Below is a list of databases provided by the Watertown Regional Library and the South Dakota State Library.
The South Dakota State Library subscribes to online databases for patrons that would otherwise be too expensive for the library to purchase on its own.
Visit the complete listing of databases available from the SD State Library here.
|Ebsco - Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary research database provides access to full-text peer-reviewed articles from scholarly and non-open access journals.
|Ebsco - Learning Express
Provides a variety of resources including tools to pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, find a job, change careers, and more.
|Lawdepot (owned by Libby)
LawDepot is the leading publisher of do-it-yourself legal documents, forms, and contracts. Log in using your library card and password and access hundreds of free legal document templates including lease agreements, last will and testaments, bill of sale, service agreements, and more. Don't have a library card? Stop in to the Library and the staff can assist you with gaining access.
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a variety of topics and issues.
|Newsbank - Watertown Public Opinion
Full text articles published in the Watertown Public Opinion from 1999 - Current.
Search from over 150 subjects and topics from a variety of sources including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and more.
A legal research service to search cases, view insights on judges, courts, and law firms, and more.
For grades PreK-3, Bookflix provides interactive literacy activities to help build a love of reading and learning through fictional and nonfiction storybooks.
|Miss Humblebee's Academy (Early Literacy and Learning)
For children ages 3-6, this online and offline resource helps prepare children for kindergarten proficiency.
|World Book Early Learning
Designed for preschool students to explore a variety of tools and content that reinforces early childhood curricula using read-aloud stories, activities, matching and tracing games, and more.
|World Book Kids (Grades K-5)
Designed for elementary-aged students to help build confidence and encourage creativity with interactive activities such as easy-to-read articles, games, science projects, and more.
|World Book Student (Grades 5-9)
Designed for elementary and middle school-aged students featuring resources such as languages, a Biography Center, current events, research guides, and more. This resource can also integrate with Google Classroom and Microsoft OneDrive.
|World Book Advanced (Grades 9-12)
Designed for individuals of all ages and abilities, this resource provides a variety of e-learning tools such as articles, videos, educator tools, eBooks, research guides, and more.
The Watertown Regional Genealogical Society meets at the library at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The genealogy databases included at the Watertown Regional Library are:
Online resource that assists with genealogical and local history research including digitized images from the U.S. Federal Census, military records, immigration records, and more.
|Codington County Heritage Museum
Located in Watertown's old Carnegie Library, the Codington County Heritage Museum offers changing exhibits, permanent exhibits, special events, programs, and research assistance.
|Fold3 by Ancestry
Discover your family history by searching through HeritageQuest's wide range of resources such as City Directories, Census Maps, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, Agricultural and Industrial schedules, and more.
Local Cemeteries and Funeral Home Files:
|Obituaries in the Public Opinion
Use the search bar to search for specific names and date ranges. This site includes obituaries from 2003-Present.
|South Dakota Gravestone Photo Project
Browse over 268,000 gravestone photo records from across South Dakota. Search gravestones, upload a photo of a South Dakota gravestone, or browse by cemetery.
|South Dakota State Historical Society
Located in Pierre, SD, the South Dakota State Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and publishing South Dakota history for present and future generations. Browse their extensive Collection Indexes, list your home on the National Register of Historic Places, read their publications, visit their museum, and more.
|A to Z World Food
Sign in with your library card and gain access to thousands of recipes, ingredient articles, essential culinary resources, and more.
|A to Z World Travel
Sign in with your library card and gain access to a variety of resources from travel requirements, national and international cuisines, cultural backgrounds and histories, public transportation and travel routes, and more.
Create a free account and gain access to over 30 languages you can learn at your fingertips with bite-sized lessons to make it interactive and fun. Available on the App Store and Google Play.
Log in with your library card and stream unlimited free music. Gain access to 15+ million songs and download up to 5 songs per week to keep forever.
Log in with your library card and password and access an expertly curated collection of narrative and documentary films to enjoy! Add this streaming service to your smartphone, tablet, or smart TV. Gain access to Kanopy Kids with over 2,000 movies, shows, and story time titles to choose from and utilize Kanopy's parental controls. You can also access British TV & Cinema and Easy Watching titles.
Log in with your library card and password and borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines. Available in the App Store and Google Play on a smartphone or tablet. Need help getting it set up? Stop in to the library and we can assist!
Sign in with your library card and password and gain access to a variety of recommended reading lists, genres, book categories, lists of book series, and more. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for your initial donation for this resource!