Red Book

Electronic access is now available for Red Book®: 2015 Committee on Infectious Diseases. Content includes immunizations, infection control recommendations, description of infectious diseases, antibiotic use, and useful appendices on related issues such as food borne illnesses.

Access the American Academy of Pediatrics’s authoritative Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases from the library homepage, click All Databases in the *Quick Links, and select “R” to see the link to Red Book Online.



Access Wegner Library Online Resources Anywhere

All employees, students and faculty associated with Wegner Library partner institutions can get a free Wegner Library username/password to access Wegner Library’s online databases, online journals and e-books from any internet connection, as long as a firewall doesn’t prevent it.

When clicking on individual links for databases, journals or eBooks on the Wegner Library Web site, a Web page will appear asking for the a username and password before content (i.e. full-text of journal articles, books, databases) is accessed.

To obtain a username/password:

  • Complete a Remote Access Request form in person, online or request one by email or phone (357-1400).
  • Select a password that follows USD guidelines:
  • at least 8 characters long (may not contain any part of the person’s name)
  • contain a capital letter, a lowercase letter AND a number or a symbol
  • Chose a password not related to the library or the institution’s name—for example, Physics1905!

 Requests are processed as received. Once completed, an email will be sent stating the password is active.

 More Tips:

USD and SSOM clinical faculty, residents, students and staff use their USD username and password (same as their USD email) and do not need a Wegner Library username and password. Contact the USD IT department (605-658-6000 or 1-877-225-0027) for assistance with USD usernames and passwords.

Wegner Library usernames and passwords do not expire unless a student graduates from a partner institution’s program or an employee leaves a partner institution. The library, however, is open to the public and so an individual can always access library materials by physically visiting the library.

Reset your Wegner Library password @

If you do not know your User Name (firstname.lastname) or email address (first used to create your account) please contact the Wegner Library at or 605-357-1400.


The Wegner Health Science Information Center: The Library as a Place for Learning


The Wegner Center, as it approaches its twentieth anniversary, is recognized as a place for learning.  It is true that most of our scholarly resources are available online 24/7/365, and the library staff provide virtual research services to students, faculty and medical staff throughout the region. Nevertheless, students and other users from all the Wegner partners groups—Mt. Marty College, University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota State University, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, and the USD School of Health Sciences and Sanford School of Medicine—recognize and rely upon the Wegner Center as a place for learning.

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The chart below depicts both the steady use of the Wegner classroom and the increased use of the study rooms. Hence, the Wegner Center Board of Directors continue to invest in the technology, furnishings, and more that make the Wegner Center a great place for learning.

d Note:  Fiscal Year (FY): July 1 to June 30


In June, the Wegner Center completed its latest renovations, including upgrading the classroom to a SMART classroom and installing new carpet throughout the center. These investments, made possible through the Lyndon and Shirley King Endowment, the Karl H. Wegner Health Science Information Center Endowment, the Sanford School of Medicine, and all the Wegner partner organizations, will ensure that the Wegner Health Science Information Center is a place for learning well into the future.

From the Dean of Libraries

Valerie Horton and Greg Pronevitz opened their book Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability (2015) with the following statement, “No library stands alone. Library cooperation goes back to the 1880s and is a long-standing tenet of the profession. Collaboration is strongly rooted in most of our current activities. Even Harvard University has stated that no library is big enough or rich enough to go it alone anymore” (p. 1).

“No library stands alone.” The Wegner Health Science Information Center is a testimony to that assertion. The Wegner Center, as it embarks on 2016, is thriving because of the collaboration upon which it was founded. The center continues to build upon the services and resources that it delivers to healthcare professionals, faculty and students. Because of the partner groups’ investment, governance and engagement, the Wegner Center stands ready to deliver the health science information that you need in 2016.

In this January 2016 issue of the Wegner Health Science Information Center’s newsletter, you will find tips and ideas for searching ClinicalKey, recent additions to our book collections, and news about our continuous efforts to improve the Wegner Center.

Best wishes for 2016!

Daniel Daily

Dean of Libraries

Wegner Study Room Enhancements

Touch screen computers, flat panel wall-mounted monitors and webcams for Skype and web based learning are some of the improvements made to increase student ease and efficiency when using second floor study rooms at the Wegner Center. Other renovations include new technology ready tables to increase table space for users and, as suggested by students, table speakers are also installed. Finally, new carpeting, wall paint, and comfortable chairs create an enjoyable environment for team-based learning, an effective strategy for academic success.

Reserve study rooms by stopping by the Circulation Desk, calling by phone 605.357.1400 or emailing  The Wegner Center hopes the newly remodeled study rooms will enhance and improve the user’s success.

Amundsons Donate Artifacts for Display in the Wegner Center

DSC_6573Dr. Loren and Mrs. Mavis Amundson donated, for display in the Wegner Center, two artifacts that are rich in history.  In 1954, the University of South Dakota School of Medicine awarded the inaugural Price Scholarship Award in Anatomy to Loren Amundson.  With the award came two book ends representing Louis Pasteur and Hippocrates.  Dr. and Mrs. Amundson have now donated the award to the Wegner Center.

The Amundsons also thought it fitting to donate a nineteenth-century basin that sat alongside the Price Award in their home.  Dr. Amundson’s great grandmother, Anna Johnson Benson, brought the basin from Eldsberga, Sweden to the United States.

The Wegner Center Board of Directors and staff deeply appreciate Dr. and Mrs. Amundson’s gift and their ongoing interest in the Wegner Center and its work.

Gifts to the Wegner Center

Many thanks to Dr. Loren and Mrs. Mavis Amundson, Dr. David and Mrs. Cathy Brechtelsbauer, and Dr. Kenneth Kirton for making generous financial donations to the Wegner Center. These donations aid the Wegner Center in providing high-quality resources and services to support teaching, learning, research and clinical care.