Resource Databases

Arts & Culture

Internet Movie Database
The most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on movies, TV and celebrities.

Rotten Tomatoes
Comprehensive summaries of critical reviews of theatrical releases and DVDs.

Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism periods (1000-1850), currently containing over 29.000 reproductions. Picture commentaries, artist biographies are available. Guided tours, period music, catalogue, free postcard and other services are provided.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Artcyclopedia
A search engine for art and artist information online.

Providence Performing Arts Center
Venue for concerts, national theater tours, and free local events. Contains series schedules plus ticket and booking information. Downtown Providence.

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum
The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, also known as the RISD Museum, is Rhode Island’s leading museum of fine and decorative art, housing a collection of 84,000 objects of...

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Established in 1967, the RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the...

RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Trinity Repertory Company
Trinity Repertory Company is a non-profit regional theater located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Automobiles

Auto Repair Reference Center
Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Accessible for free through EBSCOhost.

EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet where you can search databases to access many articles and publications, from mainstream magazines to academic journals.

Car Survey Online
Thousands of car reviews online with daily updates!

Driver's Ed Instruction
Your Driver Education program contains the following state-specific information:
10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests...

Kelley Blue Book

State of MA Registry of Motor Vehicles

State of RI Department of Motor Vehicles

Biography

African American Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important African American writers. Presents scholar-signed essays prepared by experts in the field.

African Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Contains essays on African writers from seventeen countries writing in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and indigenous languages. Subjects span the late nineteenth century to the present.

American Men & Women of Science - Gale Virtual Reference Library
Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

American Nature Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides a history and criticism of the nature writing genre and biographical and critical essays on individual writers, including novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, and short story writers. Part of Scribner Writers Series.

American Writers Series: Literary Biographies (Scribner Writers Series)
American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies (Scribner Writers Series) Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important American writers. Presents scholar-signed essays prepared by experts in the field.

Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome
Covers ancient Greek and Roman writers of the classical period. Entries include biographical information, as well as discussion of the themes and styles of major works.

British Writers Collection - Gale Virtual Ebooks (Scribner's Writer Series)
Covers writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the fourteenth century to the present day. Includes in-depth critical and biographical analysis.

Biography Reference Center

World Book Encyclopedia

Business

Case Base: Case Studies in Global Business (Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks)
Covers business case studies focused on issues in emerging markets and emerging industries across the globe.


EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet where you can search databases to access many articles and publications, from mainstream magazines to academic journals.


Encyclopedia of American Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.


Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and ot...


Encyclopedia of Global Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.


Encyclopedia of Small Business
Provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.


Harvard Business School Research Guides
Topics range from Agribusiness to Venture Capital & Private Equity. Information on "hot" industries.


Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau of the United States and Canada offers consumers and businesses resources including business and charity reviews, complaints, and accredited...


SUNY Albany Industry Information Guide
Overview on finding industry information for business researchers.


U.S. Business Reporter
Company and Industry reports and statistics.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Careers & Employment

EmployRI Network Online
Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Rhode Island. Search jobs, create resumes, find education and training.

Encyclopedia of American Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.


Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and ot...


Encyclopedia of Small Business
Provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.


Career OneStop & America's Job Bank
Your pathway to career success.
Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay...


Rhode Island/Massachusetts Jobview


RI Department of Labor and Training

Consumer Information

Consumer Reports Magazine
Search the archive for articles by subject or browse through recent years of issues, most with full text articles available. Citations and records going back to issues in the 1980's.


EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet where you can search databases to access many articles and publications, from mainstream magazines to academic journals.


Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau of the United States and Canada offers consumers and businesses resources including business and charity reviews, complaints, and accredited...


Consumer Reports WebWatch
The leader in investigative reporting on credibility and trust online.


Recalls.Gov
Official US Government website, including recalls from various Federal Agencies.


State of RI Consumer Protection Unit
Office of the State of Rhode Island Attorney General - The Consumer Protection Unit investigates and mediates consumer complaints concerning unfair and unlawful business practices and misleading...


United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
The CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

Education

Ask RI
Your source for answers and a whole lot more! The online portal of the Statewide Reference Resource Center, allows Rhode Island residents 24/7 access to a wealth of free information and learning resources.


Big Future (by the College Board)
Step-by-step advice and interactive tools to help you get started navigating the college planning process, explore majors and careers, get in to schools you like, and figure out how best to pay for it. Features practice tests for the SAT, information about AP Credit and resources for parents.


EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet where you can search databases to access many articles and publications, from mainstream magazines to academic journals.


On-Line College Database
The College Database provides information to ease the decision making process for post-secondary education for high school students, college students and adult learners. Prospective students searching for college and university information for schools in the United States can find tuition, enrollment, university type, location based information with integrated Google Maps for usability, and v...


Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in ...


The College Blue Book - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.


A Guide to Affordable Colleges Online
Some people believe that cost and quality always go hand in hand. That attending a college with a higher price tag means receiving a higher quality education. While many expensive institutions do...


College Board Online
The most comprehensive resource for education and career decision making. Resources for students and parents for researching and selecting a college, tests, training and financial...


Federal Student Aid
At the office of Federal Student Aid we ensure that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education or training beyond high...


FinAid
Comprehensive, informative and objective Financial Aid information. The first stop on the web for students looking for ways to finance their...


Rhode Island Teacher Certification
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Website - Office of Educator Quality and Certification
Find information here about certification for educator practice and...

Encyclopedias

Ask RI
Your source for answers and a whole lot more! The online portal of the Statewide Reference Resource Center, allows Rhode Island residents 24/7 access to a wealth of free information and learning resources.


Encyclopedia Judaica
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.



Encyclopedia of American Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.



Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.



Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and ot...


Encyclopedia of Global Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.



Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.



Encyclopedia of Modern China
Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.



Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature
Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.



Gale Encyclopedia of American Law
Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.


The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.



Biography Reference Center


World Book Encyclopedia

Film

Internet Movie Database
The most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on movies, TV and celebrities.


Rotten Tomatoes
Comprehensive summaries of critical reviews of theatrical releases and DVDs.


Rhode Island Film & TV Office
Support and advocacy for filmmakers and television producers doing work in the state.

Financial & Investment

Encyclopedia of American Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.


Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and ot...


Encyclopedia of Global Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.


Encyclopedia of Small Business
Provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.


Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in ...


Currency Converter
A universal currency converter with several tools, information about exchange rates and also descriptions and history of all the world's currencies.

Food

All Recipes
Allrecipes is the #1 place for recipes, cooking tips, and how-to food videos—all rated and reviewed by millions of home cooks.

Genealogy

American College of Heraldry
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of heraldry in the United States.


Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is a popular, paid subscription-based service for searching genealogy records.


Biography Reference Center


Cyndi's List
A large categorized directory of sites useful for genealogical research, with hundreds of thousands of links.


Ellis Island Online
Searchable database and copies of passenger manifests of ships arriving at Ellis Island from 1892 – 1924.


Family Search
Search for family ancestors. Billions of free family tree, family history, ancestry, genealogy and census records.


Massachusetts Archive
The Massachusetts Archives holds the official records created by Massachusetts state government.


Tiverton_Genealogy
This guide will assist you with your research on Tiverton, RI and related genealogical questions.

General Reference

American Decades Primary Sources - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more. (in 10 Volumes from 1900-1999)


Ask RI
Your source for answers and a whole lot more! The online portal of the Statewide Reference Resource Center, allows Rhode Island residents 24/7 access to a wealth of free information and learning resources.


EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet where you can search databases to access many articles and publications, from mainstream magazines to academic journals.


Encyclopedia Judaica
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.


Encyclopedia of American Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.


Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.


Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and ot...


Encyclopedia of Global Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.


Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.


Encyclopedia of Modern China
Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.


Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature
Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.


Gale Encyclopedia of American Law
Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.


The African American Almanac - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.


The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.


This Who We Were Series - 1910's
This is Who We Were: In the 1910s explores American life in the 1910s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.


This Who We Were Series - 1920's
This is Who We Were: In the 1920s explores American life in the 1920s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.


This Who We Were Series - 1940's
A companion resource to the 1940 Census recently released by the US National Archives, This is Who We Were provides the reader with a deeper understanding of what life was like in America in 1940 and how it compares statistically to life today. Using both original material from the 1940 Census, readers will find richly-illustrated Personal Profiles, Economic Data, and Current Events to give meanin...



This Who We Were Series - 1950's
This is Who We Were: In the 1950s provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day to day life in America in 1950. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.


This Who We Were Series - 1960's
This is Who We Were: In the 1960s explores American life in the 1960s – a truly tumultuous and pivotal decade in our nation. Readers will uncover what life was like for ordinary Americans as they lived through a Social Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War, all in the span of 10 short years. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students ...


