History Resources

Accessible from Your Home and Your Local Library (with a valid library card number)

American Indian Experience a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States. Contact the library for the username and password to this database.

Deadwood Historical Newspapers Index (1876-1905) Indexes issues from 1876 to 1905 of these historic Deadwood papers: "Black Hills Pioneer," "Black Hills Times," and "Black Hills Champion". Created by the staff of the Deadwood Public Library.

Discovering Collection (grades 6-12) Provides in-depth content for five core curriculum areas: literature, history, biography, science, and social studies.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Core collection of online reference books in the following subject areas-health, history, government and law, science, education and business.

HeritageQuest Of interest to those researching local history and family histories, it includes U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 thru 1930; 25,000+ family and local history books (every word searchable); the PERiodical Source Index/PERSIT (a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals); and Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files.

JSTOR JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.

Library Catalog Describes, indexes, and locates items owned by Oglala Lakota College, as well as 70+ other SD libraries, including every academic library in SD. Created cooperatively by 70+ South Dakota libraries that are members of the South Dakota Library Network/SDLN.

Sanborn Maps-SD The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for 82 South Dakota communities from 1867 to 1970.

SIRS Researcher (grades 6-12) A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

World Book Advanced (grades 9-12+) Powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases. Features include the ability to create timelines, save research to a personalized homepage, and more.

World Book Kids (grades K-5) This resource contains thousands of easy to read articles, interactive games, teacher resources and more.

World Book Online Reference Center (grades 5-9) Find all the articles from the 22-print volume set plus thousands more reference articles. World Book Online Reference Center has thousands of selected web links, historical features, audio, video and animation, student activities and more.

WorldCat (The OCLC Online Union Catalog) A worldwide catalog of 56 million items found in 9,000+ libraries, including Oglala Lakota College and 25+ SD libraries. You will be asked for your username and password to access this database. If you do not remember your Library Card barcode number and your password please call the OLC Library at 605-455-6069 for assistance.

Only Accessible from a K-12 School or Your Public Library (no at home access)

AncestryLibrary Of interest to those researching local history and family histories. Includes U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 thru 1930, immigration records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, the family history library and more. Includes the U.S. Indian Census, 1885-1930, for all tribes in the United States.

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Oglala Lakota College
Academic/Public Library
   and Archives
3 Mile Creek Road
PO Box 310
Kyle, SD 57752-0310
Email: library@olc.edu
Phone: 605-455-6069
Fax: 605-455-6070