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Arts
ArtistWorksTake music lessons online. ArtistWorks provides world-class video lessons on musical instruments and styles. Learn to play guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, banjo and more.
Universal ClassUniversal Class hosts over 500 courses on a wide variety of subjects. Classes are self-paced and instructor led. Learn to paint, draw, knit, use Photoshop, and more.
Automotive
Chilton LibraryChilton Library provides the detailed information you need to repair and maintain your vehicles. Includes step-by-step service procedures, troubleshooting guides, and videos.
DrivingTests.orgDrivingTests.org provides practice tests for car, motorcycle, and CDL licensing in South Dakota. The SD Driver License Handbook is available to read online or download as a pdf.
Consumer ReportsMake smart buying decisions with Consumer Reports. ​​Find ratings and recommendations for new and used vehicles, car buying guide, and a maintenance & repair pricing tool.
Books
Books and AuthorsWant to know what you should read next? Get expert recommendations, reading lists, and more from Gale Books and Authors. Browse by genre, series, author or title.
Library, Information Science & Technology AbstractsLibrary, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is research database focused on library and information science. Includes full text articles from many of the journals.
Novelist PlusFind your next book with Novelist Plus. Get expert reading recommendations for fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks. Search by appeal factors, genres, and themes.
Business
AtoZdatabasesAtoZdatabases provides detailed profiles on U.S businesses and consumers to create mailing lists or perform market research. Useful for new and growing small businesses, budding entrepreneurs, and job-seekers.
Business Source PremierWith Business Source Premier, search leading business journals for articles on marketing, management, accounting, banking & finance, and regional business. Includes access to over 10,000 company profiles from MarketLine.
Foundation Directory Online
Foundation Directory OnlineFoundation Directory Online is a database of grantmakers & nonprofit funders. Includes profiles on over 235,000 grantmakers. Search by subject, organization, and geographic focus. Browse new RFPs, connect with funders, and view recipient profiles. *Only available on library computers and wifi.
Gale Business: Plan BuilderStarting a business? Let Gale Business: Plan Builder be your guide through the entire business development cycle. The program’s easy to understand process will walk you through five essential steps of business planning
LawDepotCreate legal documents in minutes! LawDepot walks you through the steps to create personal and business legal documents. Choose from a variety of documents, including wills, real estate contracts, business forms and more.
Legal FormsUse Gale Legal Forms to access a wide selection of South Dakota specific legal forms and resources. Many forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks relevant to business owners, such as filing for copyrights, patents and trademarks, articles of incorporation, licenses, and more.
Regional Business NewsRegional Business News from EBSCO provides full-text regional business publications. Search newspapers, magazines, and other sources for business related articles dating back to the 1990s.
South Dakota DashboardSD Dashboard is an online service that aggregates local and state-wide data and statistics for South Dakota, including data trends on housing, health, economics and workforce.
Value LineGet valuable investment advice with the Value Line Research Library. This resource covers 3,500 stocks across 100 industries and representing 90% of the market capitalization of all stocks traded in the U.S. markets.
Career
AtoZdatabasesStart your job search with AtoZdatabases. Access résumé & cover letter templates, interviewing tips, and learn job searching skills. Search over 7 million job listings.
Digital Learn
Digital LearnShort beginner courses to help improve digital skills. Includes courses about online job searching, being safe online, and basic computer skills. Provided by the Public Library Association.
GED® Test Prep Center
GED® Test Prep CenterIf you are preparing for the GED®, HiSET® or TASC exams, the Test Prep Center’s practice tests, interactive tutorials and e-books will help you reach your goal.
Computers
Universal Class
Universal ClassLearn to use your computer with Universal Class. Find self-paced instructor-led courses on computer basics, keyboarding, Windows 10, and more.
Digital LearnShort beginner courses to help improve digital skills. Includes courses about online job searching, being safe online, and basic computer skills. Provided by the Public Library Association.
Continuing Education
Universal ClassUniversal Class hosts over 500 online continuing education courses. The classes are self-paced and instructor led, and include a wide variety of subjects.
Early Literacy
ABCMouseABC Mouse is an early literacy website with thousands of interactive books, games, puzzles, and other learning activities. (Only available on library computers and wifi)
Elementary Students
Genealogy
General Research
Academic Search PremierWriting a research paper? Start here! Academic Search Premier has access to current information in many areas of major research. Includes full-text articles, books and journals.
Library, Information Science & Technology AbstractsLibrary, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is research database focused on library and information science. Includes full text articles from many of the journals.
Consumer ReportsMake smart buying decisions with Consumer Reports. Access ratings and reviews of vehicles, electronics, appliances, health equipment, and more. Includes buying guides and articles.
Health
High School Students
Academic Search PremierWriting a research paper? Start here! Academic Search Premier has access to current information in many areas of major research. Includes full-text articles, books and journals.
American Indian Experience

The American Indian Experience is a digital resource that illuminates the histories and contemporary cultures of the Native peoples of North America. Click here to log in from home with your library card.


History
Language and Culture
Law
Middle School Students
Newspapers
AmericaExplore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events from news sources spanning the U.S., including the Rapid City Journal.

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ABCmouse (only on library computers and wi-fi)
Academic Search Premier
American Indian Experience
America's News
Ancestry Library (only on library computers and wi-fi)
ArtistWorks
AtoZdatabases
A to Z World Food
A to Z World Travel

B

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States (ProQuest)
BookFlix
Books & Authors
Business Source Premier

C

Chilton Library
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Reports
Coronavirus Research Database
CultureGrams

D

DigitalLearn
Driving Tests

E

EBSCO Megafile
Explora Kids

F

Fold3 Library Edition
Foundation Directory Online (only on library computers and wi-fi)

G

Gale Business: Plan Builder
Gale eBooks
Gale Primary Sources: Archives Unbound
Gale Primary Sources: Indigenous Peoples
GED Test Prep Center
GreenFILE

H

HeritageQuest

I

Indian Claims Insight

L

Law Depot
Learning Express Library
Legal Forms
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

M

Mango Languages
MasterFILE Complete
Medline Plus
Miss Humblebee's Academy

N

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
NoveList Plus

P

PastPerfect Online
ProQuest Research Library
Publicly Available Content Database‎
PubMed

R

Rapid City Genealogy Society
Rapid City Journal (1923-2021) (only on library computers and wi-fi)
Regional Business News

S

Sanborn Historical Maps
Science Reference Center
SIRS Discoverer
SIRS Issue Researcher
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law (only on library computers and wi-fi)
South Dakota Dashboard

T

Teacher Reference Center
TrueFlix
TumbleBooks

U

Universal Class
U.S. Major Dailies
U.S. Newsstream

V

Value Line

W

World Book
World Book Advanced
World Book Discover
World Book Early Learning
World Book Kids
World Book Student