One of the greatest resources that the library can offer is homework and research help. How? Through the incredible online databases, books, and other resources that we can provide for you at the library and through our website.
With our help, we’ll show you how to navigate the web to find credible websites to use for your school report, as well as show you how to use multiple databases to find scholarly articles, journals, primary documents, and encyclopedias that you can use for that paper you need to write. Below is a listing of resources that are better than anything you will ever find on Wikipedia:
Homework Help RI
Connects you to free, live tutors online. Five different centers, the Student Center, College Center, Adult Education Centers, Career Center, and ProofPoint Writing Center offer a wide range of services. For example, the Student Center can help with studying for exams and homework help, while the College Center is ideal for students needing exam prep, finding a job, and reviewing course work.
Provides encyclopedic articles, videos, pictures, and maps that your teacher will appreciate more than that entry you found on Wikipedia. Includes World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, and many other options.
Student Research Center
Searches through magazines, books and encyclopedias, biographies, radio and TV news transcripts, country reports, state/ province reports, primary source documents, photos, flags, maps, film and videos. A great database with many ways to search for what you are looking for!
Kids Search and Searchasaurus
Colorful, easy to use websites that are great for younger students who are looking for information on topics such as animals, arts and music, geography and history, health, news, language arts, math, science, social studies, and sports.
Parlez-vous francais? If you’d like to learn French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, or any of the other 34 languages offered on Mango, then this site can help you with lessons, reviews, and quizzes so that you’ll be on your way to being fluent in the language that you’ve always wanted to learn.
These resources are available through AskRI and EBSCOhost. They can be accessed through our library homepage by clicking on the logo’s featured below.
Certain databases may ask for you library card to sign in. For a FREE library card, please visit your local library with a photo ID and proof of Rhode Island residency.