ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, Praxis/PPST, MCAT, LSAT, GED, TOEFL, AP, Civil Service Careers, and more. It also provides self-paced courses in math, grammar, vocabulary, resume writing, and many other areas. Features of the site include instant scoring, individualized feedback, answer explanations, and e-books.
  • Literature Criticism Online The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, this resource brings together 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.
  • Literature Online with MLA A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 197 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.
  • Local Newspaper Indexes (SDSU Open Prairie) Search local newspaper indexes (Argus Leader, Deadwood Historical Newspaper, Indian Country Today, and Rapid City Journal).
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  • Making of America Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
  • MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost) Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
  • MathSciNet MathSciNet is a comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940. It provides Web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database. The database is maintained by American Mathematical Society
  • MEDLINE (ISI Web of Knowledge) MEDLINE is the premier database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It contains over 12 million records of journal articles in all areas of the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biomedicine.
  • Mergent (FISOnline) Mergent is an Internet-accessible subscription service that covers over 10,000+ public companies and their SEC (EDGAR®) filings.
  • MLA International Bibliography This database is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.
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  • Nature NATURE series of Journals. Subject based scientific journals published in UK.
  • Nature Biotechnology NATURE series of Journals. Subject based scientific journals published in UK.
  • Nature Cell Biology NATURE series of Journals. Subject based scientific journals published in UK.
  • Nature Genetics NATURE series of Journals. Subject based scientific journals published in UK.
  • Nature Immunology NATURE series of Journals. Subject based scientific journals published in UK.
  • Nature Medicine NATURE series of Journals. Subject based scientific journals published in UK.
  • Nature Reviews Cancer NATURE series of Journals. Subject based scientific journals published in UK.
  • Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology NATURE series of Journals. Subject based scientific journals published in UK.
  • Naxos Music Library Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 46,000 CDs with more than 653,000 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.
  • New York Times Article Archive The complete archive of The New York Times can now be searched from NYTimes.com — more than 13 million articles total. Abstract only.
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  • PLoS Biology PLoS Biology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science.
  • PLoS Medicine An international open-access medical journal from the Public Library of Science.
  • Project Gutenberg Read and download 18,000 free books available through the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog.
  • Project MUSE Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.
  • Pronunciator Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Access provided by South Dakota State Library.
  • ProQuest (All Databases) ProQuest provides access to 5300+ periodicals and newspapers. It includes indexing plus some full text or imaged articles for general topics and research topics related to the fields of business, education, psychology and science. Select ABI/INFORM (for business users) and General Science Text (for science users) from the ProQuest dropdown list for more specific searches.
  • PsycARTICLES PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from nearly 50 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber.
  • PsycInfo Covers over 1,900 leading psychological, psychiatric, and related publications with some full text articles available. Includes indexing for book chapters as well as dissertations. Overall dates of coverage: 1872 – present.
  • PubMed PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals.
  • PubMed Central PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
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  • Rapid City Journal The Rapid City Journal is the number one news source in the Black Hills Area. Index only, Microsoft Excel format.
  • ReferenceUSA ReferenceUSA is the leading provider in business and consumer research. ReferenceUSA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.
  • Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
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  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes over 6,650 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines and includes all cited references captured from indexed articles.
  • ScienceDirect ScienceDirect contains full-text journals in science, technology and medicine.
  • SciFinder Scholar SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases containing literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more! Please note that this database requires an additional login. If you have never used SciFinder before, please follow the "Registration" link first.
  • SciFinder Scholar (Registration) SciFinder requires an additional account. Use this link to register.
  • Scitation This scholarly database from American Institute of Physics provides access to over one million documents from scholarly journals and conference proceedings in science and engineering.
  • SIAM Journals Online (1997 to present) Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in various application areas. Applied mathematics, in partnership with computational science, is essential in solving many real-world problems. Through publications, research and community, the mission of SIAM is to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology.
  • SIAM Online Journal Archive (1952 to 1996) Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in various application areas. Applied mathematics, in partnership with computational science, is essential in solving many real-world problems. Through publications, research and community, the mission of SIAM is to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology.
  • SIRS Knowledge Source SIRS Knowledge Source (SKS) is a comprehensive database portal that provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts, and the humanities. Full-text articles and Internet resources are carefully selected from thousands of domestic and international publications and respected organizations with strict criteria for reliability and age-appropriateness.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes over 1,950 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.
  • South Dakota Historic Newspapers Historic newspapers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries digitized by the South Dakota State Historical Society.
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  • Web of Science (ISI Web of Knowledge) Includes highly acclaimed ISI Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Science Citation Index Expanded (1992 – present). Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary index covering 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines. The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index, which covers 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines. Both indexes include cited reference searching, which allows you to find out who has cited your published articles.
  • Westlaw Campus Provides access to legal resources including laws, cases, encyclopedias, and journals/reviews for the United States and all of the separate states.
  • Wiley InterScience It features over 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books, Current Protocols laboratory manuals, and databases as well as a suite of professional and management resources. It includes materials in the following subject areas: Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine and Healthcare, Physics and Astronomy, Polymers and Materials Science plus others. (It may be searched directly at the address above. Full text/pdf copies of articles are available through the library. Submit your request to our interlibrary loan office.)
  • World Book For more than 100 years, World Book has promoted learning for the entire family through a range of products in which complex topics are concisely explained and vividly illustrated. An explicit goal is to help increase both reading fluency and comprehension in young readers. Encyclopedic content is updated continually and accessible 24/7 on a variety of devices. Innovative and readable, World Book will remain a trusted and useful resource at home, in the library, and in the classroom for years to come. Access provided by South Dakota State Library.
  • WorldCat (OCLC) WorldCat is the world's largest bibliographic database, the merged catalogs of thousands of OCLC member libraries.