Online Services

Your library card gives you access to many websites and databases through the Brookings Public Library and the South Dakota State Library. We've highlighted a few of our favorite here, but feel free to check out the South Dakota State Library's electronic resource listing for more.

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Ancestry Library Edition: Research family and local history with access to thousands of collections from around the world, with immigration, military, birth, death, census records and more.
*Accessible on Library computers only*

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Books & Authors: Guides readers from every level of reading proficiency to books that match their interests.

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Chilton Automotive Library:  Offers repair, maintenance and service information for thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940 to the present.

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Consumer Reports:  Provides an easily searchable compilation of consumer product research including product ratings and reviews, recommendations, money-saving tips, and videos.

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DMV Practice Tests: Offers South Dakota DMV practices tests for cars, motorcycles, CDL licenses and more. 

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Ebsco MegaFILE: A combined search of EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and Regional Business News databases. It includes thousands of articles and covers a wide variety of topics.

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Fold3 by Ancestry:  Houses genealogy information focusing upon US military records including stories, photos, and personal documents. 

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HeritageQuest: Research family and local history; it includes census, military, and gravestone records with over 25,000 family and local history books. Powered by Ancestry.com.

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LearningExpress Library: Offers practice tests and self-paced courses for all learners. Includes ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, resume/cover letter writing courses and more.

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Legal Forms: Offers thousands of downloadable and customizable legal documents, specifically for South Dakota residents.

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Medline Plus: From the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in understandable language.

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ProQuest: A truly multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.

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Salem Press: Includes history and health resources, including Magill's Medical Guide and U.S. Land and Natural Resources Policy. 

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Sanborn Maps: Historic Fire Insurance Maps for 82 South Dakota communities spanning 1867 to 1970.

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US Newsstream:  Full-text articles from over 1000 newspapers, newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites. Includes same-day publication access to over 250 titles.