Databases

Find contact information and more about 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more. Get the app for iOS.
A student or traveler resource, which provides in-depth coverage of over 175 countries.  
Travel guides for over 200 world cities.
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.
Provides research information for genealogy seekers. Specific collections include: Birth, Marriage, & Death records; U.S. Federal Census records (1790-present); Freedman's Bank records (1865-present); and, Military Records (World War I & II). 
Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records. May only be used within the library, not available from home.
 Homework help, World Book Encyclopedia, Mango Languages and much more. 
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.
Offers many top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines including more than 436,000 full-text biographies and thousands of unique narrative biographies.
Easily accessible and understandable health and medical information for the everyday consumer. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
Search and scan through a vast, openly available collection of American items, including books, documents, works of art, science, and records of America’s heritage. Search millions of items by timeline, map, format, subject, and partner. 
An online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
2017 edition. Released by the Division of Municipal Finance and also available at www.municipalfinance.ri.gov/resources/directory.
A single search box for direct access to full-text content available through AskRI databases.
Offers access to education literature and resources. Database contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents.
Download eBooks, eAudiobooks (including narrated picture books) and stream movies for free from the library's eZone for Kids.
Download eBooks, eAudiobooks or stream movies for free from the library's eZone for Teens.
Features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia, with alphabetically arranged articles, illustrations and maps. Updated annually.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is an eBook collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials are searchable and indexed with full-text entries. You have the ability to print, download, cite, and email from the database. Currently available in-library only. [Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).]
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.
Comprehensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias, and nonfiction books. Includes more than 61,100 historical documents; 66,000 historical biographies; more than 110,200 photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files.
 "You can learn anything."  Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.
The official kids' portal for the U.S. government,  kids, parents and teachers are linked to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.
The #1 Kids safe search engine powered by Google.
Provides practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.
Full-text database of more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism; more than 252,000 author biographies; also includes over 693,000 book reviews, author interviews and information on classic and contemporary poems, short stories, classic texts and more.
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. Get the App: iOS, Android
Contains the full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full text for nearly 500 reference books, 86,017 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an image collection of 341,655 photo, maps and flags.
Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
Investment research center, includes mutual funds, stocks, and ETFs.
Investment research center, includes mutual funds, stocks, and ETFs.
Find your next great read! Recommended reading lists for adults, teens and kids. Includes author and title read-alikes, genre outlines, book discussion guides, award lists & more. Check the Library Catalog from your selection!
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.
Find contact information for more than 24 million businesses & 262 million consumers. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, finding friends and relatives, and more.
Annually children in grades 3 to 6 have the opportunity to vote on their favorite book from a ballot of 20 selections nominated for the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award by a panel of librarians, reading specialists and teachers. Children vote as part of their class or with their local public library. The award began in 1990 as a joint project of the RI State Council of the International Reading Association, RILA and RIEMA, under the coordination of RI OLIS.
School Library Journal's list of the top 100 Children's Novels of all time.
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 periodicals. Topics include assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, teacher education and much more.
The poetry and plays of William Shakespeare compiled by students at MIT.
Current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.
Over 500 online continuing education courses, including courses for personal development.
Wolfram Alpha is a computational search engine, or "answer engine.” Search box accepts natural language input in keyword, phrase, or sentence format, as well as mathematical equations. Information provided by subject specialists and field professionals.
Find a world of facts to explore in Kids—the website specially designed just for young students! All students and especially visual learners will instantly be enthralled with images, videos, and maps that grab their attention and help them learn.
World Book offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
One-stop location for writer's resources. Topics include the mechanics of writing, grammar, fundamentals of research, and much more.