Research

Our collection of online resources includes educational journal and newspaper articles, testing aids and tutorials that you won’t find anywhere else online. Check one of these popular topics to see all that's available. 

Complete List of Databases

GeoIP authenticates users by IP and geographic location, meaning as long as the user is physically in South Dakota, they are able to access most SDSL databases immediately. Read on about GeoIP.

For assistance with any of the databases, visit https://libguides.library.sd.gov/services/techhelp

Homework Help for Elementary, Middle School & High School.

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

GeoIP authenticates users by IP and geographic location, meaning as long as the user is physically in South Dakota, they are able to access most SDSL databases immediately. Read on about GeoIP.

For assistance with any of the databases, visit https://libguides.library.sd.gov/services/techhelp

Cypress Resume

Resumes made easy.
Welcome to Cypress Resume, the online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.

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.

Mitchell 1 Pro Demand

ProDemand® delivers complete OEM repair, estimating & maintenance information, along with exclusive real-world knowledge in a single lookup, to help automotive technicians repair vehicles more accurately and efficiently.

*In Library Use ONLY!*

Newspapers: News Bank

NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. 

Newspapers: Acess World News

NewsBank: Access World News provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.

News Bank: Madison Daily Leader

View recent issue text.  Madison Daily Leader, The (SD) Newspaper 2012 - 2020

Weiss Financial Ratings

Important Financial Literacy Tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing

Independent, Unbiased Financial Strength Ratings of Banks, Credit Unions & Insurance Companies

Conservative Buy-Hold-Sell Ratings of Thousands of Stocks, Mutual Funds & Exchange Traded Funds

Create your own Personal Account to create a Watchlist, get Upgrade/Downgrade Notifications and Log In from Anywhere

Medicare Supplement Insurance - Which Plan to Choose, How Much it will Cost, Compare Rates & Plan Benefits

Salem Press Resource

Salem reference serve as an excellent research tool that is accessible in content and language to high school and undergraduate level students.

Gale Legal Forms

Salem reference serve as an excellent research tool that is accessible in content and language to high school and undergraduate level students.

SD DMV Tests & Manual

Take every sample learners permit test and driver's license practice test for free as many times as you need to – until you're ready for the real thing.

Madison Daily Leader Obituary Index

Obituary Index (1930-Present)

complied by DSU Archives

Sheet Music Collection

This collection was donated by Dakota State University and offers a selection of choral and instrumental arrangements.

Interlibrary Loan

This is service provided by the South Dakota State Library allows you to search participating library catalogs across the state.   You as a patron, will now be able to search the state catalog called SD Share It Network.

Questions? Contact ILL Staff - 605-256-7525 

*Note: Lending libraries will not loan out new material on ILL until it is at least 6 months old and in a rare case, a year old.  

Informational Web Links

Here are some local, federal, and library resources for you.