A to Z databases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to Library, Academic, and Government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household within the U.S.
Rhode Island’s Statewide Reference Resource Center.
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.
Enjoy unlimited access to digital comics, graphic novels, and manga. Each title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet, or phone—no holds or waitlists required! Use the link above to access the Full Collection from your computer, or download the LibraryPass app to your smart device. Available only to Jamestown Philomenian Library cardholders.
Enjoy unlimited access to digital comics, graphic novels, and manga. Each title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet, or phone—no holds or waitlists required! Use the link above to access the Youth Collection from your computer, or download the LibraryPass app to your smart device. Available only to Jamestown Philomenian Library cardholders.
Access easy-to-understand consumer health and medical information. Provides basic medical definitions and basic overviews of health-related topics.
Magazine, newspaper and professional journal articles, general reference books, primary source documents, and more.
Includes Consumer Reports.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world's leading magazines and reference books.
Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, and more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures.
Jamestown Press is the local newspaper for Jamestown Rhode Island. Features obituaries; does not include police notices or advertising.
Learning Express Library offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.
Comprehensive literary database, with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. It combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs.
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.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
Many families with aging adults are unaware of the several available memory care options and programs in their area that can help them support a high quality of life. So we created a free resource guide that highlights the best memory care facilities in Rhode Island. Check out our Rhode Island Memory Care Guide.
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.
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Recommended fiction reading lists for adults, teens and kids. Includes the most comprehensive guide to fiction series, author read-alikes, genre outlines, discussion guides, award lists & more.
Most assisted living communities offer residents the choice of all-inclusive or fee-for-service pricing. All-inclusive means that a single monthly fee covers rent, meals and any additional services a resident chooses such as housekeeping or transportation. Fee-for-service means a resident pays only for those services they use. Typically, if a resident intends to use the full suite of services an assisted living residence offers, it is less expensive to choose the all-inclusive model. If a resident will only require certain services or will use outside assistance for certain services, then the fee-for-service approach offers better cost savings. A more detailed review of assisted living pricing models is available here.
Understanding the costs associated with senior care and finding programs that offer care and / or financial assistance can be complicated. To assist Rhode Island residents in better understanding these matters, this webpage will cover the average costs of assisted living, home care, and adult day care throughout the state. Programs that provide assistance, both in the home and in the community, will also be covered.
The programs found on this page include everything that the state of Rhode Island has to offer as far as senior care assistance. However, there are additional programs that are available on a national level, as well as others that are available locally and privately. To assist in one’s search for the program that is most suitable for the situation, please use our free Resource Locator Tool.
Includes a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Covers hundreds of topics and includes an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
Full text of popular, elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, with easy-to-read entries written specifically for kids.
Explore Providence history through local news, events and people with the Providence Journal Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Connects you to education and career resources from WaytoGoRI, AskRI, EmployRI, Network RI, RIDE and more. Includes valuable state and web resources.
As an agency committed to access and achievement, the vision for the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) is that all Rhode Islanders have the opportunity to thrive at home, work and in the community.
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.
The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.