Research Databases

Databases are funded and provided by the Air Force, Air Combat Command (ACC), and the State of South Dakota. Funded resources change on a regular basis, please let us know if you experience access problems. Feel free to speak with a staff member about your particular needs, and they can help to direct you to the appropriate resource. Many of the Air Force and ACC resources can be accessed from:

  • Within the library or on-base duty sections (.mil) on systems that use government official and public networks.
  • The Air Force Portal (linked under the Library menu option). This option is available for authorized AF Portal users.
  • Through our online catalog (E-Catalog button in the left menu). Access to a limited number of databases and patron accounts for registered library patrons.


Please contact us for other remote access needs.
Deployed personnel should contact the LRC at their location or the LRC at HQ ACC.


CountryWatch provides comprehensive information on countries around the world including demographic and intelligence information as well as maps.

To log-in from an on-base location, select "Login Help" and select the login by IP Address option. 


Reference and Research, Magazines, Home, Auto, and Small Engine Repair References, e-books, audiobooks, and much more! 

Infotrac and Gale Products

In addition to general reference topics for student research, the Gale products include databases on social issues. 


Jane’s is the premier reference resource for military and public safety related topics including equipment and forces. Select Client Area to use subscriptions. 

Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center

Military Periscope

Choose user Log-in to access material from an on-base location. 



Electronic audiobooks from Recorded Books are digital audio books. You can search for, check out and download electronic audiobooks to a computer and a wide range of portable devices. See the website for supported systems/devices. Requires software download and installation on your device or computer--not a public system. Contact the library for a Library Access Code to register. 


Overdrive is a digital audio book service that allows patrons to checkout audiobook files and either listen to them on their personal computer, or install them on a variety of devices. Use of this service requires a library provided account, and installation of the Overdrive client software on your system. Only one account is to be provided per family, and the software is not to be installed on public systems. Refer to the Overdrive website for information on system requirements and supported devices. 

Peterson's Education Learning Center

Create an account from an on-base location to allow off-base access. Peterson’s Education Learning Center provides access to tools for test preparation, college planning, and career development. Includes CLEP and DANTES (DSST) resources.


Provides the full text (image or text+graphics) from 1,700+ magazines/journals and newspapers for k-12, college, and general users, including Barron's.

South Dakota State Library Databases

An Adobe Acrobat overview of the available databases at the State Library is here.The South Dakota State Library Databases include a wide variety of resources for persons of all ages. Resources include ancestral and statistical research tools.

Patrons with State Library (or SDLN affiliate) library cards click here. Holbrook Library is not an SDLN affiliate--you cannot use your Holbrook library card for remote SD Database access.

Transparent Language

Come to the library to sign up for an account first. Transparent Language Online provides pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for over 80 languages. 


Tutor.com provides written study materials(worksheets, tutorials, and study guides) and live tutor access for students at all grade levels.
Additionally, career assistance resources are available. This service is D.O.D. funded for United States active duty military service members, U.S. military reservists, U.S. National Guard personnel on active duty in a deployed status, and their dependents, and civilians deployed as part of an expeditionary force. Patrons must come to the library to set up an account prior to using the system.

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