Student Research Links


DESTINY Online Card Catalog -Find a book in the SBHS library.
SWEETSEARCH - Every Web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by research experts so students get reliable sources
SD State Library - If accessing these free databases off campus, you'll need our State Library barcode & password.  See Mrs. Adams for that information.  Click below for SD State Library databases:
InfoTrac Junior Edition -Designed for grades 6-9, easy access to 145 full text magazines
InfoTrac Student Edition -Designed for grades 9-12, provides indexing to 486 magazines
Junior Reference Collection - Documents, photographs and illustrations, video and audio clips, and dictionaries
Discovery Collection - Reference content for core curriculum areas of Literature, History, Science, and Social Studies
ProQuest/SIRS -Provides the full text articles from 1,700+ magazines/journals and newspaper
SIRS Discoverer K-9 -Focuses primarily on elementary and middle school content
SIRS Researcher 6-12 -Focuses on middle school and high school content; strong choice for Pro/Con leading issues
World Book Online - Reference/encyclopedic content with links to images, maps, atlases, sounds, etc...


SWEETSEARCH -Student friendly engine that delivers relevant, reliable results. One of Mrs. Adams' favs!
InstaGrok - Presents each topic visually making research fun and customizable. Another one of Mrs. Adams' favs! -Just type a question and click "Search".
Google Scholar - Search across many disciplines and types of sources from articles to books to abstrcts to court opinions.
Lycos -Extensive Internet search tool with many unique options for searching. -Over 20 million university and education pages indexed and ranked in order of popularity.
WolfRamAlpha - A powerful tool for calculating just about anything.


Learning Express Library - a free test tutorial source from the SD State Library  
About Homework and Study Tips -A very rich reference site
Bigchalk - The Education Network -A large reference and homework resource
Internet Public Library -Loaded with sources of all kinds -33,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5% in education -Homework-related sites with resources for English, math, science, history, art, music, technology, foreign language, college prep, health, life skills, and extracurricular activities


Atlapedia Online -Full color physical and political maps, key facts and statistics on world countries
Bartlett's Quotations -10th edition
Fact Monster: Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help -Encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and almanacs! Browse the world news, science issues, sports and more
Information Please -Almanacs, a dictionary, an encyclopedia, and atlases with information geared for the K-12 student
Library Spot -Online libraries, quotations, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and more
Merriam-Webster Dictionary -Dictionary, spell check, etc...
The Old Farmer's Almanac -Weather forecasts, gardening tips, weekly wisdom & more
Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian -Answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources on subjects from Art to Zoology
World Factbook -The U.S. government's complete geographical handbook with maps and flags of all nations


SD State Historical Society -Tools for understanding SD's past.
State of South Dakota -Links to many aspects of SD and its government.