Biography Reference Center


Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary


World Book Encyclopedia


World Factbook
The online edition presented by the C.I.A. Includes country profiles and maps. The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography,...

Geography

Cities of the United States - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.


Countries of the World and Their Leaders - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
A compilation of U.S. Department of State reports on contemporary political and economic conditions, government personnel and policies, political parties, religions, history, education, press, radio and TV, climate, and other characteristics of selected countries of the world; together with travel alerts, passport and visa information, world health information for travelers, and customs and duty t...


Encyclopedia of Global Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.



U*X*L Encyclopedia of Biomes
Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.


Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.


World Book Encyclopedia


World Factbook
The online edition presented by the C.I.A. Includes country profiles and maps. The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography,...

Government

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law
Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.


USA.gov
Home page of the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information.


Federal Judicial Center
Has biographies about justices, historical and educational materials about the Supreme Court.


Federal Tax Forms


Government Documents
The U.S. Government Printing Office


Rhode Island State Tax Forms
Rhode Island Division of Taxation.


State Government of Rhode Island
The Official Web Site of the State of Rhode Island.


State of MA Registry of Motor Vehicles


State of RI Department of Motor Vehicles


U.S. Chamber of Commerce


United States Courts
Explains how the US court system functions.


United States House of Representatives


United States Senate

Health & Medicine

Anatomy Atlases
Anatomy Atlases is a digital library of anatomy information. Also has several linkes to other digital archives and libraries.


Consumer Health Complete


Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

Human Diseases and Conditions - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Medline Plus
National Institute of Health & National Library of Medicine. Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.


The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.


The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence
Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors & Caregivers
Covers various issues related to one's aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications, for said diseases for this population. Also includes topics specific to the aging population, but beyond descriptions of medical diagnoses.


The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests
Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical include definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.


UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders
Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.

American Dental Association

Center for Disease Control & Protection

Health Insurance Marketplace
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added several new...

Tribal Healthcare
Provides consumer education materials and training tools for community representatives, to support American...

History

American Decades 1900-1999 - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (10 Volumes covering 1900-1999).

American Decades 2000 - 2009 - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

American Decades Primary Sources - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more. (in 10 Volumes from 1900-1999)


Cities of the United States - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.


Countries of the World and Their Leaders - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
A compilation of U.S. Department of State reports on contemporary political and economic conditions, government personnel and policies, political parties, religions, history, education, press, radio and TV, climate, and other characteristics of selected countries of the world; together with travel alerts, passport and visa information, world health information for travelers, and customs and duty t...


Encyclopedia of Global Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.


Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.


Encyclopedia of Modern China
Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.


Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War
Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.


The African American Almanac - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.


This Who We Were Series - 1910's
This is Who We Were: In the 1910s explores American life in the 1910s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.


This Who We Were Series - 1920's
This is Who We Were: In the 1920s explores American life in the 1920s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.


This Who We Were Series - 1940's
A companion resource to the 1940 Census recently released by the US National Archives, This is Who We Were provides the reader with a deeper understanding of what life was like in America in 1940 and how it compares statistically to life today. Using both original material from the 1940 Census, readers will find richly-illustrated Personal Profiles, Economic Data, and Current Events to give meanin...


This Who We Were Series - 1950's
This is Who We Were: In the 1950s provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day to day life in America in 1950. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.


This Who We Were Series - 1960's
This is Who We Were: In the 1960s explores American life in the 1960s – a truly tumultuous and pivotal decade in our nation. Readers will uncover what life was like for ordinary Americans as they lived through a Social Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War, all in the span of 10 short years. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students ...


U*X*L Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.


Digital History
Using new technologies to enhance teaching and research. Enhances history teaching and research through primary sources, online textbooks, extensive reference resources, and...

Index to Historic and Architectural Resources of Tiverton
Index to Historic and Architectural Resources of Tiverton, RI (Providence, RI: Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1983) created by library staff member, Jason Eckhardt.


National Archives
Valuable government records are preserved and are available for researching an historical topic that interests you.


Rhode Island Historical Society


Rhode Island State Archives Division
Rhode Island's historical public records, available for research, which date from 1638 to the present. Also features exhibits that are free and open to the public.


The Library of Congress


World Book Encyclopedia


World History Index
Index of Web resources, primarily for use by historians, history scholars, and students.

