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Mines hosts training session on South Dakota State Library e-resources
Release Date Friday, February 21, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 21, 2014) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host a public training session on use of the state library’s e-resources at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Devereaux Library on campus.

State documents such as the governor’s budget, fishing, transportation and environmental impact reports, as well as other state agency annual reports, are now available online through the South Dakota State Library. Patrons may search for a state government report via the online library catalog in the same way they would search for a book or DVD. Magazine and newspaper articles, practice tests, language skills exercises, repair manuals, genealogy programs and encyclopedias are examples of other resources available online for free. The library has paper copies available of documents not issued in electronic format.

Julie Erickson, electronic resources coordinator, and Brenda Hemmelman, collection services librarian, will lead the introductory session. There is no charge. For additional information, call the Devereaux Library at (605) 394-2418.  


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