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Electronic Resources | Online Resources | Languages


Learn a new language

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Offers courses in more than 60 languages to allow users to learn, listen and speak their chosen languages. Courses for English learners begin in the student’s native language and teach English. The courses focus on four key areas of language learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and culture Web Link
Access: Library Card, Library or School Campus, state government
Category: language



Learn over 80 different languages. There are also 50 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Includes oral phrases, flash cards, learning guides, and live online instruction.
Access: Library Card, Library or School Campus
Category: Languages & Talking Books


pro citizen

An interactive course for immigrants preparing to take the Naturalization Test.
Un curso interactivo para los inmigrantes que se preparan para tomar el examen para obtener la ciudadanía.
Access: Library Card, Library or School Campus
Category: Languages & Talking Books

Modules: in English Web Link, en Español Web Link

Use a foreign language encyclopedia

World Book : L'Encyclopédie Découverte (French Language Encyclopedia)

World Book French Language Encyclopedia

Written in Canadian French to a level appropriate for young native French speakers, as well as for older students and adults for whom French is a second language. Web Link to WorldBook
Access: Library Card, Library or School Campus
Category: Languages & Talking Books

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Spanish Language Encyclopedia)

World Book Spanish Language Encyclopedia

A beginner's Spanish-language reference tool, it includes the elements of World Book Kids — thousands of articles, videos, maps, and games and activities. Web Link to WorldBook
Access: Library Card, Library or School Campus
Category: Languages & Talking Books

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If you are experiencing problems accessing any of the databases contact a Digital Resources Coordinator at 605-773-3131 or via email Email Link.

Tumblebooks will no longer be available through the South Dakota State Library as of July 1, 2017. We are in the process of bringing you a new talking book resource.

Puzzle Map of South Dakota with various database/online resource logos
Puzzle Map download and print this P D F file - Puzzle Map

Download and print this PDF file for a listing of electronic resources made available to South Dakota.

SDSL Electronic Resources Quick Guide download and print this PDF file - South Dakota State Library Electronic Resources Quick Guide
SDSL E-Resources Quick Guide is a reminder of which features are in which e-resources for which age group.
Updated February 2017

South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
SDSL's e-Newsletter articles include:
  - Electronic Resources
  - Language
  - Practice Tests
  - South Dakota Titles To Go
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