Homework Help

Ask RI
Your source for answers and a whole lot more! The online portal of the Statewide Reference Resource Center, allows Rhode Island residents 24/7 access to a wealth of free information and learning resources.


Experiment Central: Understanding Scientific Principles Through Projects
Includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments, and covers nine key science curriculum fields; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, food science, geology, meteorology and physics. Arranged alphabetically and arranged by scientific concept or theory, including Acid rain, Biomes, Cells, Chemical Energy, Earthquakes, Electricity, Greenhouse effect, Heat, Rocks and Minerals, Sound...


Literary Movements for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements
Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.


Literary Newsmakers for Students - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.


U*X*L Encyclopedia of Biomes
Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.


U*X*L Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.


U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology
Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.


World Poets
A comprehensive and authoritative reference for student and researchers of poets and poetry.


World Book Encyclopedia

Languages

Mango Languages
The Mango database through our website gives you anytime, anywhere access to a fast, easy, effective language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 38 different languages and ESL.


Visual Link Languages
Learn a Language with free online language lessons, interactive games, and fun lessons.

Law

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law
Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

Literature & Reading

African American Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important African American writers. Presents scholar-signed essays prepared by experts in the field.



African Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Contains essays on African writers from seventeen countries writing in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and indigenous languages. Subjects span the late nineteenth century to the present.



American Nature Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides a history and criticism of the nature writing genre and biographical and critical essays on individual writers, including novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, and short story writers. Part of Scribner Writers Series.



American Writers Series: Literary Biographies (Scribner Writers Series)
American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies (Scribner Writers Series) Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important American writers. Presents scholar-signed essays prepared by experts in the field.



Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome
Covers ancient Greek and Roman writers of the classical period. Entries include biographical information, as well as discussion of the themes and styles of major works.



Black Literature Criticism - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.



British Writers Collection - Gale Virtual Ebooks (Scribner's Writer Series)
Covers writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the fourteenth century to the present day. Includes in-depth critical and biographical analysis.



Epics for Students - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.



Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature
Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.



Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature
Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.



Latino and Latina Writers Collection
Collection of three reference ebooks. Latin American Writers Volume III and Supplement A collection of biographical and critical essays on Latin American writers by scholars from the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Covers chroniclers, novelists, poets, journalists, and playwrights from the sixteenth century to the present. Casas, Bartolomé de las (1474-1566) Oviedo, Gonzalo Fernández de y Vald?...



Literary Movements for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements
Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.



Literary Newsmakers for Students - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.



Modern American Women Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Presents commentary and analysis on American women writers from a variety of ethnic groups and genres. Entries include biographical information, critical analysis, and bibliographies of key primary and secondary works. Angelou, Maya 1928- Bishop, Elizabeth 1911-1979 Bogan, Louise (1897-1970) Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-) Cather, Willa 1873-1947 Chopin, Kate 1850-1904 Dickinson, Emily 1830-1886 Didion,...


Mystery and Suspense Writers: Literature of Crime, Detection, & Espionage
Presents biographical and critical essays covering influential writers of mystery, detective, police, and spy novels. Allingham, Margery (1904-1966) Ambler, Eric (1909-1998) Barnard, Robert (b. 1936) Bentley, E. C. (1875-1956) Blake, Nicholas (1904-1972) Block, Lawrence (b. 1938) Jorge Luis Borges and the Metaphysical Mystery (1899-1986) Buchan, John (1875-1940) Carr, John Dickson (1906-1977) The ...


Poets: American and British - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides information on the lives and works of classic poets. Entries include biographical information, critical analysis, and bibliographies of key primary and secondary works. Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888) Ashbery, John (b. 1927) Auden, W. H. (1907-1973) Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon Poetry Berryman, John (1914-1972) Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979) Blake, William (1757-1827) Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1...


Science Fiction Writers: Critical Studies of the Major Authors from the Early Nineteenth Century to the Present Day
Covers nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers of science fiction. Provides biographical information, the historical and/or literary context of the author's work, synopses of major titles, critical commentary, and a selected bibliography listing books by and about the writer. ------------------------------------ Aldiss, Brian W. (b. 1925) Anderson, Poul (b. 1926) Asimov, Isaac (1920-1992) Ballar...



