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Digital Resources

Books & Movies

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Discover this month’s most exciting new books in the current issue of BookPage.  BookPage is a discovery tool for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres. BookPage is editorially independent; only books highly recommend are featured. Provided by Ocean State Libraries

icon-ezone 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.
logo_hoopla-blue  hoopla
Instantly borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music from anywhere- your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV! All you need is a Pawtucket library card. Hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it's all FREE thanks to your public library!
icon-Kanopy2 Kanopy Movies
Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ?  titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)
icon-literaryreference Literary Reference Center
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.
icon-novelist NoveList
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.
TB rectangle resized 180x75 TumbleBooks – Grades K-6
Animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, graphic novels and books in Spanish and French. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)

Education & Learning

icon-Ancestry2 Ancestry.com Library Edition
Discover your family history and research your family tree. Access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.  Access to Ancestry.com is available from inside the library only.
icon-atoz AtoZ Business & Residential
Detailed information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residential listings.
auto repair source Auto Repair Source
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
icon-learningexpress 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, Job Skills courses, ESL courses & more.
When you use Learning Express Library for the first time you will need to create a personal account by selecting "new user" and registering a username and password.
icon-mango2 Mango Languages
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. Create an account to track your progress on this resource, or use your Rhode Island public library card to use as a guest.
Mobile Device Users: Get the Free App
icon-pointsofview 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.
TutorLogo Tutor.com
Tutor.com provides live tutoring & homework help and test preparation to kindergarten through 12th grade students, plus early college students and adult learners in more than 40 subjects. Tutor is available 7 days a week from 2pm – 10pm.
icon-Udemy Udemy
Improve your career skills or further develop a personal interest with access to more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses. Explore the many options across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more, taught by world-class instructors. First time use: You must enter your Ocean State Libraries card number to create a Udemy account. 
icon-worldbook3 World Book Web & Digital Libraries
Premier online reference suite includes articles & current news, historic & primary source documents, atlases & maps, timelines, literary works & more.

Local History

Flickr-Logo Flickr Collection of Pawtucket Photos
The Library has a substantial collection of photographs, a significant portion of these photographs have been digitized and are available on the Library's Flickr Page.  As policy photographs that have already been scanned and made available online are not generally made available to patrons in person in order to preserve the physical photographs from damage.  We've also compiled a Flickr Cheatsheet to help you navigate through the Library's photo collection on Flickr

Magazines, Journals & Newspapers


icon-ebsco Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports magazine is published by a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy.
Flipsterbanner-300x160 Flipster
Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines.

Journals & Research Publications

icon-ebsco 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.
icon-biography Biography Reference Center
Comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, business, sports, entertainment & more.
icon-consumerhealth Consumer Health Complete
Provides access to easily understandable health and medical information.
icon-historyref History Reference Center
Comprehensive history database designed for secondary through undergraduate college research.

icon-masterfile MasterFILE Premier
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.
icon-medline MEDLINE
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.


icon-PLDN Pawtucket Library Digital Newspapers (PLDN)
This collection includes the Pawtucket Times from 1886-1976 and the Pawtucket Gazette & Chronicle from 1825-1912. Due to restrictions at home online access to these newspapers ends with 1976, new material prior to that date may be added in the future based on availability, funding, grants and donations.
Please note that search results may appear to contain misspellings and jumbled words due to the age of some of the editions. This does not affect the quality of the search results or the image of the actual newspaper article. 

Additionally the Pawtucket Times from 1968-June 1982 may be accessed ONLY AT THE LIBRARY through this site while using one of the library's computers or any device connected to the library's Wi-Fi network.  Additional years will be added as funding, grants and donations allow. 
icon-pawtuckettimes 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. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)
icon-valleybreeze 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. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)
icon-providencejournal Providence Journal December 23, 1981 – Current
Full-text articles from this daily Rhode Island newspaper on local news, sports, politics, opinion, events, food, restaurants and more. Updated daily. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)
ProjoObit - Copy Providence Journal Obituaries & Death Notices
Obituaries and death notices from the Providence Journal (1980 to today). An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc. (Pawtucket Library card required for remote access)


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