South Dakota State Library

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Recorded Webinars

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Find New Books to Promote Summer Reading with Gale Books and Authors

With access to Gale Books and Authors your users have support for working with both fiction and non-fiction texts over the summer. Gale Books and Authors provides reading recommendations for everyone from children to adults in all genres. In this session we will dive into the functionality and content of Gale Books and Authors, as well as how it can be leveraged to support summer reading.

Recorded on 6/09/20

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Support Kindergarten Literacy and Summer Reading with Gale’s Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Preparing students for Kindergarten is something library staff and parents grapple with daily, and development of literacy skills is often on the top of their list. Gale’s Miss Humblebee’s Academy provides users with simple lessons, reading charts, lists and worksheets to help kids learn over summer break. In this 30-minute session we will review the Miss Humblebee’s platform as well as materials to promote literacy.

Recorded on 4/30/20

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Help Kids Learn at Home with Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Miss Humblebee's Academy is an interactive and highly visual resource perfect to support online learning for children aged three to six. Cross curricular lessons aligned to preschool and elementary standards include music, math, art, language and literacy, social studies and science. Mobile responsiveness and printable materials allow learning to extend beyond the computer, to help parent build a learning schedule while at home. In this session we will review the content and features available in Miss Humblebee’s Academy, as well as best practices on how to leverage it at home.

Recorded on 4/01/20

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Discover Primary Sources in U.S. History with your South Dakota State Library Gale Resources Thumbnail

Discover Primary Sources in U.S. History with your South Dakota State Library Gale Resources

U.S. History is often hard to grasp, but primary sources can help students and adults alike see history from new perspectives. Your state library has access to great archives with primary sources including newspapers, personal narratives, sermons, manuscripts and more. Your collections include information to research the American Revolution, Indigenous Peoples, Westward Expansion, Slavery, the Civil War, and 19th century newspapers. In this one-hour session we will review the content and navigation of your Gale archival resources, as well as best practices for student and public use.

Recorded on 1/08/20

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Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Gale Primary Sources, including both interface and specific tool enhancements. Join us to learn how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 1/07/20

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Support Your Community in New Ways with Gale LegalForms and Chilton Library

Gale LegalForms and Chilton Library provide your patrons with on demand resources to help them navigate both the legal system and automotive repair. Gale LegalForms provides state specific legal documents, as well as legal definitions and articles on some of the most common and important topics including adoption, rental agreements, and small business resources. Chilton Library is a one stop shop for all things automotive. Patrons can find step by step repair instructions, as well as cost estimates and recall information. In this session we will dive into each resources to build a better understanding of the content and application in your library.

Recorded on 10/30/19

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Support Student Literacy With Gale's Books and Authors and Your Gale eBooks Thumbnail

Support Student Literacy With Gale's Books and Authors and Your Gale eBooks

With access to Books and Authors and Gale eBooks your students have support for working with both fiction and non-fiction texts. Books and Authors provides students with reading recommendations for both fiction and non-fiction readings to guide them to selections of interest. Gale eBooks contains full text non-fiction cross curricular eBooks perfect to support research assignments and projects. In this session we will dive into the functionality and content of these two resources, as well as how you can leverage them to support your students.

Recorded on 10/30/19

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Gale Books and Authors Webinar

Gale Books and Authors offers countless ways to explore authors, titles, genres, and literary topics so that you can discover books that you won't be able to put down. This webinar covers navigation to specific works and writers of interest, and demonstrates how to use features to browse and serendipitously discover titles of interest.

Recorded on 10/15/19

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Explore How Miss Humblebee's Academy Can Support Kindergarten Readiness Skills Thumbnail

Explore How Miss Humblebee's Academy Can Support Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Miss Humblebee's Academy is an interactive and highly visual platform perfect for children aged three to six as they prepare for, and enter Kindergarten. Cross curricular lessons aligned to preschool and elementary standards include music, math, art, language and literacy, social studies and science. Mobile responsiveness and printable materials allow learning to extend beyond the computer, children can take their lessons with them. In this session we will take a deep dive into Miss Humblebee's Academy including the lessons, classroom, and dashboard controls.

Recorded on 10/09/19

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Get to Know your New South Dakota State Library Gale Resources

Join us for this introductory webinar to explore your three new Gale resources from the South Dakota State Library, Miss Humblebees, Books and Authors and Gale LegalForms. Miss Humblebees is a fun, interactive, and award-winning online kindergarten-readiness learning solution for children ages 3 to 6. Books and Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun by leveraging our entire What Do I Read Next? suggestions, and Gale LegalForms provides a large selection of South Dakota specific legal forms on important topics like bankruptcy, divorce, and real estate contracts. This overview will give you the basics of the resources, and help you prepare to introduce your learners to the valuable tools provided to them by the South Dakota State Library.

Recorded on 7/24/19

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ChiltonLibrary Webinar

ChiltonLibrary supplies a solution for the automotive 'do-it-yourselfer' with repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks. This webinar covers how to select a year, make, and model, and navigate repair, maintenance, recall information, and more!

Recorded on 11/30/-1

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Gale LegalForms Webinar

Gale LegalForms provides professionally written, national and state-specific attorney forms to help you participate in your legal affairs and common legal procedures with confidence. This webinar covers form navigation and format, so that you can find and customize documents of interest.

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Tutorials

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ChiltonLibrary - Repair Manuals

This tutorial shows you how to select a vehicle and navigate repair manuals in ChiltonLibrary.

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ChiltonLibrary - Vehicle Maintenance

This tutorial shows you how to find maintenance schedules for the make and model of your choice within ChiltonLibrary.

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Gale Books and Authors - Finding Your Next Read

This tutorial shows you how to use Gale Books and Authors to find new books suited to your current mood and interests or based on titles and writers you've enjoyed in the past.

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Gale LegalForms - Finding Documents

This tutorial shows you how to use search and browse features to navigate and download legal documents.

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Gale LegalForms - Legal Tools

This tutorial explores tools within Gale LegalForms, including Legal Definitions and Legal Q&A.

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Transform Your Summer with Gale

Use your library’s online tools and quality information to expand your mind and stay a step ahead this summer.

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