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


Pronunciator - Learn a language

Forvo - Word pronunciation audio 
clips in over 300 languages



Avera McKennan Hospital

Centers for Disease Control

FDA Approved Drugs Database

Heathcare Insurance Marketplace - Learn about and apply for health insurance


Mayo Clinic


Salem Press Online - Includes Magill's Medical Guide, Nutrition, and Psychology & Behavioral Health



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America’s Historical Documents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

Explora Teens - Student research
with current issues

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 Activity Center -
Thousands of activities for all ages
with easy, clear instructions,
photographs, illustrations, and more

World Book Kids - Articles and more
for grades K-5

World Book Student - Articles and
more for grades 5-9


Muzzy - Provides language courses for kids

BookFLIX - Includes hundreds of talking books for children

World Book Kids - Provides a general reference for elementary students

MedlinePlus for Kids - Details everything from how the body works to what happens when you go to the hospital

Storyline Online - Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations

Bedtime Math - Provides a playful daily math problem for kids to do with their parents, much like a bedtime story

TumbleBooks - Provides e-books for kids


New Books

Our Lady of the Prairie
Isaiah's Daughter
Need to Know
I Love You Too Much
The King of Bones and Ashes
The Night Market
Robots vs. Fairies
The View from Rainshadow Bay
Everything Here Is Beautiful
If You Knew Her
Anatomy of a Scandal
Keep Her Safe
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories
Sunday Silence
Senlin Ascends
Oliver Loving
Her Beautiful Monster
Red Clocks

Digital Services


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