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Online Services Available During University Libraries Building Closure

Resources for graduate students during COVID-19

Listed below are essential online library services and resources to help graduate students with alternative instruction, learning, and research during the campus closure.

Course and research materials

Use the Libraries' One Search to find materials, including: 

  • Books (electronic and print)
  • Articles
  • Music, videos, DVDs, and scores
  • Maps, archival, and digital collections
  • Government documents 
  • Journals, magazines, and newspapers (electronic and print)

Request it

Requests for physical materials (print books, DVDs, etc.) and scans from our print collection can be made via the ILLiad interlibrary loan system. Items will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service. Before submitting requests please confirm your correct mailing address under "Change User Information" in ILLiadWhen filling out the request form please put “library material” in the Notes field to help differentiate from non-USD library materials. See this section for more informationIf you have any questions about getting materials from the USD libraries, please contact circ@usd.edu

  • Request electronically available items through ILLiad interlibrary loan.
  • Library owned DVDs may be streamed for your course. Contact ill@usd.edu with the item record from the catalog, your course name and number. You will receive the link via email to the streamed content which must be placed in D2L.

Suggest a purchase

Do you need an e-book or e-resource for your teaching or research? Please let your subject librarian know and we will investigate whether we can add this to our collections.

Online course reserves

Library course guides

Use our library course and subject guides — which have recommended resources for a class, relevant online tutorials, and contact information for librarians. Contact your subject librarian to work with you to customize content.

Library instruction

  • Request that a librarian meet with your class via Zoom to help students create a plan for their course projects, find research materials, and evaluate information for relevance. 
  • Each session will be also recorded and made available to the instructor.
  • Faculty wishing to amend or reschedule instruction that was previously scheduled, should contact Carol Leibiger, Information Literacy Coordinator (c.leibiger@usd.edu)
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