Newsbank collection of full-text U.S. newspapers, current and archives, including the Providence Journal and several other R.I. newspapers. Covers staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
American National Biography offers portraits of men & women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped the nation. Published in 24 volumes in 1999, the ANB is updated semi-annually online, with hundreds of new entries each year and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency. The ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities.
A collection of full-text biographies from a wide variety of sources in history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas.
Cumulating the complete content of Book Review Digest from 1905-1982, this database provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt, and most have at least two.
Consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of Encyclopedia Britannica and additional references, including Britannica's latest article database, Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary, and the Britannica book of the year. New resources are frequently added.
Credo Reference provides an online reference collection of over 617 reference books. This collection includes various dictionaries and encyclopedias, as well as a broad range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art geography and law to technology.
The Films on Demand master collection includes hundreds of streaming videos in anthropology, archival films & newsreels, area studies, art & architecture, biology, business & economics, communication, computers & technology, criminal justice, earth science, education, English & language arts, environmental science, geography, health & medicine, history, mathematics, music & dance, philosophy & religion, physical science, political science, psychology, sociology, and world languages.
On-campus users at Rhode Island College see additional links in the right side column of Google Scholar search results which facilitate access to the library's full text articles. Off-campus, the same library links may be used by clicking on the gear icon in the upper right corner (next to "Sign In"). Select "Scholar Preferences" on the drop down menu, scroll down to "Library Links," then type in the box "Rhode Island College"
RIC currently participates in nine JSTOR archive collections: Arts & Sciences I-VIII and X. Journals in archive collections are always included from volume 1 number 1, and related prior titles, but stop short of current issues. RIC also subscribes to 33 current journals in JSTOR. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.
Streaming films, documentaries and videos available for online viewing at RIC or via your active RIC library account (name & barcode). Featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art, Psychotherapy. net, Symptom Media, and many more. The films can be watched from anywhere, anytime.
Searchable access to full-text information including: National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information; Shepards Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789; Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.
The New York Times (1851 to 2011) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. For more current newspaper coverage, use LexisNexis Academic.
The Oxford DNB is a collection of over 56,000 specially written biographies of men and women who have shaped all aspects of the British past. Updated three time per year with new material published every January, May and October.
A multi-part database of the online versions of Oxford University Press texts. Each topical division contains the searchable version of the latest edition of published dictionaries and encyclopedias. Online texts will be updated after new editions of the print monographs are published.
Full-text of locally-written articles starting with the December 23, 1981 issue can be searched, emailed, or downloaded from the Providence Journal on Newsbank. For today's news, use the print issue or ProJo.com. Selected pre-1984 articles have been indexed by the Providence Public Library for their Rhode Island Index file which may be consulted at the main library, 225 Washington St., Providence (455-8000).
Readers' Guide Retrospective, produced by The H. W. Wilson Company, is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. The complete database covers the years 1890 through 1982.
Interactive encyclopedias for teachers and students of all ages. They contain all of the content available in the print versions, plus images, videos, primary source materials and more.
Access is provided byAskRI, a state program funded through the Office of Library Information Services with the objective of making online resources available to all RI citizens.
WorldCat is a worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions. With millions of online records built from the bibliographic and ownership information of contributing libraries, it is the largest and most comprehensive database of its kind.
VAST: Academic Video Online includes thousands of films (not clips) from dozens of producers and distributors in a wide range of subjects, all licensed for educational use and hosted by Alexander Street Press. VAST comprises collections in Area Studies, Art & Architecture, Black Studies, Business & Economics, Classical Music, Counseling & Therapy, Criminal Justice & Public Safety, Current Affairs, Dance, Education, Ethnic studies, Ethnography, Film Studies, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Health, History, Humanities, Opera, Politics & Current Affairs, Psychology, Rehabilitation Therapy, Religion & Philosophy, Science, Sports Medicine, Theatre, Women’s & Gender Studies, and World Languages & Literature.