Supernatural Fiction Writers: Contemporary Fantasy and Horror
Profiles the most significant contemporary British and American writers of fantasy and horror. Entries cover all aspects of each writer's career. ---------------------------- Ackroyd, Peter 1949– Aickman, Robert 1914–1981 Aiken, Joan 1924– Anderson, Poul 1926–2001 Anthony, Piers 1934– Auster, Paul 1947– Barker, Clive 1952– Beagle, Peter S. 1939– Bishop, Michael 1945– Blaylock, Ja...



Twenty-First Century Novels: The First Decade
Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation. - Three Volumes - Volume 1: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian The Accidental Across a...



World Poets
A comprehensive and authoritative reference for student and researchers of poets and poetry.



Writers for Children: Critical Studies of Major Authors Since the Seventeenth Century
Critical studies of major children's authors since the seventeenth century. Entries include biographical information, critical analysis, and bibliographies of key primary and secondary works.



Writers for Young Adults
Critical studies of major young-adult writers. Entries include biographical information, critical analysis, and bibliographies of key primary and secondary works.


Indigenous Peoples' Literature Index
A collection of writings celebrating the rich and diverse cultures of Indigenous Peoples' on Indians.org.



Listing of American Authors, Literary Movements & Websites



NY Times Best Sellers List


Poets.org
Organization presenting poems, biographies of poets, historical and thematic poetry exhibits.


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Online


Tumble Book Cloud
TumbleBookCloud is an online database of over 1000 eBooks, chapter books, National Geographic videos, and audio books geared...

Magazine Articles

EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet where you can search databases to access many articles and publications, from mainstream magazines to academic journals.

Math

The Math Forum
A comprehensive resource for math education on the Internet.

Music

All Music Guide
Complete online database of recorded music.


Record Collectors Guide
This site has just about everything you'd ever want to know about collecting vinyl records.


RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School


Rolling Stone Magazine
The online version of Rolling Stone Magazine: music news, entertainment news, videos, photos, downloads, music reviews, movie reviews.

Newspapers

EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet where you can search databases to access many articles and publications, from mainstream magazines to academic journals.


Boston Globe
Complete coverage from today's edition of the Boston Globe newspaper.


Fall River Herald News
Provides Fall River area news, obituaries, personals, and subscription information.


NY Times
Online edition of the newspaper's recent content with searchable archives for a fee.


Sakonnet Times
Serving Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, Bristol, Warren.


The Newport Daily News
Independent six-day daily newspaper serving Newport County, Rhode Island.


The Providence Journal
Daily newspaper serving the metropolitan area of Providence, Rhode Island.

Reference Ebooks

African American Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important African American writers. Presents scholar-signed essays prepared by experts in the field.

African Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Contains essays on African writers from seventeen countries writing in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and indigenous languages. Subjects span the late nineteenth century to the present.

American Decades 1900-1999 - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (10 Volumes covering 1900-1999).

American Decades 2000 - 2009 - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

American Men & Women of Science - Gale Virtual Reference Library
Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

American Nature Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides a history and criticism of the nature writing genre and biographical and critical essays on individual writers, including novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, and short story writers. Part of Scribner Writers Series.

American Writers Series: Literary Biographies (Scribner Writers Series)
American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies (Scribner Writers Series) Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important American writers. Presents scholar-signed essays prepared by experts in the field.

Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome
Covers ancient Greek and Roman writers of the classical period. Entries include biographical information, as well as discussion of the themes and styles of major works.

Ask RI
Your source for answers and a whole lot more! The online portal of the Statewide Reference Resource Center, allows Rhode Island residents 24/7 access to a wealth of free information and learning resources.

Black Literature Criticism - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

British Writers Collection - Gale Virtual Ebooks (Scribner's Writer Series)
Covers writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the fourteenth century to the present day. Includes in-depth critical and biographical analysis.

Case Base: Case Studies in Global Business (Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks)
Covers business case studies focused on issues in emerging markets and emerging industries across the globe.

Chemical Elements - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.

Cities of the United States - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

Climate Change - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Countries of the World and Their Leaders - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
A compilation of U.S. Department of State reports on contemporary political and economic conditions, government personnel and policies, political parties, religions, history, education, press, radio and TV, climate, and other characteristics of selected countries of the world; together with travel alerts, passport and visa information, world health information for travelers, and customs and duty t...

Encyclopedia of American Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and ot...

Encyclopedia of Global Industries - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia of Modern China
Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.

