Databases specifically curated for: Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools

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icon for academic search premier Academic Search Premier
A multi-disciplinary database of more than 4,600 magazines and journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full-text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for 8,470 journals.
Academic, Research, Scholarly
icon for alt health watch Alt-Health Watch
A full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.
ancestry leaf icon Ancestry® Library Edition
inside library access only
Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.


proquest logo in black Black Freedom Struggle in the United States History, Middle School, High School
Books and authors circles icon Books and Authors
A reader's advisory database that makes finding a great read much less challenging. With fun ways to browse, read-alikes, reviews, award winners, themed book lists, and more this resource answers the age-old question, "What do I read next?"
Education, eBooks, General, Middle School, High School, Scholarly
book flix logo BookFlix®
Thematically-aligned fiction and nonfiction talking ebook pairings help K-12 children grow their oral vocabulary while providing academic and content vocabulary in context.
Education, Elementary
icon for ebsco Business Searching Interface
The Business Searching Interface (BSI) is EBSCO's highly focused user interface created especially for the business searcher. Business Searching Interface provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.
icon for business source premier Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.
Business, General, Scholarly


icon for chilton library, green gears Chilton Library
Chilton Library is for anyone repairing a vehicle, or someone teaching vehicle repair. It contains repair, maintenance and service information for thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940 to the present.
Auto Repair
icon for consumer health complete Consumer Health Complete (Consumer Edition)
Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Browse medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
General, Health
icon for consumer health complete Consumer Health Complete (Journal Search)
Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.
Health, Scholarly
icon for consumer reports Consumer Reports
Users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow consumers to peruse the latest consumer news.
Business, General, Middle School, High School
culture grams icon, globe CultureGrams®
Statistical and cultural information about US states and 200 countries. Daily life and culture, history, customs, lifestyles, recipes and interviews.
General, Elementary, Middle School, High School


logo for digital library of south dakota Digital Library of South Dakota
DLSD is a collaboration of the libraries of six Board of Regents colleges and universities as well as partners in the state of South Dakota. The members of this consortium have chosen to make a variety of unique collections more readily available online.
General, Genealogy, High School, History, Research, Scholarly, South Dakota
logo for digital public library of america Digital Public Library of America
Millions of materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country are available in this one-stop discovery experience.
General, Genealogy, High School, History, Research, Scholarly


icon for ebsco All EBSCO databases
Change the display language, and search multiple EBSCO databases at the same time.
Business, General, Health, Scholarly, High School
icon for ebsco EBSCO Applied Science & Technology Source
This database offers a diverse array of full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines — from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering.
Technology, Engineering
Aerospace, Computer science, Genetics, Pharmacology, Robotics, Software development, Science
icon for ebsco e books EBSCO eBooks
10,000+ books in arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, business, computers.
Business, General, Health, Scholarly, High School
icon for ebsco EBSCO European Views of the Americas
Free archive of indexed publications related to the Americas and written in Europe before 1750. It includes thousands of valuable primary source records covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.
British in America, Dutch in America, French in America, Discoveries, Commerce
icon for ebsco EBSCO MegaFILE
A combined search of EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier & Regional Business News databases. Post-secondary & college use.
General, Scholarly, High School
icon for ebsco EBSCO Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.
News, General
Events, International, Radio, Television
icon for ebsco EBSCO Open Dissertations
A free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.
Research, Dissertations, Thesis, Academic
icon for ebsco EBSCO World Politics Review
This unique database provides uncompromising analysis of critical global trends to give academics, policymakers and businesspeople the context they need to have the confidence they want.
Political Science, Business, Government, Scholarly
Culture, International, World
icon for eric ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
Indexed and full-text education literature and resources; essential for education researchers of all kinds.
icon for explora Explora Kids (Grades K-6)
Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Includes primary sources, images and maps. Full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
icon for explora Explora Educators Edition
Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
icon for explora Explora Public Libraries
Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books.
icon for explora Explora Teens (Grades 7-12)
Full text articles from reference books and academic popular periodicals about health, arts and literature, biography, current issues, geography, history and more. Includes primary sources, images and maps. Full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
Middle School, High School


oclc circles icon FirstSearch Business, Educators, Librarians, General, Health, Scholarly
fold three icon Fold3 by Ancestry Genealogy
icon for ebsco Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Student encyclopedia providing 25,000+ entries.
General, Elementary, Middle School, High School


logo for gale virtual reference library Gale eBooks (Virtual Reference Library)
Reference books for all ages with topics in health, history, government, science, education & business.
Business, Education, General, Scholarly, Middle School, High School
thumbnail for archives unbound Gale Primary Sources: Archives Unbound Genealogy, General, History, Scholarly
thumbnail for archives unbound Gale Primary Sources: Overland Journeys Genealogy, General, History, Scholarly
gov info logo govinfo Government
icon for green file, green paper with leaf GreenFILE General, Scholarly


hathi trust icon, white elephant outline on orange HathiTrust General, Genealogy, High School, History, Research, Scholarly
icon for ebsco Health Source: Consumer Edition General, Health
icon for ebsco Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Health, Scholarly
icon for help line center Helpline Center 211 Community Resource Database Business, General, Government, Health, South Dakota
heritage quest tree icon HeritageQuest by Ancestry Genealogy


thumbnail for Indigenous Peoples Indigenous Peoples
North America: Archival database covers the history of American Indian tribes in the US and Canada as well as supporting organizations. Subjects include the political, social, and cultural history of North American native peoples from the 16th to the 20th century.
Genealogy, General, History, Scholarly


