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SD BRIN: SD BRIN Library Assistance (tutorials, handouts, services)

South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network

Reference Services

SD BRIN sites may request a search from any database located at the USD Libraries. Email request to

Document Delivery

USD Libraries will provide SD BRIN partners with electronic document delivery services.  To request a specific article or book chapter, use this link:

Search for Journals Held by USD Libraries

Library Savvy: Tutorials to Improve Your Skills

Learn how to use important library resources as well as techniques needed to be an effective searcher by exploring the following tutorials. Your local campus librarian can also help you if you have any questions or need assistance.


Database Tutorials    

Science Direct
The Elsevier Science journal collection provides in-depth coverage of a wide range of scientific disciplines. 

These Web tutorials and Quick Tour videos explain what PubMed is and how to: develop search strategies; display, save, print, sort, e-mail and order search results; use filters to narrow search results. (Tutorials created by National Library of Medicine). 


Research and Library Skills  

APA Formatting and Style Guide
Designed to introduce students to the basics of APA citation style. (Created by The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue University)

Copyright Basics Tutorial
Take a copyright crash course with Jim the librarian, as he explains the basics of U.S. copyright law and how it affects you at work. By Copyright Clearance Center. 

Designing Effective Poster Presentations
This tutorial is intended for anyone who needs to present a poster. The purpose of Designing Effective Posters is to help you communicate through a poster. This tutorial includes a poster evaluation check sheet to help you increase your awareness of and skill in designing posters, along with examples of posters that you can use for evaluation practice.

Using PowerPoint to Create an Academic Poster (video)

Using Google Slides to Create an Academic Poster (video)

Designing Research Posters (video)

Evaluating Information
Learn how to evaluate information found in books, articles and websites. (Created by Gran Valley State University Libraries)

Plagiarism Definition and Avoidance Strategies
Learn steps to take to avoid plagiarism. (created by The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue University)


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