Encyclopedia of Small Business
Provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

Experiment Central: Understanding Scientific Principles Through Projects
Includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments, and covers nine key science curriculum fields; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, food science, geology, meteorology and physics. Arranged alphabetically and arranged by scientific concept or theory, including Acid rain, Biomes, Cells, Chemical Energy, Earthquakes, Electricity, Greenhouse effect, Heat, Rocks and Minerals, Sound...

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature
Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution - Gale Reference Ebooks
Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

Human Diseases and Conditions - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership fi...

Modern American Women Writers - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Presents commentary and analysis on American women writers from a variety of ethnic groups and genres. Entries include biographical information, critical analysis, and bibliographies of key primary and secondary works. Angelou, Maya 1928- Bishop, Elizabeth 1911-1979 Bogan, Louise (1897-1970) Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-) Cather, Willa 1873-1947 Chopin, Kate 1850-1904 Dickinson, Emily 1830-1886 Didion,...

Mystery and Suspense Writers: Literature of Crime, Detection, & Espionage
Presents biographical and critical essays covering influential writers of mystery, detective, police, and spy novels. Allingham, Margery (1904-1966) Ambler, Eric (1909-1998) Barnard, Robert (b. 1936) Bentley, E. C. (1875-1956) Blake, Nicholas (1904-1972) Block, Lawrence (b. 1938) Jorge Luis Borges and the Metaphysical Mystery (1899-1986) Buchan, John (1875-1940) Carr, John Dickson (1906-1977) The ...

Poets: American and British - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides information on the lives and works of classic poets. Entries include biographical information, critical analysis, and bibliographies of key primary and secondary works. Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888) Ashbery, John (b. 1927) Auden, W. H. (1907-1973) Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon Poetry Berryman, John (1914-1972) Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979) Blake, William (1757-1827) Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1...

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in ...

Science Fiction Writers: Critical Studies of the Major Authors from the Early Nineteenth Century to the Present Day
Covers nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers of science fiction. Provides biographical information, the historical and/or literary context of the author's work, synopses of major titles, critical commentary, and a selected bibliography listing books by and about the writer. ------------------------------------ Aldiss, Brian W. (b. 1925) Anderson, Poul (b. 1926) Asimov, Isaac (1920-1992) Ballar...

Supernatural Fiction Writers: Contemporary Fantasy and Horror
Profiles the most significant contemporary British and American writers of fantasy and horror. Entries cover all aspects of each writer's career. ---------------------------- Ackroyd, Peter 1949– Aickman, Robert 1914–1981 Aiken, Joan 1924– Anderson, Poul 1926–2001 Anthony, Piers 1934– Auster, Paul 1947– Barker, Clive 1952– Beagle, Peter S. 1939– Bishop, Michael 1945– Blaylock, Ja...
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The African American Almanac - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.

The Books of the Bible - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Contains discussions of the writings found in the Old and New Testaments. Provides interpretive essays that deal descriptively with the content, purpose, and theological perspective of each book of the Bible. Primary emphasis is on the Bible as literature.

The College Blue Book - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

This Who We Were Series - 1910's
This is Who We Were: In the 1910s explores American life in the 1910s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.

This Who We Were Series - 1920's
This is Who We Were: In the 1920s explores American life in the 1920s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.

This Who We Were Series - 1940's
A companion resource to the 1940 Census recently released by the US National Archives, This is Who We Were provides the reader with a deeper understanding of what life was like in America in 1940 and how it compares statistically to life today. Using both original material from the 1940 Census, readers will find richly-illustrated Personal Profiles, Economic Data, and Current Events to give meanin...

This Who We Were Series - 1950's
This is Who We Were: In the 1950s provides the reader with a deeper understanding of day to day life in America in 1950. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.

This Who We Were Series - 1960's
This is Who We Were: In the 1960s explores American life in the 1960s – a truly tumultuous and pivotal decade in our nation. Readers will uncover what life was like for ordinary Americans as they lived through a Social Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War, all in the span of 10 short years. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students ...

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Religion & Mythology

Encyclopedia Judaica
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.

Epics for Students - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership fi...

The Books of the Bible - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Contains discussions of the writings found in the Old and New Testaments. Provides interpretive essays that deal descriptively with the content, purpose, and theological perspective of each book of the Bible. Primary emphasis is on the Bible as literature.

