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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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University Libraries


Anne Cooper Moore, Dean of Libraries
University Libraries, I.D Weeks Building
FAX: 605-677-6834

The University Libraries offer academic resources and services that are integral to the mission of The University. The library faculty works closely with The University faculty in support of research and classroom teaching. An emphasis on information literacy instruction by the library faculty complements The University’s goal to help students develop life-long learning skills. The Academic Commons on the first floor of the I.D. Weeks Building unites library, technology, and academic support services in one convenient location with a variety of individual and collaborative study spaces and computers. Academic and Career Planning Center, Center for Academic Engagement, Math Emporium, University Writing Center, Presentation Center, Lab Consultant, ITS Help Desk, and all library services are open generous hours to assist students with their academic endeavors. Students may make appointments to see an advisor or tutor online in advance. Students can see how many computers are available throughout the building through a live web-based feed. A variety of individual and group study spaces and rooms are available for drop-in use or may be reserved in advance through the campus scheduling system, including e-collaborative rooms, a digital editing suite, and media viewing rooms. The I. D. Weeks Building is connected to the Muenster University Center, which houses dining services, bookstore, and student services and activities. The complex is open 118.5 hours per week. 

The University Libraries contain nationally-recognized resources on Native Americans; significant art and humanities collections; in-depth K-12 education materials. The Archives and Special Collections department holds extensive 19th century Western Americana, primary historical materials such as senatorial papers, Wounded Knee massacre and siege materials, and other unique items. The University Libraries’ physical collections include 727,834 bound book and journal volumes, 739,015 microforms, 312,245 government documents, 36,741 audiovisual items, and 8,903 e-books. Increasingly, journals are transitioned to or purchased exclusively in electronic form. The Libraries currently have access to over 1,820 journals. Online journal holdings range from the complete archive, back to the inception of a journal title, to more limited coverage of current years. Tools like the Research Gateway and Journal List found on the library website help users determine quickly whether an article is available for immediate online access. The automated borrowing program, ILLiad, enables users to request materials not available in the University Libraries, which often arrive within hours. The online catalog, full-text holdings, and nearly 288 databases are available 24 hours a day. Nearly all electronic resources are accessible from any geographic location provided the user has a current USD email address.

McKusick Law Library


Law School Building

Located on all three floors of the east end of the Law School building, the McKusick Law Library is the largest law library in South Dakota, containing more than 213,000 volumes of primary and secondary legal materials. It also has a number of electronic databases, most of which, because of licensing agreements, are restricted to use by law students and faculty members. Its collection of books is open to the public, but most of the volumes do not circulate. The particular strengths of the collection are in Indian Law, Natural Resources Law, and Health Law.

The students and faculty members of the Law School are the law library’s primary clientele, but it serves the University’s academic community, the State Bar, and all the citizens of South Dakota. Its location in the southeastern corner of the state also attracts patrons from Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska.


Wegner Health Science Information Center


1400 West 22nd St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Fax: 605-357-1490
Toll Free: 1-800-521-2987

The Wegner Center opened in January 1998 and is named in honor of Dr. Karl and Mary Jo Wegner. As Dean of the USD School of Medicine, Dr. Wegner guided the USD Medical School as it evolved from a two-year medical school to a four-year degree granting medical school. The Wegner Center is a non-profit medical library serving the following organizations and programs: Center for Disabilities, DeGroot Center for Ethics and Caring, Children’s Care Hospital & School, Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas, Mount Marty College Nurse Anesthesia Program, Sanford School of Medicine USD, Sanford USD Medical Center, SDSU College of Nursing, SDSU College of Pharmacy, Sioux Falls VA Medical & Regional Office Center, University of Sioux Falls Nursing, and USD Department of Nursing.

Conceived as a clinical resource, the Wegner Center’s mission is to serve the partners by providing quality health science information for health care practice, education, and research. The Wegner Center is a three-level 22,000 square foot facility adjacent to the Sanford School of Medicine and the Sanford USD Medical Center. Resources available at the Wegner Center include: 48 databases, 6,379 unique online journals, 211 online books; 1,584 print journal titles, 718 microform journal titles, 19,482 book titles, and 2,772 audio visual resources. The Wegner Center is open to the public.