Subject Guide: General Interest

  • Articles - Most Useful
    • 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.

    • 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.


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

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

    • 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.

    • Alt HealthWatch
      Provided by Devereaux Library

      [EBSCOhost]
      A database focusing on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness; indexing and full-text. 

    • Ancestry Library
      Provided by South Dakota State Library
      [ProQuest]
      Of interest to those researching local history and family histories. Includes U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 thru 1940, immigration records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, the family history library and more; electronic reproductions of primary source materials relating to local history and genealogy.

    • 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).

    • 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.

    • ERIC
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost]

      ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and research. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Content includes journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books dating back to 1966.

    • Gale e-Books
      Provided by South Dakota State Library

      [Gale]
      A database of full-text encyclopedias and reference sources for a variety of disciplines.

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

    • GreenFILE
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost] 

      GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,000,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 15,000 records.

    • Health Source - Consumer Edition
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost] 
      This full-text database covers a wide variety of subjects, including information on specific diseases as well as overall health topics. Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health and more. Content includes full-text magazines, reference books and health pamphlets.

    • Health Source - Nursing/Academic
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost]
      This database provides researchers access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals.

    • HeritageQuest
      Provided by South Dakota State Library
      [ProQuest]
      Digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records and digitized versions of genealogy and local history resources as well as other valuable content; electronic reproductions of primary source materials relating to local history and genealogy.

    • 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.

    • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
      Provided by Devereaux Library

      [EBSCOhost]
      A research database for library and information science studies. It provides indexing and abstracting for hundreds of key journals, books, research reports.

    • MasterFILE Complete
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost] 
      A collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, videos and other sources covering a wide variety of subject areas.

    • 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.

    • Professional Development Collection
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      [EBSCOhost]

      A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

    • Research Library
      Provided by Devereaux Library

      [ProQuest]
      This resource offers access to thousands of full-text periodicals. A diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.

    • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online
      Provided by United States Library of Congress
      A searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company that are housed in the collections of the Library of Congress. The collection includes maps for South Dakota communities from 1867 to 1970.

    • South Dakota Digital Archives
      [South Dakota State Historical Society]
      This site provides digital images, land survey records, reports, and other media from the South Dakota State archives collections. A product of the South Dakota State Historical Society, this site provides digital access to more than 70,000 unique historical records.

    • 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.

    • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Other
    • Hoopla
      Provided by Devereaux Library
      A digital media service that allows library users to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows via computer, tablet, phone, or television. Titles can be streamed or downloaded for offline use later. Hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from with more being added daily.


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