U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology
Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life - Gale Virtual Reference Ebook
Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Catholic Encyclopedia
One of the biggest Catholic resources on the Internet, containing more than 10000 articles.

Encyclopedia Mythica
On-line encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, fabulous creatures.

Holy Bible King James Version
Searchable text by chapter or browse by book.

Interfaith Calendar
English calendar dates for holidays and holy days for several different world religions.

Library of Congress: Religion and the Founding of American Republic

Mormon History Database
This database contains numerous articles, theses, and other materials related to the history of Mormonism.

National Humanities Center: Religion in American History

Spertus: Exploring Jewish Learning & Culture

Studies in American Transcendentalism

The Koran
Searchable text by chapter or browse by book.

Virtual Religion Index

World Book Encyclopedia

World Spirituality
Fosters understanding between different spiritual beliefs.

Rhode Island

Ask RI
Your source for answers and a whole lot more! The online portal of the Statewide Reference Resource Center, allows Rhode Island residents 24/7 access to a wealth of free information and learning resources.

Rhode Island Film & TV Office
Support and advocacy for filmmakers and television producers doing work in the state.

Rhode Island Historical Society

Rhode Island State Archives Division
Rhode Island's historical public records, available for research, which date from 1638 to the present. Also features exhibits that are free and open to the public.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Established in 1967, the RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the...

Rhode Island State Tax Forms
Rhode Island Division of Taxation.

RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

RI Public Transit Authority
Updated bus schedules, fares, and information on special services, including travel to tourist attractions around the state.

State of RI Department of Motor Vehicles

Town of Tiverton

Science & Technology

American Men & Women of Science - Gale Virtual Reference Library
Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

Chemical Elements - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.

Climate Change - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

Environmental Encyclopedia
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.

Experiment Central: Understanding Scientific Principles Through Projects
Includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments, and covers nine key science curriculum fields; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, food science, geology, meteorology and physics. Arranged alphabetically and arranged by scientific concept or theory, including Acid rain, Biomes, Cells, Chemical Energy, Earthquakes, Electricity, Greenhouse effect, Heat, Rocks and Minerals, Sound...

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution - Gale Reference Ebooks
Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

U*X*L Encyclopedia of Biomes
Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

NASA's Global Change Master Directory
Use this site to find local global change research data and earth science information from 1200 government agencies.

National Inventors Hall of Fame
Celebrates inventors, and indexes of inventions and inventors with brief biographies.

USA.Gov for Science
Science information from the federal government.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
WHOI is the largest independent oceanographic research institution in the United States.

World Book Encyclopedia

Sports

Magazine Articles About Sports & Recreation
A searchable directory of magazine articles on sports in general, and recreation that are available online.

Sports Almanac
Find facts and figures about different kinds of sports.

USA Track & Field
The governing body for track and field in the United States, this site gives information on news, events, and athletes.

Tax Information

Federal Tax Forms

Listing of U.S. State Tax Forms
Links to State Tax Forms & Filing Options

Massachusetts Tax Forms
Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Rhode Island State Tax Forms
Rhode Island Division of Taxation.

Town of Tiverton

Theater

Providence Performing Arts Center
Venue for concerts, national theater tours, and free local events. Contains series schedules plus ticket and booking information. Downtown Providence.

Trinity Repertory Company
Trinity Repertory Company is a non-profit regional theater located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Travel

CDC Traveler's Health Information
Center for Disease Control's International Travelers' Health Information offers information on contagious diseases and vaccinations.

Flight Delay Information
Real time flight delay information for major U.S. airports.

Fodor's
Search for restaurants or hotels by city, with options to search by name or by criteria (location, price, cuisine etc.)

Mapquest
The digital directory resource for finding anything in the physical world. Includes driving directions.

RI Public Transit Authority
Updated bus schedules, fares, and information on special services, including travel to tourist attractions around the state.

T.F. Green Airport
Located in Warwick, serves Providence and the region.

Weather

Climate Change - Gale Virtual Reference Ebooks
Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Drought Information Center (NOAA)
A collection of sites related to drought and climate conditions in the United States from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

National Hurricane Center (NOAA)
Latest forecasts, information about tropical prediction center, and satellite and radar imagery.

National Weather Service
The National Weather Service is the primary source of weather forecast and warning information for the United States.

World Weather Information Service
World Meteorological Organization providing official observations and forecasts from National Meteorological Services.