Subject Guide: Social Science

  • Articles - Most Useful
    • Access Science
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [McGraw Hill]
      An authoritative online resource that contains high-quality reference material covering all major scientific disciplines; includes links to primary research material and videos.

    • Applied Science & Technology
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost]
      A database covering a wide variety of applied science specialties - acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more; indexing and full text (H.W. Wilson).

    • SciTech Premium Collection
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [ProQuest]

      This collection includes the Natural Science Collection and Technology Collection as well and the Science Database and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications and more. 

    • Web of Science

      Provided by South Dakota Board of Regents
      [Clarivate]
      This website provides access to citation databases. Multidisciplinary content covers journals including open access journals and conference proceedings; as well as extensive indexing. Devereaux Library does not subscribe to all material indexed in this database. Campus community members may request any item via Devereaux Delivers at no charge.


  • Articles - Also Useful
    • Academic Search Premier
      Provided by Devereaux Library

      [EBSCOhost]
      A multidisciplinary database providing indexing and full-text for more than 5000 journals.

    • Archives Unbound
      Provided by South Dakota State Library

      [Gale]
      A topically focused digital collection of historical documents that support the research needs of scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level. Collections include Slavery in America, the American Revolution, the Civil War and Travels in the West, 1800-1880.

    • AVON (Academic Videos Online)
      Provided by Devereaux Library

      [ProQuest]
      A comprehensive video library with more than 78,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music and much more.

    • Business Source Premier
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost]
      Business research database providing full text and searchable cited references in all disciplines of business; indexing and full-text.

    • Digital Library of South Dakota
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [Libraries of South Dakota Board of Regents colleges and universities]
      Online catalog of historic images and documents held by the Devereaux Library and other South Dakota libraries.

    • EBSCO MegaFILE
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost] 
      EBSCO MegaFILE is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for over 19,000 publications and indexing & abstracting for nearly 24,000 publications. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s.

    • EBSCOhost
      Provided by Devereaux Library

      [EBSCOhost]
      Collection of databases for researchers of all ages covering a variety of subjects; indexing and full-text.

    • Google Scholar
      [Google]
      Simple access point to search for scholarly literature in many disciplines; indexing and full text.

    • Indigenous Peoples
      Provided by South Dakota State Library

      [Gale]
      The political, social, and cultural history of North American native peoples from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

    • JSTOR
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [Jstor]
      An online research database covering a wide variety of topics. Devereaux Library does not subscribe to the journals but there is a wealth of open access titles available. Campus community members may request any item via Devereaux Delivers at no charge.

    • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
      Provided by South Dakota State Library

      [Gale]
      Full-text searchable, facsimile-image (not just the text, but an actual picture) of rural and urban, large cities and small towns, coast to coast newspapers.

    • Overdrive
      Provided by Devereaux Library

      Overdrive provides full-text eBooks, magazines, audiobooks and author interviews. Devereaux Library’s starter collection includes 3700+ magazines as well as more than 4000 classic literary works, including some audiobooks. Download and read on your PC, tablet, phone or e-reader. The magazine collection includes science, tech & gaming as well as leisure reading. The Overdrive app, Libby, is available in your app store. Login with your campus credentials whether on or off campus. Suggestions for additional e-books are encouraged.

    • ProQuest
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [ProQuest]
      A collection of databases covering the arts, business, geology, health, history, literature, science and technology and social sciences. Includes dissertations and thesis; indexing and full-text.

    • South Dakota State Library: Digital Collections
      Provided by South Dakota State Library
      [South Dakota State Library]
      This collection houses documents and other publications created and released for general distribution by South Dakota State Agencies; full text access to publications.


  • e-Books
    • Ebook Central
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [ProQuest]
      More than 1.8 million e-books covering all academic disciplines. Read online or download full-text books to your device.

    • eBook Collection
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost]
      Full text of commercially published books in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, business, computers and more.

    • Google Books
      [Google]
      Searches full-text of millions of books; provides some previews and full-text.

    • Overdrive
      Provided by Devereaux Library

      Overdrive provides full-text eBooks, magazines, audiobooks and author interviews. Devereaux Library’s starter collection includes 3700+ magazines as well as more than 4000 classic literary works, including some audiobooks. Download and read on your PC, tablet, phone or e-reader. The magazine collection includes science, tech & gaming as well as leisure reading. The Overdrive app, Libby, is available in your app store. Login with your campus credentials whether on or off campus. Suggestions for additional e-books are encouraged.


