All Resources

The Devereaux Library offers a wide variety of resources, for research, study, and entertainment.

Archives/Special Collections

The Devereaux Library houses the campus archives as well as several special historical collections pertaining to the history of the Black Hills region. Items in these collections are available to view by appointment only.

Digitization projects are on-going and many items are available in digital form at Digital Library of South Dakota.

Audio Books

The Devereaux Library has a number of audio books available for check-out. The collection includes both fiction and non-fiction works.

All audio books are cataloged and may be located using the library’s catalog.


The Devereaux Library houses more than 80,000 volumes. The collection supports the academic interests of the South Dakota Mines campus, primarily in the fields of science and technology. In addition, the library offers books in many other areas of interest including humanities, social sciences, business, language and literature.

All volumes are cataloged and may be located using the library’s catalog.

Best Sellers

The Devereaux Library offers print copies of many of the current best selling books. All volumes are cataloged and may be located using the library’s catalog.

Documentaries on DVD

The Devereaux Library has informational/documentary DVDs available for check-out. Some of these DVDs are for private home viewing, others are available for public viewing.

All DVDs are cataloged and may be located using the library’s catalog.


The Devereaux Library also offers E-Books. All volumes are cataloged and may be located using the library’s catalog.

Electronic Resources

The Devereaux Library offers access to extensive Electronic Resources.  To help you use those resources to further research and study projects, we've also created Subject Guides for many of South Dakota Mines' academic programs.

Feature Films on DVD

The Devereaux Library has a collection of hundreds of feature films on DVD. These films are available for check-out for private home viewing. The collection consists of critically acclaimed classic films as well as current Academy Award winners. This collection is made possible by The Friends of the Devereaux Library.

All DVDs are cataloged and may be located using the library’s catalog.

Government Documents

The Devereaux Library receives government documents from three sources:  

  • — The Federal Government Depository Library system (FDLP)
  • — The Patent Office Resource Center (PTRC)
  • — South Dakota State Governments depository system

Federal documents cover all aspects of the U.S. Federal Government. Devereaux focuses on science and engineering agencies, but receives documents covering all areas.

South Dakota state documents cover all aspects of state government. Devereaux Library’s collection includes some paper documents and many electronic resources. Many documents are available electronically, they can accessed via South Dakota State Agency Databases  and South Dakota State Library: Digital Collections.

Most documents are cataloged and may be located using the library’s catalog.

Many federal documents are available electronically, they can be accessed via U.S. Government Printing Office MetaLib database.


The Devereaux Library has  journal titles in print form. The collection includes technical journals and popular magazines. In addition the library offers magazines in Overdrive.

All journals are cataloged and may be located using the library’s catalog.

Lists of all journal titles including electronic and print are available at OCLC  A to Z Titles.


The Devereaux Library has numerous maps, primarily of the Black Hills and surrounding regions. Most of these maps were produced by U.S.G.S.; including topographic, geologic and other maps. Commercially produced maps as well as those produced by other governmental agencies are also available. In addition to current maps, the library also has many historic maps including the Sanborn maps for South Dakota.

All maps are cataloged and may be located using the library’s catalog.

The library also has numerous atlases available.


The Devereaux Library subscribes to a number of newspapers. Only the current week of each title is retained. These newspapers are housed in the library’s popular reading area, Downtime. Additional newspapers are available electronically, check the journals lists, EBSCO A-Z  and OCLC A to Z Titles.

Patents and Trademarks

The Devereaux Library is a United States Patent and Trademark Depository Library, the only one in the state of South Dakota.

Current patent and trademark information is available only online:  Older print volumes of gazettes as well as some manuals and guides are available in the patent area at the library.

All print patent resources are cataloged and may be located using  the library’s catalog.

South Dakota Mines Theses and Dissertations

The Devereaux Library has copies of theses and dissertations written by those who have obtained a Master’s degree and/or Ph.D. at South Dakota Mines. There are lending copies available for most of these available on the library’s open shelves that may be checked-out. The original work is housed in the Archives. All theses are cataloged and may be located using the library’s catalog.

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     WE have so much more…

Academic Search Premier *
Access Engineering *
Access Science * ACS *
Advanced Technologies
& Aerospace Collection *
AHFS Consumer
Medication Information *
Alt HealthWatch *
Ancestry Library *
Applied Science & Technology *
Archives Unbound *
AVON (Academic Videos Online) *
Biological Science Collection *
Black Freedom Struggle in the
United States * Books and Authors *
Britannica Academic *
British Periodicals * 
Business Searching Interface *
Business Source Premier *
CAS SciFinder * Consumer Health
Complete * CultureGrams *
Deadwood/Black Hills Newspapers
Index 1877-1900 * Digital Library
of South Dakota * Digital Public
Library of America * Dissertations
& Theses Global Dissertations &
Theses @ South Dakota Mines *
Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic
Science Database * Ebook Central *
eBook Collection * EBSCO MegaFILE *
EBSCOhost * Engineering 
Collection * Engineering Village *
Environmental Science Collection *
ERIC * European Views of the
Americas (EBSCO) * FirstSearch * Fold3 *
Funk and Wagnall's New World 
Encyclopedia * Gale e-Books * GeoRef *
GeoRef in Process * GeoScienceWorld *
Google Books * Google Scholar *
govinfo * GreenFILE *HathiTrust *
Health Source - Consumer 
Edition * Health Source -
Nursing/Academic * HeritageQuest *
Hoopla * IEEE All Society Periodicals
Package * Indian Country Today 
Index: 1996-2003 * Indigenous Peoples *
IOPscience * Journal List – OCLC *
JSTOR * Knovel * Learning Express
Library * Libby * Library Catalog -
(PRIMO) * Library, Information 
Science & Technology Abstracts *
MasterFILE Complete * Materials
Science Collection * MedlinePlus® *
Meteorological & Geoastrophysical
Abstracts * Minneapolis Star-Tribune
* MLA International Bibliography *
Natural Science Collection *
New York Times * Newspaper 
Source (EBSCO) * Nineteenth Century
U.S. Newspapers * OCLCFirstSearch *
Open Dissertations (EBSCO) 
* OpenSky * Performing Arts
Periodicals Database * Physical
Review Journals * Points of View
Reference Center * PRIMO, the
Library Catalog
* Professional
Development Collection *
ProQuest * PubMed® * Rapid City
Journal Index 1990-2000 * Readers'
Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 *
Regional Business News * Research
Library * Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Online * Science Database *
ScienceDirect * Scitation * SciTech
Premium Collection * SDSL: Catalog
*Sioux Falls Argus Leader *
Sioux Falls Argus Leader Index: 
January 1, 1979 – December 31, 
1995 * Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Index: January 1, 1996 – April 1, 2003
* South Dakota Digital
Archives * South Dakota Legal
Self-Help:Forms * South Dakota State
Agency Databases * South Dakota
State Library:Digital Collections
* South Dakota State Newspapers
* State Agency Databases *
Technology Collection * U.S.
Government Printing Office MetaLib
* US Newsstream * USA Today *
Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition)
* Washington Post (online)
* Web of Science * World 
Politics Review (EBSCO) *
WorldCat Discovery

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