Information on frauds and scams, gift cards and fraud, retirement and estate planning advice.
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.
Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records. *Ancestry.com is now available from home after logging in with your library card and pin.
Provides guidance in retirement planning, college affordability and personal finance.
Rhode Island’s Online Reference Center provided by Providence Public Library with the support of OLIS (Office of Library and Information Services). Students, jobseekers, librarians and educators, and the curious can all reach the information they need. Includes Homework help, World Book Encyclopedia, Mango Languages, and much more. Free for Rhode Island residents.
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.
DIY auto repair from EBSCO. 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.
Contains fact sheets and resources that can help you discuss health information with your health care provider.
Report scams and identity theft, check ratings and complaints on local businesses.
Offers many top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines including more than 436,000 full-text biographies and thousands of unique narrative biographies.
Provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this resource is organized by topics ranging from staying healthy to life stages to issues concerning specific populations.
Provides independent reviews, age ratings, and other information about all types of media, including books, movies, and series.
Government agency that protects consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law. They arm people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.
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.
The popular driver education platform Driving-Tests.org is now available for free through the Barrington Public Library. Patrons can access Driving-Tests to start preparing for their DMV knowledge exam by https://barringtonpl.driving-tests.org/rhode-island/ Tests can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. With the motto of "everyone can be a safe driver," Driving-Tests provides Barrington Public Library patrons with unlimited access to official state driver's manuals, online practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver's license (CDL), an exam simulator, and a DMV-related FAQ.
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.
With all the information (and misinformation) available on the Internet, this tutorial created by the National Library of Medicine shows you how to evaluate health information found on the Web.
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.
Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability. Flipster is brought to you by AskRI.org.
Features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia, with alphabetically arranged articles, illustrations and maps. Updated annually.
A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. Create a username and password to access your progress as you build your business plan.
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. Remote password: 21332. [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).]
With in-depth coverage of over 175 countries, Global Road Warrior is the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide.
Created by the National Institute on Aging, this site is designed to help older adults remain fit and active.
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.
HealthReach offers quality health information in many languages, including some audio and video resources.
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 #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.
Offers professionally draft specialized documents in many legal subject areas including: bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, incorporate, LLC, landlord/tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate, taxes, and last will. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word or Adobe format and can be edited and used with minor modifications to suit your needs by simply "filling in the blanks" with relevant and accurate information.
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.
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.
The place to start for quality health information in both English and Spanish. The site offers hundreds of health topics, drug information, interactive health check tools, surgery videos, 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!
Provides information to help you make healthful eating choices.
The Federal Trade Commission has created a Consumer Information resource called "...Pass It On" with a variety of articles, presentations, video and activities to help you start a conversation and pass on some information that could help someone you know. Topics include identity theft, imposter scams, charity scams, health care scams, home repair scams 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.
This gateway is designed to help you access the tools that you will need to plan, start, and maintain your business or non-profit. Created the RI Department of State.
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.
TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games. For kids and teens, this collection is accessible anywhere, anytime with an internet connection. Library cards are not required for access. TumbleBook Library is available via AskRI through August 31, 2020.
Gale Presents: Udemy can help improve your career skills or further develop a personal interest with access to more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses. Explore the many options across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more taught by world-class instructors. Udemy access is provided by AskRI.org. Use your Ocean State Libraries card barcode to create an account and access. Download the Udemy for Business app and unleash your potential. Available for iOS and Android.
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.
Provides toolkits to give you ways to improve your well-being in different areas of your life.