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 and SDLN. 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.

 

Topics
Automobiles Education
Books and Readers Advisory Genealogy
Business Government, Law, and Taxes
Careers and Employment Health
Consumer Information History and Geography
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Languages
Directories Research and Articles

 

Automobiles

Chilton Automotive Library - vehicle maintenance and repair (Database provided by the SD State Library)

Kelley Blue Book

NADA Guides

Safercar.gov

Books and Readers Advisory

Fantastic Fiction

Graphic Novel Reporter

Project Gutenberg

Reading Group Guides

RT Book Reviews

Stop, You're Killing Me! - mystery authors and books

Business

Business.USA.gov

Company Information from SEC

Ready to Work - SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development

SD Small Business Development Center

US Patent and Trademark Office

Yahoo! Finance

Careers and Employment

CareerJet.com - search engine

Career One Stop - local jobs

SD Department of Labor

Learning Express - occupational exams and improving your job search (Database provided by the SD State Library)

LinkUp - search engine

Occupational Outlook Handbook

USA Jobs - federal jobs

Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau

CNET Reviews - electronics

Consumer Search

Federal Citizen Information Center

Recalls.gov

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Dictionaries

Dictionary.com

Wordnik

MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Earth

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Smithsonian Enyclopedia

Directories

Infobel World Directory

White Pages

Yellow Pages

Education

Brookings School District

Federal Student AID (FAFSA)

Learning Express - college and exam prep including practice tests (Database provided by the SD State Library)

South Dakota Department of Education

South Dakota State University

Genealogy

American Family Immigration History Center

Ancestory.com Library Edition - only available in the Library (Database provided by SD State Library)

Brookings Area Genealogical Society

Cyndi’s List

Family Search

HeritageQuest (Database provided by the SD State Library)

National Archives

SDGenWeb

Government, Law, and Taxes

Local

Brookings County

Brookings Code of Ordinances

City of Brookings

State

Secretary of State

South Dakota Government

SD Codified Laws search

South Dakota Legislature

Federal

House of Representatives

Senate

United States Legislative Information

Congressional Record

United States Code

USA.GOV portal

US Census Bureau

Law

SD Office of the Attorney General

SD Unified Judicial System

State Bar of South Dakota

USD School of Law, Law Library

Taxes

IRS

SD Department of Revenue

Health

AMA Doctor Finder

Avera McKennan Hospital

Centers for Disease Control

FDA Approved Drugs Database

Heathcare Insurance Marketplace - learn about and apply for health insurance

HealthFinder

Mayo Clinic

MedlinePlus

Salem Health (Library database)

History and Geography

America’s Historical Documents

American Memory (LOC)

American Rhetoric

CIA World Factbook

National Archives Digital Collection

Sanborn Maps - the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for 82 SD communities from 1867 to 1970 (Database provided by the SD State Library)

South Dakota State Historical Society

Timeline Index

Languages

Mango Languages - learn a language (Database provided by the SD State Library)

Pronunciator - learn a language (Library database)

Forvo - word pronunciation audio clips in over 300 languages

Research and Articles

EbscoHost - journal and magazine articles (Database provided by SDLN)

Gale Virtual Reference Library - collection of online reference books (Database provided by the SD State Library)

InfoTrac - journal and magazine articles (Database provided by SDLN)

ProQuest - journal, magazine, and newspaper articles (Database provided by the SD State Library)

SIRS Discoverer - journal, newspaper, and magazine articles for grades K-9 (Database provided by the SD State Library)

SIRS Issues Researcher - general reference articles for grades 6-12 (Database provided by the SD State Library)

World Book Online (Database provided by the SD State Library)