  • Newspapers
    • Deadwood/Black Hills Newspapers Index 1877-1900
      Hosted by South Dakota State University
      [South Dakota Library Network]
      An index created by the staff of the South Dakota Library Network to provide access to newspaper articles published between 1877 - 1900 in Deadwood, South Dakota. This included the following newspapers: The Black Hills Daily Times, The Black Hills Champion, and the Black Hills Daily Pioneer. This index is preserved as a searchable spreadsheet.

    • Indian Country Today Index: 1996-2003
      Hosted by South Dakota State University
      [South Dakota Library Network]
      This is an index created by the staff of the South Dakota Library Network to provide access to articles published in Indian Country Today between 1996-2003. This index is preserved as a searchable spreadsheet.

    • Rapid City Journal Index 1990-2000
      Hosted by South Dakota State University
      [South Dakota Library Network]
      This is an index created by the staff of the South Dakota Library Network to provide access to articles published in the Rapid City Journal between 1999-2005, and the Northern Hills Journal between 1999-2000. This index is preserved as a searchable spreadsheet.

    • Regional Business News
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost]
      This database provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

    • Sioux Falls Argus Leader Index: January 1, 1979 – December 31, 1995
      Hosted by South Dakota State University
      [South Dakota Library Network]
      This is an index developed by staff of the South Dakota Library Network to provide access to South Dakota news and to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. The index is preserved as a downloadable and searchable spreadsheet.

    • Sioux Falls Argus Leader Index: January 1, 1996 – April 1, 2003
      Hosted by South Dakota State University
      [South Dakota Library Network]
      This is an index created by the staff of the South Dakota Library Network to provide access to South Dakota news and the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader. This index is preserved as a searchable spreadsheet.

    • South Dakota State Newspapers
      [South Dakota State Historical Society]
      This website provides a mechanism to search for South Dakota newspapers available at the South Dakota State Historical Society. This database does not search newspaper content. Reels of microfilm of available newspapers can be obtained from the Historical Society.


  • Other
    • Access Engineering
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [McGraw Hill]
      Comprehensive database providing engineering textbooks, professional reference books and handbooks; videos including problem-solving videos; downloadable spreadsheet; case studies of real-world engineering applications, and tutorials and solutions walkthroughs and more.

    • Britannica Academic
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [Encyclopedia Britannica]
      The Encyclopedia Britannica online with articles, images and videos. Other features include a world atlas and factbook as well as an online dictionary and thesaurus.

    • Dissertations & Theses Global
      Provided by Devereaux Library

      [ProQuest]
      A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world. Full-text coverage from 1743 to present with citation coverage dating back to 1637.

    • Journal List - OCLC
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [OCLC]
      Listing of all journals, electronic, print, and microform as well as ebooks available through the Devereaux Library; indexes journal articles and ebooks.; journal listing with indexes, provides links to full-text.

    • Library Catalog - (PRIMO)
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [South Dakota Library Network]
      The catalog of the Devereaux Library, a register of bibliographic items found in the library. Includes, books, journals, DVDs, CDs, documents, and links to electronic materials; database of materials held by the Devereaux Library.

    • State Agency Databases
      [Government Documents Roundtable]
      Annotated list of databases produced by the 50 states; indexing. Provided by GODORT.

    • U.S. Government Printing Office MetaLib
      [U.S. Government Printing Office]
      Retrieves articles, reports and citations from federal government publications; indexing and full-text. Provided by US GPO.

    • WorldCat Discovery
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [OCLC]
      A worldwide catalog of millions of  items found libraries and links to journal articles; indexing, full text, and bibliographic links to resources.


All Electronic Databases
GeoScienceWorld

A World of Science

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GEOSCIENCEWORLD

GSW’s journals collection 
provides access to 50 journals
from 34 global publishing
societies. 

The GSW Archive Collection
runs from 1905-1999.  

Some available Journals:
American Mineralogist
Earth Sciences History
Earthquake Spectra
Economic Geology
Geophysics
Geosphere
Journal of Paleontology
Petroleum Geoscience

There are 2295 eBooks available:
For Example:
The Carboniferous Timescale

Metallogeny of Gold in the 
Black Hills, South Dakota

Passive Margins: Tectonics, 
Sedimentation and Magmatism

GeoRef is available in 
GeoScience World.

“OpenGeoSci is a free, public map
based toolset that allows users 
to search for cross sections, charts, 
tables, figures, and data from 
GeoScienceWorld publications.”





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