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Scholarly resource provides indexing and abstracts for more than 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals.

Find information on topics of current interest including business, education, the environment, history, homeschooling, science and technology.  Features Newsweek, Popular Science, Mother Earth News, Science Illustrated, Smithsonian and more.

Find information on topics related to business, health, education, the environment, government, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, broadcast transcripts, periodicals and web-only content featuring The Call and USA Today. Also includes Special...

The Call (Search 7/16/08-Current)

Find information on topics related to business, community issues and events, education, government, politics and more.

Search census, birth, death, and marriage certificates, newspaper & historical stories, photos, historical maps and other media. In-library access only. No login or password required.

AskRI: Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center

Repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added on a regular basis. All content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Biography Collection Complete offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas. This database...

Search for a job, write an effective resume, or prepare for an interview with a career tutor.

Designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Covers topics such as...

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia, with alphabetically arranged articles, illustrations and maps. Updated annually.

Greenfile Includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with full-text genealogy and local history collections. Hint: In the partially indexed 1930 Census, choose Browse to view records by state, county and location

World’s most comprehensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and nonfiction books from leading history publishers. Also includes full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, and contains more than 61,100...

For Grades K-12, Intro to College & Adult Learners. Available every day from 2-10 p.m. Service provided by AskRI.org and powered by Tutor.com

EBSCO’s interface designed for students in grades K through 5. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases.

Practice tests and tutorials for SAT, ACT, GED, US Citizenship, job skills and more. Provided by Askri.org . Your library card barcode is needed to login.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics,...

Comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Full-text database of more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary...

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages such as Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Greek, Italian and more. There is even instruction in learning English as a second language! Provided by Askri.org .

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full...

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy,...

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also...

Readers' advisory tool provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles and a wide range of feature content to enable library staff to serve fiction readers of all ages. Includes author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.

Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Companion medical database to the Magill's Medical Guide. Research diseases and their treatments from up to the minute resources. Contact the Reference Desk for the password.

ProQuest Information and Learning's Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides academic and public libraries digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. In electronic form, Sanborn Maps take on much improved value over the microfilm versions...

Searchasaurus (Primary Search): Designed for elementary school students. Contains full text for more than 70 popular elementary school magazines and provides students with encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Includes the American Heritage, Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from...

Research assistance for students in grades 1-12. Topics include arts & media, English & language arts, business, careers, current issues, health, history, math, science, social studies, sports and technology. Searchable by reading level.

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

TOPICsearch contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.