Below is a list of resources, both websites and databases, we've selected to help you find the information you need. We've included in this list databases provided by the SD State Library. You can access these databases from home using your Brookings Public Library Card. Please contact us in person, by phone, or by email if you have any questions.


Careers and Employment - Search engine

Career One Stop - Local jobs

SD Department of Labor

Learning Express - Occupational exams and improving your job search

LinkUp - Search engine

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau

CNET Reviews - Electronics

Consumer Search

Federal Citizen Information Center


Mango Languages - Learn a language

Pronunciator - Learn a language

Forvo - Word pronunciation audio clips in over 300 languages


History and Geography

America’s Historical Documents

American Memory (LOC)

American Rhetoric

Brookings County Historical Society

CIA World Factbook

National Archives Digital Collection

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

South Dakota State Historical Society

Timeline Index

USGS - Use the Map Locator & Downloader to access any of their topographic maps for free

Research and Articles

EbscoHost Academic Search Premier - Scholarly database with journal and magazine articles

EbscoHost MasterFILE Premier - General reference database with journal and magazine articles

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Collection of online reference books

ProQuest - Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

SIRS Discoverer - Journal, newspaper, and magazine articles for grades K-9

SIRS Issues Researcher - General reference articles for grades 6-12

World Book Kids - Grades K-5

World Book Student - Grades 5-9



New Books Added in October

Time Travel: A History
Do You Want to Start a Scandal
Highland Chieftain
Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us
A Change of Heart
Deadly Fate
Friday on My Mind: A Frieda Klein Mystery
News of the World
Broken Trust
Christmas Caramel Murder
Only Daughter
Merry Cowboy Christmas
The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy
This Violent Land
Two by Two
Eight Hours to Die
The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act
The Last Wolf & Herman


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