icon for learning express library, bookshelf Learning Express Library
Hundreds of tutorials, practice exams, and eBooks for students and adult learners. Provides support for basic skills and job skills, academic success, career and job prep and research, standardized test prep, and more. Great complement to SDMyLife.
Career, Practice Tests, Elementary, Middle School, High School
icon for legal forms, pen and paper Legal Forms Business, General
icon for ebsco Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts Education, Scholarly


icon for ebsco MAS Complete
Contains full-text articles of popular high school magazines covering a range of subject areas, including history, science, and careers.
High School
icon for master file premier, green with letter M MasterFILE Complete General
icon for med line plus, white letter m over green and blue plus shape MedlinePlus® General, Health
icon for middle search plus, skateboarding kid MiddleSearch Plus
Biographies, primary source documents, reference books, a vast image collection, and articles from popular middle school magazines.
Middle School
icon for miss humble bee's academy, character's face Miss Humblebee's Academy
Interactive learning program for ages 2-6; Preschool, PreK and Kindergarten sessions in math, science, social studies, language, literacy, art, music.
Early Literacy, Education, Elementary


thumbnail for ninteenth century newspapers Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers Genealogy, General, History, Scholarly


logo for points of view reference center Points of View Reference Center
Presents multiple sides of controversial issues. Similar to SIRS Researcher.
General, High School, Scholarly
icon for primary search, bird in letter P Primary Search
Articles from popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and a large image collection.
Elementary School
icon for ebsco Professional Development Collection Education, Scholarly
proquest logo ProQuest Research Library
Multidisciplinary resource containing scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources from multiple fields - arts, literature, social science, general reference, business, science, technology, and medicine. Post-secondary & college use.
Business, Education, General, Health, High School, Scholarly
icon for pub med, book with letter m PubMed® General, Health, Scholarly


icon for ebsco Readers' Guide Retrospective 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
Searchable full-coverage of original paper volumes of periodicals.
General, Middle School, High School, Scholarly
icon for ebsco Regional Business News Business, Scholarly


stamp mark of sanborn maps Sanborn Maps Collection: South Dakota Genealogy, South Dakota
logo for science reference center Science Reference Center
Articles from hundreds of science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and a large image collection.
General, Elementary, Middle School, High School
s d my life icon sdmylife
online program helps students better understand themselves and how their interests, skills, and knowledge relate to real-world academic and career opportunities.
Career, Middle School, High School, South Dakota
sirs discoverer ship icon SIRS® Discoverer
Full-text articles for grades K-8. Includes biographies, over 3000 maps, country studies and an encyclopedia.
Elementary, Middle School
sirs issues researcher scales icon SIRS Issues Researcher
Full-text articles that support grades 7-12. "Leading Issues" provides over 300 controversial topics. Includes topic overview, reviews the pro/con viewpoints, critical thinking guides.
Middle School, High School
thumbnail for sources in us history american revolution Sources in US History Online: The American Revolution Genealogy, General, History, Scholarly
thumbnail for sources in us history civil war Sources in US History Online: The Civil War Genealogy, General, History, Scholarly
thumbnail for sources in us history slavery Sources in US History Online: Slavery in America Genealogy, General, History, Scholarly
south dakota state historical society horse effigy icon South Dakota Historical Newspapers
Search digitized historical South Dakota newspapers on Chronicling America.
Genealogy, History, Research, South Dakota
south dakota state historical society horse effigy icon South Dakota State Historical Society Archives General, Genealogy, High School, History, Research, Scholarly, South Dakota
s d s l icon SDSL: Catalog Government, History, South Dakota
s d s l icon SDSL: Digital Collections Genealogy, Government, History, South Dakota
s d s l icon SDSL: Performers Database Arts, General, Education
SWANK k-12 streaming logo Swank K-12 Streaming Resources
educator access only

The Swank K-12 Streaming library provides access to over 30,000 movies, documentaries and foreign language films for instructional support.

How to access Swank

Education, Elementary, Middle School, High School


icon for ebsco Teacher Reference Center Business, Educators, Scholarly
true flix button TrueFlix®
Dozens of social studies and science pairings of videos and books. Primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.
Education, Elementary, Middle School, High School


proquest logo US Newsstream
Full-text news articles drawing from over 1000 different sources-- newspapers, trade journals, websites, TV & radio transcripts, blogs, and podcasts. Includes Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and South Dakota Business Review.
Business, General, Scholarly


world book globe icon World Book (landing page) Career, Education, General, Languages, Test Preparation
world book advanced icon, artist compass World Book Advanced
Full-text reference articles for grades 6-12. Full encyclopedia and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, back in time articles, special reports and more.
High School
world book discover icon, telescope World Book Discover
Differentiated general reference for grades K-12 and special populations. Includes biographies, maps, WB Explains videos, Life Skills section.
Career, Practice Tests, General, Language
world book dramatic learning icon, theater masks World Book Dramatic Learning
Plays, skits, monologues, and writing exercises by grade level, subject, or title. Curriculum correlations, lesson plans, mini-inquiry projects, rubrics, play starters, and links to play posters and programs.
Education, General, Elementary, Middle School, High School
icon for World Book Early Learning, happy face earth World Book Early Learning Early Literacy, Education, Elementary
world book kids icon, balloon World Book Kids
General reference for KG-2nd elementary students offers easy-to-read articles with multimedia, images and videos as well as games, science projects, and activities.
world book student icon, pencil World Book Student
Designed for all kids in upper elementary through middle school, World Book Student includes special features like Behind the Headlines, Biography Center, and a built-in Dictionary and easy-to navigate Atlas.
Elementary, Middle School
world cat icon WorldCat® General, Scholarly


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