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Key Services

Full-Text Finder

A full-text finder search will identify if the library has access to a specific newspaper, magazine, or journal. Search the title of the newspaper/magazine/journal. If a result matches your title, compare the publication date from the article to the available dates after each database. If your article dates are outside of those date ranges, you can request a copy via Interlibrary Loan. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If a source is not full-text or available in the library, you can request the item via ILL. A majority of our databases provide a link to request an article or book via ILL. You can also send information - name of author(s), publication date, article/journal or book title - to

Articles are sent to your email within 2 to 4 days. You will be notified by email when a book is ready to pick up.

Off-Campus Access

Current students & faculty of Augie & SF Seminary have access to the library's electronic resources from off-campus. Use your myaugie/myseminary username/password. To view a video tutorial of this process, click here. If you have any problems, call us at 605.274.4921 or e-mail us at


Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary sources are first-hand, original documents that are closest to the source material. In historical research, primary documents are examined and pieced together to form conclusions about historical events. Primary documents include newspaper articles (from the time of the historical event), diaries, autobiographies, photographs, or any other source of information that was created at the time being studied.

Secondary sources are written after a historical event, and often reference primary sources. They may cover the same topic as a primary source, but include a layer of commentary, interpretation, and analysis. Secondary sources may provide a more balanced treatment of historical events since they can take into account varying points of view. Secondary sources include articles written for scholarly or popular publications, books, and films.

When you research in the field of history, it is important to use both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Books and E-Books