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Research Databases A-Z

African American Heritage
(remote access available)
Primary sources devoted specifically to African American family history, including census records, vital records, free/d and slave records, church records, legal records, exclusive access to Black Genesis and AfriGeneas. Provided by Askri.org

American Indian History
Covers more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.

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Ancient & Medieval History
Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

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    Remote Users: At login enter your 14-digit Pawtucket Public Library card number.

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AtoZ Business & Residential
(Remote Access Available)
Detailed information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residential listings.

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    Remote Users: At login enter your 14-digit OSL library card number.

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Auto Repair Reference Center
(Remote Access Available)
Covers vehicles from 1945-present. Includes complete automotive repair manuals originally published in the Chilton Total Car Care Series.
All content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Biography Collection Complete
(Remote Access Available)
Comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, business, sports, entertainment & more.

Career Center
(Remote Access Available)
Search for a job, write an effective resume, or prepare for an interview with a career tutor. Live one-on-one help daily, 2:00 - 10:00pm. The Skills Center Resource Library is available 24/7.

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    Remote Users: At login enter your OSL library card number.

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Consumer Health Complete
(Remote Access Available)
Provides access to easily understandable health and medical information.

EBSCOhost Database Collection
(Remote Access Available)
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
AskRI.org.

E-Zone Downloadable Media
Checkout and download audiobooks and ebooks from home with a valid Pawtucket 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.

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HELIN Catalog
Shared library catalog of the HELIN Library Consortium, which is composed of ten academic libraries, and fifteen health sciences libraries.
Ask A Librarian for assistance obtaining materials in this catalog.

HeritageQuest Online
(Remote Access Available)
Full-text genealogy and local history collections combined with digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records from 1790-1930. Includes Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874). Provided by AskRI.org.

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

Homework Help
(Remote Access Available)
Free online help from real tutors, every day 2pm-10pm. En Español available Sunday-Thursday, 2pm-10pm. Todos los días de 2pm-10pm.
Provided by
AskRI.org.
Home Users:
Minimum Requirements

Kids Search
(Remote Access Available)
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.

Learning Express Library
(Remote Access Available)
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, Job Skills courses, ESL courses & more.
Provided by
AskRI.org.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Remote Users: At login enter your OSL library card number.

    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.

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Literary Reference Center
(Remote Access Available)
Comprehensive database that includes plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, poems, short stories, classic novels and more.
TIP: For Classics click on Browse Works and select Full Text Classics from the drop-down menu.

Mango Languages
(Remote Access Available)
Language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 60 languages and 17 ESL languages. Includes a text translator, film-based learning and free mobile apps.
Provided by
AskRI.org.

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

MEDLINE
(Remote Access Available)
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

NewsBank
(Remote Access Available)
Includes The (Pawtucket) Times, The Valley Breeze Pawtucket Edition and Rhode Island Historical Newspapers.

Rhode Island Historical Newspapers:
Includes: The Pawtucket Times January 1, 1898 – February 28, 1921
and 27 other historical Rhode Island newspapers.

The (Pawtucket) Times: June 10, 2008 - Current
Full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of The Times. Includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Updated daily.

The Valley Breeze Pawtucket Edition: August 19, 2009 – Current
Full-text weekly newspaper serving the cities and towns of Northern Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley.

America's News Magazines:
Access news magazines including National Review, Newsweek Global, Parenting, Science News and many popular titles.

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    Remote Users: At login enter your 14-digit Pawtucket Public Library card number.

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NoveList
(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.

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

Science Online
Covers a broad range of scientific disciplines. Includes experiments, timelines, biographies.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Remote Users: At login enter your 14-digit Pawtucket Public Library card number.

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Student Research Center
(Remote Access Available)
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.

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

Access all World Book Digital Libraries:

Student
Academic
Kids
Discover
Early Peoples

Inventions & Discoveries
Early World of Learning
Living Green
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Hispaníca Saber

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Remote Users: At login enter your 14-digit OSL library card number.
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    * Verizon FIOS customers and out-of-state Rhode Islanders
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