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Auto Repair Reference Center
Complete automotive repair manuals for vehicles from 1945-present.  All content has been created by ASE certified technicians. (Remote Access Available)

Biography Reference Center
Comprehensive collection of over 177,000 full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas.

Career Library
Resource for career and college research  helping users match their interests to occupations, education prospects, and more.  (Remote Access Available)

EBSCOhost Database Collection
Search many databases at once. List of links to all EBSCO reference and research databases. Provides access to articles, magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, pamphlets, etc. covering all subject areas.  Available in 13 languages. Provided by OSL and  Mobile device users: connect here.  (Remote Access Available)

E-Zone Downloadable Media
Checkout and download audiobooks and ebooks from home with a valid Rhode Island Public Library card. You must have a computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of digital materials you wish to check out. Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at this site.

Track legislation and votes in the United States Congress.  (Remote Access Available)

Health: Consumer Health Complete

Full text articles from health reference books, encyclopedias, pamphlets, newswires, alternative health sources, etc. Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine, drug and herb information & much more. Available in 13 languages. (Remote Access Available)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Features scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines.  This database is updated daily.  (Remote Access Available)

History Reference Center

Comprehensive history database designed for secondary through undergraduate college research.  (Remote Access Available)

Kids Search
For elementary/middle school students (K-8). User-friendly interface covering key subject areas. Includes Primary Search, EBSCO Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, photos, maps, flags and much more. Automatically searches all appropriate databases simultaneously.  (Remote Access Available)

Learning Express Library
Skill building courses and online practice tests that are true previews of the official tests, including the ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, U.S. Citizenship exams, Computer Skills courses & more.  Provided by  Please note: when you use Learning Express Library for the first time you will have to create a personal account by selecting "new user" and registering a username and password.  (Remote Access Available)

Literary Reference Center
Comprehensive database that includes plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, poems, short stories, classic novels and more. (Remote Access Available)

Mango Languages
Language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 20 languages and includes a text translator. Provided by  (Remote Access Available)

MasterFILE Premier
Magazine, newspaper, general reference, business, health, education, general interest, general science, multicultural issues and more. Reference books, biographies, primary source documents.  This database is updated daily. Available in 13 languages.  (Remote Access Available)

Complete readers’ fiction resource. Most comprehensive guide to fiction series. Recommended reading lists for adults, teens, and kids. Includes Readers’ advisory, genre outlines, discussion guides, awards lists & more.  (Remote Access Available)

NoveList K-8
Comprehensive guide to fiction created especially for teens and kids. Includes Awards Lists, Grab & Go Book Lists, Recommended Reads, Picture Book Extenders & more.  (Remote Access Available)

Points of View Reference Center
Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.  (Remote Access Available)

ReferenceUSA Business Directory

Directory of over 14 million US businesses, including home-based businesses. Provided by  (Remote Access Available)

State of Rhode Island General Assembly

Legislative information, background on the House and Senate, plus educational information about lawmaking. (Remote Access Available)

Student Research Center
For secondary school students, user-friendly interface searches many databases at once. Search by content type: magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film & video. Includes TOPICsearch, Health Source, and Newspaper Source, an online dictionary, encyclopedia and much more. Available in 13 languages.  (Remote Access Available)

Federal legislative information provided by the Library of Congress.  (Remote Access Available)

World Book Web & Digital Libraries
Premier online reference suite includes articles & current news, historic & primary source documents, atlases & maps, timelines, literary works & more.  Provided by  (Remote Access Available).  Verizon FIOS customers and out-of-state Rhode Islanders connect here.

Access all World Book Digital Libraries:
Early Peoples
Inventions & Discoveries
Living Green
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Hispaníca Saber